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Tryout Dates & Times Announced!
02/27/2018
Guilford, Conn., - The Elite Hockey Program is pleased to announce...
JUST IN: 2018-19 Elite Hockey Program 18U Coaching Announcement
02/26/2018
January 5, 2018 Guilford, Conn., - The Elite Hockey Program is...
Elite Hockey Program Announces 16U Coaching Staff for 2018-19
02/25/2018
January 12, 2018 Guilford, Conn., - The Elite Hockey Program...
Elite Hockey Program announces 15U Coaching Staff for 2018-19
02/24/2018
  Guilford, Conn.-- Elite Hockey Program would like to announce...
Elite Hockey Program Announces 12U & 14U Coaches for 2018-19!
02/23/2018
Guilford, Conn., Elite Hockey Program is proud to announce its...
Elite Hockey Program Announces 2018-19 Tryout Dates!!
02/21/2018
January 19, 2018 Guilford Conn., - Elite Hockey Program is excited...
Elite Hockey Program | 2018-19 Program Outline
01/03/2018
Elite Hockey Program | 2018-19 Program Outline   The...
Elite Hockey Program Players Selected for ECEL All-Star Game!
11/17/2017
  Guilford, Conn., - The East Coast Elite League held its...
18U Forward Trevor Ion signs Tender with Springfield (NAHL)
11/16/2017
  Guilford, Conn.,-- The Elite Hockey Program is pleased...
18U Defenseman Brendan Root signs tender with Springfield (NAHL)
11/16/2017
  Guilford, Conn.,-- The Elite Hockey Program is pleased...
18U Forward Jin Lee signs Tender with Philadelphia Rebels (NAHL)
11/08/2017
November 8, 2017 Guilford, Conn., - Elite Hockey Program...
JUST IN: THE ELITE HOCKEY PROGRAM JOINS THE NAPHL
06/27/2017
ELITE HOCKEY PROGRAM JOINS THE NAPHL June 27, 2017 GUILFORD,...
 
Tryout Dates & Times Announced!

Guilford, Conn., - The Elite Hockey Program is pleased to announce the dates and times for their 2018-2019 full season tryouts! For the upcoming season, the Elite Hockey Program will host seven teams at the Tier 1 AAA level: 18U, 16U, 15U, 14U, 13U, 12U & 10U. The dates and tryout times for each level are listed below.

Please register for tryouts by clicking here: Elite Hockey Program Tryouts

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Luke Curadi: LCuradi@Elitehockeyaaa.com

18U: 2000 & 2001's

April 14: 10:00AM

April 14: 3:30PM

April 15: 10:15AM

16U: 2002 & 2003's

April 14: 11:10AM

April 14: 4:40PM

April 15: 11:30AM

15U: 2003's Only

April 14: 11:10AM

April 14: 4:40PM

April 15: 11:30AM

14U: 2004's

April 11: 7:30PM

April 12: 7:30PM

April 14: 12:20PM

13U:  2005's

March 19: 7:10PM

March 20: 7:10 PM

March 22: 7:50 PM

12U: 2006's

March 19: 7:10PM

March 20: 7:10 PM

March 22: 7:50 PM

10U: 2008's 

March 19: 6:00PM

March 20: 6:00PM

March 22: 6:40PM

 


by posted 02/27/2018
JUST IN: 2018-19 Elite Hockey Program 18U Coaching Announcement

Curadi and Root take command of 18U bench for second season

January 5, 2018

Guilford, Conn., - The Elite Hockey Program is pleased to announce that Luke Curadi will be Head Coach for the 18U team in  the 2018-19 season.  Curadi will lead the 18U Full season team with Austin Root as the two will enter their second season together with EHP’s highest level team.

A native of Cheshire, CT,  Luke has been a valued member of the Elite Hockey staff since summer of 2016.  In addition to also being 15U Associate Head Coach, Curadi serves as Director of Player Personnel for the Elite Hockey Program, identifying and evaluating prospective players for EHP. Curadi is currently the New England Scout for the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) and Philadelphia Rebels (NAHL).  Curadi, a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), had a strong career with time spent in the ECHL, NCAA D1 and USHL.  In his first season as a Head Coach, Luke has helped several current EHP 18U players to secure tenders/affiliations at the Jr. A level and will have many others moved on by next year.

Entering his second season with the Elite Hockey Program, Austin Root has helped develop and advance players at the midget level for several years.  In addition to coaching 18U, he will also serve as Associate Director of Recruiting, Marketing and Player Development.  Austin is currently on the staff of NAHL Central Scouting.  Along with Coach Curadi, Root also runs the organizations’ summer team Elite Hockey Battalion.  Prior to coaching, Root was a four year letter winner with the SUNY-Canton Kangaroos (NCAA D3), including being named an assistant captain his junior and senior seasons. Upon graduation, Austin earned a degree in sports management.

“Luke and Austin have done a tremendous job at this level and we are more than pleased to have them return to the 18U level," stated GM Peter Alden.  "They put a heavy emphasis on discipline and habits as they know those are two of the biggest factors in what it takes to play at the junior and college level.  Additionally, they work very hard for their players, using their connections and always making calls in order to advance their players to quality Junior programs.”

Elite Hockey Program Details:

  • Head Coach: Luke Curadi
  • Associate Head Coach: Austin Root
  • Full League Membership: AYHL 18U League Click Here
  • Full League Membership: East Coast Elite League 18U Division: Click Here  
  • Location: Northford Ice Pavilion: Click Here   
  • Practice Schedule: Three Times Per week
  • Designated Custom Team Locker Room at Northford Ice Pavilion
  • Billet Accommodations for International & Out of State Players
  • Blended Learning Program - Academic & On-ice Develop Offering
  • Strength and Conditioning Program: Click Here  
  • Elite Hockey Program website: www.EliteHockeyProgram.com

Learn More: The best way to understand what it's like to be part of the Elite Hockey Program... Experience it for yourself.  Click here to fill out a player questionnare:

Who to Contact:  Luke Curadi (e) , Austin Root (e) AustinRoot@EliteHockeyAAA.com or Peter Alden (e)    

Stay Connected | Elite Hockey Program Social Media

Parents, players and families, please follow Elite Hockey Program on social media. Share photos of team events, skill videos, player action photos and get the latest  news and more!

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by Master Admin posted 02/26/2018
Elite Hockey Program Announces 16U Coaching Staff for 2018-19

Alden and Crandall will lead the 16U EHP with high expectations

January 12, 2018

Guilford, Conn., - The Elite Hockey Program is proud to announce Peter Alden to lead the16U Elite Hockey Program in 2018-19 season. Alden, who brings a wealth of experience as a coach, will look to lead a strong group at the midget AAA level.  Alden will be accompanied by David Crandall who is currently the 15U Associate Head Coach and Director of Player Development for EHP.

Alden, who played junior hockey in the NAHL and Division 1 college hockey at UMass Amherst (Hockey East) and Quinnipiac University (ECAC), has developed and guided many players to play junior, prep, college and professional hockey.  Alden, who has 10 years experience, spent four years coaching as an assistant at Choate Rosemary Hall, Program Director of the Connecticut Wolf Pack and then transitioned to lead as President and General Manager of the Elite Hockey Program in 2016. During Alden’s coaching career, he has reached the Tier 1 USA National Championships three times, including a 2015 18U Tier 1 National Championship, coached three NHL draft picks, over 30 D-1 hockey players and has helped over 100 kids move on to contribute at the junior and college levels. Alden currently resides in Connecticut and is married with four children. 

David Crandall, who returns to EHP for a second season in 2018-19, brings an extensive coaching and evaluating background.  Crandall has spent the past 17 years coaching Tier 1 midgets, most recently at New Jersey power house, the Delbarton School. Crandall has also coached teams that have won the Labor Day Tier 1 Face Off and more notable accomplishments that include an Atlantic District Championship, two Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL) Championships, an International Silver Sticks Regional Championship and an International Silver Sticks Regional Finalist.  His coaching experience also includes participating for several years in both USA Hockey’s Player Development camps and the Atlantic District Player Development program where he participated as an evaluator, coach and team leader. Additionally, David is currently a Regional Scout for the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL).

"This season we have focused on being the best we can be everyday and we have exceeded expectations thus far. Next season, we will take another big step, as we will return a strong core group and will add more likeminded players that are committed to building a positive, strong team dynamic. I’m also excited to work with David Crandall again as we both have a passion for developing players and helping them find their path to play college hockey.” Said Head Coach, Peter Alden.

Elite Hockey Program Details:

  • Head Coach: Peter Alden
  • Associate Head Coach: David Crandall
  • Full League Membership: AYHL 16U League Click Here
  • Full League Membership: East Coast Elite League 16U Division: Click Here  
  • Location: Northford Ice Pavilion: Click Here   
  • Practice Schedule: Three Times Per week
  • Designated Custom Team Locker Room at Northford Ice Pavilion
  • Billet Accommodations for International & Out of State Players
  • Blended Learning Program - Academic & On-ice Develop Offering
  • Strength and Conditioning Program: Click Here  
  • Elite Hockey Program website: www.EliteHockeyProgram.com

Learn More: The best way to understand what it's like to be part of the Elite Hockey Program... Experience it for yourself.  Click here to fill out a player questionnare:

Who to Contact: Peter Alden (e)     or Luke Curadi (e) 

Stay Connected | Elite Hockey Program Social Media

Parents, players and families, please follow Elite Hockey Program on social media. Share photos of team events, skill videos, player action photos and get the latest  news and more!

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by Master Admin posted 02/25/2018
Elite Hockey Program announces 15U Coaching Staff for 2018-19

Gintoli and Curadi are proven hockey minds and leaders

 

Guilford, Conn.-- Elite Hockey Program would like to announce Peter Gintoli as 15U Head Coach for the 2018-19 Season.  This will be his second season on staff with EHP.   Joining him on the bench will be Luke Curadi, current 18U Head Coach.

 Currently an Assistant Coach with the 15U team, Gintoli brings a solid background as a player to the bench.  Before playing a year of professional hockey with the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs of the Southern Professional Hockey League, Peter was a 4 year letter winner and Graduate of Salve Regina University in Newport, Road Island.  As a senior, he helped Salve Regina to a D-3 NCAA ECAC Northeast Championship in 2016.  Prior to College, Peter spent two seasons with the Bay State Breakers in the Eastern Junior Hockey League.  Before playing junior hockey, Peter attended near by Notre Dame Fairfield where he played 4 years Varsity for the Lancers.

 A native of Cheshire, CT, Luke has been a valued member of the Elite Hockey staff since summer of 2016.  In addition to also being 18U Head Coach, Luke serves as Director of Player Personnel for all Elite Hockey Program teams, identifying and evaluating prospective players for EHP. Curadi is currently the New England Scout for the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) and Philadelphia Rebels (NAHL).  Curadi had a strong playing career with time spent in the ECHL, NCAA D1 and USHL.

 “We are looking very forward to having both Peter and Luke work together to lead a strong group of 03’s next year,” stated EHP GM Peter Alden.  “Both coaches bring a lot of knowledge, energy and leadership to our organization.  Both have come to EHP as former players in the professional and college ranks and have worked hard to now apply what they learned in their careers and pass along their knowledge to our current players.”

Elite Hockey Program Details:

  • Head Coach: Peter Gintoli
  • Associate Head Coach: Luke Curadi
  • Access to prestigious and National Tournaments - ECC Tournaments 
  • Full League Membership: AYHL 15U League Click Here
  • Full League Membership: East Coast Elite League 15U Division: Click Here  
  • Location: Northford Ice Pavilion: Click Here   
  • Practice Schedule: Three Times Per week
  • Billet Accommodations for International & Out of State Players
  • Blended Learning Program - Academic & On-ice Develop Offering
  • Strength and Conditioning Program: Click Here  
  • Elite Hockey Program website: www.EliteHockeyProgram.com

Learn More: The best way to understand what it's like to be part of the Elite Hockey Program... Experience it for yourself.  Click here to fill out a player questionnare:

Who to Contact:  Luke Curadi (e)   , Austin Root (e) AustinRoot@EliteHockeyAAA.com or Peter Alden (e)      

Stay Connected | Elite Hockey Program Social Media

Parents, players and families, please follow Elite Hockey Program on social media. Share photos of team events, skill videos, player action photos and get the latest  news and more!

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by Master Admin posted 02/24/2018
Elite Hockey Program Announces 12U & 14U Coaches for 2018-19!

Guilford, Conn.,

Elite Hockey Program is proud to announce its Bantam Major (2004) Staff for the 2018-19 Season.  Rob Dow and Frank Butler will continue as Head Coach and Associate Head Coach, respectively, for the 2004’s.  Both grew up in the area and were stars at nearby East Haven High School before advancing their playing careers at the NCAA level.
Dow, who was born and raised in Orange, CT, went on to play NCAA Hockey at American International College (AIC).  After finishing up his playing career at AIC, Dow started coaching and immediately became one the top coaches in the Connecticut area.


Butler was a four year letter winner at Nichols College in Dudley MA.  In 98 career games with Nichols, Butler recorded 98 pts (56 goals, 42 assists) while serving as team captain his senior year.  This will be his second year behind the bench for an EHP team.


"Rob and Frank’s commitment level to the team culture and the players is outstanding,”  stated EHP GM Peter Alden.  “We are fortunate to have coaches with the passion and desire to help develop and advance players.  They were  high end goal scorers growing up and at the NCAA level and are able to pass on their knowledge to a group of players that love being part of our organization.   More importantly, they’re people who work hard to better their players.”

Elite Hockey Program Details:

  • Head Coach: Rob Dow
  • Full League Membership: AYHL 14U League Click Here
  • Location Northford Ice Pavilion: Click Here   
  • Practice Schedule: Three Times Per week - Two Practices + One Skill Session
  • Billet Accommodations for International & Out of State Players
  • Blended Learning Program - Academic & On-ice Develop Offering
  • Strength and Conditioning Program: Click Here  
  • Elite Hockey Program website: www.EliteHockeyProgram.com

Stay connected with Elite!

 
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by posted 02/23/2018
Elite Hockey Program Announces 2018-19 Tryout Dates!!

January 19, 2018

Guilford Conn., - Elite Hockey Program is excited to announce tryout dates for the 2018-2019 Full Season & Split Season teams! After coming off a strong 2017-2018 season, the Elite Hockey Program and our staff is proud of our accomplishments and we look to keep building on the momentum. 

Bantams & Pee Wee Major: Tryouts will start April 14 and  April 15th for the 14U (Bantam Major), 13U (Bantam Minor) and 12U (PeeWee Major) levels. 

Midgets: On Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th, Elite Hockey Program will have try outs for the full season & split season Midget teams at the 18U, 16U, and 15U levels. All skates will be at Northford Ice Pavilion in Northford CT, home of the Elite Hockey Program.

SIGN UP HERE! 

*Please sign up and secure your spot in the tryouts. There is an earlybird discount that will be applied automatically until 2/2/18.

Offering the Following Age Levels for the 2018-2019 Season:
• 18U (2000-2001) Tier 1 Full Season - Head Coach Luke Curadi / Austin Root - Register Here
• 16U (2002-2003) Tier 1 Full Season-Head Coach Peter Alden / David Crandall - Register Here
• 15U (2003) Tier 1 Full Season - Head Coach Peter Gintoli / Luke Curadi - Register Here
• 14U (2004) Tier 1 Full Season--Head Coach Rob Dow - Register Here
• 13U (2005) Tier 1 Full Season--Head Coach TBA - Register Here
• 12U (2006) Tier 1 Full Season Head Coach Rob Dow & Frank Butler - Register Here

  • 10U (2008) Tier 1 Full Season
  • (2011 - 2012) Mite Selects - Head Coach Peter Alden


What Elite Hockey Program offers:
• Access to prestigious and National Tournaments - ECC Tournaments 
• Team Practice - 3-4 days / week
• League Membership in the AYHL & ECEL
• Team Travel Accommodations
• Strength & Conditioning Program with Certified Trainers (1-2x/week) - MB Sports Training 
• Billet Accommodations for International & Out of State Players
• Blended Learning Program - Academic & On-ice Develop Offering
• Full-Time Coaching Staff 
• Goaltender Specific Development Training- Pro Crease
• Designated Team Locker Rooms (16U & 18U)

Learn More: The best way to understand what it's like to be part of the Elite Hockey Program... Experience it for yourself. Click here to fill out a player questionnaire.

Who to Contact: Peter Alden (e)   or Luke Curadi (e) 

Stay Connected | Elite Hockey Program Social Media:
Parents, players and families, please follow Elite Hockey Program on social media. Share photos of team events, skill videos, player action photos and get the latest news and more!

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by posted 02/21/2018
Elite Hockey Program | 2018-19 Program Outline

Elite Hockey Program | 2018-19 Program Outline
 
The Elite Hockey Program is happy to announce its program outline for the 2018-2019 hockey season! The Elite Hockey Program will have full season & split season teams at the 18U, 16U, 15U, 14U, 13U, 12U & Mite levels with each team competing against the best competition, both locally, regionally and nationally.
 

The Elite Hockey Program requires a simple step by step process that we must follow with all new recruits. Please review the process below and let us know if you have any specific questions.

Step 1

Please follow the link below and fill out the inquiry form for the Elite Hockey Program.

Step 2

Once we receive confirmation that the inquiry form has been filled out, we will send you more detailed information regarding the Elite Hockey Program. 

This will include some of the following program details: 

  • Our Complete Development Model
  • Showcase Opportunities and League Information
  • 20 Questions for interview process
Complete Development Model:
Elite Hockey Program emphasizes a “Complete Development Model”; offering full-season Tier I hockey, optimal training, and the opportunity to play against the very best competition.
 
Player Focus. Exposure. Advancement.
The Elite Hockey Program strongly believes in our culture and consistency. In order to develop a more complete student-athlete, we focus our energy on individual player development and teach our players to understand how their role fits into the identity of the team’s success.
 
The Elite Hockey Program is proud to offer our players several exclusive opportunities to play in front of heavily scouted events and top competition at all offered levels. Our teams belong to the best leagues in the Nation; Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL), North Atlantic Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) and East Coast Elite League (ECEL). These leagues allow our players to play against the best competition at their level. By providing the strategic placement for exposure to multiple NCAA Division I/III, NHL, USHL/NAHL teams, we are offering players a chance to influence their own destiny.
 
What We Offer:
• Access to prestigious and National Tournaments - ECC Tournaments 
• Team Practice – 3-4 days / week
• League Membership in the AYHLNAPHL & ECEL
• Team Travel Accommodations
• Strength & Conditioning Program with Certified Trainers - MB Sports Training 
• Billet Accomodations for International & Out of State Players
• Blended Learning Program - Academic & On-Oice Develop Offering
• Full-Time Coaching Staff 
• Goaltender Specific Development Training- Pro Crease
• Designated Team Locker Rooms (16U & 18U)
 
 
Offering the Following Age Levels for the 2018-2019 Season
18U (2001 - 1999)  Tier 1 Full & Split Season - Click Here
16U (2002) Tier 1 Full & Split Season  (E) Palden@EliteHockeyAAA.com 
15U (2003) Tier 1 Full & Split  Season - Click Here
14U (2004) Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here 
13U (2005) Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here
12U (2006) Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here
(2011 - 2012) Mite Selects - Click Here
 
Who to Contact:  Peter Alden (e)   or Luke Curadi (e)  
 

Stay Connected | Elite Hockey Program Social Media

Parents, players and families, please follow Elite Hockey Program on social media. Share photos of team events, skill videos, player action photos and get the latest  news and more!

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by posted 01/03/2018
Elite Hockey Program Players Selected for ECEL All-Star Game!

 

Guilford, Conn., - The East Coast Elite League held its All Star Draft for the fourth annual All Star Game that will take place on Friday, December 8th at the historic Ingalls Rink on the campus of Yale University!  The 2017 ECEL All Star Draft called on a combined 12 players from The Elite Hockey Program, to suit up in the All Star Game.

For the 16U division, the following 15U Elite Hockey Program players were selected in the draft, CJ Stafford, Michael Roberts, Toumas Filaramo, Gary Claps, and Ben Presley. The 16U game will take place at 10:00AM at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, CT. 

"This is a great accomplishment for our 15U pure team" said Elite Hockey President and 15U Head Coach Peter Alden. "Our 15U players are competing in an extremely strong 16U East Coast Elite League Division, that hosts top 16U & 15U teams from across the US and Canada. We are very pleased to have five players representing our program and we wish them the best of luck in the All Star Game."

For the 18U division, the following 18U Elite Hockey Program players were selected in the draft, Jin Lee (First Overall), Trevor Ion, Andy Gargiulo, Halen Cookston, Brendan Root, and Eric Fisher. 18U Head Coach Luke Curadi has also been selected to participate in the All Star Game as a head coach in the event. The 18U All Star Game will immediately follow the 16U game with a tentative start time of 12:00PM.

"The East Coast Elite League All Star Game is something everyone looks forward to each year. Seeing the best players that the league has to offer on one sheet of ice is fantastic. The 18U Elite Hockey players who have been selected are very deserving and should do well in the event. I am also excited to represent the program as coach for the annual All Star Game and it’s something I greatly look forward to." Said Elite Hockey Program 18U Coach, Luke Curadi. 

Congratulations to the players who will be playing in the ECEL All Star Game at Yale, especially the 12 Elite Hockey players representing The Program.

16U ECEL All Stars

- CJ Stafford

- Michael Roberts

- Tommy Filaramo

- Gary Claps

- Ben Presley

 

18U ECEL All Stars

- Jin Lee

- Cam Ellis

- Trevor Ion

- Andy Gargiulo

- Halen Cookston

- Brendan Root

- Eric Fisher

 

Founded in 2014, the East Coast Elite League is a four-weekend showcase series that will provide maximum exposure for its member organizations and their players, by playing in top venues, in ideal scouting locations. Spread across the U16 and U18 divisions and represented by several of the top hockey organizations across the country, the ECEL is the premier showcase series in the United States, unmatched in its format and exposure opportunities. For more information please visit us online: www.ECELHockey.com or follow us on Twitter @ECELHOCKEY.


by posted 11/17/2017
18U Forward Trevor Ion signs Tender with Springfield (NAHL)

 

Guilford, Conn.,-- The Elite Hockey Program is pleased to announce that forward Trevor Ion has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Springfield Blues, who compete in the NAHL’s Mid-West Division.

Ion, a 5’9 150 lb 2000 forward, just completed his first season with the Elite Hockey Program that competes in both the NAPHL and ECEL. The native of Bronx, NY,  is second on the team in scoring this year with 36 points (21g-15a) in 40 games.

“Trevor has consistently been one our leaders on and off the ice.  The Springfield Blues organization is getting a player with tremendous scoring instinct to go along with a high end skating ability.” Said 18U Head Coach, Luke Curadi

The Springfield Jr. Blues is a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's Midwest Division.  The Jr Blues have placed hundreds of players in NCAA hockey in their 25 year history. The team plays their home games at the Nelson Center in Springfield, Illinois. For more information on the Springfield Jr. Blues: Click Here

What is a tender?

A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders - plus or minus any trades - which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

The Elite Hockey Program is off for a few weeks before returning to action at the NAPHL December Showcase on December 1-4 in Blaine, Minnesota.

To learn more about the Elite Hockey Program, please visit www.EliteHockeyProgram.com and ask us about our Open House, November 24, 2017 at the Northford Ice Pavilion!


by Master Admin posted 11/16/2017
18U Defenseman Brendan Root signs tender with Springfield (NAHL)

 

Guilford, Conn.,-- The Elite Hockey Program is pleased to announce that defender Brendan Root, has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Springfield Blues, securing his services for the 2018-19 season.  Root becomes one of three players that have already signed NAHL tenders in the 2017-2018 season (Jin Lee - Phildelphia Rebels, Trevor Ion - Springifeld Jr. Blues). 

Root (6’5 / 215) is a 2000 born defenseman who is currently in his first season with the Elite Hockey Program, who are proud members  of the ECELNAPHL & AYHL.  Root who hails from Allendale, NJ has 17 points (5g, 12a) and serves as one of the team’s assistant captains.

“Brendan provides great size on the back end along with a bomb for a shot.  Additionally, he is of high character and will work to become an impact player eventually at the NAHL level.” Said 18U Head Coach, Luke Curadi

“The Elite Hockey Program has been really good for my development,” Root said. “It sets you up well. You play a lot of games, a tough schedule, short turnarounds, great training and the facilities are top notch. It all gets you ready for the next level.” Said 18U Defender, Brendan Root

The Springfield Jr. Blues is a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's Midwest Division.  The Jr Blues have placed hundreds of players in NCAA hockey in their 25 year history. The team plays their home games at the Nelson Center in Springfield, Illinois. For more information on the Springfield Jr. Blues: Click Here

What is a tender?

A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders - plus or minus any trades - which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

After a week off, the Program returns to action in the fourth NAPHL event in Blaine, MN December 1-4, 2017.  Stay connected to the Elite Hockey Program through Facebook (/EliteHockeyAAA), Twitter (@EliteHockeyAAA) and on Instagram (@Elite_Hockey_Program). 


by Master Admin posted 11/16/2017
18U Forward Jin Lee signs Tender with Philadelphia Rebels (NAHL)

November 8, 2017

Guilford, Conn., - Elite Hockey Program is proud to announce that 18U Forward Jin Lee has signed a tender with the Philadelphia Rebels of the North American Hockey League.  Lee, a native of New Jersey, is first on the team with 36 points in 37 games. Jin also serves as one of the teams assistant captains.

“Jin was one of the players who we had very high expectations for when he committed to play for EHP,” stated 18U Head Coach Luke Curadi, a former player for Philadelphia Rebels Head Coach Joe Coombs.  “In the past two months, he has taken his game to another level.  He’s shown a lot of positive qualities that you’d expect from a high level player; things like competing harder than everyone and refusal to be stopped, making the big play in the big moment, wanting to win at all costs. Most importantly the Rebels are getting a very honest and coachable person which is paramount in all young men.”

"Jin has worked hard on and off this season and really elevated his game.  He's improved his skills and overall knowledge of the game at all ends of the ice.  We are proud of him and his accomplishments thus far and we know his best hockey lies ahead!" Said, Elite Hockey Program President, Peter Alden

The Rebels are consistently on of the top teams in the NAHL in standings and college commitments.  So far this year Philadelphia ranks 3rd in the league with 12 wins, 2 losses in 14 games played. 

What is a tender? 
A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders - plus or minus any trades - which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

The Elite Hockey Program is back this weekend in Troy, Michigan for the third NAPHL Showcase of the 2017-18 Season.  Congratulations again to Jin and his family!

To learn more about the Elite Hockey Program, please visit www.EliteHockeyProgram.com and ask us about our Open House, November 24th 2017 at the Northford Ice Pavilion!


by Master Admin posted 11/08/2017
JUST IN: THE ELITE HOCKEY PROGRAM JOINS THE NAPHL

ELITE HOCKEY PROGRAM JOINS THE NAPHL

June 27, 2017

GUILFORD, CT,.  – The Elite Hockey Program is pleased to announce its acceptance into the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) for the 2017-18 season. as new full-time members for the 2017-18 season.  The Elite Hockey Program will be joining the NAPHL in the 18U, 16U and 15U midget levels.  Participation in the prestigious North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), will allow Elite Hockey Program teams to attend NAPHL showcase events and compete against highly renowned programs from across the country.

Celebrating its 8th season in 2016-17, the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is made up of 44 teams from 22 programs that compete at the 18U, 16U and 15U USA Hockey Tier I level.  The NAPHL has established itself as one of the premier grounds for development and exposure. The success of teams on the National stage, as well as, the success of NAPHL players at the next levels of hockey, is further proof that the NAPHL is redefining exposure and has elevated itself to one of the premier training grounds for development and opportunity.

“We are excited to have the Elite Hockey Program as full-time members in the NAPHL,” said NAPHL Director Tony Zasowski. “With teams at all three levels, they will add significantly to the depth and competition of the NAPHL. In addition, they come from a hockey-rich area that is full of talented players that will be the future of top-level junior and college hockey programs.”

“The Elite Hockey Program is proud to be accepted into the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), said Peter Alden, Elite Hockey Program, General Manager.  "We are always looking for ways to differentiate our program from everyone else and the NAPHL will be a great addition to our schedule. The NAPHL fields some of the strongest teams in the nation and is seen by many junior hockey and collegiate scouts as one of the top hockey leagues in the country. We look forward to becoming a strong partner in the NAPHL and providing Elite Hockey players with this additional opportunity.”

Peter Alden is the Elite Hockey Program, General Manager and also the 15U National Head Coach.  Alden is a native of Connecticut and grew up playing in the NAHL for the Springfield Blues and furthered his playing career at UMass-Amherst (Hockey-East) and Quinnipiac University (ECAC).  This is his 10th season as a club president and won a Tier 1 18U USA National Championship in 2015 with the CT Wolf Pack.

Luke Curadi is the Program Director and 18U National head coach for the Elite Hockey Program.  Curadi played in the USHL for the Dubuque Fighting Saints and then went on to play division one at RPI. Curadi also played a year professionally in the ECHL and now also serves a scout for the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL.

The Elite Hockey Program operates out of the Northford Ice Pavilion in Northford, CT.  The Elite Hockey Program is located right outside of New Haven, CT, just a few miles away from NCAA division one powerhouses, Yale University and Quinnipiac University.  The Northford Ice Pavilion is a three sheet facility, equipped with custom locker rooms for the Elite Hockey teams and 5,000 sq. ft. training facility for program’s strength and conditioning.

At the Elite Hockey Program, we provide a complete hockey experience, to help our players prepare for their next level of play. It is our developmental path that our players are given, the exposure they receive and the location we are in that makes us an attractive destination for a strong student athlete.  We strongly believe in our culture and consistency. In order to develop a more complete player, we focus our energy on individual player development and teach our players to understand how their role fits into the identity of our team’s success.

Visit us online for continued coverage and for more information on our team offerings for the 2017-2018 season, please visit www.EliteHockeyProgram.com.  Follow us on Twitter @EliteHockeyAAA and on Instagram @Elite_Hockey_Program.

For more information about the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), visit http://www.naphl.com


by posted 06/27/2017
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