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Elite Hockey Program travels to 2nd NAPHL Showcase of the season
10/19/2017
    Guilford, Conn.--The Elite Hockey Program is...
Elite Hockey Program 14U team win ECC Tournaments College Cup
10/17/2017
  Guilford, Conn.-- The Elite Hockey Program had a very...
Elite Hockey Program 18U/15U/14U gear up for ECC College Cup
10/12/2017
  Guilford, Conn.--   The Elite Hockey Program...
Trevor Ion and Jin Lee named NAPHL Top Performers for September
10/10/2017
    Guilford, Conn.-- The North American Prospects...
Welcome to the Elite Hockey Program! Inquire Today to Learn More
09/11/2017
JUST IN: THE ELITE HOCKEY PROGRAM JOINS THE NAPHL
06/27/2017
ELITE HOCKEY PROGRAM JOINS THE NAPHL June 27, 2017 GUILFORD,...
David Crandall named Elite Hockey 15U Associate Head Coach
02/03/2017
  Guilford, Conn. -- The Elite Hockey Program is excited...
Northford Ice Pavilion | Our Home
02/02/2017
As players and families, start to prepare for the 2017/18 hockey...
 
Elite Hockey Program travels to 2nd NAPHL Showcase of the season

Elite teams head back to Schwann Super Rink

 

 

Guilford, Conn.--The Elite Hockey Program is gearing up for what’s hoping to be another successful outing at this weekend NAPHL Showcase.  During the second event of the season, Elite Hockey 15U will play five games while the 18U’s will play four.

The 15U team returns to NAPHL league play after going 1-2-1 last time around. Lead by top scorers Hunter Gilchrist (4GP 4g, 4p in NAPHL play), Gary Claps (4GP 3g, 3p in NAPHL play) and Thomas Filaramo (4GP 1g,2a in NAPHL play) open up on Friday against Coloroad Springs Tigers and Tampa Scorpions at 8:15AM and 4:00PM, respectively.  Saturday, Sunday and Monday have the 15U’s with one game each starting with an 11:15AM puck drop against the Tampa Scorpions.  The lone game Sunday is a 10:30AM tilt vs Arizona Bobcats before closing out the weekend at 7:30AM against the Rocky Mountain Roughriders.

The 18U’s are back in Blaine after going 4-0 during the first weekend.  Back in September, Trevor Ion was named NAPHL Peak Offensive Performer with 8 points (6g,2a) in 4 games player.  Peak Performer Honorable mention Jin Lee contributed 8 points as well off of a goal and seven assists.  Elite’s four game weekend starts with a 5:15PM game on Saturday against the Arizona Bobcats.  Sunday has Elite playing two games, starting with a 8:00AM match vs Minnesota Wilderness and an 8PM game against Wenatchee Wolves.  Monday closes out the weekend as Elite battles Dallas Blackhawks at 1230PM.  (All games are Central time).

Best of luck to all Elite teams playing this weekend!


by Master Admin posted 10/19/2017
Elite Hockey Program 14U team win ECC Tournaments College Cup

Elite went 3-1-1 en route to lifting the College Cup

 

Guilford, Conn.--

The Elite Hockey Program had a very solid showing this past weekend as the 18U, 15U and 14U teams attended ECC Tournaments annual College Cup tournament.  The high note of the weekend came from the 14U team as they defeated the Springfield Rifles in the championship game.  This is Coach Schatz and Coach Germain’s second consecutive College Cup title at the 14U level. 

Elite clawed their way to victory over the weekend starting with a 4-1 win over the Boston Vipers. Saturday saw Elite losing to AYHL foe LI Royals 7-5 before tying a solid Springfield Rifles team 2-2.  Sunday, Elite took down the Royals in a come from behind 4-3 win prior to beating the Rifles 4-2 in the championship game.

“Our kids showed a lot of good qualities throughout the weekend,” stated 14U Head Coach TJ Schatz.  “I think that it says a lot about them to be able to stay focused and determined when losing in a championship game to come back and end up being the winner.  Everyone played with the right mindset. This should give us confidence moving forward.”

Congrats to the 14U’s and best of luck the rest of the way!


by Master Admin posted 10/17/2017
Elite Hockey Program 18U/15U/14U gear up for ECC College Cup

Annual event will take place on Elite Hockey turf

 

Guilford, Conn.--

 

The Elite Hockey Program is set to take on high end teams from throughout the country this weekend at ECC Tournament's College Cup.  The annual event will primarily take place at Northford Ice Pavilion, home to the Elite Hockey Program.  Each team will participate in a three game round robin in hopes of crossing over and taking home hardware.  At ECC Tournaments last event, Labor Day Cup, The Elite 18U made it all the way to the finals on sunday before being taken down by the Springfield Rifles Showcase team.  At the Labor Day Cup, the 15U team lost in the semi-finals in double overtime to the LI Royals; the two teams face off again on saturday.

"Our guys are ready for another great weekend of hockey," said Luke Curadi, 18U Head Coach. "Both of our teams have played over 20 games already so there's no more feeling things out.  Our staff on both teams have worked together to ingrain that this weekend the expectation is coming home with some hardware.  Not to mention that these are basically homegames for our guys being at our home in Northford."

Elite 18U Schedule:

Friday 4:15PM vs Islanders Hockey Club - Northford Ice Pavilion

Saturday 9:50AM vs Shady Side Academy - Northford Ice Pavilion

Saturday 4:55PM vs NE Nordiques Red - Northford Ice Pavilion

 

Elite 15U Schedule:

Friday 6:45PM vs Texas Warriors - Northford Ice Pavilion

Saturday 8:25AM vs LI Royals - Northford Ice Pavilion

Saturday 3:30PM vs MidFairfield - Northford Ice Pavilion

 

Elite 14U Schedule:

Friday 7PM vs Boston Vipers - Westminster School

Saturday 12:30PM vs LI Royals - Westminster School

Saturday 6:30PM vs Springfield Rifles - Westminster School


by Master Admin posted 10/12/2017
Trevor Ion and Jin Lee named NAPHL Top Performers for September

Ion and Lee lead the charge for 18U's four win weekend

 

 

Guilford, Conn.-- The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) announced Elite Hockey Program 18U Forwards Trevor Ion and Jin Lee as Apex Learning Virtual School Peak Performers for the month of September.  Trevor and Jin were selected based upon their performance at the first NAPHL event of the season, which took place in Blaine, Minnesota from September 21-24.

Ion had 8 points in 4 games, which 6 goals and 2 assists. Ion, 17, scored at least a goal in all four games and had two, three-point games, which included a hat-trick in a 6-3 win over Madison.  Trevor leads the 18U’s with 25 points in 24 games.  Lee, who also had 8 points on one goal and seven assists including 4 points (1g,3a) in Elite’s 8-0 win over Arizona Bobcats.  Lee is second on the 18U’s with 19 points in 24 games.

18U Head Coach Luke Curadi had this to say about Trevor and Jin’s accolades: “Trevor and Jin are two team first players.  They are humble kids who we expect a lot from.  The NAPHL is very solid and to be able to put up those numbers in one weekend certainly is impressive. They fully deserve this recognition and this won’t be the last that people hear of these two.  We are glad they are on our team because they can be a nightmare to our opponents, as proven by their stat line from the weekend.”

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 Master Admin posted 10/10/2017
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by Master Admin posted 09/11/2017
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
David Crandall named Elite Hockey 15U Associate Head Coach

Crandall will also serve as the programs Director of Player Development

 

Guilford, Conn. -- The Elite Hockey Program is excited to announce that David Crandall will be joining Peter Alden’s coaching staff as the 15U Associate Head Coach and Director of Player Development for the 2017-18 season.  Crandall is currently a Regional Scout for the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL) and has spent the past 17 years coaching Tier 1 midgets, most recently at New Jersey power house, the Delbarton School.  He is thankful to have had the opportunity to work with several NCAA D1/D3, Junior and youth hockey coaches and players.  He holds a MA in Psychology with a major concentration in leadership and team building. 

“I am really excited to be joining the Elite Hockey Program. The emphasis the program places on player development and promotion compliments my player development experience and scouting role” said Crandall. 

Crandall’s coaching success includes building strong 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.  

“I am really excited to work with David for the upcoming season. He offers a unique perspective on player development and is very passionate about furthing players careers. David is a true professional and we are fortunate to have him in our organization” said Elite Hockey Program President, Peter Alden.

Crandall resides in Annandale, NJ with Audrey Melnick.  His step-son, Josh Melnick, currently plays Division 1 for the Miami Redhawks.

The 15U level is a “pure” tier 1 division, meaning that only players of the 2002 birth year can compete at that level. The 15U level has been highly recognized and supported by USA Hockey, AYHL and college scouts.  The Elite Hockey Program 15U team will compete in the AYHL 15U division and the East Coast Elite League 16U Premier division. 

The 15U Main Camp Tryouts will be held at Yale University in New Haven, CT.  For more information on the Elite Hockey Program, please contact Peter Alden (e) and visit us online: www.EliteHockeyProgram.com


by Master Admin posted 02/03/2017
Northford Ice Pavilion | Our Home


As players and families, start to prepare for the 2017/18 hockey season, the main question that will be asked is "Is this organization a place that I can call my home?".  To begin to answer that question, let's take a look at our recently upgraded facility, Northford Ice Pavilion.

Located at the very base of the I-91 corridor,  "The NIP" has recently added a third sheet of ice to become the only arena of its kind in the state of Connecticut. Before the Quinnipiac University Men's Ice Hockey program moved to TD Bank Sports Center, Northford was their home for close to a decade. Elite Hockey, now entering our second season at Northford, utilizes the facility for all team practices from Pee-Wee Major to Midget Major. 

All teams have a classroom that will be used to for team video and concepts.  For the Elite Hockey Midget teams (18U, 15U), Northford allows our players the privilege of having own respective locker rooms.  This helps our players get a tasteCoach Bouch doing baseline testing with Elite players for what to expect as they move up the ranks into junior and NCAA hockey. For our Bantam/Pee-Wee level players, this is further incentive to put in the work and aspire to someday be "one of the big guys".

Also located at Northford is MB Sports Training, which is used by Elite Hockey as the organizations off-ice strength and conditioning facility.  Mike Bouchard and the MB Sports Training Staff see Elite Hockey teams up to twice a week in Coach Bouchard's new facility.

The Elite Hockey Program is proud to call the Northford Ice Pavilion and it's first class amenities Our Home.  Information for our Main Camps are below.  Looking forward to seeing everyone in March!

 

Luke Curadi

Program Director | 18U Head Coach

Elite Hockey Program                                                                                                            


by Master Admin posted 02/02/2017
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