Greetings Eden Prairie Hockey Association;
In an effort to support and expand our EP Youth Hockey program, a mite hockey equipment drive is scheduled for Saturday, January 24th during the Bantam A and Pee Wee A “Winter Classic”.
Drop off mite sized equipment between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM on Saturday, January 24th in the Cambria Room and in return receive a free EP Hockey Mug.
Volunteer hours are available for this event and the Winter Classic tournament which runsFriday, Saturday and Sunday.
Keep EP Hockey strong and stop by the EPCC this weekend to support the Eden Prairie Hockey community and enjoy some great hockey action!
Thanks for your for attention,
EPHA Growth Program
Twin City Hockey Dynamics – Future Eden Prairie Eagles
The Eden Prairie High School Coaching Staff is proud to announce our Summer STP program. Lee Smith, Paul Ranheim, Steve Olinger, and Joe Krmpotich want to teach your players the skills to be successful at a high level of hockey. This camp is to provide the Eden Prairie players the edge in development for their upcoming season. We are proud to have produced players that have competed in the NHL, Division I and Division III players. We understand the importance of developing our players and building relationships with these great kids.
Camp Focus each day:
Tuesdays – Individual Skills, Positional Work and 1 vs. 1 Battles
Players will work on their skating, stick handling, puck protection, checking and gapping this day. They will also work on their specific skills for their position. Lastly, they will work on 1 vs. 1 battles all over the rink. This will teach them body position, how to give and receive a check, and provide competition and fun to the practice.
Wednesdays – Individual Skills and Situational Concepts
The players will continue to work on their individual skills this day. This day will include work on overspeed with and without the puck. They will learn offensive and defensive concepts of 2 vs. 1’s, 2 vs. 2’s, 3 vs. 2’s. They will work on backchecking and play in front of the net offensively and defensively.
Thursday – Small Game and Scrimmage Day
This day is designed for the players to compete and use their skills to play in a competitive atmosphere. The coaches will give players feedback within the games to make these practices useful for the boys. Players will get lots of puck touches which means they will get to make decisions. This will help the players advancement. They will also have fun!
This is designed to help the hockey player take their game to the next level. The focus for the older players is: strength, speed and agility. The younger players spend more time on speed work and hockey skills. The players complete this portion of the camp at the EPHS or EPCC.
As the Eden Prairie High School Coach and a father of two sons in the Eden Prairie program, I understand the importance of my staff developing our players to be prepared to compete in District 6 and Section 6 for the high school players. Our goal will be to provide drills, small games, instruction and feedback to enhance your son’s game.
Please go to our website and signup: tchockey.us
EP Hockey Association U12B Head Coach
Eden Prairie High School Students Earn USA Hockey Coaching Certification
Claire Jamar and Sam Schilling, Seniors at Eden Prairie High School, both earned their Level 1
USA Hockey Coaching certification this Saturday following an 8 hour on-and-off ice USA Hockey
certification clinic. In addition, they completed a 2-hour Safe Sport education module AND
another 8 hour age-specific certification! Jamar is the assistant coach and dryland skills
coordinator for the EP Girls U12B team, while Schilling is the Goalie Coach.
Jamar, a former EPHS Varsity hockey player and Schilling, current EPHA Junior Gold A goalie,
were both student coaches/mentors last year. Both were recruited by EPHA U12B Head Coach
Tracey Hysjulien to coach again for the current 2014-15 season and both elected to take the
next step in the coaching education continuum and become fully certified coaches. Upon
receiving their USA Hockey coaching certification, both Jamar and Schilling are now eligible to
serve not only as Assistant Coaches, but also as Head Coaches and may organize and run
practices and serve as Head Coach on the bench during USA Hockey-sanctioned district games
and tournaments. Jamar and Schilling are the two youngest fully-certified coaches in the Eden
Prairie Hockey Association this season. "I am so pleased to have Claire and Sam coaching with
us again", says EP U12B Head Coach Tracey Hysjulien. "They both bring years of hockey
experience and training, and having a full-time goalie coach at the U12 level is really a terrific
benefit in terms of goalie development and overall team training. Plus, as a former high-level
female hockey player AND an excellent and involved student, Claire is an exemplary role model
for our girls."
In addition to putting in 10-20 hours per week developing practice plans and drills, coaching onand-off
ice practices, games and tournaments, both Jamar and Schilling are college-bound
seniors at EPHS taking Honors and AP-laden academic course loads. Jamar is a member of
the National Honor Society, is VP of the Spanish Club, Senior Secretary for the MN Chapter of
the National Charity League and co-Chair for the NHS Variety Show. She has been on the
EPHS Homecoming Court for the past two years and is planning on a career in Nursing.
Schilling is a 2-year member of the EP Varsity Golf team and Dudes Dance Team performer.
He was a Senior Connect 9 leader and will be pre-med at the University of Alabama or
University of North Dakota next fall.
An exciting change for this year is the ability for you to register and break it into four payments. Information on pre-tryout clinics and tryouts will be coming soon.
Registration will close for Bantam, Pee Wee, Squirt, 12U, and 10U on August 31st.
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