Four EPHA players were on the combined CCHA / EPHA 14U B team which ended a great season by finishing 3rd place at the State Tournament in New Ulm. The team won their first game against Blaine 3-2 in a barn burner that went to triple overtime. The semi-final game was a tough loss to Litchfield, Dassel, Cokato 4-1. The third place game saw them taking on Minnetonka in what ended up being another hard fought overtime battle with the winning goal scored by EP's own Brittany Sletten for a final score of 4-3.
EPHA is proud to congratulate Luc Snuggerud on being selected to the 2014-15 NCHC All-Rookie Team! Luc was a member of the EPHA Bantam A State Champs in 2011 and a 2014 EPHS Captain and graduate. He is currently a freshman defenseman with the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. In 34 games so far with the Mavericks, Luc has 14 points (2 g, 12 a) and has logged critical ice time for the Mavs anchoring the power play and penalty kill units. Congratulations to Luc and his teammates on a great regular season, and best of luck in the NCHC playoff tournament (March 20-21 @ Target Center)!
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