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JUST IN | IDENTIFICATION SKATE | FEBRUARY 20, 2017
02/13/2017
Registration open for the 2017 Elite Hockey Program Identification...
NEWS | Tryout Registration is Now Open for Elite Hockey Program!
02/03/2017
Registration is Now Open for Elite Hockey Program AAA 2017-2018 Season...
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 Bantam Minor (2004) Head Coach: Joe Mortali
01/20/2017
Mortali Named Bantam Minor (2004) Head Coach January, 30, 3017 Guilford,...
Join the Elite Hockey Program - 2017-2018 Season!
01/17/2017
Welcome to the Elite Hockey Program Complete Development Model: Elite Hockey...
Tj Schatz and Eric Germain to coach Bantam Majors in 2017-2018
01/12/2017
Guilford, Conn.-- The Elite Hockey Program is excited to announced...
Peter Alden named Elite Hockey 15U Head Coach for 2017-2018
01/10/2017
January 10, 2017 Guilford, Conn., - The Elite Hockey Program announces...
Luke Curadi tabbed as 18U Head Coach for Elite Hockey Program
01/06/2017
January 6, 2017 Guilford, Conn., - The Elite Hockey Program...
Alumni Update: Erik Gordon called up to NTDP U17 Team
01/05/2017
Guilford, Conn-- Elite Hockey found out Wednesday that former...
Elite Hockey Program | Midget Outline
12/20/2016
  Guilford, Conn., -  The Elite Hockey Program will...
ELITE HOCKEY AAA MITE ADM (AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT MODEL) !!
08/10/2016
MITE ADM - AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT MODEL Registration for Mite...
 
JUST IN | IDENTIFICATION SKATE | FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Registration open for the 2017 Elite Hockey Program Identification Skate

February 20, 2017 @ Northford Ice Pavilion

Guilford, Conn., - As the hockey season draws closer to an end, we are excited about our 2017-2018 program offerings and would like to invite your son to our identification skate on February 20, 2017!  As you begin to look into options for your son for the upcoming season, its important to stay on a strong development path and keep the right people in our life who will help guide your son and family along in the process
 
The intent and goal of Elite Hockey Program is to provide the aspiring hockey player an opportunity to take part in the complete hockey experience that encompasses development, exposure, education and advancement. 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 and program success.
 
We are excited to announce registration is open for the 2017 Identification skate on February 20, 2017. The 2017 Identification skate will include a high tempo skate incorporating skill development stations, power skating and finishing with positional forward and defensive skills.  The skate has already attracted players from OH, CT, NY, NJ, RI, VT and more!  The Elite Hockey Program will be accepting players for the skate with birth years from 1999 –2003.

2017 DATES & LOCATIONS:
Identification Skate - Monday, February 20th –  Northford Ice Pavilion, Northford, CT
Tryouts - March – Yale University, New Haven, CT

REGISTER HERE | IDENTIFICATION SKATE

The Elite Hockey Program Identification skate is designed to provide a glimpse into a true “ELITE HOCKEY EXPERIENCE". The objective of an "Elite Hockey Experience" is to provide exposure to our coaches and facilities as well as an education on our development path for our players.  The Elite Hockey Program wants top level players with the goal of advancing their hockey development at the junior hockey and college level. Register here at Elite Hockey Program.
 
ATTENTION | Elite Hockey Tryouts | Early Bird Registration | Ends February 16, 2017
 
Click Here for TryoutsEarly Bird Registration
 
 

 


by EHP posted 02/13/2017
NEWS | Tryout Registration is Now Open for Elite Hockey Program!

Registration is Now Open for Elite Hockey Program AAA 2017-2018 Season Tryouts 

Elite Hockey Program is pleased to announce tryouts, main camp dates and location for the 2017-2018 season! Tryouts will be held at the Northford Ice Pavilion in Northford, CT and Yale University in New Haven, CT. Please see the details below and stay tuned for further announcements including detailed information about the tryouts and 2017-18 coaching staff.
 
Pre-Tryout Camp Details:
 
The pre-tryout camp will take place between February 28th & March 2nd for players 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005's held at the Northford Ice Pavilion. Please click the link to register online today. Cost is $50.00
 
Click Here: Sign Up
 
2017/18 Elite Hockey Main Tryouts:
 
March 18 & 19 | Held at YALE University - New Haven, CT 
18U Midget Major (1999-2001) - Luke Curadi 
15U Midget Minor (2002) - Peter Alden & David Crandall
Please inquire for more information
 
March 7 - 9 |  Held at the Northford Ice Pavilion
14U Bantam Major (2003) - TJ Schatz & Eric Germain
13U Bantam Minor (2004) - Joe Mortali
12U Pee Wee Major (2005) - Rob Dow
11U Pee Wee Minor (2006) - Brian Courtmanche
Please inquire for more information

 

Peter Alden
President & General Manager
 
 
Luke Curadi
Hockey Director & 18U Head Coach
 

 


by EHP posted 02/03/2017
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
Elite Hockey Program Bantam Minor (2004) Head Coach: Joe Mortali

Mortali Named Bantam Minor (2004) Head Coach

January, 30, 3017

Guilford, Conn-- Elite Hockey Program is proud to announce Joe Mortali as its 2017-2018 Bantam Minor Head Coach. Mortali, who was born and raised in Hamden, CT, currently serves as assistant coach with the Elite Bantam Minors under the direction of Peter Alden. Coach Mortali grew up playing in the Hamden Youth Hockey organization. He continued his playing career in Hamden as a varsity member of the Connecticut high school powerhouse, Hamden High School. Upon graduation, Coach Mortali attended Eastern Connecticut State University where he helped to start the hockey program. After playing four years and serving as team captain, Joe then served as Assistant Coach at the college level at Eastern. 

"I'm honored and excited to accept the head coaching position for the Elite Bantam Minor hockey team," Mortali said. “Hockey has been one of the biggest positive influences on my life and I truly love the game. I'm looking forward to passing my knowledge onto another generation of players."

"Joe has done an excellent job with the bantam minor team this season. His commitment level to the team and the players is outstanding.  We are fortunate to have a coach with the passion and desire to help develop and advance his players.  He'll do an great job and I am excited to have him lead at the 2004 level." Said, Program President Peter Alden.

To contact Joe Mortali: Please email josephmortali@gmail.com 


by Master Admin posted 01/20/2017
Join the Elite Hockey Program - 2017-2018 Season!

Welcome to the Elite Hockey Program

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.
 
Our Focus:
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.
 
What We Offer:
• 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 - MB Sports Training 
• Weekly Video Analysis
• Baseline Testing – 3 times / season
• Full-Time Coaching Staff 
• Goaltender Specific Development Training- Pro Crease
• Designated Team Locker Rooms (15U & 18U)
 
Driven Results. Exposure. Advancement.
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 Leauge (AYHL) 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 and USHL scouts, we are offering players a chance to influence their own destiny.
 
Offering the Following Age Levels for the 2017-2018 Season
18U (2001 - 1999)  Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here
Head Coach: Luke Curadi
15U (2002) Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here
Head Coach: Peter Alden
14U (2003) Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here 
Head Coach: TJ Schatz & Eric Germain
13U (2004) Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here
Head Coach: Joe Mortali
2005 Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here 
Head Coach: Rob Dow
2006 Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here
(2011 - 2012) Mite Selects - Click Here
Head Coach: Peter Alden
 
Who to Contact: Luke Curadi (e) LCuradi@EliteHockeyAAA.com or Peter Alden (e) Palden@EliteHockeyAAA.com. 
 
Check us Out: www.EliteHockeyProgram.com | @EliteHockeyAAA
 

 

 

by posted 01/17/2017
Tj Schatz and Eric Germain to coach Bantam Majors in 2017-2018

Schatz and Germain are no strangers to 14U Level

Guilford, Conn.--

The Elite Hockey Program is excited to announced TJ Schatz and Eric Germain as associate head coaches of the 2017-2018 Elite Hockey Bantam Major (2003) team.

Coach TJ Schatz is entering his third season as Elite Hockey Bantam Head Coach. Before his coaching days, Schatz played collegiately at Quinnipiac University and professionally for the New Haven Nighthawks (AHL) and Roanoke Rebels (EHL).

Schatz brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the program. Schatz, who is a Connecticut native, has coached hockey in Connecticut for twenty-five years at all levels, including college. Notably, Schatz was the Head Men’s Hockey Coach for University of New Haven (D2-AHCA) from 2010-2013 and North Branford High School Head Coach (CT-HS) from 1998-2010.  Schatz also coached at other well-known youth programs such as Mid-Fairfield.  Additionally, Coach Schatz has served as the Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC) coaching director and Select 16 & 17 director.

“Bantam Major is a very important year and I am here to help develop these players for their future in an elevated hockey career. I have over 20 years coaching experience from squirts to the college ranks and I know what it takes to make an impact at every level” said TJ Schatz.

Germain, who hails from Quebec City, PQ, had a hugely successful fourteen year professional playing career including time in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings. Germain enters his fifth season coaching within the organization and has proven to be a knowledgeable and steady coach. During his time with Elite Hockey Program, Eric has been involved with both the bantam and midget levels.

Coach Germain’s son Jeremy, who is an alumni of the organization, is currently a forward on the Princeton University Tigers (D1-ECAC).

The Elite Program is a full year program that plays in the Tier 1 AYHL, one of the top leagues on the East Coast.  For more information on this program, please email: Peter Alden (e) Palden@EliteHockeyAAA.com or Luke Curadi (e) LCuradi@EliteHockeyAAA.com.


by Master Admin posted 01/12/2017
Peter Alden named Elite Hockey 15U Head Coach for 2017-2018

Alden (right) shown here at East Coast Elite League All Star Game

January 10, 2017

Guilford, Conn., - The Elite Hockey Program announces that President and General Manager Peter Alden will be Head Coach for the 15U Elite team for 2017-2018. 15U is a newly made "pure" division, meaning that only players of that birth year can compete at that level.  

Alden, who was born and raised in nearby Branford, CT, serves as the President and General Manager of the Elite Hockey Program.  He has built power house programs in the northeast and has also been instrumental in bringing top players to the program and advancing their career paths. Alden has helped advance over 60 players to NCAA programs that include, University of New Hampshire, Holy Cross, Colgate, Princeton University, University of Vermont and more. 

As a former Division I hockey player at UMass Amherst (Hockey East) and Quinnipiac University (ECAC).  Alden furthered his playing career by playing Junior Hockey in the NAHL for the Springfield Blues and Capital District Selects in the EJHL.

Alden has coached at many different levels including prep at Choate Rosemary Hall, Tier 1 Midgets 2015 18U Tier 1 USA National Champions & Tier 1 Bantams with a USA national appearance in 2013.

Additionally, Peter serves as President of The East Coast Elite League (ECEL) and East Coast Classic (ECC) Tournaments.  Elite Hockey Program 15U and 18U teams participate in the AYHL, ECEL and ECC Tournaments events throughout the year, as both are widely regarded throughout the country for exposure opportunities for its members.

Alden resides in Branford, CT with his wife Elisabeth and their two children Caiden and Connor.

To contact Peter Alden directly email: Palden@EliteHockeyAAA.com


by Master Admin posted 01/10/2017
Luke Curadi tabbed as 18U Head Coach for Elite Hockey Program

January 6, 2017

Guilford, Conn., - The Elite Hockey Program is excited to announce that Luke Curadi will be taking the helm of 18U Head Coach and Program Director for the 2017-18 season. A native of Cheshire, CT,  Luke has been a valued member of the Elite Hockey staff since summer of 2016 and currently serves a 16U Associate Head Coach and Program Recruiting Coordinator of the Elite Hockey Program.

Coming from a strong playing background, Curadi played one year with the Adirondack Thunder in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) before his playing career ended due to injury.  During his time in the ECHL, Curadi played in 55 games, contributed 8 points and had 88 penalty minutes while also being awarded the teams Community Service Award. 

Prior to turning pro, Curadi attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC - NCAA D1), where he was a four year letter winner and served as an assistant captain during his senior year in 2015. He played junior hockey for the Penticton Vee’s in the BCHL before playing in the United States Hockey League (USHL) for the Dubuque Fighting Saints.  In Dubuque, where he also served as the team's assistant captain, Luke won a Clark Cup Championship in 2011 under Jim Montgomery, current Head Coach of Denver University. 

 

Elite Hockey is a full year program that plays a 60-65 game schedule in the Tier 1 AYHL & East Coast Elite League, two of the top leagues on the east coast and top tournaments and showcases. The Elite Hockey Program attracts players from all over North America and Internationally.  For more information on this program, please email: Peter Alden (e) Palden@EliteHockeyAAA.com or Luke Curadi (e) LCuradi@EliteHockeyAAA.com.


by Master Admin posted 01/06/2017
Alumni Update: Erik Gordon called up to NTDP U17 Team

Guilford, Conn--

Elite Hockey found out Wednesday that former 16U Captain and goaltender Erik Gordon has been called up to play for the USA National Team Development Program.  Currently with the Lone Star Brahmas of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), Gordon has put up some pretty impressive numbers by posting a record of 11-2 and .909 SV%.  His 2.23 GAA ranks him fifth among all NAHL goalies.

“Because of his ability, we knew that Erik wouldn’t be with Elite for very long before moving on to higher levels,” Elite Hockey President Peter Alden said about the news.  “A natural leader, a tremendous goalie and a great kid, Erik exemplifies the term “its all about the team”.  He is doing very well at a high level, and now he will be rewarded by playing in the USHL for Team USA.”

Jared Waimon, Owner, Pro Crease Goaltending, added this about Gordon:  "Erik Gordon's passion for the position, work ethic and ability to perform on a day in and day out basis has everything to do to with his continued successes. We look forward to being a part of Erik's development on and off the ice."

Gordon will play this Friday against the Chicago Steel and then again Saturday versus the Youngstown Phantoms.  As a proud organization, Elite Hockey wish Erik all the best with his upcoming games with the NTDP!


by Master Admin posted 01/05/2017
Elite Hockey Program | Midget Outline

18U Head Coach Curadi (left) and 15U Head Coach Alden with Elite Hockey Program players at 2016 ECEL All Star Game

 

Guilford, Conn., -  The Elite Hockey Program will remain offering Full Season Tier 1 teams at the 15U (2002) and 18U (1999-2001) in the 2017-2018 season.  These teams will participate in the Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL) and East Coast Elite League (ECEL) as well as top tournaments and showcases. The Elite Hockey Program will continue to emphasize a “Complete Development Model” which incorporates on and off ice components as well as individual player development.  We strongly believe in our culture and our ability to develop more complete players and good citizens. We have a strong and experienced full-time coaching staff, whose main focus is to develop and advance our players. 

For More information - Contact Luke Curadi: LCuradi@EliteHockeyAAA.com. 

Elite Hockey Midget Outline

18U Tier 1 Full Season: Player Questionnare

15U Tier 1 Full Season:  Player Questionnare

Leadership 

  •   Team Building*
  •   Group Interaction*
  •   Social Activities*
  •  Mental Preparation*
  •   Player Maturation

Team Practice  

  • 3-4 Days/Week
  •   Player Development
  •   Skill Development*
  •   Position Specific Technical & Tactical Skills*
  •   Individual & Group Tactics*
  •   Competition*

Individual Developmental Goals

  •   Baseline Testing
    •  3 Times/Season
  •   Weekly Video Analysis
  •  Player Strengths & Areas of Development Feedback
  •  Individualized Skill Development, Mental Preparation, Fitness & Recovery Plans*

Strength & Conditioning Program w/Certified Trainers

 

Exposure

  • "Leagues Matter" .
    • Competing in top leagues suchs as AYHL and ECEL
    • Tournaments/ Showcases
      • East Coast Classic Tournaments throughout the season
  • College, USHL, Juniors Tier II/III Relationships

Staff/Player Advocates

  • Professional Coaching Experience
    •  District & USA Hockey National Player Development Camps
    •  USA Nationals’ Appearances
    • USA National Champions (2015)
    •  District Championships
    • Tournament & Showcase Champions/Finalists
    • NCAA D1, D3, USHL & Junior Experience

First Class Training Facility - Northford Ice Pavilion

  • Multi functional Training Facility
  • Practices & Games
  • Each team has its own locker room
  • Strength & Conditioning Training
  • On Line Instruction Study Room

*asterisk denotes USA Hockey’s American Development Model “Train to Train" & "Learn to Compete”


by Master Admin posted 12/20/2016
ELITE HOCKEY AAA MITE ADM (AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT MODEL) !!

MITE ADM - AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT MODEL

Registration for Mite ADM for the 2016-2017 season is now AVAILABLE!


ELITE HOCKEY AAA in conjunction with East Haven Youth Hockey and USA Hockey will be offering Mite Development this upcoming season!

Mites will continue playing half or cross ice with a focus and emphasis on skill development!

The Mite ADM will have two ice slots per week from October to February. The Mite Development program will be directed by Peter Alden and the Coaching staff will be drawn from regular Elite Hockey AA coaching staff. All ice sessions will be held at East Haven Ice Rink in East Haven, CT.

QUESTIONS? Contact Peter Alden: Palden@EliteHockeyAAA.com 


by posted 08/10/2016
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