Newton Youth Hockey would like to congratulate our Mite 2 team for winning the Valley League Mite South – A championship in Haverhill on March 15. The team entered the playoffs as the sixth seed and came from behind in each game, upsetting #3 Arlington (7-5), #2 Belmont (5-2), and #1 Waltham (3-1) on their way to the title. Amazingly, Waltham had previously been undefeated, outscoring their opponents 235-53 over the regular season.
Front: Chris Gourdeau, Cameron Maguire, Thomas Maguire
Standing: Ross Toma, George Bracher, Gabriel Lieman, Dmitri Kasianov, Preston Settles, Spencer Gary
Coaches: Daniel Lieman, Chad Maguire, Troy Bracher
Not Pictured: Lucas Williams, Jonathan Brown, Ward Brown (coach)
Our mission is to provide girls with a solid on ice development program, and a core philosophy that emphasizes building confidence, skill and camaraderie with other local kids.
This season the program iced travel teams at the u10, u12, u14 and u18 levels. The girls teams play in the Middlesex Yankee Conference Girl’s Hockey League, a well run competitive travel league with all games played on full ice. A typical week includes 2 practices and one or two games.
Our Newton teams have been highly competitive against other town programs:
• U12-Semi-Finalist Girls Veterans Day Classic.
• U14: District 9 Champions--competing for State Title.
Our u10, u12 and u14 teams play between 20-25 leagues games, plus 1 or 2 tournaments and playoffs. The u10, u12 and U14 teams start their season in mid-October which allows girls to also play soccer and other sports in the fall. Our u18 teams plays a shorter schedule to allow the girls to play on their high school teams.
Tryouts are fast approaching for the 2015/2016 season. Please register in advance at the Newton Youth Hockey website to try out for this exciting program.
If you have questions, please contact the girls’ program director, Neil Paterson, at 617-320-5341.
Coaches for the upcoming 2015/2016 season
U10: TBD (Please contact Neil Paterson if you have an interest in coaching)
U12: Stephen Solari
U14: Mike McKee (former college and NHL player) , Joe Verdone (USAH Level 5 Coach), Neil Paterson (former college player and USAH Level 4 coach)
Newton Youth Hockey is looking for coaching volunteers for next season.If you are interested in helping out either as a head coach or an assistant coach please fill out the online coaching application.