In order to provide a smooth transition for players to skate on whole ice and better understand the flow of play, NHAHA is offering a Transition Camp consisting of 6 sessions prior to tryouts. The camps will be run by Si Bishop who is experienced in coaching at the Tier I level and gives private lessons at all levels, Tim Kingerski our Head of Coaches, and Steve Sheftic who has run our ADM program for us and understands players of this age very well.
Players who will be moving from the ADM program or the Little Penguin Program who were born in 2005 are welcome to participate. Those players who were first year squirts and feel that they need to refresh or improve their skills prior to tryouts are also eligible to participate.
The cost for the entire program will be $75.
Please complete the below form and submit with a check for $75, made payable to NHAHA. Place form in the payment box at the rink or mail to
547 Chester Dr.
Lower Burrell, PA 15068
Chocolate Milk will be supplied to each participant at the end of each session.
All Sessions are from 5:30 – 6:50.
Tuesday, March 18
Thursday, March 20
Tuesday, March 25
Thursday, March 27
Tuesday, April 1
Thursday, April 3
If you have any questions, contact Bernie or Carole at Bawoodrow@aol.com .
Click below for Transition Camp Registration Form
Again this season NHAHA will be offering a Summer League.
All players must register for the division they will be playing in the fall:
Squirts (04 – 05)
Pee Wees (02 – 03)
Bantams (00 – 01)
Midget (96 - 99)
**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL- $210 if paid in full by April 26**
Must be paid in full by July 13 & can be paid in one payment or two equal payments
Includes: Championship game with awards & Consolation games, jersey, 11 weekend games, 6 weeknight practices, EMTs/Referees at all games
Team Discounts Available
ADM:2006 and younger
Cost: $160 10 Game/Practice Sessions
For more information contact Dave Schueler at Schueler209@Comcast.net
Click below to download Summer League Registration Form. Please Do not put this form in the payment box at the rink, mail to:
209 Easy Street
New Kensington, PA 15068
New Spring Tournament Teams
NHAHA will be hosting spring tournament teams, called the Viper Venom, in order to enhance the development of our young athletes. Each team will have a paid experienced nonparent head coach, will receive a Game Jersey and a Practice Jersey, will be provided with 8 practice sessions, and will attend 2 Tournaments. Teams will include Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget teams. Any participant will receive a discount on the Summer League.
Tryouts will be held for these teams .
The tryout fee of $40 payable on the first night of tryouts.
If you are not placed on a team you will pay for the tryouts only.
For further information contact Dave Schueler at schueler209@Comcast.net
***Do NOT put this registration form in the payment box at the rink.
The Esmark Stars of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U forward Cole Hepler has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Kenai River (Alaska) Brown Bears.
Hepler, 18, is the leading scorer on this year’s Esmark Stars 18U squad, as he has posted 90 points (46 goals and 44 assists) in 61 games played. In NAPHL action, he recorded 28 points, 10 goals and 18 assists, in 24 league games played during the NAPHL regular season.
A senior at Freeport Area High School, Hepler (165 lbs., 5’11") helped lead the Stars to a 19-3-2 record during the NAPHL regular season, good for third place during the regular season midget major division and a spot in the NAPHL's Championship Series. The Stars advanced through round-robin and semi-final play to the league's Championship game.
Last season, Hepler tallied 56 points (28 goals and 28 assists) in 57 overall games for the Stars 18U team, including 22 poinst (14 goals and 8 assists) in 16 NAPHL games, leading them to the NAPHL's Championship Series 18U semi-finals. During the 2011-12 season, Hepler recorded 58 points (29 goals and 29 assists) in 58 overall games for the 16U Stars, including 18 points (8 goals and 10 assists) in 22 NAPHL games.
Hepler was named the NAPHL 18U third offensive star from the NAPHL Showcase in Blaine, MN, Dec. 6-9, as helped the Stars to a perfect 5-0-0-0 record at the event.
Esmark 18U head coach Dave Kosick offered high praise for Hepler and his future potential.
“Cole is a player you can build a program around. He thrives in all aspects of the game, be it penalty kill, power play, fore checking, offensive and defensive zone play, etc. He brings a high competitive drive to every practice and game and never rests on the success he has earned," said Kosick. "When Cole hits the ice for Kenai, their fans and coaching staff will love this kid.”
“Cole is not only a solid two-way player, he understands and sees the game at a level few miidegt major players can comprehend.”
Hepler is the fifth member of the Esmark 18U team to sign a tender this season, joining teammates Brian Baker (Lone Star), Tristan Ramage (Johnstown), Carmen Dalesandro (Soo) and Adam Alavi (Soo).
The 18U AAA Esmark Stars enjoy a week off as they prepare for the 2014 Tier I Mid-American District Tournament in Columbus, OH, March 14 - 16. The winner of the Mid-American Tournament will earn the District's automatic berth to the USA Hockey National Championships, April 1 - 5, in Green Bay WI.
At the Mid-Am Disttrict Tournament, the Stars will face three Mid-Am rivals in the eight-team tournament. They open play on Friday, March 14 vs. the nation's #16 ranked Ohio AAA Blue Jackets, at 10:00 a.m. Game two, also on Friday, March 14, will pair the Stars against the the nation's #4 ranked Cleveland Barons, at 6:00 p.m. The Stars complete round-robin play with a game, 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 15, against the Cleveland Hockey Alliance 18U club.
The number one seed from each four-team bracket will advance to the Mid-Am District 18U Tier I Championship Game on Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m.
This past weekend, the Stars traveled to State College and the new Pegula Ice Center at Penn State University to close out the 2013-14 regular season and host cross-state rival Philadelphia Jr. Flyers. The Stars failed to convert several opportunities with an extra attacker on the ice and dropped a tough 4-3 game on Saturday, despite outshooting the Flyers, 42 - 28, spoiling a two goal effort from Bryton Tomko. Joe Kittelberger scored the other Stars goal.
On Sunday, the Stars fell to the Flyers, 3-1, in an exciting game between two of the top 18U teams in the country. Brian Dee scored the lone Esmark goal.
The losses closed out the 18U AAA Stars final 2013-14 overall record at 53-13-3-2.
The 16U AAA Esmark Stars enjoy a week off as they prepare for the 2014 Tier I Mid-American District Tournament in Columbus, OH, March 14 - 16. The winner of the Mid-American Tournament will earn the District's automatic berth to the USA Hockey National Championships, April 1 - 5, in Green Bay WI.
At the Mid-Am Disttrict Tournament, the Stars will face three Mid-Am rivals in the eight-team tournament. They open play on Friday, March 14 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite, at 4:00 p.m. Game two, on Saturday, March 15, will pair the Stars against the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets at 8:00 a.m. The Stars complete round-robin play with a 6:00 p.m. game, also on Saturday, against the Pittsburgh Selects National 16U club.
The number one seed from each four-team bracket will advance to the Mid-Am District 16U Tier I Championship Game on Sunday, March 16 at 12:00 p.m.
This past weekend, the Stars hosted the Pittsburgh Predators and Rochester Monarchs for their final home and regular season games of the '13-'14 season. The Stars skated to a 6-2 win over the Predators on Saturday behind Jordan Timmons' hat-trick. On Sunday, the Stars jumped out to a 3-0 lead only to see the Monarchs tally three consectutive goals to tie up the game. However, with 13 seconds remaining in the game, Timmons deposited his second goal of the game and fifth of the weekend to give the Stars a 4-3 victory in their final regular season game.
The wins pushed the 16U Stars overall record stands at 33-24-5-0.
The 13U AAA Esmark Stars enjoy a copule of open weekends as they prepare for their final event of the season, the Super Series 2000 Shamrock Showcase in South Bend, IN, March 14-16.The 13U Stars overall record stands at 20-29-6.
The 12U AAA Esmark Stars closed out their 2013-14 regular season with a pair of wins, 6-1 and 4-1, over the Amherst Knights this past weekend.
The wins pushed the Stars final regular season record to 31-24-6-0.
See the Esmark Stars in North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) action, and selected other events, all season long. To view next upcoming televised game or to watch previously recorded games, please click on the FASTHockey link.
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