The Wilmette Braves Hockey Association has announced that Sean Keane (no relation to Brian Keane) will take over as Head Coach for the Bantam 2 team for the 2016/2017 Fall Season.
Keane, who played his youth hockey for Wilmette, joins the Braves after four seasons coaching at New Trier High School. Keane served as New Trier White Assistant for two seasons, followed by two seasons as co-Head Coach for New Trier Blue. Prior to his time with New Trier, Sean coached various Wilmette Braves teams at the Pee Wee and Bantam level.
"Sean is a complete coach and we are very lucky to have him" says WHA Coaching Director Tom Finks. "He is a terrific skill development coach, great communicator and a terrific bench coach. Most importantly, Sean is a high character leader that will develop his players as both athletes and great young men. He's a great fit for our club."
Sean Keane is excited to return. "As someone who grew up playing their entire career for Wilmette Hockey, it is a very special honor for me to return as a coach and be part of a great hockey community."
More Fall Coaching Announcements Coming Soon
|Squirt 1||Adam Cheris||Jeff Dolphin|
|Squirt 2||Dan Tulini||Eric Zisleman|
|Squirt 3||Dustin Lester||TBA|
|Squirt 4||Peter Kennedy||Mark Noeh|
|Pee Wee 1||Brad McMahon||Ethan Austin
|Pee Wee 2||Nicholas Ponce de Leon||Jay Wilson
|Pee Wee 3||Glenn Brandt||Mike Lo Verde|
|Pee Wee 4||Christian De Lanauze||Mike Gibson|
|Bantam 1||Brian Keane||Ben Piskor|
|Bantam 2||Mike Kennedy||Andy Bauer|
|Bantam 3||Ben Piskor||Dave Wallach|
Our very own Conor Sedam led the Loyola Girls Varisty to a State Championship over Barrington 5-3. Congrats to all!
Conor has also been named Girls High School Coach Of The Year
Congrats to Conor on a great award.
New Trier Green beat Providence Catholic 5-2 to win the Red Division (top) for the state championship. Congrats
New Trier White beat Loyola Maroon to win the High School White Division. Congrats
Defenseman and co-Captain, Matt Olson playing for The Chicago Cougars of the USPHL league went into the boards on Sunday after chasing an opposing player down and catching an edge in the first period. The result of the fall was a severe spinal injury. The last few days have been difficult to say the least for Matt and his family. He has undergone a few surgeries and numerous tests at the hospital and currently doesn't have any movement or feeling below his chest including his arms.
To show your support, the family asks that you like, share, post, or even donate if you are able at Matt's GoFundMe site.
Click on image above to be directed to Go Fund Me site.
Congrats to the U10 girls who followed their 4th finish in the Blackhawk Cup with 3rd place finish in the Wolves Cup following a 4-0 win over the Maulers.
Congrats to the U10 Girls for their 4th place finish at this year's state tourney.
Congrats to Squirt 1 for their Consolation Game win.
Cross Ice games, small space skill challenges and competition are core instruction platforms for player's participating in the Wilmette Hockey Association. These platforms are used frequently at all levels, house through travel, Squirt through Bantam. Wilmette Tribe has posted a nice piece on cross ice, it's background, and why It's important in the development in youth hockey.
WHA Coach and Team Services Director Frank Pustek presented USA Hockey's Heads Up safety video to every WHA team this month. The video teaches essential techniques to protect your body from serious injury. The video link is provided below for interested parents that want to familiarize themselves with the important information shared with all WHA players.
AHAI Video describing how it help make youth hockey great in Illinois.
AHAI Parent Video link
PW4 kicks off WHA-wide series of outdoor games at Rosemont-January 21st against the Romeoville Huskies
The use of video game replay analysis by WHA coaches continues to be a powerful resource for players. Team Service Director Frank Pustek captures the video for all teams. PW 2 Head Coach leads his team through a session while at a tournament.
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