WHA Coach and Team Services Director Frank Pustek is presenting USA Hockey's Heads Up safety video to every WHA team over the next few weeks. 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.
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.
AHAI Video describing how it help make youth hockey great in Illinois.
AHAI Parent Video link
We are very excited to announce the opening of the 2nd Home Ice location at North Shore Ice Area is now open. Store hours are:
The first few weeks will be a transitional phase as CCM, Reebok and Bauer equipment orders continue to come in. However, it will be open for skate sharpening and accessories such as tape, laces, etc. If there is anything you would like to be ordered, please stop in and they will be happy to accommodate your request.
Shop in Winnetka will still be open and store hours will remain the same. Sharpening packages may be used at both locations.
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."
Full coaching lineup posted on the Travel Program page.
Pee Wee Coaches Deliberating During Tryouts.
Your 2016/2017 Coaches!
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