Congratulations to Squirt 3 U10 Bronze and Girls 12U Gold for winning the Presidents Cup (best regular season record in the division). With the #1 seed they have earned a first round bye for Blackhawks Cup.
U19 Girls at the 2019 Chi town Cup Tournament - 2nd Place White Division
Squirt 1, Champions of the Irish Cup in South Bend
Squirt 2 - Champions Squirt A Johnny's Ice House Turkey Tournament
U12 Girls - Fond Du Lac Trophy Hunters Tournament Champions
Squirt 3 Champions at Great Lakes Fall Classic in Holland
Squirt 2 - Champions at the Great Lakes Tournament in Holland, MI
Pee Wee1 - Fall Holland MI AA Champs
Wanted to share with you the latest on our coaching lineup for the Fall 2018-2019 season. We are very excited to have such a great coaching lineup.
Head Coaches By Team
Mite 1 Joe Heaton
Mite 2 Grant Paulsen
Mite 3 Joe Heaton
Squirt 1 Adam Cheris
Squirt 2 Ben Piskor
Squirt 3 Nate Gibson/ Peter Kennedy
Squirt 4 Ben Piskor
Pee Wee 1 Brad McMahon
Pee Wee 2 Andy Bauer
Pee Wee 3 Mike Kennedy
Bantam 1 Anthony Booth
Bantam 2 Kyle Sennott
Bantam 3 Bill Martin
Bantam 4 Bill Martin
Girls u10 Katey Shadek
Girls u12 Nicholas Ponce De Leon
Girls u14 Nicholas Ponce De Leon
Any Wall Street Journal business client who had its digital ads planned by Brian Keane just a few years ago may be surprised at what he’s doing now.
Keane has gone from crafting ideas for businesses to crafting them for individuals on a sheet of ice. And those individuals just happen to be Patrick Kane and other NHL players.
Keane had once been a promising hockey player. Kane even put Keane’s ability ahead of himself when they were youth teammates in upstate New York. But Keane’s lack of attention to detail and later concussion issues held him back from fulfilling his potential.
Keane ended up going the marketing and sales route after playing at UMass Amherst and held some respectable positions. But even as he climbed the career ladder, his mind kept on wandering back to hockey. It’s always what made him the happiest.
For complete article, CLICK HERE.
Dan Bauer, freelance writer for letsplayhockey.com has written a nice article about parent roles in youth hockey that also relate to all youth sports.
"Parents, let’s be painfully honest. Beneath the surface of even the most dependable textbook team parents lie these undeniable truths. If your kid could play every minute of every game, you would love it. If they never came off the field, court or rink you would be in sports paradise. If your kid plays a great game and your team loses, you can live with the loss. It wasn’t your kid's fault."
Click on the link below. Its good reading and it only takes a minute to read.
Part three of a three part series of up close and personal interviews with Wilmette Hockey coaches. Part three is with Brian Keane, Bantam 1 head coach. Find out why Brian loves coaching at the Bantam level. Also read about his time playing on a team with Patrick Kane and yet another coach with ties to the NHL.
First in a series of interviews by Neil Milbert, former sports writer for the Chicago Tribune. Series will profile Wilmette Braves Coaches. These up close and personal interviews will describe the coaches thoughts on developing hockey skills, teaching life skills and having fun in Wilmette Travel Hockey.
Part one of the series profiles Brad McMahon, Pee Wee 1 coach. Find out what drives Brad to coach at WHA and his brush with "The Great One".
Do you have a girl interested in playing travel hockey?
Our own Jane Boyle was selected by the Blackhawks to be honored as Youth Hockey Volunteer of the Month. Congrats Jane and thank you!