Bantam AA defeated Saint Clare Shores, MI 2-0 to be the 2019 Motown Cup Champions
Braves Bantam A wins Great Lakes Fall Classic
Pee Wee 2 Celebrating a Goal at the 2019 Great Lakes Columbus Day Clash in Holland
U14 girls Champions at the 2019 Girls West Michigan Classic
The WHA is pleased to announce our coaching lineup for 2019-2020 season.
New Coaching Additions:
Promotion to Head Coach:
|Team||Head Coach||Assistant Coach(s)|
|Mite/U8 1||Joe Heaton||TBA|
|Mite/U8 2||Grant Paulsen||TBA|
|Mite/U8 3||Joe Heaton||Frank Pustek|
|Squirt/U10 1||Adam Cherish, Charlie Widmar||Drew Cheris|
|Squirt/U10 2||Andy Flakus||TBA|
|Squirt/U10 3||Charlie Widmar||Nick Schaefer|
|Squirt/U10 4||Joe Heaton||Ali Griffin|
|PW CS Minor||Brad McMahon||Jeremy Morin|
|PW/U12 1||Ethan Austin||Anthony Booth|
|PW/U12 2||Mike Kennedy||Blake Klippel|
|PW/U12 3||Bill Martin||Tony Rachevsky, Jeremy Ellis|
|Bantam/U14 1||Anthony Booth||Chris Palmer|
|Bantam/U14 2||Andy Bauer||Dan Braband|
|Bantam/U14 3||Bill Martin||Jeremy Ellis|
|Girls U10||Katie Shadek||Bill Norberg|
|Girls U12||Nick Ponce de Leon||Giselle Medina|
|Girls U14||Nick Ponce de Leon||Mike McDaniel|
|Girls U19||Nick Ponce de Leon||Ali Griffin|
The Wilmette Hockey Association is proud to announce that the club has been awarded a Pee Wee Minor team (2008 Birthyear) for the Central States Developmental Hockey League (CSDL) for the 2019-2020 hockey season.
Joining the WHA in the Pee Wee Minor Division are: Affton, Blues, Bruins, Bulldogs, Chargers, Chesterfield, Falcons, Hawks, Icedogs, Jets, Leafs, Sabres, St.Peters, Wilmette.
This accomplishment is a direct result of our talented players’ continued commitment to hockey development, our coaching staff and their supportive families.
We look forward to a competitive season ahead.
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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.
Do you have a girl interested in playing travel hockey?
Wilmette Central States Pee Wee Minor Head Coach Brad McMahon and Assistant Coach (and former Chicago Blackhawk) Jeremy Morin introduce themselves to prospective Wilmette competitors.