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Elite Hockey Program Players Selected for ECEL All-Star Game!
11/17/2017
  Guilford, Conn., - The East Coast Elite League held its All...
18U Defenseman Brendan Root signs tender with Springfield (NAHL)
11/16/2017
  Guilford, Conn.,-- The Elite Hockey Program is pleased...
18U Forward Trevor Ion signs Tender with Springfield (NAHL)
11/16/2017
  Guilford, Conn.,-- The Elite Hockey Program is pleased...
Elite Hockey Program, Player of the Week: Gary Claps!
11/14/2017
Elite Hockey Program November 14, 2017 Guilford, CT., - Congratulations...
18U Forward Jin Lee signs Tender with Philadelphia Rebels (NAHL)
11/08/2017
November 8, 2017 Guilford, Conn., - Elite Hockey Program...
Elite Hockey Program | Open House November 24th!
11/03/2017
Elite Hockey Program Open House | November 24th at the Northford...
Elite Hockey Program | 2018-19 Program Outline
11/01/2017
Elite Hockey Program | 2018-19 Program Outline   The...
Welcome to the Elite Hockey Program! Inquire Today to Learn More
09/11/2017
JUST IN: THE ELITE HOCKEY PROGRAM JOINS THE NAPHL
06/27/2017
ELITE HOCKEY PROGRAM JOINS THE NAPHL June 27, 2017 GUILFORD,...
David Crandall named Elite Hockey 15U Associate Head Coach
02/03/2017
  Guilford, Conn. -- The Elite Hockey Program is excited...
Northford Ice Pavilion | Our Home
02/02/2017
As players and families, start to prepare for the 2017/18 hockey...
 
Elite Hockey Program Players Selected for ECEL All-Star Game!

 

Guilford, Conn., - The East Coast Elite League held its All Star Draft for the fourth annual All Star Game that will take place on Friday, December 8th at the historic Ingalls Rink on the campus of Yale University!  The 2017 ECEL All Star Draft called on a combined 12 players from The Elite Hockey Program, to suit up in the All Star Game.

For the 16U division, the following 15U Elite Hockey Program players were selected in the draft, CJ Stafford, Michael Roberts, Toumas Filaramo, Gary Claps, and Ben Presley. The 16U game will take place at 10:00AM at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, CT. 

"This is a great accomplishment for our 15U pure team" said Elite Hockey President and 15U Head Coach Peter Alden. "Our 15U players are competing in an extremely strong 16U East Coast Elite League Division, that hosts top 16U & 15U teams from across the US and Canada. We are very pleased to have five players representing our program and we wish them the best of luck in the All Star Game."

For the 18U division, the following 18U Elite Hockey Program players were selected in the draft, Jin Lee (First Overall), Trevor Ion, Andy Gargiulo, Halen Cookston, Brendan Root, and Eric Fisher. 18U Head Coach Luke Curadi has also been selected to participate in the All Star Game as a head coach in the event. The 18U All Star Game will immediately follow the 16U game with a tentative start time of 12:00PM.

"The East Coast Elite League All Star Game is something everyone looks forward to each year. Seeing the best players that the league has to offer on one sheet of ice is fantastic. The 18U Elite Hockey players who have been selected are very deserving and should do well in the event. I am also excited to represent the program as coach for the annual All Star Game and it’s something I greatly look forward to." Said Elite Hockey Program 18U Coach, Luke Curadi. 

Congratulations to the players who will be playing in the ECEL All Star Game at Yale, especially the 12 Elite Hockey players representing The Program.

16U ECEL All Stars

- CJ Stafford

- Michael Roberts

- Tommy Filaramo

- Gary Claps

- Ben Presley

 

18U ECEL All Stars

- Jin Lee

- Cam Ellis

- Trevor Ion

- Andy Gargiulo

- Halen Cookston

- Brendan Root

- Eric Fisher

 

Founded in 2014, the East Coast Elite League is a four-weekend showcase series that will provide maximum exposure for its member organizations and their players, by playing in top venues, in ideal scouting locations. Spread across the U16 and U18 divisions and represented by several of the top hockey organizations across the country, the ECEL is the premier showcase series in the United States, unmatched in its format and exposure opportunities. For more information please visit us online: www.ECELHockey.com or follow us on Twitter @ECELHOCKEY.


by posted 11/17/2017
18U Defenseman Brendan Root signs tender with Springfield (NAHL)

 

Guilford, Conn.,-- The Elite Hockey Program is pleased to announce that defender Brendan Root, has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Springfield Blues, securing his services for the 2018-19 season.  Root becomes one of three players that have already signed NAHL tenders in the 2017-2018 season (Jin Lee - Phildelphia Rebels, Trevor Ion - Springifeld Jr. Blues). 

Root (6’5 / 215) is a 2000 born defenseman who is currently in his first season with the Elite Hockey Program, who are proud members  of the ECELNAPHL & AYHL.  Root who hails from Allendale, NJ has 17 points (5g, 12a) and serves as one of the team’s assistant captains.

“Brendan provides great size on the back end along with a bomb for a shot.  Additionally, he is of high character and will work to become an impact player eventually at the NAHL level.” Said 18U Head Coach, Luke Curadi

“The Elite Hockey Program has been really good for my development,” Root said. “It sets you up well. You play a lot of games, a tough schedule, short turnarounds, great training and the facilities are top notch. It all gets you ready for the next level.” Said 18U Defender, Brendan Root

The Springfield Jr. Blues is a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's Midwest Division.  The Jr Blues have placed hundreds of players in NCAA hockey in their 25 year history. The team plays their home games at the Nelson Center in Springfield, Illinois. For more information on the Springfield Jr. Blues: Click Here

What is a tender?

A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders - plus or minus any trades - which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

After a week off, the Program returns to action in the fourth NAPHL event in Blaine, MN December 1-4, 2017.  Stay connected to the Elite Hockey Program through Facebook (/EliteHockeyAAA), Twitter (@EliteHockeyAAA) and on Instagram (@Elite_Hockey_Program). 


by Master Admin posted 11/16/2017
18U Forward Trevor Ion signs Tender with Springfield (NAHL)

 

Guilford, Conn.,-- The Elite Hockey Program is pleased to announce that forward Trevor Ion has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Springfield Blues, who compete in the NAHL’s Mid-West Division.

Ion, a 5’9 150 lb 2000 forward, just completed his first season with the Elite Hockey Program that competes in both the NAPHL and ECEL. The native of Bronx, NY,  is second on the team in scoring this year with 36 points (21g-15a) in 40 games.

“Trevor has consistently been one our leaders on and off the ice.  The Springfield Blues organization is getting a player with tremendous scoring instinct to go along with a high end skating ability.” Said 18U Head Coach, Luke Curadi

The Springfield Jr. Blues is a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's Midwest Division.  The Jr Blues have placed hundreds of players in NCAA hockey in their 25 year history. The team plays their home games at the Nelson Center in Springfield, Illinois. For more information on the Springfield Jr. Blues: Click Here

What is a tender?

A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders - plus or minus any trades - which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

The Elite Hockey Program is off for a few weeks before returning to action at the NAPHL December Showcase on December 1-4 in Blaine, Minnesota.

To learn more about the Elite Hockey Program, please visit www.EliteHockeyProgram.com and ask us about our Open House, November 24, 2017 at the Northford Ice Pavilion!


by Master Admin posted 11/16/2017
Elite Hockey Program, Player of the Week: Gary Claps!

Elite Hockey Program

November 14, 2017

Guilford, CT., - Congratulations to 15U Forward, Gary Claps on being named Elite Hockey Program, Player of the Week!  Continuing his impressive 15U season, Gary Claps racked up five points over the weekend in a two game series, recording multiple points each game.  In Saturday’s 5-3 loss to Ramapo Saints 16U, he dished out a pair of goals.

The next morning, Claps burst out again with another pair of goals and an assist in a 4-4 tie, verse the Springfield Pics 16U team.  Claps had a hand in all four goals in the 4-4 tie, assisting on both of Hunter Gilchrest’s goals on Sunday. “I’ve felt really confident these past few weeks and gelling really well with my line mates.  My coaches have also worked with me on different skills, which I am working to apply to my game.” Said, Gary Claps.

Claps finished the weekend series with five points, four goals, one assist and +3 plus-minus including, two power play goals.

For continued coverage of Elite Hockey Program, follow the teams on Twitter (@EliteHockeyAAA) and Instagram (@Elite_Hockey_Program) and on Facebook at facebook.com/EliteHockeyAAA. 


by Master Admin posted 11/14/2017
18U Forward Jin Lee signs Tender with Philadelphia Rebels (NAHL)

November 8, 2017

Guilford, Conn., - Elite Hockey Program is proud to announce that 18U Forward Jin Lee has signed a tender with the Philadelphia Rebels of the North American Hockey League.  Lee, a native of New Jersey, is first on the team with 36 points in 37 games. Jin also serves as one of the teams assistant captains.

“Jin was one of the players who we had very high expectations for when he committed to play for EHP,” stated 18U Head Coach Luke Curadi, a former player for Philadelphia Rebels Head Coach Joe Coombs.  “In the past two months, he has taken his game to another level.  He’s shown a lot of positive qualities that you’d expect from a high level player; things like competing harder than everyone and refusal to be stopped, making the big play in the big moment, wanting to win at all costs. Most importantly the Rebels are getting a very honest and coachable person which is paramount in all young men.”

"Jin has worked hard on and off this season and really elevated his game.  He's improved his skills and overall knowledge of the game at all ends of the ice.  We are proud of him and his accomplishments thus far and we know his best hockey lies ahead!" Said, Elite Hockey Program President, Peter Alden

The Rebels are consistently on of the top teams in the NAHL in standings and college commitments.  So far this year Philadelphia ranks 3rd in the league with 12 wins, 2 losses in 14 games played. 

What is a tender? 
A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders - plus or minus any trades - which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

The Elite Hockey Program is back this weekend in Troy, Michigan for the third NAPHL Showcase of the 2017-18 Season.  Congratulations again to Jin and his family!

To learn more about the Elite Hockey Program, please visit www.EliteHockeyProgram.com and ask us about our Open House, November 24th 2017 at the Northford Ice Pavilion!


by Master Admin posted 11/08/2017
Elite Hockey Program | Open House November 24th!

Elite Hockey Program Open House | November 24th at the Northford Ice Pavilion

Please join fellow top student-athletes in learning more about advancing your hockey career with Elite Hockey Program in Connecticut!

Stop by and meet our full-time staff, explore the facilities and see all the exciting opportunities the Elite Hockey Program has to offer! The open house is a great opportunity to learn more about our development path and the unique opportunities we have for our upcoming season!

When:

Friday, November 24, 2017 | Time: 2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM EST   Ical event icon

Where:

Northford Ice Pavilion 24 Fire-lite Place, Northford, CT

The event includes an open skate (2:00 - 3:30 p.m.) with a high-tempo skill session, as well as an introduction Q&A session with Elite Hockey Program coaches and guest staff immediately to follow skate. *Refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to be part of this open house session, please register online by CLICKING HERE

Please RSVP no later than Monday, November 20, 2017. 

Contact: Luke Curadi (LCuradi@EliteHockeyAAA.com/203.558.3135)

In addition, the Elite Hockey Program requires a simple step-by-step process that we must follow with all new recruits. Please follow the link below and let us know if you have any specific questions.

Step 1

Please follow the link below and fill out the inquiry form for the Elite Hockey Program.

Step 2

Once we receive confirmation that the inquiry form has been filled out, we will send you more detailed information regarding the Elite Hockey Program. 

This will include some of the following program details: 

  • Our Complete Development Model
  • Showcase Opportunities and League Information
  • 20 Questions for interview process

** Stay Connected by a click of a button! Follow us on Twitter: @EliteHockeyAAA.com and on Instagram: @Elite_Hockey_Program. 


by Master Admin posted 11/03/2017
Elite Hockey Program | 2018-19 Program Outline

Elite Hockey Program | 2018-19 Program Outline
 
The Elite Hockey Program is happy to announce its program outline for the 2018-2019 hockey season! The Elite Hockey Program will have full season teams at the 18U, 16U, 15U, 14U and 13U levels with each team competing against the best competition, both locally, regionally and nationally.
 

The Elite Hockey Program requires a simple step by step process that we must follow with all new recruits. Please review the process below and let us know if you have any specific questions.

Step 1

Please follow the link below and fill out the inquiry form for the Elite Hockey Program.

Step 2

Once we receive confirmation that the inquiry form has been filled out, we will send you more detailed information regarding the Elite Hockey Program. 

This will include some of the following program details: 

  • Our Complete Development Model
  • Showcase Opportunities and League Information
  • 20 Questions for interview process
Complete Development Model:
Elite Hockey Program emphasizes a “Complete Development Model”; offering full-season Tier I hockey, optimal training, and the opportunity to play against the very best competition.
 
Player Focus. Exposure. Advancement.
The Elite Hockey Program strongly believes in our culture and consistency. In order to develop a more complete student-athlete, we focus our energy on individual player development and teach our players to understand how their role fits into the identity of the team’s success.
 
The Elite Hockey Program is proud to offer our players several exclusive opportunities to play in front of heavily scouted events and top competition at all offered levels. Our teams belong to the best leagues in the Nation; Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL), North Atlantic Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) and East Coast Elite League (ECEL). These leagues allow our players to play against the best competition at their level. By providing the strategic placement for exposure to multiple NCAA Division I/III, NHL, USHL/NAHL teams, we are offering players a chance to influence their own destiny.
 
What We Offer:
• Access to prestigious and National Tournaments - ECC Tournaments 
• Team Practice – 3-4 days / week
• League Membership in the AYHLNAPHL & ECEL
• Team Travel Accommodations
• Strength & Conditioning Program with Certified Trainers - MB Sports Training 
• Billet Accomodations for International & Out of State Players
• Blended Learning Program - Academic & On-Oice Develop Offering
• Full-Time Coaching Staff 
• Goaltender Specific Development Training- Pro Crease
• Designated Team Locker Rooms (16U & 18U)
 
 
Offering the Following Age Levels for the 2018-2019 Season
18U (2001 - 1999)  Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here
16U (2002) Tier 1 Full Season  (E) Palden@EliteHockeyAAA.com 
15U (2003) Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here
14U (2004) Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here 
13U (2005) Tier 1 Full Season - Click Here
(2011 - 2012) Mite Selects - Click Here
 
Who to Contact:  Peter Alden (e)   or Luke Curadi (e)  
 
Start Spreading the News  -  It’s as simple as one click of a button — and yet through social media sharing, you’ll be able to follow the Elite Hockey Program and see and see all the great opportunities with #TheProgram.
 
Check us Outwww.EliteHockeyProgram.com | Twitter @EliteHockeyAAA Instagram @Elite_Hockey_Program
 
 

by posted 11/01/2017
Welcome to the Elite Hockey Program! Inquire Today to Learn More


by Master Admin posted 09/11/2017
JUST IN: THE ELITE HOCKEY PROGRAM JOINS THE NAPHL

ELITE HOCKEY PROGRAM JOINS THE NAPHL

June 27, 2017

GUILFORD, CT,.  – The Elite Hockey Program is pleased to announce its acceptance into the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) for the 2017-18 season. as new full-time members for the 2017-18 season.  The Elite Hockey Program will be joining the NAPHL in the 18U, 16U and 15U midget levels.  Participation in the prestigious North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), will allow Elite Hockey Program teams to attend NAPHL showcase events and compete against highly renowned programs from across the country.

Celebrating its 8th season in 2016-17, the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is made up of 44 teams from 22 programs that compete at the 18U, 16U and 15U USA Hockey Tier I level.  The NAPHL has established itself as one of the premier grounds for development and exposure. The success of teams on the National stage, as well as, the success of NAPHL players at the next levels of hockey, is further proof that the NAPHL is redefining exposure and has elevated itself to one of the premier training grounds for development and opportunity.

“We are excited to have the Elite Hockey Program as full-time members in the NAPHL,” said NAPHL Director Tony Zasowski. “With teams at all three levels, they will add significantly to the depth and competition of the NAPHL. In addition, they come from a hockey-rich area that is full of talented players that will be the future of top-level junior and college hockey programs.”

“The Elite Hockey Program is proud to be accepted into the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), said Peter Alden, Elite Hockey Program, General Manager.  "We are always looking for ways to differentiate our program from everyone else and the NAPHL will be a great addition to our schedule. The NAPHL fields some of the strongest teams in the nation and is seen by many junior hockey and collegiate scouts as one of the top hockey leagues in the country. We look forward to becoming a strong partner in the NAPHL and providing Elite Hockey players with this additional opportunity.”

Peter Alden is the Elite Hockey Program, General Manager and also the 15U National Head Coach.  Alden is a native of Connecticut and grew up playing in the NAHL for the Springfield Blues and furthered his playing career at UMass-Amherst (Hockey-East) and Quinnipiac University (ECAC).  This is his 10th season as a club president and won a Tier 1 18U USA National Championship in 2015 with the CT Wolf Pack.

Luke Curadi is the Program Director and 18U National head coach for the Elite Hockey Program.  Curadi played in the USHL for the Dubuque Fighting Saints and then went on to play division one at RPI. Curadi also played a year professionally in the ECHL and now also serves a scout for the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL.

The Elite Hockey Program operates out of the Northford Ice Pavilion in Northford, CT.  The Elite Hockey Program is located right outside of New Haven, CT, just a few miles away from NCAA division one powerhouses, Yale University and Quinnipiac University.  The Northford Ice Pavilion is a three sheet facility, equipped with custom locker rooms for the Elite Hockey teams and 5,000 sq. ft. training facility for program’s strength and conditioning.

At the Elite Hockey Program, we provide a complete hockey experience, to help our players prepare for their next level of play. It is our developmental path that our players are given, the exposure they receive and the location we are in that makes us an attractive destination for a strong student athlete.  We strongly believe in our culture and consistency. In order to develop a more complete player, we focus our energy on individual player development and teach our players to understand how their role fits into the identity of our team’s success.

Visit us online for continued coverage and for more information on our team offerings for the 2017-2018 season, please visit www.EliteHockeyProgram.com.  Follow us on Twitter @EliteHockeyAAA and on Instagram @Elite_Hockey_Program.

For more information about the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), visit http://www.naphl.com


by posted 06/27/2017
David Crandall named Elite Hockey 15U Associate Head Coach

Crandall will also serve as the programs Director of Player Development

 

Guilford, Conn. -- The Elite Hockey Program is excited to announce that David Crandall will be joining Peter Alden’s coaching staff as the 15U Associate Head Coach and Director of Player Development for the 2017-18 season.  Crandall is currently a Regional Scout for the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL) and has spent the past 17 years coaching Tier 1 midgets, most recently at New Jersey power house, the Delbarton School.  He is thankful to have had the opportunity to work with several NCAA D1/D3, Junior and youth hockey coaches and players.  He holds a MA in Psychology with a major concentration in leadership and team building. 

“I am really excited to be joining the Elite Hockey Program. The emphasis the program places on player development and promotion compliments my player development experience and scouting role” said Crandall. 

Crandall’s coaching success includes building strong teams that have won the Labor Day Tier 1 Face Off and more notable accomplishments that include an Atlantic District Championship, two Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL) Championships, an International Silver Sticks Regional Championship and an International Silver Sticks Regional Finalist.  His coaching experience also includes participating for several years in both USA Hockey’s Player Development camps and the Atlantic District Player Development program where he participated as an evaluator, coach and team leader.  

“I am really excited to work with David for the upcoming season. He offers a unique perspective on player development and is very passionate about furthing players careers. David is a true professional and we are fortunate to have him in our organization” said Elite Hockey Program President, Peter Alden.

Crandall resides in Annandale, NJ with Audrey Melnick.  His step-son, Josh Melnick, currently plays Division 1 for the Miami Redhawks.

The 15U level is a “pure” tier 1 division, meaning that only players of the 2002 birth year can compete at that level. The 15U level has been highly recognized and supported by USA Hockey, AYHL and college scouts.  The Elite Hockey Program 15U team will compete in the AYHL 15U division and the East Coast Elite League 16U Premier division. 

The 15U Main Camp Tryouts will be held at Yale University in New Haven, CT.  For more information on the Elite Hockey Program, please contact Peter Alden (e) and visit us online: www.EliteHockeyProgram.com


by Master Admin posted 02/03/2017
Northford Ice Pavilion | Our Home


As players and families, start to prepare for the 2017/18 hockey season, the main question that will be asked is "Is this organization a place that I can call my home?".  To begin to answer that question, let's take a look at our recently upgraded facility, Northford Ice Pavilion.

Located at the very base of the I-91 corridor,  "The NIP" has recently added a third sheet of ice to become the only arena of its kind in the state of Connecticut. Before the Quinnipiac University Men's Ice Hockey program moved to TD Bank Sports Center, Northford was their home for close to a decade. Elite Hockey, now entering our second season at Northford, utilizes the facility for all team practices from Pee-Wee Major to Midget Major. 

All teams have a classroom that will be used to for team video and concepts.  For the Elite Hockey Midget teams (18U, 15U), Northford allows our players the privilege of having own respective locker rooms.  This helps our players get a tasteCoach Bouch doing baseline testing with Elite players for what to expect as they move up the ranks into junior and NCAA hockey. For our Bantam/Pee-Wee level players, this is further incentive to put in the work and aspire to someday be "one of the big guys".

Also located at Northford is MB Sports Training, which is used by Elite Hockey as the organizations off-ice strength and conditioning facility.  Mike Bouchard and the MB Sports Training Staff see Elite Hockey teams up to twice a week in Coach Bouchard's new facility.

The Elite Hockey Program is proud to call the Northford Ice Pavilion and it's first class amenities Our Home.  Information for our Main Camps are below.  Looking forward to seeing everyone in March!

 

Luke Curadi

Program Director | 18U Head Coach

Elite Hockey Program                                                                                                            


by Master Admin posted 02/02/2017
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Initial tuition payment for the 2017-2018 Elite Hockey Program 15U 2002 Team. If you choose to pay by Credit Card online there is a 3.5% handling fee.
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