Congratulations Bantam A and Peewee A on Thanksgiving Tournament
Congratulations to the Bantam A Team for winning Thanksgiving Classic in Hanover, NH.
From Head Coach, Denis Cloutier, "We wound up going 4-0 facing some really good competition, but "finding a way" to win each game. It was a great effort by a great group of players who represented Westfield admirably."
Results were as follows :
Fri 11/28 Jr. Bombers 3 ECHO Stars 1 (Eastern Conn Hockey Org)
Sat 11/29 Jr. Bombers 4 Saratoga Blue Knights 3 (Saratoga, NY)
Sat 11/29 Jr. Bombers 5 Barre Blades 4 (OT) (Barre, VT)
Sun 11/30 Jr. Bombers 6 Lakeshore Panthers 2 (Montreal, Que)
Congratulations to the Peewee A Team for Runner-up in Thanksgiving Tournament in Avon, CT.
The Peewee A team faced very strong talent from around the region this past weekend to finish 2nd place. They never gave up and had to come from behind several times to advance. The Bombers went to the championship undefeated at 2-0-1 however a very good Avon team beat the Bombers in the final.
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Supplemental Training Program (STP) offered at this camp! Receive 1 additional hour of on ice skills training the first 4 days of camp (4 day program). This optional 'add on' program will conveniently extend your day by 1 hour. Players LOVE this program. Limited to 32 total players. Learn more
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W.Springfield, MA Christmas Break Clinic - 2 Days of Intense Overspeed Power Skating Training - - Olympia Ice Center – West Springfield, MA December 29 & 30 Group A – 10am-12pm (8-11yrs) Group B – 12pm- 2pm (12 & up) Mon-Tue (2-Days) 4 Hours on Ice $89
PROPER STICK LENGTH IS CRITICAL FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT
One of the most important development tools for any young player is to have a hockey stick that suits him/her. A long stick (at or above the chin on skates) can be detrimental to a child's development. A stick of proper length should lie with the blade flat on the ice when standing on skates, while holding the knob in the palm of the hand (for most, this is a stick cut shoulder height on skates). A stick of proper length will enable players to handle the puck close to their body, make back hand passes, develop more power in their shot and help them control the puck when moving laterally.
More importantly, proper stick length is required to develop proper skating mechanics. Players with sticks too long for them, straighten up to compensate and do not acquire the deep knee bend vital to improving stride length and frequency. Forward skating requires players to have a 45 degree upper body lean and obviously a long stick impedes this as well.
You can confirm the correct stick length by looking closely at the wear of the tape on the underside of the stick. If the tape is worn close to the tip, then you should probably consider a long stick. If the tape is used in place near the heel, then you probably should consider a shorter stick.
If you have questions regarding your players proper stick length speak with your child’s coach.