To offer a high quality, affordable opportunity for kids to play hockey. AHC strives to provide age-appropriate and skill-appropriate player development and coaching. We strive to build solid foundational skills as part of our travel, developmental and in-house programs, which will enable us to have a strong, sustainable program year after year.
AHC & The Children's Room Skate-a-Thon: Donate Online
Thanks to everyone who turned out today for the AHC & The Children's Room Skate-a-Thon! We had a great morning with many players participating. If you were unable to attend there is still time to donate online until end of day Monday, October 5: https://www.firstgiving.com/team/306514
Help to support this great local cause and reach our fundraising goal of $15,000.
Arlington Hockey Club Skills Sessions have begun for the Boys and Girls Travel teams.
The Arlington Hockey Club will be running the skills sessions internally this season and we are fortunate to have a group of instructors that have lifelong backgrounds as players and coaches.
John Messuri: AHS Boys Hockey Head Coach, John played college hockey at Princeton where he was ECAC Rookie of the year, Hobey Baker finalist and all-time leading scorer. He went on to play professional hockey in the East Coast League for the Johnstown Chiefs. John is also a 2 time coach of the year and coached 2 teams to the Massachusetts Division 1 State Championship.
Jeff Mead:AHS Girls Hockey Head Coach, Jeff played four years at UMASS Boston. After finishing at UMASS Jeff played professional hockey for more than 10 years both in the US and Europe. In Europe he played in the highly regarded Netherlands Ice Hockey Association.
Jeff Russell: AHC Peewee and Mite Coach, Jeff is a graduate of Williams College where he played both hockey and baseball. He was elected captain of both sports his senior year, guiding each team to their respective national tournaments. Jeff played baseball in the highly regarded Cape Cod Baseball League where he played for the Wareham Gateman.
We have built a 9 week skills program that will focus on developing sound fundamental techniques to help each player strengthen his/her own respective developmental needs while further enhancing individual strengths. The weekly progressive sessions will place a high importance on skating while implementing the use of pucks with an emphasis on puck carrying, stick handling, passing and shooting.
We encourage all players to participate weekly in this 9 week skills program, in addition to their regular team practices.