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NWHL Standout Kayla Meneghin to Work with Our Girls

We are very excited to have Kayla Meneghin work with our girls for the 2020-21 season. Kayla will be assisting Coach Ames and our 14U Tier 1 program, and working with the rest of the teams from 8U and up. Welcome aboard Kayla!

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Kayla grew up in Clifton, NJ where she played for the Quarry Cats and New Jersey Colonials. After attending Clifton High School, she transferred to The Gunnery for two more years of High School where her team won back to back NESCAC Championships. After graduating from Gunnery, she attended SUNY- Plattsburgh. 

During her time at SUNY-Plattsburgh, Kayla led her team to 3 NCAA National Championships and amassed a total of 188 points in 117 games, ranking her 4th All- Time in Career Points, 5th All-Time in Career Assists, and 16th All-Time in Career Goals in the NCAA Div. III. She was also named a First-Team All-American in back-to- back seasons, doing so in the 2015/2016 campaign, as well as 2016/2017.

After her time in the NCAA, Kayla took her talents to the National Women's Hockey League to play for the Connecticut Whale. In her two seasons with Connecticut Kayla was able to help a rebuilding franchise grow and solidify its culture, while also doing a fair amount of growing herself. While she managed just 1 goal in her rookie season, she quickly emerged as a leading force in her second season, putting up 4 goals and 4 assists, aiding the team in its efforts to capture the Isobel Cup!

While Kayla was with the Connecticut Whale, she also served as an Assistant Coach for St. Anselm College's NCAA Women's Ice Hockey team. During her tenure with St. Anselm, the school was granted Division I status for the 2019/2020 season, giving Kayla coaching experience at both NCAA Division III and Division I.

Kayla will be taking her talents to Buffalo in the 2020/2021 season where she will play for the Beauts in the NWHL! 

 


by posted 09/08/2020
8U Edge Season Plan and Update

Snapshot of the 2020-21 Edge Mites Season

Regular Practice Schedule

  • 42 half-ice sessions at Bill Gray's Iceplex*
  • Tuesdays (apx 5:00pm) and Fridays (apx 6:00pm)
  • Tuesday shares will be with our 12U Tier 1 team (every other week) and additional Edge teams (every other week)
  • Friday shares will be with an all-Edge drop-in open skate (hopefully with some good music!)
  • Timbits practice jerseys included (with Edge logo on them)

* Pending COVID rules, etc.

 

Games and Tournaments

  • Will join the local Empire league for games. Anticipating 7 home and 7 away.
  • As families and coaches desire, the team can/will decide to play in additional tournaments at both the boys and girls levels

 

Other

  • Program cost of $600 includes all practice ice, 7 home games with referees and covers league entry fee and ice scheduling fees.
  • Game jersey/sock package priced separately, we are aiming to keep that under $75
  • First practice is Friday night, September 18th. Final regular practice Friday night, February 26th
  • Girls/teams can secure additional practice or game ice, or private training as desired
  • Program will accept part-time skaters and welcomes girls who just want to try it out.
  • Girls from our 12U teams, our 14U teams and our 17U team will be helping out the Mites as much as possible
  • 8U Edge girls are welcome to skate at our all-Edge clinics at no cost, they happen every other Tuesday right after the 8U practice. Edge 10U and 12U teams will be encouraged to invite the girls out when they can.
  • 8U aspiring goalies welcome to attend our all-org goalie training sessions at no cost. The Edge will supply the 8U program with quick-change goalie equipment to be shared.

 

You can register for the Edge Mites program here. Note that we will not accept any payment until USAH tells us that the 2020-21 season is a go. Once players register, we will be asking about interest in skills-clinics until the point at which the season can officially begin.


by posted 07/21/2020

Click here to Register today!


by posted 07/15/2020
Congratulations to 2020 Tyler Putnam Award Winner Elizabeth Kent

From the very first scrimmage she played with the Edge on her 12U team (watch #8 backcheck with her team down 6-1 and only a minute to go in a “meaningless” scrimmage), right through the most grueling on-ice practice in the February dog-days of hockey and intense dryland in the dog-days of August, Elizabeth has always been an exemplary model of grit, grace, perseverance and team. We are very excited that she has been selected as the 2020 Tyler Putnam Award winner.

“EK” manages to put the team ahead of herself regardless of what ailment or element is thrown at her. She is one of the young athletes who is a model of high accountability as described in Jocko Willink’s great book, Extreme Ownership. Elizabeth’s work ethic has transformed her into a top Tier 1 hockey player, a top student (a member of the National Junior Honors Society), a spot on the Hilton Varsity Field Hockey team as an 8th grader, and a dedicated soccer player and member of her community.

A great teammate and friend is reliable. Elizabeth is the first to remember a teammate’s birthdays, she never takes a rep off in practice and focuses hard on instructions from all of her coaches, she respects rules, is always prepared and on time – and in the process making everyone around her better.  

On the ice, Elizabeth has developed very good hands and a great shot and a high-level of fitness all due to the hard work she puts in at practices, home and our clinics. She does not just go through the motions just to get through the drill. She tries to understand why we are teaching a skill the way we do, and how that translates into better performance under pressure in game settings.

She’s not afraid to fail, and because of that she succeeds a lot more. For example, we have spent a lot of time teaching the girls to learn to shoot in stride, which is very tough given how many years this was not taught. It makes them feel goofy and takes a lot of time to get right. Well, after many months of working on it, we were at a jamboree in Cleveland and she wins a puck race and in one swift move shoots the puck in stride off of her inside foot and scores … and the girls on our bench went wild for her – not just happy that she scored, but so happy that she executed a tough skill that all of the girls have struggled with. Her example has helped a few other players on the team work harder at the skill and they are much better at it today than they were at the start of last season.

Elizabeth is “all in” all the time. Every association and coach dreams of players like Elizabeth because not only do they have a commitment to getting better every day, they are truly grateful for the opportunity to play youth hockey and be with their friends, and excited to be at the rink whenever and wherever we get together. She is very highly deserving of this recognition.


by posted 07/11/2020
Jordan Ott Named Head Coach of King's College Women's Ic

Congrats to Hilton native and Edge alum Jordan Ott on being named head coach of the Women's Ice Hockey Program at King's College.

Read more about Jordan here.


by posted 06/16/2020
Returning to the Rink

May 21, 2020

Team Placement and “Tryouts”

 

Dear Girls Hockey Community:

Our New York State Amateur Hockey Association has provided new guidelines for selecting hockey teams during the COVID disruption. The process will be different than we are used to – coaches will be selecting players prior to on-ice tryouts.

 

2002 to 2007 Birth Year Players

Key Dates: June 1 to June 10

Beginning on Monday, June 1, at 9am, Edge coaches will be able to accept player commitments for the following teams:

  • 14U Tier 1 TB (Coach )
  • 14U Tier 2 TB (Coach )
  • 17/19U Tier 1 TB (Coach )

Coaches will be contacting players with invitations to join the teams beginning on June 1, and the invitations are available both to returning Edge players as well as players who participated in other associations during previous seasons.

What Should We Do Now?

Once we are able to open registration, all interested players will be asked to register on the Edge website. In the interim, we ask that existing Edge members update their contact information here, and other families can use the link to receive information updates on girls hockey.

 

2008 to 2011 Birth Year Players

Key Dates: June 11 to June 30

Beginning on Thursday, June 11, at 9am, Edge coaches will be able to accept player commitments for the following teams:

  • 10U Black – WNY League team (Coach )
  • 10U Blue – Empire League team (Coach )
  • 12 Tier 1 TB (Coach )*
  • 12 Tier 2 TB (Coach )*

* Open to select 2010 birth year players

Coaches will be contacting players with invitations to join the teams beginning on June 11. The invitations will be available both to returning Edge players and players who participated in other associations during previous seasons.

What Should We Do Now?

Once we are able to open registration, all interested players will be asked to register on the Edge website. In the interim, we ask that existing Edge members update their contact information here, and other families can use the link to receive information updates on girls hockey.

 

Additional Questions

Keep an eye on our website and our “Tryouts, 2020-21 Season” tab for the most up to date information.

  • Will there be on-ice evaluations?

The coaches may or may not select full-rosters at this time. If and when USAH and NYSAHA permit an on-ice evaluation, that will be used to fill any available spots.

  • Is My Spot on the Team Guaranteed?

Once players have been selected for a team and have returned their commitment forms, they will not be “cut” from a team.
 

  • How Much Money Do We Need Right Now?

The Edge will not be asking players for any financial commitments either at registration or upon acceptance of a team position. Once we have a better understanding of what the seasons will look like, we will put new budgets together and begin to collect.
 

  • Do We Need to Provide a Release Form?

Players will NOT need to provide a release upon the opening of the signing period. NYSAHA has granted a one-time mass-release of all players who have met their financial obligations to their associations.
 

  • What if I do not receive an offer immediately?

Please register on our website to indicate the team you are interested in, and contact the coach of that team.

 

Gazing Ahead to What Hockey Might Look Like

We are forming teams now so we can plan and get guidance. Our best guess is that the seasons will not go off as we had planned back in early spring. Having rosters mostly formed now will allow us to collaboratively plan for what a contingent season will look like.

The Edge program is putting together a two-part plan at the moment. Part one will be our training program, and Part two will be our competitive season program. In part one, we will be putting together an off-ice and on-ice training program that is open to any girls player with commitment flexibility. This program will run until, and if, a “regular-looking” game playing season is permitted. Once our state affiliate and USAH provide guidance on if/when a “regular-looking” season can begin, each of our teams will put together new season plans to best meet their wishes. 

 

 

 


by posted 05/21/2020
14U Tier 1 State Champs

Top Row (L to R): Coach Sig, Coach Dave, Lara Lisowski, Coach Mel, Coach Steve

Middle Row (L to R): Amelia Rizzo, Elizabeth Kent, Makenna Crouse, Kayla Suders, Sydney Saracene, Willa Runge, Rayne Searley, Sienna Beal, Harper Weisbeck

Bottom Row (L to R): Katelyn Bovee, Eva Mayo, Lily Shaw (G), Abby Seaman (G), Helen VanDamme, Abby Cangemi

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Congrats girls, and have fun in Minnesota at Nationals.


by posted 03/09/2020