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2016-17 Jr Checkers - Rosters
05/16/2016
CMHA and the Jr Checkers are proud to announce our 2016-17 Jr...
PPS Summer Skills Nights
05/03/2016
Power Play Sports is excited to announce that sign ups are now open...
Mental Skills Training
05/03/2016
US Performance Center is having Mental Skills Training Seminars throughout...
Off-Season Program for High School Hockey
04/26/2016
ATTENTION HOCKEY PLAYERS! We have had a great turnout for the...
Extreme Hockey Training Clinics
04/26/2016
Dear Parents & Players,     Reminder that "Extreme...
Summer Hockey Performance Training
04/25/2016
US Performance Center is having Summer Hockey Performance Training. ...
Jason Dawe Summer Camp
04/19/2016
Hello everyone! We are very excited to announce that on June 20th...
Winter Metro League Champions!
03/25/2016
2016 Winter Metro League Champions! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SQUIRT...
2016 PPS Player Development Programs
03/22/2016
Power Play Sports is proud to be hosting several player development...
PPS 4v4 Camp is Back at XIC!
01/21/2016
Space is filling up for the 4v4 Player Development Camp presented...
The Analytics of Cross-Ice Hockey
01/30/2015
New Video Quantifies Cross-Ice Advantages 01/29/2015, 1:30pm...
CMHA Experiences Great Success in the Program's Second Year
04/09/2011
The Charlotte Metro Hockey Association is proud to recognize accomplishments...
JR. CHECKERS 12 & UNDER TEAM IS A NATIONAL FINALIST
04/03/2011
The Charlotte Metro Hockey Association’s Charlotte Jr. Checkers...
Producing elite U.S. players starts at bottom
12/01/2010
By John Buccigross ESPN.com The United States has 24 NHL...
CMHA Featured in USA Hockey Article
11/24/2010
Charlotte Jr. Checkers see extreme growth November...
GIRLS HOCKEY GROWING AT EXTREME ICE CENTER
11/16/2010
On November 14th, 2010, the Charlotte Metro Hockey Association and...
Red, White and Blue Hockey for 8 Year Olds and Younger
10/08/2010
Skate-A-Thon Fundraiser For Avon Walk for Breast Cancer & CMHA
08/14/2010
On Saturday, August 14th, the Charlotte Metro Hockey Association...
Updating Contact Information and On-Line Payments
06/23/2010
CMHA Families:   To update your contact information or make...
 
2016-17 Jr Checkers - Rosters

CMHA and the Jr Checkers are proud to announce our 2016-17 Jr Checkers Rosters! 

18AA
Andreano, Cody
Armstrong, Christopher
Beaulieu, Nicolas
Bellof, Nicholas
Chesare, Nicholas
Collins, Reece
Gerasimou, Justin
Horkan, Mason
Kaylor, Kyle
Nagy, Jarrett
Onze, Bennett
Patrell, Jefferson
Peters, Nick
Popp, Nick
Rockhill, Ernest Howie
Sidinger, Nicklas
Skinner, Silas
Weeks, Zach
Werner, Jacob
Williams, Connor
 
18A
Anzaldo, Jackson
Barnes IV, John
Bohaty, Samuel
Champagne, Strachan
Froehlich, Aaron
Grassano, Tommy
Krisa, Declan
Kromer, Joseph
Lepore, David
Lepore, Nicolas
Lubker, Ryan
Morrison, Mack
Muthukumar, Rohan
Persico, Adam
Salanger, Vladimir
Schiessle, Collin
Weiland, Elias
 
16AA
Angle, Cameron
Ballway, Jake
Bathgate, Gavin
Bolger, Jake
Burmeister, James
Crider, Christopher
deBoer, Joshua
Duhamel, Jack
Friedman, Noah
Heinold, Cade
Johnson, Dakota
Jones, Eric
Katz, Alexander
Kaye, Nicholas
McNeish, Gage
Pfefferkorn, Grey
Sheppard, Samuel
Villanova, Michael
White, Dalton
White, David
 
16A - Red
Anderson, Jack
Anderson, Will
Clement, Ryan
Cruce, Logan
Gasperson, Conner
Hoffman, Christian
Maffucci, Daniel
Mensforth, Jacob
Nygard, Luke
O'Connor, Patrick
Proko, Robert
Radcliffe, Abigail
Siggins, Kyle
Skidmore, Baron
Stallard, Jakob
Walton, Dmitry
Watts, Adam
Watts, Mitchell
Young, Gage
Young, Landon
 
16A - Black
Becker, Nathaniel
Bieler, Vaughn
Brown, Gus
Carlisle, Simon
Davis, Connor
Donadieu, Mitchell
Hayes, Tyler
Kreutzer, Kaleb
May, Logan
Patrell, Connor
Perkins, Zachary
Pulliam, Conor
Rosado, Matias
Webster, Dominic
Weddine, Seth
 
14AA
Belton, Gavin
Dawe, Jessica
Dodge, Brendan
Ellsberry, Hayden
Friedlander Jr, Lee
Hill, Seth
Jones, Trevor
Kinnear, Landon
Loucks, Harrison
Lovelace, Ryan
Morrissey, Conor
O'Keefe, Connor
Rissanen, Finn
Roach, Wyatt
Smith, Erik
Sutter, Aidan
 
14A
Bahadur, Ryan
Bohaty, William
Carlisle, Neville
Chmielowiec, Carter
Delaisse, Sam
Hooker, Jack
Hovich, Evan
Jones, Trent
Lindley, Jacob
Maffucci, Nicholas
Miller, Brandon
Ohrnberger, John
Statis, Ben
Sussex, Devon
Vye, Benjamin
 
12AA
Boudreau, Trevor
Brown, Jaxson
Browning, Aaron
Dearing, Corey
Dodge, Carson
Dougherty, Carter
Farrell, Ryan
Henley, Ryan
Losier, Caden
McNeill, Adam
Mensforth, Benjamin
Onze, Zachary
Quarm, William
Schrock, Britain
Sherwin, Logan
Stewart, Colin
Watrous, Josh
 
12A
Craig, Peyton
Crotty, Thomas
Dahlstrand, Elias
Jensen, Luke
Johnson, Jack
Jones, Aiden
Morizuka, Shunta
Nored, Nick
Ogden, Nicholas
Pritchard, Derek
Rombold, Max
Small, Jacob
Stanley, Jake
Stoddart, Keon
Wakefield, Ben
Zeis, Riley
 
10AA
Beckwith, Trevor
Bongiorno, Adriano
Currie, Michael
Daniel, Hugo
Dilbone, Niko
Ellsberry, Riley
Fischer, Julius
Norris, Chucky
Ormond, Michael
Ormond, Ryan
Parisi, Henry
Pritchard, Tyler
Whitman, Jeremy
Wlazlowski, Thomas
Young, Carson
 
10A
Bragg, Greyson
Charobee, Evan
Cook, Benjamin
Duggan, Joseph
Faas, Mason
Farrell, Jake
Gerspach, Drew
Guadagno, Anthony
Hallett, Jack
Holdenrid, Keira
MacKinnon, Lachlan
Pearce, Nathaniel
Peters, Jack
Quarm, Matthew
Williams, Evan

 

 


by posted 05/16/2016
PPS Summer Skills Nights

Power Play Sports is excited to announce that sign ups are now open for the 2016 Summer Skills Nights!

Each weekly session will include off-ice conditioning , on-ice skating instruction, and individual skill development stations for shooting, stick handling, hockey IQ, puck protection, and much more!

  • Squirts & PeeWee – (’07 to ’04) – Mondays from June 13 to August 15 (NO 7/18)
    Off-ice starts at 4:30PM to 5:30PM, On-ice starts at 6:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Bantams & Midget – (’03 to ’98) – Mondays from June 13 to August 15 (NO 7/18)
    Off-ice starts at 5:40PM to 6:40PM, On-ice starts at 7:10PM to 8:10PM

Cost is $200 for Players & $100 for Goalies – includes all 8 sessions.

Sign Up Online: https://ppsports.wufoo.com/forms/summer-skills-2016/


by posted 05/03/2016
Mental Skills Training

US Performance Center is having Mental Skills Training Seminars throughout the summer.  See the CMHA home page for details.


by posted 05/03/2016
Off-Season Program for High School Hockey

ATTENTION HOCKEY PLAYERS!

We have had a great turnout for the Off-Season program, but also understand that

some haven't been able to make the workouts due to the high school season. Therefore, we

would like to extend our program to the players that are currently playing, at a largely

discounted rate! The program begins June 6th and ends August 20th, with training sessions

being held 3 times a week: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:00PM, and Saturday

2:00-3:00PM.

33 training sessions for just $150! Register today space is limited!

 

See CMHA.US website for additional details on the home page.


by posted 04/26/2016
Extreme Hockey Training Clinics

Dear Parents & Players,

 

  Reminder that "Extreme Hockey Training" clinics & Program Registration is now open!

 You can find more detail, video footage & registration when you visit:

 www.gimmehockey.com/extremehockeytraining

 

 Danielle Logano, Ryan Cruthers & Bryan Moore will be offering the following:

 

 

 PRO STYLE PROGRAM - Ages 14&UP / PACKAGE DEAL WITH UNITED STATES

 PERFORMANCE CENTER & EXTREME HOCKEY

 15 off ice sessions & 15 on ice sessions Beginning June 28

 

 

 PRO STYLE CLINIC - Ages 14&UP

 May 31-June 2

 August 9-11

 Register for both clinics before May 1st to receive 10%off

 

 

 

 Pro Development Program - Ages 8-14

 Beginning June 22

 Register before May 22 to receive 10% off

 

 

 

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

 

 Thank you,

 Danielle Logano

 PROFESSIONAL "HOCKEY" POWER SKATING COACH

 FIGURE SKATING DIRECTOR OF EXTREME ICE CENTER

 704-886-8838

 WWW.XICENTER.COM


by posted 04/26/2016
Summer Hockey Performance Training

US Performance Center is having Summer Hockey Performance Training.  Go to CMHA.US home page to get details.


by posted 04/25/2016
Jason Dawe Summer Camp

Hello everyone!

We are very excited to announce that on June 20th - 24th, 2016 we will be once again bringing our exciting and very popular hockey camp to The Extreme Ice Center in Charlotte, NC.  Ages for this camp range from 2009 to 2002.  Players will be divided into stations depending on skill level and not necessarily by the age of the player.  Our on-ice focus each day at camp will be to work on edge work, pivoting, explosive high intensity speed drills, puck handling, shooting, puck battle drills and small area games.  Please understand that this camp is not a "day care" and that it's for kids that want to understand the game better and learn how to be a better hockey player all while having a lot of fun as well!!  There will be daily discussions about proper nutrition, healthy food choices, practice/game day preparation and how to be a good teammate on and off the ice.

Cost for skaters for this week long camp is $400.  We anticipate that this camp will fill up quickly so if you are interested in having your child participate please dont hesitate to register!  To view the daily itinerary click here.  To register for this camp online please click here.  *** Please note that there will be a 3.75% online convenience fee for those that prefer to pay online ***  To avoid this fee, please click on this document and mail payment to:
 
Jason Dawe Hockey
15105-D John J Delaney Dr.  Suite 205
Charlotte, NC 28277?

Please call, email or text me with any questions.

Jason Dawe

704-345-5371 {Cell}

43hockeyprospects.com


by posted 04/19/2016
Winter Metro League Champions!

2016 Winter Metro League Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SQUIRT ACES, PEEWEE ICE CAPS AND BANTAM/MIDGET OILERS FOR WINNING THE 2016 WINTER SESSION!  

WAY TO GO!!!

 


by posted 03/25/2016
2016 PPS Player Development Programs

Power Play Sports is proud to be hosting several player development options for 2016 at Extreme Ice Center. Signups are now open – limited space available!

4v4 Player Development Camp – Younger
Dates:
July 18 – 22
Ages: 2007 to 2003
Time: 7:30AM to 5:00PM Daily
Cost: $575 Player / $375 Goalie
Sign Up Online: https://ppsports.wufoo.com/forms/4v4-camp-2016-sp/
Camp Flier: For More Info Please Click Here
Spots Remaining: 19 Player & 2 Goalie

4v4 Player Development Camp - Older
Dates:
July 18 – 22
Ages: 2002 to 1998
Time: 7:30AM to 5:00PM Daily
Cost: $575 Player / $375 Goalie
Sign Up Online: https://ppsports.wufoo.com/forms/4v4-camp-2016-bm/
Camp Flier: For More Info Please Click Here
Spots Remaining: 22 Player & 0 Goalie

Squirt & PeeWee Summer Skills

8 Monday Sessions – Includes 1HR off ice, 1HR on ice skill/skating work
Dates: June 13 to August 15 (No Session on July 18)
Ages: 2007 to 2004
Time: 4:30PM to 7:00PM
Cost: $200 Player / $100 Goalie
Sign Up Online: https://ppsports.wufoo.com/forms/summer-skills-2016/
Spots Remaining: 20 Player & 3 Goalie

Bantam & Midget Summer Skills

8 Monday Sessions – Includes 1HR off ice, 1HR on ice skill/skating work
Dates: June 13 to August 15 (No Session on July 18)
Ages: 2003 to 1998
Time: 5:40PM to 8:10PM
Cost: $200 Player / $100 Goalie
Sign Up Online: https://ppsports.wufoo.com/forms/summer-skills-2016/
Spots Remaining: 20 Player & 3 Goalie

Private Lessons

Individual or Small Group offerings on the Puddle. Please contact Tobin for more info and to schedule –

More info on all the programing is available online at http://www.powerplaysportsadvisors.com/


by posted 03/22/2016
PPS 4v4 Camp is Back at XIC!

Space is filling up for the 4v4 Player Development Camp presented by Power Play Sports at the Extreme Ice Center located in Indian Trail, NC for this July! Reserve your spot today - payment plans are available!

  • Squirts, PeeWees, & Bantam Minors (’07 to ’03) – Monday, July 18  to Friday, July 22
    • 14 Player and 1 Goalie Spots Remaining
  • Bantam Majors & Midgets (’02 to ’98) – Monday, July 18  to Friday, July 22
    • ​17 Player and 0 Goalie Spots Remaining 

The Player Development Camp is operated by current and former NCAA Division I and III coaches who specialize in player development. The camp is a high tempo, structured format that includes on-ice practices (skills, skating, game IQ, battle sessions) and off-ice conditioning (nutrition, circuit training, yoga, combines) along with video breakdowns and presentations from each college coach and guest speakers. The week long camp culminates with a unique 8 game mini-season and playoff format that ties the entire camp together.

The camp runs from 7:30AM - 5PM Monday through Friday. Lunch is included daily along with a nutrition station available throughout the day.

Players can sign up for the Player Development Camp online:

All Coaches are NCAA Division I and III Including:

  • Stan Moore - HC at Bridgton Academy & 25 Yr Division I, Two-Time ECAC Coach of the Year
  • Jamie Dumont - Bowdoin College - NCAA NESCAC - Assoc. Head Coach
  • Mike Pilon - Pres. of Endeavour Sports & Dir Player Dev - Gloucester Rangers (CJHL)
  • Brad Holt – UNE - NCAA ECAC EAST - Former 8 Yr Head Coach
  • Tobin Trautz - Assoc. Head/Dir Player Personnel - UNE, Colby College, UMaine (ACHA)

Over 40 Hours of Instruction Including:

  • 14+ Hours On-Ice - Skill Development, Skating, System Concepts, Small Area Games
  • 14+ Hours Off-Ice - Strength & Conditioning, Yoga, Pilates, Warm Up & Cool Down
  • Video Presentations on Skill Development, Player Development, Nutrition, Injury
  • Management, Recruiting Process, and Much More!
  • 8 “Season” 4v4 Games plus Playoffs
  • Team Specific Camp Councilor All Week

Also Included:

  • Full Nutritionist Designed Lunch Provided Daily
  • Full Nutrition Station Available Throughout the Day
  • Apparel - Dry Fit Shorts & T-Shirt, Jersey, Socks

Only Four Teams Will Participate! Each Team will be Composed of 11 Skaters and 1 Goalie

Cost: $575 for Players & $375 for Goalies (Goalie Coach Included all Week)

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at any time.

Best,

Tobin
ttrautz@powerplaysportsadvisors.com

 


by posted 01/21/2016
The Analytics of Cross-Ice Hockey

USA Hockey

New Video Quantifies Cross-Ice Advantages

01/29/2015, 1:30pm MST
By USAHockey.com
 

A cutting-edge NHL analytics team put the test to youth hockey for the first time ever, comparing cross-ice hockey to full-ice hockey. Watch this video and see what you think.


by posted 01/30/2015
CMHA Experiences Great Success in the Program's Second Year
The Charlotte Metro Hockey Association is proud to recognize accomplishments of its the 2010-2011 programs:

In just two seasons, the CMHA increased the number of young players enjoying the sport and have seen its teams experiencing unparalleled success on the ice.  The 2010-2011 CMHA season saw the 8 and younger division's participation double and a 97 percent retention rate in the Charlotte Metro League.  Additionally, the Charlotte Jr. Checkers travel teams qualified for the Carolinas Hockey League (CHL) "A" or “Select” playoffs in every age group winning two of four championships, and all of the "AA" teams finished no lower than second, with the 12 & Under team winning the CHL and placing second at the USA Hockey National Championships in San Jose, CA.




The CMHA is also proud to recognize the 2009-2010 season tournament success of its Jr. Checkers teams
Mite:
            2010 Congressional Midwinter Classic Champions, Washington, DC
Squirt AA:
            2009 Rock ‘N Roll Tournament Champions, Cleveland, OH
Squirt A:
            2010 Music City Cup Finalist, Nashville, TN
2010 Queen City Champions, Indian Trail, NC
Pee Wee AA:
            2009 Rock ‘N Roll Tournament Finalist, Cleveland, OH
Pee Wee A
            2010 Tournament of Champions Finalist, Chicago, IL
            2010 Music City Cup Finalist, Nashville, TN
            2009 Rock ‘N Roll Tournament Finalist, Cleveland, OH
Bantam AA:
2010 Spring Classic Finalist, Washington, DC
2010 President’s Day Congressional Cup Finalist, Washington, DC
2010 Music City Cup Champions, Nashville, TN
Bantam AA2:
2010 Golden Puck Champions, Charleston, SC
Bantam Select:
2010 Carolinas Hockey League Tournament Finalist, Raleigh, NC
Midget 18U AA:
2010 President’s Day Congressional Cup, Washington, DC

by posted 04/09/2011
JR. CHECKERS 12 & UNDER TEAM IS A NATIONAL FINALIST

The Charlotte Metro Hockey Association’s Charlotte Jr. Checkers 12 & Under “AA” team fell short in their bid for the 2011 USA Hockey Tier II National Championship today, losing the title game in overtime to the Oklahoma Oil Kings in San Jose, CA.

 

The Jr. Checkers went undefeated in the preliminary round with four wins (7-3, 6-3, 3-1 and a 7-6 shootout) and beat the Delaware Ducks 3-1 in the semi-finals to earn their spot in the finals.  In the Championship game, Oklahoma City struck first with a power play goal in the first period, but the Jr. Checker’s Jeremy Reiser tied the score with 1:13 left in the period.  The second period was scoreless until the final 7 seconds when the Jr. Checker’s Kyle Moore bounced a puck off the Oklahoma City’s goaltender to put Charlotte in the lead.  Oklahoma City evened the game at the 7:55 mark of the third period and the two teams headed to a sudden-death overtime period.  Oklahoma City scored the game-winning goal 2 minutes and 54 seconds into the overtime period.

 

This Jr. Checkers team, under the direction of Head Coach Steve Mckirdy, is the first from Charlotte to ever win its league and advance to a USA Hockey championship tournament.  The Jr. Checkers team claimed the Carolinas Hockey League championship by defeating the Raleigh Jr. Hurricanes on March 5th in the final game of the season at the Extreme Ice Center.

 

The Charlotte Metro Hockey Association is proud of the team’s accomplishments and congratulates all of the players, coaches, parents and siblings who’ve made this a successful season.


by posted 04/03/2011
Producing elite U.S. players starts at bottom

Buccigross By John Buccigross
ESPN.com


The United States has 24 NHL teams and more than 307 million people within its borders. With those numbers, the U.S. should be producing a healthy number of highly skilled, physically tough hockey players... more than it is today.

The 2000s have had some positive signs for hockey in the U.S. In the past 11 NHL drafts, six of the overall No. 1 picks were Canadian, two were Russian and three were American (Rick DiPietro, Erik Johnson and Patrick Kane). Team USA's excellent play at the Olympics last February was not a fluke. It was reinforcement that they should not have been such big underdogs. The NHL pool of players born in the U.S. is deeper in quality than Russia, Sweden and every other country but mighty Canada. While lacking elite NHL players, the U.S. has produced plenty of really good players. But, it should be producing more. And it should have more elite-level players.

Among the 711 players on the NHL's 2010-11 opening night rosters, 146 of them (20.5 percent) were born in the United States, according to the NHL. This number represents the highest U.S.-born percentage ever on the NHL's early season rosters. In the 1983-84 season, the percentage of American-born players in the NHL was 13 percent. The year before the 2004-05 lockout, the percentage was 15.5 percent.

Twenty-five of the 50 states were represented on opening night, including non-traditional states such as California, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina and Texas. In addition, more players from the state of New York (23) appeared on rosters than from Russia (22), and the New York state total matched that of Finland.

The number of U.S. born players is growing and should continue to grow. This is why I have been an advocate of hockey in some non-traditional places and am against contraction. I think NHL teams produce more NHL fans, more youth hockey participants and, ultimately, more U.S. born NHL players.

For the complete article, including a question and answer with USA Hockey’s Kenny Rausch, click here
 


by posted 12/01/2010
CMHA Featured in USA Hockey Article
Charlotte Jr. Checkers see extreme growth

November 19, 2010

By Mike Scandura
Special to USAHockey.com

Even though the Charlotte Junior Checkers are located in an area that’s the heart of not only basketball but also NASCAR, they’ve had a major impact on the youth hockey scene in just their second year of existence.

“Even minor league baseball (the International League’s Charlotte Knights) has received more publicity than hockey and they play in (Fort Mill) South Carolina,” said Checkers director of hockey operations Joe Cardarelli. “Now, because there’s an AHL franchise here (the Charlotte Checkers), there’s more in the local news and more of a feeling that this is big-time hockey.

“We absolutely believe this will help us. For example, our 8-and-under program keeps growing. That’s where you want growth and that’s where we’ve had it.”

With a solid foundation in that age group, the Junior Checkers have 318 boys registered for this season.

The Junior Checkers’ Squirt A and AA, Peewee A and AA, Bantam AA, Midget U-16 AA and Midget 18-U AA are travel teams that play in the Carolina Hockey League. House Division teams compete in the Charlotte Metro Hockey League.

“What we did this year is add steps to our program,” Cardarelli said. “Since the Metro League is completely in-house, the kids are on the ice twice a week. The Peewee Select Team is picked from those kids so they get a taste of travel over the course of the season.

“The A teams practice twice a week and our AA teams practice three times a week. But we’ve done some things in order to follow American Development Model principles. The first six Tuesdays of the season were devoted to performance training. We kept all the travel kids on the ice working different stations and playing small-area games. This enabled us to keep them all active.

“We wanted to make sure every kid was getting good skill work, like puck control and shooting,” Cardarelli continued, “for the tactics they would learn in their regular team practices.”

Another major component utilized by the Junior Checkers is the 5 Star Development Program, which is run by the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail.

“With the convenience of our Puddle rink, we keep our practices small with a maximum of eight kids ages 6-and-under and two coaches,” Cardarelli said. “They are professional coaches … not just dads volunteering. They’re college or former college players and guys with practical experience who are specifically taught how to coach 6-year-old kids.”

The 5-Star Program consists of the following:

Star 1: Learn to Skate / Snow Buddies.

Star 2: Skates and Sticks, which involves glide turns, stopping, backward stance, stationary puck handling, carrying the puck, stationary forward sweep pass and receiving a pass.

Star 3: Comets, with an emphasis on lateral skating movement, acceleration, two-foot stops, crossovers, tight turns and forehand plus backhand sweep shot.

Star 4: Aces, which involves advanced skating with emphasis on crossover forward start, tight turns with pucks, stopping with the puck and backward-to-forward pivots.

Star 5: Tykes (ages 5 to 7), which involves combining skating and stick skills with games to reinforce hockey concepts and with instruction in lateral movement with the puck, fakes, dekes and scoring.

“This is the key to our system,” Cardarelli said. “With the Tykes, we’re getting them ready to graduate to our Mite cross-ice program. Tykes is an opportunity to get them on the ice twice a week, like Mites, and use some of the same practice drills so they know what to expect.

“The big thing we look at is our retention rate. From our 5 Star Program, 95 percent of the kids who start the six-week program have come back. We must be doing something right because they’re coming back.

“In the summer of 2009 before we started this, we had 32 kids total in our 8-and-under program and only three coaches,” Cardarelli said. “Now, we have 85 kids and 18 coaches. We’re trying to lower the number of players for each coach and follow ADM principles while trying to get as many kids out on the ice as possible.”

Even though the Junior Checkers are essentially still in the neophyte stage, they do have significant objectives.

“Our team objectives are to represent North Carolina in national tournaments,” Cardarelli said. “Our individual player objectives are, through the USA Hockey tryout process, to qualify kids for the Southeast Player Development Festival.”

If numbers are any indication, they’re well on their way to those goals.

Story courtesy of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

 


by posted 11/24/2010
GIRLS HOCKEY GROWING AT EXTREME ICE CENTER
On November 14th, 2010, the Charlotte Metro Hockey Association and the Extreme Ice Center sponsored a free Girls 10 & Under Day at the Rink.  The event was open to all girls aged 10 and younger to help promote the game of hockey in Charlotte.  The event brought in twenty-six girls, aged 7 to 10, some who were experienced hockey players and some new to the sport.
 
These young hockey players took the ice under the direction of Coach Jamie Black with the assistance of Cari Imhoff, Kim Hinton, and Heidi Locastro for a series of drills and small area games.  Those who were new to hockey participated in a Learn-to-Play practice to show them how much fun the game is to play.  Afterward, all of the players skated together in an open skating session.
 
The day was a great success, bringing in over 30 female players, coaches and friends to the rink and meet the goal of the day by promoting the growth of girl’s hockey.  Coach Cari Imhoff on the Girls Hockey Day, “Overall I thought the day was a huge success, there were more girls than we expected and fun was had by all.”  The Charlotte Metro Hockey Association and the Extreme Ice Center look forward to the future of girl’s hockey in Charlotte!

by posted 11/16/2010
Red, White and Blue Hockey for 8 Year Olds and Younger

Download the RWB brochureClick here to watch videoThe fun part of practice should always last a full 60 minutes.


by posted 10/08/2010
Skate-A-Thon Fundraiser For Avon Walk for Breast Cancer & CMHA
On Saturday, August 14th, the Charlotte Metro Hockey Association hosted a Skate-A-Thon to raise funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and the CMHA.  Thirty five players had sponsors contribute over $7,700 with 10 percent going directly to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and the remaining contributions going directly toward the player’s 2010-2011 season CMHA player tuition fees.

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and the CMHA would like to extend a big thank you to all who volunteered and participated in the Skate-A-Thon.

by posted 08/14/2010
Updating Contact Information and On-Line Payments
CMHA Families:
 
To update your contact information or make payments on your child’s tuition fee, you can access the information from the CMHA.us website home page’s horizontal title bar by clicking “Registration” and “Edit My Account”.
 
Enter your email address and password to have access to your family’s information.  If you do not have (or do not remember) the password, enter your email only and you will get a password emailed to that address.
by posted 06/23/2010
Upcoming Events

 

 

2016-17 Team Carolina

Tier I Tryouts - April 9-10, 2016

2016-17 Team Carolina

Girls Tryouts - May 6-8, 2016

For more information including tryout times and to register, please visit:

www.teamcarolina.org

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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1 Carolinas Hockey League

2 Carolina Amateur Hockey Association

Old School Goal School

3 USA Hockey Southeastern District

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