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2012 PROGRAM - June 10-13, 2012 - A-Game - Franklin, TN

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Elite Edge Showcase now one month away
with impressive list of coaches and teams 

WITH THE ELITE EDGE Hockey Showcase (June 10-13, 2012 - A-Game Sportsplex, Nashville, TN) now only one month away it is beginning to look like the best coaching/scouting staff in the program's eight-year history.

 

Additions this week include two more NCAA Div. I programs - University of Massachusetts-Lowell and College of the Holy Cross. The 2012 Elite Edge Hockey Showcase coaching staff now includes:

 

Dan Muse (assistant coach - Yale University), Greg Gardner (assistant coach - Princeton), Mike Warde (assistant coach - Army), Chris Luongo (head coach - University of Alabma-Huntsville), Jason Guerriero (assistant coach - Holy Cross), Dan Darrow (director of hockey operations - Umass-Lowell), Stephen Moffat (assistant coach - Plattsburgh), Chris Bernard (head coach - Potsdam), Ben Vanderklok (goaltender coach - Niagara, OHL), Chris Brooks (head coach - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point), Jessie Davis (assistant coach - Fargo, USHL), Jim McKenzie (head coach - Muskegon, USHL), Jamie Harington (scout - Green Bay, USHL), Doc DiCastillo (head coach - Brookings, NAHL), Aaron Kinslow (scout - Bismarck, NAHL), Justin Quenneville (head coach - Corpus, NAHL), Josh Petrich (scout - Johnstown, NAHL), Garret Strot (scout - Aberdeen, NAHL), Del Petrick (head coach - Notre Dame, SJHL), along with several EJHL, NA3HL and top AAA teams.

 

"I am extremely happy with our coaching roster this year," said Elite Edge Hockey Showcase program director Brandon Walker. "Over the years our players have asked to see more top-end college programs and I think we are delivering those to them. These coaches are here to work with our players, help them get better and hopefully find some who will play for them next year or down the road."

 

Players at the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase will be grouped into two divisions - Junior (1993-96 born) and Future Prospects (1997-98 born). Players in both divisions will be put on camp teams that will have three practices (one position specific), four games, team building activities, off-ice training and video sessions. Players will also have three seminars throughout the course of the weekend - with topics including Self-Evaluation and Game Preparation, How to Prepare for Junior and College Hockey and Your Social Media Profile and Using A Hockey Resume to Your Advantage.

 

The program has been on a waiting list at several positions the past few seasons. Currently goaltender spots in both divisions are on a waiting list - other positions have limited availability - Junior Division defense (12 spots remaining), Junior Division forwards (22 spots remaining), Future Prospects defense (8 spots remaining), Future Prospects forwards (14 spots remaining)

 

More information can be found at ELITEEDGEHOCKEY.COM  


Book host hotels soon as space will fill up soon

As the 2012 Elite Edge Hockey Showcase gets closer, hotel space in town is getting more limited.  The weekend is one of the busiest in the city - with several conventions, the CMA Festival and Bonnaroo.  

 

Elite Edge has partnered with T3 to secure rooms at four properties in the Brentwood/Franklin area that have availability during the June program. The Hyatt Place/Franklin, Hyatt Place/Brentwood, Ramada Inn Franklin and Courtyard Brentwood are available at special camp rates and are within five miles of A-Game Sportsplex.

 

Links to all four properties are available  HERE 

2012 ELITE EDGE REGISTRATION UPDATE
JUNIOR DIVISION - Currently at 22 forward and 12 defensemen position spots remaining - goaltenders are on a wait list 
FUTURE PROSPECTS DIVISION
- Currently at 14 forward and 8 defensemen position spots remaining - goaltenders are on a wait list

Elite Edge coach Rose wins OHA coach of the year

A new addition to the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase staff has been named the Ontario Hockey Association coach of the year. Dan Rose is making his first trip to the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase, after a great season with the Sarnia Legionairres. In his first season behind the Sarnia bench he took the Legionairres from seventh to first place and set a club record for consecutive wins. See the story from Sarniasports.com  STORY HERE... Elite Edge alumni - both players and coaches - were all over the Robertson Cup final in the NAHL. The Texas Tornado (led by Elite Edge coaches Tony Curtale and Jason Bloomingberg) edge the St. Louis Bandits 4-3 in the cup final. Elite Edge graduates Drew Slaton (1-1-2, +1) and Wes Elrod (0-0-0, +2) were key contributors for St. Louis... The Bauer Experience still has space available for Elite Edge players at registration on June 10. Players will have an opportunity to try out new top of the line Bauer equipment and be properly sized by Bauer professionals. To reserve a spot in the sessions please e-mail eliteedgehockey@gmail.com

 

Stay tuned for more news in coming weeks

Now heading toward its eighth year the 2012 Elite Edge Hockey Showcase is hoping to be the best to date. With more than 50 NCAA and Junior hockey coaches and scouts in attendance the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase has set its self as the best development and recruiting opportunity for budding hockey players.  

 

   This years' Elite Edge Hockey Showcase will again feature a Junior Prospects (1993-96 born) and Future Prospects (1997-98 born) divisions.  Both groups will have a similar curriculum - with the Junior Division geared towards players who are attending major junior/USHL/NAHL tryouts this year and the Future players getting ready for league drafts and possible tryouts in the future. 

 

   As in previous Elite Edge Hockey Showcase years each player will receive on-ice testing, practice sessions, four games, off-ice testing, fitness evaluation, a take-home report card, seminars and team building.  The coaching staff will be made up of professional, NCAA, major junior, USHL, NAHL, Tier III Jr. A and top AAA coaches.  The dates of this years program are June 10 - 13, 2012 at the A-Game Sportsplex in Franklin, TN - only 15 miles south of Nashville.  Continue to check our WEBSITE for more information.