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