ELITE HOCKEY ACADEMY
NEWSLETTER
2021-2022 TRYOUTS
PRE-TRYOUTS
YOUTH COACHING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Kurt Garceau
Mite A: Ages 2013-2015

Kurt is back for his second year leading the mite age group. Kurt has an extensive sports background as he played both hockey and lacrosse for The Canterbury School and played Division 1 Lacrosse at West Point. Kurt is the owner of North Haven Crossfit and has competed in the National Pro Grid League, and has competed in the New England Crossfit Regionals three times.
Geoff Marottolo
  • Squirt AAA: Ages 2011
  • Bantam Major AAA: Ages 2007

Geoff is back behind the bench for his third season with the EHA. Before joining EHA, Geoff was the Head Coach at the South Kent School and also was the Head Coach at the Philadelphia Revolution and Connecticut Jr Rangers. Geoff has sent numerous players to Division 1 programs over the years. Geoff will have Chris Potter and Peter Alden assisting him at the Squirt Major level and Ben Viccari helping with the Bantam Major level.
Billy Demetriades
  • Squirt AA National: Ages 2011 & 2012
  • Bantam Major (Half Season) - 2007

Billy played youth hockey at East Haven Youth Hockey and was a four year starter at East Haven High School where he was a senior captain and all state honors. He continued his career at the college level and became a four year starter at Sacred Heart University.  After college, he attended two professional training camps,  Topeka Scarecrows UHL and New Haven Knights CHL. Referred youth, high school, and prep school for 10 years. Billy is a certified level 4 USA Hockey coach.  Billy is well known in the Connecticut hockey circles as a head coach at East Haven youth hockey for past eight years and currently serves as an assistant coach at East Haven High school team for past 5 years. 
Ales Fixman
Peewee AAA - 2009

Coach Fixman is entering his second season at EHA after coming over from the Kent Elite Program ahead of last season.  Ales was born and raised in Czechoslovakia, where he played professionally for HC MST Breclav and SKH Hodonin. He will be spearheading the Pee Wee Major 2009 AAA Tier 1 team for the Elite Hockey Academy.  
Dustin Jesseau
  • Bantam Minor AAA: Ages 2008 
  • 15U Pure AAA: Ages 2006
Coach Jesseau grew up playing his youth hockey in the Greater Toronto, Canada area in the GTHL. He spent four years playing in various junior leagues across Canada including his first professional stint in the QMJHL. After leaving juniors, Dustin went on to play professionally in the FHL for Danbury Hattricks and split time between the Peoria Rivermen and Mississippi Riverkings in the SPHL.  Dustin will be joined on the bench at the 15U level with Garret Plona.
Garret Plona
15U Pure AAA: Ages  2006

Garett has spent over 45 years involved in Connecticut youth hockey, including the last 15 years coaching, where he most recently spent as head coach of MassCon and assistant coach of Hartford Wolfpack. He has also served as the Vice President of Development at Central Connecticut Youth Hockey. Plona played prep school hockey for The Canterbury School and graduated from the University of Connecticut.
CREATIVE WRITING
What It Takes To Become An Elite Hockey Player

By Michael Marquez
18U Academy Forward
The dying question everyone wants to know is, what it truly takes to become an elite hockey player. To become a part of the elite you must train and live like an elite. This applies on and off of the ice and goes into your everyday life. This is something at EHA we take great pride in everyday, as a team we make strives to become an elite player. Being able to do this as a team motivates us to become better as a team and not just individuals. This process at EHA makes us become closer and stronger as a whole on and off the ice which makes us more elite to our opponents.

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