May 15, 2018
Guilford, Conn., - There’s a lot of optimism surrounding the Elite Hockey Program for next season, and most of it rests in the well-regarded group of returning players and incoming players who will suit up for the program this fall.
The Elite Hockey Program has been able to solidify top players from the heart of Connecticut along with attracting players from all over United States and Internationally. The 18U, 16U, 15U & 14U levels all have a lot of promise for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. The Elite Hockey Program will continue to skate out of the state of art facility Northford Ice Pavilion and participate in the highly regarded AYHL, East Coast Elite League and fall prep league.
“We’re excited about all the returning players and the new additions to our program this year.” Alden said. “We think as a staff, we have been able to establish a “gold standard” and expectation from our returners and I think the addition of our new players will raise the bar even further.”
The 16U Elite Hockey Program head coach, Peter Alden is excited to welcome back ten of their top returners and nine new additions to the upcoming season. Coaches, Peter Alden & David Crandall have really focused on finding players that are driven, hardworking and high character people to their lineup. In the back end, the 16U team will have a different look as they added two strong goaltenders, Ryan Nocerino & Nick Maringola. They have also signed more puck moving defenseman, to contribute to their defensive core that includes, Charlie Cocuzzo, Chase Conlon and Nate Perykasz. Offensively, they will be deeper and have more fire power, with the additions of Evan Brown, Aidan Coupe, TJ Santaita, Daniel Burg and Dom Civitano, compose the new additions to the 16U team.
“Obviously we live in a world, where we want results now. “I’d like to think that with this incoming group of players, they will be instrumental in our continued development as a championship-level program.” Said 16U Head Coach, Peter Alden.
The Elite Hockey Program will enter its third season in 2018 and every year, the Elite Hockey Program has managed to attract quality players to Connecticut from all over North America. This isn’t something foreign to Alden or his staff, who also had stops at Connecticut Wolf Pack, where he helped rebuild programs into national championship winners – 2015 Tier 1 18U USA Hockey National Champions. “We feel the groups coming in have the drive to start turning the corner for the Elite Hockey Program to become a national competitor.” Said Alden.