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GAME DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NCDC TEAM

Friday, September 15, 2017, 11:18AM

Game Day Volunteers Needed for NCDC Team

North Andover, MA – The Islanders Hockey Club NCDC Team is looking for volunteers for the 2017-18 season.  Several positions need to be filled for all of the home games played at Merrimack College.  The defending Dineen Cup and Founders Cup Champions open up Sunday, October 1 at 3:30pm when they host the Northern Cyclones.  After three straight exhibition wins the squad looks as strong as ever with a slew of Division One bound players.

 

Positions that need to be filled for the season include:

 

  • Penalty box attendants

  • Visiting team host

  • Goal judges

  • Game data entry

  • Equipment manager

 

Volunteers need to be 18 and older and will receive a team jacket, season tickets for their family members, and be a part of a winning team helping young players prepare for the rigors of college hockey and life.

 

If you or anyone you know is willing to help out please email GM/Head Coach Sean Tremblay at coachtremblay@gmail.com

 

IHC Women's Division ANNUAL Autism Speaks Fundraiser - KOWLOON NIGHT!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:12AM

 IHC KOWLOON NIGHT FUNDRAISER FOR AUTISM SPEAKS NOW
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday October 11th for the 3rd Annual Kowloon Autism Awareness Fundraising event.  All proceeds raised go directly towards our Autism Fundraising Campaign.
 
This is a fun event where a $30 ticket (or table purchase of 10 option available) will get you a buffet dinner, comedy show, and access to raffle items, live and silent auction. This is an event you won't want to miss! It's a great opportunity  to mingle with the entire organization for a night outside of the rink.
 
At this time, we ask that if you have any items you would like to donate to the cause, such as sports items, (bruins, Sox, tickets or suites), clothing, gift certificates or any other items that would make a good gift idea to contact Stephanie Wood at:  Stephanie@islandershockeyclub.com
 
We thank you in advance for your contribution to this very worthy cause.




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As a reminder, the Islanders charity of cause is Autism Awareness. Last year saw the organization raise over 100K for this very worthy cause including being featured in numerous prestigious publications.
 
 
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IHC announces partnership with ATHLETIC EVOLUTION

Monday, September 11, 2017, 2:57PM

IHC Partners with Athletic Evolution

 

Islanders Hockey Organization is proud to announce its partnership with the premier strength & conditioning facility in MA, Athletic Evolution.  Not only are our players going to benefit greatly form this partnership but so will the entire Islander family as Athletic Evolution has helped more high school players receive athletic scholarships in the past 4 years (in all sports) than anyone else and we are encouraging our players, parents and siblings to take full advantage of their services.

 

AE has had the Stanley Cup at their facility 2 years in a row thanks to Conor Sheary of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who has just completed his 11th year of off ice training with AE.

 

Their unique approach to individualizing and customizing workout programs greatly enhances the quality of each players results.

 

AE also offers a full team of health services, including in house Cryo Therapy, Chiropractor, Nutritionist, and Physical Therapy. 

 

As high a priority as it is for our players to improve their athleticism; strength, 1st 3 step explosiveness, flexibility, power and core strength, it is equally as important for our players to stay healthy and we are confident there is no one better in the business than AE to achieve both of these goals.

 

We are looking forward to seeing the amazing results that our players are going to see and how it will translate to our continued success on the ice program wide.

 

AE

 

IHC represented in New England Hockey Journal's Most Influential Top 100

Monday, September 4, 2017, 5:45AM

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in the new england hockey journal TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL

RICHARD GALLANT

◾ President | Islanders Hockey Club

Richard Gallant returned to New England in 2000 after a successful business career in New York to pursue a passion project — one that entrenched him in the sport of hockey.

Less than two decades later, Gallant is commissioner of the United States Premier Hockey League, owner of the Middlesex Islanders, owner and developer of Merrimack College’s new Gallant Rink, and a member of the board of directors for the Eastern Hockey Federation and New England Girls Hockey League.

Gallant also recently brought tuition-free junior hockey to the East Coast for the first time with the National Collegiate Development Conference.

"This is what I call my out-of-control hobby," Gallant said. "I didn’t have the vision this would end up here, but I’ve worked with so many good people and families along the way. This is something unique about the Northeast."

The Islanders, now in their 40th year as an organization, have grown dramatically under Gallant’s leadership. Gallant oversaw the merger of the Middlesex Islanders and New England Huskies in 2010. The number of teams in the organization has grown since that time from 17 to 78.

The Islander teams also have been more competitive at every level. When Gallant took over the organization, Islander teams won 32 percent of their games. In 2016-17, teams won about 66 percent of their games.

The Islanders also have been one of the more philanthropic organizations in club hockey since Gallant’s arrival. In seven years, the Islanders have raised nearly $1 million for Autism Speaks.

"There are different ways to measure outcomes," Gallant said. "We have all levels of hockey, and we design programs with all different cultures so everyone is getting a great experience. We’re in the most competitive leagues in New England. By having the kids play within those leagues, it allows us to attract some of the more gifted and competitive athletes in the area." — DAN GUTTENPLAN

 

SEAN TREMBLAY

◾ Coach, GM | Islanders Hockey Club

Year in and year out, the Islanders are one of the USPHL Premier Division’s best teams, and Tremblay (Newburyport, Mass.) is often the organizer of such consistency. Their head coach and general manager, Tremblay recruits from all over the country and has moved more than 200 players into the college ranks, including 10 NHL draft picks. Not bad for the program that calls Merrimack’s Lawler Rink home.

 

JIMMY VESEY

◾ Forward | New York Rangers

When college seniors debate taking the free agency route — much like this Harvard product from North Reading, Mass., did in ditching his status as a Nashville Predators draft pick — it’s layman’s talk to say they’re "pulling a Vesey." On the ice he’s thrived, too, winning the 2016 Hobey Baker Award and now suiting up for the New York Rangers in the Big Apple.

 

SCOTT FITZGERALD

◾ Asst. director amateur scouting | Boston Bruins

As the Bruins’ assistant director of amateur scouting since 2010, Fitzgerald watches a lot of hockey — 225 games per year, to be exact, according to a 2012 Boston Globe article. Fitzgerald joined the Bruins in 2006 after seven seasons with the Blue Jackets. He is the brother of longtime NHLer and current New Jersey Devils staffer Tom, who also appears on this list.

 

TOM FITZGERALD

◾ Asst. GM | New Jersey Devils

Hockey fans tune into games for the thrilling goals, open-ice hits and odds-defying saves. But it’s often those pulling the strings behind the scenes who bear the most influence, and that’s certainly the case with Tom Fitzgerald of Billerica, Mass.

He’s currently the assistant general manager of the New Jersey Devils and is helping the franchise rebuild after several down years. Fitzgerald works under Ray Shero, and in speaking to nj.com back in 2015, said his role is to help the organization carry out a broader vision.

"I truly believe I’m an information gatherer. That’s my job," Fitzgerald said. "I get all the information I can get so Ray Shero can make choices. Personnel, prospects, do we sign this guy? The value on a guy for a trade. I’m here to help him carry out his vision."

That vision, undoubtedly, is influenced by Fitzgerald’s own playing days, days that have New England stamped all over them. He played at Austin Prep in Reading, Mass., then starred for two years at Providence College before making the jump to the NHL, which culminated with the 2005-06 season as part of the Boston Bruins.

Going a step further, Fitzgerald’s impact carries on to the region today through his kids. His son Ryan was an assistant captain at Boston College in 2016-17 and now plays for the Providence Bruins. Casey, meanwhile, is entering his junior year at BC and also will be a captain.

So, through his actions, be it direct or indirect, it’s easy to see Fitzgerald’s influence all over New England hockey.

— JONATHAN SIGAL

 

 

IHC-East 2010 Elite Team wins Summer Tournament

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 11:16AM

Congrats to the IHC-East 2010 Elite Team
winning the top gun invitational Tournament Championship

 

2010 ISLANDERS TAKE DOWN THE TOP GUN INVITATIONAL!

THE 2010’S ENTERED AND WON THEIR FIRST TOURNAMENT
THIS PAST SUNDAY GOING 5-0 AND OUTSCORING OPPONENTS
54-7.

THE TEAM GOT OUTSTANDING GOALTENDING FROM JESSE”THE STONE WALL” BERNARDINELLI AND SCORING PUNCH FROM JAMIE”CALS” CALA, BLAKE”CHOPS” WILACHOFSKY, LUCAS”HOULDY” HOULD.

THE TENACIOUS FORCHECK WAS LEAD BY MASON”MACE” MCLEAN, ANDREW”HEALS” HEALY, CAMERON”LINDY” LIND, MICHAEL”BUS” BUSCIANO, MATHEW”GREENY” GREENE AND CHASE”Q BALL” MCKEWEN.

THERE WERE LONG STRETCHES OF EVERY GAME WHEN THE OPPOSING TEAM COULDN’T MOVE BECAUSE OF THE RELENTLESS FORCHECK BY THIS GROUP OF FORWARDS.

IF THE OPPOSING TEAM GOT IT OUT OF THERE
ZONE THEY HAD TO CONTEND WITH A SHUTDOWN DEFENSIVE
CORE MADE UP OF HAYDEN”WOODY” WOOD, MICHAEL”YANA”
YIANACOPOULIS, RYAN”GUDES” GUDEN AND 2011 BIRTH YEAR
WILL”GIRDER” GUERTEN.

CONGRATS TO A GREAT GROUP OF KIDS !!!!!!

 

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