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08-16-2009, 02:47 PM
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Wanted: Puerto Rican Hockey Players!

Wanted, Puerto Rican hockey players with travel experience. We are looking to start our international program with a U18 team. Players must have some travel experience in order to try out for the team.

Interest players should contact me through a Personal Message from this forum.
Try-outs for this international travel team will be in mid November depending on the number of plays that apply. Please contact me ASAP.

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hahaha yeah... good luck finding players

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hahaha yeah... good luck finding players
This is true. However, Florida and New York has a large population of Puerto Ricans within the country. I am only hoping that there are some kids that have trained in ice hockey rather than soccer.

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Coach, PM Ti-Girl and ask to have this stickied.

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Coach, PM Ti-Girl and ask to have this stickied.
Ok, will do...thanks

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UPDATE: Puerto Rican Ice Hockey Federation

The Puerto Rican Ice Hockey Federation has issued a request for all Puerto
Rican-American hockey players to sign up and try out for their National team.
U20 and U18 age players are invited to try out for their national teams to
compete at an International level.

Try outs are scheduled to be held, depending upon the number of players
responding to this request, in late October in Orlando Florida at the RDV Sports
Complex.

Rob Lopez, the North American Director for the Puerto Rican Ice Hockey
Federation, will be conducting player evaluation and selections for the teams,
as well as preparing the teams for Championships in March of 2010.

“We are excited about joining the International Ice Hockey Federation and
representing our country on the world stage”, says Rob Lopez. “We are hoping,
with hard work, that someday we will be able to represent our country in the
Winter Olympics.”

There are a large number of Puerto Rican kids in the United States we are
hoping to get interested in Ice hockey, travel and see the world, all while
representing their Puerto Rican community.

For more information on dates and times of try outs for each team please email
Rob Lopez at coach@passthepuck.net

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I could join the U20 but I don't think I'm good enough

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I dont know. If i was puerto rican i would probably wait till they were actual part of the IIHF before even thinking about taking part in this.

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I hope to one day represent the principality of Luxembourg in the winter olympics when Beer Pong becomes an official game.

Follow your dreams Puerto Ricans, and anything is possible!

I for one, salute all of you and you will be in my prayers.

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I am half Columbian/El Salvadorian.
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Steve Wilkos is colombian?

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I dont know. If i was puerto rican i would probably wait till they were actual part of the IIHF before even thinking about taking part in this.
Well I contacted the IIHF and they said we fall under a Sub-Division of USA Hockey. But I have to do more research on this.

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Well I contacted the IIHF and they said we fall under a Sub-Division of USA Hockey. But I have to do more research on this.

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Nope, only thing PR is in is IOC.

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This is true. However, Florida and New York has a large population of Puerto Ricans within the country. I am only hoping that there are some kids that have trained in ice hockey rather than soccer.
If there aren't enough eligible candidates is the program willing to recruit and train kids that have never played hockey before? Or who have only played roller hockey? Seems like it would be a great experience for any kid who participates but I'd hate to see it get scuttled because there's a lack of qualified applicants.

For what it's worth I participated in a few scholastic/athletic summer programs back when I was in college. Latino teens who had played basketball were recruited for a 1-week summer camp that was split between basketball classes and academic workshops. There were some great kids in that program and I was impressed with dedicated they were, both in writing (that's where I worked) and in impressing the coaches.

Headcoach -- wonder if you've tried contacting Boys and Girls Clubs that offer some kind of hockey after school program?

edit: Found this link to Boys and Girls Club of America and noticed partnerships with the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball. No NHL or mention of hockey whatsoever. Sounds like opportunity knocking. . .


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If there aren't enough eligible candidates is the program willing to recruit and train kids that have never played hockey before? Or who have only played roller hockey? Seems like it would be a great experience for any kid who participates but I'd hate to see it get scuttled because there's a lack of qualified applicants.
Oh, he** yes! Roller hockey kids are the best. Even if we didn't have any qualified kids. We will find kids in the Puerto Rican community that will want to play and represent their country.

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For what it's worth I participated in a few scholastic/athletic summer programs back when I was in college. Latino teens who had played basketball were recruited for a 1-week summer camp that was split between basketball classes and academic workshops. There were some great kids in that program and I was impressed with dedicated they were, both in writing (that's where I worked) and in impressing the coaches.
One of the first things I did was contact the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce in Central Florida. They are interested in helping out the federation with what ever they can do. One of the first things I needed to do was find out if they would help house players from all over the country if they applied.

I have done this in the past, and it can be kind of a pain with moving players to different families if it doesn't work out. But pretty much, all families and players get a long.

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Headcoach -- wonder if you've tried contacting Boys and Girls Clubs that offer some kind of hockey after school program?

edit: Found this link to Boys and Girls Club of America and noticed partnerships with the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball. No NHL or mention of hockey whatsoever. Sounds like opportunity knocking. . .
Thanks for the tip and link, I will check it out and see if there something is there. I appreciate you coming up with a great ideas.

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I'm 16 and my father is Puerto Rican, I'm playing AAA right now..

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I'm 16 and my father is Puerto Rican, I'm playing AAA right now..
Perfect, send me some information about you and some stats. Just PM tthem to me.

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both my parents are puerto rican. I'm turning 18 and just finished my high school career. I played Midget AA when i was 15. Had to only play one team due to financial issues after that

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I have seen a lot of Puerto Rican's play roller hockey out here in New Jersey in various in house leagues and all pretty much 15-18. The transtion to ice is'nt that bad, maybe you should recruiter roller hockey players?

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I have seen a lot of Puerto Rican's play roller hockey out here in New Jersey in various in house leagues and all pretty much 15-18. The transtion to ice is'nt that bad, maybe you should recruiter roller hockey players?
Can you help me with that? Can you just direct me to this post?
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I'm Puerto Rican Hockey player, but I'm in Japan and a bit past the 18-20. Just did help my team win the West Japan Roller Hockey Tourney yesterday

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To think I always thought I was the only Puerto Rican hockey fan in the world! lol
I started loving the NHL and Da MAN Mario Lemieux on 91...no other sports means the same to me.
I now live in Utah and finally started ice skating and doing some hockey. Just 3 months into it so a TON to learn but I skate 5 days a week to get good asap.
The Puerto Rican Ice Hockey Federation...just killed me...awesome stuff!

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Head Coach look hard and i'm sure you'll find some players. If I was of peurto rican descent I would join in a heartbeat cause I love ice hockey and there are kids out there that are peurto rican that do to. I suggest looking at Ball hockey leagues there are some good players in thoose leagues.

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I'm going to post this information around the Tampa area, and see if we have any takers headcoach. I'll do my best to keep you updated.


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