Played New England Prep School Hockey, that was the highest I went. PLayed against a handful of drafted players and legit D1 skaters too. Big moment was when we one our division, but we never won the New England tournament. Almost scored on Corey Schneider when he coughed up a rebound right in front of me but the puck bounced over my stick.
I Played since i was 3 years old. Went thru Youth Hockey (National Runners Up for Midget AA 1 year), 4 years of High School in which my team was New York State Champs in back to back years, went on to play in NCAA3 for 2 years, then went into coaching. Now I coach two youth hockey teams and assistant of my hometown HS team.
No such thing as H.S. hockey in NYC back in the day. Only H.S. leagues were Wechester County around the Metro NY area. Played in various house leagues, mostly New Hyde Park and then the Met League. A cross between John McKenzie, sean Avery and Stan Jonathan. Pain in the butt to play against. Notable players I played against were Nicky and Chris Ahrens both of whom made the NHL. Had a number of tussles with Ahrens. He like to use stick when people had their back turned. I never dropped the gloves because we had to wear helmets. I kept them on so I won't damage my hands!
Played HS hockey for 6 years and played some bantam/midget level travel stuff. Always wanted to play juniors but by the time I was eligible I was kinda burnt out. Now just rec league roller hockey for fun with friends.
Wales and the rest of the UK can get plenty cold. Last March when I was there... brrrrr.
Build more rinks!
we want more rinks trust me but there is simply no financial backing. I've always said if i won the lottery i'd build my own club to rule the (crappy) british league, i'd build a rink, a youth set up and really try and promote the game......
Played since 5 on AA and AAA travel teams all throughout high school, plus going to States once for High School (this year as an assistant captain)
Was gonna go to Northwood prep, but I would have had to go elsewhere after to make a good D3 squad, so Instaed Im here at Clarkson playing on the official club team that plays other schools anddd cheering on the Golden Knights...
My claim to fame was skating with Andy MacDonald and Eric Weinrich, seperately, at Colgate University at one of their Hockey Camps... cool guys too. My other claim is playing with Steve Zalewski (Sharks Prospect, Senior here at Clarkson) and playing against Rob Schremp in HS and AAA hockey.
I played a few games in a roller hockey league when I was a kid and hated it. I much prefer street hockey. I used to do that for hours a day, summer, winter, ruining my bearings by playing in the rain. Loved it, though.
I was a pretty decent player as a youngster. I'm big, can skate pretty damn well, have a head for hockey and was actually taking boxing lessons a long time ago and preparing for tryouts for IHL and ECHL teams, trying to latch on as an enforcer. This is around 1995. I was 18-19 and wanted to give it a shot before I couldnt anymore. I even wrote letters and stuff to all the teams requesting tryout information and stuff so I could road trip/plan accordingly. I grew up in Southern California so unfortunately that sort of hindered my chances and I gave up prematurely. Now I play decent-high level adult leagues and pickups around socal, mostly as a net minder, but I still skate out from time to time.
Rec & Travel Roller Hockey... set scoring records in a travel league that played ball back when I was a kid, down in Florida. I checked a few years ago and it still stands, surprisingly. What's even more surprising is that the league is still up.
Played HS JV for a couple years, and a year of rec hockey in college.
* got an assist in HS when I went into the corner (got hammered) and passed the puck blind to the front.
* in the college rec league, I was the only guy on my team that would hit much - I hit a lot since I can't contribute much with the puck. Played against a frat team - and I probably came close to fighting them. Uh - possibly all of them. You know - for fun. And the red head girl from freshman year had boyfriend(s?) on the frat team and was watching. I'm sure she was impressed with my hitting. Lol.
33 now. But considering to play adult pickup hockey from 6am-7:30am on Saturday mornings. I'm going this Sat to check it out. My main concern - it will be too competitive for me since I'm not a great skater, let alone stick handler, shooter, etc.