Youth hockey association in Amherst, NY.

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Coach Tim DiGiulio has 20+ years of competitive youth hockey coaching experience.  In 2018-2019, Coach DiGiulio’s team was ranked 12th in the country out of 127 teams.  They were victorious over the #1 team in the country, Kensington Valley Ravens. Appeared in the Finals of 3 Tournaments (Harbor Center, Riverworks, Erie Sarah Backstrom 14U Division).  Coach DiGiulio’s team advanced to the finals in the NYSAHA Tournament finishing second.  Seasons have experienced:

      ·      Play in the Lower Lakes Ontario Girls Hockey League

·      In-house director of hockey, former Buffalo Sabre, Grant Ledyard, overseas practices.

·      Access to the state-of-the-art film room, dryland facility, exercise experts, nutrition sessions

·      Detailed Practice Plans with emphasis on skill development (2x week) at local Northtown Center

·      Additional 1-2 games per week

 

 

Coach Darren Palaszewski, non-parent, has 20 years of coaching experience as a head coach for Amherst Youth Hockey.  10 years as Head Coach at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, Joe Crozier Dedication to Coaching Award Recipient 2018.  Current President of Great Lake Girls Hockey League, two-time Amherst Youth Hockey Coach of the Year, Amherst Youth Hockey Hall of Fame member, NYSAHA Quarter Finalist Girls 16U Tier II 2014-2015, NY State Quarter Finalist Boys Junior Varsity 2017-2018, USA Hockey National Championship Quarter-Finalist Girls 16U Tier II 2013-2014. Seasons have experienced: 

·      Play Lower Lakes Female Hockey League

·      Practice twice weekly, with emphasis on skill development, additional sessions with Amherst Hockey Director Grant Ledyard

·      Access to the state-of-the-art film room, dryland facility, and exercise experts.

·      Pre-season training camp