AVALANCHE HOCKEY HEADLINES
Special Pricing on 2014-15 Children’s Season Tickets
ANCASTER—Ancaster Avalanche President Brian Lewis announced today that special 2014-15 season ticket pricing is being offered to all boys and girls in the Ancaster Avalanche Minor Hockey programme and Ancaster Figure Skating Club.
“We are really excited to do this for the kids of the community,” said Lewis. “The team has been embraced by the community of Ancaster and this is our way of giving back. The future for Junior hockey in Ancaster is now.”
Children season tickets to all Ancaster Avalanche game will be available for $20 for the season.
The tickets are now available on game nights in the Morgan Firestone Arena, or by contacting Brian Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kavanagh Moves On
The Ancaster Jr Avalanche would like to thank Assistant Coach Michael Kavanagh for his contribution to the club for the past 2 seasons.
Stoney Creek native “Kavy” joined General Manager and Head Coach Ryan Kuwabara while with the Hamilton Jr Bulldogs then joined the Stoney Creek Warriors when Ryan took on the reigns behind the bench. When the team moved to Ancaster last season, Kavy followed suit.
Kuwabara says “Kavy brought a lot of technical knowledge and commitment to the organization. Given his busy work and school schedule, he was always committed to being at our games and practices to help the players get better. He definitively helped in reshaping our hockey club while in Stoney Creek and with our move to Ancaster. We are sorry to lose such a dedicated young man in our day to day operations but are extremely happy he will still be with the organization”.
Michael will remain with the club as a Scout in the Niagara area.
Avs Affiliate with Glanbrook Rangers
The Ancaster Jr Avalanche are very pleased to announce their team affiliation with the Glanbrook Rangers of the Niagara District Jr Hockey League.
General Manager and Head Coach Ryan Kuwabara says “Glanbrook have a number of very good young players that can help out our team throughout the season if injuries and suspensions impact our game roster. We have invited their players to attend our practices in order to familiarize themselves with our systems and make the transition easier. It also allows us to look at the development of their players and hopefully make the jump to our team in the future.”
Avalanche's Zach Neminen Heads to Buffalo State
Ancaster's leading scorer the past 2 season's has agreed to attend Buffalo State! The Bengals play in the 9 team SUNYAC division of the NCAA..
The Ajax, Ontario native led the Avalanche with 73 points including 36 goals during the 2013-2014 campaign.
Everyone in the Avalanche organization congratulate Zach and wish him good luck!
Ancaster’s Kuwabara named GHC Coach of Year
ST.CATHARINES—Ryan Kuwabara, coach of the Ancaster Avalanche Junior Hockey club was named the recipient of the Tom Kelly Memorial Trophy as the Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B coach of the Year at the GHC Awards Banquet at the Club Roma last night (Monday).
The 41-year-old Hamilton native is in his second season as General Manager and coach of the Avalanche (previously known as the Stoney Creek Warriors) during which time the club has risen from seventh place in the GHC to fifth place this season.
Kuwabara beat out Mike Bullard of the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs, Chris Johnstone of the Fort Erie Meteors, Terry Masterson of the Niagara Falls Canucks, Yvan Charrios of the Port Colborne Pirates, Frank Girhiny of the St. Catharines Falcons, Ed Pizzo of the Thorold Blackhawks, and Keith Osborne of the Welland Junior Canadians for the honour.
Kuwabara played for the Hamilton Kilty B’s Junior B team in 1988-89 before embarking on a three-year Junior A stint with the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League. He went on to play in the American hockey League and the East Coast Hockey League before launching a 15-year professional career in Japan. During that time he played as a member of the Japanese National Team in the 1998 Nagano Olympic Games in Japan plus six World Hockey Championships between 1999 and 2003. He played for the Senior AAA Dundas Real McCoys in 2009-10.
2013-14 Ancaster Avalanche
Interested in Billeting a Player
The Ancaster Avalanche are now taking host family applications for the 2014-2015 hockey season. As we embark on another season and expectations run high, the Jr Avalanche are seeking families willing to open their homes to out of town players. These billet families will be an integral part of the success of our Hockey Club.