AVALANCHE HOCKEY HEADLINES
Goaltending Coach Norm Watson Leaves the Avs
The Ancaster Jr Avalanche wish to thank Norm Watson for his two years of dedication to the development of the team's goaltenders.
Norm's goaltender camps prior to the Prospect Camps are legendary in allowing the staff to evaluate the skills and conditioning levels of the potential goaltenders. Almost all Goalies have commented on how difficult it is, but how much fun it is also.
Norm was instrumental in the promotion of Alexander Brooks-Potts to Jr A and Blake Richard to the OHL along with the steady improvement of current goalie Matt Calas. All are signs of a great coach!
Thank you Norm and good luck!
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
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
2014 Main Camp Announced
The Ancaster Jr Avalanche open their 2014 Main Camp on Monday August 18th at North Wentworth Arena.
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.