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A HAPPY BANTAM A TEAM....
The season is well underway and teams are settling in.
We have been to a few tournaments, the Coliseum for games and Mites on Ice opening night, and played in the new leagues in the area. We have been competitive at all levels and the kids are having fun. So far , so good.
While hockey and skill development is our main focus, we also like to give our players a sense of what it takes to overcome challenges and enable them to be successful - in sports, in academics, in life.
With that in mind, the EDGE and Port Washington Skating Center has committed to help out an individual who is overcoming challenges of his own.
Here's part of the story ....
On June 21, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan, Gunnery Sargent Ralph DeQuebec ("Gunny") lost both his legs above the knee in an IED explosion. A former Los Angeles All City linebacker, shot putter and all around athlete, DeQuebec has continued to pursue his passion to train and compete while recovering from his wounds at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. With the unending support from his wife Katie, also a veteran, Gunny participated in numerous physical activities as part of his rehabilitation, wheelchair basketball, lacrosse, monosking just to name a few. In 2013, GySgt DeQuebec found his real passion - sled hockey! The sport is fast, physical and challenging - it checked all of Gunny's boxes, he was hooked. Gunny trains on the ice as often as he can, if ice time is available. Earlier this year GySgt DeQuebec was selected to the US National Development Sled Hockey Team, an incredible achievement considering he's only been playing sled hockey for one year. Gunny's goal is make the US National Sled Hockey Team and represent the USA as a Paralympian at the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, Korea.
Marine Corps veteran Ralph DeQuebec leads the USA Warriors sled hockey team onto the ice for a game against the San Antonio Rampage, Sept. 18, 2014.
While some of the expenses associated with Sgt. DeQuebec's quest are taken care of, many training and equipment costs are not. Hopefully we can give him some help and enable him to reach his goals.
Donations can be made by check or cash - please make checks payable to the EDGE with notation "for Sgt. DeQuebec". Of course donations from outside the immediate EDGE family will be welcomed as well.
Port Washington Skating center will also donate the proceeds of our general skating session on Veteran's Day, Nov.11 to him. Come in and skate and bring your friends.....
WHY WE PASS THE PUCK
Take a look at this video ...
TIC -tac- toe
EDGE TEAMS TAKE HOME THE HARDWARE
EDGE 2002 and 2004 teams Champions at Philly Tournament...
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COACH TO JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION. QUALITIES INCLUDE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF THE GAME AND GOOD SENSE OF PERSPECTIVE AND AWARENESS OF WHAT OUR GOALS ARE.
We have openings for one peewee (2002 birth ) and one peewee (2003 birth) to replace players who have moved to another state. If interested, email
EDGE VOLUNTEERS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
PLAYERS FROM THE EDGE VOLUNTEERED A WEEK OF THEIR SUMMER TO HELP AT CAMP HORSEABILITY, A DAY CAMP FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. THANKS -YOU GUYS WERE GREAT !
EDGE friendships continue>>>>
Hockey doesn't end at Midget. Edge alumni still friends and teammates afterwards ...and continue with their winning ways.
Edge Alumni - Winning the Midnight Adult League Summer Championship
Pantofel, Shildkraut, Kundrat, Levy, Meyer, Withers, Marchetti, Catrone, Gilligan - with Nick Catrone.
USA HOCKEY FORMS
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Player Code of Conduct
EDGE U-18 TEAM SELECTED
The EDGE formed its 18 U team after a successful tryout.
The team has enjoyed many successful seasons together
and is looking forward to another one....
ONE SPOT OPEN FOR A QUALITY DEFENSEMAN
Contact Rob Kosina 516-754-0522
EDGE 2002 Team looking for 1 or 2 players
We have two spots open, preferably at Forward, will look at Defense as well
Edge Parents, players, and prospects,
Another season has ended, and just as quickly, another season is nearly beginning. In accordance with the rules of the Long Island League, tryouts have been moved up and will now take place even earlier than in past years. We expect competitive tryouts, so please stay in shape if your tryout is later in the schedule.
EDGE TEAMS 2014-15
(WE ANTICIPATE SPOTS WILL BE OPEN ON ALL TEAMS)
MITES (2006/07) – We will field 2 mite teams for next season, one Tier II (MAJOR) and one Tier III (MINOR). Teams will adhere to the USA Hockey ADM model.
SQUIRTS (2004/05) – We will field 2 squirt teams for next season, one Tier II (MAJOR) and one Tier III (MINOR).
PEE-WEES (2002/03) - We will field 2 pee-wee teams for next season, one Tier II Tournament Bound (MAJOR) and one Tier III non-tournament bound (MINOR).
BANTAMS (2000/01) - We will have two Bantam team, one at the Tier II Tournament Bound level (MAJOR) and one at the Tier III non-tournament bound level (MINOR).
MIDGET MINOR- 16U (1999/98) - We will have one Midget Minor team at the Tier II Tournament Bound level.
MIDGET MAJOR -18 U (1997/98) – We will have one Tier II Tournament bound Midget Major team.
The goals for our organization have remained the same. We have enjoyed great success on the ice – 3 of our teams competed in LIAHL playoffs, and our Midget 16 U team qualified for the NY State Tournament – the 5th team to go to states in the last 3 years. We also are aware that winning is not all consuming, and there are other values and considerations in determining the make-up of our club and the success of a season.
As an organization try to balance movement and accessibility for new skaters, (whether from our house league or outside organizations) with stability from the families who have been here for years. We expect our
players to show a level of involvement and commitment to training that matches the commitment they receive from the organization.
All of us - coaches, managers, administrators and parents must continue to keep in mind values and goals that go beyond hockey. These values include (among others) loyalty, self improvement, teamwork, dedication and self control – all factors in player selection and development.
Our practice ice is at Port Washington and Iceworks. Games are played at Port Washington (mite and squirts). Our older teams will play at Iceworks or Aviator (Peewee – Midget) Our program includes 2 weekly practices as well as additional power skating with Eric Nates and his staff whenever our schedule permits.
Cost for the season rises slightly as rink fees have increased. Anticipate a season fee of approximately $3195.00 per player. Jerseys and socks will cost $195.00. These fees include the fees for 2 tournaments per team (except 2007) and Nates skating. We have no fundraising obligations. Mite players will pay a lesser based on their cross ice schedule and adherence to ADM poloicies.
If you have any questions or comments regarding tryouts or the forthcoming season, please feel free to contact me at the rink 516-484-6800 or email at
, or Charlie Giardino at
Good luck at tryouts!!