Informational Hockey Meeting Recap

Below is a summary of topics covered at the St. Mary’s Hockey informational meeting on April 30th, 2019

  1. Coaches Introduction
    1. Coach Klanow introduced himself as the Varsity Coach
    2. Coach Mikla was introduced as the JV Red Coach along with assistant Zak Harrison
    3. Coach Behen was introduced as the JV White Coach along with assistant Frank Damico (absent was assistant Coach Marcus Sheena)
    4. Kurt Kormos was introduced as the General Manager
  2. Mission Statement
    1. “To ensure that all players are well trained, prepared and motivated athletes that can effectively perform team requirements and practice to the best of their ability.”
  3. Tradition of Excellence – St Mary’s Prep Tradition
    1. Founded 1885
    2. One of the longest standing High School Sports Traditions in Michigan
    3. 33 State Championships
    4. 20 Professional Athletes
  4. Mary’s Prep Hockey History
    1. Started in 1993-1994
    2. State Championship – 2005, 2007 and 2008
    3. State Runner-up in 2011
    4. Final Four – 2010, 2011 and 2012
    5. 19 Regional Championship, 13 Titles
    6. 6 Professional Hockey Players
    7. Multiple Junior A and NCAA Hockey Players
  5. Mary’s Athletic Complex
    1. 1500 Seat Ice Arena
    2. Full Service Weight Room
    3. Indoor Running Track
    4. 7 Lane Shooting Range
    5. Video Room
    6. Professional Coaching Staff
  6. What is Success?
    1. When a player wants and has a need to be the best they can be.
    2. Being committed to yourself.
    3. The ability to do everything in your power to help your TEAM win!
    4. Not being an imposter.
    5. Don’t be content. Challenge yourself to do more.
    6. Sacrifice for your teams success.
    7. Be selfless!
  7. Program Structure
    1. Commitment
    2. Common Goals
    3. Conduct Enforcement
    4. Self-Monitoring
    5. Every player on the same page
    6. Live the Mission Statement and Direction
    7. Understand the Program benefits
  8. Coaches Commitment
    1. Communication- Across the board
    2. Parent/Player Jr and College education (To include College and Jr A Guest speakers and presenters)
    3. Player/Parent Evaluations (2 per season)
    4. Player ACCOUNTABILTIY!
    5. Full Program Strategy/Skill Practice Sessions
  9. Player Expectations
    1. Character!
    2. Fully Embrace the Opportunity
    3. Lead by example- Mentor
    4. Good Teammate
    5. Humility
    6. Community Involvement
    7. Support other programs at St. Mary’s – School involvement
    8. Respectful to everyone associated with St. Mary’s
  10. Summer Evaluation Skating Dates:
    1. Freshman & Sophomore skates June 5th and 6th 6-7:30pm
    2. Junior & Senior skates June 5th 7:30-9pm
    3. Skates are at OLSM
    4. Skates are used to determine where to place you for the Summer program.
  11. Summer Teams and Programs
    1. After evaluations, Players placed on one of 3 Teams for the Summer
    2. Varsity Red
    3. Varsity White
    4. JV Red
    5. Placements are not permanent and players can be moved during the Fall season as the coaching staff feels necessary
    6. All 3 Teams will play in the GLSHL
    7. Teams in the GLSHL will play 8 Games from Mid-June to Aug 1st
    8. 1 Team of Varsity Players will be selected to play a tournament in Traverse City- June 21st – 23rd.
    9. 2 Teams of Varsity Players will be selected to play in a Tournament in Burton – July 12th -14th
    10. 1 or 2 off- ice sessions per week for all teams during the Summer – run by James Gonzales – Strength Coach
  12. Summer High Endurance Camp: http://www.highendurancehockey.org
    1. June 17th-Aug 9th
    2. 8am-10:30am Mon – Thur. No camp July 4th week
    3. Limited skating first week because of Testing
    4. Camp is in addition and separate of the GLSHL Program
    5. Register for the camp on the Orchardlakecamps.com site under High Endurance.
  13. Fall Teams and Programs
    1. Players will be placed on 1 of 3 teams for the Fall
    2. Varsity
    3. JV Red
    4. JV White
    5. Placements are not permanent and players can be moved during the Fall season as the coaching staff feels necessary
    6. Varsity will play games at Cranbrook from September thru October (12 Games)
    7. JV Teams will play 10-12 Games from September thru October.
    8. Fall Select Programs – MDHL and Top 80 (These are 2 Separate program that players can tryout for). They can do this in addition to the regular Fall Programs at St. Mary’s
    9. Skill Skates run by TPH- Starts Aug 27th
    10. Power Skating with Power Tech every Monday – Starts Sept 10th
    11. 2 off ice sessions per week for all teams during the Fall – run by James Gonzales – Strength Coach
  14. MHSAA Season: (Winter)
    1. Tryouts November 4th and 5th
    2. Varsity Season runs from November 4Th – March 9th
    3. JV Season runs from November 4th – February 23rd
    4. JV Teams have one morning skate per week
    5. Goalie skill skate Wed Mornings
    6. Game Schedules are being made currently and will be available in September
    7. Power Skating with Power Tech every Monday – Starts Nov 11th
    8. 1 or 2 off- ice sessions per week for all teams during the Winter – run by James Gonzales – Strength Coach
    9. Goalie skill skate Wed Mornings
  15. Orchard Lake Hockey Academy
    1. New National Level Prep Program starting at St. Mary’s in the fall of 2020.
    2. Will Play in the Midwest Prep Hockey League
    3. Details of the Program to be announced soon
  16. Communication
    1. Almost all of the information you need can be found at our website. stmaryshockey.com
    2. We use TeamSnap for Communicating from the Program to the families.
    3. You can add Parents and grandparents to your TeamSnap account if you like.
  17. High School vs Travel
    1. St. Mary’s Programs play in very competitive leagues. Comparable to Travel leagues.
    2. Varsity plays in the MIHL
    3. Both JV teams play in the MJVHL
    4. Both Leagues are highly competitive
    5. Ice times for High School Practices are convenient (3 PM – 6PM) during the week.
    6. Our High School teams are on the ice more per week than most Travel teams
    7. Read this article on High School Hockey

Q and A Session

  1. What If I can’t be at both evaluation Skates?
    1. Attend the ones you can and we will do our best to place you based on what we see during the skate that you do attend.
  2. What if I will miss most of the Summer program?
    1. Attend the evaluation skates and let us know what you will be missing (part or all of the summer session) we will work around your schedule.
  3. Will the new Prep program mean that the Varsity and JV Programs will be gone?
    1. NO. The Varsity and JV Program will still exist. The Prep program will be separate from the Varsity and JV Programs.

 

Summer Schedule Template
Team Event Date Time Duration
Varsity Off-Ice Tuesdays 6-11 thru 7/30 (No July 4th Week) 6:00 PM 60 Minutes
JV Red Off-Ice Wednesdays 6-12 thru 7/31 (No July 4th Week) 6:00 PM 60 Minutes
JV White Off-Ice Wednesdays 6-12 thru 7/31 (No July 4th Week) 7:00 PM 60 Minutes
All Games 8 Games in the GLSHL
Varsity Games 2 Tournaments
Fall Schedule Template
Varsity Power Skating Mondays Sept 9 – Oct 28 3:00 PM 50 Minutes
JV Red Power Skating Mondays Sept 9 – Oct 28 4:00 PM 50 Minutes
JV White Power Skating Mondays Sept 9 – Oct 28 5:00 PM 50 Minutes
JV Teams (Alt) Practice Thursdays Sept 5 – Oct 31 3:00 PM 80 Minutes
Varsity Off-Ice Tuesdays Aug 20 – Oct 29 5:00 PM 60 Minutes
JV Red Off-Ice Tuesdays Aug 20 – Oct 29 3:00 PM 60 Minutes
JV White Off-Ice Tuesdays Aug 20 – Oct 29 4:00 PM 60 Minutes
Varsity Practice Tuesdays Sept 3 – Oct 29 3:00 PM 80 Minutes
Varsity Skills Sessions Wednesdays Sept 4 – Oct 30 3:00 PM 80 Minutes
JV Red Skills Sessions Wednesdays Sept 4 – Oct 30 4:30 PM 80 Minutes
Varsity Off-Ice Thursdays Aug 22 – Oct 31 3:00 PM 60 Minutes
JV Red Off-Ice Thursdays Aug 22 – Oct 31 4:00 PM 60 Minutes
JV White Off-Ice Thursdays Aug 22 – Oct 31 5:00 PM 60 Minutes
Varsity Skills Sessions Fridays Sept 6 – Nov 1 3:00 PM 80 Minutes
JV White Skills Sessions Fridays Sept 6 – Nov 1 4:30 PM 80 Minutes
Varsity Games 12 – 13 games at Cranbrook Ice (M-F)
JV Games 10 Games – Most at OLSM on Weekends

 

 

 

Winter Schedule Template
JV Red Practice Mondays 6:00 AM 60 Minutes
Varsity Power Skating Mondays 3:00 PM 50 Minutes
JV Red Power Skating Mondays 4:00 PM 50 Minutes
Varsity Off-Ice Mondays 4:30 PM 60 Minutes
JV White Power Skating Mondays 5:00 PM 50 Minutes
JV Red Practice Tuesdays 3:00 PM 80 Minutes
All Goalie Practice Wednesdays 6:00 AM 60 Minutes
Varsity Practice Wednesdays 3:00 PM 80 Minutes
JV White Practice Wednesdays 4:30 PM 80 Minutes
JV White Practice Thursdays 6:00 AM 60 Minutes
Varsity Practice Thursdays 3:00 PM 80 Minutes
JV Red Off-Ice Thursdays 3:00 PM 60 Minutes
JV White Off-Ice Thursdays 4:00 PM 60 Minutes
Varsity Off-Ice Thursdays 5:00 PM 60 Minutes
Varsity Practice Fridays 3:00 PM 80 Minutes
Both JV Practice Fridays 4:30 PM 80 Minutes
Varsity Games 26 Games Not Including Playoffs
JV Games 26 Games Total (includes Playoffs)