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14U Girls players

The Huskies are looking for a few U14 Girls players. Please contact Keith Ramsay karamsay@gmail.com for information about the team and a supplemental tryout. 

2021-2022 Squirt Travel Team Selections

Squirt Blue AA-Powell      Squirt Silver LA- Fisher

Jersey TO    Jersey TO 
Color #   Color #
Black 2   Black 1
Blue 3   Black 3
Gold 3   Black 14
Green 1   Blue 5
Green 2   Gold 1
Green 9   Gold 4
H Green 1   Green 5
H Green 4   H Gold 3
H Green 14   H Gold 4
Orange 10   H Green 2
Purple 8   Purple 4
Red 3   Red 2
Red 10   Red 4
White 3   Red 5
White 14   Teal 4
White 25   White 15

 

Squirt White B- Dolinka         Squirt Black B- Ryland 

Jersey TO    Jersey TO 
Color #   Color #
Black 4   Black 11
Black 5   Blue 1
Blue 2   Blue 14
Gold 5   Gold  25
Orange 2   Green 4
Orange 5   Green 10
Orange 14   H Gold 6
Purple 5   Orange 1
Purple 15   Purple 3
Teal 3   Purple 6
Teal 5   Teal 9
White 2   White 7
White 4   White 10
White 6   White 11
White 12      

 

2021-2022 Huskies Peewee Team Selections

Peewee Blue UA - Powers              Peewee Silver B - Stock

Jersey TO      Jersey TO 
Color #     Color #
Black 6     Blue 17
Black 7     Gold 11
Black 9     Gold  26
Black 12     Green 33
Blue 11     Orange 11
Gold 8     Red 1
Gold 12     Red 7
H Gold 1     Red 11
H Green 5     Teal 2
H Green 7     White 5
H Green 8     White 27
H Green 11     Gold 6
White 16     Gold 7
White 26     Red 27
Purple 1     Purple 2
Purple 7        

2021-2022 Bantam Team Selections

Bantam Blue AA-Lustig                  Bantam Silver LA- Dillon

Jersey TO      Jersey TO 
Color #     Color #
Gold 16     Gold 9
Gold 17     Gold 18
Gold 23     Gold 22
Gold 24     White 22
Gold 37     White 33
White 21     Blue 8
White 32     Blue 9
White 35     Blue 16
Green 29     Green 3
H Gold 16     Green 63
H Green 25     H Gold 17
Orange 16     Orange 12
Red  38     Orange 17
Red  39     Red  37
Purple 10     Teal 7
Purple 27     Purple 12
        Purple 26

 

 

 

2021-2022 Huskies 16U AA & 18UAA American Team Selections

16AA American  - Powers        18UAA American - Potter

Jersey Color

TO #

 

 Jersey Color

TO #

Gold

40

                    

Black

30

Gold

45

 

Gold

29

Gold

47

 

Gold

31

White

20

 

Gold

32

White

42

 

Gold

41

 

 

 

Gold

46

Blue

6

 

Green

30

Blue

28

 

Green

31

Blue

29

 

Green

34

Blue

31

 

Green

61

H Gold

7

 

H Green

10

H Gold

21

 

H Green

34

H Gold

28

 

H Green

35

Orange

30

 

H Green

51

Orange

49

 

Gold 

27

Teal

14

 

Gold 

28

Teal

15

 

 

 

Teal

17

 

Purple

30

Purple

18

 

Purple

61

Purple

66

 

 

 

2021-2022 Huskies 16U AA & 18UAA National Team Selections

16AA National  - Buonato        18UAA National- Buonato

Jersey Color

TO #

 

 Jersey Color

TO #

Gold

34

                    

Gold

30

Gold

35

 

Gold

39

White

30

 

Gold

43

White

36

 

Gold

53

White

37

 

White

28

White

40

 

White

38

Blue

30

 

White

43

Blue

32

 

Black

15

H Gold

15

 

Black

16

H Gold

20

 

Black

28

Orange

28

 

Black

29

Orange

33

 

Black

40

Blue

4

 

Green

27

Blue

7

 

Green

62

Blue

15

 

H Green

23

H Gold

52

 

H Green

33

Orange

15

 

Red

42

Orange

29

 

Purple

64

Purple

70

 

Purple

65

Purple

71

 

 

 



 

16U AA and 18U AA Summer Tournaments

The 16U and 18U National teams released their summer tournament schedule today, highlighted by their first ever appearance in the Mid Atlantic Showcase Series in Hatfield, PA.  That tournament features some high end competition and will be held over the June 4-6 weekend.

The 16's and 18's will also play in the Denis Duplanti Memorial in June as well as the Summer Sizzler tournament later in July.  Both of those tournaments will take place in Newark, DE at the Patriot Ice Center.

Both teams are using the summer tourneys as stepping stones for a loaded fall / winter season that includes play in the CBHL National divisions the EJEPL division as well as additional tournament appearances.

TRAVEL TRYOUT COORDINATORS & HEAD COACHES FOR 2021-2022

Below is a list of the Travel Tryout Coordinators and the Head Coaches for the upcoming season.  Please reach out to the Tryout Coordinator at your age level if you have any questions.

Tryout Coordinators

   
       

U16 & U18

 

Bob Tibbs

Bobtibbs@comcast.net

Bantam

 

Mike Donnelly

tapgrill@aol.com

Peewee

 

Rob Finks

robfinks@aol.com

Squirt

 

Mike Hendrix

hendrix1122@hotmail.com

Lady Huskies

 

Bob Tibbs

Bobtibbs@comcast.net

 

Head Coaches

   
     

Midget National

18AA

Bud Buonato

Midget National

16AA

Bud Buonato

Midget America

16AA/A

Matt Powers

Midget America

18AA/A

Brandon Potter

Midget Olympic

16A

TBA

Bantam Blue

AA

Eric Lustig

Bantam Silver

LA

TBA

Peewee Blue

AA

Matt Powers

Peewee Silver

UA

TBA

Peewee White

B

TBA

Squirt Blue

AA

Brad Powell

Squirt Silver

A

TBA

Squirt White

A/B

TBA

Squirt Black

B

TBA

Lady Huskies

12U

Keith Ramsay

Lady Huskies

14U

TBA

THANK YOU from the Donnelly family

We wanted to thank everyone in the Huskies family for their unwavering support during the past few weeks since our house fire on February 1st.  We are extremely grateful for all of the texts, messages, emails, visits, etc..  It has been amazing !

Our family has been part of the Huskies since 2005 when our son Evan was an atom and I began coaching.   My wife was a team manager a couple of years ,  my daughter Lauren was a member of the first Huskies girls team and my daughter Blaine was at the rink for many of those experiences.   We absolutely love the Huskies and all of the principles that they operate under and stand for.  They truly are a part of our family.

This support has been fantastic and we cannot put into words our feelings.   If you look at the picture attached you will see that one thing that survived in the rubble was a Huskies sticker :) 

Thank you all !

Mike, Lisa, Lauren, Blaine and Evan

Donnelly Family House Fund

We are sharing sad news about this longtime and lifetime Huskies hockey family. Yesterday Huskies coach and dedicated volunteer Mike Donnelly and his wife Lisa lost their home in a fire. From serving as a current Huskies Board VP and Director of Travel Hockey, to coaching every age group over the past 16 years and chairing the Eastern Regional Silver Stick Tournament, Mike goes above and beyond for the Huskies and for youth hockey in general. Mike's dedication to youth hockey and growing the game is unmatched. 
Now is your chance to help the Donnelly family in their time of need. Please consider sharing this GoFundMe and donating if you are able. CBHL (Chesapeake Bay Hockey League) Capital Corridor Hockey League Chesapeake Regional Hockey Review USA Hockey
If you would like to donate, click on the blue bar below.

HUSKIES FAQ COVID-19

All club members are invited to familiarize themselves with the Huskies FAQ COVID-19 document                                                                   Currently being updated to reflect latest CDC and PVAHA guidelines

HUSKIES ANNOUNCE MIDGET DEVELOPMENT MODEL

The Howard Huskies today announced the finalization of their new MIDGET DEVELOPMENT MODEL which will start up this coming season.
The program will encompass all teams at the Midget level, which this year is likely to include two U18AA teams, two U16AA teams, and 1 U16 A team.
"We have been in discussion for the last six months about structuring a program to develop our midget age kids as best as possible.  We wanted to figure out how we could best transition the kids in our club from bantam into U16, and then into U18 and then even beyond that whether they would want to play junior hockey, ACHA club hockey, or NCAA hockey in college",  added Bud Buonato who is the Head Coach of the Midget Development Model program.  "We will have roughly 100 kids going through the program this year, and all will receive the same coaching from the same core group of experienced coaches".
The midget age kids will also be the beneficiaries of quality on and off ice tutelage from the club's new triumvirate of skills coaches.  Shaun Grant has assumed the role of hockey director for the club, and Mike Donnellan and Brad Powell have taken on the roles as skill development coordinators.  "We are so excited to have Shaun, Mike and Brad on board", said coaching director Bob Tibbs.  "They all bring an excellent coaching and skill development background to the club.  Shaun will be the overall director and will himself oversee all of the goalie instruction of all of our goalies in the club.  Mike will coach our top peewee team and provide skill and video analysis for our players, and Brad will implement and operate many of our skill sessions for our players", said Tibbs.  
All three have NCAA playing experience, youth coaching experience and will bring their unique talents to the club membership.
"We will have more information on our MDM in the near future",  added Buonato.  "We are just unbelievably excited at the talent level that we have at U16 and U18, and we all want to make all of  the kids the best they can be".

HOWARD HUSKIES 2021-22 REC & CROSS-ICE REGISTRATION

Please click here to register for the 2021-22 Howard Huskie Rec program for Squirt, Peewee, Bantam or Midget. If you attended the tryouts you don't need to register. Your travel registration will be transferred to Rec.

Please click here for 2021-22 Howard Huskies Cross-Ice registration.

 

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HUSKIES COACHES REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 SEASON

All Huskies coaches need to register for the Huskies program at the link below:

ttps://howardhuskies.sportngin.com/register/form/365143005

HUSKIES DELIVER AGAIN TO LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS TO SAY THANK YOU !

The Howard Huskies continued their deliveries to local first responders today with a complimentary dropoff to Howard County Fire & Rescue Station # 10 at Rivers Park.  This is part of the Huskies partnership effort with Ledo Pizza in Clarksville.  Thanks for all you do !

HUSKIES CONTINUE TO SUPPORT LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS

Showing their continuing support for our local first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Howard Huskies in partnership with Ledo Pizza of Clarksville, MD delivered pizza and wings today to the Scaggsville Fire Station in Maple Lawn.   The staff at the firehouse were thrilled !  Big thumbs up for all you are doing for our communities !

Shawn Grant Named New Huskies Hockey Director for 2020-21 Season

The Huskies are pleased to announce  Shawn Grant as our new Hockey Director.  Coach Shawn Grant has worked the past three seasons as a Head Coach for Team Maryland as well as teaching lessons through Wolfe Hockey Development.  Prior to that, Coach Grant worked as Volunteer Assistant Coach for Clarkson University men’s team for 5 seasons and 2 seasons with Clarkson’s women’s team (3-time NCAA Champions).  Coach Grant’s additional collegiate coaching experience include 1 season as the Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach at Neumann College, 1 season as the Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach at SUNY Potsdam, and 2 seasons as the Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach at SUNY Potsdam.  Coach Grant also coached youth hockey in his hometown of Potsdam, NY for 7 years, which included helping lead the Potsdam Icestorm U16 girls’ team to back-to-back State Championships (2013 & 2014) and finished 2nd at USA Nationals in 2013 and 3rd at the USA Nationals in 2014.  
Coach Grant left Potsdam, NY his senior year of high school and attended Northwood School (Lake Placid, NY) for 2 years.  During his post-graduate year, he was voted by coaches and players as an Assistant Captain and was voted as MVP of the team, and selected to participate in the Hockey Night in Boston All-Scholastic Tournament.  During his postgraduate year, Grant also travelled and played Jr. B for the Char-Lan Rebels (Williamstown, ON).  Following that season, Coach Grant played Junior A for the Cornwall Colts (Cornwall, ON), leading the league in save percentage (.910) and the second lowest goals against average (3.05).  Coach Grant was recruited, and lived his lifelong dream, to play NCAA Division 1 hockey, in his hometown, for Clarkson University.   During the 1998-1999 season, Grant set the school record for most wins by a Freshman goaltender (25), won the ECAC regular season championship, and posted his career high of 46 saves in the team’s 3-2 win over arch rival St. Lawrence University in the ECAC Championship game, in front of 8,469 fans in Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, NY.  It was the second largest crowd for a hockey game in the arena, trailing the 1980 Olympic game between USA and Russia.  During his freshman season, Grant was voted by teammates and coaches as Clarkson’s Rookie-of-the-Year and was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team.  During his Junior season, doctors recommended that he stop playing hockey due to severe knee injuries.  Coach Grant finished his collegiate hockey career with a record of 37-20-5, .894 save percentage, 2.89 goals against average, and 2 shutouts.
Coach Grant graduated from Clarkson University in 2002 with B.S. in Management Information Systems and a minor in Telecommunications.  He currently lives in Rockville, MD with his dog, Dudley.

Coach Shawn's Weekly Blog June 3rd, 2020


Coach Shawn Grant in the net for Clarkson

During this segment I will discuss the importance of playing multiple sports as a youth and how to decide which level best helps your personal development.  Growing up, I was a multi-sport athlete having played baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse, golf, and, of course, hockey!  Every sport helped improve my skills as a hockey player, and fortunately provided me the opportunity to play Division I college hockey at Clarkson University.  That being said, growing up in Northern NY, we didn’t have AAA hockey in my area, so until I was 17, I played Tier II “B”, which is now Tier II “A”.  Even though we weren’t AAA, and the only players were from my small town of Potsdam, we still produced college hockey players, and some that played professionally, including up to the NHL.

Having previously coached hockey at the Division I collegiate level and knowing many coaches from other sports too, I’ve heard countless times the benefits of playing multiple sports growing up.  There are many pros on a personal level as well.  It helps reduce injuries that occur due to over use and over straining certain muscles.  It also provides different environments for youths to grow form experiences and having different teammates.  Many skills can be enhanced and translated into success when they are playing hockey.  It allows players to understand the importance of being a team player and finding similarities that make them successful at each sport.

I’ve coached at many levels of youth hockey and watched countless hours of games and practices.  I can’t say enough how important it is to be on the correct level for the team you choose to play for.  Every one’s goal should be to one day play in the NHL or at least at the NCAA level.  The reality is, not everyone will be fortunate to achieve those goals.  That’s why I can’t emphasize enough how important SKILL DEVELOPMENT is growing up.  If you want to getter better personally, then it shouldn’t matter what level you are playing on, as long as you are constantly improving your skill and hockey sense.  There are many factors to consider when choosing a team.  The ones that I feel are most important are who the coach of the team is, how much time will the team have for practice, financial considerations, travel, amount of playing time they could earn, and ability to be a strong contribution to the team.  Having coached for Team Maryland AAA, and seeing many AAA games.  I saw many times that there would be players that wanted the notoriety of saying they played for a AAA team, when in all actuality, playing AA would have been better suited for them.  It would have allowed some players the chances to gain confidence and have more opportunities to improve their skills.

 

“You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way.  Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”  Michael Jordan

Shawn Grant

Howard Huskies Hockey Director

Phone: 315-262-5985

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About The HUSKIES

The Howard County Youth Hockey Club (HCYHC), also known as the Howard Huskies, is a not for profit hockey club started in 1971. At that time, there were 45 players.   In the 2018 - 2019 season, we had well over 400 boys and girls playing.

The Huskies provide both recreational (CCHL) and tier-II travel (CBHL & EJEPL) hockey ensuring there is a team for every player’s skill and commitment.  

We also host the largest SILVER STICK tournament in the United States every Thanksgiving weekend with over 100 teams.

Our Club’s emphasis is on sportsmanship, teamwork, and character; three themes you will hear woven throughout your experience.

HUSKIES SOCIAL MEDIA

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HUSKIES NATIONAL TEAMS SUMMER SCHEDULE

The Howard Huskies 16 U National and 18 U National teams will participate in three tournaments this summer following team selections at the upcoming tryouts in mid May. 

The first tournament will be the Mid Atlantic Showcase which will be held June 4-6 at the Oaks at Hatfield Ice Arena in Colmar, PA.  The Denis Duplanti Memorial will be held the following weekend June 11-13 at the Patriot Ice Center in Newark, DE.  The final tournament will be the Summer Sizzler will be held July 23-25 at the Patriot Ice Center in Newark, DE as well.

The teams will practice weekly from late May until the final tournament.