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Program Book News
by posted 08/19/2014
 

Thank you to all of our Jr. Everblades families who are doing such a great job connecting with our community and selling ads for our program book, dasher boards, and the website! Your support and the support of our local businesses is greatly appreciated! The deadline for all renewal ads from last season was July, 31st. If you have contacted businesses that you sold ads to last season and are waiting on the completion of paperwork or payment, please contact Kim Shepard ASAP at to let her know the status. Final deadline for ALL ads new or renewed is Sunday, 9/7/14.

 

Save the Dates: Organizational, Team & Individual Photos will be taken during the dates of 9/8 - 9/12. Specific schedule information will be posted soon. 


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Pre-Season Schedule
by Tad O'Had posted 07/24/2014
 

Here's a look at our pre-season practice schedule. The regular season schedule is not available yet as it is a work in progress. We will post that schedule as soon as it's available.

In regards to the JEB Clinics- specifics of these clinics will be posted on the web site in the near future.

 

August 18 Monday:

  • 5:00-6:00pm (SQAA)
  • 6:00-7:00pm (PWA)
  • 7:15-8:15pm (Bantam AA)
  • 8:45-9:45pm (U16AA)

August 19 Tuesday:

  • 6:00-7:00pm (PWAA)
  • 7:15-8:15pm (JEB CLINIC)
  • 8:45-9:45pm (U16A)

August 20 Wednesday:

  • 6:00-7:00pm (SQA/SQAA)
  • 6:15-7:15pm (PWA)
  • 7:15-8:15pm (Bantam AA)
  • 7:30-8:30pm (U16AA)

August 21 Thursday:

  • 6:00-7:00pm (SQA/SQAA)
  • 7:15-8:15pm (PWAA)
  • 8:45-9:45pm (U16A)

August 22 Friday:

  • 6:00-7:00pm (SQA)
  • 7:15-8:15pm (Bantam A)

August 23 Saturday:

  • 1:30-2:30pm (Bantam A)
  • 4:00-5:00pm (Bantam A)

 

August 24 Sunday:

  • 9:15-10:15am (Bantam A)
  • 11:45am-12:45pm (Bantam A)
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August 25 Monday:

  • 5:00-6:00pm (JEB CLINIC)
  • 6:00-7:00pm (SQA/SQAA)
  • 7:15-8:15pm (PW A)
  • 8:45-9:45pm (U16A)

August 26 Tuesday:

  • 6:00-7:00pm (PWAA)
  • 7:15-8:15pm (JEB CLINIC)
  • 8:45-9:45pm (U16A)

August 27 Wednesday:

  • 6:00-7:00pm (SQA/SQAA)
  • 6:15-7:15pm (PWA)
  • 7:15-8:15pm (Bantam AA)
  • 7:30-8:30pm (U16AA)

August 28 Thursday:

  • 6:00-7:00pm (PWAA)
  • 7:15-8:15pm (Bantam AA)
  • 8:45-9:45pm (U16AA)

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Delaney and Mixon as U16 AA Coaching Staff
by posted 07/18/2014
 

The Junior Everblades proudly announce Delaney and Mixon as coaching staff for U16 AA

 

The Junior Everblades Hockey organization is proud to announce Mike Delaney as the newest hire to be the U16 AA Head Coach. Mike will be partnered with all-star standout FGCU Defensemen & Coach Kevin Mixon as his assistant coach. The tandem will be one of the finest in the state, both men hold a true passion for coaching and enjoy developing young talent. Delaney has a rich history in hockey he is a certified Level 4 USA Hockey Coach and grew up playing youth and high school hockey in Tewksbury, Ma. He also attended Worcester State College where he played collegiately. He was named captain two of his four years and was named Worcester College Athlete of the Year in 1999 as well as MASCAC First Team All Conference. After his playing career Mike would go on to give back to youth players through his coaching with Tewksbury Youth Hockey as well as Billerica Memorial High School. Mike possesses well over 13 years developing and coaching hockey. Mike is very familiar with Florida Hockey, as he has coached in both the Junior Everblades organization as well as the Tampa Bay Jr. Lightning. We are excited to announce Mike Delaney as the new head coach of the Junior Everblades U16 AA. 

Mike will be joined by his assistant coach Kevin Mixon Kevin. Kevin is a recent graduate of FGCU and a member of the their 2012 National Championship team.  He was named to the All Regional 1st team, All National 1st team, Southeast regional 2nd team, and selected to the National select team to compete against European professional teams.  Upon arrival to FGCU, he spent his  3 years prior playing Junior hockey all across the country at many different levels. Kevin was born and raised in Fort Myers and has experienced tons of life experiences through hockey.  The Junior Everblades organization cannot be anymore pleased with the quality of these two highly qualified and well thought of coaches. We are looking forward to a great season ahead and wish both of these men all the very best in welcoming them. Please take the time and welcome Mike and Kevin back to ourJunior Everblades family. 

The Junior Everblades would also like to congratulate and wish Pete Flores all the very best with his newly appointed position as Assistant Coach with the Ogden Mustangs of the WSHL. Pete has been instrumental in developing talent in SWFL. He has dedicated many years to the Junior Everblades organization and has done an excellent job with developing talent at all age levels. We are very excited to see Pete join the Mustangs with former Jr. Blades Associate Coach Jake Laime. We feel he will be an excellent fit in Utah with the Ogden Mustangs of the WSHL and wish he and Jake all the very best in capturing a Thorne Cup Championship. Good luck Pete! 


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JEB Ad Book Program for 2014-2015
by posted 06/12/2014
 


Attention JEB Families:

Want to help your organization AND earn money towards your player(s) team fees?!

If you answered YES, then check out our Ad Program! It's a win-win for you and our local businesses.

Our ad program is as easy as contacting local businesses and securing their support by advertising in our program book, on dasher boards, or our website! Their business information reaches thousands of Everblades fans & Junior Everblades families and YOU receive 50% of the ad sale fee back to you! 

***Please note: All families who sold ads last season will have until July 31st to obtain renewal on those ads. After that date, any ads not renewed will be released to any individual who wishes to contact them in effort to obtain their continued support.

Final deadline for ALL ads will be September, 7th 2014. We cannot accept late ad requests or late payments. 

 

Download the 2014-2015 Advertising Form (pdf)

 


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Athletic Republic Summer Training Specials for JEB Players
by posted 05/29/2014
 


Athletic Republic Training Packages / Pricing


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Peewee Elite Champions
by Greg Smith posted 05/27/2014
 

Germain Bulldogs 1st annual Germain Arena Memorial Splash Tournament


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Congratulations to Bantam Selections
by posted 05/22/2014
 

Congratulations to Junior Everblades Bantam Selections

The Junior Everblades would like to congratulate the following players on being named to the Junior Everblades Bantam AA and A teams. This year we are looking forward to a great group at the Bantam level. We have an experienced group of coaches that are sure to develop this age group. We are extremely excited to see the skill level and play and are looking forward to a great season ahead.

 

Bantam AA: HC Craig Morton / AC: John Davidson 

Forward

•  Ian Voit

•  Tristan Roost

•  Holden Hertog 

•  Gage Dill

•  Josiah Crombie 

•  Jake Stirns

•  Quinn Shepard 

•  Alex Brown  

 

Defense

•  Jake VanCleave

•  Kaya Batur 

•  Jeremy Munkelwitz

•  Thomas Gadbois 

•  James Sturdivent

  •  Alternate: Campoli, Katie 

  •  Alternate: Cooper, Matthew

  •  Alternate: Hamberg, Oskar

 

Goalies

•  Anthony Butrico

•  Shaun Hatton

 

Bantam A: Peter McGennis / AC: Jon Egan

 Forward

•  Jeffery Brann

•  Trevor Voyda

•  Joey Schifferl

•  Allan Hernandez

•  Christopher Bina

•  Vincent Zaino

•  Ariel Garbin 

•  Camden Jones

•  Ryan Lefort  

•  Evan Valeska 

 

Defense

•  Matthew Cooper

•  Katie Campoli

Owen Heaslip

Michael Collier

Alexander Goss

 

Goalies

•  Christian Tracy

•  Keegan Wise


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Congratulations Junior Everblades Squirt Selections
by posted 05/22/2014
 

Congratulations to Junior Everblades Squirt Selections

The Junior Everblades would like to congratulate the following players on being named to the Junior Everblades Squirt AA and A teams. "The try-outs were fast paced and the talent depth was at its strongest in the organization. We believe strongly we are building exceptional young talent at this age level" stated Hockey Director Tad O'Had. We are really looking forward to a great season ahead. Congratulations to all the selected skaters. 

 

Squirt AA: HC Brian Rafalski / AC: Jim Brown 

 

Forward

•  Connor Brown

•  Cole Bauman

•  Charlie Bublitz

•  Alexander Kulashenkov 

•  Andrew Kuzma

•  Noah Kent 

•  Jackson Sprecher 

•  Jake Schmidt

 

Defense
•   Matthew Rafalski

•   Evan Edwards

•   Troy Moldonado

•   Andrew Miller

•   William Timothy 

              Alternate 1: Michael Arsenault

 

Goalies

• Jeremy Ryon

 

 

Squirt A: Mike Shields

 

 Forward

•  Lear Voit

•  Anthony Zebley

•  Nikolas Weppner

•  Nicolas Karczmiarz

•  Jackson Wornonowski 

•  Tyler Palin 

•  Brandon Rodriguez 

•  Hayden Stratman

•  Riley McAndrews

             Alternate 1: Bryce Reel  

 

 Defense
•  Michael Arsenault

•  Avery Shaw

  Callahan Seeber

  Kinsley Seeber

  Connor Manchester

 

Goalie 
• Zach Menard


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Congratulations Junior Everblades U16 AA & U16A
by posted 05/19/2014
 

Congratulations U-16 AA & U-16 A

The Junior Everblades would like to congratulate the following players on being named to the Junior Everblades U-16 AA & U-16 A. "We had a very competitive try-out and feel the make-up of both teams are very strong. We are looking forward to a successful season ahead." - Tad O'Had - Hockey Director

 

U-16 AA TEAM ROSTER:

Forwards:

  • Jonah Nash
  • Chris Dunne
  • Adam Svoboda
  • Dillon Manchester
  • Riley Degler
  • Joshua Mullins
  • Ryan Reiseinger
  • Kyle Salminen
  • TJ Zebley
  • Peter Bavetta
  • Arye Beck
  • Richard Gonzalez-Ovaitte
    • Alternate #1: Max Kreeger
    • Alternate #2: Thomas Ewens

Defense:

  • Adam Lindsay
  • Ryan Knapp
  • Aymery Larson
  • Austin Petersen
  • Matthew Pinkerton
  • Jack Thrathen
    • Alternate #1: Grey Allen

Goalies:

  • Cayden Bailey
  • Ryan Gadbois

 

U-16 A TEAM ROSTER:

Forwards:

  • Max Kreeger
  • Thomas Ewens
  • Kevin Keyes
  • Daniel Merida
  • Alex Aparicio
  • Joey Ceto
  • Jacob Jernberg
  • Troy Mondor
  • Liam Rielly
  • Connor Santini
  • Jay Puterbaugh

Defense:

  • Grey Allen
  • Connor Jeppesen
  • Cameron D'Jamoos
  • James Rowe
  • Nick Zaino

Goalies:

  • Cameron Lawson
  • Cole Hoover
    • Alternate #1: Charles Renaud

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Spectacular Day at Stoneybrook
by posted 05/18/2014
 

Hello Junior Everblades family and friends,

 

We had a spectacular day at Stoneybrook Golf Club yesterday for our annual fund raising golf tournament!  Thank you to everyone that was able to participate in some way, shape or form.  We had 76 golfers, 10 volunteers and 26 sponsors that helped to make the day a success.  The following list are the sponsors that helped make the day a great success as well as the winners of the event:

 

4 Person Scramble Winners

1st Place – Chris Collins, Tom Ciavarella, Keith Anderson, Joe Jesse

 

2nd Place – Ryan Brindley, Ernie Hartlieb, Hank Hartlieb, Josh Onyschuck

 

3rd Place – Kevin Read, Chris Zeo, Dave Urness, Tom Eiden

 

Closest To The Pin Winners

Hole #5 – Dave Urness

Hole #7 – Keith Anderson

Hole #14 – Kevin Read

Hole #17 – Ron Tennant

 

Longest Drive Winner – Hollianne Hobson

 

Longest Made Putt Winner – Keith Chazin

 

Sponsors

Athletic Republic – Tad O’Had

Chef Chris Mark

Chef Michael Strickland

Dance City Productions

FootJoy Golf – Scott VanDam

Germain Arena Pro Shop – Bill MacKay

Grey Oaks Country Club – Karl Bublitz

Gulf Shore Hockey Plus

LaPlaya Golf Club – Scott Richardson

Louis Venne Photography

Lutgert Smith Lescher Insurance

Marc Oates Attorney At Law

McShea Contracting

Miromar Lakes Golf Club – Ken McMaster

Morgan Stanley – Tom Kahl

Naples Wine Bar – Colin Estrem

Oakes Farms

Party City Rentals – Ken Crooker

Pelican Lawn & Landscaping – Ryan Brindley

Pulte Homes Preserve at Corkscrew – Steven Palmer

Ryan Brindley Hockey Development

Seafood Dynamics – Rich Cahoon

Stoneybrook Golf Club – Jeff Nixon

Titleist Golf – Steve Taylor

WCI Properties – Bob Radunz

Winner’s Award Group – Lou Chiera

 

Thanks again to everyone for helping make it such a big success!

 


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Jr Everblades Name Ryan Brindley PeeWee AA Head Coach
by posted 05/17/2014
 

 

Brindley to Lead PeeWee AA Junior Everblades

The Junior Everblades are proud to announce Ryan Brindley as the head coach for the Pee-Wee AA team for the upcoming season. "Ryan is one of the finest coaches in our organization and state we feel that he is an excellent fit for these young-men to continue to advance their hockey careers. He runs a very tight knit practice and puts the players development first. We feel that with his tutelage these young-men will grow as athletes and people. We couldn't be more excited about this selection." stated Tad O'Had.

 

Ryan Brindley:

Ryan was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He has an extensive history in hockey including the following:

Played 9 years of professional hockey in the IHL, AHL and ECHL

Coach of the 2004 AAA Florida Alliance Team. This team is the #1 Ranked team in the Country. This is a first for a Florida youth hockey team.

2004 ECHL All Star

2001 ECHL Champion

Former Captain of the Florida Everblades, an ECHL team

Ryan has over 15 years coaching experience and has been running his own hockey camps and clinics for over 10 years. He has coached the Jr. Everblades to five consecutive SAHOF / LEAGUE Championships 2010-2014. 

Ryan played hockey for the Miami University in Ohio and is where he graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education.

Ryan resides in Estero, FL, with his wife, Rochelle, and four children. 


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Congratulations Junior Everblades Mite Selects
by posted 05/17/2014
 

The Junior Everblades would like to congratulate the following players on being named to the Junior Everblades Mite Select program. "As an organization we couldn't be anymore pleased with the talented young players we saw at try-outs. This group will have some of the best coaching and development in the state and we all look forward to seeing their progress." Stated Hockey Director Tad O'Had. The program will be a hybrid of in-house REC and Full fledged travel this combination will provide the players the best of development, practice and game play. The "JEB Mite Select" Program will provide the following:

  • (23) Total number of practices/ approximately 55 hrs of ice
    • Skills development & working scrimmages
  •  (24) games within 5- 6 Jamborees in-state of Florida
    • Games are 30 minute cross-ice games
    •  approx. (4) games a day played
  •   Germain Rec In-House Hockey program games/practices 
    • (13) games
    • (7) practices
  •  Customized reversible Junior Everblades jerseys  & socks included

 

TEAM ROSTER:

Carruthers

Jack

Collins

Dominic 

Hatto

Tristan 

Hoffman

Brantlee

Logan 

Ryan

Maldonado

Dane

McGovern

Jack 

Mullan

Dylan

O'Dea 

Chase

Svoboda

Oliver

Tracy

Payton 

McAndrews

Brady

Kuzma

Robin

Tracy

Reese

Button

Landon

Shaw

Grady

Guenther

Brady

Kaska

Owen

Hawkes

Kevin

   

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Rafalski & Brown to return to the Bench
by posted 05/02/2014
 


Rafalski & Brown to coach Junior EVERBLADES SQUIRT AA

 

The Florida Junior Everblades are proud to announce Brian Rafalski & Jim Brown as the coaches for the upcoming SQUIRT AA season. "Both Brian and Jim have been a staple within the our organization.  Their love for the game and their passion to work with children is unparalleled. Brian and Jim's elite playing backgrounds provide the SQUIRT AA players a huge resource of knowledge and know how. We feel that this staff is one of the finest in country and we are so lucky and excited to have them back for another year" stated Hockey Director Tad O'Had. Please welcome the two back with the Junior Everblades as we look forward to a great 2014-2015 season. 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR JUNIOR EVERBLADES COACHES STAY TUNED AS COACHES WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE COMING DAYS. 
 

Junior Everblades - "SQUIRT AA"

Brian Rafalski -Head Coach:

 A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Brian Rafalski brings a wealth of hockey experience to the Jr. Everblades. Brian played one year in the United States Hockey League before playing 4 years collegiately at the University of Wisconsin in the WCHA. After college, Brian played professionally in the European Elite League for 4 seasons in both Finland and Sweden, as well as 11 seasons in the National Hockey League with New Jersey and Detroit, winning two Stanley Cups with the Devils and one with the Red Wings. Brian represented Team USA in the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Olympics and was a multiple NHL All-Star selection. Although now retired, Brian’s passion and love for the game runs deep. He looks forward to building upon the recent successes of Mite & Squirt seasons, and to the 2014-2015 Squirt AA season.   


Jim Brown -Assistant Coach:

 A native of Scarborough, Ontario Jim grew up playing his Major Junior Hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Owen Sound Platers. Jim spent four seasons in the OHL. After which he then turned pro and began his career in the ECHL with the Hampton Road Admirals. Jim would go on and play twelve years of professional hockey between the ECHL, AHL, UHL, Italy and England. Jim was known as an offensive threat with great hockey sense and touch around the net. He finished his career with the Florida Everblades in 2033-2004. Jim played 602 games professionally and compiled over a point a game with 672 points. Jim currently resides in Florida where he is a firefighter. Jim is looking forward to another great season behind the bench with the Junior Everblades. 


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Hartlieb named Head Coach of Junior Everblades U16/18 A
by posted 05/02/2014
 

Hartlieb to coach Junior EVERBLADES U16/18 A

 

The Florida Junior Everblades are proud to announce the hiring of Hank Hartlieb to coach the U16/18 A team. "Hank has been a mainstay within the Junior Everblades organization and is an excellent fit for these young men. His knowledge of the game, passion to teach and abilities to translate life skills into hockey is excellent. We welcome Hank back for another great season with the Junior Everblades and are looking forward to a great season in 2014-2015." stated Hockey Director -Tad O'Had
 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR JUNIOR EVERBLADES COACHES STAY TUNED AS COACHES WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE COMING DAYS. 

 

Junior Everblades - "U 16/18A"

Hank Hartlieb - Head Coach:

Hank played his minor hockey in the Metro Detroit area for several organizations through Midgets. He continued to play hockey in the adult leagues in Detroit and still plays in the Germain recreation league. He began coaching youth hockey in 1976 at the St. Clare Shores Civic Arena in St. Clare Shores, Michigan. Hank has coached numerous players over the years, including  two notable players from one of his Mite teams being former NHLer Rob Valicevic and his brother, former ECHL All Star Chris Valicvic. Hank’s youth hockey coaching career continued through 1993 in Metro Detroit, coaching teams from the A level through AAA level teams. The most notable player Hank coached in the latter years was his son, Ernie Hartlieb, who went on to be a fan favorite, having his jersey number retired by the Florida Everblades. In 2009, Hank moved to Southwest Florida and was asked to coach the Midget U16 Jr. Everblades team which captured the SAHOF State Championship. Hank continues to be an integral part of the Florida Junior Everblades, coaching with a number of teams at varying age levels. Hank is looking forward to an exciting upcoming season with the Junior Everblades U16/18 A. 

 


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Morton & Davidson take over the helm of Jr Everblades Bantam AA
by posted 05/02/2014
 

Morton & Davidson to coach Junior EVERBLADES Bantam AA

The Florida Junior Everblades are proud to announce Craig Morton & John Davidson as the coaches for the upcoming Bantam AA season. "Both Craig and John have been a staple within the our organization, their love for the game and their passion to work with our players is remarkable. Craig and John have a rich history in collegiate hockey and coaching and training hockey players this experience will greatly benefit the Bantam AA players. We feel that this staff is one of the best in state and will provide our players with a new and unique perspective to help them develop as players and people. We are so lucky and excited to have them back for another year" stated Tad O'Had. 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR JUNIOR EVERBLADES COACHES STAY TUNED AS COACHES WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE COMING DAYS. 

 

Junior Everblades - "Bantam AA"

Craig Morton -Head Coach:  

A native of Garden City, Michigan, Craig grew up playing in the Detroit Metropolitan area for AAA powerhouses – Detroit Little Caesars and the Compuware Ambassadors.  After playing his junior hockey, Craig played 4 years collegiately at Eastern Michigan University, where he was a CSCHL All-Star and graduated with a BS in Political Science.  Prior to relocating to Florida, Craig was the Head Hockey Instructor at Maximum Development Hockey Schools based out of Windsor, Ontario and coached minor travel hockey in Michigan at the Squirt through Midget level.  He looks forward to being back with the Junior Everblades organization after coaching the Pee Wee A Green team last season. In his previous stint with the Junior Everblades, Craig coached the 2006/2007 Squirt A Team to a SAHOF State Championship and also led the 2010/2011 Bantam A Team to a Big Bear Tournament championship.  

 

John Davidson -Assistant Coach:

JD grew up learning and playing hockey in Michigan on winterized lakes and in the competitive travel leagues of the Detroit-Metro area. During this time he worked with legendary goaltending coach Quent Riha for numerous years developing his discipline and awareness to the game. In college, he joined up with the FGCU Eagles where they won back-to-back 2nd and 3rd national rankings. JD also won a personal award making the National 2nd Team during his play with FGCU Eagles. Following his time as a college goaltender, JD became interested in the coaching aspects of the game and began with the Jr. Florida Everblades program. After the developmental successes of his JEB team last season with Craig Morton, JD looks forward to another great year developing young players to reach their goals, and giving back to the great game of hockey.


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Crowel to coach the Junior Everblades PeeWee A
by posted 05/02/2014
 

Crowel to coach Junior EVERBLADES PeeWee A

 

The Florida Junior Everblades are proud to announce Chuck Crowel to coach the PeeWee A team for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Chuck has been an integral part of player development in the Junior Everblades for over a decade. "Chuck is well thought on and off the ice. He has a strong background in hockey and routinely has successful teams. The players and parents speak highly of his demeanor and accolades. We are so pleased to have him back with the Junior Everblades and we are looking forward to another great year of Junior Everblade Hockey." Hockey Director -Tad O'Had

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR JUNIOR EVERBLADES COACHES STAY TUNED AS COACHES WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE COMING DAYS. 

 

Junior Everblades - "PeeWee A"

Chuck Crowel -Head Coach:

 A native of Connecticut, Chuck played his youth and high school hockey in Windsor, CT and played his college hockey at Southern Connecticut State University.  Chuck is currently a certified USA Hockey Level 4 coach and has coached in the Jr. Everblades organization since 2004. Over the past decade Chuck has been instrumental in developing some of the elite talent in the Junior Everblades organization. Many of his players have advanced onto Prep School, Junior and College Hockey. During the 2012-2013 season, Chuck’s Squirt A Blue Team won 4 tournaments including the Squirt A SAHOF State Championship. In 2013-2014 Chuck continued his success by coaching the Pee-Wee A Blue team to a SAHOF semifinalist finish, in addition to placing 2nd in the CFHL and were finalists in all five tournaments that they attended.


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Shields to coach Junior Everblades SQUIRT A
by posted 05/01/2014
 

Mike Shields to coach Junior EVERBLADES SQUIRT A

The Florida Junior Everblades are proud to announce Mike Shields as the Head Coach for the Squirt A team. Mike has been an integral part of the Junior Everblades for 15 years serving as a head coach for many teams from Mites to Midgets. Mike has also overseen all goalie development for the Jr Blades and Junior Everblades for the past four seasons. "Mike has an insatiable quality about him that draws kids in, he understands the balance of work-ethic and fun, his demeanor and attitude forces kids attention yet allows them to love the game." states Tad O'Had. "We feel Mike is the perfect fit for the Squirt A team.  He has been a terrific coach with our Pee-Wee and Bantam teams and we feel that his tutelage will help develop these young players for years to come.    

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR JUNIOR EVERBLADES COACHES STAY TUNED AS COACHES WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE COMING DAYS. 

 

Junior Everblades- "SQUIRT A"

Mike Shields - Head Coach:

Mike has been an integral part of the Junior Everblades organization for over 15 years, coaching and training goaltenders. Many of Mikes students have elevated their play onto the College, Junior and "AAA" ranks. Mike has assisted and coached players of all ages and skill levels from Mite to Midget. Mike also serves as the Goaltending Coach for the Florida Jr. Blades  where his goalies have finished the past three seasons with least goals allowed in the country. One of Mike's recent students Eric Sugrue has gone on to commit to Becker College for 2014-2015 season. "Mike is a passionate coach his knowledge is incredible and he has helped me elevate my game to play college hockey" stated Eric Sugrue. Mike also oversees all goalie development for the Junior Everblades organization and routinely runs goalie skills clinics throughout the season that have proved to be a huge success. Mike is an excellent coach and his passion for the game and students is evident every time he takes the ice. Mike is excited to be coaching the Squirt A team for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. "Mike has an insatiable quality about him that draws kids in, he understands the balance of work-ethic and fun, his demeanor and attitude forces kids attention yet allows them to love the game." states Tad O'Had. "We feel Mike is the perfect fit for the Squirt A team he has been a terrific coach with our Pee-Wee's and Bantam teams and we feel that his tutelage will help develop these young players for years to come.    

 

Assistant Coach: (To Be Announced after TRY-OUTS)


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Jr Everblades Mite Selects name Lundbohm and Anderson to Coaches
by posted 04/30/2014
 

Lundbohm and Anderson to lead Junior Everblades-- "Mite Selects"

 

The Florida Junior Everblades are proud to announce the return of Keith Anderson and David Lundbohm as the coaches for the Junior Everblades-Mite Select team. "Both David and Keith have a wealth of hockey knowledge and are the perfect fit to lead our Mites to the next level. Between their knowledge and love for the game we have one of the finest Mite staffs in the state, our parents and players are extremely lucky." stated Hockey Director -Tad O'Had. Anderson and Lundbohm are both returning with the Junior Everblades for their second season and are looking forward to working with tomorrow's stars. This year will be an exciting year for our Mites as the Junior Everblades will be offering a new "Mite Select" program that will provide our young stars a great way to advance skills, play games and gain experience with scrimmages and skill sessions. Stay tuned to learn more. 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR JUNIOR EVERBLADES COACHES STAY TUNED AS COACHES WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE COMING DAYS. 

 

Junior Everblades- "MITE SELECTS"

 

David Lundbohm:  A native of Roseau, Minnesota. David played his Jr."A" hockey in the USHL with the Fargo-Moorehead Sharks. After spending two successful seasonswith the Sharks, David received a scholarship to play Division 1 college hockey in the WCHA with the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. After four years of college hockey, David signed his first pro contract with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. Following a successful season with the Blades, David inked a deal with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. David continued his hockey career playing 8 years of professional hockey in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. David is now back with the Florida Junior Everblades and co-coaching the Mite Team for the second season.

 

Keith Anderson:

A native of Thief River, Minnesota. Keith played his Jr. "A" hockey in the USHL with the North Iowa Huskies.  After a successful year in the USHL he received a scholarship to play Division 1 college hockey in the WCHA with the St . Cloud State Huskies. After four seasons, he signed his first pro contract with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. Keith continued on to have 4 very successful years with the Florida Everblades. Today, we are happy to announce that Keith is back with the Junior Everblades co-coaching the Mite Team with his former teammate for the second season. 


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FLORES & MIXON to lead Junior Everblades U16/U18 AA
by posted 04/30/2014
 

Flores & Mixon Named Coaches of Junior EVERBLADES  U16/18 AA

 

The Florida Junior Everblades are proud to announce Flores and Mixon as the coaches for the U16/18 AA team. Both Flores and Mixon are an excellent fit with our organization they both have had ample success in their playing careers and have continued their success with FGCU and the Junior Everblades. The balance of their knowledge and love for the game makes them an incredible combo that will ensure the U16/18 AA team success. "They understand the game from all levels and are incredibly personable and passionate for teaching hockey. They are excited to continue with the Junior Everblades and we couldn't be happier." stated Hockey Director-Tad O'Had

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR JUNIOR EVERBLADES COACHES STAY TUNED AS COACHES WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE COMING DAYS. 

 

Junior Everblades- "U16/18 AA"

Pete Flores-Head Coach:

Peter grew up playing AAA hockey in NJ before moving down to Florida with his family. Once here, he started with the Inaugural Jr. Everblades team and  after spending a few years with JEB he went on to play with the Hartford Jr Wolfpack in the AJHL.  After his junior career he settled back home playing for FGCU. Playing defense for FGCU he helped the team to 5 National Tournament appearances including a National Runner-Up. Since leaving FGCU, Peter has been a figure in the youth hockey community taking the position of Youth Hockey Coordinator at Germain Arena. Through his position and running numerous skills clinics, Peter is able to share his expertise with a whole new generation of hockey players. His passion for developing talent has allowed him to work with players from AA, Junior, Canadian Junior, Prep School, Collegiate and Professional Levels. Last season he was head coach of the Jr. Everblades Bantam AA team that went all the way to the SAHOF Semi-Finals and was also an Assistant Coach with FGCU's D3 team. With FGCU he helped them Finish #1 in the south region and go on to Nationals with a final ranking of #4 in the Nation. Peter is excited for the upcoming season and is looking forward to working with another talented group of young hockey players.

 

Kevin Mixon-Assistant Coach:

Kevin Is a recent graduate of FGCU and a member of the their 2012 National Championship team.  He was named to the All Regional 1st team, All National 1st team, Southeast regional 2nd team, and selected to the National select team to compete against European professional teams.  Upon arrival to FGCU, he spent his  3 years prior playing Junior hockey all across the country at many different levels.  Mixon was lead to the path of junior and college hockey from the path of the Jr. Everblades organization.  Starting from the organization’s  inauguration at age 14, He finished his JEB career with the AAA Everblades program that competed at nationals two years in a row.  Kevin was born and raised in Fort Myers and has experienced tons of life experiences through hockey.  He enjoys giving back to the hockey community from where he first started, and is excited to see the progress the organization continues to have. His enthusiasm and love for the game, mixed with his range of skill sets, should prove to be beneficial to the younger talent coming up.


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PLAY UP GUIDELINES
by posted 04/23/2014
 

JUNIOR EVERBLADES HOCKEY

PLAY UP GUIDELINES

 

Consistent with USA Hockey guidelines, the Junior Everblades strongly encourages players to play in the correct division for their age. In certain limited circumstances, however, JEB Board of Directors (BOD) and Hockey Director (HD) may permit a player in his/her age division to play up to the next higher age division. Requests to play up will be granted only when that is in the best interest of both the player and the Association as a whole.

 

When a player will be allowed to play up:

The Association will consider granting a request to play up only when the Board of Directors and Hockey Director, in consultation with the coaches in the player’s age division and the next higher age division, conclude that a player has the skills and other qualities required to succeed in a higher age division. If the Board of Directors, Hockey Director and coaches believe a player should not play up, the player will not play up. Even if the coaches believe a player has the skills and other qualities required to succeed in a higher age division, the BOD and HD might not approve the play up request. The BOD & HD will grant play up requests only if all of the other factors the Association considers in evaluating play up requests also support allowing the player to play up. Those other factors include:

1. Whether allowing the player to play up positively impacts their development as a hockey player. It must be undeniable that allowing the player to play up is the best thing for the player’s maturation and development process as a hockey player. This will be discussed with coaches, directors and hockey specialists. The player must be an exceptional talent and must standout from the norms.     

2. Whether allowing a player to play up positively or negatively affects the Association's ability to form teams or second teams at either affected age level.

3. Whether allowing a player to play up afford more players overall the opportunity to play travel hockey in the Association.

4.Whether allowing a player to play up would involve the player taking the position of an age-appropriate player who would then be left with no position on an Association team. Playing up will not be allowed in that circumstance.

As stated in the bylaws and rules the Board of Directors and Hockey Director will make the final decision allowing or not allowing a player to be rostered in a higher age division after consulting with the coaches in the affected age divisions, subject to Board approval. Those decisions will be final, and are not subject to appeal or other reconsideration.

 

The process for requesting permission to play up

To implement these guidelines in a manner that is fair to each family and player in the Association, the following specific rules and deadlines will apply:

1.    Parents who want the Association to consider allowing their child to play up must submit a written request to the JEB Hockey Director at least 10 days before the first designated tryout date for the division the player wants to move up to. The submission of this request does not mean a player will be allowed to play at the higher age level or even that he/she will be allowed to attend a tryout for a higher age division. The written request simply notifies the Association that a particular player wants to be considered for the higher age division.

Play up requests must include a signed copy of the Junior Everblades Risk Acknowledgement and Liability Waiver form, acknowledging the risks associated with playing outside of a participant’s age classification. This form may be obtained from the website.

2.    The JEB Hockey Director, in consultation with the coaches in the affected age divisions, will evaluate each request under the guidelines described above, subject to Board approval. The Hockey Director will notify parents who have submitted a written play up request whether the Association has decide to allow or not to allow particular players to try out at a higher age division. Allowing a player to come to a tryout for a higher age division does not mean that the player will make a team in that division, only that the player is being given the opportunity to be evaluated along with other players who attend the tryouts.

3.    In some years, the Association could conclude as tryouts approach that the number of players anticipated to attend tryouts may not be sufficient to form the number of teams the Association hopes to form in some divisions. If that happens, the JEB BOD and HD, in consultation with the coaches in the affected age divisions, may determine that the best interests of the Association would be served by inviting second year players from one age division to attend one or more of the tryouts in the next higher age division. The BOD and HD will notify the parents of those players as soon as possible if that decision is made.

 

Rules that apply when a player is allowed to play up:

If the Junior Everblades allow a player to play up in a particular year, the following rules will apply to that player:

1. The BOD and Hockey Director reserve the right to reverse a decision allowing a participant to play-up at any time up to December 15 based on the recommendations of the coaches involved, subject to Board and HD approval. If a player that has moved up is experiencing difficulty at the higher age level, as determined by the coaches and Hockey Director, the player may be moved back to his or her age-appropriate division. This will allow the registrar time to complete the necessary changes on the rosters prior to the December 31 deadline.

2. If the Association allows a player to move to the next higher age division, the player must forfeit their number if a player is already using that number on the team at that higher age level.

3. If the Association allows a player to move to the next higher age division, the participant is responsible for all costs associated with playing at the next higher age division.

4. If the Association allows a player to move to play at the next higher age division, the decision is valid only for that season.

 

For more information and to submit your request please contact Tad O’Had

 

 

  


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Wallpaper
by Greg Smith posted 09/26/2010
 

We've added a Jr. Everblades Wallpaper page.

The link is on the left hand side of our main page.

Pick your favorite wallpaper for your computer and show your Jr Everblades pride! 

 


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