SEAN KOPPER (JEB U18), SELECTED AS A NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST
Congratulations to Sean Kopper, a member of the JEB U-18 Team, who has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program by "demonstrating through distinguished performance a high potential for future academic accomplishment." Sean now has the opportunity to designate one institution as his "institution of choice," which will ultimately consider him for a scholarship as a result of his Finalist status. He will also be sent full scholarship offers from various other colleges and universities across the nation in hopes Sean will consider attending their school. As a student achieving Finalist status, Sean will also be considered for additional foundation scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The Junior Everblades are very proud of Sean’s accomplishments both on the ice and in the classroom!
Germain Arena is a member of the Central Florida Hockey League. During the spring travel
hockey season Germain Arena offers the Germain Bulldogs. The Germain Bulldogs are a
Tier 2 A & AA travel hockey program. The program is headed up by the Germain Arena
Hockey Director Karl Masnjak.
The goal for the Germain Bulldogs is to continue to develop players at a competitive level that
that will prepare players for their upcoming Fall travel hockey program.
The Central Florida Hockey League has made some major changes to the rules for Spring
league. These rule changes will force programs, teams, and players to be organized and
operate under the same playing rules as they do in the fall.
Here are some highlights of the new rules and the format of the league.
● 10 games played over 5 weekends and 12 practices
● Playoffs – 5th weekend will be playoffs
● Players are required to play in the age division they will play in the 2014/2015 season
● Players must play in a minimum 4 league games to qualify for the playoffs weekend.
● Rosters will be frozen and players can not be added after the 2nd week of league play.
● Player’s can not be double rostered on an A & AA team within the same age division.
● No team may dress players not on that team’s official USA Hockey roster for any league
game. Any team using a player(s) not on the team’s official roster are subject to penalties up
to and including the forfeiting of all the games played with ineligible players. USAH
Supplemental rosters must be received by Thursday at 5 PM prior to the game weekend in
order for additional players to dress and play. Only players and coaches listed on the
scoresheet are eligible for that game and NO write ins are allowed for any reason. New
players to the official USAH roster must be submitted to the Administrator by Thursday at
5pm prior to the game weekend via email
The Germain Bulldogs will field teams at the following age divisions:
Squirt – 2004 & 2005 ● Peewee – 2002 & 2003
Bantam – 2001 & 2000 ● U16 – 1998 & 1999
Monday March 17th Squirt @ 7:15pm
Tuesday March 18th Peewee @ 6:00pm
Tuesday March 18th Bantam @ 7:15pm
Thursday March 20th U16 @ 7:15pm
The Junior Everblades Board of Directors extends their congratulations to the 99 players making the Honor Roll for 1st quarter. This is an honor and a personal accomplishment. All of your hard work has paid off! It takes a great deal of talent, effort, and determination to achieve such a challenging goal while playing travel hockey.
Your commitment to excellence is evident in earning this academic honor. The diligence and effort you have given to your academic performance along with your many hours practicing and playing hockey are an indication that you will be successful in all you do. You should indeed be proud of your work!
It came to our attention last evening by a USA Hockey official that many of the players in the JEB organization are using expired or outdated helmets. We would strongly urge you to review the two attached links below.
This is a matter that USA Hockey will be strictly enforcing this season and players will be not allowed to play if their helmet is not updated or has the proper HECC certification stickers. We are hoping to make all aware of this matter prior to league play.
We at Athletic Republic are very excited to begin training the Junior Everblades again this season! It is going to be great year and we are ready to get back after it. The training will begin the week of September 16th and will carry on through to February 21st. Please keep in mind that there will be no training the weeks of Thanksgiving (November 25 - 29th) and Christmas Break (December 23-Jan 3rd). We have made every effort to schedule each team’s A/R training on a day they are already at the arena for practice, but it is simply impossible to accomplish. We appreciate your understanding in advance.
Please make sure that the players bring proper workout apparel, skates, and sticks to every training session. If you have any questions please feel free to ask! Below is the weekly training schedule for each team. The sessions will last 90 minutes. We are excited to continue the development and are looking forward to a great season ahead.
152 players along with 200 family and friends turned out for the 2013-2014 Junior Everblades Opening Day Ceremonies held on Saturday, August 17th. Board President Dave Shepard introduced new Hockey Director Tad O’Had to everyone in attendance and thanked former Director Karl Masjnak for fourteen fantastic seasons leading the JEB organization. The players and coaches that make up the 11 Junior Everblade teams were introduced by Master of Ceremonies John Holbert. Everyone in attendance agreed that it looks like another great season ahead for the Junior Everblades!
On Sunday, August 18th, 65 junior hockey players came out to support the Vera Masjnak Scholarship Fundraiser Clinic hosted by Vera’s son and former Junior Everblades Hockey Director Karl Masjnak. Vera passed away on June 26th after a battle with cancer and was a great friend of the Junior Everblades and strong supporter of junior hockey.
Nine coaches along-side Karl donated their time and talents to this very special morning. The coaches were: Tad O’Had, Pete Flores, Todd Pococke, Tyler Clarkston, Mike Shields, Matt Salera, Michael Haskins, Michael Divico and Dave Shepard.
The event was a great success and not only created some scholarship funds, but also helped 65 future hockey stars in their development. Thank you to everyone that participated!