Presidents Hockey: Welcome

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Sat 10/25 star Drive 4UR School Fundraiser 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Quincy High School
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Welcome to the

Quincy High School Presidents Hockey Website

Don't forget...Quirk Ford/QHS Hockey Fundraiser on Saturday, October 25 at Quincy High starting at 9am

  Quincy High goaltender Ryan Higgins makes one of his many saves against North Quincy in the Presidents' 5-1 win over the Red Raiders Saturday at Quincy Youth Arena. More coverage in this week's Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Larry Carchedi  

     

Quincy Public Schools        
  Dr. Richard DeCristofaro
  Superintendent, Quincy Public Schools
  richarddecristofaro@quincypublicschools.com
  Larry Taglieri
  Principal, Quincy High School
  lawrencetaglieri@quincypublicschools.com
  Patrick Lane
  Athletic Director, Quincy High School
  patricklane@quincypublicschools.com
           
Coaching Staff        
  Ted Walsh, Sr
  Head Coach, Varsity   tdwlsh@yahoo.com
  Michael McNeice
  Head Coach, Junior Varsity
  michael.mcneice@verizon.net
  Mike "Woody" MacPherson
  Assistant Coach
   
  Eric Kainen
  Goalie Coach
   
  Bob Kozlowski
  Assistant Coach
   
  Kami Medeiros
  Statistician    
           
2014-2015 Varsity Captains         
    
Brandon Beal
       
  Patrick Freeman
       
  Brian O'Callaghan

     
 

             

 


Friday, October 24
Get ready for the hockey season with the 25th Annual High School Conditioning Camp

Looking to get ready for upcoming hockey tryouts?  Click the link below and join many other high school players from the South Shore at the 25th Annual High School Pro-Conditioning Camp.  For only $125, players will receive six hours of intensive drills with a professional staff of the area's varsity high school coaches.
 


Thursday, October 23
Interested in playing college hockey? Here is a good article from USA Hockey.

Are you curious as to what college coaches are looking for in a hockey player?  Click the link below to see that it's a lot more than just talent and skill.
 
 


Monday, October 20
Canning Information for all QHS Hockey Players

Carolyn Freeman and Julie Connolly will be at Quincy Youth Arena on Monday, October 20 to sign the boys up for their canning time slots.  We know that everyone can't be there on October 20, so Mrs. Freeman will be coordinating another time directly after school in the cafeteria. 

As an incentive for the boys to put in a strong effort into canning, the funds that each player collects will be credited directly to the cost of their own warm-up suit ($141 cost).  Players may select more than one time slot if interested to help offset this expense. 

Canning dates include:

  • Friday, October 31
  • Saturday, November 1
  • Sunday, November 2 

Each player will be given two cans with their names on them along with the permit to tape to the can. 



Sunday, October 19
Quirk Ford Fundraiser for Quincy High Hockey (Sat, Oct 25)

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Quirk Ford has once again stepped up to sponsor the "Drive One For Your School" event to help support Quincy High School hockey program.  This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 25 from 9am-3pm.
 
This fundraiser benefits all QHS hockey players so all are strongly encouraged to attend and help THEIR team.  Parents are also welcome to join in the event.  The more volunteers we have, the more successful the fundraiser will be!
 
Help is needed in the following areas:
  • Coordinate raffle items
  • Set up the event
  • Break down the event
  • Sell raffles
  • Check in test drivers 
  Thank you again to Quirk Ford and their continued support of Quincy High hockey.


10 Things Parents of Athletes Need to Know

Coach Walsh asked that we post this article that appeared in a recent online magazine.  Please read below or click the following link: http://www.ooph.com/ooph-lists/10-things-parents-of-athletes-need-to-know/

I have seen some things on the sidelines over the years that would give you nightmares. Casts being sawed off, coaches going to blows, parents screaming obscenities at the other teams fans. U.G.L.Y. We have all gotten way too emotionally involved in our kids sports. We have forgotten that it’s about the the kids and the lessons, the journey if you will, not the end point.

I have an 18 year old now. He is playing D1 lacrosse for an east coast college and I couldn’t be prouder of him. My 16 yo is committed to a college on the east coast to play as well in 2015. One thing I know for sure is this. They did it. Not us. No amount of screaming, calling coaches, forcing practices would have mattered if they didn’t want it. It was our goal to be supportive, try and embarrass them as little as possible and give them the tools they needed to achieve their dreams. But they had to fight for those dreams. Not us.

My point here is, it’s about them. Get out of their way, enjoy the process, uncoil a bit. Someday far too soon this whole sports thing will be over and you will be begging them to come home for Thanksgiving. TRUST. ME.

Ten Things Parents of Athletes Should Know

1. It’s not about you, its about them.  Do not live your own sports dreams through your kids. It’s their turn now. Let them make their own choices, both good and bad.

2. Never talk to a coach about your child’s play time after a game. Actually you never should. You should have your kid do that. That said, if you just can’t help yourself, send an email the next day and ask for some phone time. 

3. NEVER yell at referees. They are trying. How would you like it if someone came to your job and screamed at you? Not. So. Much. If you have a real issue file a grievance the next day.

4. Do NOT coach your kid from the sideline. Your job is to be a cheerleader, not a coach. If you wanted to coach, you should have volunteered.

5. It is EXTREMELY UNLIKELY you are raising a professional athlete. I promise you. Relax, let them have a good time and learn the lessons they are supposed to be learning in sports.

6. Kids should play the sport that is in season until they are in middle school. Then they can decide which one or two sports they want to play and become more focused. Cross training prevents injuries and burnout.

7. If you have nothing nice to say, sit down and be quiet. Don’t be “that” parent. 

8. If you are losing your mind on the sideline of game, it’s time to look in the mirror and figure out why. It’s not normal to care that much about sports. Put that energy into something more productive.

9. Let them fail. Forgotten equipment, not working out, not practicing at home? Let them suffer the consequences of that. It will make them better.

10. Your kids are watching you. Make them proud not embarrassed.



Financial Assistance Through The Scott Mattson Memorial Fund

The Scott Mattson Fund has been established through the Quincy Youth Hockey Arena to provide awards to deserving youths, helping to achieve their goals both on and off the ice, as well as anti-drug awareness and the devastating effect prescription medication can sometimes lead to.

Scott had a gift and a passion for playing hockey and became an above average hockey player.  On more than one occasion, Scott was told he had "magic hands".  During his youth, Scott was fortunate enough to have played in Finland and on the Olympic ice in Lake Placid, New York.  A few of the teams Scott was very proud to be part of were the South Shore Kings, Baystate Sharks and the Jr Bruins.  Scott continued playing hockey throughout high school with the Quincy High Presidents.

Any Quincy High School hockey player in need of financial assistance may go to scottm17.com to access an application.



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Scott Mattson