Presidents Hockey: Welcome

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Welcome to the

Quincy High School Presidents Hockey Website

  Congratulations to the team on another tournament appearance and a special thank you to all the seniors for their commitment and leadership the past four years.  GO PRESIDENTS!!

 

Follow the team on Twitter at @qncyhighhockey 

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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 Jr.
  Varsity Head Coach   tdwlsh@yahoo.com
  Michael McNeice
  Assistant Coach & JV Head Coach
  michael.mcneice@verizon.net
  Mike "Woody" MacPherson
  Assistant Coach
   
  Ted Walsh III   Assistant Coach    
  Erick Kainen
  Assistant Coach & Goalie Coach
   
  Bob Kozlowski
  Assistant Coach
   
  Kami Medeiros
  Assistant Coach    
           
2014-2015 Varsity Captains         
    
Brandon Beal
       
  Sean Brennick (Assistant)        
  Patrick Freeman
       
  Brian O'Callaghan

     

 


Wednesday, March 4
QHS Players Receive Patriot League Awards

Congratulations to the following players on their recognition by the Patriot League:

Brandon Beal  Patriot League All Star 
Pat Freeman  Patriot League All Star 
Brian O'Callaghan  Patriot League All Star 
Ryan Harty Patriot League Academic Award 
Steve Ross Patriot League Sportsmanship Award


Friday, February 20
Congratulations to Pat Freeman from QHS Coaches on 100 Point Milestone

Congratulations to Pat Freeman for reaching 100 points during his career here at QHS! 

Also, congratulations to ALL his teammates for helping him acheive this phenomenal goal.  Although we do not preach individual accomplishments, this one deserves accolades and Pat has earned this through hard work and dedication.

- Coach Walsh and the rest of the coaching staff



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Friday, January 23
NCAA Recruiting: Path to College Hockey out East needs fixing

Having watched a lot of college, junior, high school, midget and summer showcase games over the past few years, something seems painfully obviously, but it won't happen without a lot of pressure from key figures in the hockey community.

USA Hockey brass and NCAA coaches need to step in and make the game better and help the financial pockets of all hockey parents who have kids aspiring to play Division I or Division III hockey.

Copy & paste the following link in your browser to read more:  

http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/college-hockey-recruiting-ncaa/2015/1/19/7854331/too-many-junior-leagues-teams-high-school-hockey-needs-to-come-back



Saturday, December 27
PATRIOT LEDGER ARTICLE: Quincy vs. North Quincy Game Recap (Dec 26)

Senior captains Pat Freeman, Brian O’Callaghan and Brandon Beal scored as the Presidents (2-3) beat the Raiders in the late game.

Senior Ryan Higgins (Quincy) and junior Kevin Doherty (NQ) each had strong games in goal.

“It was a great game, back and forth,” Quincy coach Ted Walsh Jr. said. “(North Quincy) had a nice breakout against our forecheck that caused us some problems. But as I told the kids, winning ugly is OK. It doesn’t matter how you win.”

The tournament final will be a rematch of last season when Milton rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Presidents as part of its 8-0 start to the season.

Matt McDonald tied the game 1-1 for NQ in the third period. Quincy then scored twice before senior captain Mike Finn pulled North Quincy within 3-2 with six minutes remaining. “We had a good push (late) but we couldn’t get over the hump,” Raiders coach Matt Gibbons said.

North Quincy (1-3) will play King Philip in the consolation game on Sunday at 5 p.m.

http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20141226/SPORTS/141227815/12535/SPORTS/?Start=2



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

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.



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.