East Enders Under 21 Hockey: Welcome

Upcoming Practice
Date Event Time Location
Tue 4/22 Hockey-Ice Tryout #1 9:15 PM - 10:45 PM Don Montgomery C.C.
East Enders AAA Hockey

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A PROGRAM WITH A HISTORY OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

We are looking for dedicated 16-20 yr old players, AT ALL POSITIONS driven to compete at the highest level while completing their educational endeavors.  Each seasons schedule is designed for the team to play against an array of talent to help improve our players individual skills as well as developing, as a team, on the ice over the course of the year. The program has established a standard of 70-75 games per season over the past 15 years.  Each year as the graduating veterans move on, we bring in a new group of enthusiastic rookies looking to improve their own game, develop new friendships and carry on with a game they love.

2014-15 Tryout Times 

Tuesday, April 22- 9:15pm  Don Montgomery Arena (1.5hrs)

Thursday, April 24- 9:00pm  Commander Park Arena (1.5hrs)

Monday, April 28- 9:00pm  Scarborough Gardens Arena (1.5hrs) 

All tryouts are $20/skate 

The Program has set itself apart from most teams in many ways. Whether its playing in more tournaments, having 5 different age groups or simply by running its own website for the last 15 years.  While a number of teams have attempted to follow suit, sometimes in part, the Program continues to demonstrate a leadership role within the Under 21 division.  Coach Morton wears several hats within the Under 21 hockey scene aside from looking after the boys when their on the ice.  Organizing the annual Preseason Exhibition Weekend, the Under 21 All Star game and host of the exclusive UNDER 21 AAA only Gardner Cup Showcase.  Catch all the action and keep tabs on your favourite player as they progress through the season from our website.  Next season a new Under 21 Division website will be launched and you can follow the entire division.  Watch for the link.  

2014-15 Showcase/Tournament Commitments

Early Bird Exhibition Weekend  Sept 3-7  Toronto

Preseason starts with 3-4 exhibition games within the division that is used annually by the teams to assess any player still trying out with the Program.  Gives the squad a look at the rest of the division and helps get the boys into game shape just before the regular season begins.

Humberview Huskies Invitational  Oct 17-19  Toronto

First real tournament of the seasonwhere we face 4 tough teams where only the best 2 emerge for the hardware. The Ticats have been a participant in this event for over a decade and have always used this tournament to prepare the boys before their first out of town Showcase.

Mercyhurst University Showcase  Oct 31- Nov 2  Erie, Pa 

As the only original Program left participating, the Under 21 Ticats will be entering its 7th year of competition at this event.  The event is the highlight of every season for the boys AND their parents.  Getting a true appreciation for campus life (away from home) and taking a look at another available option for continuing their hockey career. The boys take in a NCAA Mens and Womens Div I hockey game, an ACHA Mens club hockey game, as well as a NCAA Football game.   

Under 21 Hockey Showcase Tournament  Nov 20-23  Toronto 

As host of this Under 21 "only" showcase tournament, the Ticats have been competitive in play and an excellent host to the very best of Under 21 hockey teams from the GTHL, OMHA and USA Hockey Jr teams. 

Mooretown Silver Stick  January 8-11, 2015  Mooretown, Ontario

This Program has qualified for this event in 14 of 15 yrs under Coach Morton.  after finishing 1st in last yrs round robin, and a close lose in the semi-finals, the boys are looking to get back to the Mooretown Sports Complex and improve on last years disappointment. 

Entering its 16th season, under Coach Morton, the commitment to develop more than just a team environment will continue for the players. The Program has committed to providing the best opportunity to build on something "new"....each and every season. To take pride in developing team chemistry and pass on experience and knowledge gained to the new recruits each season. Further developing a player's own level of play through "Game In" experience.  Pucks, pylons and drills can only go so far in the development of a player.  Actual "game experience" is the cornerstone to our Programs ability to develop and prepare a player looking at playing at the next level.

The Program will continue to provide an average 70-75 games while playing 20+ opponents each season. The Program promotes a strict, disciplined and supportive structure that allows players to continue to play within a competitive environment, while committing to their educational endeavours. Allowing a player to further develop his own skill set while contributing to the overall team concepts.  We pride ourselves on having one of the best dressing rooms at this age group. We want the boys to be part of something going forward. 

UNDER 21 TICAT HOCKEY

Head Coach- Chris Morton  chrismorton@rogers.com    (647) 629-4586  Cell

 

 



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R.I.P. JOHN 'FITZY' FITZPATRICK

The East Enders Under 21 Program mourns John "Fitzy" Fitzpatrick, who passed Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012.

Fitzy was known by many of the current Under 21 roster as a man dedicated to minor hockey for the youth of East York and Scarborough.  Not simply by his unnoticed deeds but also of his desire to attend to as many of his teams games as humanly possible.

A quiet individual who simply "provided" so many young men a place to call their own and asked very little in return.  The Northwest corner of Scarborough Gardens will hold an empty spot in alot of hearts for years to come.

John Fitzpatrick was respected by so many in the hockey community that its in times like this, one sees the meaning of volunteering to so many. To remember Fitzy, the Under 21 Program will wear the initials "J.F." on every sweater going forward.

R.I.P. FITZY

You'll be dearly missed.