Mad Dogs Hockey: Mad Dogs News

Wednesday, August 8
2012 Mad Dogs Roster

Congrats to the following 2012 Mad Dogs:

 

10u Roster:
  • Brady Andrea  (GOALIE)
  • Janae Conner 
  • Timothy Contos
  • Justin Evans
  • Ben Gibbons
  • Nick Howe
  • Griffin Knarr (GOALIE)
  • Kieran Lynch
  • Mason Matelski
  • Sean Monahan
  • Ethan Taylor
  Alternates:
  • Ethan Abramovich
  • Jared Gidley
  • Bauer Morrissey
  • Aiden Rudolf 

 

14u Roster:

  • Dylan Brink
  • Danny Dooley
  • Jordan Farmer (Goalie)
  • Carter Grose
  • Johnny Hoffer
  • Jack McMullen
  • Elliot Root
  • Jack Taylor
  • Nate Vogel
  Alternates:
  • Alec Cordova
  • Austin Harrington (Goalie)
  • Matt Kline
  • Billy Shand 
    •  

 

16u Roster: 

  • Hunter Bell
  • Chris Caldwell
  • Sam Connelly
  • Alex DeYoung
  • Tyler Folts
  • Alec Guarnero
  • Austin Heiden
  • Cobey Hernandez
  • Isaiah Miles
  • Brandon Mills

 

 

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If you are an 8u or 12u competitive inline player

and missed the tryouts at The Box, please contact:

 

 8u Coach Thomas at thomascd@verizon.net

or 

12u Coach Piver at brad@piver.us 



Monday, March 5
Mad Dogs Recruiting plus news...

Mad Dogs Coaches 
Are Actively Recruiting

 

 

Tryout Information
 
This year the Mad Dogs are not having typical tryouts due to lack of available rink time.

If you are a competitive A/AA/AAA inline player between the ages of 7-18 and want to play in several Regional Qualifiers that advance to National Championship Games, please contact the appropriate Coach or Team Manager.  Provide your name, birth year, and inline &/or ice hockey history. If you are new to our program, we may try to arrange private evaluations or go by previous coach recommendations.

Coaches and Player Positions Available
 
'95-'96 Midgets - Coach Folts, contact  Team Manager.   1 ALT open.
 
'98 Bantam - Coach Cordova. Team filled. 
 
'97-'98 Bantam - Contact  Coach Grose. Open positions. 
 
'99-'00 Peewee - Contact  Coach Piver. Open positions. 
 
'01-'02 Squirts - Contact  Coach Lynch. Open positions. 
 
'03-'04 Mites - Contact  Coach Thomas. Open positions. 
 
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Mad Dogs Hockey Is Seeking Two New Board Members 
 
 
Mad Dogs Hockey is seeking applicants to serve on its 2012-13 Board of Directors. The term is for one fiscal year. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2012.
 
General Instructions For Candidates
The current Mad Dogs Hockey Board invites anyone whose child/children has/have played on any Mad Dogs inline team within the last 3 years to submit a cover letter by March 1, 2012 for the Board of Directors to review.  All applications can be submitted to sharon@heiden.bz.
 
Application Review
All applications will be reviewed by the Board. This is a competitive process as there may be several applicants. Following a review of applications, the Board may extend invitations to two candidates. Candidates will be notified by phone or e-mail.
 
Characteristics of Successful Candidates
Board decisions are based on many factors. Mad Dogs Hockey is looking for candidates that can help shape the future of our local competitive inline community. The Board selection process aims to create a team that, in combination, possesses the full complement of skills necessary to fulfill our mission and goals.

 

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  Who are the Mad Dogs?

Mad Dogs Hockey is a youth travel inline organization.  In 2011, our '96 Mad Dogs won  

* USARS / AAU National - Pittsburgh PA - Tier 1 - Gold Division National Champions 

* Coastal Cup Nationals - Apex NC -   Gold Division National Champions


* Echo Nationals - Pittsburgh PA   - 2nd Place Gold Division 


* TORHS Regional - Chantilly VA - 2nd place in the Gold Division

 

 

 

What’s the difference between Travel Inline Hockey and Recreational Inline Hockey?


Mad Dogs Hockey offers teams for children and teens usually in single age groups, concentrating on competitive tournaments and team-building activities. Many of our players are ice hockey players during the fall and winter or are inline players year-round.  Many players try to stay together from year to year. Unlike recreational teams, players must tryout and be invited to participate. This is a much more advanced level of play and players are not guaranteed equal playing time. In the competitive tournament environment, players must learn how to adjust to a faster, more physical, more savvy 4 v 4 game. In addition, in the competitive environment players have to understand that teamwork and cooperation on the rink is more important than individual talent alone. Many players have to adjust to being a very good player amongst many equally talented individuals. 

Why should a player tryout for Mad Dogs? 


If you currently excel and are a standout in a recreational inline league, play travel inline, play travel ice or standout in house ice programs, you should consider playing up to a higher level. You'll never know how good you are or can be unless you give it a try! When you play at a more challenging level with a team focused on player development, your skills dramatically improve. For current "A", "AA" and "AAA" ice hockey players coming off a competitive season, it is typically a more relaxed atmosphere where you can really have fun and showcase your talents. 

Teams are based on the ages of the players:

8 yrs old and under
10 yrs old and under
12 years old and under
14 years old and under
15 years old and older

Adult


What is the time commitment?

Mad Dogs coaches understand that most players participate in other sports during the spring.  This is why practices are usually every other week.  Some coaches of older players may not even need practices.  Practices are recommended, but not mandatory to play.  Most coaches do advise that the more time the players practice together, the better they learn each others’ strengths and strategies of play.

Coaches and Managers also work with each team to decide the best tournaments to play with the most participation.  If a player is not available, alternates will be called to replace during tournament time.  If you are only available as an alternate, you still need to show up to tryouts.  Please be sure to notify the coach prior to tryouts if you are ONLY an alternate.  Most teams request that tournaments be held only on one day of a weekend.  This way our players can still commit to other sports or activities during the weekends.

 

 

Still have questions?

Please don’t hesitate to call if you have questions about tryouts or any of our Mad Dogs teams.  Sharon Heiden, Chairman of Mad Dogs Hockey can be reached at sharon@heiden.bz.

 

Tryout dates and times will be posted soon.

 



Tuesday, February 28
The Box Closing

Posted from PIHI: 

The PIHI Board of Directors regrets to announce with such short notice that our use of the BOX facility for inline hockey and other activities will be ending next month. The facility is being sold by the current owner to a party that intends to use the space for industrial and office purposes that require that the main rink area be subdivided. Unfortunately, PIHI, as the primary tenant of this space, has been unable to stay current on its monthly lease payments and therefore is not able to secure its rights to maintain the lease arrangement through this building ownership change. The current expectation is that PIHI will be able to continue inline hockey and other activities at the BOX until at least March 15, 2012 and possibly until the end of March. With this in mind the Board of Directors and the League Commissioners are evaluating ways to accelerate some of the current league game schedules and are preparing for a 'pay by the game or event' option for play going forward into March. PIHI will continue to post game schedules through Sportability and will make further announcements by email and at the main desk at the BOX regarding the final schedule arrangements for the month of March. At the present time PIHI cannot guarantee continuity of league activities between 15 and 31 March at The Box nor at any other facility beyond the month of March.
 
PIHI, as a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit entity, and its volunteer Board of Directors, will closely examine all options related to future operations and will share the outcome of these deliberations as soon as possible. One item of urgent consideration is the disposition of the physical rink(s). PIHI may be able to secure these assets but would require volunteer support to dismantle it and move it to a storage location, which would need to be funded. If there is interest among the community in assisting with this equipment disposition opportunity, please contact Mike Lewis atinfo@potomachockey.com.
 
Again, the Board of Directors of PIHI regrets to have to share this unfortunate news. We appreciate your loyalty to the organization over the years.
 
 
Sincerely,
The Board of Directors of Potomac Inline Hockey. 

 




Thursday, September 8
Congrats to 1996 Mad Dogs

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to the Mad Dogs 1996 Team 

 

The 2011 travel season for the Mad Dogs '96 team was a banner year - two time National Champions and Silver medalist at Echo Nationals. Attached is a recap of some of the 1996 team highlights from this season:



* USARS / AAU National - Pittsburgh PA
        Tier 1 - Gold Division National Champions

* Coastal Cup Nationals - Apex NC
 
        Gold Division National Champions


* Echo Nationals - Pittsburgh PA   
        2nd Place Gold Division 

* TORHS Regional - Chantilly VA
 
        2nd place in the Gold Division


We are proud that our 14u team is just one of many stories that continue the Mad Dogs' tradition of excellence. 



Sunday, April 3
Congrats to our '98 Mad Dogs!

Mad Dogs are proud to announce that three of our players

Jared Lechner, A.J. Agena and Cade Groton

scored during the first ice hockey game at '98 Nationals while representing

Ashburn Xtreme.

 Coming into the game, they were ranked 11th and excitingly beat the 5th

ranked team from Missouri 3-2!

On Thursday, they beat the Utah Grizzlies 8 - 2!  

Goals were scored by Mad Dogs players

Cade Groton & A.J. Agena

with assists from fellow Mad Dogs Norby, Cordova, Daves, Agena, and Leibold. 

 On Friday, they beat Alaska Grizzlies 4 - 2!

Goals by Mad Dogs Groton, Daves and Agena. 




Monday, February 28

Congratulations to the following 2011 Mad Dogs: 

 

 

8u Team - Coach Lynch

 

Janae Connor

Hannah Ehlers 

Justin Evans

Griffin Knarr 

Kieran Lynch

Sean Monahan 

Karsci Pentek (ALT)
Tegan Pentek
Owen Thomas

Cole Taylor (ALT)

 

 

10u Team - Coach Young

Javier Alonso 

Christopher Beaulieu 

Ben Gibbons
Mason McMahon

Bauer Morrissey (ALT) 

Matthew Parrino

Preston Piver (ALT)

Chris Purpura (ALT)

Anthony Smarrelli 

Keegan Sweeney 

Ethan Taylor (ALT)

Landon Young 

 

 

12u Team - Coach Cordova

A.J. Agena

Alec Cordova 

Justin Daves 

Cade Groton 

Dean Kern

Jared Lechner 

Ryan Leibold 

Colin Leslie

Zach Norby 

 

 

12u Team - Coach Young

Corey Berry (ALT)

Dylan Brink 

Alec Coakley 

Nathaniel DeCecco

Noah Ehlers (ALT)

Jordan Farmer 

Connor Gordon
Markus Grantz (ALT)

Carter Grose 

Wyatt Taylor (ALT)

Logan Young

Billy Shand (ALT) 

 

 

14u Team - Coach Folts

Hunter Bell

Charlie Berry (ALT)

Sam Connelly

Alex DeYoung

Kyle Eng

Tyler Folts

Alec Guarnero

Austin Heiden

Jack Klerekoper (ALT)

Zack Kozero

Isaiah Miles

Lars Rucker

Liam Rucker




Updated Tournament Series
Saturday, January 15
2011 Possible Tournament Series

All Star Classic
Friday, January 28

Friday, January 14

Hardcore 2011 clinics
Wednesday, January 5

Wednesday, January 5
Winter Wars East

Winter Wars East event is being held March 11-13 at the Sportsplex in Feasterville, Pennsylvania.  This will be our fourth year holding this great tournament at the Sportsplex and every year it seems to grow and get better and better.  They expect the same this year, as they are already receiving many inquiries from teams about this event.  Once again this will be the largest and most competitive "winter event" held on the east coast, with nearly 100 teams participating.

 

At Winter Wars we hold "single birth year divisions" but teams may use players of younger ages "up".  Plus players may play on multiple teams in different age divisions or even an entire team may play in more than one division (ex. 1995 and 1994).  We also will have an 8under division, we are proud that each year we have been able to hold an 8u division so if you do have a team this age make sure you get them there, as unfortunately this division cannot be filled too often in tournaments.


All players MUST live in the same state/province on your team roster.  Your team will still call themselves your own team name and wear your own uniforms BUT all players must live in the same state/province.


The deadline to register a team is not until 1 month prior to the event but if you plan on attending please contact Tim McManus (tim@statewarshockey.com) so that he can pencil you in as some divisions may fill up prior to the deadline.

 

There are teams from PA, NJ, NY, DE, VA, NC, MI, OH, FL, TX, MO, and CT at this event, so if you are looking for great competition, a well run tournament, a level playing field, and a chance to play many teams you normally don't see then look no further WINTER WARS is the place to be.



Sunday, January 9
Coastal Cup/ECHO Qualifier
Coastal Cup/ECHO Charlotte Qualifier January 21-23, 2011
   
Just a reminder:  The Coastal Cup/ECHO Charlotte Qualifier is set for January 21-23, 2011 at The Charlotte Sports Center.  Every player and coach will need an AAU Membership.  The Coastal Cup waiver form is on the Coastal Cup's website.  Teams can register through the Coastal Cup Website.  All players will need to show their Birth Certif. or copy before the first game.  The host hotel is The Drury Inn on West Harris Boulevard. If you have any questions please call Bob Boucher at 919-656-0467 or e-mail bob@coastalcup.com.  Sincerely, Bob Boucher  


Monday, January 10
Who are the Mad Dogs?

Mad Dogs Hockey is a youth travel inline organization.

 


What’s the difference between Travel Inline Hockey and Recreational Inline Hockey?

Mad Dogs Hockey offers teams for children and teens usually in single age groups, concentrating on competitive tournaments and team-building activities. Many of our players are ice hockey players during the fall and winter or are inline players year-round.  Many players try to stay together from year to year. Unlike recreational teams, players must tryout and be invited to participate. This is a much more advanced level of play and players are not guaranteed equal playing time. In the competitive tournament environment, players must learn how to adjust to a faster, more physical, more savvy 4 v 4 game. In addition, in the competitive environment players have to understand that teamwork and cooperation on the rink is more important than individual talent alone. Many players have to adjust to being a very good player amongst many equally talented individuals. 

Why should a player tryout for Mad Dogs? 


If you currently excel and are a standout in a recreational inline league, play travel inline, play travel ice or standout in house ice programs, you should consider playing up to a higher level. You'll never know how good you are or can be unless you give it a try! When you play at a more challenging level with a team focused on player development, your skills dramatically improve. For current "A", "AA" and "AAA" ice hockey players coming off a competitive season, it is typically a more relaxed atmosphere where you can really have fun and showcase your talents. 

Teams are based on the ages of the players:

8 yrs old and under
10 yrs old and under
12 years old and under
14 years old and under
15 years old and older


What is the time commitment?

Mad Dogs coaches understand that most players participate in other sports during the spring.  This is why practices are usually every other week.  Practices are also recommended, but not mandatory to play.  Coaches do advise that the more time the players practice together, the better they learn each others’ strengths and strategies of play.

Coaches and Managers also work with each team to decide the best tournaments to play with the most participation.  If a player is not available, alternates will be called to replace during tournament time.  If you are only available as an alternate, you still need to show up to tryouts.  Please be sure to notify the coach prior to tryouts if you are ONLY an alternate.  Most teams request that tournaments be held only on one day of a weekend.  This way our players can still commit to other sports or activities during the weekends.

 

 

Still have questions?

Please don’t hesitate to call if you have questions about tryouts or any of our Mad Dogs teams.  Sharon Heiden, Chairman of Mad Dogs Hockey can be reached atsharon@heiden.bz.



Saturday, November 6
Dates Announced for 2011 'Hockey Weekend'
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The fourth annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by Reebok, will take place Feb. 18-20, 2011, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

Launched by USA Hockey in 2008, Hockey Weekend Across America is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the game and those involved at all levels and to expose hockey to new audiences.

"Hockey Weekend Across America is something that those involved in our sport look forward to each year," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "It's important that we take time to celebrate and we're especially pleased to have NBC fully engaged in the event this year."

As part of Hockey Weekend Across America in 2011, NBC and the National Hockey League will salute roots of the game, as well as its traditions and pageantry with Hockey Day in America on Sunday, Feb. 20. The day-long event will celebrate hockey with a slate of NHL games that are scheduled to include Philadelphia, New York Rangers, Washington, Buffalo, Detroit, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Boston.

Each of the three days of Hockey Weekend Across America is themed, including: Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey, sponsored by ShopUSAHockey.com, on Friday, Feb. 18; Bring a Friend to the Rink, sponsored by the NHL, on Saturday, Feb. 19; and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes, sponsored by Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports, on Sunday, Feb. 20.

More information will be available in the coming months at HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com.


Sunday, October 24
Responsible Sports

October 11, 2010

 

Dear Mad Dog Families, 

 

During the 2011 season, Mad Dogs Hockey will be partnering with Responsible Sports™ to conduct parent surveys.  Like our children, we, as the Mad Dog Hockey organization want to improve! By conducting season evaluations to receive your feedback, we’ll have valuable input, from you, our parents, to help us understand what we’re doing well and what needs improvement for next season.  

 

While the survey won’t be sent until closer to the end of the 2011 season, we wanted to let you know the subjects the survey covers, so you can take notes throughout the season. The Season Evaluation survey, designed by the youth sports experts at Positive Coaching Alliance, includes six key areas: 

 

n Key Safety Measures     n Facilities and Equipment 

n Coaching For Mastery   n Filling Players’ Emotional Tanks 

n Honoring The Game      n Organization Communication 

 

The survey is confidential and anonymous.  Plus, you’ll also have an opportunity to provide any additional 

comments in addition to the topics above. 

 

As we mentioned, the survey will be sent via email toward the end of the 2011 season, but only one survey may be completed per email address.  Please be sure we have the all of the email addresses for those in your household that wish to complete the survey. Then, as the end of the season nears, watch for the survey email from team@responsiblesports.com. 

 

The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program is an ongoing effort championing and celebrating 

responsibility in youth sports. This community-based program offers meaningful, easy-to-use educational 

resources for youth sports parents and coaches, including access to the self-paced, online Responsible 

Sport Parenting coursework, filled with learning tools, videos, and youth sports advice. To learn more, visit 

ResponsibleSports.com. 

 

Thank you, in advance, for providing your perspective on the season to help us improve! 

 

 Mad Dogs Hockey



Friday, October 8
Mad Dogs Mourn Loss of Brian St. Louis

The Mad Dogs organization extends its condolences to the family of Brian St. Louis. On September 23, 2010, the Washington Little Capitals, the Kettler Capitals Iceplex and the DC area hockey community lost a great person when Brian passed away unexpectedly in Arlington, Virginia. Coach St. Louis spent eight years with the Washington Little Caps organization as a player, team captain, assistant coach, head coach and hockey director. Two years ago, Coach St. Louis became Hockey Director at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Brian had an enthusiastic passion for the sport of hockey and will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife Emily, who is expecting their first child in March.

Brian's family has created a tributes website and the Iceplex has established a fund to help Brian's family. Contributions can be sent to:

The Brian & Emily St. Louis Family Fund
c/o CRP Management Group
P.O. Box 1548
Ashburn, VA 20146



Friday, October 8
Mad Dogs Clean Up - Patriot Day Car Wash Raises Funds for Practice Equipment
On September 11, 2010, 8U and 10U Mad Dogs worked hard (and had fun) cleaning cars and were rewarded with nearly $400 in earnings towards practice equipment next year. The carwash, sponsored by Chick-Fil-A in Chantilly, included a visit from a fire truck, courtesy of Mad Dogs Assistant Coach Sean Evans. The kids got to climb on the truck and learn more about firefighting from Fairtax County's finest. Great job Mad D

Friday, October 8
Mad Dogs Cap Fun Season at Summer Showdown - 8U Team is Finalist & 10U Team Shows Strong Performance

On August 20-21, 2010, the 8U and 10U Mad Dogs competed in the Susquehanna Summer Showdown at the Susquehanna Sports Center near Harrisburg, in central Pennsylvania (LeMoyne). The 8U Mad Dogs showed everyone that they have improved immensely during the year and flashed some fancy passing and quick stickwork. They went 2-2 during the tournament and took home the Silver Medal. Bauer MorrisseyLandon YoungOwen Thomas, and Justin Evans provided much of the firepower as the team scored consistently throughout the tournament. Janae Conner, a terrific skater, went end-to-end, to score one of the most beautiful goals of the tournament.Hannah Ehlers played awesome defense and stopped countless “odd-man” rushes to help the team throughout the games, and she won the “Hard-Working” helmet for the tournament for her efforts. Dominik “the Dominator” Jordan was his usual dynamic self. He stopped several shots that should have been goals and provided steady goaltending . . . just like all season long. Mad Dog Coaches Thomas and Jordan worked the bench with Coach Young and helped with the doors and the positive feedback. Thanks Chris and Chris!

On August 28, 2010, 8U Mad Dog Natalie Shand hosted an 8U party at her house for the players and their families. A beautiful day and a giant waterslide made for a fun day for all the kids and their siblings. Burgers and hot dogs, salad, and soda along with good friends and the Mad Dogs family provided all of us a great day away from the rink. A big thanks to the Shand Family! This season, the 8U Mad Dogs won many games and took home three trophies. The improvement in the players and the fun had on and outside the rink made it all worthwhile. The coaching staff cannot say enough good things about all the players mentioned and those that missed the last tournament (Ethan Taylor,Mitchell CliftonNatalie Shand, and Keiran Lynch). They are a hard-working group of players with great heart and determination.

The 10U Mad Dogs also went to the Susquehanna Summer Showdown and they were prepared to show everyone what they had learned over the summer practice schedule. 8U Mad Dogs Ethan Taylor and Landon Young also joined the team for the tournament along with newcomer Connor Gordon. GoalieChristopher Beaulieu was given the starting job for the tournament and, along with the others, he did not disappoint. The team was hoping to add to the other two tournament trophies they had already won.

In the first game, Logan Young scored two goals early to give the Mad Dogs the lead against eventual champs, East Fishkill (New York) Dragons. The 10U Mad Dogs looked to be improved in all areas as they moved the puck with authority and seemed to have control of the game. East Fishkill, with the help of some individual efforts, managed to pull ahead late in the game and win by a 4-2 margin. It seemed to be the little errors that proved critical to the Mad Dogs. The Mad Dogs went on to win their next two games against the Hartford Jr. Fire Ants and the Pennsylvania Typhoons and wind up the number two seed in the playoffs. In the semifinals, they were paired up against the Hartford Jr. Fire Ants, a team they beat earlier in a spirited 5-3 win which was sealed on anAlec Coakley empty netter. Once again, the Mad Dogs were unable to hold the lead and they lost a heartbreaker in overtime in which the Fire Ants scored on a broken play off a faceoff.

Alec Coakley continued to be one of the team’s snipers who, along withLogan Young, provided solid scoring and offensive play. The team’s two defensemen, Mason McMahon (one goal) and Noah Ehlers (two goals) consistently rode the other players off the puck and moved it out of the defensive zone with authority. Wyatt Taylor and Nate DeCecco used their great speed to check the puck all over the rink. Their consistent forechecking led to many scoring chances. Newcomers Connor Gordon (also has great speed),Ethan Taylor, and Landon Young also scored goals for the Mad Dogs in this tournament. Christopher Beaulieu provided consistent and excellent goaltending and took home the coveted “Hard-Working” helmet.…way to go Chris! 
Many of the 10U Mad Dogs, with 12U Potomac Mavericks Ryan Colligan andDavid Balcells along with goaltender Markus Grantz, decided to take on the 12U division at the Susquehanna Showdown against some of the best 12U teams in the region. The team showed great heart and got goals from David Balcells (two), Logan Young, and Alec CoakleyRyan Colligan provided offense and leadership and Markus Grantz got his first taste of travel hockey. They played three much older and experienced teams (Valken Vikings, Fox Chase, and the Crusaders) and showed that they will be a team to be reckoned with in the 12U division over the next two seasons. Way to go Mad Dogs!

The 10U Mad Dogs also provided a lot of great memories for their families and the coaching staff. The aforementioned players along with Chris Purpura,Corbin and Kylee FlynnCarter CunninghamAnthony Smarelli, and Mykyta Andryeyeshyn worked hard all season and were great teammates who were worthy of wearing the Mad Dogs logo on their uniforms.



Friday, October 8
Mad Dogs Shine for Virginia at State Wars Tourney - Join Forces with Richmond Rattler to Medal
State Wars VI in Chicago was a great tournament for the Mad Dogs. Team selection was held at the home of the Richmond Rattlers and five Mad Dogs from the 1996 team were selected to represent Virginia, with head coaching provided by Mad Dog Coach Alex Eng. Overall the team did well against the competition that included the usual nationally ranked players and teams based upon the national teams. The team was undefeated in round robin seeding with four games and went into the playoffs as the number one team. Facing a tough New Yrk opponent in the semi-finals, the VA team lost in overtime after playing a hard fought game where the bounces seemed to be favoring New York with some unlucky bounces and goals. The VA team re-energized for their final game and beat Illinois to come home with the Bronze medal. The Virginia Team swept the individual awards in their division for the Top Scorer (Kyle Eng), Best Defensemen (Isaiah Miles-Richmond Rattlers) and Top Goalie (Alex DeYoung). Overall, two of the three top spots were claimed by Mad Dog players. Two Mad Dogs (Kyle Eng and Goalie Alex DeYoung) also made team Honor for the All Star game.

Friday, October 8
Letter from the new Chairman
September 28, 2010

Dear Mad Dog Players, Families & Fans,

I’d like to introduce myself. I am Sharon Heiden, your new Chairman of the Board for Mad Dogs Hockey. I am so excited to get started on my journey as your new Chairman and look forward to continuing our great Mad Dogs traditions, and maybe starting a few new ones too.

You’re likely to see and hear more from me on new changes or updates in the coming months – in emails, on MadDogsHockey.com, and on our Mad Dogs FaceBook page. I expect a great 2011 season and although it is a few months away, hope that you are excited about it too.

A few people have asked how I expect to juggle these new responsibilities. I have been a Realtor in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC for 16 years; hold a USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Certification; have been Team Manager over the years for Mad Dogs; was an Assistant Coach at State Wars in August; and have four beautiful children ranging from 14 to 1 year old. I believe I’ve always been someone with a great ability to multi-task on a variety of things. But this coming season, I’m going to be asking for more from you. Since you are the future of Mad Dogs, your ideas matter! I want to hear from you on what you like, dislike and/or would like to change about our program -sharon@heiden.bz or 703-444-4513.

Thanks as always for your support, and I will see you at tryouts in January.

Go Mad Dogs!
Sharon



Thursday, September 8
Evan Soggin

It is with heavy heart that we announce that local ice hockey player Evan Soggin has passed away unexpectedly.  Evan played ice hockey with the Reston Raiders for seven seaons and was recently selected for the PeeWee Silver Team for the 2011-2012 season.  Since many Mad Dogs have played ice hockey with Evan for years, this time is extremely difficult.  

 

The Soggin family, with assistance from the Reston Raiders are establishing a scholarship fund in Evan’s memory.  For those interested in donating to the tax deductible scholarship fund, checks can be made out to:

 

     Evan Soggin Scholarship Fund

     Reston Raiders Hockey Club

     P.O. Box 3152
     Reston, Virginia 20195
 

 

 

Our deepest sympathies are with the Soggin family.

 

-The Mad Dogs Board of Directors, Coaches, Players & Families