Mad Dogs Hockey: Mad Dogs News
2012 Mad Dogs Roster
Congrats to the following 2012 Mad Dogs:
- Brady Andrea (GOALIE)
- Janae Conner
- Timothy Contos
- Justin Evans
- Ben Gibbons
- Nick Howe
- Griffin Knarr (GOALIE)
- Kieran Lynch
- Mason Matelski
- Sean Monahan
- Ethan Taylor
- Ethan Abramovich
- Jared Gidley
- Bauer Morrissey
- Aiden Rudolf
- Dylan Brink
- Danny Dooley
- Jordan Farmer (Goalie)
- Carter Grose
- Johnny Hoffer
- Jack McMullen
- Elliot Root
- Jack Taylor
- Nate Vogel
- Alec Cordova
- Austin Harrington (Goalie)
- Matt Kline
- Billy Shand
- Hunter Bell
- Chris Caldwell
- Sam Connelly
- Alex DeYoung
- Tyler Folts
- Alec Guarnero
- Austin Heiden
- Cobey Hernandez
- Isaiah Miles
- Brandon Mills
If you are an 8u or 12u competitive inline player
and missed the tryouts at The Box, please contact:
8u Coach Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org
12u Coach Piver at email@example.com
Monday, March 5
Mad Dogs Recruiting plus news...
Mad Dogs Hockey www.MadDogsHockey.com 703.444.4513
Who are the Mad Dogs?
* 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Board of Directors of Potomac Inline Hockey.
Thursday, September 8
Congrats to 1996 Mad Dogs
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
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
Karsci Pentek (ALT)
10u Team - Coach Young
Bauer Morrissey (ALT)
Preston Piver (ALT)
Chris Purpura (ALT)
Ethan Taylor (ALT)
12u Team - Coach Cordova
12u Team - Coach Young
Corey Berry (ALT)
Noah Ehlers (ALT)
Markus Grantz (ALT)
Wyatt Taylor (ALT)
Billy Shand (ALT)
14u Team - Coach Folts
Charlie Berry (ALT)
Jack Klerekoper (ALT)
2011 Possible Tournament Series
Friday, January 14
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 (email@example.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
Monday, January 10
Who are the Mad Dogs?
Saturday, November 6
Dates Announced for 2011 'Hockey Weekend'
Sunday, October 24
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 Morrissey, Landon Young, Owen 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 Clifton, Natalie 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 Coakley. Ryan 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 Flynn, Carter Cunningham, Anthony 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
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 -email@example.com or 703-444-4513.
Thanks as always for your support, and I will see you at tryouts in January.
Go Mad Dogs!
Thursday, September 8
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