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Gold Medal Hockey Summer Programs

Girls Hockey Summer Camp

August 3-6, 2015 - Smithfield, RI 

Olympians Vicki Movsessian Lamoriello and Sara DeCosta Hayes along with an all female staff of current and former collegiate players, invite you to participate in an Olympic experience camp.

August 3rd Program will include:  3-4 hours on ice daily, off ice training, team building exercises, classroom activities including the importance of good nutrition.  Program emphasis - shooting, puck control and power skating.  Ages 6-14.  Cost $375   SIGN UP HERE

Power 3 hour program for 13-19 yr olds – 1.5 on ice and 1.5 off ice per day for the 4 day week.  Cost $225  SIGN UP HERE

We will be utilizing the school fields, indoor gym as well as cafeteria and classroom for our off ice activities.  The Smithfield School Complex is located directly across from the arena.


August 10, 11 and 13 at Providence College

Our August 10,11,13 Program will be held at Schneider Arena at Providence College.  Players will skate 1 on ice and 1 off ice for 3 days.  Program emphasis - power skating.  Ages 6-19

Groups will be separated by age and ability.

Cost $145   SIGN UP HERE

posted 04/30/2015
U14 Major 1's Bring Home Hardware at USA Hockey T1 Nationals

Congratulations to our U14 Major 1's for making it all the way to USA Hockey's 2015 National Tournament's semi-final round.  We are very proud of them...finishing the 2014/2015 season as one of the best tier 1 team in the country is absolutely amazing!


posted 03/31/2015
Continued Success for Spitfire Alumnae

Congratulations Trinity College and MA Spitfire Alumnae Jessie Stowell, Delaney Harrop, and Sydney Belinskas!

The Trinity College women's ice hockey team, coached by Jenny Potter (2nd Season), has qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the second time, thanks to a thrilling 3-2 victory at Middlebury in overtime to capture the first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women's Ice Hockey Championship in program history and earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. 


posted 03/13/2015
2014/2015 Season Celebration Photos

What an amazing event!  We are extremely fortunate to have so many great families. 


posted 02/23/2015
Season Celebration 2014-2015 February 20, 2015

Get Ready to Dance!

Tickets on Sale NOW!  

Please join us for our 2014-2015 Season Celebration.  This event is for players, coaches, families and friends.  All are welcome.  We'll have great food, raffles and a DJ.  As always, we'll have a few more surprises too!   Each player attending will receive a special gift from the Spitfires.  

Date:  Friday, February 20, 2015

Time:  6:30 PM

Place: Showcase Live at Patriot Place in Foxboro

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


posted 01/23/2015
Join our U6 and U8 Mites on the ice 2/23

Join our Spitfire U6 and U8 Mites for Great Hockey!

Due to the success of our open house this past Sunday, we've added another date!

We invite you to join the Massachusetts Spitfires U6 and U8 Mites on Monday, February 23 rd at 6:00 PM at Foxboro Sports Center for a great hour hockey.  Our staff, led by former Boston Bruin Joe Hulbig, will be there to guide the kids and answer questions about our program.  Also, meet our program director, Vicki Movsessian and take a peek at the Olympic Gold Medal from the 1998 Olympic Hockey Team.  

There is no charge for this event but you must register. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


posted 01/23/2015
Another Tournament Win for our U12Major 1's

Congratulations to our U12 Major 1's for winning the 2014 Cranberry Tournament!


posted 12/02/2014
MA Spitfires U8 Team full of Potential

Our U8 Spitfires have been making huge developmental strides this season and we can't wait to see what the next half of the season brings.  These players are the future of our program and we are very proud of all of them...both on and off the ice!


posted 11/19/2014
U12 Major 1's Win VT Stars Tournament

The U12 Major 1's Win the VT Stars Annual Fall Tournament beating the Connecticut Polar Bears 4-3 in the Championship game.  


posted 10/26/2014
U19 Majors Finish Tournament Undefeated

The U19 Major team went undefeated in the Assabet Tournament last weekend. The only loss was a triple tie-break that prevented them from moving on to the finals.


posted 10/26/2014
Jane Pagano-NESCAC Player of the Week Honors

Jane Pagano | Connecticut College

First Year, Defender, Erie, Pa.

Pagano had two goals and an assist to help lead the Camels to a 1-1 record last week. Pagano scored power-play goals in each of the first two periods against Williams Saturday. She shares the team lead with nine goals scored and ranks fifth among NESCAC defenders in offensive production with 14 points. 

From February 2014


posted 09/10/2014
Spitfire Alumnae Making the Grade

WOMEN'S HOCKEY EAST HONORS ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

This summer Hockey East announced that 95 student-athletes have been named to the league's 2013-14 All-Academic Team. Each student-athlete achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better in each of the two academic periods during which she was actively competing.  We are so proud of our 4 Alumnae who made this years team.

Congratulations to 3 time honoree's Kelsey O'Sullivan (Northeastern University), Haley Frade (Providence College), Erin Kickham (Boston College), and 2 time honoree Taylor Blake (Boston College) for such a great achievement!  Thank you for continuing to raise the bar both on and off the ice.  


posted 09/09/2014
Power Skating and Pre Season Conditioning

Gold Medal Hockey Announces Camp for Summer 2014

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Power Skating Pre Season

August 4-7 @ Providence College* from 5:30-7:30PM

Coached by Olympians Vicki Movsessian and Sara DeCosta

and current female College Players.     

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

                1 on ice and 1 off ice session daily   

Cost:  $175

*All clinics held at Providence College are not owned or operated by Providence College

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Skills and Power Skating

August 18-21 @ Providence College* from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Coached by Olympians Vicki Movsessian and Sara DeCosta

and current female College Players  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

                2 on ice and 2 off ice sessions daily

                Staff of College Players and Olympians

Cost: $350

*All Clinics held at Providence College are not owned or operated by Providence College


posted 06/03/2014
U8 Mite Hockey

2014-2015 Season Information

U8 Mite Hockey - $895

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

8 & Under Age Classification - Birth Years 2006 and younger 
If you missed a clinic, don't worry.  

Players will be added throughout the summer and may be added anytime

during the season.  

Our program will follow USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM)

guidelines with focus on overall skill development.  Our goal is to prepare players for the

10 & Under age level.  
There are no tryouts for this program.  An evaluation will be held to place

players accordingly.  All skaters are welcome.

Teams will skate 2 skills based practices and 1 game per week.  
Teams may participate in the New England Girls Hockey League and the

RI State League/Southern New England Hockey League (Boys Mite Division). 

Includes 1 jamboree, practice shirt and game socks.  Off ice activities including

agility and hand eye coordination will be incorporated throughout the season.

U8 Major - 2 practices, 1 game per week
U8 Minor - 2 practices, 1 game per week

 
$895.   
Mite 8 & Under Hockey Coordinator: Joe Hulbig


 


posted 06/02/2014

Congratulations to the MA Spitfires Players who were selected to participate at USA Hockey's 2014 Girls Select Player Development Camps!  

Girls U14 Camp 

  • Kate Holmes - MA Spitfires U14 Major 1 Team

Girls U15 Camp
  • Lizzy Hanson - MA Spitfires U14 Major 1 Team

Girls U16 Camp

  • Skylar Fontaine - MA Spitfires U19 Major 1 Team

Girls U17 Camp

  • Abby Ellis - MA Spitfires U19 Major 1 Team

Coach Molly Irving will be participating as an intern coach at the U15 Camp  

Coach Larry Movsessian will be an On-Ice Skills Coach and Evaluator at the U18 Camp


posted 05/05/2014
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State Tournament Starts Tonight!
Hockey East Women's Headlines

Pre- and Post-Game Nutrition Tips

11/22/2013, 9:15am EST
By Joe Meloni

"failing to prepare is preparing to fail."

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden was famous for saying "failing to prepare is preparing to fail." In any sport, the work done before a game directly influences the effort during the game. But practicing on-ice skills and improving athleticism aren’t the only things vital to success when it comes to hockey. Nutritional training and eating well to prepare the body for a game or practice is just as important.

Eating the right type of foods and drinking the right fluids can be the difference between a good game or practice and a bad one. However, for young players and parents rushing to and from the rink, proper nutrition is often easy to overlook. Additionally, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Young men and women playing in different age groups will respond differently to certain foods.

"Eating anything is better than eating nothing, but it's important to avoid foods that are difficult to digest," says Nancy Clark, a registered dietician from Newton, Mass., who has experience working with the Boston Bruins. "A lot of times, kids may just avoid eating because they're on the ice so early in the morning. In this case, even a bowl of cereal before bed can help. Blood sugar tends to drop over night, so eating before bedtime is better than not eating at all.”

Clark points out that greasy foods—a favorite among kids—are harder to digest. They can result in a child quickly losing energy during practice or a game. So, she recommends avoiding those foods around competition.

“The kids will learn too,” she says. “They'll see what helped them and learn not to eat certain things before a practice or a game."

The type of food and fluids that helps young people excel in an intensely physical sport like hockey are those that offer a boost of energy without excessive sugar or fat. It’s also important to remember that meals following strenuous exercise are as important as those before it.

"After a game, I suggest eating something packed with protein," says Clark. "Say chocolate milk and peanut butter. These help the body recover and build on the workout they just had in the practice or a game."

As a parent looking to emphasize healthy foods and drinks that will help your child succeed, it's important to think ahead. If your schedule includes early morning or late-night practices, planning ahead and developing a healthy food routine is even more critical. It will help you avoid those last-minute trips to rink vending machines or fast food restaurants, Clark notes.

"My daughter is a hockey player, and she has a lot of early-morning practices and games," explains Clark. "For parents in this situation, getting breakfast ready for the morning so you can just grab it and go will help get on that schedule. Things like fruit, granola bars, and even a bowl of oatmeal are all easy to digest and create the type of energy hockey players need."

In terms of hydration, water is the best bet, Clark says. Some sports drinks can offer a lift, particularly after exercise that last longer than an hour, but most of time, the best way to hydrate the body is to simply drink water.

"Energy drinks are really just stimulant drinks," Clark says. "They don't create energy. They just have stimulants. Hydrating with water or juice beforehand then maybe a sports drink during or after is the best way to stay hydrated."

Still, there is no single right answer for every young hockey player’s tastes. Adopting a nutrition routine that a child will actually accept is the first step. Once they see positive results, it will make it that much easier for them to stick to it. As children grow and advance through different levels of hockey, their nutritional needs don't change too drastically. However, this same type of routine, with some minor modifications, can be used all the way through when they become teenagers and young adults.

The hours spent becoming a better skater or mastering shooting and passing are critical to a hockey player's success during a game. However, just as important are those few moments deciding what to eat or drink before and after you come off the ice.

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