2021-2022

Bantam 1


The Week Ahead

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League game 6:20 PM (1h) vs. Tewksbury Bantam 1 Hockeytown 3
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League game 8:30 PM (1h) vs. Everett/Revere Bantam 1 Lynn
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practice 7:40 PM (1h) Phillips Academy Harrison Rink
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Team Feed

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Timothy Bennett

4 hours ago

AHA B1 Update

1. No game tomorrow.

2. Game still on for Sunday evening (8:30pm @ Lynn v. Everett/Revere). Please advise if you cannot attend. I'll update on Sunday if there are any changes.

Happy shoveling and stay safe!

TB

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Timothy Bennett

2 days ago

AHA B1 - Schedule Tweak for Tonight

Practice is now 7:20pm at Phillips. Thanks!

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Timothy Bennett

4 days ago

AHA B1 Weekly Update 1.24.22

Good morning all:

As everyone knows, we have officially hit the "dog days" of the season. Covid has taken out more players this week and others are still battling nagging injuries. While we will press on, we will do so pragmatically (to steal a word from Coach Addesa). The next month will be tough as we will continue to battle illness and injuries, as well as HS conflicts.

The coaches and I have decided it doesn't make sense to try and make up any of our postponements until the HS season is over. Similarly I'm not going to play a game if we have less than 10 skaters.

I want to give this group some time to recover from injuries, get well from illnesses, and get recharged for a strong finish to our season. This bantam season still has well over two months to go, and we have some attainable goals ahead - including the state tournament and the VHL playoffs.

That said, for those players who are healthy and conflict free, we expect you to manage your schedule and attend all team events. I also remind everyone that I need to know as soon as possible if a player is not attending an event. A lot of time and effort goes into planning practices and setting lineups for games, and we need to give our opponents the courtesy of a head's up if we need to postpone a game. Also, to beat a dead horse, we all pay a lot of money to our skills vendors like Erika Hammar, ELEV802 and XP, and it is discouraging when there is poor attendance at those events.

As I've stressed all season, it needs to be the players' responsibility to get in the habit of taking ownership of their schedule, communicating their availability, and being accountable. Today it is a coach, teammate, or teacher, but one day it will be their clients, co-workers, or bosses. If they take away anything from this season, in my book off-ice lessons like that are far more important than anything they learn on the ice.

This Week's Schedule

Tonight - Practice - 8:30pm (60 mins) @ P.A.

Tomorrow - Dryland - 7:30pm (60 mins) @ XP Dundee Park

Wednesday - Practice - 8:30pm (50 mins) @ ELEV802 Dundee Park

*Saturday - Game - 6:20pm @Hockeytown v. Tewksbury

**Sunday - Game - 8:30pm @Lynn v. Everett/Revere

*Saturday's game will most likely be postponed. There is an AHS conflict that evening and also Chase is not available. I'll confirm with you later this week.

** Please advise if you cannot attend Sunday's game ASAP.

Thanks and have a good week,

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Timothy Bennett

6 days ago

AHA B1 Weekend

There is no game today but we kept the ice for practice (3:40pm @Phillips).

Game tomorrow night 7pm @Lawrence v. Tewksbury

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Timothy Bennett

a week ago

AHA B1 - Schedule Change again

Well sorry for all the back and forth on this but the Wilmington coach just called and it turns out the game will be at Tewksbury at 8:50pm this Friday. I will update the calendars accordingly.

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Timothy Bennett

a week ago

AHA B1 Schedule Change Confirmed

Team - confirmed, the game vs. Wilmington will be played on Friday night, 8:30pm at Burlington. You should see that appear on your schedule. Please plan to keep Saturday 3:40pm available as well. I am trying to schedule a makeup game; if not we will use the sheet as a practice.

Thanks and see you at practice tomorrow.

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Timothy Bennett

a week ago

AHA B1 Weekly Update - 1.17.22

Hope everyone is enjoying the day off.

Last Game Recap: Outstanding effort last night against a deep Gladiators squad. No shame in losing by a goal given the adversity we were facing. Special shout out to Chase who has been playing out of his head lately. Our MASH defense unit was solid in front of him and we almost tied it up at the end. I told the boys in the locker room at the end of the game that every game is a new challenge and every week we will have different faces in the locker room, so each of them just needs to play with intensity and intelligence every shift and the rest will take care of itself. Overall, very proud of the group that was there yesterday.

This week at a glance:

*NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE - there is an Elev802 "Group A" skills session tonight at 8:30p. I am opening this up to Groups A and B, so everyone is welcome to attend tonight. Once again I strongly encourage all players to attend skills at Elev802 as well as our sessions with Erika Hammar to the extent your health and schedule permits. It will make you a better hockey player - and is included in tuition so you might as well get your money's worth!

Wednesday - Practice 7:20pm (60 mins single team) @P.A.

Friday - Practice 7:30pm (50 mins single team) @Elev802

Saturday - Game 3:40pm v. Wilmington @P.A.

Sunday - Game 7:00pm v Tewksbury @Lawrence

Have a great week and hope all our sick and injured teammates are feeling better soon!

-TB

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Timothy Bennett

2 weeks ago

AHA B1 - Reminder GAME TONIGHT

9:25pm at Hockeytown v. Dorchester

Please advise if your son is NOT available if you haven't communicated already.

Thanks

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Timothy Bennett

2 weeks ago

AHA B1 - More Schedule Changes

1. Tonight (7:20pm) - Practice (60 minutes at P.A.)

2. Tomorrow (7:40pm) - Erika Hammar (60 minutes at P.A.)

3. As of now our games are still on for this weekend (Friday night and Sunday afternoon). I'll let you know if anything changes.

Thanks,

TB

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Timothy Bennett

2 weeks ago

AHA B1 WEEKLY UPDATE 1.9.22

The Week Ahead:

Tomorrow - 6:30pm - Dryland Training (60 min) @ XP Dundee Park

Tuesday - 7:20pm - Practice (60 min single team) @Phillips

Wednesday - 7:20pm - Erika Hammar (60 mins) @Phillips

Thursday - 7:30pm - Dryland Training (60 mins) @ XP Dundee Park

Friday - 9:25pm - Game v. Dorchester @Hockeytown

Next Sunday - 3:30pm - Game v. Maine Gladiators @Methuen

I would strongly encourage the boys to attend dryland training session if you do not have a conflict and are otherwise healthy. Pat and his staff focus on core strength, balance, and coordination, as well as other areas that are key to hockey development. Tomorrow's session is reserved for our team; Thursday there is a "Bantam/U14 open" session so please sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44a...

Similarly I would STRONGLY encourage everyone who can to attend the power skating session with Erika Hammar on Wednesday.

Be well!

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Timothy Bennett

2 weeks ago

AHA B1 No Game Tomorrow

Team,

Sorry but there will be no game tomorrow. I was unable to fill the sheet in Chelmsford with a make up game opponent, and there are no open ice slots available at P.A. for a practice.

I do apologize to those boys who are not playing elsewhere at this time, it has been a perfect storm of high school conflicts, injuries, and illnesses.

Please enjoy the off day tomorrow. Sleep in, get some exercise, and say your prayers and eat your vitamins.

I'll send my customary weekly update tomorrow/Monday.

Thanks,

TB

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Timothy Bennett

3 weeks ago

AHA B1 SCHEDULE UPDATES

1. There is no practice tonight. The ELEV802 facility will be closed due to the inclement weather.

2. I just learned that the Maine Gladiators have cancelled our game scheduled for this Sunday. Right now I am trying to see if Everett/Revere or Marblehead want to use it for a makeup game since it would be free and there are already refs booked. If not I will still try to see if we can get some practice ice for Sunday at Phillips. Please stay tuned and enjoy the night off.

Thanks

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Timothy Bennett

3 weeks ago

NO ELEV802 TONIGHT

Please note that there is no Elev802 session tonight.

Also we had a practice added Thursday evening 7:40pm.

Thanks

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Timothy Bennett

3 weeks ago

AHA B1 - Weekly Update 1.2.21

Hello and happy new year (again)! I am very pleased with the effort and the results this weekend. Taking five out of six points is great any weekend - to do it against the level of competition we played and under the circumstances we did is outstanding. There is still much to work on, starting with getting the puck out of our zone. But the coaches and I are very encouraged and think this group is jelling at the right time as we head into the second half of our season.

The week ahead:

Monday - Practice - 6:30pm (single team 60 mins)

Friday - Practice - 8:30pm @ELEV802 (single team 50 mins)

Game - Next Sunday - 9:20am @Chelmsford v. Maine Gladiators

Also - please note - there is an ELEV802 Skills Session on Tuesday at 8:30pm. I know there also is an AHS JVB game that afternoon, so I don't expect those players to attend. But everyone else on the team is welcomed to attend, even if that is not your regularly scheduled skills session. And just a reminder, I strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of the fact that ELEV802 skills sessions are included in your tuition and please attend when you do not have a conflict that takes priority.

Finally - I am still working on rescheduling the Marblehead and Everett/Revere games from last month; they will most likely be made up during a regularly scheduled practice session on a weeknight at P.A. More to follow.

Please rest up, stay healthy, and see everyone tomorrow.

-TB

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Timothy Bennett

4 weeks ago

AHA B1 - Happy New Year!

Just a note to say I am so proud of the boys for today's performance. That was a case study in grit, determination, and taking advantage of opportunities. To get a tie and a win against a team of that caliber while we were so shorthanded is commendable. Please everyone rest up tonight as it doesn't get any easier - we are right back at it tomorrow afternoon against Beverly, a team that has given us fits this season. Please let me know if your son cannot make it as I will call up some reserves if we are light players again.

Happy new year!

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Timothy Bennett

4 weeks ago

AHA B1 Reminder - Doubleheader Tomorrow Morning

Just confirmed with the Maine Gladiators coach, we are all set. See you tomorrow, 9am and 10:10am @ Phillips. If you are OUT for tomorrow (and/or Saturday) please let me know ASAP. Thanks!

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Timothy Bennett

a month ago

Winter Classic Photos

Thanks to those who participated this morning. It worked out to $20 per skater (goalies free). I will send an "invoice" to team members with totals owed to me, including Arlington tournament and make up game refs, so no need to pay me just yet.

Here are some pics from this morning taken by Erin Olsen:

https://www.icloud.com/photos/#05a4aOY9b...

Reminder - NYE AM doubleheader vs. Maine Gladiators. Please let me know if your player is OUT so that we can set our lineup. Also can someone please volunteer to bring some Gatorade for in between games for both teams?

Thanks!

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Timothy Bennett

a month ago

AHA B1 Weekly Update 12.27.21

THIS WEEK:

Tonight - Practice - 6:30pm (60 minutes single team)

Tomorrow - "Winter Classic" - 10:30am @Brookline (details below)

Friday - Games - 9:00am & 10:10am @Phillips v. Maine Gladiators

Saturday - Game - 4:40pm @Burlington v. Beverly

DETAILS FOR TOMORROW'S "WINTER CLASSIC" OUTDOOR GAME

*IF YOU HAVE NOT RSVP'ED YET PLEASE DO SO ASAP.

*We have the ice reserved from 10:30am-11:30am at the Kirrane Rink, 25 Newton St., Brookline. The rink is located in the Larz Anderson Park.

*The rink locker rooms are NOT open at this time. There are plenty of covered benches and floor mats available next to the rink entrance. That said you may want to come with your "bottom" gear on and then get your skates and the rest of your gear on at the rink.

*The weather looks perfect tomorrow - mid 30s and overcast. I would recommend wearing a wicking base layer on under your gear.

*The website for the facility says that masks are required. I am not sure if that means we will need to wear them on the ice as well, but please bring an extra just in case you need it while skating (nothing worse than a sweaty mask!).

*Please bring a white and dark jersey.

*Cost is $400 for the hour; I will settle up with everyone after based on number of skaters. B1 players I will send individualized "invoices" with other charges (tournament, referees for make up games) shortly.

*Any questions, please text me 781-883-7967. Hopefully it is a fun, stress free activity for the kids (and kids at heart who are also participating).

Thanks!

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Timothy Bennett

a month ago

AHA B1 Reminder - Game Tonight

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas!

Just a reminder we have a game this evening at 7:20pm at the Connery Rink in Lynn. The address of the rink is 190 Shepard St. If you have not had the pleasure of playing there before, the parking situation can be dicey so please give yourself enough time to get there and be careful where you park so you don't get ticketed or towed. Luckily there aren't six foot snowbanks to parallel park around this time!

Also if your player is OUT for tonight, either for illness or other conflicts, and you have NOT let me know already, please let me know ASAP so we can make sure to get our lines straight for tonight.

Thanks,

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Timothy Bennett

a month ago

AHA B1 Tourney Update

Gritty win tonight! Proud of the boys for gutting that one out.

See you back in Arlington at 8:10am for a rematch v. Winchester. Then depending on how the math shakes out, possible finals at 11:40am.

Have a great night!

TB

Staff

Timothy Bennett
Head Coach
(781) 883-7967
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Michael Longo
Assistant Coach
(917) 204-9541
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Rachael Longo
Team Manager
(914) 373-1335
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Mike Addesa
Assistant Coach

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