Dave Jackson, our Vice President received the Volunteer of the Year Award at the annual AAHA meeting. Dave was presented the award by Glenn Hefferan, the President of the District, and Colleen Marinari, the Executive Director, as well as the President of the DVHL.
Dave has been a valued member of the Wildcats for years. Nick and Blaise played for the Wildcats, and Dave has been a coach, team manager, and for the past few years, the Vice President. If that isn’t enough, he is also the 1st Vice President in the DVHL.
Dave has been a valuable asset to the Club, and the District, but more important, a valuable and generous friend of many in the Club and District.
Dave, thank you for all you do, and congratulations on being recognized for all of your hard work.
$99 / 6-Week Program Or $25 / Session Drop-in
Dates & Times
February 11th @ Wintersport*
February 24th Saturday**
Instructor: Wildcat 18UAA Coach Matt Montagna
Matt has been a coach with the Wildcats for the past 16 years. He has coached at all levels, Mite through Midget and from basic to advanced. All players involved with Matt benefited from his experience and knowledge of the game.
Matt is an Advanced Level 4 USA Hockey Coach.
|Mite 8U||Ralph Mirarchi|
|Squirt 10UA American||Mike Salita|
|Squirt 10UA National||Vince Prozzillo|
|Squirt 10UAA||Jules Tarsi|
|Pee Wee 12UA American||Evan Epstein|
|Pee Wee 12UA National||Eric Tye|
|Bantam 14UB National||Tom Coyne|
|Bantam 14UA American||Gianni Lafratta|
|Bantam 14UA National||Dan Redante|
|Midget 16UA American||Al Carbone|
|Midget 16UA National||Rob Brand|
|Midget 16UAA||Jeff Montagna|
|Midget 18UA||Jeff Dugan|
|Midget 18UAA||Jeff Montagna|
Online coaching application for the 2017-18 season
Wildcats Goalie Coach
Coach Gianni Lafratta is entering his 13th season as a coach with experience including middle school, varsity, and collegiate levels. Gianni has dedicated the past 7 seasons to develop beginning goaltenders through clinics and private sessions, always instilling a growth-mindset.
Through Next-Gen Goaltending (NGG), he has coached goaltenders of various levels, including 8U to 18U Wildcats' goalies, using formative assessment and ongoing evaluations to monitor growth and develop with progressive plans based on the needs of each individual goaltender. Next-Gen Goaltending adapts to every goaltender, building both their technical and tactical game. It's through Gianni's NGG vision that goaltenders will continue to develop their game by becoming life-long learners, mastering the basics, evaluating and incorporating new techniques, and providing goaltenders with the opportunity to coach younger net minders.
Gianni is a Level 4 Accredited Coach
Wildcats 18UAA Season Ends at 2017 USA Hockey National Championships in Lansing, Michigan
4/6/2017 - Wildcats 18UAA take game one 4-2 against the Foothill Flyers (CO) at USAH National Championship.
4/7/2017 - The Wildcats dropped game two 4-0 to Team Copper Country from Michigan.
4/8/2017 - The Wildcats lost game 3 in heartbreaking fashion to Hamden (CT). After being down 4-1 at one point the cats battled back to take a 6-5 lead in the 3rd period, only to have Hamden tie the game at 6-6 with :39 sec left in regulation. Overtime did not produce a winner and the game went to a shootout which saw Hamden prevail and eliminate the Cats from moving on.
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