Elite Edge Hockey

    2020 REGISTRATIONS OPEN!

    Date:12/07/2019   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    Registrations are open for the 2020 Elite Edge Hockey Showcase.  Use the link on our registration page to sign up for the premiere opportunity to improve your game and also be seen by more than 40 college and junior hockey programs.   ...


    ALUMNI SHINE AT PREDS CAMP

    Date:06/28/2019   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    By BROOKS BRATTEN - NashvillePredators.com It's only a matter of time. One day, a young hockey player born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, will make his NHL debut. While that moment hasn't happened quite yet, a pair of hometown kids are experiencing what might just be the next best thing. Defensemen Dylan Moulton and Ben Schultheis, both Nashville natives, have been participating i...


    ELITE EDGE ALL-STAR TEAMS ANNOUNCED

    Date:06/13/2019   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    2019 Elite Edge All-Stars JUNIOR DIVISION Junior Blue #14 – Ricards Benislavskis (HC Riga - Riga, Latvia) Junior Orange #17 – Tommy Chunchukov (Jr. Preds AAA – Hendersonville, TN) Junior Green #13 – Aidan Flynn (Thunder AAA – Spring Hill, TN) Junior Gold #2 – Alexander Marschel (Indy Jr. Fuel AAA – Newburgh, IN) Junior Black #4 – Artjoms Kadnik...


    DAY 4 - European flavor hits Elite Edge

    Date:06/13/2019   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    Once you visit Nashville, it’s difficult to stay away.   So, when the invitation to return to the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase reached Sam Liebkind over 4,000 miles away in Norway, it was a no-brainer to start scouting for plane tickets.   Before long, the manager of the Nordic Hockey Academy was back with five more European players looking to not only improve their game, but do ...


    DAY 3 - MYERS DELIVERS A BIG MESSAGE

    Date:06/12/2019   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    By BROOKS BRATTEN   It didn’t take Mat Myers long to command the attention of the teenage hockey players in the room.   “Clap once if you can hear me,” he said. The teens responded in kind.   “Clap once if you can hear me,” he repeated. Same result.   “Clap twice if you can see me,” he said. Two claps were reciprocated this time...


    DAY 2 - FUEL YOUR BODY, FUEL YOUR GAME

    Date:06/11/2019   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    If a Ferrari owner wants to get the best out of their world-class vehicle, they’re probably not fueling it with the regular-unleaded option at the pump.   For a young hockey player who wants to get to the next level, a pregame value meal at the drive through isn’t going to do the trick, either.   That was the message from Jesse Brown, chef and owner of Eat Fresh Ready Mea...


    DAY 1 - KIDS IN A CANDY STORE

    Date:06/10/2019   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    By Brooks Bratten Remember the feeling of walking into a toy store as a kid? A couple hundred hockey players got the chance to relive that sensation to start their week. Participants at the 2019 edition of the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase – hosted at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tennessee – took part in the Bauer Experience on Day One, an opportunity to try out new gear and get fitted b...


    BAUER EXPERIENCE BACK IN 2019

    Date:05/21/2019   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY for Elite Edge Hockey Showcase players! This year all players will have a chance to work with Bauer Hockey for custom skate, stick and goaltender equipment fittings.  Players will be able to try on and sample the latest Bauer gear.  As well - all players will participate in special Bauer product surveys to voice their thoughts on the next generation of the worlds m...


    TEAM LIST GROWING FOR 2019 CAMP

    Date:05/06/2019   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    The list of teams coming to the 2019 Elite Edge Hockey Showcase is growing daily - and setting up to be one of the best installments of the 14 years of the camp. Among the teams on board for this year: Notre Dame University Colgate University University of Alaska-Anchorage Michigan Tech University of Alabama-Huntsville University of Massachusetts-Lowell American International College SUNY...


    Canucks sign Elite Edge alumni

    Date:12/14/2018   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    From canucks.com: Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Mitch Eliot to a three-year, entry level contract. Eliot, 20, is currently in his second season with the OHL Sarnia Sting where he ranks fifth on the team in scoring with 28 points (7-21-28) in 32 games. His point total this season also ranks him fifth among...


    REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 PROGRAM

    Date:12/02/2018   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    REGISTRATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED for the 2019 Elite Edge Hockey Showcase NASHVILLE (June 10-13, 2019 – Ford Ice Arena, Antioch, TN). Open to players born between 2000-2005, the 14th annual showcase has established itself as one of the top producers of college and junior hockey players in the United States.  The alumni list of the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase features players playing at a...


    ELITE EDGE ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED

    Date:06/14/2018   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    JUNIOR DIVISION Forward Junior Blue #10 – Jere Vaisanen – Espoo Blues (Sundsberg, Finland) Junior White #14 – Brett Dougherty – Thunder AAA (Woodstock, GA) Junior Black #17 – Aiden Flynn – Thunder AAA (Thompsons Station, TN) Defense Junior Black #2 – Deniss Vasilenko – HS Riga (Riga, Latvia) Junior Blue #5 – Davis Goukler – Thund...


    DAY FOUR - European connection brings players to EE

    Date:06/14/2018   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    By BROOKS BRATTEN Elite Edge is notorious for giving young hockey players – particularly those who reside in the southeastern United States – opportunities to advance in the game they may not have received otherwise.   But those who call parts of Scandinavia home? They’re coming to the showcase, too.   Sam Liebkind and Jimmy Komulainen of the newly formed Nordic Ho...


    DAY THREE - Cowie talks about his path to NHL

    Date:06/13/2018   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    By BROOKS BRATTEN Sure, scoring lots of goals or dishing out assists may help a young hockey player’s cause when it comes to advancing to the next level, but it’s certainly far from a guarantee.   Rob Cowie knows that better than most. That’s what made the professional scout for the Nashville Predators a perfect fit to speak to over 200 skaters at the Elite Edge Hockey Sh...


    DAY TWO - Top officials join Elite Edge camp

    Date:06/12/2018   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    By BROOKS BRATTEN There are more than 200 hockey players participating in the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase this week, all of them with aspirations of advancing to higher levels of the game.   For the first time in the showcase’s 13-year history, there are 24 additional participants down the hall with similar dreams of one day making it to the top hockey leagues in the world. The only d...


    DAY ONE - Sport Testing gives players the Edge

    Date:06/11/2018   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    By BROOKS BRATTEN There’s an on-ice session during day one at the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase that draws the eye. Mixed in among the orientations and introductions, classroom talks and the first touch of the puck, an exam of sorts is being taken, but instead of a pencil and paper, it’s all in the chip. Underway at the Ford Ice Center just outside of Nashville, Elite Edge began its 13...


    IN MY WORDS - Irwin

    Date:06/06/2018   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    With the 2018 Elite Edge Hockey Showcase around the corner, we are starting a series of stories to help our players learn about what is needed to make the next steps in their hockey journey.  The most recent of these features is Matt Irwin - a Brentwood Bay, BC product.  He began his career at a 17-year-old in the BC Hockey League.  Turned that into a college opportunity at UMass an...


    FINAL SPOTS FILLING UP

    Date:05/28/2018   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    With the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase right around the corner, there is limited space available in both divisions: Future Prospects - 2003/04 Goaltenders - FULL Defense - 2 spots Forwards - 10 spots Junior Division - 2002/03 Goaltenders - FULL Defense - 2 spots Forwards - 8 spots ...


    IN MY WORDS - Kestner

    Date:05/25/2018   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    With the 2018 Elite Edge Hockey Showcase around the corner, we are starting a series of stories to help our players learn about what is needed to make the next steps in their hockey journey.  The first of these features is Josh Kestner - a Huntsville, AL, native who finished his four-year college career at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.  After a 24-goal campaign this past season, ...


    ELITE EDGE PARTNERS WITH KOHARSKI CAMP

    Date:02/26/2018   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    For the past 12 years Elite Edge Hockey Showcase has been home to top players wanting to advance their games.  This year, Elite Edge will also host some of the top young officials in the country. Don Koharski Officiating and Development Referees Camp will be hosting a program during the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase - working in alongside to provide officials during camp.  Similar to Elite...


    2018 REGISTRATIONS OPEN

    Date:12/01/2017   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    Registrations opened today for the 13th annual Elite Edge Hockey Showcase - taking place June 11 to 14, 2018 at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, TN. Known throughout the country as one of the top destinations for players looking for the best development and showcase combination, Elite Edge will this year be open to players born between 1998 and 2004.  As in previous seasons, players will take par...


    ELITE EDGE ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED

    Date:06/16/2017   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    Supreme G – Chris Foley (Ashley Falls, MA) D – Richards Gruskops (Riga, Latvia) D – Trevor Russell (Old Hickory, TN) F – Marquez Ginger (Grovetown, GA) F – Braiden Dorfman (Mt. Juliet, TN) F – Dakota Davis (Nashville, TN)   Vapor G – Edjis Ozols (Riga, Latvia) D – Nicolai Menconi (Taylors, SC) D – Andre Farvin (Suwanee, GA) F &n...


    MELTON HEADED TO FERRIS STATE

    Date:05/31/2017   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    From NAHL.com The Shreveport Mudbugs, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Frankie Melton has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Ferris State University in the WCHA.   Melton, 20, is a true ladder of development success story. The native of St. Louis, Missouri, just completed his best career junior season with the Mudbugs i...


    MORE TEAMS ANNOUNCED

    Date:05/08/2017   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    Several more college teams are on board for the 2017 Elite Edge Hockey Showcase – which is just over a month away. Arizona State University and Canisius College will be attending, bringing the number of NCAA Div. I college teams up to seven.  As well, NCAA Div. III teams Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Potsdam, SUNY Cortland, Tufts University and Middlebury are confirmed to visit the showcase...


    USHL AND NAHL TEAMS ADDED TO 2017 SHOWCASE

    Date:04/17/2017   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    Five more teams are onboard for the 2017 Elite Edge Hockey Showcase – coming from the top junior hockey leagues in the United States. The Waterloo Blackhawks and Lincoln Stars of the USHL and the Corpus Christi IceRays, Shreveport Mudbugs and Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL will be part of the coaching staff at the Elite Edge Hockey Showcase. “I am very excited to be adding these pro...


    ELITE EDGE GRAD WINS USHL AWARDS

    Date:04/13/2017   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    Elite Edge alumni Matiss Kivlenieks capped off his incredible season in the USHL with his name being added to two of the leagues most prestigious trophies. Kivlenieks was named the league’s Player of the Year and Goaltender of the Year after an outstanding season with the Sioux City Musketeers.  He lead the league in wins (36), GAA (1.85), save percentage (.932) and shutouts (5). ...


    ELITE EDGE ALUMNI MAKING MARK IN OHL OFFICE

    Date:04/08/2017   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    http://ontariohockeyleague.com/article/off-the-beaten-path-broussards-well-traveled-success-story From Ontariohockeyleague.com Not exactly a hockey hotbed, Fayetteville, North Carolina is best known for producing a long line of NFL football stars and the odd baseball player. Daniel Broussard is one of just a handful of former OHLers to come out of the Tar Heel State, joining Winston-Salem&...


    ELITE EDGE GRAD SIGNS WITH WASHINGTON CAPITALS

    Date:03/07/2017   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    Elite Edge Hockey Showcase graduate Kristofers Bindulis signed a three-year entry level contract with the Washington Capitals.  More from the Washington Post:   FROM THE WASHNIGTON POST By Isabelle Khurshudyan March 7 at 3:06 PM The Washington Capitals signed college defenseman Kristofers Bindulis to a three-year entry-level deal beginning next season, the team announced. Bindulis wi...


    ELITE EDGE ANNOUNCES FIRST FOUR NCAA DIV. I COACHES

    Date:02/22/2017   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    ELITE EDGE HOCKEY SHOWCASE is pleased to announce the first four NCAA Div. I coaches for our 2017 program. University of Alabama-Huntsville (head coach Mike Corbett, assistant coach Gavin Morgan), Colgate University (assistant coach Juliano Pagliero), Harvard (assistant coach Rob Rassey) and American International College (assistant coach Steve Wiedler) will all be making return trips back for th...


    ELITE EDGE ALUMNI AT WORLD U20

    Date:12/30/2016   Source:Elite Edge Hockey  

    The 2017 World U20 Hockey Championships are underway in Toronto, Ontario this week and there is a significant Elite Edge Hockey Showcase feeling on one of the teams. Team Latvia’s roster features five Elite Edge graduates, as well as assistant coach Karlis Zirnis.  The players on the national junior team have all participated in Elite Edge over the past two summers. “We have had...