Micro Ice and the
Boston Bruins are excited to kick off the 2014 Little Bruins Learn to Play
Hockey program to help aspiring, youth hockey players develop their skills.
Presented by Friendly's, the program is available to boys and girls ages 5-8.
For only $100 ($360
retail value), the program includes full CCM equipment to keep, including
skates, a professional fitting at MonkeySports Superstore in Norwood and four
weeks of on ice instruction from Massachusetts Hockey coaches. Friendly's and
the Boston Bruins, in partnership with Mass Hockey, CCM and MonkeySports, are
thrilled to share their passion with the new generation of hockey players*.
Please see the
hyperlink below in order to register and please read the following disclaimer
in regards to who is eligible to participate:
*Please note, skating
lessons are highly recommended before the start of the Little Bruins Program.
All children should be able to skate on their own, unaided. Please check in
with your local rink on skating lessons before starting Little Bruins program.
In addition, this program is intended for children who have not participated in
an organized hockey program before. Children that have registered with a
Massachusetts Hockey association previously are not eligible to participate in
INTRODUCING THE NEW MICRO ICE PROGRAM DIRECTOR DAVID BREEN
Micro Ice Training Centers is proud to announce the hiring of our new Program Director David Breen. David is very accomplished in both business and sport, that combination will serve Micro Ice well as we continue to be the best Skill Development Facility on the North Shore. With David's on-ice coaching & skill development knowledge Micro Ice Programs will continue to provide skill based learning in a fun-positive environment with a fresh cutting edge approach.
David Breen grew up in North Andover and played for several local programs including Phillips Academy, the Valley Junior Warriors, and Merrimack College. At Merrimack, David was the 2002-2003 Hockey East Top Scholar Athlete. He remembers well the championship game of the 2002 RPI/HSBC Holiday Hockey Tournament where he helped Merrimack win its first ever Division I tournament.
David completed his college career at Trinity College in Hartford, CT where he both played and later went on to be an assistant coach. After Trinity, David was an assistant coach for the Winsor School, an all-girls school in Boston. David was also the first head coach of Merrimack College's ACHA Division II Club Hockey Program. Prior to joining Micro Ice, David
has been an assistant coach for Curry College's men's team, which competes in the NCAA Division III's ECAC Northeast league.
In addition to David's college playing and coaching experience he has extensive experience teaching and coaching hockey skills for Dynamic Skating. For over twelve years, David has worked with current and former NHL skills and skating coaches, along with NCAA coaches, regarding cutting edge techniques and concepts in player development. During his time working for Dynamic Skating, David developed a variety of teaching methods which allow him not only to demonstrate development concepts but most importantly to communicate these to players. David has experience delivering on multiple mediums to accommodate different learning approaches. This includes on-ice instruction, video instruction and traditional "chalk boarding." David has broad experience teaching many aspects of hockey skills including skating, shooting, passing, and stick-handling to players of all levels having worked with ADM level players to professionals.
In the coming weeks, David will be starting his transition into his new role as Program Director of Micro Ice. On August 9th, David will be present at Matt's Farewell Party and would enjoy meeting Micro Ice families if you plan on attending. We feel fortunate to have been able to attract a passionate leader in David. We look forward to him becoming the new face of Micro Ice Training Centers.
For more information regarding Micro Ice and our ongoing pursuit of training excellence please contact our office at 978-681-7700 or at our website at http://www.microicecenters.com .
Feature on NHL.com about our New SportIce 248 being used during this year NHL Winter Classics and Stadium Series outdoor games. LINK TO VIDEO
USA OLYMPIAN makes SURPRISE VISIT to MICRO ICE TO MEET OUR ADM league skaters
USA OLYMPIAN and Toronto Maple Leaf star James van Riemsdyk made a memorable morning for the players of the Micro Ice ADM League by showing up to their sunday games to take pictures and sign autographs.
Great article in the new england hockey journal mentions micro ice president & GM MATT DESCHAMps
You can now follow Micro Ice on both Facebook and Twitter, look for daily updates of what's going on at the rink .
Why Micro Ice
We have created the best hockey training facility on the North Shore. Our expert teachers and philosophy are widely recognized. Our goal is that every skater that enters our facility leaves with vast improvements. Micro Ice instructors also establish an understanding of what it takes to become a better hockey player.We believe in small-area skills, high repetition drills led by expert instructors. Every player will develop much faster in a small group setting.
Take a look through our pictures, they will be updated on a regular basis