The Adirondack 46ers Hockey Club was created in the spring of 2017 with a 12U girls team and a 2005 boys team. The 46ers was built to create a hockey club of teams for players to progress through and the club has now grown to be comprised of girls 10U (split season), 12U, 14U, 16U, & 19U tier II teams and boys 16U & 18U tier III teams for the 2021-2022 season.
The 46ers also have fall and spring development sessions and several spring teams. All teams play a highly competitive schedule that prepares players for success at regular competition, NYSAHA State Tournament, and USA Hockey National Tournament. The 46ers attract many of the North Country’s most advanced players.
The 46ers are gaining a reputation for developing girls and boys willing to put in the time and effort to achieve higher levels of play.
The Adirondack 46ers Hockey Club is committed to helping female and male hockey players develop as athletes, leaders, and members of the community through a competitive hockey environment that instills life values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, a consistent work ethic, and respect for self and others.
The 46ers place a strong focus on development of the entire player, not only on the ice, but also off the ice, in school, and in the community. A strong focus is placed on developing the complete player in academics, nutrition, off ice training & preparation, and community involvement.
Split Season Explanation
It is the hockey club's intention to provide our North Country hockey players an opportunity to get top level instruction and improve their overall skill sets through the competitive team offerings, spring teams, development clinics, and become stronger hockey players as they grow and mature.
Team schedules generally consist of 1-2 practices and a 46ers skills clinic for both goalies and players during the week. Weekends consist of games and tournaments. Teams other than the girls 8U and 10U levels are full season teams that work around players High School/ Prep School team schedules when possible.
The Adirondack 46ers Hockey Club is proud to announce that the girls teams have been accepted as members in the National Girls Hockey League (NGHL) beginning with the 2021-2022 season.
The National Girls Hockey League is dedicated to the promotion and growth of girls ice hockey programs across the nation.
Each team within the National Girls Hockey League is expected to provide an environment that enables players, volunteers, and staff a chance to acquire the skills needed to be successful. Members of the NGHL are expected to be a partner in the community and instill the following core values:
We are extremely excited for us to be able to provide such opportunity for our 46ers Girls and look forward to competing in the NGHL showcases and exposure events!
The Adirondack 46ers Hockey Club is excited to announce that the 46ers will be partnering again with North Country Goalie Development (NCGD) for the 2021-2022 season to give our goalies specific training and skills development opportunities at clinics to be held at the Malone Civic Center.
Coach Roch Belley and his staff have done a great job working with goalies in the North Country and will be bringing a specific focus to the 46ers goalies for the 2021-2022 season!
The 46ers Hockey Club is excited to announce that it will be working with Kristin Ellis-Wood, RD, CDN, a nutrition specialist to provide 46ers players information to make educated decisions regarding nutrition to help enhance their athletic performance. Kristin’s knowledge and expertise in nutrition will help enhance our players preparation and recovery while striving to hit top performance.
Kristin is a Registered Dietician and Director of Support Services at the University of Vermont Health Network- Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, NY. She has over 20 years of experience working with people of all ages, helping them achieve their health and performance goals through optimal nutrition. Kristin believes that all foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle and that leveraging healthy eating can greatly improve an athlete’s performance.
She holds certificates of training in both Adult & Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietitians. Kristin was a competitive athlete throughout her youth, high school, and college years and continues to live an active lifestyle while also finding time to watch her two boys play hockey and football through the year.
Etta Coburn (46ers 16U Girls)- The Hotchkiss School
Olivia Ferebee (46ers 16U Girls)- Williston Northampton School
Abby Monette (46ers 16U Girls)- Cushing Academy
The 46-R name was originally thought of in 1930s for hiking members that climbed all 46 high peaks in the Adirondack Mountains.
The name inspired the Adirondack 46ers Hockey Club to be formed in 2017 as a Hockey Club that could represent the many players throughout the North Country. The regional name of "Adirondack" was inspired by the areas within and just outside to the East, North, and West of the Adirondack Park that players come from.
The name 46ers was inspiring to the Hockey Club name as it represented athletic ability, determination, dedication, and accomplishment to climbing all 46 high peaks in the Adirondack Mountains.
46ers Inaugural Girls Team (Spring 2017)
2021 16U Boys NY State CHAMPS