The Adirondack 46ers Hockey Club was created in the spring of 2017 with a 12U girls team and a 2005 boys team. The 46ers were built to create a hockey club for players to progress through, and the club has now grown to be comprised of Girls 8U (split season), 10U (split season), 12U, 14U, 16U, & 19U tier II teams and boys 12U (split season), 14U (split season), 16U & 18U tier III teams for the 2022-2023 season. The 46ers 16U Boys were the 2021 New York State Tier III Champions and the 46ers 18U Boys were the 2022 New York State Tier III Champions!! During the 2022 Spring season, the 46ers Hockey Club fielded 15 teams composed of boys, girls, and coed.
The 46ers also have fall and spring development sessions as part of the hockey club. 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, dedicated, and skilled players.
The 46ers are gaining a reputation for developing girls and boys willing to put in the time and effort to continue their progression and 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.
Dual Roster/ 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, 10U, and 12U, 14U boys levels are full season teams that work around players High School/ Prep School team schedules when possible.
The Adirondack 46ers Hockey Club implemented a program called “Giving Back” for the 2021-2022 season. The program was designed for players on 46ers teams at the 14U level and above to help instill in our players the roots of true community service in helping members in our communities that are in need and our area youth sports associations. The “Giving Back” program aims to create a stronger community through volunteer work and community connections. Players are required to perform a minimum number of hours of community service in the areas that they live. This past season, the 46ers teams completed over 50 hours of community service to volunteer for the Junior Rangers Learn to Play Program, 8U Girls Jamboree, 8U Turkey Shootout, Joint Council for Economic Opportunity Food Drive, The Alice Center and Massena Rehabilitation & Nursing Center to name a few.
Gracie Hurlbut (46ers 16U Girls)- Northwood School
Rowan Wood (46ers 14U Girls)- Kents Hill School
2021 Spring Season
Brennan Lashomb (46ers '05 Spring)- American Hockey Academy
Evan Smith (46ers '05 Spring)- American Hockey Academy
Etta Coburn (46ers 16U Girls)- Hotchkiss School
Olivia Ferebee (46ers 16U Girls)- Williston Northampton School
Abby Monette (46ers 16U Girls)- Cushing Academy
2022 18U Boys NY State CHAMPS
2021 16U Boys NY State CHAMPS
46ers Inaugural Girls Team; 12U Spring (2017)
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 communities 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.