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Adirondack 46ers Hockey Club

Adirondack 46ers Hockey Club

PROGRAM SUMMARY

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.

Accomplishments:

  • 2018-19 Season:
    • 14U Girls NYSAHA State Tournament Finalist
      • 14U Girls 2019 Jacob Dievendorf Memorial Girls Tournament Champions (Malone, NY)
    • 16U Girls NYSAHA State Tournament Participants
       
  • 2019-20 Season:
    • 14U Girls NYSAHA State Tournament Semi-Finalist
    • 16U Boys New York State North Section Champions
  • 2020-21 Season:
    • 8U Girls Girl on Fire- Jacob Dievendorf Memorial Tournament Champions (Malone, NY)
      • Girls March Meltdown Tournament Champions (Binghamton, NY)
    • 10U Girls Sarah Backstrom Memorial Tournament Champions (Erie, PA)
      • Girls Girl on Fire- Jacob Dievendorf Memorial Tournament Champions (Malone, NY)
      • Girls March Meltdown Tournament Finalist (Binghamton, NY)
      • Girls Skaters Edge Tournament Champions (Marlborough, MA)
    • 12U Girls Girl on Fire- Jacob Dievendorf Memorial Tournament Finalist (Malone, NY)
    • 14U Girls New York State Northern Zone Sectional Champions
      • 14U Girls NYSAHA State Tournament Semi-Finalist
      • Sarah Backstrom Memorial Tournament Champions (Erie, PA)
      • Girls Girl on Fire- Jacob Dievendorf Memorial Tournament Champions (Malone, NY)
      • Girls Skaters Edge Tournament Finalist (Marlborough, MA)
    • 16U Girls New York State Northern Zone Sectional Champions
      • 16U Girls NYSAHA State Tournament Semi-Finalist
      • Sarah Backstrom Memorial Tournament Champions (Erie, PA)
    • 16U Boys New York State Tournament CHAMPIONS
      • 16U Boys Northern Zone Sectional Champions

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

  • Girls on the 8U and 10U level teams will be dual rostered which allows girls to play in their local association on their coed 8U Mite or coed 10U Squirt teams. Their home association 8U Coed or 10U Coed team will be their primary team.
  • The 8U and 10U teams are considered split season teams with most of the games, tournaments, and practices happening before or after the normal regular season of the coed teams.
  • These teams play around 10-15 games with a few tournaments with approximately one to two practices a month.
  • Opportunity to connect with other female players in the area and gain exposure to the girls’ game while having fun.
  • For information, please email adk46ershockeyclub@gmail.com 

 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.   

Spring Teams

  • Spring Teams (teams that play during the spring and summer months) are currently by coach invitation and are managed by North Country coaches and rostered through Malone Minor Hockey.  If you are interested in starting a Spring team that is composed of North Country players please email Jay Perras at 46ershockey@gmail.com or Matt Jones at adk46ershockeyclub@gmail.com.
  • Any coaches that are interested in joining our 46ers coaching staff please email Jay Perras at 46ershockey@gmail.com or Matt Jones at adk46ershockeyclub@gmail.com.

Adirondack 46ers Girls Teams Granted Membership to the NGHL

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.

Their Goals...

  • To enhance the overall hockey experience for youth, female athletes by partnering with like-minded programs to build a competitive schedule that geographically benefits all league members.
  • To support the growth and development of programs at the grassroots level by building a platform of support, and guidance for all of its members.
  • To promote the advancement of elite players to the collegiate level.
  • To foster opportunities for women to pursue a career in hockey with the goal of ultimately becoming leaders within the league and member organizations.

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:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
  • Teamwork
  • Character
  • Accountability
  • Community
  • Excellence

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!


46ers to Continue Partnership with North Country Goalie Development

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!


46ers Hockey Club to work with Nutrition Specialist

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.

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Player Commitments

2020-2021 Season

Etta Coburn (46ers 16U Girls)- The Hotchkiss School

Olivia Ferebee (46ers 16U Girls)- Williston Northampton School

Abby Monette (46ers 16U Girls)- Cushing Academy


Where does the name 46ers come from and mean?

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

2021 16U Boys NY State CHAMPS