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Welcome Back Andy Gibson!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

For more information, contact: Tyler LaShomb, XIC Hockey Director                                                                                                                                        TylerL@xicenter.com; 704-882-1830

 

EXTREME ICE CENTER WELCOMES BACK ANDY GIBSON TO ITS HOCKEY DEPARTMENT

 

INDIAN TRAIL, NC – (July 15, 2019) – Extreme Ice Center (XIC) is very excited to announce that Andy Gibson is returning to the XIC Hockey Department as a Hockey Director, joining Tyler LaShomb and Cullen Baines in running the daily operations of all in-house and travel hockey programs.

 

Andy will rejoin the XIC family on August 12, in time to help plan and participate in the Charlotte Rush Travel Hockey Kick-off on August 17.

 

This homecoming for a very experienced youth sports administrator, who played youth hockey in Charlotte and was an XIC Hockey Director from 2013 to 2015, comes after a three-year stint with USA Hockey as a Program Services Manager.

 

“We are so excited to welcome Andy home,” said Mike Mulhall, XIC Director of Hockey Operations. “Andy’s work at USA Hockey will be invaluable in helping further elevate our existing high-quality hockey programming.”

 

At USA Hockey, Andy worked with the National Hockey League, NHL member clubs, and local associations to grow their programs and resources, create and deliver educational opportunities, and increase youth hockey participation nationwide. “This experience will definitely help us continue to grow youth and adult hockey in the Charlotte area,” said Tyler LaShomb, XIC Hockey Director.

 

Andy, who is currently finishing his Masters in Sports Management, earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Non-profit Management from James Madison University. His career has focused primarily, but not exclusively, on youth hockey programming. In addition to his time at USA Hockey and his previous tenure as XIC Hockey Director, Andy also served as Assistant Hockey Director for the Kettler Capitals Iceplex (2012-13) and Recreation Program Director for Shenandoah Valley United Soccer (2015-16).

 

One of Andy’s proudest achievements is his time serving in the United States Peace Corps as a Youth Development Coordinator in Cameroon, Africa from 2011 to 2012. While there, he integrated into the Cameroonian culture and implemented projects concentrated on women’s empowerment, developed after-school programming for students up through high school, and designed a youth athletic league.

 

Andy is married to wife Kate and has a three-year old son, James. “All three of us, plus our dog Callie, are so excited to come home to Charlotte and the XIC family,” said Andy. “It’s great to be back.”

 

About Extreme Ice Center and Charlotte Rush Youth Hockey: Located in Indian Trail, North Carolina, Extreme Ice Center offers public skating, figure skating, birthday parties, youth hockey and men’s league hockey. Its Charlotte Rush Travel Hockey program offers Tier II A and AA hockey from 10U to 18U.  For more information, visit www.xicenter.com/hockey.  

Charlotte Rush Select Information

Parents,
 
Due to many families being on Vacation, we are changing the date of the Select Tryouts.
 
The new date will be on Saturday, August 10th. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP, YOU ARE STILL GOOD TO GO! WE ARE JUST CHANGING THE DATE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-REGISTER
 
Saturday, August 10th
8U & 10U            4:30-5:50pm
12U & 14U          6:00-7:20pm
 
Coaches:
8U: Heather Auch
10U: Matt Sams
12U: Lee Stockwell
14U: Anthony Amo
 
Parent Meeting:
Monday, July 15th      6:30pm      Banquet Room

Tryout Process- When arriving to the rink, each player will receive a pre-determined numbered pinny. The tryouts are half-ice with 8U/10U together and 12U/14U together. Coaches will be upstairs evaluating players while other XIC Hockey Coaches will be on the ice running drills and small area games. Rosters will be emailed out after the tryout within 24 Hours. Coaches will be looking for players who are talented skaters, have a great hockey IQ (Smart with and without the puck), and a great attitude/willing to learn.
 
League                 House                   Selects                 Total
8U                          $800          +          $800                       $1600
10U                        $1000       +          $1500                    $2500
12U                        $1000       +          $1550                    $2550
14U                        $1000       +          $1600                    $2600
 
Cost for the Tryout is $10 per player. Registration closes on July 16th. Walk-up registration cost will be $20 per player. Pre-Registration can be found by clicking the links below:

8U http://xicenter.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=4248 
10U http://xicenter.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=4227 
12U http://xicenter.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=4228 
14U  http://xicenter.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=4229 
 
More information about the teams can be found below!
 
The select teams were created to have a  bridge between the Metro League and the Travel League. The purpose is to give players the opportunity to play in the metro league and participate in the CHL (See Below),Tournaments (See Below), and additional practices with their select team. Each player on the select team is required to participate in the House League for the Full Season. 
 
CHL- The Carolina Hockey League consists of hockey organizations in the Carolinas and Southern Virginia. Each of the member associations put their age-specific teams into the league to compete against other local teams.  The following organizations are current member associations:
Hampton Roads Jr Admirals, NC Force, Charlotte Rush, Lynchburg Coyotes, Carolina Stars, Columbia Cyclones, Carolina Jr Hurricanes, Charleston Jr Stingrays, Wilmington IceHawks, Triad Alliance Storm, Pineville Falcons, Roanoke Railyard Dawgs, Cape Fear Warriors, and Greenville Jr Road Warriors.
*Organizations may not have teams available for specific age groups*
 
Tournaments - 10U, 12U & 14U Select teams will get 4 tournaments, which includes the CHL Playoffs. The XIC Hockey Department will work with coaches to decide when and where to attend tournaments. Typical Tournament locations will include Charlotte, Charleston, and Washington D.C.  Coaches will communicate with parents before attending tournaments.
The 8U Select Team will attend 3-4 Jamborees throughout the year. Due to not knowing which jamborees will be available and most having little to no cost, we did not include them in the cost of this program. Jamborees will be selected by the XIC Hockey Department and Coaching Staff. The 8U Select Team will also get 2 additional tournament opportunities.
 
Practices- Each team will receive additional practices.
8U - 18 Practices                               Fridays 6:00-7:00pm*
10U - 18 Practices                            Fridays 6:00-7:20pm*
12U – 22 Practices                           Tuesdays 6:40-7:40pm*
14U – 22 Practices                           Thursdays 6:40-7:40pm*
*Subject to change
 
 
What’s Included? Practices, Games (Ice Time and Referees) Tournament Fees, CHL League Fee, Team items (Pucks, Water bottles, Etc...), SWAG (Sweatshirt, Shorts, T-shirt), and game socks. Game jerseys and socks are included for all Select Teams.
What’s Not Included? Hockey Bag, Pant Shell, Wind-Suits, Travel to and from the events, Hotels.
 
Thanks,
Tyler LaShomb
Hockey Director
Extreme Ice Center
(704)882-1830
www.xichockey.com

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