I grew up playing hockey in the state of Michigan. I began playing hockey around the age of 10 and never looked back. I played travel hockey till my freshman year of high school where I was one of five that made it as a freshman. After playing high school for 3 years I moved on to play midget AAA out of the Detroit skate club. Post high school I went on to play at Western Michigan University where I graduated with a degree in education. About 15 years ago I moved down to the south, and began coaching with in the next few years.
I have been coaching now for 13 years, and have enjoyed every minute of it. Coaching is a part of my life. I love coming to the rink to see the team, and watching them get better. As a player on my team you can expect to be extremely hard working, a family like atmosphere, and to be told when you are doing things correctly and when you are not. Ultimately I want every player not only to grow as a player but also as a person once he or she leaves my team.
The heat has arrived and summer is here! The Extreme Ice Center will still be running our Summer Programming as scheduled. Please see below for all the camps and clinics we have scheduled and register today!
Pond and Puddle Registrations are still open for players ages 5-12. (Starts week of June 22nd)
Pro Ambitions Camp
TY Hennes Camp (CANCELED) NEW CAMP COMING SOON!
Amanda Pelkey Camp
For more information visit https://www.xichockey.com/camps
Speed and Agility Skating
Body Contact and Awareness
Adult Learn to Play
10U Scrimmage Series
12U Scrimmage Series
Friday Night Mites
For more information visit https://www.xichockey.com/clinics
Can't wait to see you on the ice!
XIC Hockey Department
Attention Royals Families!
The wait is finally over! CAHA has announced that tryouts are now open for registration. Tryouts for the Queen City Royals Travel Hockey Program will be held at the Extreme Ice Center August 7th- 9th. Players must have their renewed USA Hockey number to register for tryouts. You can get a new USA Hockey number by going to membership.usahockey.com/. To register for tryouts, visit our website at http://www.xichockey.com/tryouts
All athletes will be separated into their respective age groups where they will compete for an opportunity to represent the program in our inaugural season. All players will receive a total of 3 on-Ice sessions. Goalies will be given an additional session on Saturday morning to be assessed by Royal’s Coaching Staff. Players will participate in a variety of skill based drills and game-like scrimmages to give our coaching staff and evaluators the best opportunity to pick teams. The tryout schedule will be given to each participant two weeks prior to the event.
We are continuing to work diligently along with other organizations to ensure the safety of our players is a top priority for this upcoming season. Information regarding player fees for the season are currently pending due to COVID-19 tournament and league restrictions. As soon as we have more information regarding the upcoming schedule, we will release the 2020-21 season player fees to our Royal families.
*Head Coaching Announcement*
We are extremely proud to announce those who will be serving as head coaches for the Queen City Royals Travel Hockey Program this upcoming 2020-21 season.
10U Select - Brad Hoffman
10U Travel - Zack Thornton
12U Select - J.D. Williams
12U Travel - Mike Tagg
14U Select - Anthony Amo
14U A - Lee Stockwell
14U AA - Mike Hutton
16U A - Dominick Cavalieri
16U AA – Jason Wiklund
18U AA - C.J. Thibault
Girls 12U - Abbey Miller
Girls 16U – Stacey Livingston
We are very excited to have these respected individuals be a part of our team by representing the Queen City Royals in our inaugural re-brand season. For background information on the coaches representing the QC Royals, please check out our website at www.xichockey.com/tryouts.