february 2014

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Matt Smith GM and Youth Hockey Director

What an exciting February we’ve had. The Olympics are on and USA is doing great in the medal count! Our Piranha hockey teams represented us well at the Cal State Games Tournament and our Synchro teams leave for the National Championships in Colorado Springs February 24th! Our Adult Hockey Championships are done and we’re getting ready for the next season. UTC Ice will be joining the extremely successful San Diego District Hockey League. All this and more in this addition of the UTC Ice February Newsletter!

Ducks vs Toronto Tickets!!!

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Piranha Hockey

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UTC Ice Piranhas Mites take Silver at Cal State Games President’s Day Weekend.
The Piranhas opened competition on Friday morning with a 10-7 win over the SDIA Oilers 2 team.  The team took a hard loss on Saturday against the California Cougars. The Piranhas battled back with its best defensive game on Sunday and a win over the SDIA Oilers 1 team to earn a spot in the Gold Medal game.  Despite bringing another top defensive effort in the rematch against the Cougars, the Piranhas take home Silver.  Brendan Dunphy lead the team with 17 goals on the tournament.  Several players also represented the Piranhas in the skills competition; Bennett Park – Break Away Shooter; Emma Rudy – Fastest Skater; Alex Rosik – target shot; Creighton Sieders – Break Away Goalie.
Congratulations to all the Piranhas Mites: Christopher Brady, Peyton Dailey-Ray, Brendan Dunphy, Jackson Gould, Ian Martin, Bennett Park, Sean Ochoa, Alex Rosik, Nolan Rosik, Emma Rudy, Creighton Seiders, Abigail Shaull, Aaron Simmons, and Andrew Smeltzer.  Coaches: Tiffany Rosik, Scott Smeltzer, Ray Rosik.
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San Diego District Hockey

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The San Diego District Hockey League is going into its second season and UTC Ice is proud to be part of its growth. The league has enjoyed great success this past year due some very exciting ideas.

Number one: It is a location based team roster. Depending on which school district you live in will determine what area of San Diego you will represent and which rink will be your home rink. The hope is teams will be made up of kids who, for the most part, go to the same schools or schools that are relatively close. Eventually with the growth of its popularity the District League will be made up of teams that represent their own high or middle school.

Number two: A NO check option. In All other leagues when your child moves to Bantam they are forced to check. Checking is an important strategic part of the game, but can be very dangerous. If you’re not planning on your child playing for a college one day or don’t have aspirations of going pro or semi pro, the non-checking Jr. Varsity team is for you. Both Varsity and Jr. Varsity are made up of kids in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. Jr. Varsity does not have checking and Varsity does. UTC Ice will house a Jr. Varsity team this season.

http://hockeysandiego.com/district-hockey.html

Skating Academy

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Skating Director Brittney Olson

What a fun and exciting week at UTC Ice! We had an entire month dedicated to the Olympics: competition exhibitions, fun handouts, and class showcases! Take a glance at what our Skating Academy had in store this month:

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Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Did you keep up with the Olympic Figure Skating events? The newest event added to this year was the Team for Figure Skating. Team USA won the bronze medal!

 

The Singles and Pairs events were spectacular, here are the medalists:

 

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1. Senior Ladies
Silver medalist: Yuna Kim
Gold medalist: Adelina Sotnikova
Bronze medalist: Carolina Kostner
2. Senior Men
Silver medalist: Patrick Chan
Gold medalist: Yuzuru Hanyu
Bronze medalist: Denis Ten

3. Senior Pairs
Silver medalists: Fedor Klimov, Ksenia Stolbova
Gold medalists: Maxim Trankov, Tatiana Volosozhar
Bronze medalists: Aliona Savchenko, Robin Szolkowy
4. Senior Pairs Ice Dance
Silver medalists: Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir
Gold medalists: Meryl Davis, Charlie White
Bronze medalists: Elena Ilinykh, Nikita Katsalapov

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We are pumped up and ready to skate great at Nationals! Colorado Springs here we come! The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating National Synchronized Team Championships will be held at the World Arena on February 27th through March 1st. Our Intermediate team will compete on Thursday against 11 other teams from across the country. We wish them the best of luck for a wonderful performance and safe trip. You can follow us on our trip through our Facebook page.

Results from the Anaheim Ice ISI Open competition are as follows:

ISI Youth Epic Edge – 2nd place

Pre Juvenile Epic Edge – 3rd place

Open Juvenile Epic Edge – 2nd place

Intermediate Epic Edge – 1st place

Congratulations to all of our teams! Check out these fun pictures from the competition.

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Mike Duffey Adult Hockey Director

Next season begins in March.  Space is limited register today to reserve your spot.
UTC Ice’s Golden West Adult Hockey League has established itself as the premier adult, non-checking league in San Diego County. We  offer 6 divisions for different levels of play from novice to advanced.

Reasons to Choose the Golden West League
– Lowest Penalty Minutes in San Diego
– Pointstreak
– New Showers and New Locker Rooms
– Music played during stop time and warm-ups
– 1:15 timeslot for regular season game
All players must:
– be 18 years or older with valid ID
– have a valid USA Hockey registration on record before game  play.
–  Register online : www.usahockeyregistration.com
– Full Ice Hockey H.E.C.C. Approved gear.

Six Divisions for Every Skill Level
Division 1: Platinum – Our most advanced division which features players who have played as professional (NHL, WCHA, East Coast League, European etc.), Collegiate, Olympic, or high USA Hockey adult level. All goalies are top notch.  15+ years of experience.
-Games Played Thursdays
-Times:7:30pm-10:10pm
-Start Date: March 6th
Division 2: Gold – Advanced players with 10+ years of experience.
-Games Played Monday
-Start Date: March 3rd
-Times: 7:45pm -10:25pm
Division 3: Silver – A mix of intermediate and advanced very skilled players that have played for about 5-10 years.
Games Played Tuesdays/Wednesdays
Start Date: March 4th / March 5th
Times: Tuesday: 9:40 pm, Wednesday: 6:50pm-10:50pm
Division 4: Bronze – Intermediate level players mixed with some advanced players very similar to the silver division but with fewer high level players. This division has players with experience of a Minimum of 3-5 years.
-Games Played Sundays
-Start Date: March 2nd
-Times: 3:55pm-10:45pm

Division 5: Copper – This division consists of novice/intermediate level players. The players are beginners with 0-2 years of experience with intermediate level players that have 2-5 years of experience or players who are getting older and don’t have the same ability as they had when they were younger.
-Games Played Sundays
-Start Date: March 2nd
-Times: 3:55pm-10:45pm
Division 6:  Iron and Nickel Coed – is designed for the Novice hockey enthusiast who wants to learn and play hockey with participants of equal abilities
Nickel League Played in Fridays at 10:40pm2014 Adult Winter Season Champions
Season: March 21, 2014 to Mid July 2014
Iron League Played on Saturdays at 10:15pm
Season: March 21, 2014 to Mid July 2014
Please contact Mike Duffey at mduffey@utcice.com to be placed on a team.
You can also drop in the adult hockey skills, drills & scrimmage on Mondays 6:40pm to 7:35pm.  This is a great opportunity to Meet the director and have him evaluate your skills in order to be placed in a division that best fits your level of play. The clinic costs $20 and free for Goalies.  Please dress in full Ice Hockey gear.

2014 Adult Winter Season Champions

Jaguars Copper Champions

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Bruins Bronze Champions

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Rangers Silver Champions

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Warriors Gold Champions

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Maple Leafs Platinum Champions

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