Marlboros Recognize Canadian Heroes of the Past
Marlboro Pee Wees Unveil an Honour to Canadian Vets with a Win at the Warrior Invitational Tournament in Detroit
Our Pee Wee Marlboros travelled by bus this past weekend to participate in a highly competitive AAA Warrior Tournament in Detroit. Having completed the round games as the #1 Seed, Marlboros were surprised to discover Syracuse Stars a “travel/all-star team”, had tripped up in their Round Robin and ended up as Wild Card #8. The Stars and the Marlboros have played many times over the years in tournaments and the win/loss record was almost identical.
Marlboro Grads Show Well at 2014 NHL Draft
Marlboro Grads show well at 2014 NHL Draft, Not One, Not Two, but Three Players Selected in the 1st Round
On June 27th and 28th the NHL held its 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia. Graduates from the Marlboros Minor Midget team of years past are moving on to their next challenge, an NHL job. Selected in the 1st Round with the 4th pick by the Calgary Flames was Sam Bennett.
Marlboros Continue to Develop and Prepare
Marlboros Continue to Develop and Prepare All-round players for Success at the Next Level.
This past week the CHL announced the recipients of some very significant awards in the Canadian Hockey League. The Marlboros are very proud of their development and progress. We also would like to acknowledge Dan Brown, Ken Strong and Dave Eade; 3 coaches who played a big part in their development.
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Determination Beyond a Doubt...
Many years ago one of our Minor Marlboros endured a horrific accident which all speculation led to the belief the young boy would never play hockey again. With multiple pins in both legs his recuperation time in Sick Children’s Hospital lasted well beyond the anticipated time. Many of his teammates and peers in that age division went on to play professional hockey; some signing lucrative NHL contracts. Davide determined, to reach his dreams and goals, persevered in Tier 2 junior, went on to play in the NAHL and was finally rewarded with full hockey scholarship to NCAA Division 1, University of Alabama-Huntsville. After graduation, Davide decided that it was not the end of the road for his hockey, but that he had more to give. The past three years he has played professionally in Europe, finishing off this past year playing in the Austrian Tier 1 Professional League for Bolzano. Bolzano capped the season by winning the league championship over top-ranked Red Bull.
The pursuit to one of his goals did not stop there however. A week ago Davide Nicoletti was selected to be a member of the Italian National Team playing in the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Play begins on May 9th. Davide is so much looking forward to competing against Canada who will have a team filled with some of the top Canadian NHL players.
Go Dave Go!