-Jeremy Roenick (500 goal scorer in 18 NHL seasons) "The East Coast Militia reminds me of the type of organization I grew up playing for. The coaching staff all have great backgrounds and really know what it takes to get to that next level. The program works to elevate each players game to that next level and truly demonstrates how far hard work and dedication can take your career."
-Bryan Berard (1st overall pick in 1995 NHL Draft) "The attention and knowledge that the participants in the East Coast Militia program are given by the coaching staff is unmatched in the New England area"
-Chris Kreider (NY Rangers) "I played for Coach Tasiopoulos in Summer of 2011 and for a young coach he has great control over his players. It is refreshing to play for such a young coach that wants to win just as much as the guys on the ice. I think this is a great program for kids of all ages"
-Brian Gibbons (Pittsburgh Penguins) "The East Coast Militia is a great program with skilled guys of all ages and I wish the organization were around a few years ago so I could have put on the camo jersey myself"
-Dave Warsofsky (Providence Bruins) "The East Coast Militia is a great program that focuses on maximizing a player's talent and molding them into exceptional college hockey players and pros."
-Charlie Coyle (1st round NHL draft pick) "The Militia is a great program that fields the best players from New England on a regular basis. I look forward to throwing on the camo jersey before I head to play for the Minnesota Wild."
-John Moore (Columbus Blue Jackets 1st Round Pick) "Summer Hockey is such an important part of your development and it is essential to have a great coaching staff that will push you and get you noticed outside of your winter season. That is exactly what the Militia do."
-Kevin Hayes (1st Round Chicago Blackhawks Draft Pick/Boston College) "I played for Coach Tasiopoulos in summer of 2011 and the talent that was brought together was unbelievable. The program really targets top players and gets the most out of them in the summer when it is sometime tough to be at the top of your game"
U18 Militia Win the Walpole Express Kickoff!!
The U18 Militia had an incredible weekend going 4-0 and +28 goal differential on the weekend. The Militia faced the Walpole Express, the Boston Bandits, and the Boston Knights in the preliminary round. After winning handily 15-2 in game one, and 10-2 in game two over the Bandits the Militia were able to hold off the Boston Knights 7-6 and advance as the #1 seed to playoff Sunday. The Militia were led all weekend by Boston University Commit Bobo Carpenter who paced the offense with a Militia record, 12 goals in one weekend! In the championship game the Militia brought their "A" game and won 6-0 over the undefeated Walpole Express. Dartmouth Commit Quin Foreman had a huge game netting 4 goals and the camo prevailed as the U18 Express Kickoff Champs!
The U16 Militia squared off against Two Walpole Express teams and the Boston Knights in the preliminary round. The camo went 3-0, beating Express Red 6-1, Boston Knights 6-0, and Express Black 5-1. This secured the #1 seed for playoff Sunday. In the Championship game the Militia faced the 4-0 Boston Jr. Terriers, also coached by Coach Tasiopoulos. The Militia jumped out to a 2-0 lead and were able to hold off a late game push by the Terriers to secure the championship with a 3-1 win with the empty netter! Nick Schofield led the offense with 4 goals in 4 games while Dennis Cesana anchored the blue line chipping in 3 goals himself. Fitting way for the strong core of U16 Camo to round out the summer tournament season!
The 99 Militia played with a short bench all weekend and had to go through to best to win the title! The Militia beat ECS-Q, ECS-O, and Jr. Bruins. Militia entered the playoffs as a 4 seed with a 3-1 record. The 99's won the semi final game against the #1 seed ECS-O in a dramatic shoot out after a scoreless OT. Dominic Skrelja pulled off an amazing Pavel Datsyuk move in the shoot out after Brendan Bonello kicked aside all 3 break away attempts by highly skilled ECS-O forwards. The Militia then set out on revenge of their one loss in the tournament vs. the #2 seed and undefeated Jr. Bruins. After falling behind 1-0 early in a n abbreviated game, the 99's scored 3 unanswered and pulled off the upset to win the NAPS Beantown Tournament with just 9 players in the final game! For full write up by Legacy Global Sports please click here
The Lady Militia went a perfect 4-0 as they had a bye to the championship game Sunday where they won 5-2. In Four games the girls only let in a total of 4 goals and put up 20 goals on offense! The team was made up of talented prep school girls ranging from 1994 birth year to 1997 birth year. Every girl that wore the camo this weekend contributed significantly to the tournament title and the Lady Militia look forward to their next tournament and some more hardware!
The Militia came back in the semi finals to beat MHG and meet the NJ Renegades in the U-16 championship game. The boys were down 2-0 in the third period when they scored twice to quickly even it up late in the game. The boys had to kill over a minute of a 5 on 3 with under 2 minutes to go. Once again in overtime the Militia found themselves killing another full 5 on 3. Kayser Raei took a chip out of the zone down the wall and threw it towards the net to beat the NJ Renegades goalie for the 3-2 championship victory. The team was paced by Kayser Raei up front, Ryan Shea on the blue line and Mike Royer in the pipes. This is the U-16 Militia's 3rd Championship in one year!
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Welcome to the website for the East Coast Militia, an elite organization comprised of spring and summer tournament teams. We pride ourselves on our players' determination to relentlessly improve during the off–season and on their desire to achieve every time they touch the ice. The oldest Militia team — 1992 birth–years — is comprised of NHL draft picks and the Northeast's very top prospects. The younger players within the Militia (as young as 1999 birth–years) are hard at work trying to emulate the success garnered by those highly decorated prospects. One unique and irreproducible facet of joining the Militia young is learning first–hand from successful mentors the traits that transform average hockey players into bona–fide superstars. We realize that you have a choice when deciding your summer hockey plans. Rest assured, this is an opportunity unlike many others. First, decide how seriously you'd like to take your hockey career. If you're willing to sacrifice and be pushed beyond your comfort level by elite teammates and coaches, then you're ready to join the Militia in the battle to take your game to the next level. If you have any questions or are ready to take up our challenge, please contact Nik at 781-424-4010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no refunds within 20 days of a tournament. There is a $25 refund charge, and no refunds can be processed after rosters have been submitted.
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