THE NEW ENGLAND PREDATORS JOIN MASSACHUSETTS PREMIER DEVELOPMENT HOCKEY LEAGUE (THE PREMIER) BEGINNING 2014-2015 SEASON
The Premier becomes one the largest hockey leagues in New England
The New England Predators announced today that it has accepted an invitation to join The Massachusetts Premier Development Hockey League (The Premier) which will expand its levels of competition for the 2014-2015 season to include Mites through Midget divisions. The Premier officially accepted the following youth hockey programs into the league; Boston Stars, Central Mass Outlaws, South Shore Conquistadors, Manchester Flames, New England Predators, New England Stars, New England Junior Hurricanes, New Hampshire Junior Monarchs, Rhode Island Hitmen, and Walpole Express. The Premier is now comprisedof more than 150 teamsfrom 25 different hockey organizations making it one of the largest hockey leagues in New England.
The Premier will offer Premier (Tier I), Elite (Tier II), and Select (Tier III) levels of competition to all programs. This original parity framework provides for a fair and balanced level of competition. “Given the large number of programs and teams involved, we will be the first league that will develop a real balance in the level of play that will further the positive development of every hockey player.” states Mike Bonish, President of The Premier.
The Premier's expansion is undoubtedly the most positive and significant development in the youth hockey world. Bonish declares, "We are just getting started! We will continue to grow to include more teams that embrace that our commitment to developing young hockey players and positively impacting their lives. The Premier will be the best hockey league in America!"
The 2001 team spent Saturday, November 23rd helping the folks at "Our Neighbors Table", a food pantry in Amesbury, MA. The team moved crates of food from their sorting location to the food pantry storage facility. We had 14 players plus parents helping. It was an awesome experience for the kids. We plan to do it again in the future.
What a great way to give back. Great work 2001 Predators!
The New England Predators Mite Developmental Program Open to 05, 06 and 07 Birth Years (11 players per team)
The Little Predators are now accepting registration for the upcoming 2013/2014 season for the Mite Development Program. The goal of our development program is designed to ready players for play at Mite Major and Squirt Minors level. In addition to professional coaching, each player will receive a practice, skill session and game per week. This is a Developmental program.
What makes the Little Predators Program a Great Place for any young Hockey Player?
Experienced coaches who have had extensive training and experience coaching children at this age and ability level.
Instructor / Coaches that understand how to motivate any child/skater by being creative and fun with just the right amount of competitiveness.
It is our goal to afford the opportunity to as many young athletics to experience the support of hockey.
1 practice/skill, and 1 game per week (Saturday and Sunday) - practices will be set times
Games @ Pro Skills Rink (Peabody, MA) - Pro skills rink is 115x55 in size, this allows players get more touches with pucks and more reps during skills which develops players faster
Game Shirt (team owned) to be returned at the end of season
Set schedule for the season
Season starts after Labor Day and Ends mid-February
Players that wish to try goaltending, equipment is supplied
All players must register with USA Hockey before the season starts
One (3X3) tournament at Pro Skills Rink
Basic skating ability is required as this is a program geared toward an introduction to mite level hockey
To register click on the REGISTER Tab on our homepage
If you have any questions contact Martha Crowther at
YOUR SKATER WILL NEED FULL EQUIPMENT & MUST BE REGISTERED WITH USA HOCKEY (SEE HOMEPAGE FOR USA HOCKEY LINK BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS)
Predators 99AAA Bantam team are champions of the Exeter Turkey Tournament this past weekend. The team went undefeated through the tournament and capped it off with a championship win over a tough Ice Hawks team with a 3 to 0 victory.
The 2002 New England Predator Team went 3-0-1 at the Exeter Turkey Tournament to take home 1st place. Fantastic effort by THE TEAM in all games 4 games and congratulations on being crowned Tournament Champs. A job well done by the youngest team in the program!
The New England Predators 99 Elite team capped off the Tri fecta defeating the New England Falcons AAA club 4-0 in the Thanksgiving tournament in Exeter, NH this past weekend. The passing and fore checking was contagious and with some timely hits the boys kept momentum. Both goalies and the defensemen all did a fantastic job allowing only 4 goals against all weekend.
Eddie Hill partners with The New England Predators
On behalf of The New England Predators we are pleased to announce our partnership with Hill Hockey Clinic. Eddie Hill, owner of Hill Hockey Clinic, is very passionate and is dedicated to giving the players in his program the very best chance to develop. In just three short years, Hill Hockey Clinic has developed and trained over 800 players. They have trained some of the North Shore's best such as Shane Eiserman of Cushing Academy (UNH) , Bill Eiserman of UMASS Lowell and Alex Gacek of Youngstown USHL (Miami - Ohio) to name a few. Having played 8 years of Pro and a former 2nd round NHL Draft Pick Eddie Hill knows what it takes to be successful in the game of hockey.
“I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience to the New England Predators Organization! “ Eddie Hill
Eddie Hill will be offering a Christmas Vacation Clinic from:
Dates: December 27th – 30th Mites 800AM -9:00AM off- ice – 9-10:30 on-ice Squirt/PeeWee/Bantam – 10:30 – 12:00PM – on-ice – 12-1 off-ice Cost: $265.00 (there are also family specials see website)
Born and raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts Eddie Hill grew up playing hockey in the Newburyport Youth Hockey League and also with the North Shore Raiders and the Middlesex Islanders.
At the age of 15, Hill played junior hockey for the Tyngsboro Huskies of the Eastern Junior League and at 16 became the youngest player to play in the United States Hockey League (USHL) for the Green Bay Gamblers. In his first year, he helped Green Bay to win the Junior A National Championship and was named captain the following season.
Hill signed with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) the following year and was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the second round (61st overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft held at the FleetCenter. After two seasons, including one Championship in the OHL , Hill signed an NHL contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Hill played eight years of pro hockey, which included attending five NHL training camps and playing in the farm systems of the Carolina Hurricanes, St. Louis Blues and the Phoenix Coyotes. Hill also played internationally in Germany, Austria, and England.
Hill has since retired and returned to his roots in Newburyport, MA. Since starting Hill Hockey Clinic in 2009, Hill now shares his passion and love for the game by coaching and training players of all ages.
The New England Predators are excited to be working with Eddie.