PARKER'S ARMY HOCKEY
Parker's Army Hockey teams are being formed for the 2021 Spring/Summer tournament season. The idea behind Parker's Army Hockey is to get travel ice hockey players together who want to "Play for Parker" and have some fun developing their skills and playing in a few tournaments over the Spring/Summer months.
The overall goal of Parker’s Army Hockey is to honor Parker Nork’s memory by playing the sport he loved. We had the idea to get friends and teammates of Parker together to practice and play in his memory while representing Parker’s Army in a positive and meaningful way as part of a close hockey community who loved Parker. Yes, We will play competitive tournament hockey, but our driving motive is to instill the team concept into our players and to have them strive to be good teammates on and off the ice as Parker would have wanted.
By putting on the PINK Parker’s Army Hockey jersey your player will be carrying on Parker’s legacy and playing hockey for him with honor, respect, and sportsmanship.
PLAYERS MUST PLAY 2021-2022 USA HOCKEY AGE CLASSIFICATIONS
MITE / SQUIRT / PEEWEE / BANTAM / MIDGET:
FIVE On-Ice Skill Development Sessions
(approximately two sessions before each tournament)
MITE/SQUIRT/PEEWEE have half ice sessions
BANTAM/MIDGET have 2 full ice sessions and rest half ice
TWO Spring/Summer Tournaments (May/June) Included
See our SCHEDULE page for more details
Parker's Army Practice Jersey
Parker’s Army Hockey Game Jerseys and Socks Provided for Tournaments
***All players will be asked to participate in a fundraiser to help raise funds for Parker’s Army to offset uniform costs and to give back to Parker’s Army to aid in their mission to help fund area youth sports programs and to donate to help in the fight to cure childhood cancer.**
NOTE: Teams will only be formed if there is enough interest at each age level.
NOTE: Each team will have a limited number of roster spots
The 2020 Spring Coaching Staff is as follows:
MITE (2011/2012) - Head Coach: Chris Bennett, Assistant Coach: Steve Green
SQUIRT (2009/2010) - Head Coach: Tim Hayduk, Assistant Coach: Artie Jensen
PEEWEE 1 (2007/2008) - Head Coach: John Costello, Assistant Coach: Billy Venesko & Pete Nork
PEEWEE 2 (2007/2008) - Head Coach: Mike Costello, Assistant Coach: Dave Murphy
BANTAM (2005/2006) - Head Coach: Ken Yasenchock /Andrew Yasenchock, Assistant Coach: Mike Taliercio
MIDGET (2003/2004) - Head Coach: Jason Verdon, Assistant Coach: Tom Dye
DRYLAND COACH: Payton Nork
ADMINISTRATIVE: Sherri Talircio
South Jersey Select teams will use Winding River Skating Center in Toms River and possibly surrounding area rinks (if necessary) for practices.
South Jersey Select teams are independent Spring tournament hockey teams and are not affiliated with any Hockey Club, Rink or Township run organization and is solely run by John Costello and Ken Yasenchock in the USA Hockey non-tournament bound team fashion.
South Jersey Selects teams were formerly known as Team Gearzone (5 years), Mona*Vie Selects (2 years) and South Jersey Selects (5 years), participating in various Spring/Summer Tournaments for the past 12 summers. Teams have previously been skated out of Winding River Skating Center and Flyers SkateZone Atlantic City.
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PARKER'S ARMY LACROSSE
Parker's Army Lacrosse was established in 2017 soon after Parker's passing. His coaches and teammates wanted to carry on his legacy and keep him close in their hearts. Parker's Army Lacrosse is a Spring/Summer travel organization with teams ranging from 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders and 6th and 7th graders. This league is for those interested in playing in the offseason, there will be 2-4 tournaments scheduled between June and August.
Parker’s Army Coaches consists of highly skilled lacrosse coaches that all have experience in coaching at the highest level whether it be collegiately or club. Our coaching staff consists of coaches who have multiple years of coaching and playing experience collegiately. We believe this separates Parker’s Army LAX from the rest with such a highly trained staff from top to bottom!
Parker’s Army LAX was EST. 2017 by Mick Committee, Pete Nork, and Rafael Torres with a combined 30+ years of youth coaching experiences.
Rounding out the Parker’s Army Coaching staff are Christopher Cammaratta and Andrew Villiez both having played/coached at the collegiate level.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this league, please contact our Parker's Army Athletic Director and Head Coach, Ralph Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.