For Immediate Release: The New England Predators and Hill Hockey agree to long term contract
For Immediate Release: The New England Predators and Hill Hockey agree to long term contract
The New England Predators are extremely pleased to announce a long term partnership with coach and Skills Director Eddie Hill. We feel Eddie provides second to none skill development and offers our players significant value from a knowledge and experience perspective. Eddie is a 2nd round NHL draft pick of the Nashville Predators and has experience playing in various leagues at the professional rank, NHL, AHL, OHL, Europe and ECHL. Through our relationship we find Eddie has provided nothing short of a stellar positive impact with our players and look forward to this continued partnership.
Eddie Hill – Owner of Hill Hockey rains over 500 players year round including NHL Prospects Shane Eiserman – Ottawa Senators Draft Pick 2014 (UNH) & Boston College bound Josh Couturier as well as various other players at the Division 1 level through youth hockey.
2003 Team - 2015 Waterville Valley Deep Freeze Tournament
The 03 Predators went to the Deep Freeze Tournament at Waterville Valley and thawed out the competition which was comprised of 02 Peewee teams. The Predators compiled a record of 4 and 0 and allowed only 1 goal in the tournament thanks to some spectacular goaltending by Payton Palladino. In the championship game against the 02 South Shore Kings, the Predators scored early in the first period and fought off a late surge from the Kings, until an empty net goal was scored with 38 seconds left to secure the 2 to 0 victory for the Predators.
The game was highlighted by some gutsy performance from the Predators players. No more impressive than Owen Atkinson who played the championship game with severe stomach pains, the next day Owen went to the doctors for what ended up requiring emergency surgery to remove his appendix. Surgery went well and Owen is recovering. Owen, get well soon.
The Deep Freeze Championships comes on the heels of the Cyclones Championship and the push towards the MPDHL playoffs.
Congratulations to the entire coaching staff and team!
After getting off to a slow start losing first game 4-3 to the host team Northern Cyclone’s, the team fought back with three impressive wins, 6-4 over Minuteman Flames, 3-2 over Red Rangers, 3-2 shootout win over Red Rangers in Semi-finals to set up a rematch with Cyclones. Predators get redemption and win Championship game with authority, 7-3.
The 02 PeeWee Elites competed in the Cyclone MLK tournament. After a 2-1 win over the Cyclones and a 8-1 win over the Boston Stars, they were beat by the Ct Nighthawks.
The 2 and 1 record was still good enough to earn a Championship game rematch against the Nighthawks. After falling behind 1-0 the team did not give up and eventually tied the score early in the 2nd period. The game stayed 1-1 into overtime, where a great pass set up the winning goal.
Coach Perry and his staff are to be complimented in their coaching of this team.
The 03 Premier Predators WIN the MLK Championship!
The 03 predators coached by Derek Bedard rebounded from an early defeat to the Greater Boston Vipers to capture the 2015 MLK Championship in a rematch game. In the rematch the predators jumped out to a quick 2 to 0 lead and skated to a decisive 4 to 1 victory. the Predators compiled a record of 3 and 1 to win the championship.
This was a sweet victory for the coaching staff who finally captured there first tournament victory.
Congratulations to the players and the entire coaching staff, Rick Wilson and Andrew Gildea
The New England Predators Mites were victorious in a three day Christmas Showcase held at the Overtime Rink in Peabody MA. The team went 6-0 playing the Northern Cyclones and North Shore Shamrocks three times each, winning all six games.
The players displayed great skill with passing techniques and strong skating ability. The coaching staff was proud of how the boys came together and played as a team, putting in their best effort in making it a great three days of hockey.
Congratulations to both the players and coaches for a successful showing.
On Saturday December 6th the 01 Perry Elites performed the serving duties at the Cor Unum meal center in Lawrence right after their 1:20 pm game.
A special thanks to the parents that participated washing dishes, helping out in the kitchen and helped the boys with the serving of the meals. The boys all had their duties and performed well. Overall we were told it was a slow night due to the rain but we still served about 130 people. Both the boys and the parents helped out with the cleaning afterward mopping the floor, cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen.
A great eye opener for the boys as well as us parents. Sometimes we forget how blessed we are. The team was very grateful for being able to help. We really enjoyed our selves and might do a return visit. Any other teams looking to participate let me know as they are always looking for volunteers.
Is your child beginning or wanting to learn to skate? The Predators have partnered with Pro Skills skating out of Overtime Rink in Peabody Sundays. Players aged 3-8 can learn to skate and pla 3 on 3 scrimmage games also. As players progress they advance to our in house 3 on 3 league. Pro Skills has an U-6 All Star team that move their players to the Predators U-8 team when they turn age 7. For more information on the programs call Richie Salsman 781-258-9244 or email . The website is north.goalline.ca
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!
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 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.