Tom Gullen to be Executive Director to the WHC
The Winnetka Hockey Club Board of Directors would like to announce the hiring of Tom Gullen to the newly created role of Executive Director to the WHC upon his retirement from the Winnetka Park District on June 30.
Tom’s new role will include the many responsibilities he has performed for the club for the last 35 years, including ice scheduling, House League management, budgeting, the annual Wishbone tournament, web site and brochure content, Minor Mite and House Plus development teams, social media presence and countless other behind the scene tasks that are necessary for Winnetka to continue to be the best and largest hockey club in the state of Illinois, while remaining true to our mission of being a community based hockey program.
Tom will be working to achieve the short and long term goals of the club side by side with Director of Hockey Operations, DJ LaVarre, and the WHC Board of Directors.
The board is also pleased to announce that Peter Roeser will be assuming the role of President of the Winnetka Hockey Club and will be working in lockstep with Tom and DJ to ensure Winnetka remains in its current leadership role in Illinois Hockey and providing as many local children the opportunity to learn to love the sport of hockey like so many have before them.
The WHC would also like to thank Brian Farrell for his six years of service to the club as a member of the board including the last two years as President.
What Makes A Player Special: Excerpt From Ken Dryden's Classic 'The Game'
Written by: Ken Dryden
Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Ken Dryden, the former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. Originally published in 1983, The Game was re-released with a 30th anniversary publication, including a new foreword by Bill Simmons, new photography and a new chapter, "The Game Goes On." Here is an excerpt.
Spring 2006's USA Hockey Number
If your player is a 2006 you MUST register your player with USA Hockey for the 2015-16 season. They will need this number in order to play in the 2015 Spring Season. The number will be valid in the fall for the 2015-16 season.
If have your USA Hockey number you must submit it to the Winnetka Hockey Club for the Spring Season.
Spring Coaching Lineup
BT Maj Tourney Chad Bidwill
BT Min Tourney Jason Hawkins
BT 1 Randy Schlesinger
BT 2 Randy Schlesinger
PW Maj Tourney Mike Vasilevich
PW Min Tourney Gullen
PW 1 Randy Schlesinger
PW 2 Ryan Pecka
SQ Tourney Paul Schwartz
SQ 1 John Jablonski
SQ 2 Christian de Lanauze
SQ 3 Bill Kilcoyne
SQ 4 Matt Ascaridis
SQ 5 Freddy Johnson
U12- Carla Pentimone
U10- John McAdams
2015 Spring Travel Program Girls U10, U12, U14
The WHC Board is pleased to announce our Girl’s Spring hockey program that will speed up the development of our hockey players via an increased emphasis on skills development and team practices. We have gone to great lengths to offer a program geared towards the development of our players in providing outstanding development to our Girl’s players. The Girl’s Spring travel program will be identical in content to the Boy’s Spring program.
Here’s what to expect:
Spring Travel Hockey
The WHC Board is pleased to announce our Spring hockey program that will speed up the development of our hockey players via an increased emphasis on skills development and team practices. We have gone to great lengths to offer a program geared towards the development of our players.
Here’s what to expect: