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Adirondack Junior Wings May 9, 2012 8:10 AM

The Empire Junior Hockey Leagues newest member is the Adirondack Junior Wings.

The General Manager of the Adirondack Jr. Wings will be Thomas Sanford assisted by Jim Flynn. Tom is a well respect business professional that has spent the last 20 years on Wall Street. He had a successful playing career in the local youth hockey ranks then moved on to attend Deerfield Academy and play his HS hockey there. Tom is a graduate of Siena College. Jim has extensive knowledge of the Empire League having worked as the team manger for the CD Selects these past two seasons. Jim is proficient in Point Streak and Fast Hockey and has an existing relationship with the Leagues Operations staff.

The Adirondack Jr. Wings will be coached by Ron Kuhl. Ron is a USA Hockey Level 4 and has 10 years of upper level coaching to his name. Between the years of 1997-2001 He transformed the Hudson Valley Community College hockey program into National Champions on 2000-2001. From there he spent 5 seasons (2002-2007) coaching the Christian Brothers Academy HS hockey team. Ron also spent two summers (2006-2007) as the Adirondack Region Head Coach at the Empire State Games. Ron has trained and continues to train the Capital Regions top college and professional players at the Hockey Hut. Assistant coaches will be named later.

The arena of choice to house the Adirondack Jr Wings program is located in Troy New York on the campus of RPI. The Houston Field House is a tremendous facility, seating 4000 and will supply the AJW program with a locker room ready for the team.

The team will practice 2-3 times per week for 1.5 hours in the mid evening time frame. The team will also be required to attend two off ice training sessions at the Hockey Hut Training Facility each week.

The player cost for this program will range from $6000-6500. Once our final budget of ice is complete we will set our price. Tuition will included but not limited to: USA Hockey Level 4 Coaches, Practice ice, game ice, Personal Training membership, on-ice skills instructor, full team on-ice uniform, Practice jersey, home and away jersey, game socks, covers, helmet, workout apparel, sweat suit, hockey bag, training camp ice, locker room, over night accommodations.

The Team Identification and Name will be the Adirondack Jr Wings. We want to identify with the entire upstate/northeast section of New York State.

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