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Tottenham Steam going strong

May 18, 2016   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

After a successful 2015/16 season that saw them win the Greater Metro Hockey League championship, the Tottteham Steam have announced the new direction the club will be taking for the 2016/17 season.
The hockey club was acquired by the DaSilva family with Dina DaSilva as president of Hockey operations.
The Steam will remain in Tottenham with home games being played at the Tottenham Community Centre arena.
“The staff of Tottenham Steam has one main goal each season; to improve and enhance the game of hockey for each and every player, to help develop their skills, not only in hockey but in life and to advance towards their goals of playing at a higher level of hockey,” DaSilva said.
This will be the third season the Steam has been playing in Tottenham.
The Steam have hired Jim Aldred as the team’s new coach.
“Jim has over 20 years teaching experience. He is a power skating instructor, and expert in defensive and offensive zone game concepts team training,” DaSilva said. “He is a successful, positive motivator and communicator with both players and management. He brings forth excellent bench management skills to the team and has a proven record in assisting hockey players to the next level.”
Aldred’s background as a player includes the Kingston Canadians OHL, Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds OHL, Rochester Americans AHL, Toledo Gold Diggers IHL, and Nijmegen Spitmen – Holland.
The Steam have also hired Johan Moell as general manager/head recruiter.
Moell has played professional hockey in Europe. He has a Worldwide Coaching Diploma as well as 15 years of coaching experience. Moell is a member of the NCAA Scouting Services and is also a scout/adviser of the NCAA.
Moell will assist Steam players to the NCAA (if that is their goal) by organizing a SAT prep course which is the requirement for American College and Universities in the NCAA.
The Greater Metro Hockey League had a record 30 teams in the line-up during this past season.
DaSilva will be at the Tottenham Community Week event on Saturday, July 2 and she looks forward to meeting people from the community.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers, sponsors and the team support staff that have helped the Tottenham Steam in the past and I look forward to working with you in the future.
“We, Tottenham Steam, look forward to a successful season, together with your ‘cheers’ and ongoing support.”
DaSilva is asking all existing and potential billet families to come forward and contact her. Any sponsors who would like to support the team are most welcome. Please contact her at ddasilva@steamhockey.ca
All sponsorship funds will be directed back into the team.

         


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