The Plymouth midgets got their season underway on Saturday at the Hanaway Arena in Plymouth. The team got off to a great start scoring the first goal of the game at 14:20 of the first period. The goal came off the stick of Andrew Chabot with an excellent assist from Defenseman Matt Roy. Five minutes later after some close checking, NH East notched their first goal of the game. The rest of the period was fast paced with each team having several chances... but Macayla King was equal to the task and stopped all shots. The Predators again took the lead early in the second period when Chabot scored “bar-down” on a quick wrist shot from the slot, assisted by Jack Sullivan. Unfortunately, the rest of the scoring of that period belonged to New Hampshire East as they notched 5 unanswered goals. The Predators played a much stronger third period as Andrew Chabot notched his third goal, unassisted. Overall, the Predators sandwiched two strong periods around a less than stellar second period. They hope to build upon their successes in their next game when they face the Dover Stars at Dover this Saturday. - We want to thank all that came out to support us at our 1st home game. Hope to see you at our next one!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS !!!
Wednesday --> Oct. 15th
Thursday --> Oct. 16th
Oct. 16th 6:30-7:45-PeeWee/Bantam
Monday --> Oct. 20th
Wednesday --> Oct. 22nd
Monday --> Oct. 27th
Wednesday --> Oct. 29th
***In November we will change times as we will start games and LTP.
Coaches meeting Wednesday October 8th at 6 PM, PSU rink. This is for all people interested in coaching, being on the ice, this year.
Please visit our Coaches registration page for more information.
If you took SafeSport last year and had a background screening last year you will not need to complete those again this year.
Saturday, September 27th at 10am we host NH East
While we're bragging about our Split-Midgets, we'd like you to meet head coach Chris Chabot. He was kind enough to answer a few questions about our team and what the season has in store for us.
How long have you been coaching the Plymouth Split-Midgets?
This is the first year that we have had split midgets for quite some time. It is my first year at the midget level but I have been coaching for nearly 10 years at various levels for the Plymouth Predators.
When did practices begin for the Split-Midgets and how long does the season go?
Practices started a few weeks ago and we play right up until the high school season starts, November 15.
What do you look forward to this season?
This is a great group of players – a lot of fun to coach! I look forward to seeing continued improvement and development of skills. We had a great season last year, won a tournament and this group of players has really improved over the past few years.
Who (player) should we keep an eye on for this upcoming season? Why?
Well, we have to start at the goalie position where we have two very strong keepers, Macayla King and Chris Sourgiadakis. Playing in front of these stellar back-stoppers will be two solid lines of defense, with pairings of Gordon Hoyt and Ed Devlin and Matt Roy and Christian Stewart. Gordon had a lot of goals last year and Ed and Christian both had a number of beautiful assists. Matt Roy is new to the team but I expect great things out of him as well, he is a strong puck moving defense man. On the front line, I expect that Andrew Chabot will continue his strong back-checking and goal scoring and that Libby Schwaner and Tyler LeBlanc will continue their exceptional positional play and scoring prowess. I look forward to seeing how two new players, Karnar Ueland and Jack Sullivan fit into the scheme of play and I must say that I really like what I have seen so far. Lastly, I am looking forward to seeing Gopi Dugan-Henrikson continue his strong presence in front of the net and looking forward to seeing Spencer Hansen using his speed to both push the puck up the wing and to get open.