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All three invited members of the PAL Junior Islanders Premier squad excelled in last night's New York Islanders Rookie Scrimmage.
Forward duo Tommaso Bucci and Chris Makowski were matched with the Japanese-native Yuri Terao tonight, and the line had seemingly instant chemistry. On their first shift, all three players had scoring opportunities and the line took two shots on goal. Eventually, that chemistry led to a goal after a rebound from University of Minnesota defenseman Jake Bischoff's shot came to Tommaso Bucci in the high slot, who didn't hesitate to fire it on net. The one-timer beat Eamon McAdam, a 3rd round draft pick of the New York Islanders currently playing for Penn State, on his blocker side. "No way that just happened, this is crazy!" is what Bucci told reporters he said to Makowski as they celebrated the goal. Makowski, though he didn't register a point in the scrimmage, got roars from the crowd after an absolutely beautiful goal during the "Team Breakaway" skills competion.
James Mazza played his game effectively as well for the Islanders. Though it was obvious that the shuffling of defense-pairings made it difficult for the defensemen to really get used to each other, Mazza never looked out of place and showed off his talents in both ends of the ice. Mazza, playing in his second Islanders Rookie Scrimmage, blocked shots and utilized his long reach and big body to take away the passing and shooting lanes from forwards. A shift early on in the game saw Mazza frustrating Islanders 1st round pick Michael Dal Colle (#5 overall) with tough physical play and a blocked shot. James also did a great job of reading plays in the offensive zone, never stepping up at the wrong time or getting caught out of position. His two-way game translated beautifully, and he's sure to be an absolute stud in the Premier League this season.
The Blue Team, where all three PAL skaters played, won the scrimmage 7-3. With two days of New York Islanders Rookie Camp to go, our guys are enjoying every last moment!
During the always busy and exciting Rookie Camp held every summer, the New York Islanders coaching staff took the time to sit and meet with the coaches from the PAL Junior Islanders.
Islanders coaches Jack Capuano, Doug Weight, Brent Thompson, Bob Corkum, and the rest of the staff held clinics for coaches at all levels in the PAL program. From Mites to Juniors, each PAL coach left the clinic with information to help their players develop. Each New York Islanders coach took it upon themselves to share their expertise in their own particular field, and gave out all of the same information that they would give their own NHL players. PAL coaches engaged in lively discussions with the NHL coaches in attempts to help their players grow and become the absolute best hockey players they can be.
We're proud and honored to be affiliated with the New York Islanders, and the entire PAL staff would like to once again thank the New York Islanders coaching staff for taking the time to share coaching tips and stories!
This summer, the PAL Junior Islanders are looking to bring the fans closer than ever to our team. Over the next few weeks, we'll be focusing on some of the players who have already signed on with the team to help everybody get to know the Islanders...Read the full story
Players from Jr Islanders Program Attend NYI Mini Camp
by Jim Maritato posted 07/11/2014
Members of the Jr Islanders program had the opportunity to attend the NY Islanders mini camp and play in the annual Blue & White scrimmage. Islanders hopefuls worked out at Day 2 of mini camp on July 9, 2014, and were grateful to get one-on-one lessons from the coaching staff. At the Islanders’ Blue-White prospect scrimmage at Nassau Coliseum on July 10, 2014, rookies and draft picks talked about how honored they were to be there, and how much they still have to learn if they hope to make the team. Check out the links below for the Newsday stories and video.
This year’s PAL Hockey/Junior Islanders Walk-A-Thon will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 to sponsor the Ronald McDonald Family Room located at Stony Brook Hospital.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital serves as an extension of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. The Family Room provides families of children undergoing medical treatment with a place to rest and relax right at the hospital,
Besides providing the opportunity for medical services to the smallest of hockey fans, we are also raising money to ensure that PRIDE in Athletics for Life can continue to instill the core values of Passion, Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Enthusiasm in the children of our community. These core values not only support our mission of improving their experience as athletes but help instill values that make these young men and women better people in life.
Please direct all questions regarding registration and sponsorship opportunities of the Walk-A-Thon to your team’s Special Events Coordinator – see the list below.
The 10th Annual P.A.L. Ice Hockey/Junior Islanders golf outing is being held August 25, 2014 to help raise funds for the continued effort in keeping costs of playing ice hockey as reasonable as possible. While enjoying a day of golf, you will assist in providing an opportunity for kids to play the great game of hockey.
We are very pleased to be playing at the beautiful Baiting Hollow Club home of the USA Open Qualifier. Arrival will be at the Baiting Hollow Club, 100 Club Hill Drive in Baiting Hollow, NY. Dinner and prizes will be at Giorgio’s Catering which is connected to the Baiting Hollow Golf Course. You will eat like a king!
Come join us for a great day of golf, fun, and sharing the great memories with our Hall of Fame inductees. See below for all the details. You can reserve your spot or arrange for a sponsorship through the Golf Reps for each team (see below)
Islanders Iceworks and the NY Islanders invite you to take part in a unique opportunity to
learn from an NHL caliber coach in an intense week of instruction both on and off the ice. In this challenging program, current Islanders Assistant Coach, Brent Thompson and Islanders Skills & Development Coach, Bernie Cassel, along with the Islanders Iceworks coaching staff will teach Tier I and Tier II players the necessary skills to grow as elite athletes on an individual basis. Skaters will also participate in focused off ice workouts that include plyometric training and core strength training as well. Full registration will include a jersey, t-shirt, shorts and a water bottle.
See below for full details and register early!
In order to take advantage of the P.A.L. Junior Islanders experience, players need families who are willing to open their homes and create a “home away from home environment”. These host families are known as billets and are an important part of Junior hockey. See the link below for full information.
Tryouts for the Junior Islanders Quebec Peewee Tournament Team
by Jim Maritato posted 05/09/2014
Junior Islanders Tryouts
Players born in 2002 -2003 can represent the Islanders at the 2015 Quebec Pee-Wee Tournament
The New York Islanders are excited to announce tryout dates for the Junior Islanders team that will participate in the 2015 Quebec City International PeeWee Tournament in February. Tryouts will take place this summer at the Islanders’ practice facility, Islanders Iceworks in Syosset. There will be two, two-day sessions with the first taking place in June and the second taking place in August. Junior Islander hopefuls are highly encouraged to attend both sessions...CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
June 10th, 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
June 11th, 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
August 12th, 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
August 13th, 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
P.A.L. JUNIOR ISLANDERS SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR
Organization Placed Players in Several Division 1 College Programs
UNIONDALE, NY (January 2, 2014) – As the 2013 calendar year closes, it also marks the one-year anniversary of the partnership between P.A.L [Pride in Athletics for Life] and the Junior Islanders. The organizations have worked together at the Tier I level to promote development of youth hockey on Long Island...CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PRESS RELEASE
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