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MA Spitfires U10 Major 1 win the 2019 Cranberry Tournament 10AA Division going 5-0 and outscoring their opponents 29-3. 

The championship game was 1-0 against the Lady Baked Beans. Congrats to the girls for a fun and victorious weekend. Go Spitfires!!


posted 12/02/2019
U10 Champions

Champions 10 Major 2!

MA Spitfires 10 Major 2 won the 2019 Cranberry Classic Tournament 10A Division today defeating the New England Pride 1-0 in the Championship game. The Spitfires allowed only 4 goals over 5 games en route to the championship. Congrats to the girls for the fun and victorious weekend. Go Spitfires!!


posted 12/02/2019
U12 Major 1 Champions

Strong and Undefeated!

The MA Spitfires U12 Major 1 team traveled to Rochester NY and captured the coveted U12 Tier 1 Fire On Ice championship defeating Oakville, ON 2-1 in the finals! Julia Tamul scored the game winner with a minute left in the game. For the tournament Gretta Hulbig (8 goals) and Violet Carroll (5 goals) led the way offensively for the Spitfires while Alaina Dunn and Addie Paskowski led an incredibly strong, tough defense core all weekend. In goal, Jackie Wright, led all goalies in the tournament only allowing 4 goals, including 3 shutouts.
The Spitfire’s went 6-0 over the three days and are now an impressive 22-0-1 for the season. 
Go Spitfires!!


posted 11/06/2019
Mini One on One Champions

Mini one on one Champions

Congratulations Alexa Georgantas, Jane Daley, Maddie Call and Isabelle Duarte our 10 Major1 players that won 10U Mini One on One. They beat out many teams a few weeks ago to make it to the Garden and won all 4 games at the Garden to be the 10U Champions! They will be heading to the NHL All Star game in St. Louis, MO. Go Spitfires!!


posted 11/06/2019
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posted 06/18/2019
Summer Camp 2019

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2019 Summer Camp Dates Announced 

INSPIRE You!  MOTIVATE You!  STRENGTHEN You!

Date: August 5-8, 2018  

Locations: Schneider Arena at Providence College

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

U6 - U16 Full Day 

U16 - U19  Two and 1/2 hour daily sessions on and off ice

Sold Out Last Year!  Sign up Soon.

Olympians Vicki Movsessian Lamoriello and Sara DeCosta Hayes along with an all female staff of current and former collegiate and WNHL hockey players, invite you to participate in an Olympic experience camp.

What we do:  on ice skills and skating, off ice yoga, core conditioning, aerobic conditioning, classroom breakdowns and and goal setting.  

New this year U16 and U19 - 2 1/2 hours daily for 4 days on ice and off ice sessions offered in the morning.  Cost $160

SIGN UP HERE U16 and U19 or email: spitfireshockey2002@gmail.com for more information.

Coaching Staff:

Sara DeCosta - 1998 and 2002 Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist USA Women's Hockey, Former Assistant Coach Harvard University and Nobles and Greenough, Graduate Providence College.

Vicki Movsessian - 1998 Olympic Gold Medalist USA Women's Hockey, Former Assistant Coach Providence College and Northeastern University, Graduate Providence College.   

Andrea Rocha - Co-Director of the NE Wildcats Hockey Program, Former Assistant Coach of the Saint Anselm College Women's Hockey Team.  Former Member of the Northeastern University Huskies, Graduate of Northeastern University. 

Our core staff will be joined by members of the Providence College Women's Hockey Team and other Special Guests! 

Program will include:  on and off ice training sessions, team building exercises, classroom activities including the importance of good nutrition.  Program emphasis - power skating, shooting, puck control.  Ages 6-16.  Cost $395   

 


posted 06/17/2019
Gear Store Now Open!

Order Today!

Spitfires Gear Store is now open.  Order today!  Store will be closing May 25th!

CLICK HERE 


posted 05/13/2019
2019 Columbus Day Registration Open

Sign up Today!

2019 Columbus Day Invitational Registration now Open!

October 11-14, 2019

Last year's tournament was sold out!  Sign up Now to reserve your spot!

Please click on the age division to submit your team application.

U6/8 Single Day Jamboree

U8 "a little more than 3/4 ice" tournament  

U10

U12

U14

U16 - showcase format - will schedule Saturday night and Sunday only games for teams needing a modified schedule

U19 - showcase format - will schedule Saturday night and Sunday only games for teams needing a modified schedule

The Massachusetts Spitfires and the Rhode Island Sting are excited to invite you to the 5th Annual Rhode Island Columbus Day Invitational held October 11-14th 2019.

Offering 2 to 3 levels at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19.

All games 12-12-12 minute periods with the exception of U16 and U19 who have 15-15-15 minute periods. 

Fee $1450

Email: spitfireshockey2002@gmail.com for more information


posted 04/30/2019
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posted 02/17/2019
Tryouts 2019-20

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posted 02/12/2019
U10 Major 1 - Skate like an Eagle!

Major 1s with Spitfire Alum!

Boston College - Conte Forum

Members of our U10 Major 1 Team join the BC Eagles women's team in a fun post game skate.  Many players had the chance to connect with former Spitfires -  Delaney Belinskas, Bridget McCarthy and Molly Slowe.  It was a great time!


posted 02/05/2019
Maddie Bain

Maddie Bain

Maddie Bain - Forever in our hearts.


posted 02/01/2019
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Pre- and Post-Game Nutrition Tips

11/22/2013, 9:15am EST
By Joe Meloni

"failing to prepare is preparing to fail."

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden was famous for saying "failing to prepare is preparing to fail." In any sport, the work done before a game directly influences the effort during the game. But practicing on-ice skills and improving athleticism aren’t the only things vital to success when it comes to hockey. Nutritional training and eating well to prepare the body for a game or practice is just as important.

Eating the right type of foods and drinking the right fluids can be the difference between a good game or practice and a bad one. However, for young players and parents rushing to and from the rink, proper nutrition is often easy to overlook. Additionally, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Young men and women playing in different age groups will respond differently to certain foods.

"Eating anything is better than eating nothing, but it's important to avoid foods that are difficult to digest," says Nancy Clark, a registered dietician from Newton, Mass., who has experience working with the Boston Bruins. "A lot of times, kids may just avoid eating because they're on the ice so early in the morning. In this case, even a bowl of cereal before bed can help. Blood sugar tends to drop over night, so eating before bedtime is better than not eating at all.”

Clark points out that greasy foods—a favorite among kids—are harder to digest. They can result in a child quickly losing energy during practice or a game. So, she recommends avoiding those foods around competition.

“The kids will learn too,” she says. “They'll see what helped them and learn not to eat certain things before a practice or a game."

The type of food and fluids that helps young people excel in an intensely physical sport like hockey are those that offer a boost of energy without excessive sugar or fat. It’s also important to remember that meals following strenuous exercise are as important as those before it.

"After a game, I suggest eating something packed with protein," says Clark. "Say chocolate milk and peanut butter. These help the body recover and build on the workout they just had in the practice or a game."

As a parent looking to emphasize healthy foods and drinks that will help your child succeed, it's important to think ahead. If your schedule includes early morning or late-night practices, planning ahead and developing a healthy food routine is even more critical. It will help you avoid those last-minute trips to rink vending machines or fast food restaurants, Clark notes.

"My daughter is a hockey player, and she has a lot of early-morning practices and games," explains Clark. "For parents in this situation, getting breakfast ready for the morning so you can just grab it and go will help get on that schedule. Things like fruit, granola bars, and even a bowl of oatmeal are all easy to digest and create the type of energy hockey players need."

In terms of hydration, water is the best bet, Clark says. Some sports drinks can offer a lift, particularly after exercise that last longer than an hour, but most of time, the best way to hydrate the body is to simply drink water.

"Energy drinks are really just stimulant drinks," Clark says. "They don't create energy. They just have stimulants. Hydrating with water or juice beforehand then maybe a sports drink during or after is the best way to stay hydrated."

Still, there is no single right answer for every young hockey player’s tastes. Adopting a nutrition routine that a child will actually accept is the first step. Once they see positive results, it will make it that much easier for them to stick to it. As children grow and advance through different levels of hockey, their nutritional needs don't change too drastically. However, this same type of routine, with some minor modifications, can be used all the way through when they become teenagers and young adults.

The hours spent becoming a better skater or mastering shooting and passing are critical to a hockey player's success during a game. However, just as important are those few moments deciding what to eat or drink before and after you come off the ice.

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