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Esmark Stars announce tryouts for 2017-18 season

March 29, 2017
The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club has announced tryout dates for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
 
Founded in 1984 and continuously providing opportunities for elite amateur hockey players for over 32 years, the Esmark Stars AAA Hockey program is the oldest Tier I AAA program in the Mid-American District (western PA, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia) and one of the oldest programs in the United States.
 
Teams will be selected at the Pee Wee U12 level (2005 and 2006 birth years); Bantam Minor (2004 birth year); Bantam Major (2003 birth year); Midget U15 (2002 birth year); Midget Minor U16 (2001 and 2002 birth years); and Midget Major U18 (1999 – 2002 birth years).
 
Esmark offers selected participants an internationally and nationally recognized coaching staff … highlighted by U16 coach Yuri Krivokhija, a former draft choice of the Montreal Canadians and member of the USSR and Belorussian Olympic programs, and veteran U18 head coach Dave Kosick, who will be entering his 33 year as a head coach in the western PA area.
 
The program, affiliated with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), offers: 
* One team at each age level;
* Nationally and internationally recognized elite-level coach staff;
* 2 - 3 practices per week;
* Off-ice instruction, including use of a full service gym at the rink and nutrition and health counseling;
* Midget 18U, 16U and 15U participate in the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL);
* Bantam 14U and 13U participate in the North American Futures Prospects Showcases (NAFP);
* Participate in high-end national tournaments, selected to best showcase elite athletes;
* Great schedule (mix of league, tournament and home and home series) with elite AAA opponents from across the US and Canada
 
Graduates of the Stars program players have gone on to play hockey at every level, including the NHL, OHL, AHL, IHL, USHL, NAHL, and NCAA Div. I & III levels, and ACHA Div. I & III levels.
 
Tier I AAA is the highest level of amateur hockey in the United States and is operated under the auspices of USA Hockey, the sports national governing body.
 
For additional information, please visit the organization’s website at (www.esmarkstars.com)
Esmark Stars AAA Hockey 2017 – 2018 Tryout Schedule
Pee Wee AAA - 12U (2005 and 2006 Birth Year)
April 11 – 6:00 – 7:20 p.m.
April 13 – 6:00 – 7:20 p.m.
April 15 – 1:10 – 2:30 p.m.
 
Bantam Minor AAA - 13U (2004 Birth Year)
April 12 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
April 13 – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
April 15 – 2:40 – 4:10 p.m.
 
Bantam Major AAA - 14U (2003 Birth Year)
April 12 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
April 13 – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
April 15 – 2:40 – 4:10 p.m.
 
Midget 15U AAA - (2002 Birth Year)
April 21 – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Goaltenders Only)
April 21 – 7:10 – 8:30 p.m. (Defenseman / Goalies Only)
April 21 – 8:40 – 10:00 p.m. (Forwards / Goalies Only)
April 22 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Goaltenders Only)
April 22 – 11:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Scrimmages (1) / Assigned Teams)
April 22 – 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. (Scrimmages (2) / Assigned Teams)
April 23 – 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. (Goaltenders Only)
April 23 – 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Scrimmages (3) / Assigned Teams)
April 23 – 11:30 – 2:00 p.m. (Scrimmages (4) / Assigned Teams)
 
Midget 16U AAA - (2001 and 2002 Birth Years)
April 21 – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Goaltenders Only)
April 21 – 7:10 – 8:30 p.m. (Defenseman / Goalies Only)
April 21 – 8:40 – 10:00 p.m. (Forwards / Goalies Only)
April 22 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Goaltenders Only)
April 22 – 11:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Scrimmages (1) / Assigned Teams)
April 22 – 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. (Scrimmages (2) / Assigned Teams)
April 23 – 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. (Goaltenders Only)
April 23 – 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Scrimmages (3) / Assigned Teams)
April 23 – 11:30 – 2:00 p.m. (Scrimmages (4) / Assigned Teams)
Midget 18U AAA - (1999 – 2002 Birth Years)
April 21 – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Goaltenders Only)
April 21 – 7:10 – 8:30 p.m. (Defenseman / Goalies Only)
April 21 – 8:40 – 10:00 p.m. (Forwards / Goalies Only)
April 22 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Goaltenders Only)
April 22 – 11:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Scrimmages (1) / Assigned Teams)
April 22 – 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. (Scrimmages (2) / Assigned Teams)
April 23 – 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. (Goaltenders Only)
April 23 – 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Scrimmages (3) / Assigned Teams)
April 23 – 11:30 – 2:00 p.m. (Scrimmages (4) / Assigned Teams)
 
 
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