Dryland training was reviewed with players this past week. Electronic copies of the training materials is available below. Players are expected to complete the training routine at least four times over a two week period. Training should be tracked on the training sheets and turned in to coaches every two weeks.
If a player is engaged is alternative dryland training or conditioning, through either a second sport or other training facility, those workouts can count in place of the team assigned workout. Please note the alternative work out on the training sheet.
It is my pleasure to announce the roster for the 2018-2019 Bantam A team. Congratulations! Thank you to all the players who participated in the tryouts. All players should be proud of their efforts.
2018-19 Omaha Bantam A Team Roster
The Harrahill Hockey Camp will be in operation for its fifth season. The camp will be at a new home this summer and will call Moylan Iceplex its base location for 2019.
This camp is to focus on the fundamental skills too often forgotten during the season. We will work on power skating, stick handling, and shooting techniques.
Coach Harrahill is a current coach for the Omaha Jr. Lancers as well as Team Midwest AA and gets a lot of his drills and ideas from his relatives who coach Division I hockey and also High School hockey in Minnesota.
Nobody is good enough to quit working on the fundamentals and we look to make this fun and a great learning environment.
In addition, for this summer the Harrahill Hockey Camp will feature Division 1, Division 3, CIS (Canadian University) and former tier2 players as guest coaches.
There will be some new guest coaches along with some familiar faces in 2019.
There will be two groups squirts/peewees and bantam/high school; the camp will feature 3 sessions.
Session 1 (May 21, 22, 23 and May 28, 29, 30)
Session 2 (June 3, 6, 7 and June 10, 13, 14)
Session 3 (July 1, 5, 8 and July 11, 12, 15)
The registration link can be found below:
League officials met to decide next season’s division alignment and scheduling format after the League expanded to 14 teams with the addition of the Boji Mammoths. It was decided to retain the three-division alignment and a 32-game schedule. Teams will be aligned as follows:
• West: Fremont, Lincoln, Boji, Omaha and Sioux City
• Central: Ames, Capitals, Oak Leafs, Kansas City and Mason City
• East: Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Quad City and Waterloo
All teams play each team in their own division four times. The East Division plays all other opponents twice. Teams in the West and Central divisions play East division teams twice, while only four of five teams from both the West and Central play each other twice. The fifth team not playing is based on the previous season standings.
Omaha, NE | The Omaha Junior Lancers junior varsity hockey team has found their new head coach as director of operations Michael Hughes hired Derek Kinder.
Kinder has had some different coaching opportunities throughout his career and will bring many years of experience to his role as head coach for the Junior Lancers.
"I think, for us, what we really wanted was somebody that had some experience," Hughes said. "We had some good candidates... [we wanted] someone who could teach the game and relate to the players. That was really important for us."
Kinder hails from Fergus Falls, MN where he played youth hockey for 16 years and played for the Fergus Falls Hockey Association and the Otters high school program. After his high school playing career Derek played junior hockey for a season. After his junior season he returned back to Fergus Falls to coach in the association spending multiple years with the peewee squad and a few seasons with the bantam division.
"I'm super excited [about the future]," Kinder said, “I understand that I have big shoes to fill with the junior varsity team coming off of 3 straight regular season titles and a decisive tournament title. I look forward to the challenge that is presented along with the opportunity to work with the varsity team under Coach Nick Harrahill.”
Derek moved to Omaha to be closer to his now wife Kaitlin who is a nurse at Methodist Hospital. Kinder owns his own State Farm agency in Council Bluffs. Derek enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends in his off time. Some hobbies include golfing, hunting and the obvious hockey.
Current Fergus Falls Otters head coach Mike Donaghue mentioned this about Kinder, “Derek is a great addition to your hockey program. He has always been an extremely hard worker and dedicated to self-improvement. He was a great captain for our high school team and continued with his leadership within our association as he also coached our pee wee and bantam groups for a couple of years. He has a great way of connecting with kids and always gets the most out of them. “
Welcome coach Kinder to the Omaha Junior Lancers as head coach of the junior varsity squad.