2022-23 Tryout Announcement

The Florida Alliance Girls Program is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Season Teams.

Tryouts concluded on April 10th for the age groups 19U/16U/14U and 12U. Below are the tabs for each group and the initial player selection.

Tryouts for 12U Tier 2 and the 10U Tournament team were held 5/14/2022, players selected have been added to the respective tabs below. 19U Tier 1 to be announced at a later date.

We would like to thank everyone that participated in this years tryouts. The growth of girls hockey in Florida is growing at a tremendous pace. For this desired level of hockey there were players that were not selected in the eyes of the coaches that simply need more time to develop. The message is to keep pushing and finding programs in the area that have girls teams in place and for the younger players, continuing to play coed at the 10/12U level and up based on the comfort level.

The selection process is not easy, there are several thoughts to pass along for those that didn’t get the team they wanted or that didn’t get an invitation this season.

For those that tried for Tier 1, and made Tier 2 – There will be changes made as the season progresses, hard work and growth will be rewarded. There was not a single person disappointed in Tier 2 two years ago when there was not a Tier 1 program. For the 19/16U age groups, there are dozens of college programs looking for players to compliment their teams all year round. Life happens, injuries and unexpected events happen that cause future roster plans to change. For many, they think its over, and its not. That said, there must be an honest assessment to a player that maybe started hockey a year ago or a couple years ago and believes that a NCAA Division I team will be knocking. This is going to be an unrealistic outcome in most cases. At the end of the day, women’s professional hockey is here, its growing and it will continue to add teams. Most that choose Hockey as a career will find that a education is going to be equally important as unless you have no financial stresses to suppliment the salaries. You will certainly want a career for post hockey. Regardless of which colleges offer hockey, education must be equally or more important financially for both short and long term.

For the girls that are playing 19U, its a 3 year group. Due to Covid, colleges are backed up with recruiting normal graduating classes. Players from birth years 04-06 are taking gap years. They are continuing playing 19U hockey while starting college. Today, girls taking gap years can go into college with an associates degree in hand and still play 4 years of collegiate hockey graduating with a masters degree.

For those that didn’t get an invitation, its only a hiccup in a hockey life. Today, more than ever there are homes for everyone to continue playing, whether its house league, girls local and regional teams, travel teams, etc., that offer the chance to continue developing. There must be an understanding of how the process works. With an evaluation process like tryouts, things happen. While a coach is evaluating a player unknown to them, they hit a pothole in the ice and fall or fall several times for a number of reasons. The coaches may of moved on, if they knew the player, maybe they circle back to re-evaluate. It may be that the one time the eyes were on them, the player found themselves with a breakaway and scored. Might of been a sensational goal. That player may find themselves on a team but its short lived since the event didn’t seem to duplicate itself. Tryout invitations swing both ways, some seeming fair and others not fair at all in the eyes of the player or parent. As a general observation, the player is the one who tried out, not the parent. If a player has a concern or problem, at 14U and up, its ok to ask the coach for a meeting or feedback. What went well, what didn’t. What can be improved upon for the next season. For goalies, and this applies to all players, there is a time to be called up, you have to treat each day or moment on the ice as waiting for it to be your time. That time will come if the effort is put into development. When you get the call, you have to be ready to perform. Perform well, you will get asked again, perform badly, then you have to dust yourself off and get back into wanting that chance again. Work hard enough, it will happen, thats how players and teams grow.

The bottom line is true with all youth sports, keep the players in the game, provide the opportunities to grow and thrive being better players on and off the ice or field. Find role models, programs that are specific to your needs and keep learning, keep practicing, keep trying in games.

Players

TBD

Shawn Ray 

Florida Alliance Girls Hockey Director
30+ Years Coaching House/A/AA/AAA/Juniors/Girls
USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Coach
Founder, Owner, and Director FL Bulldogs Travel Program
Numerous Players that have gone on to Play D-I, D-III and many to the NHL

Players

McKenna Brown
Ami Douglass
Lexi Fredenhagan
Regan Goff
Sarah Walters
Jaelyn Arruiza
Emily Scott
Marnie McClain
Mady Icely
Jamie Case
Madison Saunier
Kierra Hunt
Olivia Sharkoski
Milena Monell
Maya Lerner

Kevin Chafe

10+ Years Coaching A/AA/High School/Girls
USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Coach
Played A/AA/AAA and High School Hockey

Players


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Sophie Bywater
Jeays Matz
Cheyenne Porter
Emma Bardwell
Anna Lloren
Mia Mandia
Brooke Feocco
Carys Wine
Annie Banks
Emerson Chambre
Samantha Faatz
Eve Clemens
Grace Riley

Pat Moreau

15+ Years Coaching A/AA/AAA/Girls
USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Coach

Players

Eliana Driscoll
Kelly Brown
Ellie Jensen
Sophia Till
Jenna Ruedy
Kayla Harris
Meghan Savage
Addison Street
Siena Hayman
Skyler Grorgan
Isabella Newton
Isabella Demeyer
Grace Appleton

Fred Eaton

30+ years Coaching experience A/AA/AAA/High School/Girls
USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Coach
National, State, and League Titles and 2 Runner ups
EJEPL Coach of the Year 2016 season
Founder, President, and Hockey Director of the Clearwater Ice Storm Travel Program

Players

Reese Mackenzie
Tori Leach
Paulina Ceballos
Faith Barrata
Zoe Haley
Cynnimin Weaver
Lacey Brown
Lauren Shell
Alivia Peterlin
Ava Cherero-Iannazzo
Grace Comiskey
Addison Lancaster
Aubrianna Dill
Lexi Zink
Mallory Iaquinto
Joan Nemcova

Shawn Ray 

Florida Alliance Girls Hockey Director
30+ Years Coaching House/A/AA/AAA/Juniors/Girls
USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Coach
Founder, Owner, and Director FL Bulldogs Travel Program
Numerous Players that have gone on to Play D-I, D-III and many to the NHL

Delaney Belinskas

USA Hockey Certified Level 1 Coach
Boston College / Assistant Captain. Sr. year
Drafted in to NWHL (Professional Women’s Hockey)
Plays for Boston Pride. Professional Women’s Hockey
Williston Northampton School
https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/495225/delaney-belinskas

Players

Katlyn Poweska
Sofia Pendas
Kiara Rivera
Rachel Weiner
Kyla Larsen
Jaelyn Kinsella
Emily Cale
Gabby Velazquez
Molly Marshall
Aviva Blatt
Madisyn Hamm
Summer Seurer
Alanna Mott
Makayla Cirmo
Corynn Mulkey

Chuck Morabito

25+ Years Coaching A/AA/AAA/High School/Girls
USA Hockey Certified Level 5 Coach
USA Hockey Certified On-Ice Official instructor
Tampa Bay Lightning Learn To Play

Players

Sophia Eckel
Cheyenne Friesen
Ava Davis
Cayla Mahoney
Josie Gaudry
Sophia Morton
Melina Trontz
Lauren Deguzman
Claire Gordin
Sydney Munsie
Samantha Brown
Ellie Sudbury
Raina Fitzpatrick
Stevie Langston
Jordyn Kimmel

Shawn Ray 

Florida Alliance Girls Hockey Director
30+ Years Coaching House/A/AA/AAA/Juniors/Girls
USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Coach
Founder, Owner, and Director FL Bulldogs Travel Program
Numerous Players that have gone on to Play D-I, D-III and many to the NHL

Pat Moreau

15+ Years Coaching A/AA/AAA/Girls
USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Coach

Players

Aviana Cortright
Skylar Saporito
Daniella Rudanovich
Alyssa Moyer
Tamara Ceballos
Emma Avigni
Claesje Ter Haar
Lydia Johnston
Reese Giovonti
Etta-Mae Rogers
Madison Arriaga
Maven Wilkey

Shawn Ray 

Florida Alliance Girls Hockey Director
30+ Years Coaching House/A/AA/AAA/Juniors/Girls
USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Coach
Founder, Owner, and Director FL Bulldogs Travel Program
Numerous Players that have gone on to Play D-I, D-III and many to the NHL

Pat Moreau

15+ Years Coaching A/AA/AAA/Girls
USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Coach

Players

Brianna Arriaga
Layla Cohen
Emma Collins
Evelyn Crockett
Mariella Drossos
Jordana Grand
Micheala Grenzy
Mary Kathryn Incardone
Elora Mariani
Sarah-Jane Ooten
Rachela Rufo
Madeline Shadwick
Reese Teske

Lee Zerfass

8+ Years Coaching A/AA/High School/Girls
USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Coach
Drake University – DIII Club
Youth Hockey Director Clearwater Ice Arena

 

Ryan Grand

USA Hockey Certified Level 1 Coach