The Ice Dogs Hockey Association and Glacier Hockey are excited to announce they have secured Midget 18U CSDHL, Midget 16U NIHL Elite and Midget 15U CSDHL for the 2019-20 season. Joining the Ice Dogs Midget Coaches John Meo (18U CSDHL) and Mike Brown (16U NIHL Elite) will be Jeremy Nelson and Rory Klean who will lead the 15U CSDHL team. Here is some Bio information on the newest IDHA Midget coaches.
Coach Jeremy Nelson
Jeremy is a passionate individual with a drive to move players on to continue playing the game. He spent the majority of his youth career playing with the Milwaukee Junior Admirals AAA up until high school. He finished his youth career playing CSDHL with the Northwest Chargers and was recruited to play division II ACHA hockey at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he earned his degree in Biology. This will be Jeremy's third year coaching as he has spent time with Janesville and Pleasant Prairie working with kids at the U10, U16, and U18 Levels. He has also done player evaluations for several ACHA teams including local teams such as: NIU, UW-Milwaukee, and Aurora. The philosophy Jeremy brings to the rink is, "Hard work beats talent when talent isn't working hard.”
Coach Rory Klean
Rory just graduated from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a masters degree in athletic administration and is looking to take what he has learned and apply it on the ice. Rory spent his youth career playing for the Crystal Lake Yellow Jackets. Rory was granted an internship as a volunteer assistant for River Falls Renegades of the USPHL. This will be Rory's sixth year coaching as he has spent time working at all age levels. Rory prides himself in his knowledge of systems and defensive development, as well as goalie development.
The Midget Staff will be running summer skates in order to continue to develop and grow the program. The first skate will next Sunday June 16th at the following times and stay tuned for the rest of the summer schedule.
IDHA Summer Midget Skate
Sunday June 16th
Midget 15’s 4:20pm
Midget 16’s 5:30pm
Midget 18’s 6:40pm
Cost will be $20 per skate and payable directly to the coaches. Please let your respective coach know if you will be attending so they can plan accordingly. If you have any questions for the coaches please email them directly, they are all copied on the email.
Have a great day!