Congrats to those State Camp participants selected to move on to the Rocky Mountain District camps.
Nash Worden has quietly made a name for himself over the past three seasons skating for the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL). With USHL teams routinely advancing their players to NCAA Division I schools, the defenseman added his name to the lengthy list of recruits when he committed to the U.S. Military Academy (Army) nearly a year ago. “It was very exciting,” the 19-year-old said of his decision to attend West Point. “I always pictured myself possibly being in the military, but never thought it’d pan out because of hockey and the path I’d chosen. “After (Army) reached out to me and I did research on the school, it was a no-brainer; everyone I talked to said it was an unbelievable school, surrounded by unbelievable people.” There are military bloodlines in the family, as Worden’s mother, Jennifer, was in the Air National Guard, and one of his cousins, Steven Pfister, was in the Marines. When he played with the Pikes Peak Miners in Colorado, Worden, the Lancers’ captain this season, lived with his second cousin, Darin Thompson, who was in the Army. A Kaysville native, Worden got his start on the ice playing for the Davis County Wind after his father, Darin, founded the Davis County Youth Hockey Association. He also played for the Utah Stars and Utah Jr. Grizzlies and credits his family and Darryl Olsen and Chrissy Alesch as coaches who helped him recognize his talent. “I started to skate after my father and I watched the Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in 2001,” said Worden, who began his junior career in the North American Hockey League with the Wichita Falls Wildcats. “After that, we started to go to Utah Grizzlies games and, after that, I really wanted to start playing hockey. “Since I’ve played in Utah, the sport has grown a lot; more kids are playing and there are more coaches and resources out there for young players to learn and grow, which is helping develop more and more talent.” - Matt Mackinder - See more at: http://corubberhockey.com/marches-to-west-point-continues-for-worden/#sthash.BeBrnqTc.dpuf
All Invitational Tournaments or Mite Jamboree's should be registered through the USA Hockey Rocky Mountain District Registrar, Bruce Karinen. All teams must be USA Hockey Registered.
Please contact Bruce directly at 801.278.8865
All Coaches and Volunteers who have regular access to minors must complete the SafeSport Training.
Nov. 24th, 2014
Utah hockey standout commits to Brown for 16/17 Season
Utah hockey standout, Anea Ferrario, commits to Brown University starting 2016/17 season.
After many months, and countless conversations with coaches, his parents and his advisor, the 6’1” 197lb defensemen made his choice. “Once I visited Brown, I knew it was the place for me. I chose Brown because I couldn’t pass up the Ivy League academics mixed with a top D1 hockey program, as well as a campus that just felt right for me and the coaching staff is a great fit” Ferrario said.
Ferrario started playing hockey after watching the 2002 Olympics in his home state. At 4 years old, Anea stepped on the Ice with Golden Spike to begin his journey. The journey took him from Golden Spike Hockey, to the Regulators and finally the decision to move to Colorado at age 14 to play for the Thunderbirds. Ferrario was drafted 25th overall in the 2014 USHL Prospects Draft by Bloomington. He was traded shortly after to Des Moines where he has had a chance to play a handful of games this season, while his regular team, Victory Honda U16’s have off weekends. Ferrario is planning on being in Des Moines full time for the start of the 2015/16 season.
“This is one of the biggest accomplishments of my life, I’m dedicating four years of my life to Brown, but I know it’s the right choice for me, and I can’t wait for my time at Brown” Ferrario said. “Hockey has brought me so many opportunities I can’t even begin to name them all. I wouldn’t be the person I am today or have some of my favorite memories without hockey”. “So many people have helped me along the way, all my past and present coaches, Mariko, my power skating coach, and of course my biggest support team, my family” Ferrario said.
Over the Boards said it best – “Brown gets huge pick up with Ferrario signing”
UTAH STATE PLAYER EVALUATION CAMP
April 3,4,5 2015
Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 Cougar Lane, Kearns, Utah
Welcome to the 2015 Utah State Player Evaluation Camp. We are excited that you are joining us and wish you great luck in your evaluations and tryouts.
Here are few reminders to help you through the weekend:
The Rocky Mountain District Camp Selections will be posted to the UAHA website by Thursday, April 9th. If you are selected to the RMD camp, you will receive further instructions by email.
If you need assistance during the camp, please contact:
Brian Clements – Youth Council Representative and Camp Director at 801-680-8618