MICHIGAN ELITE BRIGADE HOCKEY
COMPETITION, DEVELOPMENT, EXPOSURE, GUIDANCE
Throughout my career, I have been very fortunate to be exposed to some of the best coaches, players, and training systems offered to young players today. I'm extremely passionate about coaching and the development of players.
My goal is for every Elite Brigade athlete to gain a step on the competition from one season to the next due to quality competition, efficient skill development, and career exposure/ guidance.
Director: Slater: MSU NCAA D1, AHL, ECHL, British Super League, National Team, playing experience. Collegiate, Jr. A, Midget Major AAA coaching experience. Level 5 USA Hockey.
MICHIGAN ELITE BRIGADE FALL SEASON TRYOUTS
Elite High School Hockey: 03, 02, 01, 00 Birth Years.
Tuesday August 21st 4:15pm Novi Ice Arena
Thursday August 23rd 4:15pm Novi Ice Arena
Registration: 3 Metro Detroit Showcases & 6 Practices.
ASSISTANT HOCKEY DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN
The Michigan Elite Brigade Hockey Club is looking to fill an Assistant Hockey Director position opening. Potential candidates should have quality coaching experience; strong contacts/ knowledge of Michigan High School Hockey; and have strong recruiting skills. Contact Coach Slater firstname.lastname@example.org with current resume.
COACH SLATER TO COACH SAN DIEGO SABERS WSHL
Coach Slater hired to become the Head Coach of the San Diego Sabers Western States Hockey League Junior A Tier 2 Hockey Club for the 2018-19 season. For more information please contact email@example.com. www.sandiegosabershockey.com
MARINES "WARRIOR" U16 CHAMPIONS 2018
The MARINES Elite Brigade U16 team took home the Warrior Shootout Championship May 4-6th, 2018. The Marines team is coached by Paul Fazzbender the Head Coach of Saline High School varsity hockey team. The Marines are comprised of players from all over the state of Michigan. Strong goaltending and discipline play lead to the Championship run.
NAVY WARRIOR SHOOTOUT CHAMPIONS 2018
The NAVY Elite Brigade U18 team took home the Warrior Shootout Championship with a 4-2 win over the Windsor A21 Prepratory Academy. The Navy team is coached by John O'Leary and is comprised of players from the Metro Detroit South region. Strong team play and positive attitudes lead to the Championship run.
"WEBER" SCORES TWO IN CALL UP TO NCDC JR ISLANDERS
Michigan Elite Brigade veteran Josh Weber scored two goals in his first game for the NCDC Islanders Hockey Club. The National Collegiate Development Conference is a top level Jr. A league based in the United States. Weber a Plymouth HS hockey alum is one of the very few Michigan HS hockey players to play games in one of the top Jr. A leagues this season.
"JOHNSON" TENDERS IN ALBERTA JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Michigan Elite Brigade veteran and Flint Powers HS Hockey alum is heading to the Alberta Jr. Hockey League for the 2018-19 season. Garrett a former member of Team Michigan is currently playing with Little Caesars U18 AAA team and will be ready to make an impact for the Drumheller Dragons next season.
"WITHERSPOON" TENDERS IN NAHL SHREVEPORT
Michigan Elite Brigade veteran and Flint Powers HS Hockey alum is heading to the North American Hockey League for the 2018-19 season. Connor a former member of Team Michigan is currently playing with Little Caesars U18 AAA team. Witherspoon recently played in the Central Canadian Hockey League 2 and will be ready to take the next step.
"CURRIE" TENDERS WITH NAHL WILKS BARRE KNIGHTS
Michigan Elite Brigade team member and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central first team All-State Sr. forward Zak Currie was named Grand Rapids HS Player of the Year for 2016-17. Currie finished the season with 24 goals; 37 assists; for 61 points; in 24 games. Zac was the leading scorer in the MEBHL this past spring and recently tendered with the Wilks Barre Scranton Knights of the North American Hockey League.
HOWELL HS DICICCO EARNS NCAA OPPORTUNITY AT TRINE
Forward Max Dicicco an Elite Brigade veteran player is playing for Trine University NCAA Division 3 this season. Max was an All-State player and leading scorer at Howell High School. Dicicco was a solid fixture every spring for the Michigan Elite Brigade competing in the AAA tournaments.
GOSSELIN SUCCEEDING AT NCAA D1 ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
D-man Kurt Gosslin from Brighton Michigan was awarded the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defenseman of the week award this past weekend. Gosselin played Jr. A hockey for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League. Prior to playing Jr. A hockey Gosslin played under Coach Slater for the U18 AAA Detroit Falcons of the North American Prospects Hockey League.
KUCHAREK COMMITS TO WESTERN MICHIGAN NCAA D1
Former Michigan Elite Brigade U16 member Jared Kucharek a 5th round draft pick for the Omaha Lancers in the USHL committed to Western Michigan University NCAA Division 1. Kucharek a 6'3 1998 birth year defenseman played for Meijer U18 AAA last season before being called up to the Lone Star Brahmas in the NAHL. Jared finished the 2016-17 season winning the Robertson Cup Championship with the Brahmas.
COAST GUARD WINS BIG DOG AAA INVITATIONAL
The Michigan Elite Brigade Coast Guard Team won the 2017 Big Dog AAA Showcase going 5 and 0. The Coast Guard came from behind to beat a strong Air Force team in the final game to capture the trophy. The team is undefeated in league and showcase play this spring and won the MEBHL Championship last season.
UNIVERSITY OF LIGGETT "DETLOFF" CALLED UP TO NAHL
University of Liggett Jr. defenseman Sean Detloff got the call he was looking for this spring from the Wilkes Barre Scranton Knights of the North American Hockey League. Sean skated in two games and played well. Detloff an Elite Brigade veteran on the blueline is a 2000 birth year defenseman with a tremendous upside.
MICHIGAN ELITE BRIGADE HISTORY ALL-STATE PLAYERS
The Michigan Elite Brigade is a proven training ground for Michigan's Top High School Players.
2017 D1: F Nicco McCurrach Ann Arbor Huron: F Keith Wickman Brighton: F Russell Daavetila Howell: F Alex Iafrate Northville: D Steven Mullaly Howell: G Will Ignatovich Byron Center: G Jake VanDenBerg L'Anse Creuse:
2017 D2: F John Doyle Livonia Churchill: F Tyler Haydo Livonia Churchill: F Corey Easton Port Huron Northern: F Jordan Venagoni Livonia Churchill: D Brendan Murphy Saline: D Joe Wozniak Livonia Churchill: D Kyle Lucas Trenton: G Devin Naidow Grosse Pointe South:
2017 D3: F Brendan Smith Flint Powers: F Connor witherspoon Flint Powers: F Zach Currie Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central: F Tyler Balough Southgate: F Jeff Kirkendall Matawan: F Josh Bauer Milford: D Jake Powlakowski Flint Powers: D Jordan Kovacs DeLasalle: D Micheal Osinski Milford: D Sean Detloff U of Liggett: G Danny Yockey Saginaw Heritage
2016 D1: F Lee Pietila Brighton: F Max DiCicco Howell: D Nick Foran Brighton: D Jay Keranan Brighton: G Nate George Howell
2016 D2: F Nolan Cioch Livonia Churchill: F Ian Smith Walled Lake Central: F Ethan Pietz Saline: D Kyle Mazur Hartland: D Joey Ulstrom Hartland: D Joe Wozniak Livonia Churchill: D Brennan Martin Novi: D Matt Nyrkkanen: D Zach Weiner Plymouth: G Christian Spangler: G Nolan Kare Romeo (State Champion)
2016 D3: F Conor Witherspoon Flint Powers
2015 D1: G Jack Deines U of D Jesuit: G Nate George Howell: G Jared Maddock Plymouth: D Frank Zak Farmington United: D Jay Keranen Brighton: D Scott Brauher KGB United: F Alex Morgan Northville: F Brendan Adams Howell: F Lee Peitila Brighton: F Christian Karbler U of D Jesuit: F Austin Bottrell Farmington United:
2015 D2: G Scott Thomas Saline: G Aaron Neighbor Hartland: D Zach Sexton Hartland: D John Nagel Hartland: F Trevor murray Hartland; F Nathan Lipon Hartland: F Alex Deflorio Livonia Stevenson:
2015 D3: G Austin Kane Flint powers:
2014 D1: G Jack Deines U of D Jesuit: D Vaughn Treppa Macomb Dakota: F Lee Peitila Brighton: F Aaron Sturos Brighton: F A.J. Mitter Howell: F Jack Cleary Grand Blanc:
2014 D2: G Brent Peitila Hartland: G Nick Ramirez Trenton: G Andrew Rozenbaum Livonia Stevenson: D John Nagel Hartland: F Josh Ruthig Hartland: F Austin Flores Hartland: F Travis McNally Midland Dow
2013 D1: G Jimmy Milletics Brighton: D Brett Pietila Brighton: F Nathan Gurzell Troy Athens: F Jack Cleary Grand Blanc:
2013 D2: Bryce VanHorn Port Huron Northern
MICHIGAN ELITE BRIGADE CHAMPONSHIP HISTORY
The Michigan Elite Brigade is a proven training ground for Michigan's Top High School Players.
Big Dog AAA Invitational Champions 2017 (U18)
Vehicle City Prospects Invitational Champions 2016 (U18)
One Hockey AAA Troy Toe Drag 2016 (U18)
Big Dog AAA Invitational 2016 (U16)
Sabre Tooth Hockey "Children's Hospital Tournament" 2016 (U16)
Sabre Tooth Hockey "Children's Hospital Tournament" 2016 (U18)
Traverse City Midget Invitational 2015 (U16)
Team Ohio Summer Blast Showcase 2015 (U18)
Playmaker Sports Fall Rumble 2015 (U16)
Michigan Amateur Hockey Association Split Season State Championship 2015 (U16)
Michigan Amateur Hockey Association Split Season State Championship 2014 (U18)
Chelsea Summer Split Season Showcase 2014 (U18)
Northern Lakes Prospects Invitational 2014 (U18)
FORMAN HOLDING HIS OWN IN THE NAHL
Mike Forman a Flint Powers Catholic Graduate and former Elite Brigade team member currently has 11 points in 23 games this season for the Amarlillo Bulls of the North American Hockey League. Forman was one of the few Michigan HS players drafted in the NAHL this past spring. Drafted in the 3rd round 47th overall; Forman finished his senior season at Powers with 65 points in 28 games; while also being named a first team all-state player and the Flint Journal Hockey Player of the Year.
WOJCIECHOWSKI EARNS NCCA OPPORTUNITY
D-man JR Wojciechowski providing defensive leadership for the Rochester Americans of the United States Premier Hockey League; commits to NCAA Nazereth College for the 2015-16 season. Last season Wojo spent the year in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League competing for the Kindersley Klippers. Both the USPHL and SJHL are two of the premier Jr. A Leagues in North America.
DEFENSEMAN RUSSELL MAKING HIS WAY IN THE CCHL
Defenseman Cameron Russell a product of Royal Oak High School is making his mark for Kemptville 73's of the Central Canadian Hockey League. The CCHL is a Tier 1 Jr. A League in the Ottawa Valley. Last season Russell played in the Western States Hockey League for the Ogden Mustangs. Prior to playing jr. A Hockey Cameron played for coach Slater at the Detroit Falcons U18 AAA team in the NAPHL.