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Meet Our New Director Jesse Davis

By Colorado Select 04/19/2019, 2:00pm MDT

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The Colorado Select Board of Directors is pleased to announce that our new Director of Hockey Operations and Player Development is Jesse Davis. Jesse brings a diverse portfolio of hockey experience to the association, including over 19 seasons of high-level coaching and hockey operations success. He has experience in junior hockey, coaching the Fargo Force USHL, Motor City Machine, & Texas Tornado NAHL. He also has years of experience in youth hockey, working at all levels from beginners to high school/prep school hockey, and both boys and girls AA/AAA hockey in Detroit, Chicago, and Colorado, He has coached over 30 NHL draft picks, along with over 120 men’s and women’s DI college commitments.

Over the past several seasons Jesse has worked with the Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association. (CSGHA) in many capacities; serving as a skating and skills instructor, helping run the Select Futures and Try Hockey for Free events, and as one of the head coaches for the Spring Development Program since its inception. He is very excited to expand his role with the association and take over as Director, saying “The Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association has a long-standing history of success developing female athletes that have gone on to college hockey and Olympic Gold. I am truly honored to be a part of such a reputable program. We look to continue that success year after year, at all levels, for every player involved.”.

Originally from Detroit MI, Jesse started playing hockey at the age of 3 and would go on to play two years of junior hockey in the NAHL and six years of professional hockey in the CoHL, UHL, ECHL, and ACHL. After his playing career ended, he moved into coaching youth hockey in the Chicago and Detroit areas. He worked with boys and girls teams at both the AA and AAA levels for organizations such as the Chicago Fury, Detroit Compuware, Detroit Little Caesar’s, and St Clair Shores Saints.

In 2014 Jesse moved to Colorado where he took on the position of Head Coach and General Manager of the Breckenridge Bucks junior hockey team. He quickly fell in love with Colorado and since moving on from Junior hockey, he has been focused on youth hockey. He has worked with several Colorado youth hockey associations including, the Summit Youth Hockey program, Foothills Flyers Hockey Association (FHA), Team Colorado, and of course Colorado Select. Jesse is also the Director and Head Instructor for Rocky Mountain Hockey School (RMHS) where he has had a chance to work with hundreds of youth players of all different levels and ages from the US, Canada, and Europe.

Jesse owns Hockey Smart LLC, a company formed in 2006, which provides consulting, training, coaching, and mentorship to hockey players.

Other hockey related activities he is involved in include:

  • USA Hockey Development Camps
  • Assisting youth associations on their development plans and coaching objectives
  • Guest speaker for coaching seminars
  • Park City Invitational (PCI)
  • Mile High Mites

Accomplishments include:

  • 19 years Coaching experience
  • 5 years USHL, 5 years NAHL, 5 years Midget AAA, 2 years Tier III Junior
  • 20 years as a Hockey Instructor & Skating Instructor
  • 15 years Evaluator and Coach for USA Hockey Select Camps
  • Playing experience: 2 years Junior NAHL, 6 years Pro

The Board is very excited to have Jesse moving into the Director role and we know that with his experience and familiarity with Select he will continue the growth of the association and the development of our athletes. Please take a chance when you see him at the rink to congratulate him and welcome him as the new Director. We will be hosting a meet and greet in conjunction with our annual membership meeting on Saturday, May 4th. The meeting will be from 5:00pm - 6:30pm in the Eagle Mountain room at the Ridge, with the meet and greet following immediately after in the Penalty Box at the Edge until 8:00pm. The annual meeting is a great way to hear about our plans for next year, so please join us.

Jesse can be reached at jessedavis@csgha.com or 248.730.7700.

10U Team Captures State and League Championships

By Andy Atencio 03/16/2015, 8:00am MDT

It has been bit of a whirlwind tour for the Select 10U team these past few weeks.  The championship run started with a warm-up in the Arapahoe Mile High Meltdown over Presidents Day weekend. Competing in a field of 12 boys teams teams they came out on fire ending the tournament 3-1-1 in second place with the only loss coming in the championship game against Littleton.

The run came to a successful end this past weekend when the 10U team capped off their extremely successful season with a Championship in the C-470 League 10U Division.  The win was a dramatic 3-2 overtime game.  

Sandwiched in between the Meltdown and the C-470 Championship the 10U team found time to captured the Youth 10U C CAHA State Championship by defeating the Craig Cougars at the Pepsi Center.  The team scored with 9.2 seconds remaining in the third to edge the Cougars 5-4. The team joined the 12U MSGHL team in bringing home State Championship banners that will find their new home on the wall of the Edge Ice Arena!

Congratulations the 10U team on all their tremendous success in the 2014-15 season!  

Try Hockey For Free! Sunday, February 22nd

By Andy Atencio 01/22/2015, 10:15am MST

It is that time again!  Time for another Free Clinic @ Edge Ice Arena put on by the Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association!

Girls ages 4 - 19 are invited to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport at a FREE clinic on Sunday, February 22nd at 1 p.m. at Edge Ice Arena (6623 S. Ward Street, Littleton, CO 80127). This clinic will include skate rental and a 60-minute on-ice group skills session. Participants are required to bring a helmet (bike ok) and a pair of gloves (thick, winter mittens ok). Rental skates and sticks will be available to use at no charge.

Equipment Options
Youth OneGoal and Adult FirstGoal equipment sets, in addition to other gently used equipment, and hockey sticks will be available for use at no additional charge the day of. Sizes and quantities are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis the day of. Check-in will open one hour prior to the start of the on-ice session (12 p.m.). Participants should be dressed and ready to hit the ice 10-minutes prior to the start of the session (12:50 p.m.).

How Do I Register?
Online registration is available and limited to the first 75 participants. For details on how to register Girls ages 4 - 19 years, please visit www.tryhockeyforfree.com event for the Edge Ice Arena location by CLICKING HERE.

If you have specific questions, please contact Kendall Hanley, CSGHA Director of Hockey, at kendall.hanley@csgha.com today!

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