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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.

Annual Membership Meeting Date Announced

By Andy Atencio 06/02/2016, 3:45pm MDT

Wednesday July 20, 2016

CSGHA has announced the date for their Annual Membership Meeting.  This meeting is conducted yearly to vote for Board of Director positions and any changes to the association by-laws.

All members are encouraged to attend.  More informaiton about time and location will be announced in the near future, but mark your calendars to attend the meeting on Wednesday July 20, 2016.

Girls Careers in Hockey Seminar Information

By Andy Atencio 10/01/2014, 7:15pm MDT

The Western Girls Regional Silver Stick® in conjunction with CAHA, is hosting a free seminar with Harry Rosenholtz during this year's tournament.  The seminars will be Friday, Oct 10 at 5:30 and Saturday, Oct 11 at 10:00 at the Ice Centre at the Promenade. 

Girl's Careers in Hockey Seminar Information

Harry Rosenholtz (coached Division I Women’s Hockey for 12 years as the Associate Head Coach at Yale University and Quinnipiac) will be holding two careers in hockey informational meetings. 

Topics to be discussed:

  • PERSONAL GUIDANCE FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH ALL ASPECTS OF RECRUITING.
  • WHAT’S THE SINGLE BIGGEST ADVANTAGE YOU CAN GIVE YOUR HOCKEY PLAYER?
  • GET STRAIGHT UNBIASED ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT RECRUITING.
  • LEARN HOW TO MAKE POWERFUL CONNECTIONS TO COLLEGE COACHES.
  • TARGET SCHOOLS THAT ARE THE BEST ACADEMIC, ATHLETIC AND PERSONAL MATCH.
  • MAKE THE BEST ACADEMIC CHOICES TO HELP YOUR PORTFOLIO.
  • COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH COACHES AND PRESENT YOUR “BEST SELF.”
  • ACCESS THE BEST HOCKEY TRAINERS, CAMPS AND CLINICS.
  • GET THE BEST EXPOSURE, PREPARE FOR IT AND AVOID OVEREXPOSURE.
  • REALIZE SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS OF TIME, ENERGY AND MONEY.
  • AVOID CRITICAL MISTAKES THAT CAN LIMIT OPPORTUNITIES

Women’s ice hockey is one of the fastest growing sports in the world!  The IIHF World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend is a global opportunity for girls to try out hockey as a new sport.  Thousands of participants took part in the 2013 World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend and this year we want to get more girls and women involved!

Free Clinic @ Edge Ice Arena

Girls and women are invited to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a FREE clinic on Saturday, October 11th at 2:15 p.m. at Edge Ice Arena (6623 S. Ward Street, Littleton, CO 80127). This free 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 will be available to use at no charge.

Equipment Options

Youth starter 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 (1:15 p.m.).  Participants should be dressed and ready to hit the ice 15-minutes prior to the start of the session (2 p.m.).

How Do I Register?

Registration will open on Tuesday, September 23 and is first come, first served.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 8th.  For full details on how to register for this FREE clinic, please visit www.coloradogirlshockey.com/WGIHW today!

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

Select Night at Players Bench!

By Andy Atencio 08/13/2014, 4:45pm MDT

The Players Bench Littleton Store is hosting a Select Night on August 24th 2014, 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

This event will be closed to the public and is ONLY open to “Select” players and immediate family!

Deals include 10% Discount* on all purchases! Free sharpening during this event!

For those that don't know the store is located on the Southeast corner of University and County Line:
2690 East County Line Road Suite A
Littleton, CO 80126

For questions: Mike Marsolais, 303.738.0506,  mmarsolais@playersbench.com

*All discounts applied at time of purchase

14U Parent Tryout Meeting

By Andy Atencio 07/31/2014, 8:03am MDT

A meeting will be held for all those participating in the 14U tryouts this weekend.  The purpose of the meeting will be to answer questions about the upcoming season. If you are participating in the 14U tryouts you are encouraged to come to the Center Ice Room prior to the second skate on Saturday at 2:30pm. 

Heather’s Homeward Bound Benefit

By Andy Atencio 07/10/2014, 9:15am MDT

Friday, August 1st
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Varsity Inn
7500 South University 
Centennial, CO  80122
Gift Card Drawings throughout the Evening 
Live Entertainment by The Barnyard Boys
Questions?  
Call Audra @ 303.738.8282  
or Beth @ 303.854.8935 

Select Warm-up Suits

Players Bench is pleased to debut the Colorado Select Online Store for the Select warm-up suits.  Please see the link below to place your order.
https://playersbenchkw.tuosystems.com/stores/selectsuits14

If you would like to try the suits on before orders, the Select program will hold fitting sessions at the following times:

  • Saturday  August 16th: 8am – 9am and 3pm-4pm
  • Sunday August 17th: 10am – 11 am 

The online store will remain open through September 30th. The expected timeline for suits to be ready is 3 weeks after order is placed. You can choose to pick the order up at the Tamarac Player's Bench of have them shipped.

Tryout and Team Selection Annoucements

15th Anniversary Alumni Game Announced!

Attention Alumni and all of the Select Family!

As December is fast approaching we are excited to announce the date and plans for the annual Select Alumni game!  This year the Alumni game will be held on Monday, December 22nd at 8:30 p.m. at Edge Ice Arena.  The full schedule for the evening will be as follows:
 
6:00 – 7:15 p.m.  Alumni Check-in/Ursula’s World Famous Spaghetti Dinner
                          Center Ice Room  - Sponsored by the 19U AAA Team
6:30 – 10:00 p.m. CSGHA Happy Hour             
                           Penalty Box
7:30 – 8:00 p.m.   Alumni Autograph Session      
                           Upstairs outside the Penalty Box
8:30 – 10:00 p.m. Alumni vs. 19U AAA            
                           West Rink
10 p.m. - Close     Post-Game Party         
                           Penalty Box
 
Other activities that will be going on before, during and after the alumni game include:

  • Chuck A Puck between 2nd and 3rd period ($2 for 1 puck, $5 for 3 pucks)
  • Select Happy Hour (with drink specials for those 21+) at the Penalty Box 6:30 – 10 p.m.
  • 7 – 8:30 p.m.  Hardest Shot Competition (Player Development Center)
  • 7:30 – 8 p.m.  Alumni Autograph Session
  • CSGHA Cookbook sales all night
  • Silent Auction (TBD)
  • Post-Game Party (with drink specials for those 21+) at the Penalty Box 10 p.m. to close