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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 248.730.7700.
Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association is excited to announce the following Tier I and Tier II coaches for the 2017-2018 hockey season!
19U & 16U Tier I
Chad Macleod - Head Coach
Former Junior & Pro Coach - Hockey Camp Owner & Instructor
Brent Cullaton - Associate Head Coach
15 Year Pro Player & Junior & Pro Coach
Dylan Bozeman - Assistant Coach
National Tier I Champion - Camp Skills & Private Instructor
Roger Bradley - Assistant Coach
Former Junior Player - Successful Business owner
Bryan Smith - Assistant Coach
Select Director - Owner Rocky Mountain Hockey Schools
Evan Minnick - Assistant Coach & Skills Coach
Select Alumni & Division 1 Player (Colgate)
14U Tier I - Team Colorado Tournament Team
More Info coming Soon on coaching staff and program details!
19U Tier II
Lee Olsen - Head Coach
Minnesota High School Head Coach - Youth Hockey Coach
Assistant Coach(es) - TBA
14U Tier II
Ryan White - Head Coach
Tier I Assistant Coach Thunderbirds - Krivo Director of Learn to Play Hockey
Shara Jasper - Assistant Coach
Select Alumni - Division I player (Minnesota Duluth & Lindenwood University)
Molly Mott - Assistant Coach
Select Alumni - Division I player (St. Cloud State)
Colorado Select Tier & Rec Skills Coach
Evan Minnick - Assistant Coach Select Alumni & Division 1 Player (Colgate) - Former Hockey Camp Instructor
More Announcements coming soon!
UPDATE: 12U CCYHL Team Takes 12U State Championship!
Congrats to our 12U CCYHL team (6-7-3 in regular season play) with a storybook ending to a long season with a CAHA state championship tourney win! The team defeated Hyland Hills PeeWee B Black (5-8-3) on Saturday 6-1 for their spot in the Championship Game on Sunday. In the Championship game, they defeated Littleton PeeWee B Black (3-10-3) 5-2 with five different players scoring goals and 25 of 27 shot save performance in net. Congrats to the team on a successful season!
UPDATE: 19U AAA Takes State Championship and Heading to Nationals!
The 19U AAA completed a two-game sweep of the Lady Rough Riders to win the Tier I 19U State Championship and advance to the USA Hockey National Championship Tournament being held in Michigan in April. The team easily handled the RoughRiders outscoring them 15-2 in two games, including a shutout. The team will spend the next month preparing for their return to the National Tournament after not qualifying for Nationals last season.
UPDATE: 19U AA, 16U AAA, and 10U All Claim State Championship Runner-up
After a hard-fought weekend of play, including several overtime games and tremendous shorthanded efforts, three Select teams came up short in their bid for a State Championship. The 19U AA played Colorado Springs and despite taking both games into overtime, they were not able to get the bounces needed to overcome the Tigers. Meanwhile, the 16U AAA team played their Championship tournament with heart and grit as they have all season with a short bench. In spite of only having 9 players at times, they took the Lady RoughRiders to a third game where they suffered a 0-1 overtime defeat. Finally, the 10U team ended a great run through their league and State Championship playoffs with their only loss in the State Playoffs coming as a 0-1 loss in the championship game.
Congratulations to all of these teams their success in the CAHA State Championship Playoff Tournament and we wish continued success to the 19U AAA team as they head to Nationals!!!!
STATE TOURNAMENTS START TODAY!
The 19U AAA, 16U AAA, 19U AA, 12U CCYHL, and 10U CRHL teams all start their journey toward a State Championship. The Tier I and II teams (19U AAA, 16U AAA, and 19U AA) are all in action today at the Edge Ice Arena in Littleton in the CAHA State Championship Tournament being hosted by the Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association.
19U AAA vs. Lady RoughRiders @ 4:30 PM
16U AAA vs Lady RoughRiders @ 2:00 PM
19U AA vs CS Tigers @ 3:00 PM
Meanwhile, the 14U AA team is traveling to Aspen for their Round Robin State Championship Tournament against the Lady RoughRiders and Aspen Leafs. Their first game is Saturday at 2:00 PM against a yet to be determined opponent from those two teams.
These games promise to showcase the best girls hockey talent in the state! All four of these teams will be playing to advance to either the Regional Championship Tournament or to the USA Hockey National Championship Tournament.
The Recreational State Championships are also starting this weekend with play starting tonight and continuing through the weekend. CSGHA has two teams representing the association in this tournament this weekend the 12U CCYHL team and the 10U CRHL team.
The 12U CCYHL team takes the ice Saturday morning for game one of the 12U Rec State Playoffs, taking on Telluride @ 11:15 AM, the 12U Tournament is being held at the Apex Ice Arena in Arvada.
Finally, the 10U CRHL team will be playing in the 10U State Playoffs being held in Greeley at the Greeley Ice Hause. Their first game is also Saturday morning at 7:45 AM.
Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association is being represented at every age level and skill level of amateur hockey in the State of Colorado this weekend! We are playing in four different locations all over the state! There is plenty of opportunities to come out and cheer on these girls and support girls hockey!!!