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 email@example.com or 248.730.7700.
The U12 White Team took on the challenge of playing in the Select's Chill on The Hill Tournament this weekend. The team faired very well against the teams in the tournament, playing against teams including the Anaheim Lady Ducks, the San Jose Lady Sharks, the Lady Rough Riders and the Select U12 Blue team. The team fought hard all weekend and managed to win 2 games during the tournament.
Photo: Rori Miller
Congratulations to the following players who were chosen to the 2013-2014 U12 White Team!