One thing we all have in common is a love for the game, camaraderie for the team and a desire to see our kids play. If you spend time at the New England Sports Center, you’ll meet all kinds of families involved in hockey. If your a hockey family in the Northeast you have either played for or against the Minuteman Flames.
Hockeyrecruits4u has been noticing a team that’s a part if this program that has succeeded at so many levels —
The 2001 Minuteman Flames have 5 players on our prestigious players listing. Its our bet that a lot of the players go on to a prep and then play college hockey and why not, the have a coach that really gets it..
“We’re proud of the fact we have developed this team from the very beginning. At least nine of the kids have been with us since Mites, and new players from other leagues have quickly adapted to the team chemistry. Skating, hockey sense and quick puck movement— along with hard work at every practice— have been the focal points of the coaching staff from the very beginning,” stated head Coach Mike Moore. “We encourage creativity and puck possession. The kids are truly brothers, and the parents have bought in to our philosophy with tremendous faith, which focuses on the merits of unselfish play and great sportsmanship.”
2001 Youth Elite Hockey team. Competes in the ultra competitive EHF Elite. Ranked #1 by My Hockey Rankings for the past two years.
Semi-Finalist International Silver Sticks
Flames Bow Out of Silver Sticks in Semifinals with 6-4 loss to Chicago Mission
Whitby, ON – After going 11 periods without letting up a goal the Mission battled past the boys by scoring six and overcoming two deficits. The Flames won their bracket, beat the London Jr. Knights 4-0 in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals. The Flames became the first EHF team ever to make the Semifinals of the Bantam AAA North America Silversticks. Flames return to EHF play this weekend.
Flames Win Prep Cup
Cushing Academy – The 2001 Flames won six games in 48 hours as they outlasted the field of 24. First 3 games saw the team outscore East Coast Wizards, Team Comcast and Rochester 28-3. Sunday was a battle of close games as the team bested Ct Wolfpack 2-1 and Boston Bandits 3-0. The final was a battle versus Mid Fairfield and saw the Flames garner the championship with a 1-0 victory.
Flames Fall in Semi Finals in EHF Invitational
The Mid Fairfield Jr Rangers did something that nobody in the four previous years were able to achieve, win a game versus the Flames in the tournament. Surviving the first 40 minutes of the game as the Rangers limited the barrage of shots to a one goal lead. The boys from CT then busted loose and scored two and a hard fought empty netter to stop the drive for five straight championships.
2001 Flames end the Showdown in Downtown with 4 wins and 1 loss. Beating Honebaked, Team Illinois, Orange County Ducks and New Jersey Colonials. Only defeat came against the Toronto Marlies. Finish tied with the top record with the Marlies and Chicago Mission. Travel safe and many thanks to Mid Fairfield Rangers, Marriott in Stamford and SuperSeries Hockey. Three Great Years with a total of 13 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties.
Lake Placid, NY – The 2001 Flames pieced together 2 shutouts of the Canadian Teams and escaped a 2-1 thriller against Pittsburgh as they upped their record to 8-0-0. The Flames skated by Markam 6-0 in game one on Saturday and thjen posted a 6-1 victory versus Syracuse during the Saturday Nightcap. On Sunday the Flames faced a determined Jr. Penguins squad and had to fight to the end to earn a 2-1 victory. Sunday’s last game was a decisive 3-0 win against Quinte.
The 2013-14 2001 Elite Minuteman Flames ended their two Year Pee Wee Campaign 125-3-6. One of the most impressive runs in Pee Wee hockey ended as the Flames won their third consecutive EHF Title beating the Boston Bandits at the New England Sports Center.
The 2012-13 version of the 2001 Elite Minuteman Flames cemented one of the most incredible seasons in recent memory. With the 5-3 win over league-rival, the #5 U. S. ranked South Shore Kings, the Flames had won the EHF Playoffs and finished the season with an overall record of 68-0-6, and a league record of 44-0-2. The magical season included four major tournament victories, the Downtown Showdown Super Series, Detroit Warrior Invitational (repeat Champions), International Silver Stick Tournament in Whitby, Ont., and the EHF President’s Day Tournament (three-peat Champions).
Congrats to the 2001 Minuteman Flames and their families!
Hockeyrecruits4u wants to thank http://www.2001flames.com for the team stories and pictures.