Dynamo team cap off season with silver medal at Bauer Classic Tournamentby jmaloni
The Dynamo Harrow Hockey Team capped off an exciting spring season by taking the silver metal in St. Catherines. What makes this team so extraordinary, besides their incredible season they had, is that the team is the combination of truly elite 2003 players from Ohio, New York, Southern Ontario and Toronto.
Coach Kenneth M. Franasiak stated, "These young men came together and truly bonded as a team. This was a great opportunity for young hockey players to play with their peers from throughout North America in a very competitive elite level play."
This tournament is one of the most prestigious youth hockey tournaments in North America featuring the top teams across the world. More than 100 teams traveled to Southern Ontario in April for three days of exciting hockey competition. The Dynamo Team impressively skated its way into the finals where icers secured a silver medal with outstanding performances. What is even more impressive is that they did it with a total of 10 players.
The Harrow Spring program will allow players to play together throughout North America. Our coaching staff did a tremendous job from our skills coach (Rick Ferroni) to the goalie and assistant coach.
Franasiak said "We are very, very proud of our boys. We had a fabulous season and truly look forward to next spring. To see what these remarkable 8 and 9-year-old young men can do is a true testament to their hard work and dedication. The entire coaching staff is extremely proud, as well as the entire organization. These boys have amazing skills and heart. Their hard work and drive made it a real pleasure to watch and we're proud to be part of such an exciting season. We are already in the process of actively preparing for next season."
The program runs from April to the beginning of June. We will play three to four tournaments, all in southern Ontario and our home ice will be at the Gala Center in Niagara Falls, Ontario. However, we will have practice ice in a location that is convenient for all. The program will be similar to last year's and consist of a broad spectrum of coaches from the U.S. and Canada focusing on skill development, team play and some good, old-fashioned hockey fun.
Additional information is available at www.harrowspringhockey.com.