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Boston Jr Rangers 2017/18 Season
01/18/2017
  For our 2017/18 season the Boston Junior Rangers will introduce...
Rangers Host Open House
01/18/2017
JOIN US February 13th FOR OUR YOUTH OPEN HOUSE! 5:20pm - 2008...
18U Miniouchine Moves Up To NAHL NE Generals
12/01/2016
Congratulations to 18U forward Sasha Miniouchine on his...
Another Tournament Win for the 05 Select's
11/30/2016
  The 05 Selects team competed in the Goblet Tournament in  Foxboro,...
Lake Placid Tournaments
10/25/2016
05 Selects 06 Selects Both our 05 Select and 06...
Coach Hutcheon attends Blues Camp
07/20/2016
Jr. Rangers Jon Hutcheon Coaches at NHL Development Camp When...
 
Boston Jr Rangers 2017/18 Season

 

For our 2017/18 season the Boston Junior Rangers will introduce an new development model to our players and coaches that is similar to the highly successful models used in Europe.

This European model will emphasize player development through game and individual situation skills that will compliment our slate of games over the course of the season.

Come join us and watch your child's game grow to new heights.  Your child will have more fun, develop his skills faster than ever and will foster a greater love for the game of hockey!
 

2017/18 Program Specifics

Complete Curriculum designed and developed by the BJR hockey staff
Two team practices per week
Weekly on-ice skills sessions run by HEH
Elite 9 Hockey and Boston Hockey Leagues
Team off-ice workouts with Breakaway Total Hockey Training
Tournament Play
Live streaming of all home games on Livebarn (subscription required)

Tryout Registration 

Monday, March 6

09's (6:10 - 7:10 PM
07's (7:20 - 8:20 PM
05's (8:30 - 9:30 PM)

Tuesday, March 7

 08's (6:10 - 7:10 PM)

 06's (7:20 - 8:20 PM)  

04's  (8:30 - 9:30 PM)

Wednesday, March 8 

09's (6:10 - 7:10 PM)

07's (7:20 - 8:20 PM

05's (8:30 - 9:30 PM)

Thursday March 9  

08's (6:10 - 7:10 PM

06's (7:20 - 8:20 PM)

04's (8:30 - 9:30 PM) 

Tuesday, March 14  

03's (6:40 - 7:40 PM

U16-('02, '01) Half-Season (7:50 - 8:50 PM)

Thursday, March 16 

03's (6:40 - 7:40 PM)

U16-('02, '01) Half-Season (7:50 - 8:50 PM)


by posted 01/18/2017
Rangers Host Open House

JOIN US February 13th FOR OUR

YOUTH OPEN HOUSE!

5:20pm - 2008 & 2009 birthyears

6:20pm - 2005, 2006 & 2007 birthyears

 

All Rangers staff will be on hand to answer any questions parents might have!

Register


by posted 01/18/2017
18U Miniouchine Moves Up To NAHL NE Generals

Congratulations to 18U forward Sasha Miniouchine on his recent promotion to the Northeast Generals in the North American Hockey League.

Miniouchine, a '98 from New Jersey, was the 18U leading scorer at the time of his departure.  The North American Hockey League is the country's only Tier 2 Junior A league.  Miniouchine becomes the 6th player in the past five months from the Rangers 18U team to sign with Tier 2 Jr A organizations.  

"I think it shows that we are committed to promoting our players to higher leagues and doing whatever we can do to help them in the process.  We had five players sign Tier 2 contracts at the end of last season and now Sasha going mid-season.  It's a good opportunity for him to go to a higher league and climb the hockey ladder." said 18U head coach Jon Hutcheon.

The Rangers wish Sasha the best of luck for the remainder of the season.


by posted 12/01/2016
Another Tournament Win for the 05 Select's

 

The 05 Selects team competed in the Goblet Tournament in
 Foxboro, Ma. over the Thanksgiving weekend.

For the second year in a row they came home with the championship trophy!
The final game on Sunday was the toughest task the 05 team faced this season.
They played an almost total 04 birthyear team from Medfield
who beat the Jr.Rangers the day before 5-0.

The game was tied 2-2 and went into overtime.
At 2:13 in overtime Jr. Ranger  #56 Travis Broadbent blasted a shot past the
Medfield goalie 
to win the game.
Congratulations to our 05 Jr.Rangers Select team!!!


by posted 11/30/2016
Lake Placid Tournaments

05 Selects

06 Selects

Both our 05 Select and 06 Select teams went to Lake Placid, New York to compete in the America's Cup Tournament where they saw great competition in all the teams that participated.

The players and family members all had a great time. Both teams played the majority of their games in the famous 1980 Olympic rink. Also both teams were able to use locker room #5 - which is the room that the 1980 USA Olympic Coach Herb Brooks gave his now famous speech.

Both the 05S and 06S teams competed in and won the skills competition portion of the tournament for their age groups.
AWESOME JOB!!


Each team advanced to the final round.

         Our 06 team played a very talented team from Clarington, Ontario in the finals to take home the                GOLD medal!
                     Our 05 team played an all 04 birth year AAA team from Malone, NY to take home the                          SILVER medal!

Congratulations to all players, coaches and families!


by posted 10/25/2016
Coach Hutcheon attends Blues Camp

Jr. Rangers Jon Hutcheon Coaches at NHL Development Camp

When Jon Hutcheon joined the Boston Jr. Rangers as Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach of the Full Season Tier I 18U team at the age of 30 in 2014, he already had a lengthy resume. He continued to build on his experiences as a coach and as a result garnered an invitation to coach at the 2016 St. Louis Blues Development Camp.

 

After a five year professional hockey career, the man known around Breakaway Ice Center as Hutch, began coaching with the Tier I 18U Neponset Valley River Rats. He spent three seasons as an assistant coach then took the reigns as the team’s head coach. In just his third year (2012-2013) at the helm of the River Rats, Hutcheon became the youngest coach in USA Hockey history (28) to guide a team to a national championship.

 

While enjoying successful runs with the River Rats, Hutcheon began High End Hockey.

 

HEH is dedicated to teaching players of all ages, the skills necessary to reach their highest potential. Hutcheon has spearheaded innovative programs for youth, prep school, junior, college, and professional players.

 

Players who have trained under the coach’s watchful eye include Jimmy Vesey (2016 Hobey Baker Award winner), Chris Kreider (New York Rangers), Torey Krug (Boston Bruins), Lee Stempniak (Carolina Hurricanes), Shayne Gostisbehere (Philadelphia Flyers), along with Brian Dumoulin and Conor Sheary of the 2016 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, to name a few.

 

“High End Hockey’s pro group is in it’s fourth summer,” Hutcheon said when asked about how he became involved in coaching professional players. “It started with two players in the AHL, the next summer I had 5 AHL guys and one NHL player (Kreider). Last summer, it grew to over 50 players who play professionally around the world. We now have players from the SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) up to the NHL and also in the Swedish Elite League, Kontinental Hockey League, Finnish Elite League, British Elite League, and the German Elite League. This June, we celebrated a Stanley Cup Championship with two of our players (Dumoulin and Sheary) from last summer. Both are back this summer.”

 

At the end of last season, Hutcheon’s success at helping pro players develop their skills caught the attention of the St. Louis organization and they issued an invitation to coach at the club’s Prospects Camp July 4 - 9, 2016.

 

Tim Taylor contacted me,” Hutcheon said in describing how his association with the Blues began. “He is the (Blues) Director of Player Development.”

 

From the time a youngster first laces up his skates, he dreams of playing in the National Hockey League and when a team comes calling, it is a dream come true. It is the same with some coaches.

 

“It took a long time for it to sink in,” Hutcheon explained. “I always dreamed of playing in the NHL. When that dream passed me by, my next goal was to coach in the NHL. I got this opportunity and saw it as a way to get my foot in the door to the best league in the world. It was surreal at first but then I realized this is the first step to what I have been preparing for, for the past 10 years.”

 

After realizing it was not a dream, the Billerica, MA. native began preparing for the camp.

 

“Going into camp, they told me I would be running a station based around puck control along with creating time and space,” said Hutcheon. “To prepare for it, I spent the late spring and early summer using drills on the ice with the younger HEH players to see which drills would work best.”

 

Upon arriving in St. Louis, coaches meetings were held to get everyone on the same page.

 

“I went out to dinner with Tim Taylor and Ty Conklin,” Hutcheon continued. “Ty is their Director of Goaltending Development. We went out for dinner and talked about the week ahead.”

 

After each day of the camp, the Blues coaching staff provided feedback to the Jr. Rangers coach.

 

“(Blues Head Coach) Ken Hitchcock and (Associate Head Coach) Mike Yeo gave feedback each day on the drills I used,” said Hutcheon. “Luckily, they liked everything I did.”

 

For the players at the camp, it is a learning experience that is necessary if they plan to progress from junior or college hockey to the NHL.

 

“It certainly wasn’t a vacation for them,” observed Hutcheon. “They were being evaluated every step of the way both on and off the ice. The organization wants them to get a taste of what it is like in the NHL, so they expect them to act professionally both on and off the ice. They had their fun with trips to go karting, a St. Louis Cardinals (baseball) game, and a “cook off” (competition) but on the ice it was all business. They approach every game, practice, workout, and skills session, like a job because they all want to be lucky enough to make it their job in the near future.”

 

“It’s obviously incredibly hard to get drafted now with only 211 players picked each summer. The scouting staffs do their best to see everyone in the world and evaluate them not only on how they perform now, but they try to project how they will be one, three, five, even 10 years from now. The kids who are drafted now are a little more polished than the undrafted prospects but that doesn’t mean that player who wasn’t drafted won’t have a better pro career than those who are drafted. Getting drafted is just the first step for these kids. Like Tim (Taylor) said at camp, ‘The draft is just the first part of a very long process for these kids’ ”.

 

From his experience at his first NHL camp, what advice would Hutcheon give to players who aspire to play in the National Hockey League?

 

“Work as hard as you can every day,” he said. “One of the things Ken Hitchcock told them was, ‘It’s the summer and we want our players to have fun but that doesn’t mean missing workouts or ice time. If they want to go to the beach, they better wake up and get their lift in at 6:00 am before their buddies are ready to leave.’  Hard work can take a pretty good player a lot farther than talent alone ever will.”

 

At the conclusion of the camp, Hutcheon learned that, not only did he impress the Blues coaches, their management liked what they saw as well.

 

“Everyone there had something to say when it was over,” Hutcheon explained. “Hitchcock, Conklin, and Taylor, all said they loved the drills that I brought and thought their prospects benefitted from them. Their Director of Amateur Scouting, Bill Armstrong, liked what I did as did their General Manager, Doug Armstrong (no relation).”

 

Coaching with an NHL organization was an educational experience that Hutcheon feels will help him grow as a bench boss.

 

“For me, as a head coach, I saw first hand how engaged coaches at the NHL level are,” the Jr. Rangers coach said. “It’s the beginning of July and those guys are already talking about their team systems and who will work best with who when the season starts in October.  I also saw how hard it is for kids to make it to the NHL and how hard those kids work who are fortunate enough to be at those camps.”

 

Before boarding the plane to return to Massachusetts, Hutcheon learned his hard work and preparation paid off.

 

“On the last night there, Tim Taylor told me that I would be back next summer and welcomed me to the St. Louis Blues family.” Hutcheon said.


 


by posted 07/20/2016

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