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BJR Fitting Night
03/29/2017
  Monday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 12 Fitting...
Open Skate for 2006 Elite level players
03/26/2017
  Are you ready to play against some of the top players and...
Spring Total Hockey Development Program
03/13/2017
  Total Hockey Development Spring Program   The...
Ryan Blair Head of Hockey Development
03/06/2017
  BJR introduce new position naming Blair Head of Hockey...
2008 Win BHL Championship!
03/05/2017
Congratulations! The Boston Junior Rangers 2008 team beat Advantage...
07 Elite Clinch BHL Title
03/05/2017
The Junior Rangers 07 Elite Team Won The BHL Championship Beating...
2005 Rangers Elite Win E9 Title
03/05/2017
The Junior Rangers 2005 Elite Team Captured The E9 Title By Beating...
More Than Just Mites
03/01/2017
  The ADM Looks To Expand Its Focus Heading Into...
Dropkick Murphys to host Tournament
02/15/2017
The Dropkick Murphys are gearing up to host the second...
 
BJR Fitting Night

 

Monday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 12

Fitting for your game jerseys, shells & apparel

Bauer helmets, gloves, shoulder pads, bags, etc.

will be there to try on and order.

Held at DYNAMIK SPORTS (inside Breakaway).

 Monday April 10  Wednesday April 12
 2008 - 5:00 to 7:00  2007 - 5:00 to 7:00
 2006 - 5:00 to 7:00  2005 - 5:00 to 7:00
 2004 - 6:30 to 8:00  2003 - 6:30 to 8:00
 U16 -  6:30 to 8:00  

by posted 03/29/2017
Open Skate for 2006 Elite level players

 

Are you ready to play against some of the top players and teams? The Boston Junior Rangers are proud members of the Elite 9 and Boston Hockey League which includes some of the top teams in the country. We are holding a specific open skate for ‘elite’ level players to join the remaining spots on our 2006 Elite team.

We’ve enhanced our skills and off ice programs with Ryan Blair who brings high energy, positive instruction and progressive drills geared toward consistent development. Our coach brings the same energy and a great reputation in creating an environment that maximizes the development of our players and love for the game. Our 2005 elite team won the Elite 9 Championship and we are building a team to follow in their footsteps.

If you are a top player and wish to play for an elite team we would look forward to seeing you.
 
Wednesday March 29 @ 6:10 pm
Breakaway Ice Center
 

by posted 03/26/2017
Spring Total Hockey Development Program

 

Total Hockey Development Spring Program

 

The Boston Junior Rangers (BJR) and Breakaway Total Hockey Training (BTHT) are excited to announce the 8 week spring training program that will run from April 4th through June 1st. This program will run twice a week and each session includes a 60 minute on-ice skills practice followed by a 45 minute off-ice workout run by BTHT.

On the ice we provide a high level of energy, and positive instruction with challenging and progressive drills geared toward consistent development. In the gym, we provide hands on, interactive coaching and a great experience for each player. This Program will be run by BJR’s Head of Hockey Development Ryan Blair. Ryan is a former collegiate (UMass Lowell) and professional hockey player who is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Total Hockey Development Program Features:

        On-Ice                                                     Gym         

  • Stickhandling          Movement Preparation & Corrective Exercise:
  • Shooting                 Correct imbalances and movement familiarization 
  • Edge Work              Speed Work and Plyometrics:
  • Explosiveness        Change of direction, acceleration, deceleration, explosive power  
  • Small area games   Functional Strength Training:Build & enhance overall muscle strength and endurance                                                                                           

03s-06s REGISTER ONLINE: BostonJuniorRangersHockey.com

 

8 Weeks- 2 sessions per week (Tuesday, Thursday)

Program Cost- $500.00 ($250.00 for goalies)

 

Schedule

April 4 - June 1

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s

On-Ice 6:20PM-7:20pm -- Off-ice 7:45PM-8:30pm

 

For more information please email Ryan Blair at

 


by posted 03/13/2017
Ryan Blair Head of Hockey Development

 

BJR introduce new position naming Blair

Head of Hockey Development

Tewksbury, MA- In accordance with our new development model, the Boston Junior Rangers are proud to introduce Ryan Blair as our program's first Head of Hockey Development. Ryan joined the BIC and BJR staff in 2015 as the head strength and conditioning coach for Breakaway Total Hockey Training. He also is currently in his second season with the Rangers Junior program coaching staff as the head coach for the "Elite" team and the assistant coach for the "Premier" team. In his first season, Ryan led the Elite team to 32-7-3 regular season record, and a playoff run that culminated with the Elite team's second consecutive league championship. 

    Prior to his career with BTHT and BJR, Ryan was a defenseman at UMass Lowell (Hockey East) where he played in 141 games. Following his time with the Riverhawks, Ryan played professionally for three seasons in the East Coast Hockey League with the Cincinnati Cyclones, Wheeling Nailers, and Orlando Solar bears. 

    Along with running off-ice workouts for the Jr. Rangers and North Shore Vipers during the season, Ryan has run spring and summer on-ice skills sessions with several BJR teams, and partnered with BJR and NSV staff to run spring and summer on/off-ice clinics. We believe that Ryan's combination of a strong hockey background and experience in specialized strength & conditioning for hockey players is unique and sets Ryan apart from most coaches.  Additionally, Ryan brings a positive attitude and a lot of energy to the ice, and does a great job of preparing a plan that make these high tempo skills sessions fun, while also helping the players develop the necessary skills for success every time they step on the ice!


by posted 03/06/2017
2008 Win BHL Championship!

Congratulations!

The Boston Junior Rangers 2008 team beat Advantage Ice 4 - 3 in overtime.

What an awesome game!

Great job, players and coaches!


by posted 03/05/2017
07 Elite Clinch BHL Title

The Junior Rangers 07 Elite Team Won The BHL Championship Beating The Seacoast Spartans!


by posted 03/05/2017
2005 Rangers Elite Win E9 Title

The Junior Rangers 2005 Elite Team Captured The E9 Title By Beating The Warriors 4-1.


by Master Admin posted 03/05/2017
More Than Just Mites

 

The ADM Looks To Expand Its Focus Heading Into The Future

The wider the base, the taller the pyramid. It’s a concept as old as the Egyptians and as solid as the Sphinx.

Herb Brooks talked about it whenever he brought up the development of future generations of American hockey players. Still, there was no way the architect of the “Miracle on Ice” could have imagined how far the sport has advanced since the advent of the American Development Model.

When it was unveiled in 2009, the plan was to slowly introduce it at the grass-roots level and build it from the ground up. That meant focusing on the development of hockey at the 8 & Under level. 

The cornerstone of the effort was the implementation of cross-ice hockey, which creates a more age-appropriate playing surface for younger players. The smaller ice sheet affords players more opportunities to touch the puck and enjoy the thrill of scoring goals. Along with improved fun came better skill development, which provides a solid foundation for the future.

But, a funny thing happened over the course of the first five years of the program’s existence. The ADM became synonymous with Mite cross-ice hockey, and the push to expand the program onward and upward never gained much traction.

“Because we launched the American Development Model at the 8 & Under level, people assume that it’s all cross-ice hockey. And it’s not,” says ADM Regional Manager Bob Mancini. 

“The ADM is a comprehensive plan of development that starts from the ages of 8 & Under and goes all the way through 18 & Under.

“The message that I want to give to parents is to take a look at the ADM and understand that it really is about delivering to your child what’s important at each age group.”

Now that a strong foundation has been laid, it’s time to raise the roof. That’s why, heading into the 2014-15 season, there will be a shift in the approach Mancini and other ADM regional managers will take as they hit rinks around the country touting the benefits of long-term athlete development and age-appropriate training. 

“As we’ve committed to this development model at the younger ages, it’s time to put a little bit more of the focus on making sure there’s quality training and quality practices for our older kids,” says Roger Grillo, an ADM regional manager who covers the New England states.

“If you’re going to go upstairs, you have to have a furnished bedroom. You can’t set the stage at the bottom and have nothing to go to.”

To be clear, the core principles of the ADM are not changing. The program’s managers and local volunteer coordinators remain committed to the sports science. All they’re doing is broadening the focus to take aim at the Squirt and Peewee levels in an effort to capitalize on the “golden age of skill acquisition.”

“Part of our goal this year is to get out and say, ‘Squirts and Peewees, this is not just a Mite thing; it’s an evolution all the way up to Bantams and Midgets,’” says ADM Regional Manager Matt Herr, who covers the New York and Atlantic Districts. “It’s age-appropriate training at all levels, and if you do this then your kid can reach their potential.” 

There are still small pockets of resistance that exist around the country, but critics and skeptics pale in comparison to the number of parents who have bought into the ADM and demand to see it adopted as their sons and daughters progress up the ladder of development.

“PART OF OUR GOAL
THIS YEAR IS TO GET
OUT AND SAY,
‘SQUIRTS AND
PEEWEES, THIS IS
NOT JUST A MITE
THING, BUT IT’S AN
EVOLUTION ALL THE
WAY UP TO BANTAMS
AND MIDGETS.’”

 “It’s gaining momentum quicker than we ever thought it would, and for people who have experienced well-run ADM programs, there’s no way they’ll accept anything less,” says Kevin McLaughlin, USA Hockey’s senior director of development who oversees the program.

The wave of momentum that started with Mites will only grow as more people buy into the ADM and understand that it is a program designed to help the individual, whether he or she is 8 or 18. The science behind the program is irrefutable as is the commitment of USA Hockey and the NHL to see it continue to grow. 

The first five years were devoted to changing a culture and creating a mindset that puts the athlete’s development ahead of simply playing games. With the base of the pyramid firmly in place, it is now time to see how high it can grow.

 “We still have some challenges ahead of us, but I think the ADM as a whole has been very well received and people have bought into it,” Grillo says. 

“It’s just a matter of fine tuning it and tweaking it, and putting out some brushfires that are out there around the country. I think we’re in a great spot, but we’ll be in a better spot down the road.”

 
Issue: 
 2014-09

http://www.usahockeymagazine.com/article/2014-09/more-just-mites


by posted 03/01/2017
Dropkick Murphys to host Tournament

The Dropkick Murphys are gearing up to host the second annual Claddagh Fund Celebrity Hockey Tournament on April 29 here at Breakaway Ice Center.

Celebrity coaches will be provided to each team. Last year’s Claddagh Fund hockey event featured Bobby OrrKen Casey of the Dropkicks, boxing legend Micky Ward, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, former Bruins Bob Sweeney and Brian Leetch, and raised $60,000 for the Claddagh Fund, a charitable organization founded by the Dropkick Murphys.

Each player who participates will get to skate in four games and take home a custom hockey jersey and hockey bag. There will also be dinner, drinks, a raffle, and plenty of entertainment. Each team must raise at least $4,000 to skate in the tourney. For information on how to register or to buy tickets, visit www.claddaghfund.org.

We're in for a Wicked Good Time!!

   


by posted 02/15/2017
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