Oregon’s 1st UWH Clinic!

Oregon UWH held it’s first clinic last weekend!

Chris Jolie took us through defensive, neutral and offensive pool zones as well as the basic strategies used for playing in each. If you missed out on the awesome, detailed packet he organized for us, download your copy here!

In addition to learning about the playing field, participants were able to cycle through several individual skill stations including, curling drills, stick handling drills and shooting obstacles. then we broke into (2) teams playing several scrimmage games that put all the new information to immediate test in real game situations.

The evening was topped off at Josh’s home with a delicious potluck and brainstorm session for Team Oregon 2015!

Great work everyone. I really look forward to perfecting my skills with you each week!
Kim
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36th Annual Victoria Potluck

Time to book your calendar for the 2015 36th Annual Victoria Potluck UW Hockey tournament!

Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015 : Mark the date in your 2015 calendar NOW!

Pool:  Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC : http://www.saanich.ca/parkrec/recreation/commonwealth.html

Registration time :  9-9:30am

Pool Time:  10:30-5pm

To save time that morning, if you plan to attend, please pre-register with the following info:

Name:
City, Prov or state:
Email address:
Offense or Defense:
Skill Level:
>Novice:  (one year or less)
>Intermed:  (playing for more than one year; or Experienced but joints no longer working as well)
>Experienced:  (played in national or international competition)
>Expert:  (played in national or international competition in the last 3 years)
Age Group:
>Junior: U19;
>Senior: Over 60

Let me know if you need directions, accommodation or have any other questions.

Regards from

Patti Kagawa

hellopatti@shaw.ca

December 13th, 2014 UWH Clinic

Hosted By: Chris Jolie
When: Saturday December 13th: 1pm-5pm
Where: Mount Hood Community College Aquatic Facility
Cost: $20.00 each (Hand your money to Kim Skukas in person or send paypal (no fees) to kskukas@gmail.com)

The Clinic will be split into (3) major activities. Starting with dry-land discussion, followed by skills and drills practice and finished with scrimmage play. Jolie is currently a Bend, OR resident and experienced hockey player from the East Coast. In fact, his parents met at a tournament in the 80’s… so you could say UWH is the reason he exists! The clinic is for everyone… No player is too “good” for skills practice or too new to try. There will be information for all to take away to help your game at practice or the next tournament!

PARTY immediately following at Josh’s place: It will be a potluck fish-fry (Josh will provide fish). BYOB and a dish to share! Crash space is available at local homes, please let Kim know if you need a Portland area place to sleep on Saturday night.

2014 PCC’s Las Vegas!

Hello all!

Your Team Oregon competed at the Pacific Coast Championship (PCC’s) in not-so-sunny Las Vegas last weekend.  After some excitement with thunderstorms resulting in pool evacuation, the tournament took off to a bumpy start.

We entered the highest divisional level of play “Elite” and were thoroughly beaten in Saturday’s games… it was a complete shut-out.  However, our moral remained high and we were able pick up skills as the day wore on.  Then with the arrival of Mark Swick on Sunday, we rallied to score several goals and ultimately tied two games.  Our final standing was 6th out of 7 teams in our division.  1st place was taken by the club Aletas, flying to PCC’s all the way from Medellin, Colombia!

The Oregon line-up:
back line – Chris Jolie, Michael Riccitelli, Joseph Danna and Mark Swick
forward line – Kim Skukas, Loren Mueller, Jim Erjavac, Josh Humbert, Cate Mitchell, Bill Letsom

A good time was had by all and if we keep up the training, Team Oregon will one day win the Elite division!

Excited for the next one,
Kim!

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Portland Mini-Tournament

The 4th Annual Portland Mini-Tournament was hosted Sunday, July 20th 2014.

The tournament lasted 3 hours and we played a new team setup: Each player was assigned to a Pod of 3 players. These pods were combined every game to create teams of 6 players and a round robin was coordinated between the team combinations. Each pod received 3 points for a game won, 2 for a tie and zero for a loss.

The winning Pod was: The “J-Team” Jorge, Jasmin and Jim. Congratulations J-Team!

Join us next year for a great day of hockey!

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2014 UWH Nationals – OR takes 2nd Place in the B Division!

We are proud to announce Team Oregon finished 2nd place in the B division.

We played a 3-3 formation and stuck with it all tournament. We have been training very hard to control the movement of the game: Choosing when to contain the threat from our opponents vs. when to open up the playing field through swings and drives. It was this ability paired with our hard-earned fitness that allowed us to beat teams with so many different styles of play.

Forward Lineup = Loren Mueller (Corvallis), Justin Azhocar (Corvallis), Lars Rukowski (Portland) and Kim Skukas (Portland)

Back Lineup = Mark Swick (Corvallis), Michael Riccitelli (Corvallis), Joey Danna (Newport) and Scott Dettloff (Portland)

The highlight of the weekend was our upset against the 3rd seed Chicago team on Sunday morning. We beat them 3-1 to qualify for the finals game after loosing to that same team 4-0 in the round robin games on Friday.

PCC’s is just around the corner…. Will you join team Oregon?