Dear Lady Ducks players and families,
Wow! What a weekend! The 2009 MLK San Jose Sharks Invitational Tournament was a huge success!
|16uAAA Lady Ducks - ||17u AAA Division CHAMPIONS |
|14uAAA Lady Ducks - ||14u AAA Division CHAMPIONS |
|12uAAA Lady Ducks - ||12u AAA Division CHAMPIONS |
|12uAA Lady Ducks - ||12u AAA Division Semi Finalists (AMAZING success!!!) |
|10uAA Lady Ducks - ||10u AA Division CHAMPIONS |
And for the second year our 8u team is going strong and participated in the 8u friendship weekend with the San Jose Sharks 8u team. This is where it all begins. Thinking back, we now have players on our 14u team who started, learned to skate, in our mite in-house development program as much as 5 years ago!! Skills matter, fundamentals are so important and the foundation of Lady Ducks hockey starts with our 2001 and 2002 birth year girls!! Way to go this weekend.
Can you believe we have 2 12U teams?? Not only that our 12u II team not only showed up, they came to win, taking on teams from Alaska and the Northwest, making it all the way to the SEMI-FINALS !! What an amazing experience for the girls new to travel and girls tournament hockey!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, goes out to all the team managers, team moms, coaches and parents who were so focused and supportive of the Lady Ducks this past MLK weekend in San Jose !! Special thanks to coaches: Alycia Wilson - 14s, Andy Silva 12s, Kevin England 12s, Jeff Kyte 12s, Bill Valentine 12s, Vicky Wang 10s & 12uA, Caroline Marchant 10s & 8s & 12uA, Tracy Frazer 10s & 8s & 12uA, Eden Tatum-Boric 8s.
Team managers, who are often the unsung heroes of our teams, are AMAZING! You do so much to make our games and tournament participation run so smoothly. The girls and other parents truly appreciate everything you do for our LD girls!! Rich Pankowski & John Manzanares 16u, Dee Kilroy 14u, Lyne Chapman & Lisa Drexler 12u, Lori Trani 10u, Caroline Marchant 8u & 12uA teams.
There were so many other parents and volunteers team moms who help out but, I would like to thank Kara Webster and Renee Catanzariti who compiled an All-Tournament schedule, complete with throat lozenges to organize the Master Club Schedule. :o)
Parents, Your representation of the club was exceptional. Your support of the players and the goals and activities of each team was great and finally your attendance at the games of ALL LD teams was tremendous. Please take a moment to pat yourselves on the back for being part of a great weekend and another strong Lady Ducks performance. Your daughters work very hard and it goes without saying that you are a huge part of their success!Go Lady Ducks!!