Westchester Express 2008, Team Thornton, is committed to provide an excellent environment on and off the ice, aimed at developing highly competitive hockey players. As a AAA Tier 1 program, The Westchester Express provide world class coaching and a competitive hockey experience which emphasizes team skills, as well as individual player growth against elite competition. This high level of competition is designed to push players beyond their comfort zone and to develop strong hockey players with good character. The Express above all will demonstrate sportsmanship, respect for the athletes and the sport, and an unparralleled work ethic.
Express NHL alumni currently play for the Nashville Predators, Chicago Blackhawks, Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Blue Jackets and have played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks. Many have played junior hockey at prep schools including Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota, Millbrook Prep, Taft and Tabor Academy and on NCAA Division I and III programs including Union College, Brown University and the United States Military Academy at West Point among many others.
Since 2006, TheBob has competed and helped place many of the top players from the Northeast into many of the top teams in the NTDP, USHL, NAHL, CHL and NCAA Divisions I and III , and ultimately into the NHL.
Chris has been a coach at the 08 level the last three seasons coaching AA and AAA for the PAL Islanders. He has a good eye for talent and knows the 08 birth year well. There is a path as the players who enter u13 are starting to prepare for u15 two years down the road and develop home grown talent from the bantam program.
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