Benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital Concussion Unit
Please join me in supporting Boston Children’s Hospital in their effort to better understand and treat pediatric concussions!
After an extremely successful first season, the NHL Alumni Association and the Boston Bruins Foundation have come together again to host the 2nd Annual NHL Alumni Pro-Am Hockey Tournament. This one-of-a-kind fundraising event is an opportunity for teams to come together for an extraordinary cause, and play in a two-day Pro-Am hockey tournament with NHL Alumni.
This year, the tournament games will be played Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA. Teams must raise a minimum of $25,000 to participate in the tournament. Last year, our team raised over $60,000; all of which went to Boston Children’s Hospital! We couldn’t have done it without the generous support and help from our Boch Blazers friends and family.
There are four ways to get involved:
Join our team (Team Name: Blazers | Team Captain: Jack Corbett) Please email
to join our team. We will send you further information on the Blazers Fundraising efforts, as well as a link to sign-up as one of our team members!
Make a charitable contribution by sponsoring me on behalf of Team Blazers: click here to: Sponsor Paul Cokinos
Donate a raffle/auction item/experience to our team’s spring fundraiser*
Attend one of our team fundraising events:
Rock N’ Roll Skate-A-Thon
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 12:30 to 3p
Boch Ice Center, 1105 East Street, Dedham, 02026
$10 Suggested Donation
Bring your skates. Come join the Boch Ice Center Turn down the lights, Turn on the Disco Ball and Turn up the music!
* If you would like to donate an auction or raffle item to our April event, or would like to be notified when event details are released, please email us at
We are so excited and proud to be a part of this incredible event again, and hope that you will support our efforts in raising even more money for this special cause!
U16 Blazers win the USA Hockey National Championship
Congratulations to the Boch Charles River U16 Blazers on winning the USA Hockey U16 Tier II National Championship. The team led by coaches Ben Dawson and Kelli Doolin turned in an amazing performance last weekend in Buffalo, NY. The team went 5-1 over five grueling days with wins over Carolina, Alaska and Connecticut. The girls won the championship with a tremendous team effort winning 2-1 versus a strong Marquette, Michigan team that had defeated the Blazers 1-5 in round robin play two days earlier. Coach Dawson noted that, "The girls all responded to that loss by going back to what we do best. Every player stuck to the game plan and gave us her personal best. I am so very proud of every player on this amazing team". Follow this link for the full story on the USA Hockey website: http://nationals.usahockey.com/news_article/show/373692?referrer_id=718915
We are planning a program-wide celebration in late April or early May and we look forward to seeing the girls raise their USA Hockey National Championship banner over the ice at the Boch Ice Center. Once again, on behalf of the Boch Blazers organization, congratulations to the U16 players and coaches! Also a big THANK YOU to their parents and other key supporters. This was a total team win and we are all very proud of your accomplishments. List below are your 2014 National Champion Charles River Blazers:
The Boch Blazers program is pleased to announce that we will be transitioning tonew website, powered by Sports Ngin in the coming weeks. We appreciate your patience as we work through this transition. To note, you will be creating new member profiles(s) via our new website. Official Tryout 'TEAM' schedules and Registration will occur thru the new website. You can now click here for the TRYOUT REGISTRATION. The dates for tryouts by division and age are also detailed below.
Please note that all prior balances must be paid in full prior to completing registration/payment for the upcoming tryouts. Please plan to arrive 45 minutes prior to your session start time to allow for check-in, pinney pickup, and locker room assignment.
The Boch 2000 Select Team brings home the Gold from the CHE President’s Weekend Tournament in Montreal!
With 17 Goals For & 6 Goals Against, the 2000 Selects came up big when they needed to with great goal tending, tenacious D, and relentless offensive pressure. Facing a fellow Massachusetts team in game #1 and coming from behind to force a tie 3-3, the team never looked back and responded with 3 consecutive victories. Two of those came in game #3 and the Final’s game against South Stormont – Ontario’s representative. SS proved to be a tough component with hard hitting, but our 2000 Team was more than up for the challenge. Great 4-1 win to take home Gold. Congratulations Boch 2000 Selects!
Congratulations to the Boch/Charles River Blazers U12 Blue team on a well earned tournament victory. In the spirit of the Olympics the Blazers went 4-0-1 to take home the gold on the Olympic sized sheet at Dexter Southfield. The girls were met with tough competition throughout the weekend which ended with two tight 1-0 games in the Semis and Finals versus the MA Spitfires and Boston Jr. Eagles. It was a fun weekend all around for the girls. Thanks to all of the family and friends that provided such a strong showing of support!
Congratulations to all the Charles River Blazers teams that represented us so well at this year's MA State Tournaments. All of the teams competed hard and were shining examples of teamwork and sportsmanship. For example, this past weekend Coach Mullen's U10 Blazers took their championship match to four overtimes before ending with the Silver medal in a game that could have gone either way. This from a U10 team that had to play a semi-final game earlier in the day at 6:30AM after daylight savings time. Now that is heart! Congratulations to our U10, U12-1 and U12-2 teams for making it to the "Elite 8" for their age group after a terrific season. As always, a special thank you to the parents and extended families that make all of this possible. Blazer hockey is a total team effort!
Good luck to our U12-1, U16-1 and U16-2 teams as they head off to National tournaments to finish the season:
U16 Tier I (Coach Nally)- Nationals in Marlboro, MA.
U16 Tier II (Coach Dawson) – Nationals in Amherst, NY.
U12 Tier I (Coach Kinghorn) – National U12 invitational in Concord, MA.
Come join the MA Hockey League’s 3x3 League and Skills Clinic at the Boch Ice Center this Spring! This unique skill-developing program will be offered to both Squirts and Peewees. 3x3 games will help focus on control, agility, technique, etc. - in a controlled situation. Once the techniques are performed correctly, players are challenged to add speed and push themselves further. During the weekly games,coaches encourage their players to be creative with their skills.
Former Boston Bruin & Pittsburgh Penguin Ian Moran will be offering Walk-On Skill Sessions on Sundays at The BOCH Ice Center.
Players from all programs are welcome to train. See chart below for schedule and program info. Contact Ian by email
) or phone 617-549-5580 to pre-register. Players also have the option of coming to BOCH and signing in with Ian prior to each training session.
7 - 8:20a
STICK HANDLING / SHOOTING
PASSING, SHOOTING & STICK HANDLING
PASSING, SHOOTING & STICK HANDLING
SHOOTING & STICK HANDLING
SHOOTING & STICK HANDLING
AGILITY & SHOOTING
SHOOTING & STICK HANDLING
**in some instances a combined on ice / off-ice session can be arranged ($40)**
The BOCH BLAZERS HOCKEY CLUBannounces that the boys will be playing the 2014-2015 season in the NEHL and newly formed BHL (Boston Hockey League). We are looking forward to developing teams that will compete at the highest levels. In September, we will enter a similar format Parity rounds in an effort to fill 3 spots in the Elite Division.
We at BOCH are so pleased, along with the league directors, in how much each of our teams have improved this year. We are the "most consistent program in the league" stated the league's director.
This accomplishment comes from the hard work and dedication of all our coaches and staff along with the top notch skills component added this year- the best in our young 3 year old organization. I would like to thank Ian Moran, Jamie Rice, Mike Bavis, Sean McCann, Heath Gordon, Dan Gordan, David Hymovitz, Dan Donato, Brian McColgan along with their staff. Also, JP Mckersie and all his Goaltending staff that have been working hard with our goaltenders all year.
We are looking forward to the playoffs coming up and to all our teams finishing strong in their respective divisions. Let's bring home some championships for 2013-2014 season. Good luck to all! http://www.elite9hockey.com/