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A Special Message for Prospective Eagles

By Russell Smith, 03/14/17, 1:45PM EDT


A message from our Hockey Director, Russell Smith

Dear Prospective TCE Players,

My marketing team asked me to write a letter to our prospective players talking about Tri-City, and honestly I thought that would be easy. When I sat down to draft the letter I got stuck because there are so many things I want to tell you, but I know everyone is short on time, so figuring out how to narrow it down was a big challenge.

If you don’t have time to read my whole letter,

here’s what you MUST know:

* We care about every single player – me specifically and not because it’s my job. Because strong relationships build strong foundations.

* Our core values and traditions can be seen in everything we do. We’re strong competitors who always put doing what’s right and being good sports in front of everything else.

* We focus on player development which means you may not win every game, but you will walk away from every season a better and stronger hockey player.

* We make sure our teams have more ice time than any other program and solid, well-rounded coaches. Our coaches are a community, working together to make each players’s experience one that makes them want to be a Tri-City Eagle.

The best thing about Tri-City is our focus is always on the players. It always has been, and it always will be. We’re focused on developing better, stronger hockey players, but just as importantly playing a critical role in their development into young adults.

Over the past few months we've had some exciting additions to our already robust program - Girls travel and House (CCHL) teams. With the inclusion of these programs, Tri-City is stronger than ever and prepared to roster more teams and more players than ever before. 

Having played for Tri-City myself for many years, I have great memories of my teammates, coaches and what it meant to wear a TCE uniform. On and off the ice we believe in showing the strongest level of sportsmanship – we’re highly competitive while at the same time cooperative with our teammates, play by the rules, gracious in wins and losses and respectful of teammates, competitors, coaches and officials. These values drew me back into the program as Hockey Director and are what drive me to see the program excel in the future. 

Our traditions hold true now more than ever. With the addition of an Advisory Board in 2017 alongside our coaching staff, we have refocused on the core values of our program. This combined with more ice time than any other program, and a coaching plan at every level focusing on player development, make us the club where you should want to play hockey.

I look forward to seeing you at tryouts on April 29th and 30th and I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have before then.


Russell Smith

Tri-City Eagles Hockey Director

PS – Click here to register for all 2017 travel teams (co-ed and girls).