Coach Eddie Plastino prepares for the season
The 2022-2023 Steel City Selects 14U team has been busy preparing for the season! The roster of 19 girls includes ten with a 2008 birth year and 9 with a 2009 birth year. With only five 14U players returning from the 2021-2022 season, this is a whole new team.
These girls put in some intense workouts over the summer, including each of them running a 5K. They have been going at 110% on and off the ice.
Coach Eddie Plastino made the transition from parent to coach this year. While his daughter plays on the 16U, he is guiding our 14U team. Eddie has coached girls' hockey in Canada and the United States for 8 years, most recently with the Tri-Valley Lady Blue Devils from Northern California. He rounds out his coaching staff with Ryan Wilson, Justin Sullivan and Steph Moon.
Our 14U team is preparing to defend their MidAm Championship banner this year and travel to USA Hockey Nationals in March. This year, the Girls Tier II tournament will be held in Anaheim, CA.