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    The Mercer Chiefs are pleased to announce that Charlie Crispino will be the Club's Tier 2 Program Director. We want to take our Tier 2 program to the next level and eventually be one of the top Tier 2 clubs in the country!

    Charlie Crispino will be in his first season with the Mercer Chiefs and will be entering his 25th season as a hockey coach. Starting at the Richmond Roller Hockey League and moving to the high school level, he was named the Head Coach of Wagner College after 4 seasons. In those 10 years, his record was an impressive 311-49-15, winning 9 league championships and taking Wagner College to Nationals in 4 different seasons. After leaving Wagner College, he coached for the NJ Devils Youth Hockey League for 2 seasons, taking the Bantam A team to the NJYHL playoffs in both seasons. In 2010, he became the head coach of the NJ Rockets Tier 1 Bantam AAA for 2 seasons, taking them to the playoffs in both seasons. In 2013, he was named the head coach and General Manager of the Metro Moose Jr. Hockey Team. In the 4 seasons he coached them, the Metro Moose never finished any lower than 3rd place, with a notable record of 111-44-8.

    We welcome Charlie and his vast hockey knowledge and experience to the Mercer Chiefs and to Ice Land!

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    Mercer Chiefs

    The Mercer Chiefs competitive hockey program offers a structured and disciplined venue for children up to the age of 18 to participate in a highly competitive travel hockey league. The program is selective in matching a child’s physical ability and skill level with the appropriate level of competition and developmental options. The Mercer Chiefs Tier 1 AAA teams offer the highest level of competition both regionally and nationally and compete within the AYHL and at high-level tournaments throughout the country. The Mercer Chiefs Tier 2 teams compete within the NJYHL and at very competitive, high profile tournaments and is an excellent alternative to the Tier 1 program for players of all abilities who want to compete and improve their skill level. Both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 hockey programs require a significant commitment from both the player and their parents or guardians with respect to practices, games, and tournaments and this commitment should be carefully considered before participating in the program. The rewards gained from this commitment are significant for all involved. The primary focus of the Mercer Chiefs program has been and will continue to be on the development, competitiveness, and enjoyment of the player participating in high level athletic competition.

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    • Maximizing the amount of on-ice practices
    • Emphasis on fundamentals & skill development
    • Certified coaching staff for all practices
    • 4–day Pre-season Mini Camp in late August
    • Off-Ice Training Sessions (Speed, Strength, & Agility) for Tier I teams and AA teams 

    Regular season begins September 2017
    and runs through March 2017

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