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    Coaches Corner

    Meet the Junior Everblades Director of Hockey

    Tony Lessel

    Born and raised in St. Louis, MO  Tony enters his sixth season as Director of Hockey for the Jr. Everblades and the eighth year for Hertz Arena. Tony played youth hockey with the Chesterfield Falcons leading to tier 1 for the Jr. Blues and attending Chaminade College Prep. in St. Louis.

    Since arriving in Florida in 2008 with a degree in Sport Management, Tony began working with the Florida Panthers in an entry-level sales position. From there he worked his way through the organization.  Within a couple of years, he was running the youth and adult travel/recreation programs out of Panthers Ice Den. Now with the Hertz Arena and the Jr. Everblades, Tony has grown both programs year after year with an emphasis on structure, development, and fun!

    A USA Hockey Level 4 coach, Tony has coached numerous state championship teams of all levels over the years and worked with USA Hockey’s player development camps locally. He prides himself on development at the grassroots levels to ensure the stability of this great game in Florida for the future and has been recognized numerous times by USA Hockey for such achievements. Tony looks forward to raising many more championship banners once again this year for the Jr. Everblades.

     

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    Junior Everblades Scholarship Application

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    Scholarship Funds

    In honor of Coach Mike's memory, the Delaney family and the Junior Everblades have established a scholarship fund benefiting young hockey players in our community.  Mike coached the Junior Everblades for many years.  He was passionate about the game of hockey and the players he coached.    

    As we are all aware, hockey is an expensive sport and for many families, it is difficult financially to fund the passion of their young players.  Through generous contributions, the Michael Delaney Scholarship Fund is available to benefit youth hockey players through scholarships provided on an in-need basis.

    To make a donation please visit the following link.   Contributions are tax deductible.

    Ken Schinkel Charitable Scholarship Fund

    To make a donation to the Ken Schinkel Scholarship Foundation please visit the following link.

    Proud Sponsors of the Junior Everblades


    Contact:

    Tony Lessel

    Director of Hockey

    Phone: 239-948-7825 ext. 1303