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Florida Junior Blades


ESTERO, FL- The Florida Junior Blades have released new dates for the upcoming player identification campwhere the organization will be looking for potential players for both the Premier and Elite level teams.

"We apologize for the inconvenience of the date change, but unfortunately, we are in a time where theses types of things will happen," said head coach Rob Weingartner. "The adversity we are facing now will help pave the way for the future. As a new staff, we are excited to get to work and bring the Jr. Blades organization to a new level."

The first day of camp will start on July 9 and commence on July 10, hosted at Hertz Arena in Estero, FL. The ID Camp will give players the opportunity to showcase their abilities in front of the team's new coaches.

"Our staff is looking forward to seeing players and families at our identification skate," said associate head coach Brian Jacques. "We are excited to meet future 'Blades players and show what an incredible experience Hertz Arena, Athletic Republic-Germain, and Estero has to offer."

This upcoming camp will feature 3 1/2 hours of up-tempo drills and conditioning, where there will be one hour off ice testing session at the Jr. Blades training facility, Athletic Republic, and will conclude with exit meetings.

The Jr. Blades are encouraging all players born from 2000 – 2005 to attend the ID Camp to see exactly what the new staff at the Jr. blades has to offer. Please sign up for the ID Camp by clicking here

If you need more information on the upcoming ID Camp, please contact Rob Weingartner at or Brian Jacque at  

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ESTERO, FL - The Florida Jr. Blades are now seeking billet families for the 2020-21 season. As we prepare to embark on the upcoming season Nicole Solow, Team Manager, has started the process to look for families who are willing to open their homes to Jr. Blades players and join the Jr. Blades family. Billet families are an important part of the success of the organization and will make a huge impact on our dedicated young men from across the country and internationally this upcoming season.

Pat Cantwell billeted two Jr. Blades during the inaugural 2010-11 season and felt the experience was one she would never forget. 

"I love hockey, and I love kids. We've always had kids in the house," said Pat. "We just wanted to be part of hockey and have the boys in. It's been going fantastic."

It's the goal of the Jr. Blades to provide to its players the best education possible while teaching them the necessary skills and knowledge required to become an elite hockey player. Throughout the season, the Jr. Blades are dedicated to teaching our players teamwork, leadership, and respect while being a part of the organization.

Billets provide strong role models, authority figures, and a supportive family environment that will make a significant difference in the lives of the young men who have left their families to pursue their aspirations. The benefits derived by players from their billet families are truly immeasurable.

The Florida Jr. Blades appreciate those who are considering serving as a billet family for the 2020-21 season. For more information on hosting a Jr. Blades player, please contact Nicole Solow at

Please continue to visit for information and updates on the upcoming season.