Kiana Melvin Playing at Elmira College
Congratulations to Kiana Melvin who is attending Elmira College in Elmira New York this year and who has been recruited to play for the Women's Hockey Team. Kiana started skating with us in 2009 as a student and we asked her to joined our staff as a counselor in 2013. We look forward to skating with Kiana again this Summer and wish her success as she prepares to play college hockey. Kiana brings the count of our counselors who are, or have played college hockey to 40.
Rousseau's Hockey Clinic celebrates its 30th Anniversary:
3/1/16 - This year marks 30 years that we have been offering Maine hockey players the opportunity to better enjoy the great game of hockey. Our dad started Rousseau’s Hockey Clinic with the intention passing on his passion for hockey to his sons. His vision truly endures, as Rousseau’s Hockey Clinic, today, strives to instill the very values we all were taught: discipline, honesty, attention to detail, work ethic, commitment and a passion for life-long fitness. What started as a small power skating clinic in 1986 has grown to the states most active hockey school. Since 1986 we have had the privilege to train with more than 8,000 Maine hockey players. Today, Rousseau’s Hockey clinic trains 700 hockey players each year and employs a staff of nearly 30 instructors and counselors.
Our family grew up playing and teaching hockey, and the game has served as a powerful agent in our own personal development. Further, we have made many long-lasting friendships along the way. Hockey has provided us with the opportunity to spend time together and to develop a lifelong emphasis on learning, fitness and growth. Rousseau’s Hockey Clinic is a family run hockey school, and we consider ourselves fortunate to still be able to skate with our Dad and with each other and to have the opportunity to share the same experiences with our own children.
Rousseau’s Hockey Clinic began with a core philosophy that players with better skills have more fun playing hockey. We believe that hockey can only truly be enjoyed through hard work and commitment. We also believe that hockey can be used as a tool to develop a young person’s life skills. We are proud of the fact that we have not wavered from this philosophy and that we are just as passionate about helping our students better enjoy the game as we were 30 years ago.
Shawn Rousseau leads Kent School to first ever Founders League Championship:
Please join us in congratulating coach Shawn Rousseau and the Kent School girls’ hockey team, the 2014 Founders League Champions! The Founders League is the most competitive league in prep hockey, and this is the first time Kent has won the league title in school history. Coach Rousseau is an instructor at Rousseau’s Hockey clinic, and he looks forward to skating with all of you this spring and summer.
Rousseau’s Hockey Clinic extends its sponsorship agreement with Reebok/CCM:
We are happy to announce that we have updated our sponsorship agreement with Reebok/CCM for another three years. Reebok/CCM has been our sponsor since 2006. Reebok/CCM is an innovative hockey equipment company providing some of the best equipment on the market. We are proud of our relationship with Reebok/CCM and look forward to updating our students on new and innovative products.
Rousseau's Hockey Clinic loses a great friend and a great coach
Coach Don Boucher passed away on November 21, 2013. Don touched the lives of many young hockey players and was instrumental in the success of our clinic over several years. He was a great friend and will be missed. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Boucher family.
Maddie Lane, 2013-14 Captain of the Bowdoin College woman’s hockey team:
Please join us in congratulating Maddie Lane on her appointment as captain of the 2013-14 Bowdoin College woman's Hockey team. Maddie has been training with us since 1994 and, for the past 6 years has been working with us as an instructor. We wish Maddie the best for a successful season and we look forward to skating with her again this coming spring.
Matt Lee to play at Geneseo State University
Congratulations to Matt Lee who is attending the Genesco State University in Genesee New York next year and who has been recruited to play for the Men's Hockey Team. Matt started skating with us in 1999 as a student and we asked him to joined our staff as a counselor in 2006. We look forward to skating with Matt again this Summer and wish him success as he prepares himself to play college hockey. Matt brings the count of our counselors who are, or have played college hockey to 36.
Rousseau's Hockey Clinic is returning to Augusta
We are happy to announce that we will be offering youth clinics and newly reconstructed Bank of Maine Ice Vault this coming summer. Our program began in Augusta in 1986 and we are excited to return this summer.
Brooks Boucher accepts position as NYA Women's Coach
Congratulations to Brooks Boucher on his new position as the head coach of the North Yarmouth Academy Women's hockey team. Brooks began skating with our program as a student in 1989 and became a counselor with us in 1996. We look forward to Brooks re-joining our staff as an instructor this coming spring. We wish Brooks success in his new role with NYA and look forward to skating with him in this spring.
Katy Massey to play Div. 1 at University of Maine
Congratulations to Katy Massey who is attending the University of Maine at Orono and will play for the women's hockey team at the division I level. Katy started skating with us in 1999 as students and we asked her to joined our staff as a counselor in 2006. When her coach met with her to inform her that she had made the team, she sited her strong skating skills. We look forward to skating with Katy again this Summer and wish her success as she prepares herself to play college hockey. Katy brings the count of our counselors who are, or have played college hockey to 35.
Amber and Jacki Aaskov to play at Nichols College
Congratulations to both Amber and Jacki Aaskov who have been accepted to attend Nichols College and to play for the women's hockey team. The Aaskov twins started skating with us in 1999 as students and we asked them to joined our staff as a counselor in 2009. They are both fine young ladies and great role models. We look forward to skating with Amber and Jacki this Summer and wish them success as they prepare themselves to play college hockey.
Brian Greene to play at Castleton State College
Congratulations to Brian Greene who was accepted to attend Castleton State College and to play for the men's hockey team. Brian started skating with us in 2003 as a student and we asked him to joined our staff as a counselor in 2006. He is a fine young man and a great role model. We look forward to skating with Brian at our clinics this Spring and Summer and wish him success as he prepares himself to play college hockey.
Shawn Rousseau leads TA to first ever boys High School state championship
Please join us in congratulating coach Shawn Rousseau and the Thornton Academy boys hockey team, the 2011 Maine high school hockey class A state championship. We also congratulate coach Jamie Belleau and the Lewiston High school boys hockey team, Maine high school hockey class A state finalists. Both coach Rousseau and coach Belleau are instructors at Rousseau's Hockey clinic and we look forward to skating with them in April.
Scott Rousseau accepts a position as asst. Coach at USM
Please join us in congratulating coach Scott Rousseau on is new role as the Asst. Coach with the University of Southern Maine Men's hockey team. After 13 years coaching at the high school ranks, He joins fellow Maine residents, and former Rousseau's Hockey Clinic students Mike Carpenter, Ryan Boucher, Kevin Smith, Tom Gosselin and Jon Rutt at the college level. Coach Rousseau is a principle instructor with Rousseau's Hockey clinic and will be joining us again year leading several divisions including our Middle School and High School age groups. We wish Scott success in his new role at the collegiate level and look forward to skating with him again this spring and summer.
John Racine accepts a position as the Lewiston Maineiac's Goalie Coach:
Please join us in congratulating coach Racine on is new role with the Lewiston Maineiac's. Coach Racine started with Rousseau's Hockey clinic in 1998 as our head goalie instructor. He has been instrumental in the development of our goalie curriculum and will continue to oversee our goalie instruction and goalie clinics this season. In addition to coach Racine's role with the Maineiac's, he is also the goalie coach for St. Dom's High School and has worked with the goaltenders at Hebron Academy and continues to act as a goaltending advisor to Lewiston Youth Hockey. We wish Coach Racine success in his new role with the Maineiac's and look forward to skating with him again this Spring and Summer.
Louise Roy accepts position at Hebron Academy
Congratulations to Louise Roy who recently accepted a position at Hebron Academy which will include assisting as a coach for the women's hockey team. Louise recently graduated from Hamilton college where she was a four year member of the women's hockey team. Louise joined our staff as a counselor in 2002. She as recently re-joined our staff as an instructor. We wish Louise success in her new position.
Derek Kump signs letter of intent to Holy Cross
Congratulations to Derek Kump who has signed a letter of intent to attend and play goal for the College of the Holy Cross men's hockey team. Holy Cross competes in the division 1 Atlantic Hockey Conference. Derek joined our staff as a goalie instructor in 2007. He is a fine young man and a great role model. We wish Derek success as he prepares himself to play college hockey.
Maddie Lane is accepted to Bowdoin College
Congratulations to Madeline Lane on being accepted "early decision" to Bowdion college. Maddie will also skate for the Polar Bear woman's hockey team in the 2010-2011 season. Maddie first joined our clinic as a student in the Spring of 2000 and has been skating with us every Spring and Summer since. Maddie has been skating with us as a counselor for the past 4 years and we have had the privilege of watching her grow not only as a hockey player but as a fine young lady. We wish Maddie continued success with her studies and hockey career and we look forward to skating with her again this spring and summer.
Adult Woman's Clinic gets local press
On April 3, 2009 the Lewiston Sun Journal ran an article on our Adult Woman's clinics skating at the Ingersoll arena. We enrolled over 60 ladies this Spring in two divisions. For nearly half of these ladies, it was their first time ever playing hockey.... and they are having the time of their life.