The U13 Elite team will continue the Elite Skill Development & Player Placement the Connecticut Chiefs are known for in the hockey community.The Connecticut Chiefs have advanced over 385 players to Prep School, Junior, & College Hockey.
The U13 Elite program will deliver an exceedingly competitive schedule within the Atlantic Youth Hockey League and in high profile Tournaments and Showcases, ensuring exposure at Prep School, Junior, & NCAA. The Connecticut Chiefs extensive contacts throughout the Prep School, Junior, & NCAA will prove invaluable to each U13 Elite player focused on advancing to NCAA Hockey.
Joe Dabkowski brings over 15 years of coaching experience as well as a highly decorated playing career. He was a four year starter, and three year captain at Central Connecticut State University. During his career he attributed over 200 points and was twice named SuperEast Player of the year. In his senior year he led his team to the ACHA National Championship game, obtained ACHA All-American honors, and was selected to the ACHA National team. He went on to play two year of minor professional hockey in the Federal Hockey League for the Danbury Whalers and Brooklyn Aviators. After his playing career he served four years as the Head Coach of CCSU. In addition to CCSU, Joe has over 10 years of Tier 1/AAA coaching experience with the Connecticut Chiefs, Connecticut Wolfpack, Connecticut Lazer and Northern CT Wings organizations. He also served as an assistant for the Connecticut Wolfpack Tier 1 U16 National Runner-Ups and was also behind the bench for the Connecticut Chiefs in their inaugural season in the Eastern Hockey League.
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