Josh was blessed with great coaching and fantastic instruction from the time he entered learn to skate, moving into the house program and then to the travel program. He received the instruction needed for him to grow as a player as well as a person. The coaches in the program at the younger ages and continuing through his last year as a bantam were very influential in Josh’s success. The volunteers that served the club while we were there, the parents and players that we had the chance to experience the seasons with, all contributed to making our hockey experience a fantastic part of our lives.
A special thanks needs to go out to Scott Burfoot and Frank Casalena, Josh’s PeeWee and Bantam coaches. It was with their experience and coaching ability that things really started to come together for Josh. They both possess the ability to relate hockey situations and lessons to the player, and those also carry over into life lessons for the players that get the chance to experience playing for these great coaches. Make no mistake, having the chance for your player to experience a season with either of the coaches is a blessing for your players.
Josh McArdle is a product of the Rockford Hockey Club. Regardless of your players long-term goals, spending time in this organization will give a player the chance to learn lessons of sportsmanship, team building, discipline, and a sense of accomplishment. With hard work and a goal in mind, the Rockford Hockey Club has provided Josh with the tools to take his game to the next level. Thank all of you that have helped him achieve the goals he has set.
Rob & Dyan McArdle