Emmit has been playing hockey for 7 years. He currently plays for the Syracuse Nationals AAA Pee Wee minor team. Emmit also enjoys playing Lacrosse and Golf.
Favorite Team : Montreal Canadiens
Favorite Player : Pavel Datsyuk
Emmit's favorite memory from this past year is scoring the overtime winner against the Connecticut Jr. Rangers Brick team.
Hunter represents the Albany Capitals Team as their youngest player, but this is something he is accustomed to as he has moved up the ranks in his young hockey career. Since he was the age of two, you would always find him with a stick in his hand, ready for a pick-up game in the living room versus his Dad and his Amy (stepmom) always there to record and commentate along like it was a televised game per his request. That play soon moved to endless hours on his backyard ice rink and street hockey rink, which eventually brought him on the ice of the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid playing “real” hockey for the first time at the age of four. That is when he began to dream big about playing in the Olympics one day for TEAM USA!
Nickname: Crazy Legs
Favorite Team: New York Rangers
Favorite Player: Brad Chartrand
Best moment from this past hockey season: When his team won in overtime in the CanAm Championship in Lake Placid, New York.
Santino is a speedy defender that plays for the 07 Syracuse Nationals AAA team. His offensive ability as a defenceman makes him a deadly threat on the blue line.
Favorite Team : Pittsburg Penguins
Favorite Player : Sidney Crosby
Santino's favorite memory from this past year: "hitting Emmit with my best pass acrosss the ice so he could score!"
Liam currently plays for the 07 CP DYNAMO AAA hockey team. When not on the ice, Liam is a force on the tennis court.
Favorite Team: Winnipeg Jets
Favorite Player: My Dad
Best moment from this past hockey season: Winning 3 tournaments. I was really happy to get a hat trick in the Gold Medal game in the Oswego Powerplay tournament. It snowed 24 inches and I'm glad we made it home.
Gavin Parks' passion for the game of hockey began at the young age of two, when he could first hold a knee hockey stick and put on skates and skate on his backyard rink in Syracuse, NY. He started his hockey career at 3 years old skating in the Initiation Program (IP) for Midstate Youth Hockey Association (MYHA) in 2010. The following year, Gavin played forward for the '07 Mite with MYHA and continued with the team until the 2013/2014 season. He then played a year with the '06 Mite (AAU) team as a forward in 2014/2015. Gavin played his last year of Mites for the Syracuse Nationals '07 Mite Major (AAU) team in 2015. As a Squirt Minor and Major, Gavin continued to play for the Syracuse Nationals (AAA) team as a center as well as for the Syracuse Cadets summer team. His future plans include playing as a Pewee Minor with the '07 Syracuse Nationals and continuing with the Syracuse Cadets summer team. Most recently, Gavin was asked to play on the Albany Capitals team in representing the United States in the 2018 EuroChem Cup youth hockey tournament in Novomoskovsk, Russia. When off the ice, Gavin enjoys playing lacrosse, golf, baseball, Xbox and spending time with his puppy and two cats.
Nathaniel Poole started playing hockey at 4 years of age in Ithaca, New York. For the last three years he has played for the Syracuse Nationals AAA Hockey Association out of Cicero, New York. Nathaniel also plays baseball and golf. In 2017 Nathaniel, as a 10 year old, won the Central New York PGA Player of the Year for the 9 to 11-year-old group. Also in 2017 Nathaniel shot his best 9 hole round of 39 (par 36). As a 10-year-old Nathaniel made the 12 U baseball travel team where he became the starting pitcher for his team. Nathaniel also enjoys reading, playing with his friends, and hanging out with his younger brother Brennan.
Favorite Team: LA Kings
Favorite Player: Dustin Brown
Best moment from this past hockey season: Playing a game at the Key Bank Center where the Buffallo Sabres play their home games.
Karter Kenniston is a defenseman from Tupper Lake, NY (30 miles from Lake Placid where the "Miracle on Ice" was played). Kenniston played his first 5 years of hockey for the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks before joining the Syracuse Nationals AAA for the 2017-2018 season. Kenniston has also played with the Syracuse Cadets for the past 2 summers.
Favorite Team : Montreal Canadiens
Favorite Player : Brendan Gallagher
Kenniston's most memorable moment of this past season is when he scored an empty net goal from behind his own goal line.
Logan has been playing hockey since he was 4. Logan has been playing AAA travel hockey for over three years. Logan previously played for the AAA Syracuse Nationals and currently plays for the AAA Rochester Monarchs. Logan is a versatile player and enjoys playing both offense and defense. Logan loves watching hockey on TV or in person and spending time with his teammates, friends and family.
Favorite Player: Derek Stepan
Favorite Team: NY Rangers
Memorable Moments from Last Season: Playing teams from Alaska and the Czech Republic.
Ben currently plays for the 07 AAA CP DYNAMO. When not on the ice, Ben throws heat from the baseball mound.
Favorite Player: Connor McDavid
Favorite Team: Boston Bruins
Memorable Moments from Last Season:Scoring the overtime winning goal at the CanAm Championship in Lake Placid, New York.
Jonah Vormwald is a right winger with the 07 Syracuse Nationals AAA team. Jonah started his hockey career at the age of 4 playing for the Camillus Youth Hockey program in Camillus, NY. He has played with the Syracuse Nationals for the last 5 years. Jonah has also played with the Syracuse Cadets and Dream Big Hockey out of Massachusetts with former NHL player and Syracuse Nationals alum, Freddy Meyer. Jonah is a 5th grader at Onondaga Road Elementary School in the West Genesee School District. When Jonah is not playing hockey, he is playing lacrosse or soccer. Jonah is excited to be part of the Albany Capitals and his journey to Russia with his teammates.
Noah is 10 years old, he attends Roxboro Rd Middle school, and participates in the school band, soccer, and basketball. Noah learned to skate at the age of 4, and the following year he joined the team. Noah lives in Liverpool with his parents and sister. He likes Hockey a lot, and wants to be an NHL Hockey player when he grows up. He is working hard to meet the goal.
Andrew Coston is 10 years old and has played hockey for 7 years. He has been a goalie for 5 years and still plays goalie today. He lives in Beaver Dams NY and Plays hockey out of Syracuse NY.
Favorite Player: Carey Price
Favorite Team: Montreal Canadiens
Memorable Moments from Last Season: Beating the Jr. Penquins in the Pittsburg Penquins practice arena, after a tough weekend!
Matthew Bradley is a goalie playing for the 07 Syracuse Nationals, a Tier 1 AAA team that competes in the United States and Canada. Matthew began playing hockey with IP at age 3. He is always one of the first players on the ice and more often than not, the last one off. He begins his 4th season with the "Nats" this year and has also competed in AAA tournaments for spring/summer hockey with U.S. Aces Hockey, Syracuse Cadets, and now the Albany Capitals. Matthew is excited and looks forward to representing the United States, as he travels to Russia with the Albany Capitals!
Favorite Player: Jonathan Quick
Favorite Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Memorable Moments from Last Season: 42 Saves out of 43 shots on goal for a win against the NJ Rockets.