BREAKING NEWS: Totino-Grace Boys Hockey Program Opts Up to Class AA
The Totino-Grace High School boys hockey program will opt up to compete in Class AA starting in the 2019-2020 school year. Totino-Grace players and coaches are familiar with the landscape of AA hockey as our boys teams have been competing in a conference with Class AA teams for several years. The Eagles look forward to facing AA teams in tournament play at the section and state level. Totino-Grace Athletic Director Mike Smith shares, "Our boys hockey program has been built on a solid foundation; participation levels are strong, and our team has been competitive. Now is the right time to make the move to Class AA. We are excited by the possibility of attracting more interest in the Eagle hockey program as a result of the change."
The Eagles are Conference Champs!
The Eagles defeated Irondale on February 2, clinching the 2019 Northwest Suburban Conference West championship title. Section 4A play for the team begins on February 20/21. Click HERE for bracket updates.
Totino-Grace boys hockey fields a Varsity and Junior Varsity team, which compete in the Northwest Suburban Conference. The teams in the conference include, Elk River, Blaine, Centennial, Andover, Champlin Park, Anoka, Oseeo, Armstrong/Cooper, Irondale, Spring Lake Park and Coon Rapids. Both teams play a 25 game schedule, plus additional scrimmages. Tryouts are in mid-November, are free of cost, and open to any hockey player at TG. Typically, 45-60 players participate in the tryout. Players are chosen for our teams on the basis of hockey ability and attitude and must also be academically eligible. We stress the importance of academics for our hockey players and are very proud of the fact that we have won the Section Academic Award for the highest team G.P.A. seven times with a team average of over 3.4 each year.
Our tradition of excellence on the ice has been built through Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament appearances in 1993, 1995, 2002 (State Champions), 2005, and 2014.
To further athlete and program development, each summer our Totino-Grace boys hockey STP program runs from the beginning of June through the end of July. Our focus on skill development as well as team concepts helps our athletes learn about and work on their game, while getting to know the coaching staff.
Totino-Grace Welcomes New Boys Hockey Coaches for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
Totino-Grace is pleased to announce new program leadership for the boys hockey 2018-2019 season. Adam Sharratt has been named Head Coach and Tim Parkos will serve as Associate Head Varsity Coach. Adam and Tim both served as assistants in the program during the 2017-2018 season.
Coach Sharratt coached at the bantam level in Anoka and Elk River from 2004 to 2016 with eight state tournament appearances. He shares, “I have a passion for the game of hockey and being a part of something bigger than myself. Totino-Grace is truly a community; people don’t just say it, they live it. I’m driven to develop the hockey talent that will benefit the program.” Along with his coaching staff, Coach Sharratt looks forward to partnering with administration and parents to help young men successfully navigate their high school journey. He looks forward to mentoring and challenging the student athletes in the Eagle hockey program.
Assistant Coach Tim Parkos has been coaching for nearly 20 years in Apple Valley, Lakeville, Minnetonka, Rosemount and as a skills coach for youth athletes. Coach Parkos remarks, “As a coach we never stop learning, every season is an opportunity to motivate our players and also learn from them. Kids want to know you care about them more than what drill you run. Once they know you care, the sky’s the limit.”
Adam Sharratt - head coach
Tim Parkos - Associate head coach
Erik Williams - Goalie Coach
Steve Gunz - Assistant Coach