Play-offs Round 2
Friday, March 29 at 7:30 pm, Quake at Helena
Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 pm, Quake at Helena
Sean Hogan Named Assist for Nat'l U Team
Hogan Coached the Yellowstone Quake in 2008-2009
January 9, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Scott Balboni (State College, Pa.) and Mo Stroemel (State College, Pa.) have been named head coaches for the U.S. Men's and Women's National University Teams it was announced today by USA Hockey. The squads will participate in the 2013 Winter World University Games, set for Dec. 11-21, 2013, in Trentino, Italy.
Balboni, who guided the Penn State University men's ice hockey club team from 2006-11, will serve as head coach for the 2013 U.S. Men's National University Team. He was named the ACHA Men’s Division I National Coach of the Year in 2007 after his squad finished as national runner-up and compiled a .781 winning percentage. A two-time (2007-08, 2009-10) Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League Coach of the Year, Balboni has twice previously served as an assistant coach at both the 2009 Winter World University Games in Harbin, China, and the 2011 Winter World University Games in Erzurum, Turkey.
Dan Phelps (Livonia, Mich.) and Sean Hogan (Tucson, Ariz.) will serve as assistant coaches under Balboni. Phelps, in his fifth season as head coach of Adrian College Bulldogs men's ice hockey team, will return to the U.S. Men's National University Team for the second consecutive time after he served as an assistant coach for Team USA alongside Balboni in 2011. Hogan will be joining the U.S. Men's National University Team for the first time. He is entering his second season as head coach of the men's ice hockey team at the University of Arizona.
Save the Brain!
For the third year, the Yellowstone Quake medical personnel of Dr Adam Peters, Kelsey Kolstad & Amanda Kolstad, and the Billings Cinic, provided the players a baseline concussion screening.
What is baseline concussion screening?
Baseline concussion screening tests brain function before a head injury occurs. It measures areas such as: attention span, working memory, sustained and selective attention time, non-verbal problem solving, and reaction time.
If a head injury occurs, the same test is administered again. The results from the before-and-after tests are then compared. The comparison helps determine the extent of the injury as well as when the brain has healed.
Why is it important?
Concussions are serious injuries. Multiple concussions or re-injury before a concussion has fully healed can cause many long-term effects, especially in young adults. Pre- and post-injury brain function testing can help determine the extent and severity of brain injury and help doctors, coaches and parents determine when it’s safe for a player to return to play.
The Quake wants to thank Dr. Taylor for donating his time and resources making custom mouthguards for the Quake players.
Mouth guards protect against concussions by serving as a shock absorber, they protect against neck injuries, and they protect the teeth by distributing the force of a blow over all the teeth and diminishing contact between the lower jaw and the upper jaw.
The Yellowstone Quake are dedicated to assisting the Cody community and volunteer for many different local projects.
In addition to running youth goalie and scoring clinics, the team volunteers weekly with the local Head Start and Boys & Girls programs and are involved in a number of special projects over the season:
Quake-Dawg Nation Game
Park County Library's "Sleepy Time Stories" with Santa