Wednesday, November 26, 2008

First clinic for the 2000's 2009 Spring Team in the books

Just wanted to thank all the players for there efforts at the first clinic for the 2000's 2009 Mega Men team. Seemed to go off without a hitch. Special thanks to Mark Petley for his help with the jerseys and setup at the rink, as well as our on ice help and evaluators. Looking forward to December 14th.

Please keep in mind the the players will be pared down to approximately 15 forwards and 8-9 defensemen. Communication will go out to everyone following the December 14th clinic.

As always, any questions, please feel free to call or email me.

Bob Adamski

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The 2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men are not excepting any more skaters for the Clinics.


Due to the number of players already registered for the 2000 Mega Men clinics, we regretfully can not accept any more players. We have reached our maximum number of players to hold viable sessions. For those that may have been interested, I apologize, but there were a lot of new folks this year.

Thanks for your interest and continued support!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men Clinics

The clinic dates have been set for the 2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men AAA hockey team. All clinics will be held at the Airport Ice Arena, in Moon Township. The cost per player will be $75, this will cover ice fees, a minimum of 3 hours, up to 4 ½ hours, for those that are asked back for the final session and a Easton practice jersey, that the players will get to keep. Clinics are by invitation only, so if you haven’t been invited and are interested, please contact me ahead of time at 412-418-0563 or

The objective of the clinics is to give the areas top 2000 birth year hockey players the opportunity to continue the advancement of their individual skill sets, but more importantly, build their team centered skill sets. The clinics will also provide the opportunity for your player to be selected to the spring tournament team that will enter into three or four highly visible AAA tournaments.

There will be a representative from the Mega Men organization at the first clinic to discuss the clinic objectives, the Spring tournament team and answer any of your questions.

Please submit your payment by 11/12/2008. Please make check payable to “Pittsburgh Mega Men Hockey”. My address is Robert Adamski, 3061 Marie Dr., Gibsonia, PA 15044. You must be paid in full by the above date to ensure your player is able to practice.

Clinic dates are listed below. Each of these clinics is mandatory, if you wish for your player to participate on the Spring tournament team.

Sunday Nov. 23rd 3:30pm – 4:50pm
Sunday Dec. 14th 3:30pm – 4:50pm
Sunday Jan. 11th 3:30pm – 4:50pm Final Clinic

Please have your player dressed and ready to hit the ice 20 minutes before each clinic start time. We will use this time to mentally prepare the players for the clinic with the objective of maximizing our ice time.

Please confirm your planned attendance, through email and direct any questions or concerns to me at

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

All Good Things Come to an End

Well, the final tournament has come and gone for the 2008 Spring season.

The 2000 team showed a lot of resilience, after dropping the first two games of the tournament, the boys battled back to win the next two and advance to the consolation round. The field consisted of 20 mostly Canadian teams. The consolation round consisted of the second group of eight teams. As Sunday approached, the team seemed to have regained some of the confidence they had lost over the last month. Facing elimination with each game, the boys jumped on the Toronto Bad Boyz (ONT) early and were able to advance with a 6-5 win. Next up was another hard fought battle with the Niagara Vipers (ONT), again the boys got out of the gate fast, only to watch Niagara tie the score 4-4 late in the third period. A late goal, along with an empty netter, sealed a 6-4 win. It was on to the consolation finals! After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead against the Cougar Selects (IL), the Mega Men were unable to sustain their momentum and the Selects stormed back to defeat the Mega Men 5-2. The season had come to an end. The boys had a great second half of the tournament and should feel proud of their accomplishments.

The overall experience for the boys was invaluable. They got to experience hockey at a new, more faster paced level, than they had ever seen before. There were some tough stretches along the way, but they grew as players and children. The boys finished the season with a 14-8-1 record. Not bad for their first experience against top competition.

I just wanted to say thank you to all the parents for your commitment to the team and a special thanks to Gary Gorscak, Bill Crousey, our coaches, for providing our boys the fundamental hockey skills to be successful. Without you folks believing in what we were trying to do, I would have never got this off the ground. Also, a special thanks to the Borghini's and others, for their hard work with fundraising and other team events. This would have never been possible without your hard work.

I'd also like to thank all the folks who contributed financially to the Mega Men. Your generosity helped enable our boys to have experiences they would never have had the chance to realize!

Finally, we move forward with even more hope for the future. As the team continues to grow, we look forward to helping the boys improve in all areas of their game. I fully intend to continue the Mega Men team for next Spring. Tryout information for the 2009 Spring team will be communicated sometime in October\November. Hope to see you all there!


Bob Adamski

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A learning Experience!

Although the first trip to Toronto for the OTTF Spring Classic did not yield any wins, the 2000 boys proved that they can compete with anyone. In the four preliminary games, the boys compiled a 0-3-1 record. But the positive was that the goal differential was only 5 total goals, including a one goal loss to the eventual tournament champions the YS Sharks. The talent level is there, now we must learn to play as a team and move the puck better. That was the noticeable difference for our boys.

Next up our final tournament for the Spring. The boys will be heading back up to Toronto for the Ronald McDonald Tournament, June 6-8, where they will again face top 2000 competition.

Please wish the boys luck!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Well, the bubble burst this weekend in Detroit...

The 2000 Mega Men headed to Detroit with an un blemished 8-0 record. After two lopsided victories, against TPH and Belle Tire at the Showdown in Motown, the boys suffered there first loss of the season, Saturday evening, to the reigning Mite 2000 Silver Sticks champions, the 2K Rebels. The Mega Men fell behind early, 3-0, but battled back to tie the score at 4 early in the second. The 2K Rebels proved to be too much for the boys as they were handed there first loss 8-5.

The next morning, the only thing standing in the way of a rematch with the Rebels was team TPH, a team the Mega Men defeated 9-2 earlier in the tournament. TPH proved to be too much to handle this time around, as the boys were unable to solve their netminder, even though they fired 38 shots. The boys were handed a disapointing 5-4 loss, leaving them in third place for the tournament.

This was truly a great time and definitely a learning experience for all involved. We look forward to building on the successes thus far and improving our games for the future.

Next up, a trip to Toronto, May 8th - 11th, for the OTTF Spring Classic. The boys will again be tested, as some top 2000 programs will be in attendance. Hopefully we can correct some of our deficiencies and continue to grow as a team.

Please wish the boys luck when you see them!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Two More Wins for the 2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men!

Day trip to Amherst is a huge success!

After an uncharacteristic sluggish start in the first game against the Western NY Selects, where the boys found themselves down 3-0, they got a late second period goal, which energized the team and opened the flood gates. Trailing 3-1 heading into the third period, the boys reeled off 6 unanswered goals to pull away and win the first game 7-3.

In the second game, the two teams battled pretty evenly until the third period, where the Mega Men's relentless pressure wore down the Western NY team, as the boys outscored the Selects 6-2 and went on to win 9-4.

This was the final game action before the boys head to Detroit for some serious competition. All four Pittsburgh Mega Men teams ('97, '98, '99 & '00) will be in action, in the Showdown in Motown (Belle Tire) Tournament. Please wish all the teams good luck as they head off to Detroit April 24th - April 27th.

Go Mega Men!

Monday, March 31, 2008


Congratulations to the 2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men for taking home the championship in the Rock 'N Roll Cup in Cleveland.

The boys were untested in the first 2 games of the tournament, winning by a combined score of 26-0, playing against two house teams from Ontario and New York.

In the third game, the competition and the intensity picked up. Battling the top 2000's from Cleveland, the boys earned a hard fought 8-3 victory to head into the championship undefeated. Heading into the third period, the score was 4-3, the Mega Men turned it up a notch and were able to put the game away in the third.

That set the stage for a rematch with the 2000 Cleveland team in the championship. Clinging to a 2-1 lead entering the third period, the boys again were able to pick up the intensity to add 2 third period goals to seal the victory. Both games were extremely hard fought battles, that brought out the best in both teams. Thanks to a total team effort on both offense and defense, the Mega Men were able to capture the hardware.

Next up, a trip to New York for a rematch with the Western NY Selects on April 13th. Wish the boys luck!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

First Real Game Action.....

The boys had their first real game action this Saturday, against a team from the Western NY area, called the Western NY Selects. They played a doubleheader at the Airport Ice Arena and fared quite well. They won the first game 6 - 4, goal scorers were Riley Cooley (2), Justin Adamski, Rickey Boysen, Mitchel Fuchs and the go ahead goal was scored by Michael Hertzberg. Christian Gorscak also pitch in with 3 assists to lead the offensive charge. Neko Borghini backstopped the boys to victory.

In the second game the boys jumped out to a 5 - 0 lead and went on to win the game 7 - 2. The goal scorers were Christian Gorscak (3), Nicholas Solema (2), Rickey Boysen and Brady Hanna. Nico Pidro backstopped the boys to victory.

Next up, a trip to Cleveland, for the Rock 'N Roll tournament, where the boys will battle the Picard Sabres (Canada), Team Cleveland 2000 and the North Olmstead Eagles (Cleveland area). Good luck boys!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Thank You All...

Thanks to everyone for all their hard work for our fundraiser at the Towne Tavern! It was a huge success, fun was had by all and we raised ~$6,000 between both teams! Special thanks to all who donated there money or time to help the boys. Great job!

Now the real fun begins. The boys will begin practice in early March in preparation for there Spring tournaments in Cleveland, Detroit and Toronto (2).

The 2000 team will be hosting the Western NY Selects in a doubleheader on March 22nd, at 12:00pm and 3:00pm, at the Airport Ice Arena. Come out and support the boys!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Looking for Something to do this Saturday?

The Pittsburgh Mega Men are holding a fundraiser to benefit the 1999 and 2000 birth year teams, this Saturday at the Town Tavern in Southside. Festivities begin at 4:00pm and will continue on until 8:oopm. The cost to attend is $30, of which $15 goes directly to the teams.

Here are some of the details:

* Unlimited beverages from 4:00pm - 8:00pm (This includes Domestic Bottles, Drafts, Well Drinks and Wine)

* Food from 5:30pm - 6:30pm (Pizza, Wings and Mini Burgers)

* A 50/50 raffle.

* 20+ auction items, highlighted by:
- Autographed Sidney Crosby Jersey
- Mario Lemieux Rookie Card
- Penguin Basket (Highlighted by a Sergei Gonchar signed puck)
- Multiple sets of Penguin tickets
- Pittsburgh Pirate basket
- Golf baskets
- High end tool set
- 3 Free sessions at Puckmasters
- $300 gift certificate to Adams Flooring
- $100 Lamont Gift Certificate

Everyone is welcome to attend this event. Your donations go directly to help further the development of these outstanding young athletes!

Please come out and show your support for these little guys!