Resolution J996-2013

Congratulating the Troy/Albany Titans 2001 Youth Hockey Team upon the occasion of capturing the New England Hockey League National Division Championship

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  • Mar 25, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 25, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 22, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating the Troy/Albany Titans 2001 Youth
Hockey Team upon the occasion of capturing the New England Hockey League
National Division Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports  can  be  achieved
only  through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
  WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of  teamwork,  encouraging  a  standard  of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
  WHEREAS,  Following  a  big  6-1 win over the Wizards at Frear Park on
Saturday, March 9, 2013, the 2001 Troy/Albany  Titans  traveled  to  the
Cyclones  Arena in Hudson, New Hampshire to take on No. 2 Assabet Valley
and defeated them 7-5; and
  WHEREAS, That victory set up the final game on Sunday,  March  10  vs.
No.1  Pro Ambitions; again, the Titans went up 2-0 early in the game and
held on for the big 2-1 win; the  New  England  Hockey  League  National
Division  Championship  caps  a  great  season which saw the 2001 Titans
consistently ranked in the top three all year; and
  WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is  due  in  great
part  to  the efforts of Head Coach Brian Mason and Assistant Coach John
O'Bryan, skilled and inspirational mentors, respected for their  ability
to develop potential into excellence; and
  WHEREAS,  The  team's overall record of 23-6-2 is outstanding, and the
team members were loyally  and  enthusiastically  supported  by  family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
  WHEREAS,  The  hallmarks  of  the Troy/Albany Titans 2001 Youth Hockey
Team from the opening game of the season to the New England Hockey Leag-
ue National Division Championship were a brotherhood of athletic  abili-
ty,  of  good  sportsmanship, of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating
that these team players are second to none; and
  WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members  have  proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school and community; and
  WHEREAS,  Head Coach Brian Mason and Assistant Coach John O'Bryan have
done a superb job in guiding,  molding  and  inspiring  the  Troy/Albany
Titans 2001 Youth Hockey Team members toward their goals; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment; Head Coach Brian Mason and Assistant Coach John O'Bryan,
and the Troy/Albany Titans 2001 Youth Hockey Team's outstanding athletes
have  clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate the Troy/Albany Titans 2001 Youth Hockey Team, its members:
Carter  Hansen,  Natalie  Tulchinsky,  Tony  Cotugno, Egan Schmitt, Alex
Boggess, Sean Speck, Jack O'Bryan, Scott Matson, Jared  Hunter,  Tristan
Shelhamer,  Steven  Schmitt,  Patrick  Trippany,  Sebastian Geiger, Jake
Sternbach and Travis Rathwell; and Head Coach Brian Mason and  Assistant
Coach John O'Bryan, Scheduler Kathy O'Bryan, and Manager Steffani Cotug-
no on their New England Hockey League National Division Championship and
their outstanding season; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members and coaching staff of the Troy/Albany Titans 2001
Youth Hockey Team.

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