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JV Training Camp - Register Now!

By Solar4America Ice Hockey Department 08/18/2017, 2:45pm PDT

Shake off that summer rust before the season starts.

Want to get the legs back in shape? Need to shake the rust off the skates? Want to get ready for the upcoming season? Then we’ve got just what you need. Solar4America Ice at San Jose is hosting the 2017 Junior Varsity Training Camp. This four week long program will consist of two ice sessions and two off-ice sessions per week.

The on-ice emphasis will be on individual skills (shooting, passing, skating, puck handling) and situational play (1v1, 2v1, 3v2.) Majority of drills will use larger zones of the ice so that players can get accustomed to game-like situations. Small area games and occasional station drills will be used to promote quick decision making and accelerated skill progression.

In addition to the on-ice sessions, the Junior Varsity Training Camp will include an off-ice element to further the players’ development. The dryland sessions, each one hour in length, will take place in the Solar4America Ice Fitness Center and/or the SJSU track across the street. Instruction will be supervised by Jay Thomas, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Jr. Sharks. Jay has a bachelors’ degree in Kinesiology from SJSU and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He will run a wide range of agility drills, power training, and conditioning exercises that will improve the players’ quickness, core strength, and stamina. Attending the dryland sessions will also help decrease the likelihood of injuries during the season.

Cost for the complete camp is $245 dollars. You can sign up at, under the “Spring/Summer” Tab. Registration is taken on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of drop-in spaces will be allowed per session, space permitting. Drop-in fee is $33 dollars which includes ice and dryland.

For questions regarding the dryland training, please contact Jay Thomas at For all other inquiries, please contact Amanda Long, at

You can download the full schedule and register using the links below:

2016-17 Junior Varsity Championships

By Solar4America Ice Hockey Department 03/16/2017, 3:30pm PDT

JVA - Norcal Storm, JVB - Los Gatos Wildcats, JVC - Jr Sharks Girls

The Sharks High School Hockey League held their 2016-17 Junior Varsity Championships this past weekend with three very exciting championship games.

Junior Varsity A Champions - Norcal Storm

The Norcal Storm won in decisive fashion over the St. Francis Lancers with a 7 to 1 victory. The Storm went up early in the first with the Lancers answering back shortly after. The Storm would ultimately keep the Lancers at 1 goal, scoring 6 unanswered goals to win the game.

Junior Varsity B Champions - Los Gatos Wildcats

The Los Gatos Wildcats earned their 5 to 3 victory in a hard fought battle with the East Bay Spartans. The Wildcats opened up scoring early in the second, with back and forth goals between both teams in the third. The Wildcats secured their win with an empty net goal in the last minute of the game.

Junior Varsity C Champions - Jr Sharks Girls

The Jr Sharks Girls ended an exciting back and forth game in double overtime against the Oakland Tech Bulldogs. The Jr Sharks took the lead in the first period and held it until Oakland tied it up late in the third. The game finally came to end with a short handed goal by the Jr Sharks in the second overtime.