Greg Prazych

Coaching Experience 

Playing Experience 

  • Saratoga Youth Hockey
  • 1 year High School Varsity
  • 2 years Hudson Valley Community College
  • 1 year U Albany Club(D3)
  • Huntsville Havoc Camp (SPHL)
  • Danville Dashers (FHL) Released a day before first game.

 

Philosophy 

Ever since my father took me across the street to a patch of ice, where I took my first sketchy strides, all I wanted to do was be on the ice. Anytime I pull up to a rink, walk up to the doors and step foot inside the lobby, memories of the past, both good and bad, remind me of why I love this game and dedicate so much to it. I grew up in Saratoga Springs, New York and played in the Saratoga youth hockey association until my senior year of High School, when I played for the Varsity team. When I attended Hudson Valley and played under Matt Alvey for two years, is when I finally started to understand the game and stopped seeing it as "I'm just not fast enough". My hockey philosophies are bread from the experiences that I had through youth hockey all the way up until this past season of coaching. When it comes down to it, I believe simple hockey wins hockey games, no matter what level. 

 

  • Hockey is a team effort, through and through. Always pick up your teammates no matter the situation.
  • Communication - Talk loud, talk positive. 
  • Position- if you're in position the puck will come to you.
  • Spread out - it's a big surface, tough to make successful play's on top of each other.
  • 5 ft Rule - at either blue line, get the puck out or get the puck deep/on net.
  • Shoot the puck - Any chance you get put the puck on the net. It's a cliche but it's true, "put the puck to the net and good things can happen.
  • But when it all boils down to it, just have fun. Never hang your head leaving the rink. Put it behind you and keep pushing forward