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Tennessee Amateur and Youth Hockey Team Spotlight: October 2008

by Press Release / Nashville Predators is looking to spotlight some of the worthy teams that make up the Tennessee amateur and youth hockey scene. If you know of an ice, inline or street hockey team that deserves to have its story told, please email us at and tell us about it. Be sure to check back here every month for the Tennessee Team Spotlight feature story.

October 2008: Team South 2008 Champs - Black TeamTeam South, hosted by the SAHA Affiliate of USA Hockey, is a regional development program that brings together youth ice hockey players (boys and girls) ages 9 to 11 from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee to develop hockey skills through competitive play.

At the end of the regular hockey season, Team South sets up try-outs in March and then divides kids from different areas of the south for competition into 4 teams based on ability. These 4 teams have one weekend practice and then meet for the Team South Tournament. This past May the Team South Tournament was held at the Point Mallard Ice Complex in Decatur, AL.

Noteworthy to highlight is that all the kids come together in a short amount of time to prepare for the tournament. With the help of their talented volunteer SAHA area coaches, the Team South Black Team truly came together and was titled Champions of the tournament. Even more impressive is that these young players learned a valuable lesson in sportsmanship. Team South players learn very quickly that their teammates may have been players that they played against throughout the regular season and that everyone must work together to achieve a common goal. Visit Southern Amateur Hockey Association for more information.

The Preds Tennessee Team Spotlight for October was submitted by Theresa Matthews whose son played on the Team South Black Team.

Team South - 2008 Black Team Roster
1Kaegan MeagherHuntsville, AL Forward
3Drew StocktonPelham, AL Forward
5Cullen KennedyNashville, TN Forward
8Trent StewartSpring Hill, TN Forward
12Liam McNaDecatur, AL Forward/Defense
13Jack YoungHuntsville, AL Forward
21Michael FeehanGermantown, TN Forward/Defense
22Miles EvansFranklin, TN Forward
27Tommy DiverNashville, TN Defense
28Hunter MatthewsNashville, TN Forward
87Travis BrainDecatur, AL Forward/Defense
99James MainlandHendersonville, TNGoaltender

Scott BrainDecatur, ALHead Coach
Mike FeehanGermantown, TNAsst. Coach
Hugh Diver Nashville, TNAsst. Coach

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