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About Us

 

The Maine Gladiators are proud to contribute to the development of our youth through the game of hockey. We are committed to providing opportunities to learn basic skating skills and participate successfully in a team sport.

Our organization can proudly say we have been in the business of hockey since the 1960s. Originally started by parents who brought their love of the game to their kids, we continue this tradition of non-profit volunteer based programming.

 


Maine Gladiators Hockey Programs

Maine Gladiators offers:

  • Tier 2, 3, and 4 programs
  • Dunkin' Munchkins Learn to Play, Mini Mites, Mites
  • Midgets and Girl Teams

Top Notch Facility

Auburn's Norway Savings Bank Arena is the ONLY arena in Maine with dual rinks.  As the premier tenant, the Gladiators enjoy convenient, consistent ice times.  

Players enjoy the large, modern locker rooms and parents enjoy the heated mezzanine area with direct sight lines to the ice.  

Free wifi, a bar & grill, and clean facilities means going to hockey practice has never been so enjoyable.

National Recognition

USA Hockey has recognized the Maine Gladiators for utilizing the latest Age Development Model in growing our players.  

Featured in an article at the start of the 2015-2016 season, our league is commended for building a love for the game by using age-appropriate standards developed and endorsed by USA hockey.  

Exceptional Value

When looking to join a league, we encourage parents to price compare. Assessments can vary - sometimes by thousands of dollars - the Maine Gladiators are cost-conscious without mandating fundraising.    

Thanks to our non-profit status and generous support from our sponsors, we are able to keep costs down, maximize ice time, and gift each player a practice jersey and socks each season.  Game jerseys are provided without cost as long as they are returned in acceptable condition.  

Tier 2 & 3 teams practice 2 - 3 hours per week.  Tier 4 teams practice 1-2 hours per week.  Our volunteer coaches attend training classes and our paid consultants are regularly available throughout the season to oversee player development. 

In all these ways, the Gladiators respect your hard earned hockey dollars and provide exceptional value.

Competitive Play

The Maine Gladiators are proud of how well our teams compete at a local and regional level.  The past few years, most of our teams have qualified for state tournaments and many teams have won titles at invitationals throughout New England.

Multiple Gladiator players have been named to festival teams (New England All-Star teams).  

During the 2015-2016 season, three Gladiator teams represented the state of Maine at the TD Garden Mini 1-on-1 and were featured on NESN during a Bruins Game.

Most local high school players got their start in our organization; Gladiator alumni currently play for Edward Little, St. Dom's, Lewiston High, and prep schools.

Training Camps

Maine Gladiators offer summer training camps to all registered Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Girls U12 / U14 players as well as select Mites.  

The camps feature instruction by paid consultants as well as high school talent.  Typically scheduled in August, training camp is included in each player's assessment.

Players attend full day camp over four days except Mites who attend half days. Watch our website for training camp dates.

Tournament Play

The Gladiators proudly host these popular tournaments:

Each  Squirt, Peewee, and Bantam team participates in one home and one away tournament each season.

Teamwork and Citizenship

Our goal is to help grow great players AND great people. The Gladiators GIVE program invites all players to participate in a service project each season in order to help build teamwork and citizenship skills.

Watch a video highlighting our 2016 GIVE project.  

Players are also invited to the Lewiston-Auburn Holiday Parade and tree lighting ceremony.  Walking in the parade and representing one of Maine's largest youth hockey organizations makes for a memorable night.

Dunkin' Sportsperson of the Month

The Gladiators have a nomination process to select and reward a player as Dunkin' Sports Person of the Month.  These players exude outstanding qualities on and off the ice.

View the most recent players of the month.

Each Dunkin' Sports Person of the Month is recognized with a poster at a local Dunkin' Donuts and on Gladiators TV.

FREE Learn to Skate

Thanks to a generous sponsorship grant from Dunkin' Donuts, we are able to provide children free introductory hockey instruction (ages 4 and up).  

We also have free equipment to loan - just pay us a small deposit that is fully refundable when equipment is returned in good condition.  

Learn more about our Free Dunkin' Munchkin Learn to Skate Program.


Consultants

Tanya Quigley - Skating

Tanya assists players in developing their skating ability.

"At age of 18 I became a professional chorus line skater with the Ice Capades and toured for 3 years. I then became a figure and hockey skating coach. I have been working with hockey players within new England for over 20 years. I have been teaching players that range in age of 3 to college the technical side if skating.  I work with many youth hockey organizations and high school  and junior players from Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island"

Jamie Dumont - Skills Development

Jamie Dumont rejoined the Bowdoin College staff as an assistant hockey coach in the summer of 2011 after coaching stops in Europe, the Canadian Hockey League and Bowling Green State University.

A 1997 graduate of Oswego State University Dumont was a key member of the Great Lakers helping them gain SUNYAC playoff berth all four years while at Oswego. After graduation Dumont started his coaching career at Oswego helping the Lakers gain a regular season title and an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Well-respected among coaching circles for his dedication to his craft, Jamie has worked with numerous professional coaches in player development and has a great grasp of the talent pool both nationally and internationally

A native of Lewiston, Maine Dumont earned a B.A. in Public Relations and a Minor in Coaching from Oswego State. 

Ray Jean - Goalie Development

Ray Jean learned at a very young age that if you want to be competitive as a goalie you need to be a student of the game. This is a philosophy that all of his instructors share and something we strive to pass on to our students. Ray played NCAA division one hockey for the University of Maine and Bentley University before playing throughout  the CHL, ECHL, and AHL during his career.  He is current owner of Own the Crease, a goalie development program and was recently appointed as one of three USA Hockey Goaltending Development Coordinators.

What Parents Say

 

"Dedicated coaches, parents and some of the nicest boys & girls."

 

"Great coaches; great program; and, great parents! Everything we were looking for in travel hockey!"

 

"Long Standing Tradition in this program!"

 

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