Hi Kelly and Alex,

The dust has settled from Rush and I know you are on to planning the next tournament….but I wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had again at Rush this year. Last year it with my older daughter in Rising Stars and because it was sooo great…my middle girl went into the Atomic on Green Lanterns this year. Great learning experience and great time. Much appreciated for all you do for Mave (and all the girls).


Sean O’Hagan (and Mave O’Hagan) from North Bay

Hello Kelly,

Thanks for a great tourney experience at Showcase in Brampton!

Very well organized, cool jerseys ….  but we especially enjoyed the Can/Amer mix on the teams!

Great opportunity to make some new friendships !

My D (1999) will be in Beantown, however on an all Canadian team … but already has plans to meet up with her UNH Chicago girls !!

Thanks again

Shirley Mastantuono

Dear Mr. Katorji,

Thank you for selecting me to attend the Rush Showcase this year.  I had a great experience and was flattered to be selected for the All-star game.

I hope you will have the opportunity to see me play again at Beantown. I’ll be playing with Exton Elite 16u there and during the regular season.

I’m so grateful to have had this experience, and I hope I’ll get to do it again.


Jordan Hower 

Hi Kelly,

Chris and I wanted to send to you a message to let you know what a great experience and time Brooke had at your Rush tournament this year.

The tournament was a much larger event than what we had anticipated and was very well organized.

She was also fortunate enough to make some initial contacts with some great schools!

Thank you for calling us and encouraging Brooke to participate.


Cindy DiCicco 


Wanted to reach out and congratulate you on another well run Rush Hockey event. Becc has always enjoyed herself at your events. She saw one of her teammates for next year Brooke Bonsteel coaching a younger team. Becc wanted me to let you know that she would be more than happy to help out and coach next year for you if you needed some older girls. I know it’s early just wanted to pass that along before I forgot. That happens to old dudes like myself.

Hope you have an excellent summer.

All the best.

Chris Vanstone

Kelly / Alex

Wanted to pass on our thanks for allowing Kensie Semenchuk into Rush this year, and our congratulations for an extremely well organized, well run tournament!! Having helped run tournaments in our town (albeit on a far smaller scale), I can’t even fathom how much work this was to put on

People I chatted with (including myself) thought the talent was noticeably superior to last years event. Which was great as Kensie got to play with and against some really talented hockey players.

She greatly enjoyed the whole experience this year at Rush (meeting new coaches and players from all over, talking to scouts, the seminars, hanging our with new team mates, learning different philosophies)

Thank you so much for making this such a tremendous weekend


John Semenchuk

Kelly, Now that the dust has settled I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for another wonderful experience with Rush hockey. I was not able to attend this year but my daughter and wife were so impressed and had a great time. I have heard nothing but positive comments since the Soo crew has returned and wanted to thank you and your staff for putting on a top notch event that girls all over North America look forward to all year. Hope you enjoy the “off season” , if there is such a thing, and I look forward to talking hockey with you again soon. Once again, thank you for all that you do for girls hockey.

Steve Caruso


I wanted to send you an email expressing thanks for the opportunity for Kelly to play in Rush this year.  She loved it!  I also wanted to express to you that the talks that were given were appreciated.  I received some valuable information.

Karen Cingel

Dear Kelly,

I would like to thank you again for allowing Maureen to participate in the Rush Showcase in Brampton.

It was a great experience. You run a great operation. She loved attending the seminars, getting a free massage, and time with

the trainer when she was feeling banged up. The games were fantastic, too. The college coaches could not have been nicer and more helpful.

Thanks again,

Dan McNerney

Good afternoon,

I just wanted to send you a big THANK YOU for adding Abbie to your event. I know that you were skeptical at first but I just wanted you to know it was such a wonderful experience.

It pushed her out of her comfort zone with meeting new people and gave her some excellent experience facing some seriously talented shots.

She was sad to leave and is still talking about everything that went on there.

She was very happy to take part in the seminars and learned a lot from them – even asked to go early to one so that she could get a good seat.

I have never seen an event so large run so smoothly. You do an amazing job.

Thank you again for the opportunity.

Lori Bost

Hello Kelly & Alex

I would like to personally thank you for giving my daughter Teresa the opportunity to participate in the Rising Stars tournament this past weekend in Brampton. She had such a great time meeting all those girls from all over Canada and the USA and having the chance to play on a team with them. It was great hockey to watch. My husband and I were very impressed with the skill level we saw. We hope Teresa will have the chance to participate again in the coming years. Again thank you for the wonderful experience.

Krystyna Spedaliere

Mr. Katorji,

I just wanted to thank you for the great hockey weekend. My daughter, Ciara Coleman, was with team Stormtrooper in the Rising Stars. While the results didn’t go the wanted, she had a great weekend on and off the ice. She played well against the competition and enjoyed having to square up with the best of the best. Thank you and we hope to play in this event again next year.

R. Scott Coleman


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