Forward Quinn Kennedy, Team Maryland 2003, was given the opportunity to skate with the Maryland Black Bears this past Tuesday. This opportunity represents the strong relationship the two affiliates have and its necessity for Team Maryland players to grow and progress.
Kennedy has been with Team Maryland for five seasons starting as a Peewee Minor. He has had a strong season with Team Maryland this year scoring 4 goals and 8 assists in 13 games. The experience Kennedy will gain from this chance to skate with the Black Bears is invaluable to his development as a hockey player.
“It is instrumental for young hockey players to compete against stronger competition,” said Maryland Black Bears Coach Clint Mylymok. “The relationship we have with Team Maryland allows their top players to experience NAHL hockey and gain first-hand knowledge of what it takes to succeed at this level. This is a mutually beneficial relationship between the two programs.”
Team Maryland youth players will continue to see the benefits of their direct affiliation with the Maryland Black Bears as Coach Mylymok regularly attends youth practices to scout and develop the Team Maryland pipeline. Extraordinary performing youth players will continue to get the opportunity to practice or play with the Black Bears.