Merrimack College senior Rasmus Tirronen is our Micro Ice Training Centers of America Player of the Week after stopping 81 of 86 shots he faced this past weekend at the Mariucci Classic Tournament in Minnesota.
Tirronen made a career-high 40 saves in Merrimack’s 3-2 win over Minnesota on Friday night before besting that mark with 41 saves in a 3-1 loss to UMass Lowell on Saturday in the title game.
Click here to access the archive for Micro Ice Players of the Week during the 2014-15 season.
Micro Ice is located in North Andover at 65 Flagship Drive. Former Merrimack College forward David Breen is the program director.
About Micro Ice
Young Europeans spend less time on games and more time developing skills, both stick-handling and skating skills. They separate in to small groups of 6-12 players and practice specific skills until it becomes second nature. Repetition, repetition, repetition done in a fun, creative way is why Finland and Sweden are developing some of the most skilled players in the world. The goal of “Micro Ice” training sessions is to provide the same opportunity for kids in this area, while having fun.
Remember practice does not make perfect, only a “perfect practice makes perfect” and will provide the skill work you can only achieve at Micro Ice. Today there is frequent reference to the New Hockey Rules, which will promote a game where “Hockey Skills” are consistently demonstrated and rewarded. This is evident from youth to NHL Hockey games. Micro Ice promotes the “New Age Hockey” by providing the opportunity for both young and older players to develop the necessary skills to play successfully in “New Age Hockey” games.
Mike McMahon covers Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report as well as on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN