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495 Stars 2018-2019 Season



MIDGET TROUTS @ Nashoba Valley Olympia (NVO)

Due to USA Hockey’s ruling that National Bound Teams are not allowed to tryout or sign with a team

until 48 hours after this year’s National Bound Tournaments have been completed. With those tournaments ending at 6:00 pm on April 9th our National Bound Tryouts & selections can happen on April 11th, 2018.

These tryouts are for a Tier 2 team.

2003's 15U Tier I: 

3/1/18 9:00 PM NVO

3/3/18 7:30 PM NVO

2003's & 2002's 16U (ALL):

3/8/18 9:00 PM NVO

3/10/18 7:30 PM NVO

2001's & 2002's 18U:

3/15/18 9:00 PM NVO

3/17/18 7:30 PM NVO

16U & 18U Tier 1 National Bound Teams Tryouts - date TBD

TRYOUTS @ Nashoba Valley Olympia (NVO)

2004's Bantam Major

3/24/18 2:30 PM NVO

3/31/18 2:30 PM NVO

2005's Bantam Minor

3/24/18 1:15 PM NVO

3/31/18 1:15 PM NVO

2006's Pee Wee Major

3/24/18 12:00 PM NVO

3/31/18 12:00 PM NVO

2007's Pee Wee Minor

3/24/18 3:45 PM NVO

3/31/18 3:45 PM NVO

            18U T1             2000 & 2001   Anthony Esdale & Dan Esdale         T1 Selects League
            18U T2             2000 & 2001   Kevin Richardson                              PHL
            18U T2             2000 & 2001   TBD                                                     PHL
            16U T2             2002 & 2003   Matt Glynn & Todd Bourque           PHL
            16U T2             2002 & 2003   Rick Doucette & Joe Peters              PHL
            16U T2             2003                Todd Bourque                                     EMHL or PHL
            15 T1               2003’s only      Todd McKelvie                                   PHL
            BMJ 2004’s      TBD                                                                            EMHL or PHL
            BMN 2005’s    TBD                                                                             EMHL or PHL
            PMJ  2006’s     Chris Laighton                                                           EMHL 
            PMN 2007’s     TBD                                                                             EMHL or PHL

We welcome players from the same school lines.

A player may play up if he / she can make the team, except for the 15 team can only be 15s per USA Hockey. A player can only play on one National Bound Team.

495 Stars Alumni plays for Team USA


Defense -- shoots L
Born Aug 26 1982 -- Brighton, MA [35 yrs. ago]
Height 6.03 -- Weight 220 [191 cm/100 kg]

Drafted by Pittsburgh Penguins - round 2 #54 overall 2001 NHL Entry Draft    

The 495 Stars congratulate Noah Welch one of its alumni for selection to the 2018 Olympic Team representing USA .

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are set to being in PyeongChang, South Korea on February 9, and when the teams hit the ice, four alumni of the Massachusetts Selects League will be wearing the red, white, and blue.

Noah Welch played for the 495 Stars while at the St. Sebastian’s School prior to enrolling at Harvard University. After capping off an impressive career with the Crimson that included multiple awards including a First Team All-American award as a senior in 2005, he played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Atlanta Thrashers. Since 2011, he has played in the Swedish Hockey League, where he currently mans the blue line for the Vaxjo Lakers.

The 495 Stars and the Mass Select League extends its congratulations to the selected players and wishes them the best of luck on their quest for the gold medal.

by posted 02/12/2018
NCAA High School Newsletter

The 495 Stars aim is  to provide information to advocate matters of interest to our players and parents as they begin their journey planning for college. CLICK HERE to read the most recent information from the NCAA regarding D1 and D2 academic requirements.


Dan Esdale 

by posted 01/26/2018


by sarah beguelin posted 01/29/2017