Alexis Moed is now on board as the hockey director for the New York City Skyliners youth hockey program. The Long Island native is ambitious to grow the sport in the New York City metro area. The Skyliners operate primarily out of City Ice Pavilion in Long Island City, and at the newly-constructed World Ice Arena in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
Moed has valuable experience on the ice as a former Division 1 NCAA player for Boston College, and off the ice as a key member of North Axis College Sports Management, a firm focused on marketing prospects to NCAA D-1 schools. As the director she will supervise the coaching staff, athletic trainers and organize the house and travel leagues.
The Skyliners have been in the tier three bracket of the Long Island Hockey League since their inception two years ago. Moed and the rest of the Skyliners staff believe that they can develop the team up to tier one, and according to Moed that is a long-term goal. “We definitely have one of the finest facilities and coaching staffs in the area. We provide quality training; all of our amenities give City Ice clubhouse feel, and its setup is unique compared to other rinks.”
City Ice boasts a 34,000-square-foot hockey dome in a three-level complex complete with a 17,000- square-foot locker room space, a state-of-the-art fitness center for off-ice conditioning, a 4000-square-foot synthetic ice surface for shooting practice, and of course an NHL size rink with one of the most well maintained ice surfaces in the N.Y.C. metro Area. World Ice, its sister arena, boasts the same NHL rink and is there to handle any extra volume if need be.
Despite having experience in developing and marketing NCAA or junior professional caliber players Moed firmly believes playing the sport of hockey does much more than open doors for a free top-tier education.
Hockey has been good to her, fostering friendships and developing discipline to help her succeed in business and academia. She also explains why hockey is a desirable alternative to other sports such as basketball and football.
“Hockey is such a demanding sport to master in terms of both skill and athleticism and requires so much discipline to be successful …the hockey teams at most universities are the strongest academically because of that.”
Developing the sport is also a goal of the Skyliners and Moed.
“Twenty years ago a program like this didn’t exist for kids who wanted to play…as we grow the sport we can make this area a hockey hotbed and show people there is real talent down here.”
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