Tier 3 Junior Hockey News
Quick News August 2016
The Hampton Roads Jr Whalers 1995 forward Radoslaw Sawicki signed a 1 year professional hockey contract with GKS Katowice of the Polish Hockey League (PHL), Poland’s top pro league.
NA3AHL.com goes live
Tier 3 Commitments for the 2016-17 season surpass 550.
The Wooster Oilers will play in the first game of the 2016-17 Tier 3 Junior Hockey season September 3rd for the second season in a row. The Oilers won the first game of the season last year and Tyler Houmard scored the first goal of the season just 0:54 seconds into the game.
Bill McCreary III takes over as GM, Head Recruiting and Coach for the Skylands Kings for the teams second season and inaugural season in the NA3HL. McCreary comes to the team with SPHL Coaching experience.
RMJHL adds team in Breckenridge.
Quick News July 2016
45 Players who played Tier 3 Junior Hockey as part of their development invited to 2016 NHL Development Camps. Tier 3 alumni represented at 19 different camps. See full list
Corey Leivermann takes over Head Coaching duties for the Jersey Shore Wildcats, former Head Coach Eric Brule will remain as GM/Assistant Coach.
Quick News June 2016
Former New Jersey Rockets Cam Dineen taken #68 by the Arizona Coyotes in the NHL Draft.
Former New Jersey Hitmen (2012-13) Joe Masonius taken #181 in the NHL Draft
Former New Jersey Rockets Dman Charlie McAvoy taken #14 by the Boston Bruins in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Head Coach Advancement | Al Rooney steps up to full time Assistant Coach for the Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL) after leading the the Texas Jr Brahmas to a 61-24-9 record and back to back playoff appearances over the past two seasons. Rooney will remain in an Assistant/Goalie Coaching role with the Jr Brahmas.
Former Adrian College Head Coach Rob Hodnicki named Head Coach for the La Crosse Freeze.
The Nashville Jr Predators Head Coach Karlis Zirnis advances to the NAHL's newest member the Shreveport Mudbugs for 2016-17. Zirnis went 73-17-4 (.798) in last two seasons.
The NA3HL adds the Missoula Jr Bruins to the Frontier Division for the 2016-17 season. The Bruins become the 48th member of the League.
The Wilkes Barre Miners have relocated / rebranded as the Binghampton Senators.