Tier 3 Junior Hockey News
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Quick News April 2016
The Breezy Point North Stars hire Jon Jonasson as Head Coach for the 2016-17 season. With 5 seasons of Head Coaching at the Tier 3 level, Jonasson coached one season in the WSHL, and two each with both the Steele County Blades and most recently the Helena Bighorns. Former interim Head Coach Josh Dallmann has accepted a position as Assistant Coach for the Kenai River Brown Bears of the NAHL.
The Decatur Blaze are looking to hire an assistant Coach for the 2016-17 Season.
The Twin City Steel of the NA3HL will relocate and rename to the New Ulm Steel for the 2016-17 season. The Steel played out of White Bear Lake Mn for 5 seasons and will relocate a couple hours southwest to New Ulm Mn.
The Aviators Hockey Club to add a Junior squad and join the USPHL Elite Division for 2016-17.
Atlanta Capitals Head Coach Anthony Bohn advances to Assistant Coach for the NAHL Aberdeen Wings for the 2016-17 Season. Bohn earned a 98-34-7 regular season record through three seasons with the Caps. (.730)
Tuesday March 26th is the Final Day for voting for the Lakeview Arena - home of the Marquette Royales at www.KraftHockeyVille.com
Trine University (Angola, IN) to add NCAA Division 3 Men's Hockey program for the 2017-18 season. The Thunder plan to play as part of the NCHA.
The Colorado Rampage hire Tier 3 veteran Head Coach Andrew Newton for the 2016-17 season. Newton previously coached the Hampton Roads Whalers, Atlanta Jr Knights and Potomac Patriots.
The Colorado Rampage re-sign Forward Jaren Panick, 1997, for the 2016-17 season. Panick contributed to 21% of the Rampage 2015-16 regular season goals.
Tier 3 veteran Alex Tuch played his 2011-12 campaign with the Syracuse Stars, while the Stars were part of the EMJHL. Signs 3 year contract with the Minnesota Wild.
The Lockport Express hire new Head Coach Brian Becker for the 2016-17 season.
Head Coach Advancement: Former La Crosse Freeze Head Coach Ryan Egan to Coach for the Coulee Region Chill in 2016-17.
The Chicago Cougars Forward Jesper Lonnberg signs pro contract with Helsingborgs HC in Sweden.
Tier 3 Top 20 points leader and Forward for the Jersey Shore Wildcats, Jared Karas commits to Lebanon Valley for the 2016-17 season.
Jersey Hitmen Captain Connor Brassard commits to Bentley University.
Kenny Graham, Boston Jr Rangers commits to Wentworth.
NAHL to add another Tier 2 team for the 2016-17 season - The Shreveport Mudbugs.
New England Stars Brian Glover signs tender with the Northeast Generals NAHL squad.
Former Junior Bruins Kevin McKernan scores first goal of the 2016 Frozen Four for the Quinnipiac Bobcats.
USA Today did a short article on Decreased Fighting in Junior Hockey - Read Article
St Louis Jr Blues, Sam Maddox signs tender with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL.
Adam Chapie played 48 games at the Tier 3 Level through his 2009-10 campaign with the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the NA3HL. Advanced to play in the NAHL, NCAA and signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers. Read full article on the NA3HL Website
The North Iowa Bulls win the NA3HL Silver Cup Championship with a 4-1 victory over the Metro Jets. Tier 3 regular season goals leader Brett Gravelle logs a natural hat trick and the game winner in the contest.
The Wenatchee Wolves win the 2016 NPHL Cascade Cup Championship.
The NAHL approves the activation of a Northeast Generals Tier 2 team for the 2016-17 season. The Generals Tier 3 squad will continue play as well.
Great Falls Wade Wylie earns 5 points including a hat trick in the Americans 8-1 victory over Yellowstone, advancing to the NA3HL Semi Finals.