A Look Back at 2016 and Tier 3 Junior Hockey Achievements
2/20/16 - The Yellowstone Quake clinch their first playoff berth since joining the NA3HL, pulling off the biggest turn around season in all Tier 3 Junior Hockey. Read more
3/15/16 - Wenatchee Wolves Goaltender Bronson Moore sets a new Tier 3 Junior Hockey record, earning a 0.95gaa through 20 games in the 2015-16 season. View record
3/15/16 - North Iowa Bulls Goaltender Tommi Ahlgren sets a new Tier 3 record, earning a .958 save percent through 21 regular season games. View record
3/15/16 - Dells Ducks Goaltender Jared Young sets a new Tier 3 record for most shutouts in a season with 11, passing the previous record of 9 set during the 2012-13 season by Isaak Tjaden of the Twin Cities Northern Lights (MNJHL) The Ducks as a team earned 17 shutouts, also setting a new Tier 3 record. View more team records
3/15/16 - Traverse City Hounds Goaltender Justin Abdelhak ties the Tier 3 record of 29 wins held by both Matt Grove of the Granite City Lumberjacks in 2011-12 and Jake Carter of the Florida Jr Blades in 2014-15.
3/21/16 - Goaltender Stephen Mundinger commits to Maine University becoming the first and only player to make a Division 1 commitment from the NA3EHL. Read more
3/31/16 - 3 of the top 10 NCAA D1 points leaders developed at the Tier 3 Junior Hockey level. Read more
4/6/16 - 19 Tier 3 Alumni participated in the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four. Read more
5/10/16 - Two former Tier 3 players among the 114 invited to the 2016 NHL Central Scouting Combine. Read more
5/17/16 - A dozen former Tier 3 Junior Hockey players sign their first Professional Hockey contracts. Read more
6/1/16 - 7 Tier 3 Alumni competed in NHL, AHL and ECHL Cup games. View list of players
6/1/16 - The Eastern Hockey League increases their number of NCAA D3 commitments by 23% from the previous season. Read more
6/29/16 - 45 current and former Tier 3 Junior Hockey players invited to NHL Development Camps. View full list
8/11/16 - Former Tier 3 Junior Hockey Goaltender Cayden Primeau (Philadelphia Revolution of the Eastern Hockey League ) participates in the Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Read more
9/30/16 - Valley Jr Warriors Forward Sean Crowley logs 6 goals, tying the current Tier 3 Single Game Goals Record. View more single game records
11/3/16 - Over 600 Tier 3 Junior Hockey players that aged out of Junior Hockey following the 2015-16 season found themselves on College, International and Professional rosters for the 2016-17 season. This accounted for 72% of all players aging out.
11/11/16 - Boston Bandits Forward Vladimar Danilov logs 4th hat trick in 12 games. Read More
11/13/16 - Hampton Roads Whalers Ryan Lorenz finds the net in 7 seconds, marking the fastest goal this season and the third fastest on current record.
12/3/16 - Binghamton Jr Senators Ryan Reifler earns 9 assists, the most assists in a single game on current Tier 3 record.
11/20/16 - Long Beach Sharks Forward Martins Vitolins becomes the first player to earn 100 points. Read more
12/18/16 - Martins Vitolins ties the Tier 3 Junior Hockey Points record of 123 points.
12/23/16 - 13 current and former Tier 3 players make 2017 World Junior Rosters. Read more
12/27/16 - 21 current players earned call ups to the NAHL, BCHL and FHL. View list
12/30/16 - Both the Metro Jets (28-0-0) and the Long Island Royals (24-0-0) will enter the New Year as the two remaining undefeated teams.
Of course many other great accomplishments were achieved this year. Feel free to share yours with us.
In case you missed it before Christmas, read the Tier 3 Junior Hockey version of Twas a Night Before Christmas.
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