Total Package Hockey is proud to congratulate the 14 TPH-trained players who were selected by Ontario Hockey League franchises in the league’s annual Priority Selection on April 7.
“Our TPH family is incredibly proud of these players for this outstanding recognition and opportunity,” said TPH owner Nathan Bowen. “The hard work is just beginning, but we know from their mindset and their character that they’re up to the challenge, and they will continue to make us proud at the next level – wherever that may be.”
Seven of the 14 players are products of TPH Center of Excellence programs; six in the Detroit CoE and one in the Nashville CoE.
“Our CoE students and alums are all tremendous student-athletes who have earned a day of celebration after hearing their names called by OHL programs,” said Brandon Naurato, TPH’s Director of Player Development and Hockey Director for the CoE. “They work every single day for chances like this; we couldn’t be happier for them.”
The other TPH-trained players took part in various other training programs, such as the 8 Week Program in the offseason, TPH-compiled OHL Cup teams, or TPH-compiled World Select Invite teams.
Total Package Hockey has helped 92 players reach the OHL; we are excited to add to that total in the 2018-19 season.
Congratulations to the following TPH-trained players who were selected in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection:
Antonio Stranges – Little Caesars 16U – London Knights – Detroit CoE/8 Week Program
Gerald Keane – Chicago Mission – London Knights – World Select Invite
Frank Jenkins – Honeybaked 15U – Hamilton Bulldogs – Detroit CoE/OHL Cup
Declan Carlile – Wellington Dukes – Oshawa Generals – 8 Week Program
Ryan Beck- Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15U – Barrie Colts – Detroit CoE
Tanner Kelly – Little Caesars 15U – Windsor Spitfires – Detroit CoE
Tanner Latsch – Honeybaked 16U – Owen Sound Attack – World Select Invite
Jacob Badal – Honeybaked 16U – Flint Firebirds – 8 Week Program
Noah Marino – Chicago Fury 16U – Barrie Colts – OHL Cup
Joseph Tynan – Little Caesars 16U – Niagara IceDogs – Detroit CoE
Michael Bishop – Milwaukee Admirals 15U – Owen Sound Attack – OHL Cup
Aidan Flynn – TPH Thunder 16U – Erie Otters – Nashville CoE/TPH Thunder/World Select Invite
Nick Sova – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15U – Hamilton Bulldogs – Detroit CoE
Matthew Sredl – Honeybaked 16U – Barrie Colts – Southeast AAA Spring Prospects
The 2018 USHL Draft was held on May 7-8, and the latest group of Total Package Hockey-trained players saw their names appear on the draft board during the two-day process.
Total Package Hockey is proud to announce that 25 TPH-trained players were selected by USHL franchises during the Phase 1 and Phase 2 drafts.
“The TPH family is tremendously proud of these players for this latest achievement,” said TPH CEO Nathan Bowen. “We are confident that due to their character and their work ethic that they’re up to the challenge, and they will continue to make us proud at the next level – wherever that may be.”
Four of those players come from the TPH Detroit Center of Excellence, which has now produced a total of 31 draft picks over the last three seasons. Every single player who has graduated from the CoE has played at the junior level.
“The TPH staff is incredibly proud of the student-athletes chosen in this week’s USHL Draft,” said Detroit CoE director of hockey Brandon Naurato. “The hard work put in by these guys have given them these opportunities, and we’re honored to be here to help them through it all. They have earned this recognition and these chances to take their careers to the next level.”
TPH trained players selected in the 2018 USHL Draft
(Name – Current Team – USHL Team – TPH program)
Mathew Knies – Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U15 – Tri-City Storm – World Select Invite
Victor Mancini – Compuware U16 – Sioux Falls Stampede – 8 Week Summer
Nick O’Hanisain – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 – Muskegon Lumberjacks – World Select Invite
Riley Stuart – Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U15 – Omaha Lancers – World Select Invite
Tanner Kelly – Little Caesars U15 – Muskegon Lumberjacks – Detroit Center of Excellence
Josh Doan – Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U15 – Chicago Steel – World Select Invite
Owen Michaels – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 – Lincoln Stars – 8 Week Summer
Noah Marino – Chicago Fury U16 – Central Illinois Flying Aces – OHL Cup
Hunter Longhi – St. Louis Blues U16 – Dubuque Fighting Saints – World Select Invite
Josh Rule – Fox Motors U16 – Tri-City Storm – OHL Cup/World Select Invite
Declan Carlile – Wellington Dukes – Lincoln Stars – 8 Week Summer
Ryan Sullivan – Selects Academy – Sioux Falls Stampede – 8 Week Summer
Nick Andrews – Little Caesars U16 – Des Moines Buccaneers – 8 Week Summer
Skyler Brind’Amour – Chilliwack Chiefs – Fargo Force – OHL Cup
Logan Neaton – Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Madison Capitols – Michigan Hockey Advancement/8 Week Summer
Andy Nedeljkovic – Johnstown Tomahawks – Fargo Force – 8 Week Summer
Jason Brancheau – Amarillo Bulls – Youngstown Phantoms – Michigan Hockey Advancement
Sam Brennan – Brighton High School – Omaha Lancers – Michigan Hockey Advancement/8 Week Program
Max Klanow – Little Caesars U16 – Des Moines Buccaneers – Detroit Center of Excellence/World Select Invite/OHL Cup
Jake Veri – Belle Tire U16 – Tri-City Storm – Detroit Center of Excellence/8 Week Summer/World Select Invite/OHL Cup
Matt Kahra – Brighton High School – Muskegon Lumberjacks – Michigan Hockey Advancement
Trevor Bishop – Victoria Grizzlies – Tri-City Storm – 8 Week Summer
Cole Gibbs – Orchard Lake St. Mary’s – Tri-City Storm – Michigan Hockey Advancement/8 Week Program
Billy Feczko – Victory Honda U16 – Muskegon Lumberjacks – 8 Week Summer
She spent the 2017-18 season competing against players up to three years older.
Clearly, it wasn’t a problem.
Total Package Hockey is proud to congratulate Detroit Center of Excellence student-athlete Kirsten Simms on her commitment to the University of Wisconsin.
Simms, a 2004 birth-year player, spent the past season playing for the 16U Little Caesars girls’ team – her first year playing girls’ Tier 1 hockey. She played a significant role in the LC squad’s state championship and USA Hockey National Championships appearance.
She’s still a few years away from enrolling, but Simms said she can’t wait to officially become a Badger.
“I picked Wisconsin because I love the facilities, coaches, school, and culture,” Simms said. “Just everything about Wisconsin is right for me. Literally every time I’m there it feels like home and it feels best for me.”
Simms, the daughter of two educators, said college hockey has always been at the top of her list of hockey goals. She will certainly be eligible for enrollment at Wisconsin when the time comes – Simms maintains a 4.0 GPA despite a dedicated training regime on and off the ice.
“I’m so excited to get the chance to play Division 1 college hockey because it has been one of my biggest goals since I was 6 and, on top of it, Wisconsin is my dream school.”
She said she’s thankful of the help the Total Package Hockey staff during her growing hockey career.
“TPH has helped me reach this goal in many of ways,” Simms said. “First of all they have helped me with advancing my skill and teaching me so much that I know – especially my shot. I can even admit that my shot wasn’t very good before I started working with TPH.
“Not only have they helped me as player they have helped me as a person. TPH has done so much for me so far and I am continuing to train with TPH every day to help me reach my other future goals.”
The Hamilton Bulldogs are Ontario Hockey League champions, which means there are congratulations in order.
Total Package Hockey is proud to honor two members of the Bulldogs franchise on the team’s OHL championship, which was secured with a Game 6 victory Sunday evening.
Congratulations to Arthur Kaliyev, a TPH Center of Excellence alum and Bulldogs forward, and Jimmy McGroarty, CoE player development coach and Bulldogs U.S. scout.
Kaliyev, a rookie with the Bulldogs, recorded 11 points in 21 OHL playoff games during Hamilton’s run to the league championship. In the regular season, he posted 48 points in 68 games and was named to the OHL All-Rookie Team in the process.
The Bulldogs now advance to the 2018 Memorial Cup – Canadian junior hockey’s most prestigious tournament – in Regina, Saskatchewan. The tournament takes place from May 18-27.