Total Package Hockey is pleased to congratulate its 14 #TPHTrained student-athletes on being selected in the 2018 NAHL Draft on Tuesday, June 5.  A variety of TPH programs were represented in the NAHL draft, from its hallmark Center of Excellence to Thunder ‘AAA’ hockey.

“We congratulate these young men on being recognized in the NAHL Draft,” TPH CEO Nathan Bowen said.  “The NAHL has done a tremendous job producing NCAA players, especially over the last five years.  The 14 TPH players who were chosen will be getting a great opportunity to earn their way in a league where development and advancement are the top priorities.”

Total Package Hockey joins CEO Bowen in congratulating the following 14 young men on this terrific accomplishment:

Hayden Taylor, Michigan Hockey Advancement & Detroit 8 Week Progression Program…..  1st Round to Lone Star Brahmas

Kendrick Frost, Thunder ‘AAA’…..  2nd Round to Brookings Blizzard

Matt Stoia, Detroit Center of Excellence…..  3rd Round to Shreveport Mudbugs

Davis Pennington, Detroit Center of Excellence…..  3rd Round to Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights

Andrew Garby, Michigan Hockey Advancement…..  4th Round to Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Cole Gibbs, Michigan Hockey Advancement & Detroit 8 Week Progression Program…..  5th Round to Maryland Black Bears

Carson Riddle, Detroit Center of Excellence…..  5th Round to Austin Bruins

Braiden Dorfman, Thunder ‘AAA’…..  6th Round to Aberdeen Wings

Dylan Moulton, Thunder ‘AAA’…..  6th Round to Chippewa Steel

Cannon Green, Thunder ‘AAA’ & Detroit Center of Excellence…..  6th Round to Philadelphia Rebels

Owen Kelly, Detroit 8 Week Progression Program…..  9th Round to New Jersey Titans

Ryan Dickinson, Detroit Center of Excellence & 8 Week Progression Program…..  11th Round to Odessa Jackalopes

Gabe Potyk, Michigan Hockey Advancement…..  11th Round to Lone Star Brahmas

Camden Theising, Thunder ‘AAA’…..  15th Round to Chippewa Steel

With the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on the horizon, Total Package Hockey would like to acknowledge the following 11 #TPHTrained players who appeared on the NHL Central Scouting mid-term rankings back in January:

Bode Wilde…  US National Team Development Program…  TPH-Detroit Center of Excellence.

Blade Jenkins…  Saginaw Spirit…  TPH-Detroit Center of Excellence and 8 Week Progression Program.

Drew DeRidder…  US National Team Development Program…  TPH-Detroit Center of Excellence and 8 Week Progression Program.

Alec Regula…  London Knights…  TPH-Detroit 8 Week Progression Program and Michigan Hockey Advancement.

Jonathan Gruden…  US National Team Development Program…  TPH-Detroit 8 Week Progression Program.

Caleb Everett…  Saginaw Spirit…  TPH-Detroit Center of Excellence and 8 Week Progression Program.

Paul Cotter…  Lincoln Stars…  TPH-Detroit 8 Week Progression Program.

Renars Krastenbergs…  Oshawa Generals…  Thunder ‘AAA’.

Cole Krygier…  Lincoln Stars…  TPH-Detroit Center of Excellence and 8 Week Progression Program.

Christian Krygier…  Lincoln Stars…  TPH-Detroit Center of Excellence and 8 Week Progression Program.

Ben Schultheis…  Minnesota Magicians…  Thunder ‘AAA.’

“We’re incredibly proud of these players,” said TPH Director of Player Development Brandon Naurato. “Having worked with almost all of them personally, I can attest to their work ethic, their drive and their determination – they’ve reached this point because they’re willing to put in the work, and they also know that they must maintain that level moving forward.”

All of us within the TPH family would like to wish these 11 young men the very best of luck in the draft, which gets underway Friday evening in Dallas, TX.

Alex Cannon, a student-athlete at the Detroit Center of Excellence, was recently featured in Hometown Life about how he balances has education and hockey training. Find the full video here courtesy of Hometown Life.

The Texas Brahmas of the NA3HL are proud to announce that forward Dakota Davis has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Trine University.

Davis, a native of Nashville, TN, played in the NA3HL with the Brahmas for three seasons.  He played in 112 games and recorded 37 goals and 31 assists for 66 points.  He has been a key to the success of the Brahmas the past three seasons and played whatever role he was asked.  Dakota especially excelled on the penalty kill leading the Brahmas to the leagues best PK at 92.4%.

Newly hired assistant with NAHL Aberdeen and Dakota’s coach for the Brahmas, Michael Hill, said, “Dakota was one of my favorite players in Texas the past two seasons.  He played with a chip on his shoulder, got under the skin of the opponent, and he always seemed to score those timely goals that changed momentum, all the while being a disruptor on the PK.  Dakota is working hard this off-season and I’m sure he will be ready to make in impact for the Trine Thunder.”

“Trine is a great fit for me academically and hockey wise. I can’t wait to get there and get started.  I would like to thank coach Rooney for giving me the opportunity to play for the Brahmas and Coach Hill for everything he has done the past 2 seasons. We ultimately came up short of where we wanted to be at the end of the year, but I wouldn’t trade my experience in Texas for anything,” said Davis.

Click here for a list of NA3HL college commitments

Full article at http://na3hl.com/news/story.cfm?id=24286

DALLAS – The Total Package Hockey staff is proud to congratulate our #TPHTrained players who heard their names called at the 2018 NHL Draft.

Seven players with TPH ties were selected by NHL franchises during the two-day draft at American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Stars.

“We are incredibly proud of these players,” said TPH CEO Nathan Bowen. “To be at the Draft and to hear their names called, it was an emotional experience. They have earned this moment, to be in the brightest hockey spotlight one can have at that point in their career. It’s another step in the journey, and it’s a big one for them. We know they will continue to work and train and use this past weekend as a jumping point for even better moments in their hockey careers.”

For the first time, players from the Total Package Hockey Center of Excellence were eligible for the NHL Draft, and four former CoE student-athletes were claimed – Bode Wilde (Birmingham, Mich./New York Islanders), Blade Jenkins (Jackson, Mich./New York Islanders), Christian Krygier (Novi, MIch./New York Islanders) and Cole Krygier (Novi, Mich./Florida Panthers).

“We spent every single day with these players when they were with us at the Center of Excellence, and we couldn’t be happier for them,” said TPH Director of Player Development Brandon Naurato. “The time and effort they put in, on and off the ice, set them up for this special moment that most hockey players can only dream of; we’re so happy for them and their families right now.”

Three other players who participate in TPH programs were selected, as well, in the 2018 Draft – Alec Regula (West Bloomfield, Mich./Detroit Red Wings), Jonathan Gruden (Rochester Hills, Mich./Ottawa Senators) and Paul Cotter (Canton, Mich./Las Vegas Golden Knights).

 

2018 NHL Draft results

(Name, draft position, NHL organization, TPH programs)

 

Bode Wilde – Round 2, No. 41 overall – New York Islanders – TPH CoE

 

Alec Regula – Round 3, No. 67 overall – Detroit Red Wings – Eight Week Progression Program and Michigan Hockey Advancement

 

Jonathan Gruden – Round 4, No. 95 overall – Ottawa Senators – Eight Week Progression Program

 

Paul Cotter – Round 4, No. 115 overall – Las Vegas Golden Knights – Eight Week Progression Program

 

Blade Jenkins – Round 5, No. 134 overall – New York Islanders – TPH CoE, Eight Week Progression Program

 

Christian Krygier – Round 7, No. 196 overall – New York Islanders – TPH CoE, Eight Week Progression Program

 

Cole Krygier – Round 7, No. 201 overall – Florida Panthers – TPH CoE, Eight Week Progression Program

 

ABOUT TPH: Founded in 2001, Total Package Hockey is a hockey service provider with the vision to become the world leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes through the game of hockey.  TPH prides itself on operating at a standard that exceeds expectations of players, families, coaches, advisors and all other entities of the hockey world, one choice at a time. Our staff is committed to providing positive, energetic, hands-on instruction and mentorship, in an effort to develop each individual on and off the ice.  If each individual develops as a player, athlete and person, he or she will be better prepared to advance to the highest levels of junior, collegiate and professional hockey, while learning the skills necessary for success in the ultimate game: the game of life.

 

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