Total Package Hockey is proud to congratulate and celebrate the 13 #TPHTrained players who were selected by Ontario Hockey League teams Saturday during the league’s annual OHL Priority Selection.

“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.”

Nine of the players who heard their names called were part of the TPH team that competed in the OHL Cup. Nearly half of the roster being selected in the OHL Draft just weeks after the event took place adds to the accomplishment list for the group, after they reached the quarterfinals of the prestigious tournament in March.

Meanwhile, five student-athletes from the TPH Detroit Center of Excellence were selected in the 2019 OHL draft, as well. Congrats to the following players:

 

TPH OHL Cup Team

Gibson Homer – Fox Motors – Owen Sound Attack

Austin Clark – Honeybaked – Guelph Storm

Ryan Humphrey – Honeybaked – Hamilton Bulldogs

Connor Miller – Honeybaked – Sault Ste. Mary Greyhounds

Sutter Muzzatti – Meijer – Windsor Spitfires

Riley Rosenthral – South Florida Hockey Academy – Mississauga Steelheads

Jared Mangen – Buffalo Regals – Peterborough Petes

Logan Heroux – Christian Brothers Academy – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Yuri Ushakov – CP Dynamo – Peterborough Petes

 

TPH CoE student-athletes

Ryan Humphrey – Honeybaked – Hamilton Bulldogs

Jack Stolicker – Compuware – Flint Firebirds

Finnegan Kilbride – Honeybaked – Hamilton Bulldogs

Eddie Shepler – Honeybaked – London Knights

Kevin Perrott – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies – North Bay Battalion

 

About Total Package Hockey: Founded in 2001, it is TPH’s vision to become the world leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes through the game of hockey. Through academics, mentorship and athletics, TPH prides itself on operating at a standard that exceeds expectations of student-athletes, families, coaches, advisors and all other entities of the hockey world. With platforms that include association management, elite prospects programs, tournaments and showcases, camps and clinics and its hallmark Center of Excellence academy model, Total Package Hockey has assisted in the academic, athletic and hockey development of over 600 players who have advanced to junior, collegiate and professional hockey. Since inception, 45 #TPHTrained student-athletes have been selected in the NHL Draft, while 280 have committed to the NCAA level – 189 of which are Division I. In addition, 99 players have been selected in the OHL Priority Selection and 353 have signed tenders or been drafted in the USHL and NAHL. While TPH is proud of its student-athletes who have achieved success on-the ice, it is the process of developing young men and women as people, first and foremost, that our world-class team of coaches and mentors take the most amount of pride in. While it is our responsibility to prepare each individual for success on the ice, it is our mission to prepare each and every individual for success in the ultimate game – the game of life! To learn more about TPH, visit www.totalpackagehockey.com.


Each spring, MiHockey produces a ‘Michigan names to know’ list for a particular birth-year heading into the OHL Priority Selection with the assistance and commentary of OHL scout Kevin Hess.

This year, eight of the players on the list are of the #TPHTrained variety.

Five attend the TPH Center of Excellence in Bloomfield, while three others competed for the TPH team at the recent OHL Cup.

TPH wishes these players, and the rest of the ’03 class, the best of luck heading into Saturday’s OHL draft.

 

See MiHockey’s full list here

 

Center of Excellence student-athletes

Ryan Humphrey (Honeybaked U16) – Smaller, highly skilled winger that plays with a bit of an edge. Shows no problem going to the tough areas. Good skater who has very good edge control.  Does a good job of shifting his weight and changing speeds to gain time and space. Has a quick release, showing a good scoring touch. Sees the ice well and playing the puck possession style of game that teams crave.

NHL Player he reminds me of: Mitch Marner

 

Kevin Perrott (Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U15) – The most improved player I have watched this season, especially in terms of his skating. Protects the puck well. Good shot with a quick release. Plays a very unselfish game, doing what it takes for his team to win.

NHL Player he reminds me of: Tom Wilson

 

Eddie Shepler (Honeybaked U16) – Powerful skating forward who can play all three forward positions. Gets up to top speed quickly and plays with pace. Plays an honest 200-foot game.  Competes at a high level. Heavy shot with a quick release.

NHL Player he reminds me of: Matthew Tkachuk

 

Nicholas Sofikitis (Compuware U16) – Puck-moving style defenseman that plays with some jam to his game. Competes at a high level. Has the skating and skill set to escape pressure.  Makes strong outlets.

NHL Player he reminds me of: Torey Krug

 

Jack Stolicker (Compuware U16) – Good skating forward, with a powerful stride. Tough to contain once he gets going. Is good on the cycle, protecting the puck and getting it to the net.  Possesses a heavy shot, with a quick release. Uses size and skill effectively to make plays on the rush and off the cycle.

NHL Player he reminds me of: Nathan MacKinnon

 

OHL Cup participants

 

Gibson Homer (Fox Motors U16)  Athletic goaltender with a strong fundamental base.  Moves well in and around his crease. Controls rebounds well. Plays a cool, calm game, with a quiet confidence.

NHL Player he reminds me of: Carey Price

 

Connor Miller (Honeybaked U15) – Good skater with good balance and knee bend that allows him to maintain a top speed for an extended period of time. Does a nice job of using his edge work and skill to create time and space off the rush. Has a scoring touch around the net. Can score goals in a variety of ways. Has a heavy shot, with a quick release that allows him to score from beyond the tops of the circles. Also has the skill and strength to score the gritty goals at the net front. Is learning to play on the defensive side of the puck and has shown improvement in this area as the season has progressed.

NHL Player he reminds me of: Blake Wheeler

 

Sutter Muzzatti (Meijer U15) – Raw prospect that has the physical tools to be an effective power forward at the next level. Has improved in almost every aspect of his game throughout the season. Competes at a high level, doing a good job of winning his 1-on-1 puck battles. Has a heavy shot with multiple release points. Has shown good touch from tops of the circles down.  Has solid puck skills that have continued to evolve over the course of the year.

NHL Player he reminds me of: Brian Boyle

This past weekend, Jack Stolicker represented TPH Detroit at the OHL Combine, an annual event that showcases top OHL Priority Selection-eligible players for scouts and teams.

Along with playing in scrimmages, players were put through on and off-ice testing, and there, Stolicker excelled in both.

The Compuware 16U forward ranked No. 3 among all forwards in both the off-ice and on-ice testing.

He also competed for Team Ekblad in the games, helping his squad win the 2019 OHL Combine Championship as a combination of game-play and physical testing.

“It was awesome,” Stolicker said. “I was able to get a better understanding of what it’s like to play juniors. The off-ice and on-ice testing was a blast – it was similar to what they do at the NHL Combine. It was awesome being able to work with other highly skilled players that I’ve only had the opportunity to play against, and it was great to learn from coaches and staff that work within the league.”

Stolicker now prepares to compete for Compuware in the 2019 USA Hockey National Championships in Grand Rapids, Mich., later this week.

He credits TPH and training partner 2SP in helping him prepare for big moments like these.

“TPH and 2SP both, they are always preparing us for moments like this – they help us become better athletes on and off the ice so that we can have success in whatever we’re doing.”


On the last weekend of April, Total Package Hockey held its inaugural Grizzlies AAA Invite, in partnership with the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies Hockey Club. More than 50 teams took part in the spring tournament at Fraser Hockeyland, which featured divisions ranging from Mites to 16U – with every age group filled to capacity. TPH is proud to say that it was a successful weekend.

“We were very pleased with how the first-ever Grizzlies AAA Invite went, and we look forward to hosting more events like this in the future,” said TPH’s Keith Rowe. “Thanks to the Fraser Hockeyland for hosting, and thanks for all the teams for joining us for a fun-filled weekend.”

Nashville, Tenn. (April 18, 2019) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the team has signed forward Josh Wilkins to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Wilkins, 21 (6/11/97), helped lead Providence College to its fifth Frozen Four appearance in school history in 2018-19 and capped off his junior campaign with a career-high 46 points (20g-26a) in 40 games. He led the Friars and was ninth in the country in points, and his 20 goals – also a career best – were 10th among all NCAA players. Wilkins, who was among the top three on his team in scoring during all three of his college seasons, was a 2019 NCAA All-American and a 2019 First Team Hockey East All-Star, both career firsts. He closed out his time at Providence with 108 points (48g-60a) in 119 games from 2016-19.

Never drafted, the Raleigh, N.C., native spent one season with the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers in 2014-15 before enrolling at Providence, tallying 29 points (16g-13a) 49 games. Wilkins is a product of the TPH Thunder youth program, which merged with the Nashville Jr. Predators in December of 2018 and plays out of Ford Ice Center, captaining its U-16 team in 2013-14.

The day before each Predators Playoff game, both at home and on the road, fans can partake in the Monster Block scavenger hunt. Follow @PredsNHL on Twitter for hints to the locations of ice blocks in and around Nashville that contain Preds memorabilia, gift cards to local businesses, tickets to upcoming Playoffs games and more!

All Citizens of Smashville will have the ability to enter the Drive to the Cup ticket contest for a chance to win one of 50 pairs of free tickets provided by Bridgestone. To enter, the day before each home game, fans can find any Bridgestone logo, add their Preds Pride and tweet a photo using #Bridgestone. On game day, the 50 winners will be contacted directly with additional information on claiming their pair of tickets!


Total Package Hockey is pleased to announce that it’s seventh Center of Excellence will be housed inside Family Sports Center in Centennial, CO, a south suburb of Denver.  The two-ice sheet, multi-purpose facility offers many amenities to its visitors and is also the training facility of the Colorado Avalanche.

“Partnering with Family Sports is a great avenue for us as we strive to do things The TPH Way at our Colorado Center of Excellence,” TPH-Colorado Partner Angelo Ricci said.  “We love the quality of the venue, love the location and believe in the programs Family Sports runs to appeal to hockey players of all ages and abilities.  Above all, what we are most excited about is the commitment the leadership of the facility and South Suburban Parks and Recreation is making to the CoE model.  They want to see the CoE concept succeed in the Denver area and today is proof of that.”

In addition to providing student-athletes the opportunity to skate on the same ice as the NHL’s Avs, Family Sports will provide classroom space which will enable TPH to create the customized learning experience it promotes in the CoE model.  Student-athletes will perform a portion of their off-ice training across the parking lot in the 45,000 square foot South Suburban Sports Dome and will have the opportunity to pick from a customized, TPH athlete-friendly lunch menu inside Avalanche Grill.  The landscape of Family Sports Center will allow TPH to create a mini-campus within its new Centennial home.

“Total Package Hockey’s vision aligns with South Suburban’s culture of providing quality experiences to our community,” said Family Sports General Manager Bill Dobbs.  “We feel fortunate to be the home of such a high-caliber program.

Family Sports Assistant General Manager and Director of Travel Hockey Randy Murphy echoed Dobbs’ sentiment.

“We are excited to partner with Total Package Hockey and the Center of Excellence,” Murphy said.  “The nationally recognized program will provide unique opportunities for our local community and athletes who are committed to success on and off the ice.”

Prospective student-athletes and their families are invited to join Ricci and the TPH leadership team for its second open house, and first from its new home inside Family Sports Center, on Monday, April 29 at 7:00 PM.  To RSVP for the event, please click here.

Space will be limited for the inaugural 2019-2020 school year, so interested student-athletes and their families are encouraged to apply to the Center of Excellence by clicking here.  Doing so will allow the prospect to secure the opportunity to be part of the Study – Train – Play experience in Centennial this fall.


Total Package Hockey is proud to congratulate the 20 TPH Detroit Center of Excellence student-athletes who have received invitations to the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association Player Selection Camps for their respective age groups.

The Player Selection Camps for the 2004, 2003 and 2002 birth classes are the final tryouts for Michigan’s representatives at the USA Hockey Boys Select Camps.

“We’re very proud of these young hockey players for earning their spots at the MAHA Selection Camps,” said TPH Detroit director of hockey Dwayne Norris. “It’s a great opportunity for them to compete with the best players in their age group and learn about what it will take to keep advancing in hockey.”

Congrats to the CoE student-athletes who received invitations:

Connor Gengle

Zachary Homer

Dominic Vincent

Kai Janviriya

DJ MacLeish

Nicholas Burke

Zachary Filak

Samuel Haid

Sean Hastings

Hunter  Brzustewicz

Tyler Duke

Lane Hutson

Spencer Sova

Nicholas Babbie

Gavin Morrissey

Eddie Shepler

Nicholas Sofikitis

Jack Stolicker

Jackson Truchan

Finnegan Kilbride

Drake Albers

 

About Total Package Hockey: Founded in 2001, it is TPH’s vision to become the world leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes through the game of hockey. Through academics, mentorship and athletics, TPH prides itself on operating at a standard that exceeds expectations of student-athletes, families, coaches, advisors and all other entities of the hockey world. With platforms that include association management, elite prospects programs, tournaments and showcases, camps and clinics and its hallmark Center of Excellence academy model, Total Package Hockey has assisted in the academic, athletic and hockey development of over 600 players who have advanced to junior, collegiate and professional hockey. Since inception, 45 #TPHTrained student-athletes have been selected in the NHL Draft, while 280 have committed to the NCAA level – 189 of which are Division I. In addition, 99 players have been selected in the OHL Priority Selection and 353 have signed tenders or been drafted in the USHL and NAHL. While TPH is proud of its student-athletes who have achieved success on-the ice, it is the process of developing young men and women as people, first and foremost, that our world-class team of coaches and mentors take the most amount of pride in. While it is our responsibility to prepare each individual for success on the ice, it is our mission to prepare each and every individual for success in the ultimate game – the game of life! To learn more about TPH, visit www.totalpackagehockey.com.