We are excited to say that we are over a quarter of the way to our Shield Our Communities goal. With the support of our many donations as well as the match from Maynards we have a current total of $2,643.

 

Our lofty goal of $10,000 dollars would supply 1,500 face shields, provided by Sparx, to front line workers in our local communities and we are not there yet. There is still time to donate. We recognize the importance of distributing these shield in a timely manner and we will be closing donations on Friday May 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST.


Help us send shields, distributed evenly, to the following local organizations:

  • Atlanta | Emory University Department of Public Safety
  • Colorado | Elizabeth Fire Station 271
  • Detroit | Dearborn Heights Police Department
  • Grand Rapids | Emergency Care Specialists and Life EMS
  • Huntsville | Huntsville Hospital System
  • Indianapolis | Eskenzie Health of Indianapolis
  • Nashville | Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management

Total Package Hockey is proud to announce the release of the TPH Training app powered by MaxOne. The TPH Training app will offer free access to our Virtual Hockey Development content through May 31st. This app will support all your training needs on-demand. We are excited to provide a better training experience for our student-athletes, families, and hockey players.

 

The TPH Training app will house all of our growing Virtual Hockey Development content on-demand which consists libraries that house all our Skill Development, Strength & Conditioning, and Education Materials. Assigned workouts will be available for student-athletes log their workout. The app includes a leader board which allows Student-athletes to compete with others across the nation!

 

The TPH Training app is now available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

 

After downloading, create a profile using the code “tphathlete” to start. Parents of registered athletes will receive an email which will provide access to connect to their student-athlete’s account. Parents will be able to download the app and connect to their student-athlete’s account to see the workouts and progress. No more logging into Facebook!

 

TPH wants to help our student-athletes develop and grow on the ice, in the classroom, and the ultimate game… the game of life! The TPH Training app is now free through the end of May, with plans on launching a more in depth and exclusive paid experience. Stay tuned for those details, it’s not something you’re going to want to miss out on.

Total Package Hockey is pleased to announce that Jared Bussard has joined TPH-Colorado as a full-time Player Development Coach/Mentor.  In his role, Bussard will assist Director of Hockey-Operations Jordan Pietrus in all aspects of the TPH-Colorado operation.  A Western Pennsylvania native with a passion for mentoring athletes and a non-traditional path to success in the sport, Bussard brings a unique level of playing, instruction and coaching experience to the TPH-Colorado family.

 

“We could not be more excited to have Jared join our team in Colorado,” Jordan Pietrus said.  “Jared has a passion for the game of hockey and a passion for mentorship.  A hard working player, Jared had to earn everything he achieved as a player, and we are excited to have him on our team to help lead our student-athletes in exceeding not only the expectations of others, but themselves.”

 

Bussard’s path in hockey would certainly be labeled as the “road less traveled.”  He started playing hockey at the age of 9 and within five seasons, captured a Midget ‘AA’ state championship before advancing to what is now the USPHL level with the Richmond Generals, where Bussard spent two seasons and was a captain for the team.  After two seasons of junior hockey, the now 26-year-old, attended Lindenwood University-Belleville.  Bussard was once again a team captain, letterman, and Academic All-American for all four years with the Lynx.  He helped guide the Lynx to an impressive 93-24-9 record during his four seasons.  Bussard earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management, as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration while attending Lindenwood.  After graduating with an MBA, Bussard returned to Richmond where he served as an Assistant Coach for the Generals during the 2019-2020 season.

 

Prior to his first official full-time coaching position, Bussard served as a camp instructor, assistant youth hockey coach and assistant high school hockey coach, all while still in his teens, playing the game.  This is something that caught Jordan Pietrus’ eye when he interviewed candidates for the position.

 

“Jared is someone who, throughout his life, has exhibited a willingness to serve and give back to the game.  Jared is extremely bright and comes to us with a deep desire to impact the next generation of hockey players in Colorado.   We firmly believe in having high character people lead our student athletes and Jared will set a great example day in and day out for our students to follow.  On behalf of all of us with TPH, we welcome Jared to our Colorado family.”

 

Every draft we always look back over the selections and break down the data. The goal is to understand who the teams and their scouts believe are ready for the next level. The data helps understand how to best prepare our TPH student-athletes. Below is some of the details from our staff’s analysis.

 

Birth Year Distribution

As you can see from the distribution, 141 (61.1%) of those selected were 2001 and 2002 birth years.

Association Level Distribution

 

Junior League Distribution

 

Youth League Distribution

This year, 76.5% of the draft pick were selected from a team associated in a league rather than an independent.

TPH and the Center of Excellence offer a selective environment for the aspiring elite athlete.  Part of the selective environment is mentoring our athletes to become better versions of themselves. A big piece of this growth includes serving the communities!

 

We are launching the Shield Our Communities fundraiser. TPH students across the country will be raising money to purchase medical face shields made by our good friends at Sparx Hockey.  The goal is to provide these shields to organizations in need in each local community.  Students will have the opportunity to safely deliver the shields to the selected local organizations.  Organizations like Police Departments, Fire Departments, Nursing Homes or the like.

 

TPH is proud to partner with Sparx, a company who has repurposed their facilities to make these shields for first responders and essential workers across the country!  Please help us achieve our goal and make a difference in the communities we call home! Together we can make a difference, in our communities and across the nation!

 

Our targeted goal would allow us to distribute over 1,000 face shields, distributed evenly, to the following local organizations:

  • Atlanta | Emory University Department of Public Safety
  • Colorado | Elizabeth Fire Station 271
  • Detroit | Dearborn Heights Police Department
  • Grand Rapids  | Spectrum Health
  • Huntsville | Huntsville Hospital System
  • Indianapolis | Eskenzie Health of Indianapolis
  • Nashville | Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management

To make a donation click here. We’ve got this!

The United States Hockey League (USHL) Draft concluded Phase II yesterday, ending the selection process for this year’s draft. Phase II of the drafted amassed 282 players selected to the 16 USHL clubs (excludes US NTDP Team), adding to the 142 futures (2004 birth years) selected in Phase I, totaling out at 424 total players.

Total Package Hockey is proud to announce that 21 players who were selected over the course of the past two days are alumni of a TPH program. The breakdown of these players by program (some overlap multiple programs):

The distribution based on TPH Division is as follows:

We want to express our congrats to all of the athletes that were selected in the Draft over the past two days. TPH would like to thank the 21 drafted student-athletes for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of their development in hockey and life. Below is our #TPHTrained student-athletes that were selected in Phase II:

View players selected in USHL Draft Phase I.


Tanner Latsch – WSI Prospects Team

Round 1 – 4th Overall – Des Moines Buccaneers

 


Davis Pennington – TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Round 1 – 11th Overall – Muskegon Lumberjacks

 


Patrick Johnson – WSI Prospects Team

Round 3 – 34th Overall – Cedar Rapids Roughriders

 


Hunter Longhi – WSI Prospects Team

Round 7 – 93rd Overall – Madison Capitols

 


Owen Millward – TPH Center of Excellence – Grand Rapids

Round 7 – 97th Overall – Tri-City Storm

 


Owen Bartoszkiewicz – TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Round 7 – 104th Overall – Youngstown Phantoms

 


Daniel Nakhamiyev – TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Round 12 – 168th Overall – Madison Capitols

 


Jacob Badal – 8 Week Progression Program – Detroit

Round 13 – 183rd Overall – Madison Capitols

 


Owen Carlile– TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Round 13 – 187th Overall – Muskegon Lumberjacks

 


Owen West – TPH Center of Excellence Alum – Indianapolis & Tri-State Spartans Alum

Round 14 – 208th Overall – Omaha Lancers

 


PJ Forgione – TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Round 15 – 224th Overall – Fargo Force

 


Dominik Bartecko – TPH Center of Excellence – Nashville & Nashville Jr Predators

Round 15 – 221st Overall – Green Bay Gamblers

 


Braden Rourke – TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Round 16 – 231st Overall – Des Moines Buccaneers

 


Andrew Garby – Plymouth HS – Michigan Hockey Advancement

Round 18 – 260th Overall – Cedar Rapids Roughriders

 


Charles Larsen – TPH Center of Excellence – Colorado

Round 19 – 284th Overall – Fargo Force

 


Jacob Thomas – Detroit Country Day HS – Michigan Hockey Advancement

Round 21 – 309th Overall – Sioux Falls Stampede

 


Landry Schmuck – TPH Center of Excellence – Nashville & Nashville Jr Predators

Round 22 – 324th Overall – Sioux Falls Stampede