The 2021 Hobey Baker Nominees were announced Monday and TPH is excited to see both Declan Carlile and Zach Solow as two of the 50 nominees.

Named after Hobart Amory Hare Baker, the Hobey Baker Award is considered the top award in all of college hockey. The honor is bestowed on the student-athlete who exhibits strength and character, both on and off the ice; while additionally contributing to the integrity of the program, displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game and shows great scholastic achievement, and sportsmanship.

Just understanding the type of character and drive it takes to be considered for this award, it is an honor to be nominated. Now factor in that there over 4,300 NCAA Division I hockey players, which statistically puts these players in the top one percent.

In his second season at Merrimack, Carlile has displayed his ability on the ice leading Hockey East and second in the nation in blocked shots while also leading his team in plus/minus. Coming off a season where he was named to to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, the Business Administration major looks to help his team move up the Hockey East standings. Carlile is a TPH Detroit Summer Progression Program alumni.

As a senior at Northeastern, Solow was named captain this season and leads the team in scoring (11gp, 6g, 7a, 13p). Last season was memorable for Solow who was awarded the Beanpot MVP helping Northeastern win their third consecutive Beanpot title. Solow looks to continue helping the #14 Northeastern Huskies climb in the rankings. Solow is a Nashville Jr Predators alumni.

The Hobey Baker Award winner will be selected via a voting process. Anyone can submit their vote online. Click here to place your vote.

Hayden Nichol and Landry Schmuck, both of the TPH Center of Excellence in Nashville and the 18U AAA Jr Predators, received tender offers. Nichol singed a tender with the NAHL Shreveport Mudbugs and Schmuck was tendered by the Aberdeen Wings. Watch as both speak with TPH’s Justin Bradford about the exciting next step for their careers, their experience at the Center of Excellence and some fun “get-to-know-you” questions.

Learn more about the Center of Excellence here.

Learn more about the Nashville Jr Predators here.

Dear TPH Student-Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers and Parents,

All of us are itching to get back on the ice, in the performance training rooms and back to the game we all love. At TPH we have been spending a lot of time planning for this; what it will look like depending on what state, city and county we are in and how we best ensure it’s as safe as possible for you and our team members. We have been so fortunate to have strong relationships with all of the facilities we work with. We are consistently in touch with them and understanding what their protocol is or will be when they open up. We will adhere to all policy and protocol in each facility. We are so thankful for all the work that they are putting into this preparation, training staff and implementing a new normal for all of us to come back to the rink safely.

We are grateful to the Nashville Predators organization and the entire coaching staff led by John Hynes, Dan Lambert, Dan Muse, Ben Vanderklok, Lawrence Feloney and David Good who spent time with our coaches, sharing insight and providing some continuing education over the course of a few weeks to the group. Our coaches have been using this time to learn, improve and get ready for the upcoming training opportunities, along with how we can maximize training and development this summer and in our TPH Center of Excellence to support the student-athletes if we have a delay in full training and games.

TPH Colorado Director of Hockey Operations Jordan Pietrus created “Shield Our Communities” along with TPH team members and student-athletes raised over $10,000, thanks to a generous match from our partner Maynard’s Industries, to provide face masks for local healthcare providers in Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Huntsville, Indianapolis and Nashville. Mentoring and messaging to our student-athletes that when times get tough, we get tougher and we help those who need help and take care of others. This is deep in the fabric and culture of our game, and is part of what makes hockey so special.

Special thank you to our COO Francis Anzalone and Frank Anzalone, along with the rest of our TPH Team members who quickly built out the TPH Virtual Hockey Development platform so players at our CoEs and across the country could continue to train and put the necessary work in at home. We are now prepared for any future potential closures or pauses that may come up when school starts back this fall, to ensure our student-athletes can continue their development and be mentored at home.

We have seen an increase in parent participation at home and support on academics and virtual training which is great. Thank you for your patience, many of you have sent in emails of encouragement and support for coaches, academic leaders and we really appreciate your positive notes.

We have experienced some unique support from many friends in the NHL. Several positive role models have taken time via Zoom calls with our CoE student-athletes including Quinn and Jack Hughes, Brady Tkachuk, Josh Norris, Aaron Volpatti, Scott Laughton, Brandon Naurato, Angelo Ricci, Eric Lacroix, Colton Parayko and Torey Krug. We are so grateful for their time and what an amazing opportunity for our aspiring elite student-athletes to learn from each of them.

Finally, a HUGE thank you to our Academic Directors and additional education team members who never missed a beat supporting and holding the student-athletes accountable over the past 2 months. Just over 70% of TPH Student-Athletes will have all A’s and B’s, as the Edmentum platform allowed them to quickly transition from the classroom to home without interruption. Although our physical CoE locations have been closed, our academic progress, mentorship and off ice training never missed a beat. Our 5th grade class in Nashville finished up two weeks early and graduated into middle school and we have seen a number of students finish their studies for the semester 2-6 weeks early. We are so grateful for the incredible support from EdOptions Academy, Michigan International Prep School, Brighton Area Schools, GlobalEd, Mount Vernon, Athens Renaissance School, McNairy County Schools and especially our academic partner Edmentum who have provided the platform and support team to keep our student-athletes on track and able to successfully complete the semester and school year during this crisis with no interruption. Lastly, we want to congratulate the TPH CoE senior class of 2020 as we celebrate the graduation of 41 student-athletes across all 7 CoEs as they take their next step in their academic and hockey marathon!

We still have a long road ahead of us, but it is key we focus on the positives, celebrate the wins, even when they are not back up on the scoreboard yet. It’s been awesome to see so many people, programs, teams and players from all across the country step up in their own way to contribute to staying positive, the hockey community is ONE team and we still got this!

Enjoy your memorial day weekend, please take a moment to remember all our service men and women who gave their lives while serving and please thank those that have served and are currently protecting our freedom.

Take care,

Nathan Bowen

Chief Executive Officer

Total Package Hockey, LLC

Total Package Hockey is excited to announce, with the support of 75 donations, we achieved our goal of $10,000 to Shield Our Communities. In surpassing our goal, Maynard’s will be providing their promised match of $2,000 and the bonus of $5000. Combined we reached a total of $12,570 which will be utilize to produce and ship face shields from Sparx Hockey. The order has been placed and Sparx Hockey will completing production of over 1,000 masks to be evenly distributed and shipped to the following locations:

  • 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

We would like to thank Sparx for this partnership and Maynard’s for their generous match. Most of all we would like to that those who shared this campaign and donated to help support front line workers in our local communities. Thank you to the following donors:

Tom Winkler

Tony Diganci

Jeffrey Peterson

Jordan Pietrus

Sergio Gasperoni

Aaron Stewardson

R Scott Jentz

Tph Nationwide Family

Sheldon Wolitski

Mario Mazzuca

Taso Sofikitis

Chris And Mandy Lipsett

Karen Pease

Seven Cooper

Sunsea W.

Martin Kubaliak

Tr Mason

Indy Center Of Excellence

Alan Loewenstein

Mike Suzuki

Francis Kearney

Emily Bourgeois

Jeff Miller

John Coots

Judi Kremer

Steven Mattes

Thomas Elsensohn

Tara Shaikh

Mike Mcintosh

Candice Neisen

Dominic Vincent

Randy B

Jay Henry

Scott Truchan

Nichelle Simon

Adam House

Tom Stenglein

Devin Timberlake

Scott Van Der Linden

Tamme Mellenthin

Finn Kilbride

Heather Lambert

Henry Wineman

Michael O’neil

Sheina Dixon

Larena Burnett

Cassie Ramsay

Cameron Shaw

L’kita Smith

Dyron Givens

Emily Keller

Kristin Nabozny

Nicole Koring

Tiernan Keith Grandmother

Anthony Golio

Jared Bussard

Jordan Pietrus

Rich Mackanos

Denise Schmidt

Tiernan Keith

Phyllis Long

Annie Malafa

Audrey Forman

Dean Gartelos

Michael Mcever Family

Max Lacroix

Taylor Keyworth

Jamie Lynn Frank

Leah S

Paul Evans

Hanna Hill

Mac And Bailey Bowen

Tiffany Silverberg

TPH-Nashville and the Nashville Jr Predators are pleased to announce the hiring of Teddy Rotenberger.  Rotenberger will be joining the team this summer coming after recently graduating from the University of Alabama – Huntsville (UAH). In his time at UAH, Rotenberger competed four years with the UAH Chargers Hockey Team (NCAA DI).

 

Prior to his collegiate career, Rotenberger was an alum of the Jr Predators program.  As a player, Rotenberger exemplified the student-athlete credo; he was a team captain annually as a youth hockey player and an outstanding student in the classroom.  He captained the Thunder to appearances in the 2013 and 2014 USA Hockey National Championship  Tournament, winning a Bronze Medal in 2013 (U16 AAA).  His junior hockey career had multiple stops in the North American Hockey League including Topeka, St. Louis and Shreveport before beginning his NCAA career in Huntsville.

 

Rotenberger is no stranger in coaching with the Jr Predators and TPH; he has been involved in the Spring Prospects for the last few years and has received very strong feedback from the players and families he has worked with there.

 

Within TPH-Nashville, Rotenberger will serve as the Assistant Director of Hockey Operations – scheduling, coordinating and executing programming for the Center of Excellence and other Nashville based events.  In the Nashville Jr Predators Organization, Rotenberger will be the Head Coach for the U14 and U16 AA teams and will also be the Assistant Mite Program Director.

 

“I’m so excited to have Teddy joining our team!  His Character, work ethic and hockey experience will make him a valuable add for our student athletes and their families” said Steve Jennings, Director of Operations for TPH Nashville.

 

Jordan French, Jr Predators Tier II Program Director added “Teddy will be a great add to our coaching staff and will help us grow our AA teams and the Mite Program, continuing to strengthen the organization from top to bottom.  I look forward to working with him in the coming season.”

 

Please join us in welcoming Teddy to our team!  The Nashville Junior Predators just announced the rescheduled tryout dates for the 2020-21 season.

 

The TPH-Nashville Center of Excellence is also taking registrations for the coming academic year.

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