Nashville Roots Grow Deeper for TPH with Partnership
Nashville, TN – Total Package Hockey (TPH) is excited to announce a substantial long term investment and expansion in Nashville, Tennessee. For the past 15 years, TPH has provided development and advancement programs for aspiring Nashville student-athletes. TPH, in partnership with Tim McAllister, Brad Guzda, former Nashville Predators goaltender Chris Mason, and forward JP Dumont, effective immediately will begin to support the operation of Rise Prep and the Nashville Jr. Predators NA3HL junior hockey team.
“It will be great to work with TPH, as I believe in what they are doing and they do things the right way with a long-term vision. They bring a set of resources and experience from their operations across the country that our programs and young athletes will be the beneficiary of.”
Rise Prep powered by TPH will expand resources available to all student-athletes. The programing
will expand on the outstanding foundation that has been built at RISE over the past 3 years. Shared resources and experiences from the successful TPH Center of Excellence model that has been implemented in Atlanta and Detroit will now be available to Nashville students. Over the past three years TPH has fine-tuned a blended academic environment, coupled with an elite training program for student-athletes that successfully combines academics and athletics. The Detroit and Atlanta Centers of Excellence have produced 19 NCAA Division I college hockey commitments in just two and a half years. Nashville native and Thunder alum, Andrew Sinard who attended the Atlanta Center of Excellence last season, has committed to the NCAA DI University of Miami RedHawks. Andrew has played parts of this season both in the USHL and NAHL.
“TPH has a proven track record of developing young men and elite student-athletes. I am excited to be part of that tradition and mentor local Nashville players that love the game. It’s part of giving back to the game,” states former Predators star forward JP Dumont who will be part of RISE Prep powered by TPH and the NA3HL Jr Predators.
As part of this new partnership and investment in the Nashville market, TPH Director of Hockey Operations, Keith Rowe, will be relocating to Nashville where he will be responsible for overseeing and supporting all Nashville platforms.
Keith will also continue in his role with the Thunder AAA hockey club and has been named the head coach for the 16U Thunder AAA Hockey team for the 2017-2018 season.
“I’m excited to move to Nashville as it is such a fast-growing market that has incredible leadership and support from the Nashville Predators, who are invested and committed to growing the game at the grassroots level” says Keith Rowe, “I’m also excited to learn from and work with Tim, Brad, Chris, and JP. Obviously, they have earned tremendous respect in the Nashville hockey community and their ability to teach and mentor our young student-athletes will be a major resource for participating families.”
With over 15 years of experience supporting Nashville student-athletes and their families, TPH will continue to place a major emphasis on academic and personal development. This focus has produced NCAA DI and DIII opportunities for Nashville players, young men who also move on to junior and pro hockey serving as a captain or assistant captain. More importantly TPH has watched Nashville alum move on after hockey to become successful business owners, teachers, financial advisors, attorneys and get into exceptional elite college academic programs due to their ability to combine hockey and academics.
This tradition and path that has been built over the past 15 years will only grow with this new partnership, tapping into the TPH alumni and network to open up new doors for young aspiring committed Nashville student-athletes.
Stay tuned for future releases with more information regarding all TPH Nashville programming.
About Total Package Hockey (TPH)
Total Package Hockey is one of the largest hockey service providers in the United States, offering youth and adult programs from Detroit to Atlanta to more than 4,000 players each year. With a grassroots approach, TPH introduces hockey to more than 50,000 students annually, specializes in skill-based player development and also offers a number of high-end prospect teams and tournaments throughout the country. TPH runs day-to-day operations for youth programs including AAA that play in the national T1EHL. TPH manages the Shreveport Mudbugs in the NAHL along with the Point Mallard Ducks and Evansville Thunderbolts of the NA3HL. Most recently, TPH opened three TPH Center of Excellence schools in Detroit and Atlanta. TPH provides platforms with world class coaches and professionals who have developed and advanced more than 300 players to junior, college and professional hockey.