NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Total Package Hockey “TPH” and Premier Ice Prospects “PIP” join forces to support the Smashville Girls Hockey Showcase for Tier I Girls’ teams, 12U-14U-16U-19U in conjunction with the Smashville NCAA Women’s Hockey Showcase to be held over Thanksgiving every year!
“The Predators are creating an amazing event that will couple elite girls’ hockey with the collegiate tournament; providing girls the opportunity to play in a high-level tournament and see some of the top caliber Division-one teams in action,” said Kathy Pippy, PIP Girls Hockey Director. “PIP is excited to partner with another industry leader, TPH to establish the Smashville Girls Hockey Showcase as a highly-competitive, highly-scouted annual event over Thanksgiving weekend!”
Last month the Nashville Predators announced the formation of the Smashville NCAA Women’s Hockey Showcase in partnership with TPH and PIP, indicating the 2021 participating collegiate teams will be 2021 NCAA Championship qualifiers Boston College Eagles and Colgate Raiders, who will be joined by the Mercyhurst Lakers and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. In 2022 the participating teams will include 2021 NCAA Champion Wisconsin Badgers, NCAA Runners-up Northeastern Huskies and Penn State Lions and Princeton Tigers.
“The Nashville Predators continue to lead by example in hockey, but most importantly, they also continue to do so in the community,” Total Package Hockey CEO Nathan Bowen said. “This support of and investment in growing women’s and girl’s hockey is just another of the many examples of the Predators organization’s consistent commitment and actions. We are excited for the opportunity to work with Premier Ice Prospects and the Nashville Predators to support this incredible opportunity for growth of girl’s hockey.”
The 2021 edition of the Smashville Girls Hockey Showcase will take place November 26-28th, with the NCAA games occurring on the 26th and 27th. Boston College will play Colgate and Minnesota will play Mercyhurst on Friday, with the winners of those games facing off in the championship game Saturday afternoon and the losers playing for bronze.
For additional information on the Smashville Girls Hockey Showcase, please go to www.premiericeprospects.com or click here to register your team today!
Total Package Hockey is proud to congratulate the players selected to represent TPH at the OHL Cup, and wish them luck as they begin competing in the prestigious annual tournament.
The TPH Hockey team is a collection of #TPHTrained players from across the country, coached by Francis Anzalone, Scott Nichol, Chris Lipsett and Greg Austin.
TPH is competing against the Halton Hurricanes to start the tournament; later today, they will play the Toronto Nationals.
On Thursday, they will compete against the North York Rangers, and their Friday foe is yet to be determined.
For more info on the tournament, click here.
Good luck to the players on the roster below as they compete against some of the world’s best:
Total Package Hockey is proud to congratulate the team representing TPH at the OHL Cup for a strong tournament showing.
The TPH team reached the quarterfinals of the prestigious end-of-season tournament, recording three wins at the Scotiabank Pond in North York, Ontario.
“We’re very proud of this team and how they performed this past week,” said head coach Francis Anzalone. “For a roster filled with players who had no experience playing together, they did an outstanding job of coming together as a team and supporting one another, all while competing against elite teams in a high-pressure environment.”
The TPH team was a group of #TPHTrained players from across the country (the roster is below).
After falling to the Halton Hurricanes in their first game, the TPH boys rallied to record three straight victories – securing their spot in the quarterfinals in the process.
First, they recorded a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Nationals. Following that Wednesday win, they rattled off Thursday and Friday victories, respectively, over the North York Rangers (5-2) and Brantford 99’ers (4-1).
In the quarterfinals, they fell to the Don Mills Flyers, the eventual OHL Cup champions.
Ryan Humphrey, a TPH Detroit Center of Excellence student-athlete, led the TPH team in scoring with seven points in four games. Connor Miller, a Fenton, Mich., native, was second with six points. Click here for a full statistical breakdown for the team.
Between the pipes, Grand Rapids, Mich., nativeHomer Gibson recorded two wins, while Nashville native Slava Gordeichuk picked up a win, as well.