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Skylands Junior Kings announce ACHA Div II signing of Evan Barghout to William Paterson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 19, 2017

The Skylands Junior Kings of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that Evan Barghout has committed to play hockey for William Paterson (ACHA D2) for the 2017-18 Season.

Evan was a standout goalie for the Junior Kings in both the 2015-16 & 2016-17 Season.

Patrick Choules, who took over in 2016-17 as head coach, and assisted the inaugural season claims, "Evan was an asset to our program over the course of our first two years. He is a hard working goal-tender who always remains positive and leads by example."

Joe Balance, Head Coach for the Pioneers, remarked "Evan is a sound technical goaltender who plays his angles well. His work ethic and team first attitude mentioned by Coach Mitchell make him a player valuable to the WPU Hockey Program. We know we are adding another player to our locker-room who has a strong character and will be a great teammate."

In 2016-17, The William Paterson University Pioneers received an automatic bid to the national tournament for the 8th time in the past 9 seasons. After a 5th place finish nationally the past 2 seasons they competed trying to earn their first ever national championship. The championship ultimately went to New York University. 

For more information on how you can become a King, please contact head coach, Adam Mitchell, at 973-697-1600 ext 121 or mitchell@skylandskings.com.

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Skylands Junior Kings complete the 2017-18 NA3HL Entry Draft

The Skylands Junior Kings of the NA3HL have completed the 2017-18 Entry Draft.

Selected in the 8 rounds by the Kings are:

Jimmy Patuch (F)

Brendan Couglin (D)

Jason Bilski (F)

Collin McGuire (D)

Nathan Hilzendeger (F)

Alex Crilley (F)

Hunter Fraser (D)

Justin Ohnstad (F)

For more information on how you can become a King, please contact head coach, Adam Mitchell, at 973-697-1600 ext 121 or mitchell@skylandskings.com.

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rmitchell@skylandsiceworldnj.com

Skylands Junior Kings' King Twins make college Commitment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017

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The Skylands Junior Kings of the NA3HL congratulate Nick and Mike King on their commitment to William Paterson (ACHA D2) for the 2017-18 Season.

Both Mike and Nick were standout players for the Junior Kings in the 2016-17 Season, their senior year in high school.  "In watching both Mike and Nick you immediately notice their skating ability and hockey sense.  More importantly, we know that we are adding great kids to our program. Coaches have spoke highly about Mike and Nick's work ethic, character, and attitude. We are excited to have Mike and Nick in our program and look forward to them thriving on the ice and in the classroom throughout their career at WPU." remarked Joe Balance, Head Coach for the Pioneers.

In 2016-17, The William Paterson University Pioneers received an automatic bid to the national tournament for the 8th time in the past 9 seasons. After a 5th place finish nationally the past 2 seasons they competed trying to earn their first ever national championship. The championship ultimately went to New York University. 

For more information on how you can become a King, please contact head coach, Adam Mitchell, at 973-697-1600 ext 121 or mitchell@skylandskings.com.

For more information:   www.skylandsiceworldnj.com

www.na3hl.com

Skylands Ice World

(973)697-1600 ext 117

rmitchell@skylandsiceworldnj.com

Skylands Junior Kings add Johansson & Zink to the NA3HL 2017-18 Roster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2017

The Skylands Kings of the NA3HL have added a goalie and defensemen to their 2017-18 Roster.  Adam Mitchell, head coach, is filling in around the solid core of returners from last seasons' line up. Mathias Yttereng, the Kings' netminder for the past two seasons will be back to provide solid protection for the Kings, along with the Kings top line and point producers of Ford, Garrigan and Vanderhoff, who all respectedly earned over a point per game last season.

Alexander Johansson, (5'10''; 170)

a two way defensemen fromAlex Johansson Short Hills, NJ is excited for the upcoming season with the Skylands Kings in the NA3HL.  Last season, Johansson played NJ Rockets 19U Elite in the EHL, as well as his youth hockey with the NJ Rockets. "A 99' birth year, we look for Alex to be a big addition to our blue line, as he is a strong stay at home D-man to protect the net, but also joins the rush to get shots on goal", said Adam Mitchell, head coach.  Alex added 4 assists & 8 PIMS last season and can't wait to make the Kings his new home.

Taylor Zink, (5'11''; 165) a 14 year netminder from Byram Twp, NJ, is a strong athlete who has played in both AA and Tier I hockey in New Jersey. Zink maintained a GAA of .893 for the NJ Devils U18AA team in the 2016-17 season. Taylor is also a four year lettermen for his high school hockey team, where he maintained an impressive GPA in zinkall honors and AP classes. Zink has been named an NJ Star Candidate. "The addition of Taylor to the King's roster of goalies creates solid options for the Kings at all times, and we look forward to the season knowing our net is very well protected", said head coach Adam Mitchell.  Taylor hopes to play NCAA hockey, where he plans to major in pre-med.

For more information on how you can become a King, please contact head coach, Adam Mitchell, at 973-697-1600 ext 121 or mitchell@skylandskings.com.

For more information:   www.skylandsiceworldnj.com

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rmitchell@skylandsiceworldnj.com

Skylands Junior Kings former D-man Cole Skelly makes college commitment

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Skylands Junior Kings former D-man Cole Skelly makes college commitment

The Skylands Junior Kings of the NA3HL is proud to announce the college commitment of Alumni D-man Cole Skelly (Landing, New Jersey) to the New England College's NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Team.

Skelly, 20, played in 38 games for the Kings during the 2015-16 season, racking up 37 points.

Skelly was traded in the 2016-17 Season to the Binghamton Senators, where he accumulated 28 points (5 goals, 23 assists) and an incredible +51 rating in 25 games.

New England College, an NCAA Division III institution in New Hampshire, ranked 13th in the USCHO for Division III. Their season record of 19-8 saw them losing in the NEHC Championship after their first appearance in ten years at the conclusion of the season.

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Kings Announce New Head Coach for 2017-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 22, 2017

SKYLANDS JUNIOR KINGS, OF THE NA3EHL ANNOUNCES 2017-18 mitchell2HEAD COACH

Skylands Ice World, in Stockholm, NJ, home to the Skylands Kings youth and Junior Hockey Programs, announce today, the appointment of Adam Mitchell to Head Coach of the Junior Team, an active member of the North American 3 Hockey League for the 2017-18 season.

Mitchell, born in Simi Valley, California, and raised primarily in The Washington D.C. Area, has an outstanding playing resume, spanning close to twenty years.  This will be Mitchell's first go as a junior head coach and he is excited for the opportunity, and increase in responsibility. Mitchell, a certified trainer will also oversee the teams strength and conditioning program.

Mitchell's playing career began in Washington D.C. where he played Tier I for the Washington Little Capitals from Squirt through Bantam.  Mitchell was selected after he completed his Bantam division to play on the Washington Junior Capitals Team & the Washington Junior Nationals Team, then of the Metropolitan & Atlantic Junior Leagues, bypassing his midget division years.

Mitchell is a proud alumni of the North American Hockey League's (NAHL) Texas Tornado where he played in the season prior to their hiatus, 2009-10. There he accumulated 12 points as a regular in the line-up as a 17 year old.  He was also listed to the NHL's "players to watch" list. The following two seasons he was drafted to the USHL's Souix Falls and Des Moines, and tendered in the NAHL.  However, Mitchell chose to play two more junior years with the Bay State Breakers of the former EJHL racking up a point per game and committing to Rochester Institute of Technology to play Division I NCAA hockey.

Playing in 112 games for R. I. T., Mitchell accumulated 59 points in his four years, notching several game winning over time goals and graduated with bachelor of science degree in business.

In his sophomore year at R.I.T., Mitchell was invited to participate in the Washington Capitals (NHL) development camp.  Adam has for many years worked on the ice with the Capitals Alumni in teaching summer camps and clinics, instructing youth hockey, as well as for many other camps and clinics including, R.I.T., Pro Ambitions, Network Hockey, and many more.

Mitchell is also an athletic trainer for Pro-Performance Training, a center located in Skylands Ice World, and will be instrumental in the junior players off ice development, and injury prevention.

“I am pleased and excited to announce Adam as our new Head Coach for our Junior Kings.  Adam will be a great mentor and guide for the players as he brings a great deal of experience and excitement.” Said Skylands General Manager, Rita Mitchell.  “We are looking forward to a great team this season, and a great place for people to bring their families and enjoy a great hockey game!”

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Skylands Ice World

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rmitchell@skylandsiceworldnj.com

Patrick Choules New Head Coach of Skylands Junior Kings!

 

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Patrick Choules new head coach of the Skylands Kings!

The Kings have made a coaching change for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. Patrick Choules, current director of hockey for Skylands Ice World will head up the coaching staff of the Skylands Kings. Patrick grew up in Beaconsfield, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal. After graduating from high school in Montreal, he was recruited to Millbrook School where he played hockey, soccer and baseball and captained all three teams during his senior year.

Post Millbrook, Patrick played junior hockey for the Brockville Braves in the CJHL and the Kahnawake Condors in the LHJAAAQ. While playing for the Condors, he was recruited to SUNY Potsdam where he played four years of NCAA hockey and was assistant captain during his junior season. As a D-man at Potsdam,Patrick played in 84 games, recording 17 points in his career!

Patrick graduated from Potsdam with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, and spent the next four years at Ontario Hockey Academy, a prep school in Cornwall, Ontario.

During his first year at OHA, Patrick was a coach of the OEMHL AAA league and playoff champions. During his tenure, he was also Head Coach of the Major Midget boys' team, Association President, Director of Player Placement and taught Senior Business and Economics.

Choules will continue to be assisted by Adam Mitchell, current Associate Coach.