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Kings Alumni, Lionel Landry, Commits to NCAA Div. III Lebanon Valley College!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2019

KINGS ALUMNI, LIONEL LANDRY, COMMITS TO NCAA DIVISION III LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE!

Skylands Ice World, in Stockholm, NJ, home to the Skylands Kings youth and Junior Hockey, announce today, the commitment of Lionel Landry to Lebanon Valley College, NCAA Division III College Ice Hockey Program.

Landry, a 5’11” gritty, two-way forward played for Skylands over two seasons from 2016-2018. The Pottstown, PA native played 70 games as a King and recorded 41 total points on 15 goals and 26 assists. “Lionel is an incredible person to have around your team; his character, work ethic and commitment to the process is what has gotten him to this point. Lionel has spent countless hours putting in the extra work in the off season over the past few years with us here at Skylands and we are very excited that his hard work and dedication has paid off,” Said Skylands Kings Head Coach Adam Mitchell. “I have the upmost confidence that Lionel will be an outstanding addition to the LVC community and hockey family, we look forward to keeping up with his progress.” Added Coach Mitchell.

“Lionel has demonstrated every aspect of what we expect in an LVC Student Athlete; great character, desire, determination and commitment. Lionel excels in those aspects and we are excited to announce that he will be a new part of our team here at LVC,” stated Lebanon Valley Head Coach Don Parsons.

“I am very eager to take the next step in my journey at Lebanon Valley and I am very grateful to Coach Parsons for the opportunity,” Said Landry. “I greatly enjoyed my time as a King due in large part to the marvelous staff, friends and teammates I have made over my time at Skylands, I would like to thank the Skylands Organization for all that they have done for me throughout my junior career,” added Landry.

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Dylan Dinzik Earns Number One Play of the Week

Dinzik, a West Milford NJ native, lit the lamp for 5 goals over three games at the NA3HL East Showcase in Attleboro MA this past weekend. You can catch all 5 top plays of the week at the video link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzF3thOH7CY&feature=youtu.be

For his efforts this week, Dinzik was also honored with the Second Star for the Northeast Division and James Clarke earned honorable mention with his performance in Attleboro.

Clarke Earns his second Star of the Week!

Clarke, a second year forward from Britain, earns his second Star of the Week honors of the season. Leading the team with eight points on four goals and four assists in five games played. Clarke added to his total with a three point performance on Saturday against the LA Nordiques on two goals and an assist.

Joey Arnold, Kinnelon, NJ native, earned the Second star of the Week for the Northeast Division!

For the Month of September, Goaltender Jacob King, Defenseman Justin Hiler join James Clarke in earning Honorable Mention for the Players of the Month in the NA3HL!

Congrats to the Kings standouts!

Junior Kings will host the Elmira Junior Soaring Eagles Friday October 18 @ 9:00 pm and Saturday October 19 @ 7:30 pm.

Hibbert Garners Star of the Week honors!

Skylands Forward and Ontario native, Khole Hibbert stood out this week tallying a total of three assists in two games against the New England Stars. Hibbert now sits tied with James Clarke atop the Skylands scorers with five points in four games.

Joey Arnold, Kinnelon NJ native, earned honorable mention this week for his two goal effort against the Stars.

Congratulations to our two stand outs!

The Kings will host the Lewiston/Auburn Nordiques this upcoming weekend in back to back games starting @6:30 pm Saturday 9/28
and
@12:00 Noon on Sunday 9/29

Alternate Captain Josh Baker Commits to Stockton University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2019

Skylands Ice World, in Stockholm, NJ, home to the Skylands Kings youth and Junior Hockey, announce today, the commitment of Josh Baker to the Stockton University, ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association), Division III College Ice Hockey Program.

Josh Baker, a 5’10” forward, hails from Greenwood Lake, NY. A two-year veteran of the Kings and names Alternate Captain in 2018-19, Josh played in 72 games and tallied 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points. “Josh Brought a lot of leadership and positive energy to our team the last two seasons,” Said Skylands Head Coach Adam Mitchell. “His speed and work ethic will help him be effective at Stockton immediately,” Coach Mitchell added. “Josh is the type of player and person who will do whatever is necessary to help his team and teammates be successful, we are extremely proud of the growth we have seen from him and excited to watch him progress at the college level.”

Stockton University is located near the Jersey Shore and play out of Atlantic City, NJ. Bob Gialanella, Head Coach of Stockton, has watched Josh throughout the past two seasons and is excited to announce that Baker will be their newest addition.“Josh brings a level of leadership, maturity and high-level experience playing with the Skylands Kings, “stated Coach Gialanella, “With Josh being our first Na3HL recruit from the Kings, we are excited to build a lasting relationship with the NA3HL and Skylands in the future.”

Kings Captain Steven Ford Makes NCAA Commitment!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2019

STEVEN FORD OF THE SKYLANDS KINGS NA3HL TEAM MAKES NCAA DIII COMMITMENT

Skylands Ice World, in Stockholm, NJ, home to the Skylands Kings Junior Hockey, announce today, the commitment of Kings’ Captain, Steven Ford, to SUNY Morrisville State, NCAA Division III. Morrisville competes in the SUNYAC division taking on other SUNY institutions such as Geneseo, Oswego State, Plattsburgh and Potsdam.

Steven Ford, a 5’10” forward, hailing from Dallas, TX. played in 136 games for the Kings spanning over three seasons (2016-19). Ford Tallied 1.35 points per game, with 51 goals, 132 assists for a total of 183 points. “Steven was able to put up impressive numbers while playing both forward and defense as the team needed”, stated Skylands Head Coach Adam Mitchell. “Ford is a great character guy to have around the team and showed a lot of growth over his tenure, being named team captain this past season. We are very excited to see his hard work pay off, and are looking forward to following his progression at the NCAA level.”

The focus of the Skylands Kings organization is the development of athletes and preparing them for the next level. Steven is a testament to that dedication to development. His hard work, coupled with the NA3HL’s dedication to exposure and player advancement, allowed Morrisville State Head Coach, Kevin Krogol, the opportunity to watch Steven play a number of times, both at league showcases and games in the Morrisville area. “We are excited to have Steven join us.” Said Coach Krogol. “His energy and enthusiasm will be a great addition to our program. His drive will help push the competitiveness within our team. Steven is an excellent addition to our locker room and we are excited to see what he can do for us on the ice!”

“I want to thank the Skylands Kings organization for the last three seasons”, stated Steven Ford. “The Kings have given me a tremendous place to play and live for the last three years of my development. The coaching staff has helped me to grow enormously both on and off the ice. I enjoyed every second with my teammates and friends I made in the Kings family, and I would not be where I am without them. I am extremely excited to begin my NCAA career and could not be more grateful to Coach Krogol and Morrisville State for the opportunity!”

Zach Burkhart Commits to University of Louisville!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2019

ZACH BURKHART OF THE SKYLANDS KINGS NA3HL TEAM COMMITS TO UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE!
Skylands Ice World, in Stockholm, NJ, home to the Skylands Kings youth and Junior Hockey, announce today, the commitment of Zach Burkhart to the University of Louisville, ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association), Division II College Ice Hockey Program.

Zach Burkhart, a 5’10” forward, hails from Frisco, TX. Zach played in 47 games for the Kings in the 2018-19 season, tallying 17 goals and 29 assists. He is a smooth skating 2-way center that has the ability to see the ice well and set up his teammates as a great play maker. The University of Louisville has a solid level of ACHA hockey while having a more attractive program than some NCAA D3 programs. Louisville offers the opportunity to play at a big southern college with a solid fan base while getting a great education in a city that was voted a Top US Destination.

“Zach comes to us from the Dallas area, after playing for John Paul II, he moved on to play in the NA3HL with the Skylands Kings where Zach was able to grow both off the ice, and on – becoming a point-per-game player. We are very excited to add this great young man and player to the program”, Stated Louisville Head Coach Brian Graham.

“We are very excited to watch Zach progress at the College level. We had the privilege to watch Zach grow into a very competitive hockey player. He came to the rink and worked every day with a smile on his face and was a great addition to our leadership group last season”, said Skylands Coach Adam Mitchell. “His team first mentality coupled with his skating and passing ability will set him up for success at Louisville. Good Luck Zach!”

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Jake Cicalese Commits to University of Louisville!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 13, 2019

JAKE CICALESE OF THE SKYLANDS KINGS NA3HL TEAM COMMITS TO UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

Skylands Ice World, in Stockholm, NJ, home to the Skylands Kings youth and Junior Hockey, announce today, the commitment of Jake Cicalese to the University of Louisville, ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association), Division II College Ice Hockey Program.

Jake Cicalese, a 5’11” forward, hails from the Haverford, PA area. Jake played in 46 games for the Kings in the 2018-19 season, tallying 22 goals and 31 assists. He is a hard-nosed, power forward with good physical play and has a knack for scoring timely goals.  The University of Louisville has a solid level of ACHA hockey while having a more attractive program than some NCAA D3 programs. Louisville offers the opportunity to play at a big southern college with a solid fan base while getting a great education in a city that was voted a Top US Destination.

“Jake comes to us from the  Skylands Kings (NA3HL). Prior to juniors, Jake played for the Holderness School (NEPSAC) which provides some of the best education and high school hockey in the United States. For the Kings, Jake was over a point a game player. We are excited to add a great young man off the ice, who also has a great nose for the net on the ice. Welcome to the Cardinal Family, Jake”, stated ULA’s head scout, Kyle Hughes.

“We are extremely proud of the strides that Jake took this season and are excited to announce that he will be continuing his playing career at the University of Louisville," Stated Skylands Head Coach, Adam Mitchell, "Jake is an incredible teammate both on and off the ice, he is a great leader and brings a lot of intensity to every workout, practice and game. Although we were only fortunate enough to have him for one season, Jake certainly had an effect on our younger players and has helped to shape the foundation of the Kings’ culture. The Cardinals coaching staff will undoubtedly enjoy their 4 years working with Jake, Good Luck Cic!"

Kings Name Ryan Sete as New Associate Coach!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2019

SKYLANDS JUNIOR KINGS, OF THE NA3HL ANNOUNCES NEW ASSOCIATE COACH

Skylands Ice World, in Stockholm, NJ, home to the Skylands Kings Youth and Junior Hockey, announce today, the appointment of Ryan Sete to Associate Coach of the Junior Team, an active member of the North American 3 Hockey League for the 2019-20 season.

Ryan, originally from Jackson, MI, played youth hockey for the Jackson Generals as well as the Chelsea Chiefs in Chelsea, MI. Sete also played Bantam AA for the Dearborn Brand in Detroit, MI. Ryan was recruited to play at the prestigious Culver Military Academy in Indiana for the high school varsity team that won the state championship, as well as the U16AAA and the Prep team. At culver Ryan also played football, soccer, and lacrosse.

Sete went on to play in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League for the Edina Lakers. Ryan’s Sophomore year of juniors, he suited up in the NA3HL for the North Iowa Bulls and was traded to the Cincinnati Swords. While in Cincinnati after 15 games Sete was called up to the North American Hockey League by Brooking Blizzard in Brookings, SD and remained the remainder of the season. The following year Sete played for Brooking Blizzard and was traded mid season to the Michigan Warriors in Flint, MI where he finished my junior career.

After juniors Ryan played at Johnson and Wales University NCAA DIV III for the next four years. Ryan was named Captain his senior year. While at Johnson and Wales Ryan helped run skills clinics for the Providence Capitals and Blue Chips Select youth hockey organizations. Ryan graduated J&W with a degree in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management.

Sete will also assist in coaching the Skylands Kings Youth Bantam teams as well as entry level, camps and clinics, and will be instrumental in the junior players development, and recruiting.
“I am pleased and excited to announce Ryan as our new Associate Coach for our NA3HL Junior Kings. Ryan will be a great mentor and guide for the players as he brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm.” 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!”

"I am excited to bring Ryan in this year with our NA3 team, it is great to have somebody who played in our league and moved onto the NAHL and eventually to the NCAA level." Said Head Coach Adam Mitchell. "Ryan's experience will be immensely helpful in teaching our young players what it takes to get to the next level."

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Baker earns 2nd Star of the Week!

Josh Baker - Baker had himself quite the weekend to close out the regular season tallying 5 point against the Oswego Stampede. With two multi-point games totaling 2 goals 3 assists, Josh Baker's performance, including finishing a highlight-reel backhand saucer pass from Aslan Shetov for a sweet goal, was enough to earn him the 2nd star for the week of March 10th.

Jake Cicalese also earned an Honorable Mention with a 2 goal 2 assist game over the weekend.

Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month: Dylan Dinzik, Skylands Kings

After closing out January with four points in four games, Dinzik continued to breakout of a low-scoring funk in a big way in February with 15 points in eight games – almost double his prior highest monthly point total from October (eight points), and in two fewer games. The New Jersey native kicked off the month with back-to-back two-point games, suffered his only pointless game in February, then rattled off a five-game February point streak that has stretched to eight in March. In that span, Dinzik logged his second and third games of the season with three or more points, and notched multiple points in three of the five outings. On his now eight-game streak, Dinzik has posted 3-12—15 to bring his season total to 14-32—46 in 44 games.

Also earning praise this month were Zakary Sparks (forward) and Josh Sears (goaltender) both earning honorable mentions in their respective categories.

KINGS SWEEP NA3HL NORTHEAST STARS OF THE WEEK

Zakary Sparks - Star of the Week

Sparks came in hot with eight points in two games entering last week’s action, and didn’t cool off a bit through a back-to-back set against the Sharks. Skylands toppled Long Beach in both games by a combined 11-7, with Sparks accounting for seven of those 11 strikes. Sparks nabbed a power-play goal in each contest and set up five goals – two on Friday, three on Saturday – to increase his point streak to four games (7-8—15).

Dylan Dinzik - 2nd Star of the Week

Dinzik had himself a 4 assist game against the Long Beach Sharks in Game 2 of the set. That performance coupled with his assist in the previous nights' contest earned Dinzik this weeks #2 star.

Trio of Kings enjoy their time at Top Prospects

Steven Ford, Trevor Christopher and Kavan Johnson stopping for a photo-op while representing the Kings in Attleboro MA.

Burkhart & Clarke earn 2nd Star and Honorable Mention!

Two kings players earned weekly praise in this past weeks contests against the Binghamton Junior Senators.

Zack Burkhart had himself quite the weekend with back to back multi-point games. This four point weekend (1 goal, 3 assists) earned Burkhart the NA3HL second star of the week!

James Clarke also featured in the Kings offense on the weekend with a multi-point game of his own. Friday night Clarke scored a goal and added an assist. This two point game earned Clarke an Honorable Mention!

TWO KINGS EARN WEEKLY PRAISE!

February 2 & 3 saw the Skylands Kings travel to Niagara Falls for a two game set with the PowerHawks. The Kings brought back 2 victories to New Jersey, climbing ever closer to 2nd place and home ice in the playoffs. The weekend also saw a couple standout performances from King's players.

Jake Cicalese - Jake Cicalese scored a goal and added an assist in the second game of the weekend. This performance earned him this weeks NA3HL 2nd Star of the Week. In 35 games this season Cicalese has 16 goals and 38 points.


Kavan Johnson - With a shut-out performance for the Kings in the first game of the weekend, Kavan Johnson earned an honorable mention. This was Johnson's second shut-out on the year improving his overall record to 7-3-0

Congrats to Cicalese and Johnson for earning NA3HL honors for the Week of February 6th.

Three Kings earn Honorable Mention for the month of January!

Over the course of eight games in January, Zach Burkhart scored seven goals and added 3 assists for a total of 10 points

Trevor Christopher patrolled the blue line and added five assists in eight games played in January

In his four starts in January, Kavan Johnson posted a .915 SV% to lead the Kings to three wins

BURKHART, FORD AND JOHNSON GARNER WEEKLY PRAISE!

January 27 saw the Kings in action for their only game of the weekend against the Costal Division power, Northeast Generals. In this sole contest several kings shined bright.

Zach Burkhart's outstanding 2 goal performance earned him the Northeast Division 2nd star of the week! Earning an honorable mention with 2 beautiful assists in the game was Skylands Kings Captain, Steven Ford.

Also praised this week was Kings goaltender Kavan Johnson. Kavan earned this weeks NA3HL #2 Play of the Week with a spectacular save in the second period against the Generals.

Check out the save here: (1:05)

TRIO OF KINGS EARN TOP PROSPECTS HONORS!

Kings captain Steven Ford is returning to the NA3HL Top Prospects tournament. So far in the 2018-19 season, Steven leads the team with 47 points (15 goals, 32 assists) in 34 games.

Rookie blue-liner Trevor Christopher is making his Top Prospects tournament debut in 2019. So far in the 2018-19 season, Trevor has recorded 35 points (10 goals, 25 assists) in 34 games, making him the top scoring defensemen for the Kings, as well as ranking him at number 16 in NA3HL defensemen scoring.

Rookie Goaltender Kavan Johnson is also making his Top Prospects tournament debut this year. in the 10 games that Kavan has started in the 2018-19 season, Johnson has a save percentage of .945 and a 2.47 goals against average. Kavan has recorded 6 wins, 3 losses and one shoot-out loss.

Best of luck to our Top Prospects!

February 18-19 @ New England Sports Village - Attleboro, MA

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http://na3hl.com/news/story.cfm?id=25931

Northeast Division team roster and Video! Click Below:

http://na3hl.com/game-center/#/roster/1351/183?specialteams=false&league=2

JUNIOR KING FORWARD JAKE LISSY COMMITS TO ACHA DIV. I TOWSON UNIVERSITY

Towson, MD – The Skylands Junior Kings are delighted to announce the commitment of forward, Jake Lissy, to Towson University.

Towson University Tigers men’s ice hockey competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) in the highest division; men’s division 1. The Tigers also compete in the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association (ECHA) for league play against, Drexel, Lehigh, Navy, Penn State Berks, Temple,Villanova, West Chester, and William Patterson.

The 18-year-old Rockaway, NJ native is in his first season with the Kings of the NA3HL.

“We are really excited to welcome Jake into our program! He is a great kid both on and off the ice. His experience playing in an older league this season with the Skylands Kings will be very beneficial to his success here at Towson”, remarked Jeremy Snyder – Assistant Coach and Head of Recruiting.

“We are very proud of the growth we have seen from Jake this season both on and off the ice. Jake has a knack for scoring in big moments, he has three game winning goals for us this season in our 12 wins so far. He is a great teammate who always comes to the rink with a smile on his face. We are excited to continue to watch him progress as he moves onto the college level with Towson University!” –  Kings Coaching staff

During his time with the Junior Kings, in the NA3HL, the 5’10-foot forward has played in 31 games, scoring three goals and adding four assists.

 

Of Jake, Kings General Manager, Rita Mitchell, has said, “Jake will be a great addition to the Towson program. He works his tail off, listens, is coachable, and does anything that is asked of him to the best of his ability. He is a great kid, with a great attitude, that becomes quite infectious. We are very happy for him!”

DINZIK AND FORD COMBINE FOR THIS WEEKS NA3HL #2 PLAY OF THE WEEK!!

On Saturday night Skylands Kings forward Steven Ford linked up with defenseman Dylan Dinzik to produce a highlight reel goal. The deft little saucer pass by Ford fell right into the wheelhouse of an open Dinzik who made no mistake in burying a one-timer upstairs on the sprawling Long Beach goalie. "I was just looking for which guy I wanted to pass to and knew Dinzik would score," said Ford whose patience and poise with the puck allowed the play to develop. Ford's strong play over the weekend also earned him the player of the week award.

Check out the play in this weeks edition of NA3HL top plays below!! (1:09)

Skylands forwards Ford and Saccone take home NA3HL Weekly Honors

Ford entered last week already hot with points in three straight, and kept the good times rolling with six more in two games en route to a split with Long Beach. Ford turned in his second straight 2g, 1a performance on Friday to lead Skylands to an 8-5 win before playing setup man on Saturday with three assists in a 6-5 loss. Ford’s now-five-game point streak has seen him record 11 total points, including three straight three-point performances.

Skylands forward Dylan Saccone earned himself an honorable mention as well with a strong performance over the weekend including a hat-trick in the Kings first contest against the Long Beach Sharks.

 

 

Saccone Earns #1 Play of the Week!

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Cicalese earns #5 Play of the Week!

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January 9, 2019

 

 

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Skylands Kings – Our Team, Our Time

The Skyland’s Kings are well into the second half of the NA3HL season and are poised to make a playoff run. The second place Oswego Stampede came into Stockholm, NJ recently with sports and landscape photographer Sam Cherubin was there to catch all the action. Check out this awesome hype video and come support the Skyland’s Kings in the final stretch of the regular season. Please also check out the Sam Cherubin links to view more of his photography.

 

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Garrigan makes IIHF World U20's Championship Tournament team for Great Britain!

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September 10, 2018

Nidaros Hockey signs Skylands Junior Kings Alumni Mathias Yttereng.

TRONDHEIM, Norway – The Vikings are pleased to announce the signing of Norwegian goalie Mathias Yttereng.

Nidaros Hockey is a professional ice hockey team in TrondheimNorway. They currently play in the First Division, the second level of Norwegian ice hockey. The team plays its home games in the Leangen Ishall.

The 21-year-old Yttereng played in net for the Skylands Junior Kings for the past three seasons, averaging a .898% save percentage in 81 games.

Nidaros General Manager, Lee Davidson was excited to add Mathias to the 2018/19 roster, “Mathias is a very strong and skillful goalie that has a lot of potential. He works extremely hard on and off the ice and brings a strong asset in his work ethic. We are looking forward to having him on our team”.

“During to his two seasons with the Junior Kings, in the NA3HL, Mathias was a team leader on the ice and in the locker room, and instrumental in sending the team to the playoffs in 2017-18.” Said Kings Head Coach, Adam Mitchell,  “We as a coaching staff are very excited to announce that Mathias Yttereng has signed his first professional contract with the Nidaros Vikings. Mathias finished last season with a record of 13-13-1 with a 90.1 save percentage. As the backbone of the Kings for the past three years we know how Mathias loves to compete and rise to challenges. Mathias worked incredibly hard here at Skylands and was a pleasure to work with every single day. He is extremely deserving of this opportunity. We are very proud and excited to watch his progress in the future.”

Mathias had this to say about his recent success, "Its a great feeling signing for Nidaros as it is my hometown team. I’m looking forward to being a part of the team and to do well this season. Playing at Skylands definitely prepared me for the move up."

“We are so proud of Mathias and how he has represented our Skylands Kings organization both locally and internationally and so excited for his continued success and commitment to the Nidaros Vikings!” said Rita Mitchell, General Manager for the Kings. “He is a great and humble athlete and team-mate, and the Vikings will not be disappointed in the acquisition of Mathias. We wish him continued success in the coming season, and look forward to following his career!”.

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Garrigan makes IIHF World U20's Championship Tournament team for Great Britain!

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NOVEMBER 17, 2017

The Skylands Junior Kings of the NA3HL are proud to announce that Captain, Craig Garrigan, will be representing Great Britain U20’s in the IIHF World U20’s Division 2A Championships in Dumfries, Scotland on December 5th through the 16th, 2017, under head coach, Slava Koulikov.

The six-team IIHF Division 2 Group A tournament will be played at the Dumfries Ice Bowl. Great Britain will come up against Estonia, Japan, Korea, Netherlands and Romania as they look to secure promotion back to Division 1 of the World Championship structure.

Koulikov said: “The coaching staff had to make some tough decisions to name this squad. It proves that we have great depth and some great prospects in the GB program.  I am very happy with the squad but some quality players have not made the final roster. I think we have a well-balanced squad and competition for places was really fierce. We will now undergo our final preparations for the tournament.”

Kings head coach Adam Mitchell remarked, “Craig is extremely deserving, shows his passion and work ethic everyday on and off the ice. He continues to be a leader and great team-mate. This is a great opportunity for him to display his talents, gain experience at an international level. As a coaching staff, we are not surprised for Craig to get this honor, and we wish him luck and look forward to watching him succeed.”

“We are extremely proud of Craig’s accomplishments on and off the ice since he joined us in 2016, and are certain he will represent well in the international tournament!’’, added GM Rita Mitchell.

More information regarding the IIHF World U20’s Division 2A Championships can be found at https://www.icehockeyuk.co.uk/2017/11/17/koulikov-names-squad-for-dumfries-world-championship/.

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Skylands Junior Kings' Bruce commits to Waldorf University

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JUNE 27, 2017

The Skylands Junior Kings of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that Darrin Bruce, Jr. has committed to play hockey for Waldorf University (NAIA) for the 2017-18 Season.
The Skylands Kings Coaches Mitchell & Choules stated, " "We are very happy to see Darin find a home at Waldorf University. Darin came to us early on in the season and made an immediate impact. He is a very hard working player who does anything for his team. We wish him all the best at Waldorf and we look forward to keeping an eye on him as he continues his playing career."
The Waldorf Warriors continued their winning ways by finishing the 2016-17 campaign with a 21-11-1 record, knocking off regionally-ranked opponents nine times. During Waldorf's final season in the Northern Collegiate Hockey League (NCHL), the Warriors turned in a 9-3 conference record to earn the No. 2 seed in the NCHL Tournament and also secured their fourth consecutive trip to the ACHA Division II Central Region Tournament.

Waldorf, which will become a charter member of the ACHA's newly-formed NAIA Division this year, opens the 2017-18 season with a pair of exhibition contests as the Warriors play host to the Chicago Cougars on Sept. 8 at Albert Lea, Minn. and then welcome the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings to Albert Lea City Arena the following night.

Bruce, like the rest of Waldorf's incoming recruits, will be called on to provide an edge for the Warriors as they battle in the NAIA Division.

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

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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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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.

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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.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2017

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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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.