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12 TPH-trained Players Invited to NAHL Top Prospects Tournament

Total Package Hockey is proud to congratulate the 12 TPH-trained players selected for the 2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, which takes place in Plymouth, MI on Feb. 27-28.


The annual Top Prospects Tournament is a showcase to promote the NAHL’s top players – both players still looking to make a Division I college hockey commitment or looking for more exposure heading into the NHL Draft.

“The TPH family is incredibly proud of these players, and we wish them the best of luck in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament,” said TPH founder Nathan Bowen. “The NAHL is a tremendous hockey league that we greatly enjoy working with at a variety of different levels, and we know they do a great job of promoting their players at events like the Top Prospects Tournament.”

“It’s great when players are rewarded for their work and this is a great opportunity that the NAHL provides prior to the NHL Draft. We continue to focus on long term development and these young men show up each day, take advantage of what we do and are being recognized for their work” commented Brandon Naurato, Director of TPH Player Development.


Max Sasson attended the TPH CoE – Detroit

Ben Schultheis was a member of the Thunder AAA Hockey Club

Jake Transit attended the TPH CoE – Detroit

TPH-trained players include:

Max Sasson – Forward – Brookings Blizzard – TPH CoE (Detroit)/8 Week Summer Program
Jack Clement – Defenseman – Shreveport Mudbugs – Michigan Hockey Advancement/8 Week Summer Program
Jake Transit – Forward – Shreveport Mudbugs – TPH CoE (Detroit)/8 Week Summer Program
Ryan Burnett – Forward – Shreveport Mudbugs – Michigan Hockey Advancement/8 Week Summer Program
Andrew Lane – Defenseman – Shreveport Mudbugs – Michigan Hockey Advancement/8 Week Summer Program
Ben Schultheis – Defenseman – Minnesota Magicians – Minnesota Magicians – TPH Thunder AAA Hockey Club alum
Evan Rochowiak – Forward – Aberdeen Wings – Michigan Hockey Advancement/8 Week Summer Program
Nick Bowman – Forward – Coulee Region Chill – Michigan Hockey Advancement/8 Week Summer Program
Dominick Procopio – Defense – Shreveport Mudbugs – 8 Week Summer Program
Michael Montambault – Lonestar Brahamas – 8 Week Summer Program
Andy Nedeljkovic – Johnstown Tomahawks – 8 Week Summer Program
Luke Robinson – Defenseman –  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights –Thunder AAA Hockey Club alum, TPH Prospects

Coach Karlis Zirnis – Former Thunder AAA Hockey Club Head Coach and TPH Instructor

TPH is also proud to congratulate all eight members of the Shreveport Mudbugs invited to the event – players Dominick Procopio, Ryan Burnett, Andrew Lane, Brendan Gysbers, Jordan Fader, Jack Clement and Jake Transit, as well as coach Karlis Zirnis.

The TPH team provides hockey operations support for the Mudbugs, which includes former Mudbugs Associate Head Coach Francis Anzalone, who is an Advisor to the Mudbugs while serving as the Vice-President for TPH, and Mike Grattan, hired by TPH to serve as Shreveport’s Director of Scouting.

Last year, the team finished with a 35-19-6 record and second-place divisional finish, four players committed to NCAA DI programs and six players were featured in the Top Prospects Showcase. Defenseman Croix Evingson was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL Draft, as well.

This year, the Mudbugs feature nine NCAA DI commitments and they lead the NAHL in attendance numbers with more than 3,000 spectators per game.

“In a very short period of time, TPH has helped us build a winning franchise, but more importantly set up a hockey operations foundation that will provide long-term player development and advancement results in the best interest of the players, coaches, our fans and ownership group,” said Mudbugs general manager Scott Muscutt. “Through their national network and strong personal relationships, they are supporting our coaching staff led by former TPH Coach Karlis Zirnis with finding the kind of young man that fits in the Mudbugs culture, guys that show up at the rink every single day wanting to compete.”





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