Total Package Hockey is proud to congratulate the nine #TPHTrained players who have received invitations from USA Hockey to participate in the World Junior Summer Showcase.
The Summer Showcase, which returns to Plymouth, Mich., after taking place in Lake Placid last summer, serves as an annual kick-off event for the World Junior selection process. Canada, Finland and Sweden will join Team USA in a series of games at USA Hockey Arena from July 26 through Aug. 3.
Five of the players on the U.S. roster are TPH Center of Excellence alums, while four others have taken part in TPH programs during their careers.
“The whole 2000/2001 birth-year group will always hold a special place in the hearts of our TPH family – especially my own,” said TPH director of player development Brandon Naurato. “They were the first group of young men to lead the Center of Excellence and set the bar for the future student-athletes.
“I am extremely honored to have had the opportunity to help them grow as people and players over the years, and I’m always amazed at the success they continue to have on and off the ice.”
Congrats to the following #TPHTrained players:
Drew DeRidder – Michigan State – TPH CoE
Christian Krygier – Michigan State – TPH CoE
Arthur Kaliyev – Hamilton Bulldogs – TPH CoE
Blade Jenkins – Saginaw Spirit – TPH CoE
Bode Wilde – Saginaw Spirit – TPH CoE
John Gruden – 8 Week Progression Program
Alec Regula – 8 Week Progression Program, OHL Cup team
John Beecher – OHL Cup team
Nick Robertson – World Selects Invite team
About Total Package Hockey: Founded in 2001, it is TPH’s vision to become the world leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes through the game of hockey. Through academics, mentorship and athletics, TPH prides itself on operating at a standard that exceeds expectations of student-athletes, families, coaches, advisors and all other entities of the hockey world. With platforms that include association management, elite prospects programs, tournaments and showcases, camps and clinics and its hallmark Center of Excellence academy model, Total Package Hockey has assisted in the academic, athletic and hockey development of over 600 players who have advanced to junior, collegiate and professional hockey. Since inception, 45 #TPHTrained student-athletes have been selected in the NHL Draft, while 280 have committed to the NCAA level - 189 of which are Division I. In addition, 99 players have been selected in the OHL Priority Selection and 353 have signed tenders or been drafted in the USHL and NAHL. While TPH is proud of its student-athletes who have achieved success on-the ice, it is the process of developing young men and women as people, first and foremost, that our world-class team of coaches and mentors take the most amount of pride in. While it is our responsibility to prepare each individual for success on the ice, it is our mission to prepare each and every individual for success in the ultimate game - the game of life! To learn more about TPH, visit www.totalpackagehockey.com.