14 #TPHTrained Players Selected in NAHL Draft

Total Package Hockey is pleased to congratulate its 14 #TPHTrained student-athletes on being selected in the 2018 NAHL Draft on Tuesday, June 5.  A variety of TPH programs were represented in the NAHL draft, from its hallmark Center of Excellence to Thunder ‘AAA’ hockey.

“We congratulate these young men on being recognized in the NAHL Draft,” TPH CEO Nathan Bowen said.  “The NAHL has done a tremendous job producing NCAA players, especially over the last five years.  The 14 TPH players who were chosen will be getting a great opportunity to earn their way in a league where development and advancement are the top priorities.”

Total Package Hockey joins CEO Bowen in congratulating the following 14 young men on this terrific accomplishment:

Hayden Taylor, Michigan Hockey Advancement & Detroit 8 Week Progression Program…..  1st Round to Lone Star Brahmas

Kendrick Frost, Thunder ‘AAA’…..  2nd Round to Brookings Blizzard

Matt Stoia, Detroit Center of Excellence…..  3rd Round to Shreveport Mudbugs

Davis Pennington, Detroit Center of Excellence…..  3rd Round to Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights

Andrew Garby, Michigan Hockey Advancement…..  4th Round to Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Cole Gibbs, Michigan Hockey Advancement & Detroit 8 Week Progression Program…..  5th Round to Maryland Black Bears

Carson Riddle, Detroit Center of Excellence…..  5th Round to Austin Bruins

Braiden Dorfman, Thunder ‘AAA’…..  6th Round to Aberdeen Wings

Dylan Moulton, Thunder ‘AAA’…..  6th Round to Chippewa Steel

Cannon Green, Thunder ‘AAA’ & Detroit Center of Excellence…..  6th Round to Philadelphia Rebels

Owen Kelly, Detroit 8 Week Progression Program…..  9th Round to New Jersey Titans

Ryan Dickinson, Detroit Center of Excellence & 8 Week Progression Program…..  11th Round to Odessa Jackalopes

Gabe Potyk, Michigan Hockey Advancement…..  11th Round to Lone Star Brahmas

Camden Theising, Thunder ‘AAA’…..  15th Round to Chippewa Steel

Thunder Alum Zack Conner Tenders With The Austin Bruins in NAHL

The Meijer AAA hockey organization, members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Zack Conner has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Austin Bruins of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Conner, 18, is in his first season playing for the Meijer AAA 18U team in the NAPHL. The 6’1/185 lbs. native of Hendersonville, Tennessee, has one assists in four games played thus far for Meijer AAA.
Conner recently made his NAHL debut, appearing on the Bruins blueline in a 5-0 win over the Chippewa Steel back on October 27th. Conner was a +1 in the contest.
Prior to playing for Meijer AAA this season, Conner spent last season at The Gunnery Prep, and prior to that he played for the TPH Thunder.
He is the first Meijer AAA 18U player to sign an NAHL tender this season.
A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders, which include two (2) tenders exclusively used on players from the NAPHL – plus or minus any trades – which became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 4, 2019.

Noah Henry tendered by Aberdeen Wings of NAHL

Once Noah Henry wraps up high school, he’s off to the NAHL’s Aberdeen Wings in 2019-2020.

The longtime member of the Thunder hockey program and well-versed #TPHTrained player from Milton, Ga., has had a slew of hockey successes, and TPH is proud of how he has grown on and off the ice.

“I can’t thank Coaches Bowen, Rowe, Fairbanks, Kaminski and Marakovski and the entire Thunder organization enough for the training and support that I received the from the organization from 2012-2016, Henry said. “TPH and Thunder’s training and professionalism is outstanding. They gave me a solid foundation in skating, game play, and mental approach to the game that I am still using every day and will use as long as I play hockey.”

Check out Henry’s hockey accomplishments as we celebrate another success story from the TPH family.

  • Played on Thunder Pee Wee and Bantam teams from 2012-2016
  • In 2015-2016 was assistant captain on Thunder Bantam Major team with Coach Rowe
  • Played with Thunder Bantam Major in U15 National Championship tournament in Anchorage, AK
  • Selected for U14 and U15 USA National Camp
  • Played in All-Star Game on TPH Selects team at 2016 World Selects Invitational
  • Played on TPH Showdown in Motown teams for 5 years
  • Officiated over 50 games as a Georgia Ice Official from 2011-2015

29 #TPHTrained Drafted or Tendered following NAHL Draft

The 2019 NAHL Draft took place on Tuesday, June 4th where we are proud to announce 10 #TPHTrained players were selected. In addition, 18 more #TPHTrained players have been tendered for the upcoming NAHL season to this point.


Draft Position – Player – Draft Team – TPH Program

No. 38 – Kyle Kawamura – Corpus Christi Ice Rays – Thunder AAA & 8-Week Program

No. 70 – Bobby Burns – Springfield Jr. Blues – Center of Excellence & 8-Week Program

No. 105 – Cannon Green – Maine Nordiques – Center of Excellence & OHL Cup

No. 161 – Owen Kelly – Corpus Christi Ice Rays – 8-Week Program

No. 171 – Ryan Sorkin – Shreveport Mudbugs – OHL Cup

No. 187 – Owen Michaels – Chippewa Steel – 8-Week Program

No. 223 – Josh Deluca – Shreveport Mudbugs – 8-Week Program

No. 230 – Riley Stuart – Johnstown Tomahawks – WSI

No. 308 – Michael Mercurio – Johnstown Tomahawks – OHL Cup


The #TPHTrained players to this point that have signed tenders going into the NAHL 2019-2020 season are:

Player – TPH Program

Billy Simms – Lonestar Brahmas – Center of Excellence & 8-Week Program

Brendan Murphy – Michigan Hockey Advancement

Bryce Kallen – Michigan Hockey Advancement

Carter Korpi – 8-Week Program & Michigan Hockey Advancement

Chuck Bay – Thunder AAA

Colin Kerchoff – 8-Week Program

Dalton Norris – Center of Excellence & 8-Week Program

Davis Goukler – Thunder AAA & 8-Week Program

Griffon Sanom – Center of Excellence, Michigan Hockey Advancement, & 8-Week Program

Hunter Longhi – WSI

Jack Hillman – Center of Excellence

Joe McCollum – Center of Excellence

John Druskinis – Michigan Hockey Advancement & OHL Cup

Mitch Morris – Michigan Hockey Advancement & 8-Week Program

Ryan Kerchoff – 8-Week Program

Ryan Waltman – Center of Excellence

Tim Erkkila – Michigan Hockey Advancement & 8-Week Program

Trent Grimshaw – Center of Excellence

Trevor Russell – Thunder AAA, OHL Cup & 8-Week Program


To read more about the NAHL Draft click here.


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.

17 NJP Alumni Participated in NAHL Showcase

Last weekend was the 7th annual North American Hockey League (NAHL) Showcase at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. All 26 NAHL teams were present and we are excited to see 17 of our Nashville Jr. Predators alumni competing in the showcase. Below is the alumni who competed in the showcase:


During the 2018-19 season, a record total of 351 NAHL players made NCAA commitments, with 232 (66%) of those being NCAA Division I commitments. The NAHL Showcase plays a big role in that success, with dozens of players each season earning an NCAA Division I opportunity during and following their participation in the event.

“The NAHL Showcase is the Greatest Show on Ice and truly representative of why the NAHL is the League of Opportunity. Our mission each season is to continue to set the bar higher and higher and the 2019 NAHL Showcase will be no different. There is simply no other event like this that brings together the number of scouts that we see during the five days and we look forward to seeing a new crop of players and talent showcase their skills,” said NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld.

The NAHL Showcase attracts over 9,000 people in overall attendance, including more than 350 professional, college and junior scouts. For scouting purposes, the NAHL Showcase is the premier event of its kind and is a yearly gathering for every NCAA program and NHL team as they get their first look at some of the best and brightest hockey talent North America has to offer. For more information on the NAHL Showcase including schedule, ticket prices, hotels, rental cars and arena information, visit nahl.com/showcase