TPH Welcomes Jeff Nygaard as Director of Tournaments and Special Projects

Minnesota native, Jeff Nygaard, grew up playing for his hometown varsity high school hockey team. Nygaard’s hockey career extended through his time at North Dakota State University where graduated with a degree in Mass Communications.


Nygaard has consistently been involved in all aspects of the game including a 26 year officiating career. As an official Nygaard has amassed over 300 minor professional games and four USA Hockey National Championship contests.


On the organizational side of the game, Nygaard has founded and/or served as executive director of the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League, Ashburn (Va.) Xtreme Hockey Club, Washington Little Capitals, Washington Junior Nationals and Eastern Hockey League. Additionally he served as Commissioner of United States Premier Hockey League.


In addition he has owned and operated Sports Front Office for 20 years, specializing in day-to-day business operations for sports organizations and leagues.


In regard to his position within TPH, Nygaard will run and administer all TPH Tournaments and help with large events. “We are super excited to have Jeff on board.” said Keith Rowe, TPH Regional Director. “He has deep resume in the world of hockey and his management skills will help take our TPH Tournaments and Events to the next level.”


Join us in welcoming Jeff Nygaard to the Total Package Hockey Family.