Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Austin comes to us from Milwaukee and has been coaching goalies for 12 years all over the country. He played prep hockey at the Kents Hill School in Maine. After playing two years of Junior Hockey in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Keiser played NCAA Division III for SUNY – Potsdam and later, Western New England University. He concluded his playing career in the ECHL for his hometown team, the Atlanta Gladiators. After his playing career, Keiser served as Assistant Coach at his Alma Mater, Western New England University (NCAA). Next, Keiser became the first Assistant Coach for the inaugural season at Trine University (NCAA). Keiser helped build the first ever junior team in Milwaukee and was the Associate Head Coach for the Milwaukee Power in the NA3HL. Additionally, Keiser comes to TPH with goalie coaching experience from Pro Crease in Connecticut (4 years), SAP in Atlanta (7 years), and USA Hockey. He served as the Director of Goaltending for Milwaukee Jr. Admirals for the last two seasons. “Through my experience as a player and coach, I strive to bring the best goalie package to TPH and Nashville Jr. Predators as the new Goalie Director for these programs.”

“We are really excited to have Austin join us here in Nashville in a full-time position,” stated Jr Predators Tier I Director Keith Rowe. “This is the first time we have had a full-time goalie coach focused solely on TPH and the Nashville Jr Predators. Austin will work with all our Jr Predators teams and will be very hands-on doing things like individual video review, attending games and providing real-time feedback, conducting goalie only on-ice sessions, attending weekday and team practices, and conducting group Zoom presentations for our goalies. We are excited that we are providing these long-overdue resources for all of our goalies.”


“Austin is a hard working and experienced goalie coach,” said USA Hockey Manager of Coaching Education, David Caruso. “He has a great passion to continually learn and develop his coaching skills. He is a patient teacher and brings relatedness to the athletes he works with.”


Austin will be residing in Nashville and once the current battle with the Covid-19 virus is over he will run free goalie-only sessions which all Jr Predators and local Nashville goalies will be invited to attend. Austin will also host a Zoom presentation for all our goalie families. We will send a separate invite to all our goalie families which will include RSVP directions. We hope this note finds everyone safe and healthy.

2020 Bauer Music City Invitational Wraps Up

The 2019 calendar year ended and the 2020’s began with the Bauer Music City Invitational for the 53 teams who traveled to Nashville to compete. After 126 games, totaling 10,650 minutes of ice time, 9 teams came out champions. Below are the division winners for the 2020 Bauer Music City Invitational.

Below are some of our favorite images from the weekend.

47 #TPHTrained Players Make USHL 30-Man Protected and Affiliate Lists for the 2019-20 Season

On September 1st the United States Hockey League (USHL) and its Member Clubs announced Sunday the 30-man protected and affiliate lists for the 2019-20 season. We are proud of our 47 #TPHTrained players that have secured a spot on one of these rosters. We will be cheering on the following players as they work hard over the next few weeks to secure their spot on the 30-man protected list:


Cedar Rapids

Max Sasson – Detroit CoE/8-Week Summer

Nate Hanley – WSI



Jacob Badal – Detroit 8-Week Program

Josh Doan – WSI

Mathieu De St. Phalle – Detroit CoE


Des Moines

Cameron Rowe – OHL Cup

Christian Stoever – Detroit CoE/8-Week Summer

Michael Mancinelli – Detroit CoE/8-Week Summer

Nick Andrews – 8-Week Summer

Tiernan Shoudy – 8-Week Summer



Luke Robinson – Nashville Jr Preds/8-Week Program

Riley Rosenthal – OHL Cup

Ben Schultheis – 8-Week Summer/Nashville Jr. Predators

Hunter Longhi – WSI

Ryan Beck – Detroit CoE/8 Week Program

Thomas Middleton – 8-Week Summer



Zach Faremouth – Detroit CoE/8-Week Program


Green Bay

Camden Thiesing – Nashville Jr Predators/8 Week Program

Dylan Moulton – Nashville Jr. Predators /Nashville CoE/OHL Cup

Dylan Wendt – Detroit CoE/OHL Cup/WSI

Xan Gurney – Detroit CoE



Dalton Norris – Detroit CoE/8 Week Program



Cole Kodsi – Nashville Jr Predators /8 Week Program

Davis Pennington – Detroit CoE/8 Week Summer/OHL Cup

Stephen Davis – Nashville Jr Predators /8 Week Program



Tanner Kelly – Detroit CoE

Bennett Barnes – 8-Week Summer

Kienan Draper – 8-Week Summer

Nick Donofrio – OHL Cup

Ryan Humphrey – Detroit CoE/8-Week Summer/OHL Cup

Ryan Mcinchak – 8-Week Summer

Ryan Sorkin – OHL Cup

Sutter Muzzati – OHL Cup



Hunter Carrick – OHL Cup

Kyle Kawamura – Nashville Jr. Predators


Sioux City

Sam Antenucci – 8-Week Summer


Sioux Falls

Joe Blackley – OHL Cup

Ryan Sullivan – 8 Week Program

Victor Mancini – 8-Week Summer



Luke Buss – Detroit CoE

Mitchell Miller – Detroit CoE/WSI

Mathew Knies – WSI

Nick Sofikitis – Detroit CoE/8 Week Summer/WSI



Ethan Szmagaj –  8-Week Summer

Logan Stein – Nashville Jr. Predators



Josh Deluca – 8-Week Summer

John Larkin – 8-Week Summer

TPH Center of Excellence Student Athletes Earn Spots on USHL 30-Man Protected Lists

This past weekend the United States Hockey League (USHL) and its Member Clubs announced Sunday the 30-man protected and affiliate lists for the 2019-20 season. These lists featured 16 players TPH Center of Excellence student-athletes/alumni.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Ryan Beck DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS

Ryan Beck | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Tri-City Storm Luke Buss TRI-CITY STORM

Luke Buss | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Nick Sofikitis | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Mitchell Miller | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Chicago Steel Mathieu De St. Phalle CHICAGO STEEL

Mathieu De St. Phalle | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Fargo Force Zach Faremouth FARGO FORCE

Zach Faremouth | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Green Bay Gamblers Xan Gurney GREEN BAY GAMBLERS

Xan Gurney | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Dylan Moulton | TPH Center of Excellence – Nashville

Dylan Wendt | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Muskegon Lumberjacks Ryan Humphrey MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS

Ryan Humphrey | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Tanner Kelly | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Lincoln Stars Dalton NorrisLINCOLN STARS

Dalton Norris | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Madison Capitols Davis Pennington MADISON CAPITOLS

Davis Pennington | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Cedar Rapids Rough Riders Max Sasson CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGH RIDERS

Max Sasson | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Des Moines Buccaneers Christian Stoever DES MOINES BUCCANEERS

Christian Stoever | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

Michael Mancinelli | TPH Center of Excellence – Detroit

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

Olivia Barnett Joins the TPH Family

Total Package Hockey is excited to announce the addition of Olivia Barnett to the TPH Nashville team. Barnett, native of Erie, Penn., will be the new Program Administrator for the Nashville branch.

Barnett graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, with a Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management degree. Barnett has spent time working with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) in Event Operations and Marketing during in-season events and the PA State Championships during the spring of 2018.

Over the past year and a half, Barnett spent time as an Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh for CMMI Institute, a global leader in enabling organizations to elevate and benchmark performances across critical business practices.

Please join us in welcoming Olivia to the TPH Family!