USHL Draft Watch Phase I

The 2020 USHL Draft takes place in two phases, the first of which took place Monday afternoon. Phase I of the draft is where teams select players exclusively from the 2004 birth year. In this ten round draft we are proud to announce that we had four of our current and former Center of Excellence Student-Athletes selected.

Camden Shasby – TPH Grand Rapids Student-Athlete

Round 2 – 27th overall – Fargo Force

Nathan Lewis – TPH Detroit Student-Athlete

Round 4 – 46th overall – Madison Capitols

Brett Baugh – TPH Colorado Student-Athlete

Round 4 – 50th overall – Lincoln Stars

Seth Constance – TPH Detroit Alum

Round 5 – 70th overall – Tri-City Storm

Phase II of the USHL Draft starts today at 2:00 p.m. EST.

TPH USHL Draft 2016

TPH (Total Package Hockey)-trained players were well-represented at the 2016 USHL Draft, with 32 total players, including 10 who attend the TPH Center of Excellence, drafted to the top junior league in the U.S.

“We are extremely proud of all the TPH-trained players that were selected in the USHL Draft this past week,” said TPH Detroit Director of Hockey Operations Brandon Naurato. “This is a time for all of them to enjoy the day and the workload that went into the opportunity in front of them. Understanding that this is only the first step will help all of our players enjoy the moment and continue on their path to earning a spot on a USHL roster in the future.”

A total of 16 TPH-trained players were selected in the first phase of the USHL Draft, with TPH CoE student Christian Krygier leading the way via a first round tender to the Lincoln Stars.

In the second round, TPH MHA Top 80 standout Alec Regula was selected by the Chicago Steel and TPH CoE student Caleb Everett was selected by the Muskgeon Lumberjacks. Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Drew DeRidder was taken by Cedar Rapids in the third round, while the fourth round featured fellow CoE classmates Mathieu De St. Phalle (Sioux City), Xan Gurney (Chicago) and Chalse Pletzke (Green Bay).

To round out the first phase of the draft, three more TPH CoE athletes were selected, including Cole Krygier (Lincoln), Jeremy Davidson (Bloomington) and Donny Borgula (Muskegon).

Other TPH-trained athletes who were drafted in both phases included players from the MHA program, the TPH OHL Cup team, the TPH Thunder AAA team, and the TPH 8-Week Program.

“Having been to TPH it is clear to see that the coaches and staff are fully committed to the development of not only the player but also the person,” USHL Director of Player Development & Recruitment Doug Christenson said. “TPH provides players with the opportunity to work on their game on and off the ice. TPH has produced quality players in our league and beyond. It will be exciting to see the next wave of TPH talent.”

TPH and its programs have been praised for building an environment that helps athletes grow into well-rounded players and people both on and off the ice. The TPH CoE, an elite training program that features a unique hybrid of academics and athletics, provides players with the opportunity to develop a complete hockey lifestyle.

“The USHL the top league in the world for producing student-athletes. These young men don’t only learn to be students of the game, they also are successful in the classroom,” said Jim McGroarty, who spent eight years as head coach/GM of the USHL’s Lincoln Stars. “In the USHL, you really learn time management which is a very important skill for any adult in their future. An average day for any player is a grind, the USHL is men only league. You have to have an elite mindset on and off the ice to be able to have success.

“What I love about being able to work with student-athletes at the TPH CoE, is very similar to my tenure in the USHL, these kids have a love, a compete and a passion for the game. It’s great to see where each player is at when they come to TPH, then to see the improvement in their overall game. It is unbelievable. With the success the kids are having at CoE, as well as their achievements on the ice it is very rewarding not only for all the players but also for our staff. It is great to see our players, selected for the NTDP, OHL, USHL drafts, as well as college commits ,and watching them win the Youth Olympic Gold Medal was fun. ust to think that TPH has only been in existence for two year – the sky’s the limit. It’s great to see all the hard work these your athletes are putting into the game they truly love and getting rewarded.“

Total Package Hockey is one of the largest hockey service providers in the country, offering youth and adult programs from Detroit to Atlanta. TPH provides programs, which are staffed by highly qualified elite hockey coaches and professionals, to more than 4,000 players each year. With programs in 18 total U.S. cities, including teams in the NA3HL and T1EHL, TPH specializes in skill-based player development and has a track record of moving players to junior, college and professional hockey.

Full list of TPH Trained Players taken in 2016 USHL Draft:

Final List for USHL Draft Phase 1:
1. Christian Krygier – TPH CoE/Little Caesars U16/ 1st Round Tender to Lincoln Stars
2. Alec Regula – TPH MHA Top 80 Program / TPH OHL Cup Team/Cranbrook High School/ 2nd Round Pick to Chicago Steel
3. Caleb Everett – TPH CoE/Honeybaked U16/  2nd Round Pick to Muskegon LumberJacks
4. Drew Deridder – TPH CoE/Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16/ 3rd Round Pick to Cedar Rapids Roughriders
5. Mathieu De St. Phalle- TPH CoE/Chicago Mission U16/ 4th Round to Sioux City Musketeer
6. Xan Gurney – TPH CoE/Little Caesars U16/ 4th Round to Chicago Stee
7. Ben Shultheis-TPH Thunder AAA Team/OHL Cup/ 4th Round to Green Bay Gambler
8. Chase Pletzke – TPH CoE/Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16/ 4th Round to Green Bay Gambler
9. Matt Staudacher – TPH 8 Week Summer Program/Shattuck St. Mary’s/ 5th Round to Muskegon LumberJack
10. Cole Krygier – TPH CoE/Little Caesars U16/ 5th Round to Lincoln Star
11. Jeremy Davidson-TPH CoE/Shattuck St. Mary’s/ 5th Round to Bloomington Thunde
12. Cannon Green – OHL Cup/Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16/ 5th Round to Cedar Rapids Roughrider
13. Hunter Carrick-TPH OHL Cup/Oakland Grizlies U16/ 6th Round to Madison Capital
14. Valentino Passarelli- TPH Thunder Alum /Honeybaked U16/ 7th Round to Fargo Force
15. Donny Borgula- TPH CoE/Little Caesars U16/ 8th Round to Muskegon LumberJacks
16. Hunter Nofs – TPH OHL Cup/Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U15/ 1oth Round to Tri-City Storm
Final List for USHL Draft Phase 2:
1.Matt Jennings- TPH Thunder/ 8 Week Program/Minot (NAHL) /3rd round  to Green Bay Gamblers)
2.Jay Powell-  TPH Thunder/ West Minster Prep /6th round pick to Chicago Steel
3.Nick Rosa- MHA/ 8 Week Program/ Wichita Falls (NAHL)/ 7th Round to Sioux City Musketeers
4.Johnathan Mcdonald- MHA/Ojg U18/ 8th Round to Fargo Force
5. Brendan Rons- 8 Week Program/ OJG U18/ 9th Round to Omaha
6.Paul Cotter- 8 Week Program/ Little Caesars U16/ 9th Round to Lincoln Stars
7. Cooper Zech- 8 Week Program/ Odessa (NAHL)/ 10th Round to Bloomington Thunder
8.CJ Boothe- TPH Thunder/ Fairbanks (NAHL) /11th round pick to Tri-City Storm
9.Ben Schmidling-  TPH Thunder/ Prospects/ York SkipJacks U18 /12th round pick to Omaha Lancers
10. Josh Maine- MHA/ Orchard Lake St. Mary’s/ 13th Round to Omaha Lancers
11.Andrew Sinard- TPH Thunder/ 16th Round to Cedar Rapids Roughriders
12. Nick Bowman- MHA/ Brother Rice HS/ 18th Round to Cedar Rapids Roughriders
13. Sammy Nardicchio/ TPH CoE Alum/ 8 Week Program/ Islanders Hockey Club (USPHL)/ 19th Round to Tri-City Storm
14. Tyler Johnson-TPH Thunder/OHL Cup/ Topeka (NAHL) /20th round pick to Muskegon LumberJacks
15. Nick Grimaldi/ 8 Week Program/ Victory Honda U16/ 20th Round to Tri-City Storm
16. Jake Transit/ TPH CoE/ Honeybaked U16/ 20th Round to Bloomington Thunder

21 TPH Trained Players Selected in USHL Draft


Twenty-one of the players selected by USHL franchises are TPH-trained players through the Center of Excellence, the eight-week summer progressional program, Michigan Hockey Advancement or the TPH OHL Cup tournament team. Thirteen of those are student-athletes currently or previously enrolled in the TPH CoE in Canton and Hazel Park.

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Over the course of the last two USHL Drafts, 27 TPH Center of Excellence student-athletes have been claimed by USHL teams. The TPH Detroit staff has seen 67 players in the 1996-2001 birth-years enter the CoE program since 2014, and 43 of them have either been drafted or already rostered on a junior league team. That’s 64 percent of the total count, with many more players expected to get their chance soon, too.

“The TPH Detroit staff is incredibly proud of the student-athletes selected in this week’s USHL Draft,” said TPH Detroit director Brandon Naurato. “These players work tremendously hard to create these opportunities for themselves, and we’re just here to help them along the way. They have earned this recognition and these chances to take their careers to the next level – we can’t wait to see what they do when they get there.”

Name – USHL franchise – Round selected – TPH Training

Phase I Draft

Mitchell Miller – Cedar Rapids RoughRiders – Round 2 – CoE

Michael Mancinelli – Madison Capitols – Round 2 – CoE

Carson Riddle – Sioux City Musketeers – Round 2 – CoE

Andrew Perrott – Madison Capitols – Round 3 – CoE

Dylan Wendt – Green Bay Gamblers – Round 3 – CoE

Jacob Badal – Dubuque Fighting Saints – Round 3 – Eight-week program

Davis Pennington – Dubuque Fighting Saints – Round 6 – Eight-week program/OHL Cup

Sam Antenucci – Green Bay Gamblers – Round 7 – Eight-week program

Brenden Kischnick – Muskegon Lumberjacks – Round 7 – CoE

Cullen Ward – Lincoln Stars – Round 10 – OHL Cup

Phase II Draft

Will MacKinnon – Des Moines Buccaneers – Round 1  – CoE

Zach Faremouth – Muskegon Lumberjacks  – Round 6 – CoE

Jack Clement – Chicago Steel – Round 7 – Eight-week program/MHA

Ryan Burnett – Bloomington Thunder – Round 10 – Eight-week program/MHA

Connor McGinnis – Lincoln Stars – Round 12 – Eight-week program/MHA

Grant Rinke – Des Moines Buccaneers – Round 17 – CoE

Jake Transit – Dubuque Fighting Saints – Round 18 – CoE

Max Sasson – Muskegon Lumberjacks – Round 19 – CoE

Brock Morganroth – Muskegon Lumberjacks – Round 21 – CoE

25 TPH Trained Players Selected in 2018 USHL Draft

The 2018 USHL Draft was held on May 7-8, and the latest group of Total Package Hockey-trained players saw their names appear on the draft board during the two-day process.

Total Package Hockey is proud to announce that 25 TPH-trained players were selected by USHL franchises during the Phase 1 and Phase 2 drafts.

“The TPH family is tremendously proud of these players for this latest achievement,” said TPH CEO Nathan Bowen. “We are confident that due to their character and their work ethic that they’re up to the challenge, and they will continue to make us proud at the next level – wherever that may be.”

Four of those players come from the TPH Detroit Center of Excellence, which has now produced a total of 31 draft picks over the last three seasons. Every single player who has graduated from the CoE has played at the junior level.

“The TPH staff is incredibly proud of the student-athletes chosen in this week’s USHL Draft,” said Detroit CoE director of hockey Brandon Naurato. “The hard work put in by these guys have given them these opportunities, and we’re honored to be here to help them through it all. They have earned this recognition and these chances to take their careers to the next level.”


TPH trained players selected in the 2018 USHL Draft

(Name – Current Team – USHL Team – TPH program)


Phase 1

Mathew Knies – Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U15 – Tri-City Storm – World Select Invite

Victor Mancini – Compuware U16 – Sioux Falls Stampede – 8 Week Summer

Nick O’Hanisain – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 – Muskegon Lumberjacks – World Select Invite

Riley Stuart – Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U15 – Omaha Lancers – World Select Invite

Tanner Kelly – Little Caesars U15 – Muskegon Lumberjacks – Detroit Center of Excellence

Josh Doan – Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U15 – Chicago Steel – World Select Invite

Owen Michaels – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 – Lincoln Stars – 8 Week Summer

Noah Marino – Chicago Fury U16 – Central Illinois Flying Aces – OHL Cup

Hunter Longhi – St. Louis Blues U16 – Dubuque Fighting Saints – World Select Invite

Josh Rule – Fox Motors U16 – Tri-City Storm – OHL Cup/World Select Invite


Phase 2

Declan Carlile – Wellington Dukes – Lincoln Stars – 8 Week Summer

Ryan Sullivan – Selects Academy – Sioux Falls Stampede – 8 Week Summer

Nick Andrews – Little Caesars U16 – Des Moines Buccaneers – 8 Week Summer

Skyler Brind’Amour – Chilliwack Chiefs – Fargo Force – OHL Cup

Logan Neaton – Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Madison Capitols – Michigan Hockey Advancement/8 Week Summer

Andy Nedeljkovic – Johnstown Tomahawks – Fargo Force – 8 Week Summer

Jason Brancheau – Amarillo Bulls – Youngstown Phantoms – Michigan Hockey Advancement

Sam Brennan – Brighton High School – Omaha Lancers – Michigan Hockey Advancement/8 Week Program

Max Klanow – Little Caesars U16 – Des Moines Buccaneers – Detroit Center of Excellence/World Select Invite/OHL Cup

Jake Veri – Belle Tire U16 – Tri-City Storm – Detroit Center of Excellence/8 Week Summer/World Select Invite/OHL Cup

Matt Kahra – Brighton High School – Muskegon Lumberjacks – Michigan Hockey Advancement

Trevor Bishop – Victoria Grizzlies – Tri-City Storm – 8 Week Summer

Cole Gibbs – Orchard Lake St. Mary’s – Tri-City Storm – Michigan Hockey Advancement/8 Week Program

Billy Feczko – Victory Honda U16 – Muskegon Lumberjacks – 8 Week Summer

Three #TPHTrained players invited to USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Total Package Hockey is proud to congratulate the three #TPHTrained players who have been invited to the 2019 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

Congrats to the following players:

Hunter Skinner – Muskegon Lumberjacks – Detroit Center of Excellence, 8 Week Program, OHL Cup

Logan Stein – Waterloo Black Hawks – TPH Thunder alum

Egor Afanasyev – Muskegon Lumberjacks – OHL Cup

The USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is an annual event that showcases top USHL players eligible for the upcoming NHL Draft. The rosters are selected by both USHL and NHL Central Scouting representatives.

The 2019 edition of the showcase event takes place on Jan. 8, 2019 in Lincoln, Neb.

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

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