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Tampa Bay Juniors McWilliams Commits to Bethel University

2/14/18 - Wesley Chapel, FL - The Tampa Bay Juniors Hockey Club is proud to announce that Premier forward Jory McWilliams has officially committed to Bethel University for the 2018-19 season.  Bethel is located in St. Paul, MN and plays in the MIAC.

McWilliams, a Bloomington, MN native is in his second season with Tampa.  After scoring 42 points last season in 45 games, McWilliams has exploded this season with 89 points so far and leading the USPHL in scoring all season.

"Jory has had an incredible season this year," said head coach Garrett Strot.  "Bethel is getting a player that is going to step in right away for them and be an impact."

"Jory is someone we've been keeping an eye on since last season,"  said Bethel Head Coach Charlie Burgraff, "he has great character and we are excited to have Jory join the Bethel program."

McWilliams had many schools recruiting him and felt Bethel was the right fit after visiting the campus and rink.  "It felt right," said McWilliams, "I also want to thank the Tampa Bay Juniors.  Playing for TBJ has been the best 2 years of my life.  I'm glad I chose to come to Florida to develop as a player.  I loved the training and the top notch facilities."

"I can't be happier for Jory," said Strot, "He deserved all the attention he got from schools and all of us with TBJ wish him and his family the best as he continues his hockey career!"

McWilliams is the second TBJ player to commit in the last week joining Parker Elvy (Lawrence U) with still more too come.


Tampa Bay Juniors Elvy Commits to Lawrence University

Wesley Chapel, FL - The Tampa Bay Juniors Hockey Club is proud to announce that Premier forward Parker Elvy has officially committed to the Lawrence University Vikings of the NCHA for the 2018-19 season.

Elvy, a native of Madison, WI, has played the past 2 seasons with Tampa, playing in over 80 games including 42 games played this season with 15 goals and 25 assist.

"Parker has been very dedicated both on and off the ice the past 2 years", said head coach Garrett Strot.  "He will only get better each year with his dedication and will have a tremendous college career."

"We are very excited to offer Parker a roster spot," said Lawrence Assistant Coach Pat Macadden, who first saw Elvy at the Florida Showcase.  "Parker's has great character both on and off the ice and we are excited about him being part of the Lawrence Hockey Family."

"I loved my time here in Tampa and playing for TBJ", Said Parker, "It's a different environment with the off ice training and the great facility we have.  Just the whole experience playing in Tampa was awesome!"

TBJ wishes Parker and his family the best of luck as he continues his hockey career.  Parker is the first TBJ player to commit to a college for next season with many more to follow in the coming weeks.

Malinoski Named POTW

Ken Malinoski has been named Player of the Week in the USPHL after scoring 5 goals in Tampa Elite's sweep of the Florida Blades over the weekend.  Malinoski scored 2 goals friday night and capped off the weekend with a hat trick in Saturdays Game.

Malinoski is the 3rd elite player to be named POTW and Tampa's 5th overall recipient. 

Tampa Bay Juniors get a Taste of NHL All Star Weekend

Tampa, FL - Before the NHL All Stars bring their skills to Tampa tonight for the NHL Skills competition, ten Tampa Bay Juniors players took part in the exact events Friday as the NHL tested equipment and went through a dry run at Amalie Arena.

With the NHL All Star weekend here in Tampa, event organizers needed players to test the equipment and make sure everything ran smoothly before the nationally televised events take place.  The players were able to participate in the same events as the NHL players will and did a new event that will be unvailed tonight.

Jory McWilliams, Parker Elvy, David Tmej, Curtis Hansen, Ryan Vlaisavljevich, Luke Zimmermann, Christian Louria, Daniel Seniov, Saxon Greene and Alec Murano each participated in the different events that showcase the top NHL talents.  The events included; fastest skater, hardest shot,accuracy shooting, passing and stickhandling.

"Everyone had an unreal experience", said Vlaisavljevich, "It was a once in a lifetime chance.  The guys had a lot of fun and the referees doing the events would come up to us and ask us how our team was doing and how the league is.  It will be fun to watch on TV and see how we compared."

"It was a lot of fun doing all the different events", said Seniov,"Just being out on that ice and experiencing all of it."

Kortenhaus Named Elite POTW

Tampa Bay Junior Elite goalie Daniel Kortenhaus was named Player of the Week this past week by the USPHL.  Daniel Shutout the Palm Beach Hawks Sunday making 15 saves.  Kortenhaus now has 11 wins on the season and lowered his GAA to 1.72 and his save % to.924.


McWilliams Named POTW for Second Time

Tampa Bay Juniors Captain Jory McWilliams has been named Florida/Southeast Player of the Week for the second time this season.  McWilliams had 5 goals over the weekend including two game winners in win's over Daytona.  The second game winner came with less than a minute to play and gave Jory the Hat Trick.  McWilliams continues to lead all of tier 3 junior hockey in scoring.
This is the 3rd time Tampa has had a player named POTW, with Mateusz Wawrzkiewicz being named on 12/13 along with McWilliams second.

Tampa Bay Juniors Vlaisavljevich Commits to Milwaukee School of Engineering

Wesley Chapel, FL - The Tampa Bay Juniors Hockey Club is proud to announce that Premier Defenseman Ryan Vlaisavljevich has officially committed to play hockey at Milwaukee School of Engineering for the 
2018-19 season.  MSOE is located in Milwaukee, WI and plays in the NCHA.

Vlaisavljevich, a native of Woodbury, MN is in his second season with Tampa.  As Captain in 2017-18 season he played in 44 games scoring 8 goals with 21 assist and a plus 23.  Prior to coming back to Tampa this season Ryan played with the NCDC South Shore Kings.  This season he has played in 24 games with 8 goals and 13 assist and a plus 22.

"Ryan really helped solidify our defense when he came back," said Head Coach Garrett Strot.  "He is a tremendous leader both on and off the ice.  He is committed to improving every day.  I have no doubt he will be an impact player right away for MSOE."

"It's been an incredible experience." Said Ryan, "The sprint training and skill work the coaches implement has really helped me to improve my overall game as a defenseman.  I can't thank the coaches enough for helping me to develop into the player I am today.  I'll miss coming to the rink in Tampa but I look forward to my next four years t MSOe."

TBJ wishes Ryan and his family the best of luck as Ryan continues his hockey career.

Ryan is the 3rd Tampa Premier player to commit for the 2018-19 season.

Tampa Bay Juniors Premier and Elite Teams Win Division Titles

Wesley Chapel, FL - The Tampa Bay Juniors Premier and Elite teams both wrapped up first place in Florida Division with sweeps over the Daytona Racers this weekend.  Both teams will be the number one seed in the first round of playoffs that begin Friday.  With the wins TBJ Elite team end the regular season on a 14 game winning streak and TBJ Premier team ended it's regular season on a 12 game winning streak.

TBJ Premier was led by David Tmej's 8 points, including a hat trick on Saturday.  Jory Mcwilliams had 7 points (2 goals, 5 assist) Ryan Vlaisavejevich had 5 points (2 goals, 3 assist) and Christian Louria had 4 assist.

TBJ Elite was led by Mateusz Wawrzkiewicz 7 points with a hat trick Sunday.  Evan Hoffberg 1 goal 5 assist with 4 helpers in Sunday's win.  Mark Louria also contributed 1 goal and 4 assist.

McWilliams wins scoring title

Jory McWilliams finished the weekend with 7 points which gave him the USPHL Premier Division scoring title.  McWilliams finished with 96 points and also led the league in goals with 47.  David Tmej finished third in the league scoring with 88 points on the season including 39 goals.

Game Recaps
2/17/18 @ Daytona Racers
TBJ Elite 6  Daytona 2

Wawrzkiewicz had a goal and 2 assist to lead Tampa in it's 6-2 win.  Louria would add 3 assist and Jack Mazur 1 goal and 1 assist.  Also scoring for Tampa was Spencer Geer, Casey Bahl and Jaakko Kiukas.  Perry Gianinno had 29 saves and TBJ fired 73 at the Daytona goalies.

TBJ Premier 10  Daytona 1
The Premier team wrapped up the division title with it's resounding win.  Tmej had the hat trick and McWilliams had 2 goals and 3 assist to win the USPHL scoring title.  Saxon Greene, 2 goals, Matej Dejdar, Daniel Seniov and Alec Murano rounded out the scoring.  Vlaiavljevich had 3 assist.  Tyler Roy had 21 saves as TBJ outshot Daytona 64-22.

2/18/18 @ FHCI
TBJ Elite 8  Daytona 3

Wawrzkiewicz continued his hot weekend netting the hat trick.  Hoffberg picked up 4 assist and Ken Malinoski continued his hot scoring getting 2.  Geer, Kiukas and Louria would also score.  Daniel Kortenhaus made 18 saves.

TBJ Premier 10  Daytona 6
For the second consecutive day Tampa score 10 goals led by Tmej, Vlaisavljevich, Nikita Baikov and Zach Slezak each scoring 2 goals.   Ethan Chadwell and Parker Elvy also scored.  Louria added 3 assist with goalies Chad Duran and Nic Redmond combining with 21 saves in the win. 



Premier Division Champs

Elite Division Champs

Tampa Bay Juniors Premier/Elite Teams Maintain Division Leads

Wesley Chapel, FL - Tampa Bay Juniors Premier and Elite teams both swept the Florida Blades over the weekend to each maintain its lead on the Florida Divisions and continue their winning streaks.  TBJ Premier now has its winning streak to ten games and TBJ Elite extended its winning streak to twelve games!

TBJ Premier was once again led by the Jory McWilliams, David Tmej and Daniel Seniov line which combined for 17 points (6 goals, 11 assist).  McWilliams and Tmej are both 1 and 2 in scoring this year in the USPHL.

TBJ Elite was led by Ken Malinoski who scored 5 goals over the weekend, including the hat trick Saturday.  Mark Louria would add 2 goals 1 assist with Evan Hoffberg and Brenton Wadsworth each chipping in a goal and 2 assist.  

With the sweeps, both teams can wrap up the division titles in 2 weeks with home and home games vs the Daytona Racers.

Game Recaps
Friday 2/2/18 @ FHCI

TBJ Premier 5  Florida Blades 2
Tyler Roy made 33 saves and Seniov's 2 goals 1 assist led Tampa in game 1.  Tmej, Ryan Vlaisavljevich and Parker Elvy also would light the lamp and McWilliams adding 3 assist.

TBJ Elite 4  Florida Blades 2
In a game that features 82 minutes in penalties, TBJ Elite defense took control in the 3rd period, killing a 5 minute major and limiting the Blades to 2 shots on goal.  With the score tied after the first on goals by Louria and Malinoski Tampa secured the victory in the third with goals by Hoffberg and Malinoskis second.  Perry Gianinno had 12 saves for the win.

Saturday 2/3/18 @ Germain Arena

TBJ Premier 6  Blades 3
Tampa jumped to a 5-0 lead on goals from Saxon Greene, Zach Puterbaugh, Seniov, Tmej (2) and Parker Elvy in its 6-3 win Saturday.  McWilliams added 3 assist and Curtis Hansen had 2 helpers with Chad Duran making 27 saves in the Victory.

TBJ Elite 8  Blades 3
Malinoski scored the hat trick in Tampa's 8-3 blow out Saturday.  Wadsworth, Dan Duncan, Louria, Aiden Kennedy and Jack Mazur rounded out the scoring for Tampa.  Daniel Kortenhaus had 21 saves in the win.




Tampa Bay Juniors Streaks Continue

Wesley Chapel, FL - The Tampa Bay Juniors Elite and Premier Teams continue their hot streaks as both teams swept the Florida Eels over the weekend.  The TBJ Elite has now won 10 games in a row while the TBJ Premier team extended its streak to 8.  

TBJ Elite was led by Zach Parker's 3 goals and 2 assist, Mark Louria had 1 goal and 4 assist and Evan Hoffberg had 3 assist in Sunday's win.  TBJ Premier was led by David Tmej's 7 points (4g 3a) Jory McWilliams 5 points (3g 2a) and Daniel Seniov 1 goal 3 assist.

The victory's keep both teams in first place with 4 games remaining.  Both teams will face the Florida Blades Friday, at FHCI and Saturday, at Germain Arena.

Game Recaps
Friday 1/26/18

TBJ Elite 7  Florida Eels 1
Parker scored 2 goals, Louria added a goal and 3 assist and Perry Gianinno made 15 saves in Tampa's 7-1 trouncing of the Eels.  Gehrig Oppenhiemer, Casey Bahl, Jack Mazur and Matt Gibbons would also score.

TBJ Premier 5  Florida Eels 3
Peter Celatka scored his first goal of the season with Tmej scoring 2 goals and McWilliams adding a goal and a assist in Tampa's victory.  Nikita Baikov also scored and Tyler Roy had 29 saves in the win.

Saturday 1/28/18

TBJ Elite 4  Florida Eels 2
Hoffberg had 3 assist to help lead Tampa to its 10th straight win.  Jaakko Kiukas, Parker, Ken Malinoski and Trent Gephart all scored with Daniel Kortenhaus turning away 27 of 29 shots.

TBJ Premier 8  Florida Eels 2
A tight game turned into a blowout as Tampa scored its 3rd shorthanded goal of the weekend and added 2 power play goals.  Tmej had 2 goals and 3 assist with McWilliams and Parker Elvy also netting 2 goals each.  Daniel Seniov and Ryan Vlaisavljevich would round up the scoring.  Chad Duran made 42 saves giving Tampa an 8 game winning streak.

Tampa Bay Juniors Continue Hot January

Wesley Chapel, FL - The Tampa bay Juniors Premier and Elite teams continued their strong play since the start of the new year by each sweeping the Palm Beach Hawks at the Florida Hospital Center Ice this weekend.  With the wins TBJ Premier is 8-1 since 2018 began and TBJ Elite is 8-1-1.  

TBJ Elite had a three game weekend beginning with a 7-3 win in Daytona before defeating Palm Beach 6-1 and 3-0.  Evan Hoffberg and Zach Parker led the way with each having 2 goals and 3 assist over the weekend.  TBJ Premier swept the Hawks by scores of 6-2 and 5-2.  The trio of Jory McWilliams, David Tmej and Daniel Seniov combined for 6 goals and 7 assist, with McWilliams netting his 3rd hat trick of the season Saturday.

Both teams continue this Friday at Home vs the Florida Eels before traveling to Fort Myers Sunday.

Game Recaps
Friday 1/19/18 at Daytona

TBJ ELITE 7  Daytona Racers 3
Vincent Margosian and Ken Malinoski's move from defense to forward payed off as each scored early to send Tampa on it's way to a 7-3 win.  Spencer Geer, Hoffberg (1g 2a), Jack Mazur, Mateusz Wawrzkiewicz and Parker would round out the scoring.  Daniel Kortenhaus made 29 saves in the win.

Saturday 1/20/18 at FHCI

TBJ Elite 6  Palm Beach hawks 1
Mark Louria had 2 goals with Malinoski, Parker, Wawrzkiewicz and Kyle Vargas also scoring in the win.  Andrew Behrenfeld would add 2 assist and Perry Giannini 21 saves.

TBJ Premier 6  Palm Beach Hawks 2
McWilliams would get the hat trick as Tampa pulled away in what started off as a tight game.  Parker Elvy netted 2 goals, including the game winner, and Saxon Greene scored in the victory over the Hawks.  Seniov and Tmej each had 3 assist and Tyler Roy stopped 24 of 26 shots.

Sunday 1/21/18 at FHCI

TBJ ELITE 3  Palm Beach 0
Kortenhaus made 15 saves for the shutout and Hoffberg, Gehrig Oppenhiemer, Behrenfeld did the scoring in Tampa's 3-0 win.

TBJ Premier 5  Palm Beach 2
Curtis Hansen broke a 2-2 tie 5 minutes into the second period and Tampa never looked back.  McWilliams, Seniov and Tmej each scored and Luke Zimmermann's goal capped off the 5-2 win.  Zach Canaan would add 2 assist and Chad Duran had 6 of his 29 saves in the third as Tampa locked down the win.

Tampa Bay Juniors Premier and Elite A Perfect 6-0 Over Weekend

Wesley Chapel - With a home and home sweep of the Daytona Racers and two road wins at the Florida Eels the Tampa Bay Juniors Premier and Elite teams were a perfect 6-0 this past weekend.  The Elite team's suddenly potent offense, was led by Mark Louria, who had 9 points (5 goals 4 assist) as the TBJ Elite won by scores of 4-1 and 8-3 over Daytona and 6-0 over the Florida Eels averaging almost 50 shots a game.  

The Premier team was led by Jory McWilliams 5 goals, including the game winner  Sunday with under a minute to play, to give him the hattrick, in Tampa's 6-5 win over Daytona.  TBJ Premier also defeated Daytona Saturday 3-2 and finished the 3 game weekend with a 4-2 win over the Eels.

Next weekend divisional play continues as TBJ Elite has another 3 game set, going to Daytona Friday and at home Saturday and Sunday vs the Palm Beach Hawks.  TBJ Premier will be playing an exhibition game vs the USA Women's Olympic Team Wednesday night at 9:00 PM before taking on the Hawks at home Saturday and Sunday.

Game Recaps
Saturday 1/13/18

TBJ Elite 4  Daytona Racers 1
Aiden Kennedy scored 2 goals with Vincent Margosian and Brenton Wadsworth each netting one in the victory.  Ken Malinoski added 2 assist while Perry Giannino got the victory in net.

TBJ Premier 3  Daytona 2
Nic Redmond was sharp in net helping Tampa to the 3-2 win.  Saxon Greene, Zack Slezak (1st of the year) and Jory McWilliams would score for Tampa.

Sunday 1/14/18

TBJ Elite 8   Daytona Racers 3
Mark Louria scored 4 goals an had 2 assist to lead Tampa on it's scoring outburst.  Evan Hoffberg, Mateusz Wawrzkiewicz, Matt Gibbons and Zach Parker also scored with Daniel Kortenhaus getting the win in net.

TBJ Premier 6  Daytona Racers 5
McWilliams scored the Hat trick with his 3rd goal being the game winner with less than a minute to play in the 6-5 victory. David Tmej chipped in a goal and 2 assist.  Greene and Ethyn Chadwell also scored with Dylan Gluck in net for the win.

Monday 1/15/18

TBJ Elite 6  Florida Eels 0
Giannino made 18 saves for his second shutout of the season in Tampa’s win Monday.  Jaakko Kiukas scored 2 goals with Spencer Geer, Parker and Louria getting the others.  Louria and Parker also each added 2 assist giving Louria 9 points in his last 2 games.

TBJ Premier 4   Florida Eels 2
In a back and forth game TBJ Prenier was able to pull out the win on new comer Nikita Baikov’s 1st goal that broke a 2-2 tie.  Christian Louria, McWilliams and Tmej would round out the scoring.  Daniel Seniov added 3 assist and Chad Duran made 45 saves in the win.

Tampa Bay Juniors Return From Break with Successful Weekend


Wesley Chapel, FL - The Tampa Bay Juniors Premier and Elite teams came back from their Christmas break and got right back into things with the Winter Showcase in Marlboro, MA over the weekend.  The Premier Team went 3-1 and the Elite 2-1-1 as both teams are now in first place of the Florida Division.

Just getting to Boston was an adventure as a Blizzard hit the New England area Thursday and having the team rearrange flight plans to get both teams up to Boston Friday morning.  Despite the early flight and going straight to the rink TBJ Premier would win 2-1 over the South Shore Kings and TBJ Elite would lose to IHC 3-2 in a shootout.  

Both teams are back to Divisional games this weekend versus the Daytona Racers Saturday and Sunday with Sunday's home games at 12:30 (Elite) and 3:15 (Premier).  Both teams also play Monday 1/15 at the Florida Eels for a makeup game from Hurricane Irma.  Premier 10:30 am and Elite 1:30 pm.

Game Recaps
Friday 1/5/18

TBJ Premier 2   South Shore Kings 1
Tyler Roy Made Saxon Greene's early second half goal stand up as Tampa beat North Division power house South Shore Kings.  David Tmej would also score in the game.

TBJ Elite 2   Islanders Hockey Club 3   Shootout
Mark Louria and Jack Mazur would score for Tampa but North Division leading IHC would tie it with 30 seconds remaing in the game to tie it and win in the shootout.

Saturday 1/6/18

TBJ Elite 0  Junior Bruins 1
Goalie Daniel Kortenhaus would make 20 saves but the Junior Bruins would score the game winner with 43 seconds remaining as TBJ would drop another tight one with the North Division 2nd place team Bruins.

TBJ Premier 5  MN Blue Ox 3
Saxon Greene, Ryan Vlaisavljevich, Curtis Hansen, Zach Puterbaugh and Jory McWilliams would each score as Tampa would take down the Midwest Division leading Minnesota Blue Ox.  Chad Duran would get the win for TBJ.

TBJ Elite 5   Hartford 2
Jordan Blumberg made 20 saves as TBJ Elite beat the Wolf Pack 5-2.  Casey Bahl, Zach Parker (2 goals), Jaakko Kiukas and Kyle Vargas would score.

TBJ Premier  3  New Jersey Rockets 9
Jory McWilliams and Curtis Hansen (2 Goals) scored as TBJ fell to the Mid Atlantic leading Rockets.

Sunday 1/7

TBJ Elite 5  Team Beijing 1
Lucas Schrager scored his first goal of the year to help TBJ to a 5-1 win over th Eagles.  Aiden Kennedy, Louria, Parker and Trent Gephart would also find the back of the net as Kortenhaus and Perry Giannino would split the game for the win.

TBJ Premier 8  Hartford 2
Tampa would close out the showcase with an 8-2 win over the Wolf Pack.  Tmej and Puterbaugh would each score 2 goals with Vlaisavljevich, Daniel Seniov, Luke Zimmermann and Hansen also finding the back of the net.  Nic Redmond had 34 saves in the win.

Tampa Bay Juniors Announce 2018-19 Tryout Dates

                                          The Tampa Bay Juniors United Hockey Club have announced that they will be having tryouts for the 2018-19 season, Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th at the Florida Hospital Center Ice, in Wesley Chapel, FL.

The tryouts will be for 1998-2002 birth years and will be for both the Premier and Elite teams.  To sign up, fill out the registration below. cost: $100 ($125 at the door)  If any questions contact Head Coach Garrett Strot at


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