Brian Ferlin and Tampa Bay Jr Head coach Brett Strot at NHL Draft
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The USPHL came out with its Divisional Top Players, voted on by the coaches, and Tampa saw 7 of its players named to the team.
In the Elite Division named to the team were Forward Brandon Goudreau, Defenseman Nick Frankich and Goalie Michael Krch.
In the Empire Division named to the team were forwards Benoit Chin and Steven Noyes, Defensemen Brandon Napoli and Goalie Sam Coleman.
Congratulations to these players!!!
Hilary Knight - Brianna Decker - Anne Schleper
Three members of the 2014 Women's Olympic team will Skate Tuesday with the Tampa Bay Juniors Elite Team. The team members are Anne Schleper, Hilary Knight and Brianna Decker. Schleper has been skating and training with the team all season. Tampa's Head Coach Brett Strot also works with the Women's National Team.
Tampa Bay Juniors Head Coach Brett Strot has been named an Assistant Coach of the Women's National Team competing at the World Championships in Malmo, Sweden coming up in April.
The team will comprise of many of the players that played in the past Olympics in Sochi, Russia including Anne Schlepper who trained this past season with the Tampa Elite Team.
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by Dickie Dunn
The Tampa Bay Juniors defeated the Hampton Roads Whalers 3-2 in game 1 of the USPHL Elite Final Four. Tampa jumped to an early lead with a goal from Jared Goudreau on assist from Christopher Astrom and Trey Stern.
With a 1-0 lead after the 1st period Tampa took a 2-0 lead on Ryan Conery's goal assisted by Connor Smith. Hampton Roads came back with two power play goals, one on a 5 on 3 and the second with one second left in the insuing power play to even the score at 2. But before the second period ended Drake Stimpson scored on a centering pass from Raven Woodring and a second assist from Ryan Odgers to regain the lead for Tampa.
Hampton Roads kept pressuring the attack in the 3rd period but Michael Krch and Tampa's defense kept Hampton at bay and held on for the 3-2 victory. Tampa now plays the Boston Junior Bruins and the Syracuse Stars Thursday to determine who plays for the championship Friday.
by Dickie Dunn
The Tampa Bay Juniors will be heading to Boston this week for the USPHL Elite Division Final Four. Tampa won two game three's over the Florida Eels and the Atlanta Knights in the first two rounds of the playoffs. They now will play the Hampton Roads Whalers, Boston Jr Bruins and the winner of the Syracuse/New Jersey series in a round robin format.
After the teams play each other the top two teams will play for the Elite Division Championship. The winner of that goes on to the National Tournament.
Tampa Opens with Hampton Roads on Wednesday 3/11 at 2:10 pm. Game 2 will be Thursday 3/12 vs the Boston Jr Bruins at 11:10 am and game 3 will also be Thursday vs Syracuse/New Jersey at 8:30 pm. The Championship game will be Friday 3/13 at 2:00 pm.
All games can be seen on fasthockey.com
The Tampa Bay Juniors punched their ticket to the USPHL finals yesterday, with a thrilling 2-0 win over the Atlanta Juniors Knights, winning the Elite South playoff series 2 games to 1..
After a scoreless first period in which each team showed their defensive prowess, Tampa Bay finally got on the board as Jared Goudreau blasted home a power play goal from the left circle. The unassisted gioal, coming at 15:04, gave the Juniors a 1-0 lead through 40 minutes.
In the third, the two teams battled up and down the ice with good scoring chances both ways, but neither team was able to find the back of the net. Finally, Tampa Bay would strike on a 2-on-1 break, as Jared Goudreau, skating through the right circle, fed his brother Brandon on the left side. Brandon picked the puck off the goaltenders' pads and shoveled it home for the all-important insurance goal. Connor Smith also assisted, starting the play with an outlet pass from his own zone to Jared Goudreau at the far blue line. The goal, coming at 17:22, gave the Juniors the cushion they needed and they would hold on from there for the 2-0 win.
Tampa Bay outshot the Knights 35-30. Michael Krch was in command throughout, stopping all 30 shots he faced. Samuel Kany was strong as well, making 33 saves. The Juniors were 1-for-6 on the power play and 6-of-6 on the penalty kill, finishing the series 19-of-20 with a pair of short handed goals.
Tampa Bay will now take part in the USPHL's Elite playoff finals. The games, taking place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 11th, 12th and 13th, will be played at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Follow all the action on Fasthockey.com, Tampajr.com and Usphl.com.
The Tampa Bay Juniors Empire team rolled to a 7-2 win Saturday night, winning their first round playoff series with the Florida Eels 2 games to 1 in the process.
Mason Ledbetterbetter, from Tanner Frankich at 6:26 and Benoit Chin, from Steven Noyes at 11:01, staked Tampa Bay to a 2-0 lead after one.
In the second period, a Frankich goal, assisted by Ledbetter and Tyler Camposano at 1:01, grew the Juniors lead to 3-0. Just over two minutes later, at 3:36, Bryan Miller scored for the Eels to get them on the board, trailing 3-1. Tampa Bay then scored twice to take command. Noyes scored from Michael Demiceli and Brandon Napoli at at 16:59 to make it 4-1, then Demiceli lit the lamp on the power play, assisted by Chin and Ledbetter at 18:35, increasing theJuniors lead to 4, at 5-1. The Eels weren't done though. Jordan Court scored on the power play at 19:38, slicing the deficit to 5-2 after two.
Tampa Bay would come out in the third and score twice while holding the Eels off the board, to take the game in decisive fashion. Chin scored on the power play from Peter Lopez and Noyes at 7:38 for a 6-2 lead, then Ledbetter scored a power play goal at 17:47, assisted by Nathan Glick and Sam Coleman, giving the Juniors the 7-2 win.
The Eels held a 40-38 shots advantage. Colemen made 38 saves for Tampa Bay, Sergey Hall and Nolan Greene combined to stop 31 shots for the Eels. The Juniors were 3-for-9 on the power play and 3-of-4 on the penalty kill. Tampa Bay now moves on to meet the Florida Junior Blades in round two best-of-three next weekend, with the schedule yet to be determined.
We have 2 options to evaluate players for our 2015-16 hockey teams again this year and you can participate in either or both.
May 2-3rd at Ellenton Ice & Sports, and
May 8-10th in Marlborough, MA (NESC). USPHL Spring Showcase Team.
If interested, email me and I will send you our information package and registration form: Kevin Wolter(GM) at Kevin@hockeyinternational.net