The New Jersey Titans are proud to announce that the team will be sending four players and a coach to the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in Plymouth Mich. at the end of the month.
Defensemen Tyler Antonucci and Ryan Wheeler will join goaltender Brandon Perrone as part of the East Divsion roster, while forward Ryan Naumovksi play for the NAHL Selects White team. Titans head coach Craig Doremus will be a part of the tournament for the second year in a row as a member of the coaching staff for the Selects Red team.
The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament will take place at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth from February 27-28. Antonucci, Wheeler, Perrone and Naumovski will be among 120 players selected from around the league to play in the annual tournament.
Antonucci leads all Titans defenseman with 26 points (7 goals, 19 assists) in 39 games. Wheeler has 20 points (4 goals, 16 assists) in 38 games. Naumovski has 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) In 24 games played this season, while Perrone has a record of 12-7-3, a goals against average of 2.46 and a .931 save percentage. Doremus is currently serving his second year as Titans head coach and has a record of 20-15-4 this season.
“On behalf of the New Jersey Titans organization, we are all honored to be selected to participate in this special event. The North American League as a whole does a great job of providing players with a unique platform to market themselves for collegiate and professional scouts,” Doremus said of the event.
“I couldn’t be more proud and happy for Wheeler, Antonucci, Perrone and Naumovski. Obviously you wish we could have more teammates join us, but I am thrilled for those four young men and I look forward to representing our organization at Top Prospects.”
The tournament will consist of six teams; four to represent the East, Central, Midwest and South Divisions, and two Selects teams (Red and White). All of the players on the divisional teams are not yet committed to an NCAA school, meaning it will serve as an opportunity for the players to showcase their skills and hopefully land a commitment. Hundreds of collegiate and NHL scouts will also be in attendance for the Tournament.
2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Schedule (subject to change, all times eastern)
Tuesday, February 27th
1:00pm: Midwest Division vs. NAHL Selects Red
4:00pm: South Division vs. East Division
7:00pm: Central Division vs. NAHL Selects White
Wednesday, February 28th
11:00am: NAHL Selects Red vs. South Division
2:00pm: Central Division vs. Midwest Division
5:00pm: NAHL Selects White vs. East Division