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Titans have 24th pick in tomorrow’s NAHL Entry Draft

The North American Hockey League will hold its annual Entry Draft tomorrow at 2:00 PM ET with the New Jersey Titans presently having the 24th pick in the first round.

With many of the Titans players from the past season having moved onto play NCAA hockey in the fall, head coach and general manager Craig Doremus and his staff have worked diligently preparing for this draft.

“The NAHL entry draft is always a big part of the construction of our roster for the season” stated Doremus.  “Our hockey operations staff especially Matt Dibble and our scouts spend countless hours preparing for this day.  We put a lot of time and effort into the identification, scouting and recruiting process and the draft is kind of the culmination of much of it.  With so many players from last year’s club moving onto the NCAA level, we have several roster spots we are looking for fill.  It’s the next big part of the off-season plan and then we shift our focus to our main camp.  We are excited to welcome the next group of players to Middletown” concluded Doremus.

Originally scheduled to be held on June 2, the NAHL’s Board of Governors changed the NAHL Player Procurement System due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which prematurely ended the 2019-20 season.

The Titans are scheduled to have the following picks:

First round: 24th
Second round: None (51st pick was traded to Johnstown for defenseman Matt Doyle)
Third round: 78th
Fourth round: 105th
Fifth round: 132nd
Sixth round: 159th
Seventh round: 186th

The NAHL draft is for amateur players less than 21 years of age on December 31, 2020 who are not listed on an NAHL team roster or are listed on an NAHL team roster but played less than (10) NAHL regular season and/or playoff games during the 2019-20 season, did not accept a tender from an NAHL team prior to the 2020 NAHL Entry Draft, or who were not drafted in the 2020 NAHL Supplemental Draft are eligible for selection in the draft.

Titans fans can find out the team’s selections on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Fans can follow the entire draft online at nahldraft.com; on Twitter at @NAHLHockey or listen to a free live broadcast of the draft on HockeyTV

The Titans main camp will be held at the Middletown Sports Complex from August 3 – 6.

Titans select three forwards in NAHL Supplemental Draft

The NAHL held a supplemental draft today and the New Jersey Titans selected three forwards: Anthony Calafiore, Jack Ford and Jack Ring.

Calafiore, a Staten Island, NY native was taken 24th overall from the North Jersey Avalanche U18 team. The 2002 right-handed shot had 54 points (21 goals and 33 assists) in 30 games. He was a member of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League’s (AYHL) 18U premier championship team and BEAST U18 (National) Uncommitted Team. Calafiore has an NCAA Division I commitment to Robert Morris University.

Ford, the 2002 Stamford, CT native, was taken 70th overall. He had 30 points (13 goals and 17 assists) in 53 games for the Mount St. Charles Academy U18 team. He is a left-handed shot.

The Titans then selected Ring with the 78th pick. The Hingham, MA native played 35 games with the Northeast Generals of the NAHL last season. He finished the year with South Shore Kings      NCDC team and had seven points (3 goals and 4 assists) in 15 games. The 2000 birthyear is a left-handed shot and has an NCAA Division I commitment to the University of New Hampshire.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the three major additions we made to our franchise this afternoon” stated Titans head coach and general manager Craig Doremus. “Our staff, led by Matt Dibble, did a great job assembling a deep pool of talent and they did a great job of navigating the draft.  We think all three players will be big parts of our forward group next year” added Doremus.

“Anthony is a player I have known for quite some time dating back to his time with the Long Island Gulls and we believe his skill and tenacity will fit extremely well on our team. Jack Ford and Jack Ring are bigger bodies that will add an element to our lineup.  Ford comes off a great season with Mount St Charles and we are excited about his growth and development.  Ring has some experience in our league and heads into a super important season for himself as he prepares to go to UNH.  It was so great to be able to get back after it today and do some hockey business.  I want to thank our entire staff for their work.  We look forward to seeing the guys on the ice at main camp in August” concluded Doremus.

Each of the 27 NAHL teams were allotted three picks. The league’s main draft will be help on July 21. The Titans will be holding a pre-draft camp July 10 – 12 at the Middletown Sports Complex in Middletown, NJ. Players with birth years 2000-2004 can register by clicking here.

 

Titans announce rescheduled dates for 2020 pre-draft and main camps

Due to COVID-19 the New Jersey Titans have had to reschedule their 2020 pre-draft and main camp dates.  Both camps will be held at the Middletown Sports Complex in Middletown, New Jersey.

The pre-draft camp will be held from July 10 – 12 (originally scheduled for May 29 – 31). The camp is opened for birth years 2000 – 2004. To register, please click here.

The Lewiston, NY camp, scheduled for June 27 – 28 has been cancelled.

The main camp (originally scheduled for July 13 – 16) will be held from August 3 – 6. This is an invitation only camp.

Additional Information

For more information or questions about these camps, please contact Assistant General Manager Bobby DiRico (Bobby.Dirico@njtitansnahl.com), assistant coach Kyle Shapiro (kyle.shapiro@njtitansnahl.com) or Director of Scouting Matt Dibble (Matt.Dibble@njtitansnahl.com).

Titans add Chris Collins to scouting department

The New Jersey Titans have announced today that the team has added Chris Collins to its scouting department.

“Chris is a longtime friend” stated Director of Scouting Matt Dibble. “He and I share a lot of similarities in our desire to help kids move on through the proper channels so they can pursue whatever their goals are. I’m excited to have him help us grow our outreach and get more eyes on players” concluded Dibble.

“Chris’ reputation in the game as a player and a coach is second to none” said Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager Bobby DiRico. “We are excited to add someone as knowledgeable as Chris, and we are looking forward to him helping us continue to build our footprint in Western New York where we already have had a lot of success” concluded DiRico.

A native of Rochester, NY, Chris Collins was a standout player at Boston College (NCAA DI). His senior year, he led the nation in scoring and was runner-up for the Hobey Baker Award. After graduation, he signed an NHL contract with the Boston Bruins and played in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Providence Bruins. Chris went on to have an eight-year professional career, signing with two different NHL organizations and playing in both the Finish and German Elite Leagues. After retiring in 2013-14, Chris returned to Rochester and Co-founded The Evolve Sports Group, a Rochester based training company specializing in Player Development and Advancement. Additionally, Chris founded the Rochester Coalition (ROCO) Midget Program which in its third season, has quickly become a success. ROCO teams are consistently ranked as a part of the top-20 teams in the nation and have placed numerous players into Division I programs.

Titans announce Open Camp for June 27 – 28 at Dwyer Arena

The New Jersey Titans have announced today that the team has added an open camp for June 27 – 28 at the Dwyer Arena in Lewiston, NY.

This camp is open for birth years 2000 – 2004. To register, please click here.

Additional Information

For more information or questions about these camps, please contact Assistant General Manager Bobby DiRico (Bobby.Dirico@njtitansnahl.com), assistant coach Kyle Shapiro (kyle.shapiro@njtitansnahl.com) or Director of Scouting Matt Dibble (Matt.Dibble@njtitansnahl.com).

Titans tender Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U forward Connor Pelc

The New Jersey Titans have announced today that the team has tendered Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U forward Connor Pelc for the 2020-21 season.

Pelc, 16, has 42 points (21 goals and 21 assists) in forty-two games for the Jr. Sabres. The 6’0”, 195 lb. native of Buffalo, NY is a right-handed shot. He is an NCAA Division I commit to Providence College, and he also is a participant on Roc City Elite Summer Teams.

The youngest player ever to dress in a Titans game, Pelc had an assist in the team’s win back on December 21.

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity with a great organization and a great team” stated Pelc. “I can’t wait to see what the future holds” concluded Pelc.

“Connor has always been a hard worker and fits the bill of what we are looking for in a player” stated Titans Director of Scouting Matt Dibble. “He plays with a lot of pace and thinks the game at an elite level. We couldn’t be more excited to have Connor here” concluded Dibble.

Mount Saint Charles Academy forward Ryan Gordon tendered by Titans

The New Jersey Titans have announced today that the team has tendered Mount Saint Charles Academy forward Ryan Gordon for the 2020-21 season.

Gordon, 17, has 34 points (11 goals and 23 assists) in fifty-three games for the Mounties who play in the NEPack League. The 6’0”, 170 lb. native of Duluth, GA is a right-handed shot. He also is a participant on the Roc City Elite Summer Teams

“It was an easy decision when the coaches offered me the tender” stated Gordon. “They have one of the best setups in the North American League and their culture of winning is really something to get excited about” concluded Gordon.

“Ryan is a great kid first and a great hockey player second” stated Titans Director of Scouting Matt Dibble. “He loves the game and always goes to the rink ready to work. I am looking forward to him coming in here and continuing to develop” concluded Dibble.

Titans tender Nicholas School Prep defenseman Noah Szretter

The New Jersey Titans have announced today that the team has tendered defenseman Noah Szretter from Nicholas School Preparatory for the 2020-21 season.

Szretter, 18, has 30 points (9 goals and 21 assists) in forty games for the Nicholas Vikings who participate in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) league. The 5’10”, 170 lb. native of Lancaster, NY is a right-handed shot. Szretter also is a participant on the Roc City Elite Summer Teams.

“I am very excited and honored to be joining the Titans organization” said Szretter. “I cannot wait to get started with the team” concluded Szretter.

“Noah is a kid who has had a different development path than a lot of people” stated Titans Director of Scouting Matt Dibble. “I have been fortunate to have known him for a while and seen his game change and grow. I think he is ready to really elevate his game and come here and compete” concluded Dibble.