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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.

 

NAHL to hold supplement draft today

The 2020 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Supplemental Draft takes place today at 2:00 PM (Eastern Time).

The Supplemental Draft will consist of 81 selections with each of the 27 NAHL Teams receiving three picks. The draft order will be determined by the order of the NAHL Entry Draft.  In addition, each NAHL team will be been given an additional tender on May 13th, which can be used following the Supplemental Draft.

Titans fans can follow the team’s selections on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or one of the following:

1) Follow online at nahldraft.com

2) Follow each selection on twitter at: @NAHLHockey

3) Listen to a free live broadcast of the draft on HockeyTV

Here are some important reminders and informational bits about the draft:

Back on April 10th, the NAHL Board of Governors approved changes to the NAHL Player Procurement System due to unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, which prematurely ended the 2019-20 season and subsequent postponement of NAHL team Pre-Draft Evaluation Camps and NAHL Combines.

“The Supplemental Draft is necessary to serve as an additional outlet for teams to make decisions on how players performed in the 2019-20 season. A lot of time and effort has gone into scouting and recruiting. This way teams can make some decisions early,” said NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld. “Equally as important, the rescheduling of the NAHL Entry Draft was necessary to allow teams time to make decisions on how players perform at team tryout camps.  Players develop over the summer and some of the best players in the NAHL are discovered through the tryout process.”

Who is eligible for the NAHL Supplemental Draft?
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 and did not accept a tender from an NAHL team prior to the 2020 NAHL Supplemental Draft are eligible for selection in the draft.

Do I have to register for the draft?
No. If you are eligible for the draft, each team will draft individual players largely based upon scouting throughout the season and/or a team’s needs.

How many players can each team select in the NAHL Supplemental Draft?
Each NAHL team has three (3) selections in the NAHL Supplemental Draft

What is the order of the NAHL Supplemental Draft?
Eligible teams shall make selections in each round in reverse order of their finish in the 2019-20 NAHL regular-season standings. New member clubs shall have their order of selection determined by lottery. If there is only one new member club, it shall have the first selection in each round.

Do prospective NAHL players have to register for the NAHL Supplemental Draft?
No, there is no registration process to be eligible for the NAHL Supplemental Draft.

Are drafted players eligible to try out for other NAHL teams?Unless agreed upon in writing by the two NAHL teams, tendered or drafted players are not eligible to try out for other NAHL teams.

Are drafted players eligible to try out for teams in other junior leagues?
Yes, all tendered and drafted players are eligible to try out for any team in any league other than the NAHL in the U.S. and Canada.

Will the results of the NAHL Supplemental Draft be posted on NAHL.com?
Yes, the results of the NAHL Supplemental Draft will be posted on NAHLDraft.com in its entirety upon completion.

Will the NAHL Supplemental Draft be broadcast?
Yes, the NAHL Supplemental Draft is scheduled to be broadcast with live round-by-round coverage on HockeyTV, official broadcast partner of the NAHL.

Will all NAHL tenders’ signings be posted on NAHL.com?
No, all tender signing will not be posted on NAHL.com. NAHL teams may make their tender signings public but are not required to do so.

What if a prospective player is not drafted, but is still interested in playing the NAHL?
Players not drafted but who still want to play in the NAHL are still eligible for selection in the NAHL Entry Draft on July 21st. After that, are encouraged to attend individual team’s open tryout camps.

When is the Titans Pre-Draft Camp?
The Titans 2020 Pre-Draft camp will be held from July 10 – 12 at the Middletown Sports Complex in Middletown, NJ. It is open to birth years 2000 – 2004. To register, please click here.

NAHL announces additions and changes to Draft

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that it has made two major changes to the 2020 Draft process. The NAHL has added a new Supplemental Draft, which will be held on Tuesday, May 12th, while the regular NAHL Entry Draft will now be held on Tuesday, July 21st. Both Drafts will be broadcast live on HockeyTV and be done online at nahl.com.

The NAHL Board of Governors recently approved changes to the NAHL Player Procurement System due to unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, which prematurely ended the 2019-20 season and subsequent postponement of NAHL team Pre-Draft Evaluation Camps and NAHL Combines.

NAHL Teams utilize a mix of in-season scouting along with evaluation camps and NAHL Combines to select players in the Entry Draft.  The NAHL wanted to protect the 2019-20 in-season evaluation of players, while giving players the chance to showcase themselves to teams in the important evaluation camps teams have come to rely upon in building their rosters.

“The Supplemental Draft is necessary to serve as an additional outlet for teams to make decisions on how players performed in the 2019-20 season. A lot of time and effort has gone into scouting and recruiting. This way teams can make some decisions early,” said NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld. “Equally as important, the rescheduling of the NAHL Entry Draft was necessary to allow teams time to make decisions on how players perform at team tryout camps.  Players develop over the summer and some of the best players in the NAHL are discovered through the tryout process.”

The NAHL Supplemental Draft is scheduled for May 12th.  The Supplemental Draft will consist of 81 selections with each of the 27 NAHL Teams receiving three picks. The draft order will be determined by the order of the NAHL Entry Draft.  In addition, each NAHL team will be been given an additional tender on May 13th, which can be used following the Supplemental Draft.

The NAHL Entry Draft has been rescheduled for July 21st. Traditionally, NAHL Teams utilize a mix of in-season evaluation along with team tryout camps and NAHL Combine to select players in the Entry Draft.  The Entry Draft order will remain unaffected by the implementation of the Supplemental Draft. Prior to the Entry Draft, NAHL teams will turn in their protected list of tenders and veterans in order to determine the number of picks they will have in the Entry Draft.

The Titans will be rescheduling their camp dates which will be announced later.