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Titans tender St. Paul’s School (NH) forward Joseph Schubert

The New Jersey Titans have announced today that the team has tendered St. Paul’s School (NH) forward Joseph Schubert.

Schubert, 18, had thirty-seven points (13 goals and 24 assists) in 27 games this past year. The Okauchee Lake, WI native was the “Big Red’s” leading scorer as was as All Lakes Region Player and All-state (New Hampshire) player.

“I am honored to receive a tender offer from the New Jersey Titans” stated Schubert. “I am very excited to be a part of such a great organization” said Schubert

“We are thrilled to add Joe to our team for the upcoming season” stated Titans head coach and general manager Craig Doremus. “Joe plays the game the right way and is a smart, hard skill type forward.  He plays a junior hockey game already and we are excited to bring him to Middletown.  He will join an impressive, deep forward group.  The coaching staff is looking forward to working with him this upcoming season in New Jersey” concluded Doremus.

NAHL announces 2020-21 season to begin on October 9th

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that the 2020-21 regular season will begin on October 9, 2020. The league is committed to playing a full schedule of regular season games and the 2020-21 schedule is expected to be released by September 1st. It will be the league’s 46th season.

“We have spent a lot of time discussing return dates and are excited to be moving forward at this time. Our number one priority remains returning to the ice this fall in the safest manner possible for everyone in our hockey community and we believe that October 9th is a good date to achieve that goal,” said NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld. “Between now and the schedule release we will be communicating with the NHL, USA Hockey, and the USHL, to develop the most current return to play guidelines as possible.”

The NAHL will continue to work daily with teams to monitor the situation in all 27 NAHL communities, utilizing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local authorities. The NAHL and its member clubs want to ensure that they are utilizing the latest information available to provide the safest environment as possible for all of the players, coaches, staff, billet families and fans.

The delayed start means that NAHL events will be affected. The 18th annual NAHL Showcase will take place from December 16-19, 2020, at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. The 2021 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament will take place on February 8-9, 2021, at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and the 2021 NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship will take place from May 21-25, 2021, at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota. The opening event of the 2020-21 NAPHL season in Blaine, Minnesota from September 17-20 will take place as scheduled.

“Our events play a big role in the development, exposure, and advancement of our players. Our goal for the upcoming 2020-21 season was to make sure that all three events could take place in the safest manner possible,” said Frankenfeld. “While we are disappointed, we cannot have our NAHL Showcase during its normal time in September, we feel moving back to December gives everyone the best opportunity to attend and enjoy the event.”

The Titans main camp begins on Monday, August 3 at the Middletown Sports Complex.

Titans go heavy with forwards in 2020 NAHL Entry Draft

The North American Hockey league held its annual Entry Draft yesterday and the New Jersey Titans went heavy with forwards having selected 13 of them out of 17 picks.

The Titans selected St. Sebastian’s School (Needham, MA) defenseman Ryan MacDermott as its number one pick (24th overall). The 6’0”, 179 lb. Norwell, MA native is a right-handed shot and 2002 birth year.

Because the Titans had many age out players from the recently concluded season, New Jersey entered the draft having 16 out of 17 picks. The Titans had traded their second-round pick to the Johnstown Tomahawks back on April 3 for defenseman Matt Doyle.

Prior to the start of the draft, head coach and general manager Craig Doremus pulled the trigger on a trade that sent the Titans second and fourth round picks of the 2021 entry draft to the Austin Bruins in exchange for the Bruins second round pick in yesterday’s entry draft. New Jersey then selected goaltender Louden Hogg (2002 birth year) from Edina High School of Edina, MN.

Ten (59%) of the Titans selections were 2002 birth year while five (29%) were 2001 birth year.

The Titans main camp runs from August 3 through August 6 at the Middletown Sports Complex.

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 tender Twin City Thunder NCDC forward Christian Blomquist

The New Jersey Titans have announced today that the team has tendered Twin City Thunder NCDC forward Christian Blomquist.

Blomquist, 19, had fifty points (24 goals and 26 assists) in 50 games this past year. The Milwaukee, WI native was an NCDC All Star (American All-Stars).

“I am very honored and humbled to be joining the New Jersey Titans” said Blomquist. “I would like to thank Coach Doremus and the rest of the staff for the opportunity. I look forward to bringing a Robertson Cup to Middletown next May” concluded Blomquist.

“Christian is someone we have watched a lot this past season” stated Titians head coach and general manager Craig Doremus. “His production, size and hockey IQ were something that really drew our attention and we believe his best hockey is ahead of him. I think having the year of junior experience will be beneficial as he transitions to the NAHL. We are so excited to have him join our franchise for the upcoming season. We look forward to seeing him on the ice in August at camp” concluded Doremus.

Titans tender Melville Millionaires goaltender Berk Berkeliev

The New Jersey Titans have announced today that the team has tendered Melville Millionaires (SJHL) goaltender Berk Berkeliev.

Berkeliev, 19, played in 34 games this past season where he posted a 2.73 goals against average and .930 save percentage. The Calgary, AB native was named the SJHL’s top goaltender.

“I am very excited to be joining the New Jersey Titans” stated Berkeliev. “The Titans are a first-class organization and I have a lot of faith in Coach Doremus and the rest of the staff. I’m looking forward to a competitive season and one that can bring a Robertson Cup to New Jersey” concluded Berkeliev.

“We are excited to add Berk to our team for the upcoming season” stated Titians head coach and general manager Craig Doremus. “Berk had a good season last year in the SJHL and he will bring his junior experience to our net with two years of junior hockey under his belt.  With both of our goaltenders from last year heading to Division 1 schools in the fall we had a big need in net, and we believe Berky will be a big piece of our success.  We are thrilled to have him as a Titan, and we look forward to seeing him in New Jersey in August” concluded Doremus.

Titans Forward Josef Glamos makes NCAA commitment to Buffalo State College

The New Jersey Titans, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that assistant captain and forward Josef Glamos has committed to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the Buffalo State College Bengals, who play in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). His commitment begins in the fall of 2020.

Glamos, 20, played two seasons with the NAHL club and had 43 points (24 goals and 19 assists) in 100 regular season games. This year the Baldwinsville, NY native had 24 points (15 goals and 9 assists) in 51 contests.

“I am just really grateful for all of my teammates, coaches and the organizations that helped me grow and develop throughout my career” stated Glamos. “I also would like to thank the billet families for opening their homes to guys like myself. Most of all, I would like to thank all of my family for sacrificing everything to allow me to chase my dreams” concluded Glamos.

“Buffalo State is getting an incredible young man in Joe Glamos” stated Titans head coach and general manager Craig Doremus.  “Joe was a huge part of our hockey team.  In his two years with our club Joe displayed such versatility as he was willing to even play defense when injuries depleted our lineup.  Joe’s game grew tremendously over the past year or so.  He played a major role in all situations for our team and was an assistant captain this past season.  Joe was the model for leadership and being a team player. He always put the team before himself.  I am so proud of Joe and am jealous that a program like Buffalo State gets to have him for four years.  We wish Joe nothing but continued success moving forward.  I can’t wait to follow his college hockey career” concluded Doremus.

Buffalo State College located in Buffalo, NY.  The Bengals are coached by Steve Murphy. This past season Buffalo State had an overall 12-12-2 record.

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.

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 Forward Shane Haviland makes NCAA commitment to Elmira College

The New Jersey Titans, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Shane Haviland has committed to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the Elmira College Soaring Eagles, who play in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC). His commitment begins in the fall of 2020.

Haviland, 20, a lifelong member of the Titans Youth Hockey Program, played two seasons with the NAHL club and had 43 points (11 goals and 32 assists) in 74 regular season games. This year the Sea Girt, NJ native had 33 points (8 goals and 25 assists) in 43 contests.

“I would like to thank the Titans organization for everything they have done for me, especially the ownership group of George Haviland and Jimmy Solovey” stated Haviland. “I also would like to thank my coaches – Craig, Bobby, Shaps and the rest of the staff for giving me the opportunity to play hockey at a high level and at home. And last, but not least, I would like to thank my teammates, who I call brothers. I would not be where I am today without them” concluded Haviland.

“We are so proud of and happy for Shane on his commitment to Elmira College” stated Titans head coach and general manager Craig Doremus. “In Shane’s two seasons with us he was a big part of our forward group and contributed so much offense for us. Shane will be a great player at Elmira, and we look forward to following his career there. We wish him and his family nothing but continued success” concluded Doremus.

Elmira College located in Elmira, NY.  The Soaring Eagles are coached by Aaron Saul. This past season Elmira had an overall 17-8-1 record.