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.