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2007-2012 Tryout Times

Tri-State Spartans Tryout Times for 2007-2012 birth years

April 9-10, 2022

Goggin Ice Center

Oxford, OH

 

 10U (2012)11U (2011)12U (2010)13U (2009)14U (2008)15U (2007)
Saturday April 92:30 pm
A-Pad
3:30 pm
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2:00 pm
B-Pad
4:30 pm
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3:00 pm
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4:00 pm
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Saturday April 95:00 pm
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6:00 pm
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5:30 pm
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7:00 pm
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6:30 pm
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7:30 pm
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Sunday April 1010:15 am
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10:00 am
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9:00 am
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11:00 am
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9:15 am
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11:15 am
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Goaltender session:  Saturday, Apr 9, 2022, 1:00 pm on B-Pad

 

Please note that all times are subject to change.  An additional ice session may be added on Sunday if necessary.  Information will be sent out if needed.  



Spartans Coaching Staff for 2022-23 Season

The Tri-State Spartans are excited to announce the Tier I coaching staff for the 2022-23 Season.


10U AAA | Brett Annetts

Brett Annetts grew up in Estevan Saskatchewan, Canada.  That is where he started playing hockey including 3 years of junior hockey.  He signed with the San Jose Sharks in 2001.  Coach Annetts played for the Sharks ECHL Affiliate in Lexington, KY.  His coaching experience includes taking the Henry Clay HS team to their first state championship.  He also has coached learn to play and 8U for the past 4 seasons, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to these young, aspiring players.  He recently was on the bench with the 2022-23 10U Spartans as an assistant coach.  With his experiences, Brett is a great addition to the Spartans coaching staff.


11U AAA | Andrew Kremer

Coach Kremer grew up playing youth hockey in Indianapolis, IN. He played AAA hockey for the Indiana Jr. Ice and played Junior Hockey with Tri-State in Philadelphia, PA and then for the Syracuse Stars. Coach Kremer has coached youth and high school hockey for 5 years as well as at various camps and clinics and as a personal instructor.


12U AAA | Jan Jas

Coach Jas played for National Team Slovakia U16 and U17 and then in the Alberta and Manitoba Junior Hockey leagues in Canada for 3 seasons, reaching the rankings for the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He had a 12-year professional career in the US, with 2 in the European Leagues. He was one of the leading scorers for the 1999-2000 CHL Championship Indianapolis Ice team. After his playing career, Coach Jas began coaching with teams such as the ACHA D1 Indiana University, USHL’s Indiana Ice, Port Huron in the NAHL and as an asst. coach for the ECHL Indy Fuel. At the youth level, he has coached AAA and recently working with 10U and 8U teams locally. He also works with the ISS Hockey scouting agency and recently for a European team, Banska Bystrica.


13U AAA | Frank Banham

Coach Banham was drafted by the Washington Capitals and played 1000+ pro games between the NHL, AHL and the top European leagues. With 20 years of professional hockey experience, Frank has been coaching and mentoring youth players for the past 15 years.


14U AAA | Jarrett Deuling

Coach Dueling played 4 years in the WHL with the Kamloops Blazers, winning 2 Memorial Cups. He was drafted 56th overall by the New York Islanders. He played seven years professionally in the AHL, IHL and NHL. Coach Dueling has coached with the Spartans in various capacities for many years.


15O AAA | Greg Austin

Greg Austin returns to a Head Coach position with the Tristate Spartans. Greg is originally from Canning Nova Scotia and played junior and College hockey in the Maritimes. Greg has 30 years of coaching experience at the College and youth hockey levels including many different birthyear teams within the Spartan organization.


16U AAA | Iain Fraser

Coach Fraser was the Captain of the OHL Oshawa Generals for a Memorial Cup win, earning MVP Honors. From there he progressed through the AHL to the NHL where he was drafted by the NY Islanders. He has played professionally for over 17 years and has over 1000 games played with the Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, and San Jose Sharks.


18U Black AAA | Ron Leef

Bio coming soon…


18U Gold AAA | Ryan McGinnis

For the past five years, he has served as an Assistant Coach in the ECHL from 2017-2022. Before entering the pro game as a coach and manager, MCGINNIS two seasons supporting the development of youth players, coaching Tier I ‘AAA’ hockey for the Florida Alliance and Phoenix Jr. Coyotes. Before embarking on his coaching journey, McGinnis spent five successful seasons as a player in the Ontario Hockey League, suiting up for the Plymouth Whalers and Oshawa Generals. An additional five playing seasons followed for McGinnis, at both the AHL and ECHL levels. In ten combined Major Junior and professional playing seasons, McGinnis was part of two championship teams, in the OHL with the Whalers, and in the ECHL with the Florida Everblades, served as an alternate captain in Oshawa and was selected in the sixth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings.


More information and registration for the Tri-State Spartans 2022-23 Tryouts can be found here.

Lowe & Schankula Named November Peak Performers

The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) announced its Apex Learning Virtual School Peak Performers for the month of November. The players were selected based upon their performance during the NAPHL regular season games played during NAPHL events in November in addition to several regular season games played at NAPHL team arenas.

T1ER 18U

Forward: Adam Schankula, Tri State Spartans – Schankula, 18, put up nine points in four games during the month of November. The 6’2/190 lbs. native of Newmarket, ON, had three multi-point games during the month, recording six goals and three assists. He tendered and made his NAHL debut with the Maryland Black Bears.

Defense: Matt Pedersen, 95 Giants – Pedersen, 18, recorded eight points in four games played in November. The 5’11/175 lbs. native of Northford, CT had six goals during the month and currently leads his team in scoring with 17 points in 13 games played.

Goalie: Nikita Volski, Esmark Stars – Volski, 17 won all three games he played during the month of November going a perfect 3-0. The 6’2/185 lbs. native of Minsk, Belarus stopped 59 of 63 shots that came his way and posted a 24-save shutout.

T1ER 16U

Forward: Owen Lowe, Tri State Spartans – Lowe, 16, had 10 points in five games in November, which included five goals and five assists. The 5’8/150 lbs. native of Powell, OH, had three multi-point games during the month and currently leads the Spartans in scoring with 16 points in 13 games played.

Defense: Ilya Zhdanov, Esmark Stars – Zhdanov, 16, had seven points in four games during November. The 6’1/180 lbs. native of Yekaterinburg, Russia, had two goals and five assists and had a four-point game. In 12 games played this season, Zhdanov has 10 points.

Goalie: Aries Carangi, Philadephia Little Flyers – Carangi, 16, posted a perfect 4-0 record in the month of November. The 6’4/175 lbs. native of Glenside, PA, allowed just four goals in four games during the month making 81 saves on 85 total shots. In 10 games this season, Carangi has a 7-2-0 record with a 1.76 goals against average and a .928 save percentage.

T1ER 15U

Forward: Logan Stawizynski, CarShield AAA – Stawizynski, 15, had seven points in two games in November. The 5’8/143 lbs. native of High Ridge, MO, had six goals and one assist. In 8 games played this season, he has 14 points.

Defense: Ryan Seder, Colorado Springs Tigers – Seder, 15, had three points in four games in November. The 5’9/151 lbs. native of Colorado Springs, CO, had two goals and an assist, which included a multi-point game.

Goalie: Connor Gray, Colorado Springs Tigers – Gray, 15, won both of his starts in November, allowing just one goal. The 5’9/146 lbs. native of Castle Rock, CO, faced 25 shots in the two wins and made 24 saves.

T1ER 14U

Forward: Tygar Lister, Arizona Bobcats – Lister, 14, posted seven points in four games in the month of November. The 5’6/125 lbs. native of Chandler, AZ, had two goals and five assists to go along with two multi-point games.

Defense: Ben Gagne, Madison Capitols – Gagne, 14, put up four points in four games in November. The 5’6/118 lbs. native of Madison, WI had two multi-point games, which included four assists during the month.

Goalie: Kameron Laskaska, Vegas Jr. Golden Knights – Laskaska, 14, won both his starts in November. The 6’0/150 lbs. native of Las Vegas, NV, allowed just a goal in each win, stopping 41 of 43 shots.

PREP

Forward: Nicholas Chadd, Denver East – Chadd, 17, put up seven points in four games during the first PREP event of the season. The 5’7/125 lbs. native of Denver, CO, had seven points in four games during the event in November, which included three multi-point games.

Defense: Luke Miller, Regis Jesuit – Miller, 15, had a pair of goals in November helping Regis to a 3-1 record. The 6’1/180 lbs. native of Aurora, CO, had a game-winning goal as well.

Goalie: Aaro Pesula, St. Mary’s – Pesola, 18, played in three games during the event in November and didn’t allow a goal. The 5’11/170 lbs. native of San Jose, CA, split all three games and stopped a total of 30 shots.

SHOWCASE 18U

Forward: Carson Pishkur, West Dundee Leafs – Pishkur, 18, helped the Leafs stay unbeaten in NAPHL play with 11 points in November. The 5’11/165 lbs. native of Elmhurst, IL, had four goals and three multi-point games.

Defense: Bennett Dufault, Highland Park Falcons – Default, 17, had eight more points in November. The 5’9/170 lbs. native of Prairie Grove, IL, had three goals during the month and currently leads the team in scoring with 11 points in 8 games played.

Goalie: Cole Fennema, Texas Tigers – Fennema, 17, won both of his starts in November, while allowing just a single goal. The 6’0/165 lbs. native of Colleyville, TV stopped 63 of 64 shots in the two wins and had a 27-save shutout.

SHOWCASE 16U

Forward: Kyle Arias, Orland Park Vikings – Arias, 16, had a huge month of November. The 5’11/140 lbs. native of Orland Park, IL, had 12 points in four games during the month, which included a multi-point outing in all four games and seven goals.

Defense: Nathaniel Maxwell, Gurnee Vipers – Maxwell, 16, had seven points in four games in November. The 6’0/165 lbs. native of Round Lake Heights, IL, had two multi-point games and scored three goals.

Goalie: Colby Zemanek, Gurnee Vipers – Zemanek, 16, posted back-to-back shutouts in his two starts in November. The 5’6/133 lbs. native of Antioch, IL, made 22 saves in two shutouts.

SHOWCASE 14U

Forward: Luke Chiu, Highland Park Falcons – Chiu, 14, led all Showcase Division players with 15 points in the month of November. The 6’0/130 lbs. native of Wilmette, IL had seven goals and three multi-point games.

Defense: Evan Kuntz, Chicago Hawks – Kuntz, 14, had a big month of November, recording nine points in four games played. The 5’7/140 lbs. native of Downers Grove, IL, had two multi-point games and a hat-trick.

Goalie: Alex Richter, Highland Park Falcons – Richter, 14, went 4-0 in the month of November, allowing just four goals in four games. The 5’8/135 lbs. native of Deefield, IL, had two shutouts and stopped 50 of 54 shots that came his way.

Doxsey and Spartans Start Strong

The Tri-State Spartans are pleased to announce that 15U forward, Carson Doxsey was recently named NAPHL Peak Performer for the month of September. Carson posted eight points (5 goals, 3 assists) in five games played in September.  He recorded at least a point in four of the five games and had two multi-point games. Congratulations to Carson and his team!

The Tri-State Spartans 15U team, along with the 14U, 16U and 18U Gold will play in the T1ER NAPHL Central Division event in St. Louis this weekend.  Games are available to watch on Hockey TV. Best of luck to all Spartan teams this weekend.

18U Schedule/Results

16U Schedule/Results

15U Schedule/Results

14U Schedule/Results

Lipsett signs NAHL tender

The Tri State Spartans of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U forward Keaton Lipsett has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Odessa Jackalopes of the NAHL’s South Division.

Lipsett, 18, played his first season of 18U hockey during the 2020-21 season, which was Tri-State’s first as full members of the NAPHL.

The 6’5/170 lbs. native of Lexington, KY, appeared in 10 NAPHL 18U games during the 2020-21 season and recorded four points. He also played in four Dixon Cup Playoff games.

Lipsett spent the 2019-20 season playing for the Tri State Spartans 16U team. In 42 games overall, he recorded 30 points and he also played in four NAPHL games during the September 2019 event.

He is the first player from the Tri State 18U team who has signed an NAHL tender this season.

Click here for a list of 2020-21 NAPHL tenders

A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders, which include two (2) tenders exclusively used on players from the NAPHL – plus or minus any trades – which became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the 2021 NAHL Draft.

21-22 Tryout Schedule Released

We are excited to announce the dates and times for the Tri-State Spartans Tryouts for the 2021-22 season. There is still time to register, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY.

DATEDAYSTART TIMEEND TIMERINKGROUP
5/15/21Sat1:00 PM2:00 PMUSA Rink18U/16U Goalies
5/15/21Sat2:15 PM3:15 PMUSA Rink16U
5/15/21Sat3:30 PM5:00 PMUSA Rink18U
5/15/21Sat5:30 PM6:30 PMUSA Rink16U
5/15/21Sat6:45 PM8:15 PMUSA Rink18U
5/16/21Sun9:00 AM10:00 AMUSA Rink16U
5/16/21Sun10:15 AM11:45 AMUSA Rink18U

*Invitation Only

Tri-State Spartans Announce 21-22 Head Coaches

The Tri-State Spartans are pleased to announce the coaching staff for the upcoming season.  We are excited to have many of our coaches returning to the program and have added a great addition to the coaching slate.


NICK PARILLO /// 18U AAA HEAD COACH

Coach Parillo won a National Championship with the USHL Desmoines Buccaneers and then attended Merrimack College in Hockey East. After graduation he attended the Detroit Red Wings main camp and then split his time playing in the AHL and the ECHL, spending much of his time in Toledo. After forming and operating Hockey Player Development (HPD) clinics, Coach Parillo merged this with Tam O’Shanter and helped to form the Sylvania North Star organization. Coach Parillo was instrumental in bring the Sylvania 18U AAA program into the Tri-State Spartans and this will be his second season coaching this team.


CHRIS LIPSETT /// 16U AAA HEAD COACH

Coach Lipsett played Division I college hockey at Clarkson University, where he graduated with an Engineering degree. He has played in a total of 869 professional hockey games in the AHL, IHL, ECHL, CHL and Europe. Coach Lipsett has over 20 years of professional coaching and instructional experience. Coach Lipsett is part of the executive board for the Tri-State Spartans and has been coaching with the program since its inception.


IAIN FRASER /// 15U AAA HEAD COACH

Coach Fraser was the Captain of the OHL Oshawa Generals for a Memorial Cup win, earning MVP honors. From there he progressed through the AHL to the NHL where he was drafted by the NY Islanders. Coach Fraser played professional hockey for over 17 years and over 1000 games with the likes of the Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks. He was won awards such as a NHL all-rookie team selection, second team AHL All-Star, OHL player of the year and won a Bronze Medal with Team Canada at the ’95 World Championships. Coach Fraser has been coaching with the program since its inception.


PASCAL MORENCY /// 14U AAA HEAD COACH

Following his major junior year, Coach Morency stepped into the pro ranks with the United Hockey League. He then went on to play in the ECHL and the AHL, where he was nominated for the Yannick Dupre Award 3 years in a row. He finished out his career playing in Europe in Austria and the UK. After retirement, Coach Morency began coaching at the Fernie Academy and then in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and AAA hockey for the next 3 years. This is his second season with the Tri-State Spartans.


JARRETT DUELING /// 13U AAA HEAD COACH

Coach Dueling played 4 years in the Canadian Major Junior in the Western Hockey League with the Kamloops Blazers, winning 2 Memorial Cups. He was drafted in the third round, 56th overall pick, by the NY Islanders. He played professionally for 7 years in the AHL, IHL, and the NHL. Coach Dueling has been coached in the Tri-State Spartans program for numerous years.


FRANK BANHAM /// 12U AAA HEAD COACH

Coach Banham played 4 years in Canadian Major Junior in the Western Hockey League. He was drafted 147th by the Washington Capitals, playing over 20 years of professional hockey and 1000 plus games in the NHL, AHL and top European Leagues. Coach Banham has received multiple All-Star selections and played in the World Hockey Championships twice. He coached professionally with several European teams and has been coaching youth hockey at various levels for over 15 years. Coach Banham returns for his second season with the Tri-State Spartans.


JAN JAS /// 11U AAA HEAD COACH

Coach Jas played for National Team Slovakia U16 and U17 and then in the Alberta and Manitoba Junior Hockey leagues in Canada for 3 seasons, reaching the rankings for the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.  He had a 12-year professional career in the US, with 2 in the European Leagues.  He was one of the leading scorers for the 1999-2000 CHL Championship Indianapolis Ice team. After his playing career, Coach Jas began coaching with teams such as the ACHA D1 Indiana University, USHL’s Indiana Ice, Port Huron in the NAHL and as an asst. coach for the ECHL Indy Fuel.  At the youth level, he has coached AAA and recently working with 10U and 8U teams locally.  He also works with the ISS Hockey scouting agency and recently for a European team, Banska Bystrica.


ANDREW KREMER /// 10U AAA HEAD COACH

Coach Kremer grew up playing youth hockey in Indianapolis, IN.  He played AAA hockey for the Indiana Jr. Ice and played Junior Hockey with Tri-State in Philadelphia, PA and then for the Syracuse Stars.  Coach Kremer has coached youth and high school hockey for 6 years as well as at various camps and clinics and as a personal instructor.  This is the second season for Coach Kremer with this team.


Tryouts for the upcoming season will be held on two weekends. 2006-2011 (15U-10U) will take place on May 8-9 at Goggin Ice Arena at Miami of Ohio. 16U & 18U tryouts will be held the following weekend as Sports Plus in Cincinnati.  To register for tryouts please use this link.

The Tri-State Spartans offer a regional model for top players in emerging hockey markets to be able to play at the AAA level but practice in their home cities.  Players receive weekday skates focusing on critical skill development and then come together as a team on the weekends for team practices, games, and tournaments.

We aim to expose the top-level players in the area to the vast hockey opportunities that are more readily available to the players in larger more traditional hockey markets. The Tri-State Spartans hockey program will help show a clear path of opportunities to both players and families, which will allow the players to showcase themselves both as hockey players and as young men and women to the hockey people at the next levels.

Tri-State Spartans alum commits to SUNY-Oswego

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN – September 11, 2020) – Goaltender Richie Parent has become the first Tri-State Spartan alumnus to commit to play college hockey. Parent will play for the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego this upcoming season. He was one of the original goalies in the first year of the program.

In the 2017-18 season, Parent played for the Tri-State Spartans 18U AAA team. He then went on to guard the crease for the Shreveport Mudbugs in the NAHL where he set a franchise record for consecutive wins at eight. When he joined the Spartans, it was a first year program, but he knew that it would provide a tremendous opportunity to develop as a person and an athlete.

“After going to the tryout, I got to meet some of the players and coach Austin,” said Parent. “Everyone was so nice, and I liked the area. I knew it was a team that would help me develop and get better. It was great because it helped us balance our schoolwork while also getting on the ice. We had dedicated trainers and workout spaces along with tutors to help us study. That’s what I liked when I was there.”

Greg Austin, Director of Hockey-Operation as Total Package Hockey (TPH) in Indianapolis, was honest with Parent when coming to a first-year program. It was about development and ice time, not necessarily wins and losses.

“He recognized that coming to a first-year program was an opportunity for him to face a lot of shots,” said Austin on Parent. “Most first year teams, if you have to be strong, it’ll be between the pipes. It makes it easier to recruit like that. You can promise them that they’ll get lots of shots. When you’re a development guy, you want to be on the ice facing shots. I was honest with him when I recruited him. We had three goaltenders that year, and all three could play. He wasn’t big, but he’s very athletic, good laterally and read the puck well.”

Parent was only able to spend one season in Indianapolis as he aged out of the program, but that one year saw a huge improvement in his skills.

“Towards the end of the season, we really started to see him separate,” said Austin. “He went and trained with the Mudbugs as well and proved his worth. He matured immensely with the experiences he had here. It’s difficult to play on a losing team, but as a goaltender, he found ways to make positives out of negatives. He was a good teammate, and left with a skillset that I think was improved. It was a lot about him in that he worked hard and saw the opportunity.”

The Center of Excellence offers a good balance between academics and athletics. What stood out to Parent was the opportunity to be on the ice and improve.

“The biggest thing about that program is being on the ice all the time,” said Parent. “We’d have a skill skate in the morning and a practice in the afternoon. I had a lot of ice time to develop, and that was huge in helping me get to the next level.”

Austin recognized that the balance and ability to be on the ice twice a day is what opened more opportunities for Parent.

“We’re trying to be a program that implements study, train, play at the Center of Excellence level, which has a lot to do with why Richie got as good as he did,” said Austin. “He was on the ice twice a day. We focus on development, not wins and losses. We focus on individual player development, then it’s up to the student-athlete to embrace that with their own passion for the game. Richie has been one of those success stories, and we’re really proud of him.”

While the college hockey season is currently postponed, Parent is still thrilled at the opportunity to play. He’s enjoying the college life and just hopes that more student-athletes can have the experience that he’s had while developing. As for the future, once Parent has completed his time in college, he hopes to play the sport he loves professionally.

“I’m extremely grateful for every opportunity I’ve had,” said Parent. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do as a little kid. Being able to live the life and be able to play college hockey is just awesome. I hope that every kid that wants this experience gets it. As of right now, I just want to start my season whenever we can and take it year by year. I want to be the best I can be with where I’m at. My goal is to hopefully play pro hockey after my four years at Oswego.”

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