2024-2025 Tryout Registration

2024-2025 Tri-State Spartans Tryout Dates:

Dates:  April 12-14, 2024
Location:  Goggin Ice Arena, Oxford, OH

2010 & 2012:  April 12-13
2009, 2011, 2013 & 2014:  April 13-14

Cost:  $150 per player

16U & 18U
Dates:  May 4-5, 2024:
Location:  Goggin Ice Arena, Oxford, OH

Cost: $150 per player

Complete Tryout schedules will be available soon and will be emailed to all registered for tryouts and on our website.

2010 Tri-State Spartans AAA Hockey Team Gives Back to the Community

This past weekend, the 2010 Tri-State Spartans AAA Hockey team demonstrated the true spirit of giving by raising over $800 to shop for families in need from the Dayton area. Taking time off from their training schedule, the young athletes embarked on a heartwarming shopping spree to bring joy and festive cheer to families in need this holiday season.

The boys, with their unwavering commitment to the community, spent the weekend shopping for toys, clothes, and essential items, ensuring that families in need would have gifts to open on Christmas. The team’s collective efforts resulted in filled shopping carts and an abundance of goodwill that left a lasting impact on the families they supported.

One mother, overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude, expressed, “I can tell the kids that Santa is coming this year!” The Tri-State Spartans AAA Hockey team’s selfless act of kindness brought immeasurable joy and hope to the families they touched. The Tri-State Spartans AAA Hockey team’s dedication to making a positive difference in their community serves as a testament to the values of teamwork, compassion, and generosity instilled in these young athletes.

Spartans Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our November 2022 Raffle Winners!

Please contact Judi Kremer with any questions.

$2500:  Steve Putman
$1500:  Lowell Cavender
$1000:  Pam Lefeave
$500:   Kate Kester
$500:   Michelle Markwell
$250:  Nick Kirkendall
$250:   Dawn Daugherty

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
3:30 pm
2:00 pm
4:30 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
Saturday April 95:00 pm
6:00 pm
5:30 pm
7:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:30 pm
Sunday April 1010:15 am
10:00 am
9:00 am
11:00 am
9:15 am
11:15 am

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.