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Southern Atlantic Hockey League

By Jr. Whalers, 11/12/10, 6:15PM EST


Tier III Jr. A Hockey


Southern Atlantic Hockey League Tier 3 Jr. A

November 10, 2010

Rockledge, FL

The Southern Atlantic Hockey League (“SAHL”) announces today its application and petition to USA Hockey and USAH Junior Council for Tier III Junior A status, with operations to commence at the Junior A level for the upcoming 2011-2012 season.  The SAHL was formed out of a collaboration of the existing junior hockey franchises and teams that are currently members of the MJHL South and the SEJHL, to provide Junior A hockey to the youth hockey and junior hockey players of USAH Southeastern District.

The SAHL will offer the most advanced hockey players the opportunity to participate at the Junior A level close to home, in a challenging environment that is intended to prepare the player for direct advancement and placement for collegiate hockey opportunities.  The goal of the SAHL is to provide maximum player development, visibility and promotion though intense on and off ice training, superior coaching, and competition at both the regional and national level through regional league games and national showcases located in the Northeastern US. 

The SAHL will include member operations from Virginia to Florida, providing aspiring hockey players in the region and beyond access to one of the highest levels of junior hockey experience.   Junior A hockey participation is considered a pre-requisite by most collegiate coaches for recruitment to a college program.   Accordingly, the SAHL franchises will provide all players superior athletic development, with a focus on complimentary academic support, to achieve sustainable and effective college placement results for participating players. 

For more information, please contact:

Atlanta Knights: David Falkenstein 678-787-8683

East Coast Eagles: Gary Gouin 919-319-6588

Florida Eels: Frank Scarpaci 941-400-9023

Hampton Roads Whalers: Tom Winkler 757-374-8417

Palm Beach Hawks: Mike Bunting 561-714-1113

Spacecoast Hurricanes: Shawn Ray 516-848-7624

Tampa Bay Juniors: Brett Strot 904-424-5616