ABOUT THE SKYLANDS KINGS

The Skylands Kings are a USA Hockey Tier II Organization.  The Kings are proud members of the Atlantic District and the New Jersey Youth Hockey League (NJYHL). The Kings have found success at the team level with many championships in their 10-year tenure including a berth in USA Hockey National Championship, Atlantic District Banners, Bell Capital Cup Banner, Silver Stick Banners, NJYHL Banners, and State Titles.

Our players have also found success as Captains of the Varsity hockey squad, scoring titles, Atlantic District Player Development Program, and even participated at the prestigious Quebec PeeWee World Championships.

THE SKYLANDS KINGS PHILOSOPHY

First class coaching and a commitment to excellence, are the hallmarks of the Skylands Kings, a USA Hockey Tier II minor hockey organization dedicated to the development of youth hockey players, both on and off the ice. Growth and Development comes through our commitment to USA Hockey’s ADM model, where players, coaches and teams focus on individual skill development, self-discipline, teamwork, with positive reinforcement and consistent evaluation. From our Coaches, Staff and players, we pride ourselves in being the best player development program in New Jersey.

The Kings U8 are the future of Kings Hockey.  Using the American Development Model (a nationwide model for successfully developing American hockey players)  The Skylands Kings will ensure every kid will have the same chance to develop, enjoy and succeed at a game we all love.

By implementing ADM, USA Hockey and the NJYHL Associations will see more skilled players and an increase in player retention. Again, ADM is a set of guidelines provided to USA Hockey Organizations designed specifically to help kids reach their full potential.

The Skylands Kings are committed to the future of our program, and the long term viability of the sport of hockey.  By implementing structural changes, USA Hockey has worked to increase practice time, player involvement and ultimately the growth of the game.

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We are grateful for your support!

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Organizational Highlights

2016 – 2017 Season
* Participant – Atlantic District (Bantam Navy)
* Participant – Atlantic District (Squirt Navy)
* Finalist – NJYHL Playoffs (Bantam Navy)
* Finalist – NJYHL Playoffs (Squirt Navy)
* Champions – North East Regional Silver Sticks (Pee Wee Navy)
* Champions – North East Regional Silver Sticks (Squirt Navy)
* Champions – Hershey Holiday Tournament (Squirt White)
* Champions – Festival of Lights Thanksgiving Tournament (Squirt Navy)
* Champions – North American AA Summer Tournament (Squirt Navy)
* Champions – Hershey Holiday Tournament (Mite Navy)
* Finalist – North East Regional Silver Sticks (Bantam Navy)
* Finalist – Monarchs Invitational (Squirt Gold)
* Finalist – Protec Shamrock Classic (Mite Navy)
* Finalist – Hershey Halloween Howl (Mite Gold)
2015 – 2016 Season
* NJ State Representative – USA Hockey Nationals (U16 AA Navy)
* Champions – Atlantic District (U16 AA Navy)
* Champions – Floyd Hall Arena Summer Showdown (U16 AA Navy)
* Champions – Capital Showdown Skills Challenge (PeeWee Navy)
* Champions – Haunted Shootout Tournament (SQ Navy)
* Champions – Shootout Classic Niagara (SQ Navy)
* Champions – Lake Placid Invitational (SQ Navy)
* Champions – Monarchs Invitational (SQ Gold)
* Champions – Hershey’s New Year’s Tournament (SQ Gold)
* Champions – Monarchs Invitational (SQ Black)
* Champions – NJYHL Turin Division (SQ Black)
* Finalist – Capital Showdown Tournament (Bantam Navy)
* Finalist – Newburgh President’s Day Tournament (Pee Wee Navy)
* Finalist – Capital Showdown Tournament (Pee Wee Navy)
* Second Place – Atlantic District (Pee Wee Navy)
* Third Place – NJYHL Playoffs (Pee Wee Navy)

 

2014 – 2015 Season
* Champions – Atlantic District (PeeWee AA Navy)
* Champions – NJYHL Playoffs (PeeWee AA Navy)
* Champions – NJHYL Northern Division Regular Season (PeeWee White)
* Champions – Labor Day Tourney (PeeWee Gold)
* Champions – Capital Shootout Tournament (SQ Navy)
* Champions – Hershey Halloween Howl (Mite White)
* Champions – Hershey Halloween Howl (Mite Gold)
* Finalist – Haunted Shootout Tournament (SQ Navy)
* Finalist – Capital Shootout (PeeWee White)
* Finalist – Hershey Labor Day Classic (PeeWee Navy)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (SQ White)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (PeeWee White)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (U16 AA Navy)

2013 – 2014 Season
* Champions – Bell Capital Cup (PeeWee Minor Campbell)
* Champions – Mid Atlantic Silver Sticks (Squirt Wales)
* Champions – Empire State Classic (PeeWee Wales)
* Champions – NY Pepsi Holiday Tourney (PeeWee Norris)
* Champions – Shamrock Classic, So Mountain Tourney (SQ Campbell)
* Finalists – Silver Stick International Championships (Squirt Wales)
* Finalists – Empire State Classic (PeeWee Campbell)
* Finalists – PreSeason Classic (PeeWee Wales)
* Finalists – PreSeason Classic (PeeWee Norris)
* Semi Finalists – Mid Atlantic Silver Sticks (Bantam Norris)
* Bronze Medalist – NES PreSeason Tourney (Bantam Wales Major)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (Midget Minor AA)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (Bantam Wales Major AA)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (PeeWee Campbell Minor A)
* Invite to CSDHL Showcase (Midget Major AA)
* Invite to CSDHL Showcase (Midget Minor AA)
* Host – NJYHL Northern Squirt Jamboree

2012 – 2013 Season
* Champions – Bell Capital Cup (Squirt Wales)
* Champions – NJYHL Northern Division (Midget Minor AA)
* Champions – NJYHL Northern Division Playoffs (Midget Minor AA)
* Champions – ProTec Labor Day Tourney (Bantam Norris)
* Finalists – Atlantic District Playoffs (Midget Minor AA)
* Finalists – Empire State Showdown (PeeWee Wales)
* Finalists – Steel City Classic (Bantam Wales)
* Finalists – Steel City Classic (PeeWee Wales)
* Finalists – Steel City Classic (Squirt Campbell)
* Finalists – Hershey Outdoor Classic (Bantam Campbell)
* Finalists – Hershey Spring Tourney (Jr Kings)
* Finalists – Spring Screamer (Squirt Campbell)
* Semi-Finalists – Steel City Classic (Bantam Campbell)
* Semi-Finalists – Spring Classic (Squirt Wales)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (Midget Major AA)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (Midget Minor AA)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (Midget Minor A)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (Bantam Campbell Minor)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (Squirt Wales Major)
* Invite to CSDHL Showcase (Midget Minor AA)
* Invite to CSDHL Showcase (Midget Major AA)
* Host – NJYHL Squirt Jamboree
* 23 Kings Midget Level Players are First Line Varsity

2011 – 2012 Season
* USA Hockey National Championship Qualifiers (Midget Minor AA)
* Champions – Atlantic District Playoffs (Midget Minor AA)
* Champions – NJYHL Northern Divsion (Midget Minor AA)
* Champions – NJYHL Playoffs (MIdget Minor AA)
* Champions – NJYHL Playoffs (PeeWee Wales)
* Champions – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick (Bantam Wales)
* Champions – Hershey Labor Day Tournament (PeeWee Norris)
* Champions – Hershey Labor Day Tournament (PeeWee Campbell)
* Champions – Rochester Presidential Power Play Tournament (Squirt Campbell)
* Champions – Spring Screamer Tourney (Squirt Campbell)
* Finalists – NJYHL Playoffs (Midget Minor B)
* Finalists – NJYHL Playoffs (Bantam Wales)
* Finalists – NJYHL Playoffs (PeeWee Campbell)
* Finalists – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick (PeeWee Wales)
* Finalists – Congressional Cup (PeeWee Campbell)
* Finalists – Hershey Labor Day Tournament (Squirt Campbell)
* Finalists – Hershey Labor Day Tournament (Squirt Wales)
* Semi Finalists – Lake Placid Invitational (PeeWee Norris)
* Semi Finalists – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick (Squirt Wales)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (Midget Minor AA)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (Midget Minor B)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (Bantam Wales)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (PeeWee Wales)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (PeeWee Campbell)
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier (PeeWee Norris)
* 19 Kings Midget Level Players are First Line on their HS Varsity Team
* 6 Kings Midget Level Players are Captains on their HS Varsity Team

2010-2011 Season
* Champions – IW Labor Day Tournament (Midget Minor A)
* Champions – IW Labor Day Tournament (Squirt Minor)
* Champions – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick (PeeWeeB)
* Champions – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick (Squirt Minor)
* Champions – Empire State Classic (Bantam Major)
* Champions – Spring Classic Tournament (Mite Major)
* Champions – NJYHL Regular Season (Squirt Major)
* Champions – NJYHL Playoffs (Squirt Major)
* Champions – NJYHL Playoffs (Squirt Minor)
* Finalists – IW Labor Day Tournament (Bantam Major)
* Finalists – Pepsi Labor Day Shootout (Midget Major AA)
* Finalists – NJYHL / Atlantic District Playoffs (Midget Minor AA)
* Finalists – St. Patty’s Classic (PeeWee A)
* Finalists – St. Patty’s Classic (Bantam A)
* Semi Finalists – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick (PeeWee Minor)
* Semi Finalists – International Bell Capital Cup (PeeWee Minor)
* Only Northern NJ Organization to have all Midget Minor teams qualify for playoffs
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier – Midget Minor AA
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifier – Midget Minor A
* NJYHL Playoff Qualifer – Midget Minor B
* NJYHL  Playoff Qualifer  – Squirt Major
* NJYHL  Playoff Qualifer  – Squirt Minor
* NJYHL Northern Playoff Champions – Midget Minor AA
* OHL (Major Junior) Showcase in Toronto- invited 4 Kings players
* OHL (Major Junior) Showcase in Toronto – One of only 2 USA teams invited was coached by Alex Shindelman (Midget Minor AA Head Coach of Kings)

2009-10 Season
*  Champions – St. Patrick’s Day Tournament (Pee Wee A)
*  Champions – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick (Bantam Norris)
*  Champions – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick (Squirt Campbell)
*  Champions – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick (Bantam Smythe)
*  Champions – Turkey Shootout (Squirt Campbell)
*  Champions – Hershey Labor Day Classic (Squirt Campbell)
*  Champions – Hershey Labor Day Classic (PeeWee A)
*  Champions – Hershey Labor Day Classic (Bantam Smythe)
*  Champions – Hershey Labor Day Classic (U16 Norris)
*  Finalists – Shamrock Tournament (Mite Patrick)
*  Finalists – Hershey Labor Day Classic (Bantam Norris)
*  Finalists – Hershey Labor Day Classic (U16 Smythe)
*  Finalists – Hershey Labor Day Classic (U16 Patrick)
*  Semi Finalists – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick (PeeWee A)
*  Semi Finalists – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick (Squirt Wales)
*  Hosting Atlantic District Mite 3 on 3 Tournament
*  Mites on Ice – Prudential Center, Newark NJ
*  12 Midget level players are Captains on their HS Varsity team
*  15 Midget level players are first line players for their HS Varsity team

2008-09 Season
*  NJYHL State Champions – Mite Campbell Division
*  Champions – Steel City Classic (Squirt Wales)
*  Champions – Hershey Labor Day Classic (U16A)
*  Champions – Hershey Labor Day Classic (U18A)
*  Champions – Hershey Labor Day Classic (U18AA)
*  Finalists – Mid Atlantic Regional Silver Stick Tournament (Bantam B)
*  Finalists – Steel City Classic (PeeWee A)
*  Finalists – Steel City Classic (Bantam B)
*  Finalists – Hershey Labor Day Tournament (Bantam A)
*  NJYHL Playoff qualifier – Mites
*  NJYHL Playoff qualifier – Midget U16
*  Eight players from Midget U18AA were High School Varsity Captains
*  Thirteen players from Midget U18 were first line with their Varsity Squad
*  Mites on Ice – Madison Square Garden NYC
*  Little Rangers – Played at Madison Square Garden (Squirt Campbell)

2007-08 Season
*  Champions – Eastern Regional Silver Stick Tournament (Squirt)
*  Champions – Empire State Thanksgiving Classic (Squirt)
*  Champions – NJYHL Regular Season (Squirt)
*  Champions – Spring Screamer Tournament (Peewee)
*  Champions – NJYHL Regular Season (Bantam Wales)
*  Champions – St Patricks Day Classic (Bantam Wales)
*  Champions – Bauer Cup (U18’s)
*  Finalist – Rochester Empire State Tournament (U16’s)
*  Finalist – Labor Day Classic (U18’s)
*  Semi Finalist – Eastern Regional Silver Stick Tournament (Bantam Wales)
*  Semi Finalist – North American Silver Stick Championships (Squirt)
*  Nationally ranked teams mid season (#1 for Squirts and Peewees)
*  National ranked teams at season end (#1 for Squirts, #3 for Peewees, #7 for Bantam Wales)
*  Mites on Ice at Madison Square Garden
*  Squirts on Ice at Madison Square Garden