Skylands Kings NA3HL Junior Kings

The 2017-18 Season marks the Kings’ third season in the North American 3 Hockey League.Entering its seventh season in 2016-17, the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of 6 USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification.

The primary mission of the NA3HL, which is managed organizationally by the NAHL, is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes whose youth options are limited but are still reaching their potential and have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League (USHL) and eventually the NCAA or American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).

The player advancement during the 2015-16 season to the NAHL and other junior leagues set a new standard for player movement. In addition to the 40+ players who advanced to play in the NAHL throughout the season, 32 NA3HL players were either tendered or drafted by NAHL teams during the 2015-16 season, having the most movement to the NAHL out of any Tier III junior league, along while dozens more made NCAA commitments.

NA3HL Junior Kings – Schedule

Josh Sears1Josh SearsG6'51901999
Sergei O2Sergei O'SullivanD5'101502000
Alex Johansson3Alex JohanssonD5'101701999
Steven Gay5Steven GayD6'11902000
Eric Vanderhoff11Eric VanderhoffF5'81651999
Nick Farkas12Nick FarkasD6'1851998
Craig Garrigan15Craig GarriganF5'111751998
Stephen Finkel16Stephen FinkelF5'102901997
Dylan Dinzik17Dylan DinzikF6'21801999
Heath Ford18Heath FordF5'101701998
Lionel Landry20Lionel LandryF6'1851997
Aslan Shetov23Aslan ShetovF5'91701998
Craig Scarpa24Craig ScarpaF6'31831997
Mike King26Mike KingF5'81501999
Andry Yakovlev27Andry YakovlevF5'111681999
Nick King28Nick KingD5'91601999
Phil Marcianti29Phil MarciantiF5'91701998
Mathias Yttereng30Mathias YtterengG6'32051997
Taylor Zink31Taylor ZinkG5'101601998


After a disappointing opening weekend, losing two games to the Binghamton Senators, the Skylands Junior Kings rebound with a weekend sweep of Niagara Falls.  Eric Vanderhoff lead the weekend in points with 10, while Craig Garrigan chipped in for 8. Several other players were multiple point getters as well.  “The team is really starting to come together and work well with each other”, remarked head coach, Adam Mitchell.  “Every player gave it their all this weekend.”

The Junior Kings travel September 29-30 for a rematch with Binghamton, and are hoping for a different outcome.  You can catch all the Junior Kings action on  The Kings are not home again until October 27th.

By: admin On: February 01, 2017 In: Front Page Comments: 0

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