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Recent U15 Pure News

Guilford, CT February 22, 2019- We are happy to announce that we will welcome the Mercer Chiefs to the ECEL for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

The Mercer Chiefs are an organization that is from New Jersey. This program is one of the best programs on the east coast. "We are excited to welcome this program to the league, they will help evaluate our league to a new level," said Peter Alden President of the ECEL. 

They are not only a team that is a youth hockey organization but have affiliates in junior hockey. The owners of the Chiefs are owners of the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL, a team in the NAHL and EHL that will be in Maryland. 

This team has most recently sent alum Ross Colton to the NHL when he signed with the Tampa Bay Lighting when he signed a two-year deal in the summer. He spent the previous two years at Vermont and now has 20 points in 46 games as a rookie for the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL. 

Founded in 2013, the East Coast Elite League is a four-weekend showcase series that will provide maximum exposure for its member organizations and their players, by playing in top venues, in ideal scouting locations. Spread across the U15, U16, and U18 divisions and represented by several of the top hockey organizations across the country, the ECEL is the premier showcase series in the United States, unmatched in its format and exposure opportunities. For more information on the ECEL, log on to ecelhockey.com or on Twitter @ECELHockey

Guilford, CT February 22, 2019- We are happy to announce that we will welcome the Mercer Chiefs to the ECEL for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

The Mercer Chiefs are an organization that is from New Jersey. This program is one of the best programs on the east coast. "We are excited to welcome this program to the league, they will help evaluate our league to a new level," said Peter Alden President of the ECEL. 

They are not only a team that is a youth hockey organization but have affiliates in junior hockey. The owners of the Chiefs are owners of the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL, a team in the NAHL and EHL that will be in Maryland. 

This team has most recently sent alum Ross Colton to the NHL when he signed with the Tampa Bay Lighting when he signed a two-year deal in the summer. He spent the previous two years at Vermont and now has 20 points in 46 games as a rookie for the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL. 

Founded in 2013, the East Coast Elite League is a four-weekend showcase series that will provide maximum exposure for its member organizations and their players, by playing in top venues, in ideal scouting locations. Spread across the U15, U16, and U18 divisions and represented by several of the top hockey organizations across the country, the ECEL is the premier showcase series in the United States, unmatched in its format and exposure opportunities

MERCER CHIEFS WELCOME JIM DYER AS COACH OF U16 AMERICAN TEAM!

The Mercer Chiefs are very happy and proud to have Jim Dyer as part of the Chiefs coaching staff. Coach Dyer will be head coach of the U16 American team. "Jim Dyer is a first class coach and person. The Chiefs are a better organization because of Jim joining the team today. "Our '16' teams, with Coach Barcless and Jim, have two of the best coaches in any organization," said GM Rob Broderick. Coach Chris Barcless added, "Jim is a top tier coach who I have known and respected for a long time." Welcome aboard Coach Dyer!

Jim's Coaching Background and Experience:

-Head Coach of the NJ Rockets AAA Tier I, 1996 – 2018, with two National Championship finishes - 3rd & 5th.
-12 Atlantic League Playoffs
-Atlantic District Titles
-Atlantic District Junior Olympics Coach, USA Hockey 2000 – 2003.
-Old Bridge Youth Hockey Coach, 1988 – 1994.
-President of Old Bridge Youth Hockey Program, 1991 – 1994.
-NJ Special Olympics Speed Skating Coach, 1990 - 1992.

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