“These six young men have taken advantage of what TPH has to offer from Nashville to Detroit,” said TPH Detroit Director of Hockey Operations Brandon Naurato. “TPH provides professional coaches and platforms for student-athletes who are willing to put in the work to achieve their dreams.”
Each of the six players invited to the NTDP camp have used TPH’s variety of elite resources to develop a complete hockey lifestyle that translates to success and growth on and off the ice.
In international competition, Krygier, MacKinnon and DeRidder were members of the U.S. team that took home gold at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Norway. Jenkins and Wilde have each committed to NCAA Division I schools in Michigan and Harvard, respectively, and Schultheis is a standout on the TPH Thunder AAA team that currently has more than 100 active alumni in junior, college and professional hockey.
Five of the six student-athletes who were selected have attended the TPH Center of Excellence, and three – Jenkins, MacKinnon and DeRidder – have attended multiple years.
An elite training program for student-athletes that features a unique blend of academics and athletics, the TPH Center of Excellence pushes students to become well-rounded players on the ice and in the classroom. As hockey-specific academies continue to grow, the TPH CoE has established itself as a premier destination for student-athletes through its innovative training, world-class coaching and top development programs.
“This is an outstanding accomplishment to be identified as one of the country’s top players and compete for an opportunity to wear the red, white and blue jersey that we all dream about. We are extremely proud of our students for the workload that they put in daily in the classroom and on the ice and they should be equally proud of themselves because at the end of the day, they are the ones that earned this opportunity,” Naurato said.
The TPH Center of Excellence is an elite training program for student-athletes that features a unique blend of academics and athletics. Its balance of on-ice instruction and classroom work pushes students in grades 6-12 to become well-rounded hockey players on and off the ice. The TPH CoE currently has locations in Canton, Michigan, and Gwinnett, Georgia, with a third school in Troy, Michigan, scheduled to open before the 2016-17 school year. CLICK HERE for more info on the CoE.
Total Package Hockey is one of the largest hockey service providers in the country, offering youth and adult programs from Detroit to Atlanta. TPH provides programs, which are staffed by highly qualified elite hockey coaches and professionals, to more than 4,000 players each year. With programs in 18 total U.S. cities, including teams in the NA3HL and T1EHL, TPH specializes in skill-based player development and has a track record of moving players to junior, college and professional hockey.