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The New York Bobcats, proud member of the Eastern Hockey League, are proud to announce that the club has signed defenseman Kaan Salt to the 2017-18 roster.

 Salt, ’99, joins the Bobcats and Royals origination after spending most his career over in Turkey, playing at the junior level, and more recently in the WSHL.

 "Kaan is a prospect that we had our eye one for quite some time,” Bobcats general manager, John Zerillo said. “He has competed at very high levels in international play and that experience he gained can help our club."

 The five-foot-seven blueliner represented Turkey at the Word Junior Championships, winning the Gold Medal last year in Davison III. This past season, Salt dressed in 40 games for the Cheyenne Stampede (WSHL) and registered eight points.

 “Kaan adds that style we are looking for in a defenseman,” Zerillo added. “We are really excited, as a staff, on how our roster is shaping up."

 For more information about the Bobcats please email John and  Zerilo@NYBobcats.com 

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The New York Bobcats are looking for a few select players to complete their 2017-2018 roster to compete in the Eastern Hockey League.    If you have what it takes to play at this level contact the General Manager  John Zerillo   e-mail:  zerillo@nybobcats.com 

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The New York Bobcats, proud member of the Eastern Hockey League, are proud to announce that the club has re-signed defenseman Justin Geigel to the 2017-18 roster.

 Geigel, ’97, returns to the Bobcats and Royals for his third year with the organization. He spent time with the Royals in both the MetJHL and NA3AHL.

 "Justin has been a mainstay on our blueline for the past two seasons,” Bobcats general manager, John Zerillo said. “He is a true professional on and off the ice and we are thrilled to have him back."

 The L'Orignal, ON, CAN native played in 75 career games with the Royals, and collected 10 goals and 39 assists for 49 points. He was also a member of the 2016-17 NA3AHL championship team.

 “He has the experience we are looking for and can give us that veteran presence on the blueline that we need,” Zerillo added. “We are really excited, as a staff, on how our roster is shaping up."

 For more information about the Bobcats please email John and  Zerilo@NYBobcats.com  . 

 The NY Bobcats will be hosting a free pre-season minicamp tryout for all junior age players at the Dix Hills Ice Arena on Saturday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m.

 

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The New York Bobcats, proud member of the Eastern Hockey League, are proud to announce that the club has signed defenseman Jake Beck to the 2017-18 roster.

 Beck, ’97, is a newcomer to the Bobcats and Royals organization this season. He spent time last year the in the NA3HL and NA3AHL.

 "I’m very excited to play with a club that has had such a tradition of success,” Beck said. “I had the opportunity to play against the club last year and had nothing but respect for this organization."

 The Lincoln University, PA native played in 14 games for the Central Penn Panthers, and collected one goal and three assists for four points. He also skated for the Jersey Shore Wildcats, where he registered four goals and one assist for five points in 28 games dressed.

 “I’m looking forward to getting back on the ice improving my game again. Had a strong finish to the season last year looking to build on that,” he added. “Looking forward to bring leading leadership and energy to the boys on the team."

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The New York Bobcats, proud member of the Eastern Hockey League, are proud   toannounce that the club has re-signed forward Thomas Fagan to the 2017-18 roster.

 Fagan, ’99, returns for his second stint with the Royals and Bobcats organization, where he put up eight goals and 22 assists for 30 points last year.

“Thomas was a key part in our championship run. His game improved throughout the season and we can’t wait to see what he does this season in a Bobcats jersey,” said General Manager, John Zerillo.

The East Islip, NY product played hero for the Royals in the NA3AHL championship game last season after scoring the overtime goal against the Wilkes/Barre-Scranton Knights. The five-foot-nine forward started the rush into the Knights’ zone and picked up the game winner half way through the overtime period to give the Royals the title.

 “We are bringing back key pieces from our championship team and Thomas was a big part of that. We know what he can do in the clutch and are excited to see him on the ice,” Zerillo added.

For more information about the Bobcats please email John and  Zerilo@NYBobcats.com  .

The NY Bobcats will be hosting a free pre-season minicamp tryout for all junior age players at the Dix Hills Ice Arena on Saturday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m.


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The New York Bobcats, proud member of the Eastern Hockey League, are proud   to announce that the club has re-signed forward Bryan Whelan to the 2017-18 roster.

 Whelan, ’97, returns for his third season, and finished last season with the Royals second in points with 64 (37G, 27A). The Rockville Center, NY product dressed in all 34 games for the Royals last year.

 “Bryan is also a returning player, who has been on All-Star teams in the past years. He was also the leading goal scorer in the NA3AHL last year and we are thrilled to have him wear the Bobcat jersey this season,” Zerillo added.

 The 5-foot-9 forward was selected in the third round of the NA3HL draft by the Lone Star by the Texas Jr Brahmas in 2015.

 “I am proud to be a part of this organization and really looking forward to this upcoming season,” Whelan said. “I heard nothing but great thing about the EHL and can’t wait to get back on the ice.”

 Whelan was a member of the club’s NA3AHL Championship and Foster Cub roster last year. He was 2016-17 NA3AHL All Star participant as well.

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The New York Bobcats, proud member of the Eastern Hockey League, are proud to announce that the club has re-signed defenseman, and last year’s captain and team MVP, Matthew Araujo to the 2017-18 roster.

Araujo, ’97, was a member of the Long Island Royals NA3AHL team last season, where he won the NA3AHL Championship and Foster Cup.

“I am excited to be back playing for the Bobcats. I really connected with the coaching staff and players here,” Araujo said. “I am looking forward to competing in the EHL and, the exposure that myself and my teammates will get playing in such a great league"

The Brookhaven, NY product also served as captain of the Royals last year, while also leading all defensemen in points with 60 (23G, 37A), good enough for third on the team as well, in 34 games played.

“Matt is a returning player who is a big solid defenseman and a veteran,” said general manager, Jon Zerillo. “He was selected to represent the Royals the last two season in All-Star games, and was also the captain both times. We are really excited to have him back.”

The 6-foot-2 blueliner was selected in the eleventh round of the NAHL draft by the Lone Star Brahmas and the first round by the Texas Jr Brahmas in 2015.

Araujo was also voted the (MJHL) Metropolitan Junior Hockey League 2014-15 Defenseman of the Year and was a multi-year All Star participant.

For more information about the Bobcats, please John Zerillo at zerillo@NYBobcats.com.

 

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The New York Bobcats were dormant last season in the junior hockey world. The first time in what seems like forever, this prominent Long Island based junior hockey team shut the lights on the 2016-17 year with no real hope or answer for their future in site.

 The Bobcats never had to face an issue like this before, as they were a staple point in the Syosset (Nassau County) area for a long time. Their history goes back to the year 2000, when they become member of the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League, winning the league playoffs in 2002 and qualified for the 2002 Tier III Junior B National

Championships. In 2003, the Bobcats became one of the charter members of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League, wining league titles in 2006 and 2007.

 Members of the Eastern Hockey League since 2012-13, the Bobcats continued their success, making the playoffs each of the years as a member of the EHL. But, again, the club hit a speed bump at the end of the 2106 season and the Bobcats were left without a home.

 However, that all changed, as the Long Island Royals ownership took over the green and black, and moved them from Nassau county into Suffolk County -- once again becoming members of the EHL for the 2017-18 year.

 Now calling the Dix Hills Ice Arena home, the Long Island Royals will sit out a year after being members of the NA3AHL, where the club recently won the league title. Head Coach Ken Hoey will resume the same duties for the Bobcats, along with Assistant Coaches Stephen Castriota and Mike O'Connell.

 “Making the jump from the NA3 to the EHL is a great opportunity for our organization. Moving into the EHL gives our players more exposure to college coaches and a better opportunity to make the jump to the next level,” Castriota said.

 Last year, the Royals were the first and last NA3AHL Champions and the last Foster Cup winners, as majority of those teams within the old league move on this year to the EHL.

 “I’ve heard nothing but great things about the EHL. This league turns out college commitment after college commitment, which is what all players are looking for in a league,” said Castriota added. “With all the junior leagues now on the East Coast, it’s very important for us as a league to continue to develop players and have them ready to play at the next level.”

 Now both teams join forces, as two powerhouses become one in the EHL Premier Division in 2017-18. For Castriota, nothing is going to change.

 “Our coaching styles are going to stay the same. As coaches, we like to keep things very consistent and maintain that level of coaching no matter what the situation. We will obviously have to adapt to a new league but the things we do work for us and we are confident in that.

 “As a staff, we are looking to set up a solid program that develops players and  leads to success. We are not only here to win games this year but prepare and send guys to the next level will be a primary focus for us in this first year.”

 With tryouts over, the roster is starting to shape up with the season right around the corner. A season that was bright for one team, butdark for another. Now ownership and staff can focus on getting the Bobcats back to its winnings ways.

“As far as our roster things are coming together. Just like any year you have your core group of guys coming back and then it’s about outing the right pieces around them. I feel with the additions we have made and with more to come we are definitely tending in the right direction,” Castriota said.

 Look out EHL, the Bobcats are back.



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The Royals finished regular season play in the NA3AHL in first place with a  33 Wins and 2 Loss record earning them a first round playoff bye.     In the second round they played met the New Jersey Wildcats in a best of 3 series.   The Royals took game one handily with stella performance by net minder John Krause who stopped all 36 shots to earn a shutout.

In game two with their backs to the wall the Wildcats came out a different team keeping the Royals trying to play catchup.    Regulation time ended with the score tied 4-4 however the Royals put a quick push at the start of overtime to bury one to win the series.   

The Royals will now meet the WBS Knight in a best of three series next weekend in the finals for the NA3AHL.

 

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Pay-to-play Junior hockey has become much maligned in the past few years due to over expansion of leagues and teams, and an overall drifting from its or

iginal purpose of advancing players to a higher level of play.

Regardless of recent image issues, the facts prove Junior hockey has become -- far and away -- the main feeder system for NCAA college hockey over the past 20 years. 

The Eastern Hockey League accounts for 28% of all NCAA Tier II/III freshman with 140 direct to college advancements.    Let that sink in for a minute ...  more than one in every four NCAA freshmen at the Division II and III levels played in the EHL last year.

With 140 direct-to-college advancements at the NCAA Division II and III levels the EHL more than doubles the next closest competitor.  The USPHL Premier Division ranks second with 63 advancements and the Tier II North American Hockey League is third at 60.  

To read the full article and see comparison of commitments from all the junior leagues click on:       Want To Play College Hockey? 


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