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USPHL Jr Hockey

We are excited for our fourth year in the USPHL. We are committed to providing the most ice time, gym time, and professional coaching and training to help our players develop and move on to the highest levels of hockey. We have very strong contacts with NCAA, Jr A and Pro hockey to help our players on a path to success. We have Partnered with DME Sports Academy to provide state of the art rehab and training facilities. DME also provides the highest level of player marketing available through state of the art Video and audio promoting. We believe that winning is earned through hard work and player development is paramount to team success. Do you have what it takes to be a Racer!

Player Evaluations & Program Highlights

  • Eligible Player Birth Year: 2002-1998
  • League: USPHL Premier/Elite/16u Futures
  • Player Evaluation Period: April 1st through August 16th
  • Every Weekday 10:00a – 11:30a morning skills training skates from 4.1 to 6.2
  • $50 or free for signed players
  • Sunday Nights starting March 25 4:30pm Golden Knights coaches will be evaluating players each week. Cost $50.00 ea. Night (Free for Signed players)

May 11 -14 Pre-draft Showcase in Boston Cost $325 (Golden Knights Tryout evaluation team)

April 27-29 NCDC/NAHL/USHL combine

August 11-12 Combine Weekend

August 13-17 Training Camp

Program Highlights:

  • Home Rink: Daytona International Skateway
  • High Level treatment: A Daytona Golden Knights Jr team Locker room, featuring new individual player stalls, showers, Audio/Video analysis, and game day trainers and massage therapists on site.
  • Professional staff with USHL, NCDC, BCHL, NAHL, NHL, and NCAA experience and relationships.
  • Game Jerseys & Socks + practice Jerseys and socks CCM Helmets, CCM gloves, shells, warm-ups, and much more.
  • Daily Goalie coaching.
  • 44+ Regular season games- Playoffs are additional charge.
  • 8+ hours of practice/skills training ice per week.
  • Individual Video and player assessment/ evaluation sessions.
  • MIN 5 hours Off Ice Training and skating treadmill with Certified SST coach per week.
  • All Travel included: hotel, transportation, air, van/bus.
  • Free Skate sharpening and Maintenance.
  • Billeting with local families if needed.
  • State of the art Rehab facility and dr., Training Facilities, and academics through DME SPORTS ACADEMY

Contact GM: Ryan Kravetz 818 521 5752 for more details


Ryan Kravetz
Owner/GM Daytona Golden Knights Hockey Club | 386-256-3963 | 818-521-5752

Kravetz has over 35 years experience in ice hockey and is a certified NARCE USA Hockey Director and Master Level 5 USA Hockey Coach. Ryan has helped hundreds of players reach their NCAA or Professional goals, including George Parros, Kevan Miller (Bos) and Shane Harper (Fla). He was the Captain of Berkshire School in Sheffield MA., played professional hockey in Germany and represented Team USA in the Maccabi games in 1997. Ryan played for Ohio State and led the club team in scoring his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons.
Kravetz was the former head coach of the the LA Jr. Kings organization. He was also West Valley Wolves’ head coach and the strength and conditioning coach. Ryan is the Co-Founder of the California Heat and serves on Board Of Directors for SAHOF (Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida).

Frank Gilberti
Head Coach USPHL Premier | 973-906-1897

Frank Gilberti is a three time State Championship winning coach with over 13 years of experience coaching Junior, AAA, youth and high school hockey. In 2012 Frank was the youngest head coach in the history of New Jersey hockey to guide a public school team to a State Championship. Later that year Frank was named the New Jersey Star Ledger and Daily Record Coach of the Year. Frank is the youngest coach to ever to receive both of these honors in the same year.  After winning his second state championship in 2012 and winning the NJYHL State Championship in 2014, Frank was hired as the Assistant Coach of the New Jersey Rockets EHL Premier team in 2015-2016 and contributed to all facets of hockey operations. In 2017-2018 Frank coached in the USPHL NCDC as an assistant. During his career Frank has worked closely with multiple players that have been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award as College Hockey’s top player. Frank currently holds a level 4 USA Hockey coaching certificate and is working towards his level 5 Master of Coaching.  Throughout his career Frank has a successful track record of winning, developing, promoting and advancing players onto Collegiate and Professional Hockey.

Jon Clippert
Head Coach USPHL Elite | 734-787-6218

Jon Clippert has spent his entire life in the game of ice hockey.  After his playing career ended, Jon worked as a scout in the NAHL and OHL. Jon also served as the Head coach for Belle Tire U18 and Michigan AAA. Jon currently resides in Michigan and is also the owner of Cutting Edge Hockey Academy.

Greg Rinder
Assistant Coach USPHL Premier | 973-224-5832

Coming Soon…

Alex Tilman
Head Coach USPHL Elite | 907-388-6422

Alex Tilman is from North Pole, Alaska and started playing hockey when he was 3 years old. Alex has played over 100 games at the Junior level in the NPHL, AWHL, WSHL and NA3HL. During his career Alex was also coaching Peewee and Bantam’s as well as assisted running Palmer Hockey Clinic in Houston, Texas with ex-NHLer Jarod Palmer.

Pierre-Luc Racette
Director of Player Personnel | 780-394-2214

Pierre-Luc Racette, is originally from the Ottawa area and is now residing in Edmonton, Alberta. Pierre possesses a hockey background of managing, recruiting and scouting international prospects and most recently, he was a scout with the New Jersey Rockets in the USPHL NCDC. Pierre-Luc has a proven record of success in recruiting international talents with strong character.  Over the past eight years, Pierre-Luc’s accomplishments at the Junior level include: five league finals appearances, three league championships, one provincial gold medal championship in Canada and one National gold medal championship in the United States.

Jvan Ricciardella
Director of European Scouting | +358-504-611-900

After an amateur career as a player, Jvan Ricciardella started his hockey management career by scouting in Scandinavia and working with some of the most influential players’ agencies in Europe, North America and Russia. Jvan is also the founder of the Juniors Ice Hockey Academy, a non- profit/charity organization that helps junior players turn pro. Jvan currently resides in Finland.

John Gomez
Head Scout-Southwest Region | 862-571-3196

John Gomez is the former captain of William Paterson University ACHA D1. John helped guide William Paterson to their first Super East Championship in school history. John graduated from WPU as the all-time leading point scorer and currently ranks second all-time in points. After his playing career concluded John coached with the New Jersey Colonials and helped guide them to a State Championship. In 2012-2013 John joined the Chatham High School staff and helped guide the team to a State Championship in that same year. John currently resides in Glendale AZ, with his fiancée Alexandra.

Tyler Sian
Michigan Scout | 989-513-2428

Tyler Sian graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree is sports management. He has been scouting hockey for the past three years with International Scouting Services (ISS). Tyler has expanded his knowledge of hockey through analytics with the Humboldt Broncos of the SJHL. He resides in Belleville, MI with his fiancée, Heidi.

Asan Lumani
Michigan Scout | 313-608-5444

Born and raised in the hockey rich region of St.Thomas , Ontario Canada, Asan currently resides in Livonia Michigan. Along with a successful hockey career, Asan has enjoyed coaching the game as well as priding himself with developing players through proper skill, development and knowledge of the game. Asan has a tremendous passion for the game and is very excited to join DME Academy in pursuing its goal of being successful on, and off, the ice.

Isaac Murphy
Michigan Scout | 734-777-0133

Bio coming

Bruno Simard
Head Scout-Quebec Province | 581-777-2257

Bruno Simard was the Head Scout for the St-Lawrence Lions of RSEQ Mens D1 Hockey in the QCHL from 2007-2011. During his time with St-Lawrence, Bruno was influential in the Lions winning three consecutive league championships. In 2012-2013 after successful career in the QCHL, Bruno joined the scouting staff of the Val-D’or Foreurs of the QMJHL. From 2013-2017 Bruno was a scout for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL. Bruno currently resides in Quebec City

Alex Tilman
Head Coach USPHL Elite
Email TBD| Phone TBD

Bruno Simard was the Head Scout for the St-Lawrence Lions of RSEQ Mens D1 Hockey in the QCHL from 2007-2011. During his time with St-Lawrence, Bruno was influential in the Lions winning three consecutive league championships. In 2012-2013 after successful career in the QCHL, Bruno joined the scouting staff of the Val-D’or Foreurs of the QMJHL. From 2013-2017 Bruno was a scout for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL. Bruno currently resides in Quebec City.