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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 Swamp Rabbit!

2018-2019 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 Swamp Rabbits 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 (Swamp Rabbits 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 Ice Arena
  • High Level treatment: A Daytona Swamp Rabbits 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: Frank Gilberti 973.906.1897 or frank-gilberti@daytonaicearena.com for more details

Schedule

DateVisitingGFHomeGFVenueTime
Fri, Sep 7Palm Beach Hawks2DME Swamp Rabbits5Daytona Ice Arena

Final

Sun, Sep 9DME Swamp Rabbits11Palm Beach Hawks3Palm Beach Skate Zone

Final

Sat, Sep 15DME Swamp Rabbits2Tampa Bay Juniors14Florida Hospital Center Ice

Final

Sun, Sep 16Tampa Bay Juniors7DME Swamp Rabbits4Daytona Ice Arena

Final

Thu, Sep 27Potomac Patriots3DME Swamp Rabbits4Xtreme Ice Main Rink

Final

Thu, Sep 27DME Swamp Rabbits0Charlotte Rush10Xtreme Ice Main Rink

Final

Fri, Sep 28DME Swamp Rabbits0Hampton Roads Whalers8Xtreme Ice Main Rink

Final

Sat, Sep 29Richmond Generals6DME Swamp Rabbits1Xtreme Ice Main Rink

Final

Sun, Oct 7DME Swamp Rabbits2Florida Eels10Fort Myers Skatium

Final

Fri, Oct 12Carolina Eagles4DME Swamp Rabbits1Leaf Centre South Rink

Final

Sat, Oct 13DME Swamp Rabbits4Potomac Patriots3Canlan Ice Rink 1

Final SO

Sat, Oct 13DME Swamp Rabbits2Atlanta Jr Kings4Canlan Ice Rink 3

Final

Sun, Oct 14Hampton Roads Whalers3DME Swamp Rabbits2Leaf Centre South Rink

Final

Sat, Oct 20DME Swamp RabbitsFlorida Junior BladesHertz Arena

12:15 pm EDT

Sun, Oct 21DME Swamp RabbitsFlorida Junior BladesHertz Arena

9:15 am EDT

Fri, Oct 26Florida Junior BladesDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

12:00 am EDT

Sun, Oct 28DME Swamp RabbitsFlorida Junior BladesHertz Arena

10:15 am EDT

Fri, Nov 2Florida EelsDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

5:30 pm EDT

Sun, Nov 4DME Swamp RabbitsFlorida EelsFort Myers Skatium

10:30 am EST

Sun, Nov 11DME Swamp RabbitsTampa Bay JuniorsFlorida Hospital Center Ice

12:30 pm EST

Sat, Nov 17DME Swamp RabbitsSpringfield PicsSkate 3 White Rink

1:20 pm EST

Sun, Nov 18New York AviatorsDME Swamp RabbitsSkate 3 Red Rink

11:30 am EST

Sun, Nov 18New Hampshire Jr MonarchsDME Swamp RabbitsGallant Arena

5:50 pm EST

Mon, Nov 19DME Swamp RabbitsBoston BanditsGallant Arena

8:10 am EST

Fri, Nov 30Florida EelsDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

3:00 pm EST

Sun, Dec 2DME Swamp RabbitsFlorida EelsFort Myers Skatium

10:30 am EST

Sat, Dec 15Charlotte RushDME Swamp RabbitsFlorida Hospital Center Ice Rink D

10:15 am EST

Sat, Dec 15Atlanta Jr KingsDME Swamp RabbitsFlorida Hospital Center Ice Rink B

6:30 pm EST

Sun, Dec 16DME Swamp RabbitsCarolina EaglesFlorida Hospital Center Ice Rink D

2:00 pm EST

Mon, Dec 17DME Swamp RabbitsRichmond GeneralsFlorida Hospital Center Ice Rink C

9:00 am EST

Sat, Jan 5DME Swamp RabbitsTampa Bay JuniorsFlorida Hospital Center Ice

1:15 pm EST

Sun, Jan 6Tampa Bay JuniorsDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

11:30 am EST

Sat, Jan 12DME Swamp RabbitsTampa Bay JuniorsFlorida Hospital Center Ice

1:15 pm EST

Sun, Jan 13Tampa Bay JuniorsDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

11:30 am EST

Sun, Jan 20Tampa Bay JuniorsDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

10:30 am EST

Fri, Jan 25Florida Junior BladesDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

5:30 pm EST

Sun, Jan 27DME Swamp RabbitsFlorida Junior BladesHertz Arena

10:15 am EST

Fri, Feb 1Florida EelsDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

5:30 pm EST

Sun, Feb 3DME Swamp RabbitsFlorida EelsFort Myers Skatium

10:30 am EST

Fri, Feb 8Florida Junior BladesDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

5:30 pm EST

Sat, Feb 9Florida Junior BladesDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

4:30 pm EST

Sun, Feb 10Florida Junior BladesDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

9:00 am EST

Sat, Feb 16DME Swamp RabbitsTampa Bay JuniorsFlorida Hospital Center Ice

1:15 pm EST

Fri, Mar 1Florida EelsDME Swamp RabbitsDaytona Ice Arena

9:00 am EST

Staff

Frank Gilberti
GM/Head Coach USPHL Premier
frank.gilberti@dmesports.com | 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.

Greg Rinder
Assistant Coach USPHL Premier
greg.rinder@dmesports.com | 973-224-5832

Coming Soon…

Pierre-Luc Racette
Director of Player Personnel
pierre-luc.racette@dmesports.com | 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.

John Gomez
Head Scout-Southwest Region
johngomezhockey@gmail.com | 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.

Bruno Simard
Head Scout-Quebec Province
Bsimard49@gmail.com | 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