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Ice Land, Black Bear Sports Group, Ice Land NJ

Ice Land is temporarily closed for the Spring and Summer as we renovate both of our ice surfaces. We anticipate a late August reopening, but stay tuned for updates. Many of our programs will continue at local rinks, so be sure to check the appropriate webpages for more information! Follow along on Facebook for updates, information and more!

While we are closed, feel free to reach out to Rob, Jenn, Heather or Matt with questions. Phone staff will be limited. There will be someone at the Front Desk, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12-3p to answer phone calls, take payments, and to retrieve and return messages. 

Rob Broderick - GM of Ice Land + the Chiefs -
Jenn Schaffener - Skating Director, Office Manager, Social Media -
Heather O'Connell - Master Scheduler, Adult League, Learn to Play  + Rec Hockey Director -
Matt Conti - Facilities Manager -

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Waiver for Hockey Teams

Please fill out THIS waiver if your hockey team is coming TO Ice Land to play a game with ANY of our teams! These waivers will be sorted by team AND birth year so it is imperative that you use the form below! Players will NOT be allowed on the ice without a current waiver. Home AND Away teams must fill out this waiver!


General Ice Land Waiver

Fill out this waiver before coming to the rink for ANY event including Public Skating, Stick Time, Figure Skating Freestyle, Private Rentals and/or Birthday Parties! If you aren't sure if you have filled it out already, fill it out again - can't hurt! All participants WILL NOT be allowed on the ice without a current waiver signed! (If you are filling out this waiver for a hockey team, do not use this waiver! Use the one labeled 'Waivers for Hockey Teams!' Thank you!)

Upcoming Events, Dates and Programs

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Former Chief makes his NHL debut!

Former Chief and U18 Premier Assistant Coach, Ross Colton, made his NHL debut 2/24/21 for the Tampa Bay Lightening!  You have made the Chiefs so unbelievably proud! From Ice Land to the NHL! The sky is the limit!

Coach Barcless said, ‘I couldn’t be more happy and excited for a player like Ross. The amount of time he puts into his training and preparation, got him this once in a lifetime opportunity! He deserves to be in the NHL!’ Ross continues to train with Coach Barcless regularly at Ice Land!

AND HE SCORES! His second shift EVER in an NHL game and he puts one in the net! Proud is an understatement! The Chiefs are sharing in your excitement, Ross! We can't wait to see where this journey takes you!

Princeton Tiger Lilies - New Director of Hockey!

Rebecca Morse hired as Director of Hockey for the Princeton Tiger Lilies, current professional hockey player brings experience and passion for developing girls hockey!

The Princeton Tiger Lilies Girls Hockey Club announces the hiring of Rebecca Morse to serve as the club’s Director of Hockey. Rebecca will be directing all aspects of the club, including coaching and player personnel and development.

Rebecca is currently an assistant captain for the Metropolitan Riveters in the National Women’s Hockey League. A fan favorite and NWHL All-Star, Rebecca has played for the Riveters for the past five seasons after a four-year standout collegiate career at Providence College.

Rebecca also has ten years of experience as a coach and instructor, most recently as the Girls Hockey Director for the Union Thunder Youth Hockey Club. Her passion for developing hockey as a game for everybody earned her the 2020 NWHL Foundation Award for her service to the game.

“My vision for PTL is to be THE option for girls in the region who are looking to improve their hockey skills and training, expand their knowledge of the game, and pursue a future in the sport,” said Rebecca Morse. “The program has a rich history that dates back to before I started playing youth hockey in New Jersey. I plan to foster a culture that honors this history, yet continuously strives to elevate it to new heights for generations to come. If the majority of girls coming out of our program are still involved in hockey in 10 years, regardless of the level, I'll know that I've done my job.”

“We are very excited to have Rebecca Morse lead PTL and help it grow back into a dominate program in the Mid Atlantic area. We want to build a strong program from the bottom up and develop talent that will get them the opportunity to play at the collegiate level,” said Tim Chase, Director of Girls Hockey - Northeast Region, Black Bear Sports Group. “There is a lot of room for growth in girls hockey and Rebecca will play an integral part of the process in not just the Princeton area but in the entire region where Black Bear has a footprint.”

The Princeton Tiger Lilies was founded in 1992, making it the oldest and most established girls hockey program in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Alumni from the program have gone on to the play at the NCAA Division I and the NWHL. In partnership with their home rink, Ice Land in Hamilton, NJ, and Black Bear Sports Group, the club looks to help grow girls hockey across the region. More information about the club can be found at

For More Information on Princeton Tiger Lilies, contact: 

Rebecca Morse -

Tim Chase -

Black Bear Selects Team for 2006 Birth Years!

Black Bear Sports Group creates the Black Bear Selects team to compete in international competition! The team will compete at the World Selects Trophy in Nashville, TN from June 28-July 2, 2021.

Black Bear Sports Group has created a new invitation only tournament hockey team at the 2006 birth year level called Black Bear Selects. The team will compete at the international World Selects Trophy from June 28-July 2, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The World Selects Trophy tournament feature the top teams and players from the United Sates, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic and more. The tournament is considered one of the most highly scouted and competitive events in youth hockey.

The Black Bear Selects will be led by Chris Kanaly, Rob Broderick, Chad Dlugolecki, and Pat Ferrill, four elite coaches in the Atlantic District, to build and guide an elite group of youth hockey players born in 2006. The coaches will use advanced scouting, coaching relationships, and player identification to select the team.

"Through the tireless efforts of our amazing coaches, I am thrilled that we can offer this program to our players," said Murry Gunty, Founder and CEO of Black Bear Sports Group. "It’s an honor for us to have the opportunity to send our young athletes to this event where they can compete against the best 2006 born hockey players in the world.”

Black Bear Selects is a continuation of Black Bear Sports Group’s commitment to the ladder of youth hockey development from the youngest players in their learn-to-play hockey programs through their junior hockey programs that compete at the highest levels in the United States Hockey League, North American Hockey League and Eastern Hockey League. Black Bear Sports Group currently owns fifteen youth hockey clubs at the Tier I and Tier II levels and three junior hockey franchises in the USHL, NAHL, and EHL.

About Black Bear Sports Group -

Black Bear Sports Group is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty and Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities, teams, and youth sports events. Black Bear arenas are clean and professionally managed and offer world-class recreational programs. Black Bear focuses on ice arenas in metropolitan areas with compelling demographics, markets with a National Hockey League club presence, and arenas with existing youth hockey clubs. The largest owner/operator of ice rinks in the U.S., Black Bear’ footprint totals 23 facilities across the United States with 42 sheets of indoor ice, three indoor turf fields, 15 youth hockey clubs and three Junior “A” hockey franchises. For more information, visit Black Bear Sports

For more information on Black Bear Selects and how to get scouted, contact:

Chris Kanaly (609) 713-4520
Chad Dlugloecki (973) 517-3913
Rob Broderick (347) 886-2185
Pat Ferrill (215) 852-3506

For Black Bear Sports Group, contact:
Ryan Scott (240) 223-1338

JB Hockey Academy - Spring Hockey Program

JB Hockey Academy - Spring Hockey Program for 2008 and older! Use the link below to apply for this program!

Includes - 

Training Ice -
- 10 hours of ice at Ice Land, Pro Skate or Grundy. Depending on the needs of the team, this can be provided as training weekends or weekday practices.
- $750 - The full package includes jersey + socks.

2008 Birth Year - Coach Chris Barcless
-Top Tier, May 14-16, Pittsburgh, PA

-2nd more local Showcase - TBD

2007 Birth Year - Coach Chris Barcless
-Top Tier, May 14-16, Pittsburgh, PA

-2nd more local Showcase TBD

2006 Birth Year - Coach Chris Barcless
-Top Tier, May 14-16, Pittsburgh, PA

-2nd more local Showcase TBD

2005 Birth Year - Coach TBD
-This will include top Showcases which Coach Broderick has done for 15 years - such as Pre-Draft, Chowder Cup, and the Battle of Boston.

2004, 2003 Birth Years, and U20 - Coach Rob Broderick
-This will include top Showcases which Coach Broderick has done for 15 years - such as Pre-Draft, Chowder Cup, and the Battle of Boston.

Please contact Rob Broderick at with questions if interested. Use the link below to apply for the program!

Princeton Tiger Lilies - Girls Ice Hockey 2020!

Do you want to be part of the PREMIER girls ice hockey club here in Central Jersey?  Did you know the Princeton Tiger Lilies play right here out of Ice Land?! Make sure to sign up to be considered for a team next season! Click the link to continue and to become a Princeton Tiger Lily! Present + Future  Lilies follow the link!

Congrats to Mercer Chief drafted into USHL!

Major congratulations go out to Mercer Chiefs player Mike Sullo for being drafted into the USHL draft by the Youngstown Phantoms! ‘Mike is a terrific young man and a very special hockey player! He has a tremendous work ethic, as strong as anyone I have coached,’ said Rob Broderick of the Chiefs. ‘Mike is a hard working kid. Very coachable. Great speed and can put the puck in the net. He is a great kid from a great family,’ said Coach Barcless. We look forward to seeing all the great things that are coming Mike's way.  Congratulations  Mike!

Hamilton Huskies

Hamilton Huskies, Independant Mites Program
The Hamilton Huskies, our Tier 1 Independent Mites program, is looking for top players at the Mite level to compete in full ice competition across the Tri-State area! We have been successful in the past with some great talent that has easily transitioned into our Chiefs Tier 1 Squirt programs!

The 2020/21 season will consist of -
- 10-20+ full ice games.
- Two practices per week including skills clinics three times per month with Chris Barcless, Ice Land’s Hockey Director and 07/08 Chiefs Head Coach.
- Five Showcase Tournaments (18-20 games guarantee!) in the East Coast Development Hockey League (ECDHL).
- Participants must have AAU insurance.

Welcome Princeton Youth!

Princeton Youth, Princeton Tigers Logo

Ice Land is proud to announce that the Princeton Youth Tier 2 program will be the primary Tier 2 tenant out of Ice Land. From Tier 2 mites to midgets, Princeton Youth will play their Tier 2 teams out of Ice Land and Hobey Baker. The Mercer Chiefs will still operate their Tier 1 program (Mites to U18).

The Mercer Chiefs family has grown exponentially this year with the addition of the Maryland Black Bears of the NAHL and the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL. New and exciting things are just getting started and we are very excited to continue growing and expanding our programs here at Ice Land including the addition of Princeton Youth and their Tier 2 program! 

Mercer family now owners of USHL Franchise!

Youngstown Phantoms Hockey, Ice Land, Hamilton, NJ

The Mercer Chiefs own a franchise in the EHL and the Maryland Black Bears of the NAHL and now also the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL (the ONLY Tier-1 Junior league in the United States). Please see the information below on the Tier-2 and Tier-3 Junior landscape. The Chiefs separate ourselves from all youth organizations with a clear path to college and/or professional hockey.

"The NAHL is simply light years ahead everyone else. No other league comes close to matching the player marketing of the NAHL. From very well executed events, an incredibly active stream of player marketing, to a propaganda department like none other. The NAHL simply out works every other league when it comes to moving players on to higher levels."

Mercer Chiefs expand into Junior Hockey

Chiefs’ affiliate acquires NAHL and EHL Junior Hockey Franchises Hamilton, NJ – An affiliate of the Mercer Chiefs has acquired the rights to franchises in the North American Hockey League (“NAHL”) and the Eastern Hockey League (“EHL”) to begin play in the upcoming 2018-19 season at the Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton, MD. 

“This is a very exciting step for the Mercer Chiefs. We are committed to building the premier program in New Jersey and creating a pyramid for our players to advance to college hockey,” said General Manager, Rob Broderick. “We are developing more talented players in the state of New Jersey then ever before and the Chiefs organization is looking forward to offering opportunities to advance. The NAHL’s reputation for Division I placement and the professional ranks speaks for itself, and no league does a better job placing athletes in Division III than the EHL.” 

The NAHL and EHL programs will recruit nationwide for both teams, but priority and preference will be given to Mercer Chiefs players. NAHL and EHL draft camps will be held at the Ice Land Skating Center this summer.

Ice Land & the Mercer Chiefs welcome Robert Broderick as the General Manager

Ice Land and the Mercer Chiefs are excited to announce Robert Broderick as the General Manager.

Rob Broderick has served as President of the New Jersey Rockets and Managing Director Midget Program and Head Coach of U18 team. He has coached with the Rockets for the last 14 years. He is the head US Scout for Ottawa Junior Senators in the CCHL. Rob was drafted by and played for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL and he was captain of his ECAC hockey team his junior and senior years. Over the past fourteen seasons, his Rockets teams have averaged thirty wins per regular season and his teams have made the playoffs every season in the AYHL and USPHL. Prior to joining the NJ Rockets, Rob was the head coach of Team Carolina, with that team being the first in the organization's history to win the AAA Regionals.

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Aidan McDowell drafted by the Maryland Black Bears of the NAHL.

Congratulations to Aidan on this amazing accomplishment. We are beyond proud of you!

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Contact Information

General Manager of Ice Land + the Mercer Chiefs - Rob Broderick -
Hockey Director - Chris Barcless -
Skating Director + Office Manager - Jenn Schaffener -

Facilities Manager - Matt Conti -
Master Scheduler + Adult Hockey League Director - Heather O'Connell -
Pro Shop - Brian Arnott -
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