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    Stay Sharp Clinic This Week for U16/U18

    Please note that if you are attending clinic number 7 in our first round of stay sharps, U16 (birth years 2006 and 2005) will be Tuesday at 8:20pm and U18 (birth years 2004 and 2003) will be on Thursday at 8:10pm.

    Questions?  heather@ice-land.com

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    Ice Land's Procedures + Protocols

    - If you are not feeling well - stay home!
    -  Do not enter more then 10-15 minutes before your start time.
    - Skaters are to come to the rink dressed or dress in the parking lot. 
    - Locker rooms will NOT be utilized. 

    - No hockey bags in the rink.
    - Stop at the desk for your temperature check.
    - Leave the rink within 5-10 minutes of your ice time ending. 
    - If you are caught entering through a door that isn't the front door, you will be asked to leave the building. 
    - Two parents/guardians (No siblings!) may stay for hockey games/practices but must be in the rink, not the lobby due to capacity restrictions. For games/practices, parents/guardians may not enter more then 5 minutes before the game starts. ONE parent/guardian is allowed for Learn-to-Skate and Public Skating due to capacity restrictions.

    - Parents + skaters must wear masks for the duration of their stay in the lobby + common areas.
    - Masks must be worn at all times for public skate.
    - Ice Land has a full-time custodial staff on duty.

    Thank you for patience during this time! Complete COVID rules are under the Home tab - COVID information.


    THERE IS AN INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE PRESENT. COVID-19 IS AN EXTREMELY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE THAT CAN LEAD TO SEVERE ILLNESS AND DEATH. ACCORDING TO THE CDC, SENIOR CITIZENS AND GUESTS WITH UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE. BY ENTERING ICE LAND ARENA, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID-19, AND ICE LAND ARENA DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED THERETO.  



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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! If you aren't sure if you have filled this out before, do it again! 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, Stick Time and Freestyle! 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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    RINK NEWS

    2021/22 Mercer Chiefs Tryout registration is open!

    Do you want to join the Mercer Chiefs? The Mercer Chiefs are our Tier 1 hockey organization out of Ice Land! 


    Stay Sharp Clinics 2021

    Even though practices are over, Stay Sharp with our on-ice clinics at Ice Land under the direction of Mercer Chiefs coaches, Chris Barcless and Rob Broderick.

    Ice Land and the Mercer Chiefs are in the middle of transitioning to new software with Athlete Trax.  You will need to make an account the first time you sign in and then all of your information will be stored there for later registrations. These links are for purchasing ALL 7 clinics. Individual clinics will be opened at a later date after 3/10.

    * All 2020/21 Chiefs, use code CHIEFSSHARP for 70% off all of your Stay Sharp Clinics. 
    * All Goalies, use code GOALIESHARP2021 for 60% off! (Current Chiefs goalies, use the Chiefs code above!)
    * All non-Chiefs families can use code EARLYSHARP for 20% off through 3/10.

    Codes that are NOT entered at checkout, cannot and will not be applied later. Make sure to enter your code at checkout to receive the discount. Codes that are entered that DO NOT apply to your purchase will be voided and must be repurchased. 

    Monday and Wednesday - 
    Mites -5:45 to 6:45PM
    Bantams - 6:45 to 7:45PM
    March 22, 24, 29, 31, April 5, 7, 12

    Tuesday and Thursday -
    Squirts - 6-7PM
    PeeWee - 7:10-8:10PM
    Midgets - 8:20-9:20PM
    March 23, 25, 30, 31, April 6, 8, 13

    Mites - birth years 2013 to 2015

     https://app.mysportsort.com/view/index.php?an=350&myss_source=register&entitytype=4&entityid=2334

    Squirts -  birth years 2011 to 2012

    https://app.mysportsort.com/view/index.php?an=350&myss_source=register&entitytype=4&entityid=2335

    Pee Wee - birth years 2009 to  2010

    https://app.mysportsort.com/view/index.php?an=350&myss_source=register&entitytype=4&entityid=2336

    Bantam - birth years 2007 to 2008

    https://app.mysportsort.com/view/index.php?an=350&myss_source=register&entitytype=4&entityid=2338

    Midgets -  birth years 2003 to 2006

    https://app.mysportsort.com/view/index.php?an=350&myss_source=register&entitytype=4&entityid=2339

    Questions - Heather@ice-land.com


    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 princetontigerlilies.org.

    For More Information on Princeton Tiger Lilies, contact: 

    Rebecca Morse - rebecca@proskatenj.com

    Tim Chase - timchasenjstars@gmail.com


    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 Group.com.

    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
    rscott@blackbearsportsgroup.com


    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 rbroderick9912@gmail.com 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!

    https://www.princetontigerlilies.org/2020season


    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.

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    Monday, 4/12, 5-9p
    Tuesday, 4/13,  5-8:30p
    Wednesday, 4/14, 5-9:30p
    Thursday, 4/15, 5-8p
    Friday, 4/16, 5-8p
    Saturday, 4/17, 8a-1p
    Sunday, 4/18,  9a-3pp


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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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    * Only online applications will be accepted. No more paper apps.
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    Princeton Tiger Lilies Girls Hockey, Ice Land, Hamilton NJ


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    General Manager of Ice Land + the Mercer Chiefs - Rob Broderick - rob@ice-land.com
    Hockey Director - Chris Barcless - cbarcless@ice-land.com
    Skating Director + Office Manager - Jenn Schaffener - jenn@ice-land.com

    Facilities Manager - Matt Conti - matt@ice-land.com
    Master Scheduler + Adult Hockey League Director - Heather O'Connell - heather@ice-land.com
    Pro Shop - Brian Arnott - proshop@ice-land.com
    Skating Club of Ice Land - skatingcluboficeland@gmail.com

    Official Social Media Links

    Ice Land Facebook - facebook.com/icelandskating
    Ice Land Twitter - twitter.com/icelandhamilton
    Ice Land Instagram - instagram.com/icelandskatingcenter
    Mercer Chiefs Website - www.mercerchiefs.com
    Mercer Chiefs Facebook - facebook.com/mercerchiefshockey

    Mercer Chiefs Twitter - twitter.com/mercer_chiefs
    Mercer Chiefs Instagram - instagram.com/mercerchiefshockey

    Skating Club of Ice Land Website -
    www.ice-land.com/skatingcluboficeland
    Skating Club of Ice Land Facebook - facebook.com/skatingcluboficeland

    Skating Club of Ice Land Instagram - instagram.com/skatingcluboficeland
    Princeton Youth Website - www.princetonyouthhockey.org
    Princeton Youth Facebook - facebook.com/princetonyouthhockeyassociation
    Tiger Lilies Website - www.princetontigerlilies.org
    Tiger Lilies Facebook - facebook.com/keysinhand
    Tiger Lilies Instagram - instagram.com/princetontigerlilies_official

    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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