Alumni News


Former Junior Titan Chris Holmes was playing with the Valley Forge Freedom of the new Mid-Atlantic Hockey League.  The 21 year old was leading his team with 14 goals and 15 assists in 14 games this season.  Chris, a former 60 point scorer with the Titan Junior B squad, reached out to Coach Haviland, as he hoped to use his great season start to move up to a better league.  Coach Haviland reached out to his ECHL contacts.  The ECHL, (AA) one step below the AHL is not NHL money, but its a big step above the MAHL.   The Elmira Jackals offered the Brick, NJ native a contract and he now skates for one of the top teams in the league, in front of 4,000 a night.  Good Luck Holmesy!
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Brett Aimone, Pat Serpico, and Chris Holmes have all been signed by the Valley Forge Freedom of the Mid-Atlantic Hockey League  .  This is a newly formed 5 team minor pro hockey league similar to the Southern pro league. The MAHL is a developmental single A professional hockey league, meaning players here will be working toward impressing scouts from ECHL and other AA leagues so they can move up.  The money is not NHL money.  In fact, many players will earn travel money plus less than $1000 per week.   No one expects to play in this league for very long, everyone will have their eyes on moving up.  The real benefit is the training they will get on how professional hockey works, and the training, discipline and total commitment required of pros.  its wonderful that hockey continues to grow so that there are more qualified US players than spots on AA teams, facilitating the need for more leagues.  The new NHL network will carry some of their games and track the progress of its stars.  Congratulations guys and good luck on intiating the season that starts today!

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18 year old Mike Swick of Wayside, NJ and Jr. Titan Alumni was the second star of the game for his OHL Sudsbury (Ontario)Wolves.  Mike, the #2 goalie was starting after his team had gotten off to an 0-4 start.  He was the second star of the game in a 3-2 squeaker over the London Knights at the John Labatt Centre in London on Friday night.

“Swick was great in goal for the Wolves, making 39 saves against the potent Knights offence.”  Bruce Heidman reporting in London

Great Job Mike.  Have other Titan Alumnni news, pass it on, we will post it!