With all the junior hockey programs popping up across the continent, navigating the path to college hockey can be difficult for prospective players and their families.
There’s a new program in the Garden State that is hopeful it can make inroads and afford prospects from around the world with a chance to develop and move up the development ladder in a caring and loyal environment.
Owned and operated by Adam Houli and Matthew Kiernan, the New Jersey 87’s offer both an EHL and an EHL Premier team playing out of the Middletown Sports Complex.
"We own the program. We’re not just coaches within the program. We live and breathe with the success and feedback given by the players," explained Houli, who is the head coach of the EHL team and an assistant coach with the EHL Premier team.
"I think that separates us from a lot of people. It gives us the stability for the hockey players. We’re going to do everything in our power to give players a plan to get to the point of playing college hockey," continued the former Gunnery School and Trinity College player.