ECEL announces addition of New Jersey Titans
Guilford, Conn., - The East Coast Elite League (ECEL) has announced that the New Jersey Titans have been accepted as new members of the ECEL for the 2018-19 season.
This is the first announcement of the ECEL line-up of expansion teams for the 2018-2019 season. The current membership stands at 11 different organizations and 22 teams. A 2018-2019 ECEL event schedule will be posted in the near future.
The New Jersey Titans will field teams in the ECEL at the 18U, 16U and 15U levels. The program is led by George Haviland, who over the past 20 years has served as the New Jersey Titan’s owner, Hockey Director, Coaching Director and Director of Player Personnel for the club’s North American Hockey League affiliate. “The New Jersey Titans Program is very excited to be a part of the ECEL,” said Haviland. “This is an exciting day for players in the Atlantic District to be able to compete on a National Landscape. With the relationship between the New Jersey Titans NAHL and the New Jersey Titans Youth Hockey Program, the pyramid for player development has a clear pathway.”
“We are very excited to add the Titans to the ECEL,” stated ECEL Commissioner Peter Alden. “They are a professionally run organization that has been a staple in the Atlantic District for years. Every year their teams are at the top of the AYHL and have a proven track record of moving players on to all levels. To add to that, the NJ Titans are the second member that has a direct affiliation with the North American Hockey League as they have a Jr. A team in the NAHL. This is another strong value to their membership in the ECEL.”
The New Jersey Titans are located in Middletown, New Jersey and have deep roots in the Atlantic District, bringing in high level teams to the ECEL league. The NJ Titans are good standing members of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL) and the North American Prospects League (NAPHL). Along with being part of these top leagues, the New Jersey Titans have Junior A franchise in the NAHL.
Founded in 2014, the East Coast Elite League is a four-weekend showcase series that will provide maximum exposure for its member organizations and their players, by playing in top venues, in ideal scouting locations. Spread across the U16 and U18 divisions and represented by several of the top hockey organizations across the country, the ECEL is the premier showcase series in the United States, unmatched in its format and exposure opportunities. For more information please visit us online: www.ECELHockey.com or follow us on Twitter @ECELHOCKEY.