Vengeance Program News…
Vengeance Program News…
October 15, 2014
"All is well here, we’re just getting anxious about an upcoming stem cell trial that Kevin may be able to participate in next month. I will make sure Kevin can attend the th event—I presume it’s at a home game. The only contingency would be a conflict with the stem cell thing, but I won’t know until we get notified.
Kevin is doing very well. Still in high spirits and maintaining a positive attitude. He is settled in to his old third floor penthouse and is spending a great deal of time with Colleen who has taken a year off from school to help with our transition and his needs. In all probability, Kevin has recovered as much as he is going to via conventional rehab. Although he has not regained much in the way of sensation or movement since his injury, he continues to get stronger and his blood pressure issues appear to have resolved. We have just ordered him a power assist wheelchair. This is similar to a conventional manual wheelchair but has motors on the wheels that give a slight assist as the user pushes on them. You may remember Kevin was using one when he was at Mercy and really liked it a lot more than the power chair. It will probably arrive next month some time. As I said, we are all anxiously awaiting notice of the stem cell trial."
The Jr Vengeance provide area student athletes an opportunity to further develop their skills gained through youth hockey.
Our approach ensures that each player is competing at the highest level of capability while still being challenged to take his game to the next level. With the Pittsburgh Vengeance, each player maximizes his opportunity to accelerate his advancement through the Junior ranks.
Our Jr A team compets at the highest tuition based level hockey in the Nation and in a league that is a direct feeder to the Tier II Jr A NAHL. These are the region's top players along with some out-of-town prospects we house who are eager to advance their hockey careers.
For the 2013 season, we will again compete in the NA3HL, the nations premier Tier III Jr league. From the NA3HL site; The NA3HL has been around since the mid-1980’s. In today’s ever-changing world of Tier III junior hockey in the United States, the NA3HL is a testimony to the stability and sustainability just what junior hockey should and can be.
The league began as the Central States Hockey League (CSHL) and quickly became a league that build a tradition on moving players onto the next levels of junior and college hockey.
You can view news specific about the team and our Program teams by clicking on the teams NEWS tab on the Home page. Of course, you can sleo follow the players and view their statistics on PointStreak and you can watch the games live via the internet on FastHockey.
The Jr Vengeance membership in the NAHL Network will undoubtedly ensure that more players will be scouted especially at the NAHL sponsored showcase events which are expected to result in more tenders and draft opportuinities for our players.
Through the NAHL's procurement system, the Jr Vengeance will focus on player advancemment to the NAHL which has a long-held reputation as a fertile ground for collegiate prospects.
The NAHL continues to be a trendsetter in fulfilling its mission to develop Junior, Midget and High School players for collegiate and professional hockey success. In fact, several NAHL alums are making a profound impact in NCAA and even NHL programs.
Their sponsored Showcase and Top Prospects Tournaments enable one-stop shopping for hordes of college and pro scouts to see some of the continent's most promising Midget and Junior-aged talent.
Our players receive further exposure through our live Webcasts of our home games plus all NA3HL and NAPHL event games presented by FASTHockey. Also, through comprehensive Point Streak statistics and timely game reports, our web promotes the teams' and players' on-ice achievements.
Thank you for your support and together we remain #7KennyStrong!:"
For an in-depth look at why the NA3HL is the best training ground in the country by providing the best exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes at the Tier III junior level, view the Video...
This past season, the NA3HL’s North Iowa Bulls were crowned as the USA Hockey Tier III Junior National Champions and a record number of players from the NA3HL were drafted and tendered in the NAHL and made commitments to the NCAA and ACHA.
The NA3HL ‘A Step Above the Rest’ video discusses three main points of the league: The exposure, the game and the competition. Footage was taken from the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, which was held this past May in Frisco, Texas and featured 80 of the top prospects the NA3HL had to offer from this past season.
“When it comes to tuition-based junior models, there are a lot of choices out there and we wanted to show everyone why the NA3HL is an option that is a step above the rest,” said NAHL Commissioner and NA3HL President Mark Frankenfeld. “We feel like the NA3HL not only provides the prospective player the best on-ice training and competition, but also gives them a once-in-a-lifetime experience that gives them a great opportunity to advance their careers. In just three short years, the NA3HL has been able to accomplish a lot and exceed expectations. This includes the record number of players advancing to the next levels of hockey and winning the USA Hockey Tier III junior National Championship this past season.”
The video was developed by the NA3HL staff and shot by videographer Matt Thiessen.
PJP Archives DB includes:
List of Former Players by NAME, Click HERE
List of Former Players by Team, Click HERE
TEAM & PLAYER Statistics, click HERE **
** Former Players can check their stats here!
This project is a Work in Progress. While we have updated the DB to reflect many of the higher level advancements, we're still working on Tier III Jr placement (we have 100+) and Draft selections:
The Pittsburgh Jr A Penguins are proud members of the NAHL Network. Find more detail about each of the Jr Programs in the NAHL Network below. If interested in our program and tryouts for the 2011 season, click HERE.
Our Tier I teams will compete inthe NJPHL for the 2011-12 season.