The Jersey Shore Wildcats 2016-17 transition season has ended last Saturday against the Binghamton Jr Senators in the NA3HL Northeast division final.
Overall great season for a young team with 8 rookies, a rookie Head Coach, and only 1 full time playing veteran (Freddie Schaljo) and part time/injured most of the year veteran (Dylan Plsek).
The successful transition season has certainly came with growing pain, but the team certainly showed improvement as the season went on. The Team finished 2nd place in the Northeast Division and made it to the Division final during the 2017 playoffs.
Great job guys, we can’t wait for season 2017-18, it is certainly promising with all returners coming back!
GM/ASSOCIATE COACH Eric Brule will be taking some time off and will pass officially the torch to Corey Leiverman ( who will be officially Head Coach/GM April 1st) and this is what he had say: ” I won several championship at different levels (3 with the Wildcats), but this past season was such a unique and rewarding one, because for the 1st time I had not only to build virtually a team from scratch but also hire a bran new rookie head coach. It certainly did not come without growing pain, but for me was probably the most rewarding season I have been involved with seeing not only the players developing on and off the ice and becoming great young adults but also Corey who also made great strides in the coaching industry and I see nothing but a great future for him as well. He has a great foundation established, he knows the direction and the culture of the organization. “