The Jr. Sharks are proud to announce that Forward Ethan Stibich and Defensemen Jeffrey Lee both have advanced to USA Hockey Select Camp this summer.
Stibich and Lee both played on the Jr. Sharks 16AAA team last season for coach Mike Janda.
In order to be selected to attend the USA Hockey Select Camp, players are required to advance past NorCal Selects, CAHA Selects and Pacific District Selects. Lee, 2002 birth year, is one of 15 skaters to advance to National Camp from the entire Pacific District.. Stibich, 2000 birth year, is one of only 9 skaters to advance. The Pacific District is made up of players from California, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Hawaii.
USA Hockey Select Camp is a week long camp in Amherst, NY. Players will be evaluated by coaches from NCAA Schools, USHL, NAHL and NHL teams.
In addition to Stibich and Lee, Coach Mike Janda will make his third trip to Amherst to work with the best players and coaches the US has to offer. Janda has been to camp the last three summers and worked with multiple NHL Draft picks and NCAA players.
Congratulations to Jeffrey, Ethan and their families on this outstanding accomplishment. Make the Jr. Sharks and NorCal proud!
The Jr. Sharks are excited to announce that two Jr. Sharks players were selected in the NAHL Draft this week.
Zak Galambos, '97, was drafted #2 overall by the Janesville Jets. Zak spent last season with the Johnstown Tomahawks (NAHL) and the Omaha Lancers (USHL). Janesville lost in the Championship of the NAHL Robertson Cup this past season and led the league in NCAA Commitments.
Will Donald, '99, was drafted in the 4th round by the Springfield Jr. Blues. Donald was Springfield's third pick in the draft, they did not have a pick in the 2nd round. Donald played 18AAA for the Jr. Sharks last season and led the team in scoring. He has played his last 3 seasons in the Jr. Sharks AAA program. Springfield, who is owned by San Jose resident Dan Ferguson, is in the North Division and was formerly led by the Jr. Sharks previous President, Tony Zasowski.
Donald joins Shawn Horner, New Hampshire Avalanche (EHL), from our 18AAA last season, to make junior commitments for next season.
Congratulations to WIll and Zak!
The San Jose Jr. Sharks are proud to announce that yet another member of the 2017 Girls 19U Tier 2 National Championship team, has committed to playing hockey at the NCAA Div III College level. Emily Burke will be attending SUNY Potsdam in Postdam, NY.
Emily began with the program as a Mite and has continued to play for the Jr. Sharks over the past 12 years. She was one of 3 players who were part of both the 2011 and the 2017 Girls Jr. Sharks National Championship teams.
“It has been an honor to have coached Emily throughout her career here. Emily is an amazing athlete who has proven herself in many aspects of the game. I am extremely proud that she will be heading off to college this fall to play this sport that she loves,” said Coach Bobby Long
Congratulations Emily on all of your accomplishments!