Hat Tricks Youth Hockey Program Beginning in 2023-24 Season

by Herm Sorcher

The Danbury Hat Tricks, which currently field teams at the NA3HL, NAHL and FPHL levels, are proud to announce the expansion into youth hockey for the 23/24 Season.  DHTYH will now field Tier I teams at the Mite-Midget levels, with our Midget teams competing in the North American Prospects League (NAPHL).
The NAPHL has established itself as one of the premier grounds for development and exposure. The success of teams on the National stage, as well as the success of NAPHL players at the next levels of hockey, is further proof that the NAPHL is redefining exposure and has elevated itself to one of the premier training grounds for development and opportunity.
The NAPHL has enjoyed a record-breaking amount of advancement in recent seasons, which is highlighted by a large amount of advancement of players to the North American Hockey League (NAHL). In 2021, the NAPHL had a record 89 players Tendered or Drafted into the NAHL. Plus 123 Players were tendered or Drafted into the NA3HL. 
Since 2020, no other USA Hockey Midget Tier I league has had more players play in the NAHL than the NAPHL.
The NAPHL is operated by the NAHL's experienced staff and provides an organized and competitive experience guaranteed to benefit all of the participating student-athletes.
The NAPHL is composed of regular-season events leading up to its Championship Tournament in which the top teams at each level compete for a league championship.
The Danbury Hat Tricks are committed to providing a pathway for all players, boys and girls, to pursue their dreams of becoming student athletes, right here at Danbury Ice Arena. 
Notable Alumni by Team
Dillon Kelley - Macon (SPHL), Kansas City (ECHL), Rapid City (ECHL), Henderson (AHL)
Carter Shinkaruk - Quad City (SPHL), Iowa (ECHL)
Brett Menton - Birmingham (SPHL), Newfoundland (ECHL)
Garret Gallagher - Worcester (ECHL)
Nick Mangone - Quad City (SPHL), Wheeling (ECHL)
Brian Wilson - Vermillion County (SPHL), Cincinnati (ECHL), Springfield (AHL)
Edvard Nordlund - Umass Lowell (NCAA D1)
Josh Seeley - Bentley University (NCAA D1)
Hunter McCurdy - AIC (NCAA D1)
Mark D’Agostino - UCONN (NCAA D1)
Jacob Hewitt - Army (NCAA D1)
Cody Hoban - Sacred Heart (NCAA D1)
Jason Kleinhans - Air Force (NCAA D1)
Alex Krause - Dartmouth (NCAA D1)
Porter Schachle- Vermont (NCAA D1)
Levi Stauber - Michigan Tech (NCAA D1)
Alexi Van Houtte-Cachero- UNO (NCAA D1)
Nolan Barret - UMass Boston (NCAA D3)
Matteas Derraugh - Lake Forest (NCAA D3)
Kyle Gudme - St Thomas (NCAA D3)
Shae Courtmanche- UMass Boston (NCAA D3)
Alex Duncan - UMass Boston (NCAA D3)
Shane Murphy - Utica (NCAA D3)
Valentino Passarelli- Wisconsin River Falls (NCAA D3)
Luke Wheeler - Bowdoin College (NCAA D3)
Josh Burke - Amherst College (NCAA D3)
Sean Bolduc - Walford University (ACHA DI)
Elijah Deveraux - Manhattanville College (NCAA D3)
Connor Doyle - University of Toledo (ACHA D2)
Dylan Walker - Lawrence University (ACHA D3
Bryce Wallace - University of Binghamton (CHF)
Brandon Cope -  Nichols College (NCAA D3)
Alex Fernandes - Post University (NCAA D3)
Connor Lefkov - New England College (NCAA D3)
Cole Madzy - New England College (NCAA D3)
Judson McGrath - Wilkes University (NCAA D3)
Dylan Webber - New England College (NCAA D3)