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  • Coach Kurtenbach’s almuni play for Team USA, as well as on WHL, USHL, BCHL, AJHL, and NAHL teams.
  • The USPHL is the most productive junior league in the United States with more than 500 players moving to college hockey over the last two seasons, including the last two Hobey Baker Award winners.
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Seattle Ravens Defenseman Cole Egan Moves Up To Canadian Jr A Calgary Mustangs

Kent, WA (June 8, 2016) --The Seattle Ravens are pleased to announce that defenseman Cole Egan has advanced his hockey career by signing with the Calgary Mustangs Junior A Hockey Club of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, one of the top leagues in Canada for producing NCAA Division I scholarships. 

 

While playing under the guidance and leadership of Head Coach Adam Kurtenbach, the first year player had a very strong season last yearEgan initially made the team as a versatile forward and because of injuries transitioned to the back end where he would end up playing most of the season as a defenseman. For his contributions to the team and the professionalism with which he carried himself throughout the season, he was the recipient of the team’s Character and Work Ethic Award for the 2015-2016 campaign.  

 

Ravens’ GM Adam Speer commented, “We are very proud of Cole and look forward to following his progress. He is the model for what the Seattle Ravens are all about. He came to us as a 17-year-old with good skills and a great work ethic and took advantage of the opportunity by developing on the ice and in the weight room with a lot of hard work.” Speer said further, “Coach Kurtenbach can add another to the list of players who have benefited from his program to move up in hockey. That is how it is supposed to work.” 

 

Egan said of his time in Seattle, “my game got better as the season progressed and it really started to come around in the second half of the season. I thrived on Coach K’s style of teaching and his up-tempo approach to the game. It allowed me to skate and move the puck out of our end more consistently. I have him and Assistant Coach Joe Stone to thank for a good year of development, for sure.” The former Ravens D-man added, “I really enjoyed my time with the Ravens last season. It was my first year away from home. I learned a lot about the game and a ton about myself.” 

 

 The Seattle Ravens are dedicated to moving passionate and competitive young men to the highest level of hockey their talent and dedication will take them. For many, that may mean they are only with the team as a stepping stone to a higher level of junior hockey such as Canadian Junior A like the AJHL, or the USPHL Premiere league as they grow their game and physically mature. Others gain the experience they need to prepare for a successful college career at the NCAA or ACHA level. Whatever their path, the Ravens provide the opportunity, the coaching, and the positive environment where young hockey players can develop into outstanding young men who play hockey at the highest levels. 

 

The Ravens are currently recruiting a squad of players similar to Cole Egan for the upcoming season, and have a number of top recruits from the West who will look forward to competing in the USPHL. Coach Kurtenbach and Coach Stone will be at the Global Las Vegas Showcase June 20-23. The team will also hold a Prospect Camp July 8, 9, and 10, at the Kent Valley Ice Centre in Kent, WA. Interested players should visit www.seattleravens.com for more information. 

 

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RAVENS’ RECRUITING TAKES FLIGHT AT CCM SHOWCASE IN DENVER

May 29, 2016

Westminster, CO – Following the recent exciting news that the Seattle Ravens are moving up to the United States Premiere Hockey League’s (USPHL) Pacific Division, the team has been out on the recruiting trail, bringing new players to the team. “The players we are attracting to the program are buying in to our approach on player development,” said Head Coach Adam Kurtenbach. “We have found some very talented young players that will benefit greatly from playing in the best development league in the country.”

When it comes to developing players, Kurtenbach knows what he’s talking about. “For me, it’s all about moving my players to the next level. When I recruit, I want to find those players that have the potential to take that next step.  I don’t recruit players I can’t move up,” he said.

Kurtenbach’s track record bears that out. The Ravens’ Head Coach produced a number of outstanding prospects who have gone on to have considerable success. Four of his former players are currently in the Western Hockey League, two are in the NAHL, one is in the USHL and two are in the BCHL. And two of those were among the only players to ever play on a US National Team who were not a part of the USNTDP. In fact, The Hockey News projected one of his players to go in the Top Five of the 2017 NHL Draft in its most recent edition.

“I want players who can move the puck, or who have the athletic ability that allows them to learn. We play an up-tempo style that’s fast and skill oriented. We focus on speed and creativity. Our D are always engaged in the offense and jumping into the play. To reach the next level, players have to be able to skate and they have to be able to make good decisions quickly. Everything we do is centered on building those skills,” commented Coach Kurtenbach.

Displaying their talent at the CCM Showcase are players from Colorado to Russia. “We are looking to bring in some of these guys who have the ability to play in the BCHL or the USPHL Premiere league, no question. It is a matter of coaching them up and then becoming their advocate. I pledge to every player who joins the Ravens that if they work hard for me, I will work harder for them,” said Kurtenbach.

Last weekend, Head Coach Adam Kurtenbach was at the Northwest Showcase in Everett, WA where he found a number of high quality players right at home. Before that, it was the Global Vancouver Showcase and America’s High School Hockey Showcase. “I’m excited. I never make win-loss predictions for my team, but we are going to have a lot of players who move up in hockey.  With the team we are assembling, playing in a new league, we are going to have a lot of fun this year.”

The Ravens will play in two USPHL Showcases, one in Chicago and on in Boston.  In addition, the division winner will return to Boston at season’s end for the USP3 playoffs, another great opportunity for payers to demonstrate their growth this season.

The Ravens’ Prospect Camp will be held July 8, 9, and 10, and the Main Camp will be August 19, 20, and 20. Both will be held at the Kent Valley Ice Centre in Kent, WA. For more information go to RECRUITING.

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Seattle Ravens Join Nation’s Top College Hockey Development League

Kent, WA (May 20, 2016) – The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) has announced that it will expand its USP3 (junior) platform for the 2016-17 season to include a newly formed Pacific Division. The teams that will compete in the USP3’s Pacific Division will include the Seattle Ravens, Eugene Generals, Tri City Outlaws, and West Sound Warriors.

“We are excited to bring the USPHL to the West Coast,” stated Ravens’ General Manager Adam Speer. “This move furthers our goal of providing the best possible development and advancement opportunities for players in the Northwest. It is a major move into a great junior hockey league.”

Over the past two years, the USPHL has seen over 500 of its players advance to the collegiate level. “We will be taking our players right into the heart of college hockey country. Junior players in the West won’t find a better opportunity,” Speer said. Ravens’ players will gain access to numerous exposure and scouting opportunities throughout the year. During the upcoming season the Ravens’ will participate in USPHL showcases in Chicago and Boston, which will allow for scouts to assess players directly.

Ravens’ Head Coach Adam Kurtenbach added, “We are thrilled with the opportunities the USPHL offers our returning players and our recruits for next year. As we bring in top players from the West, our vehicle for showcasing their skill and abilities to even more scouts leaps forward. I am passionate about moving players up and the USPHL gives our guys a proven route.”

“The USPHL is the top college development platform in the country,” added former NPHL Commissioner Garry Swain. “Its alumni are tearing up higher levels of hockey. For any player growing up on the west coast who wants to be a part of that success, they now have four excellent options to choose between.”

The announcement comes on the heels of the Hobey Baker Award ceremony, in which Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey became the second USPHL alumni to win the award in as many years. In 2015, the honor went to Junior Bruins alumnus Jack Eichel, who now stars for the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.

In the coming weeks the Ravens expect to add a strong group of newcomers to the roster from the western half of the country. Ravens’ scouts will be attending The Northwest Showcase in Everett, WA , CCM Showcase in Denver, the Global Chicago Showcase, and the Global Las Vegas Showcase among others.

For more information about the USPHL, visit USPHL.com.