Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Five AYHL alumni named to 2018 Olympic Games Men's Hockey Roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 1, 2018) – USA Hockey announced its 2018 Olympic Games Men’s Hockey Roster Monday during the 2018 National Hockey League Winter Classic broadcast and five Atlantic Youth Hockey League alumni were named to the 25-man roster.

Matt Gilroy (Suffolk PAL), Ryan Gunderson (Mercer Chiefs, Valley Forge Minutemen), Chad Kolarik (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers, Valley Forge Minutemen), Brian O’Neill (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers) and Bobby Sanguinetti (New Jersey Rockets) were among those selected to represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. While the Olympic Games will take place February 9-25, Team USA will open preliminary play against Slovakia on Feb. 14. It will be the first time since the 1994 Games that the NHL players did not populate Team USA’s

“We are very proud of the post-AYHL careers of our alumni and pleased to see five of our former players chosen to represent the United States at the 2018 Olympic Games,” commented AYHL commissioner Gene Palecco.

Click here for the release on and click here for the official USA Hockey roster.

The Atlantic Youth Hockey League is the USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier I AAA youth hockey league of the Atlantic District. From Connecticut to Maryland, the AYHL’s membership is comprised of over 100 teams, representing four districts, and is spread across six playing divisions. The AYHL’s mission is to develop young players with competition, fun, and good sportsmanship, and move them on to the next phase of their hockey career. With a distinguished alumni list of players that spent a portion of their playing career in the AYHL, today’s players choose to play in the AYHL knowing that it is a proven stepping stone for those serious in their hockey pursuits.

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