Atlantic Youth Hockey League








Florham Park, NJ- North Jersey Avalanche has had a busy summer for commitments, this past week they have added two more to that list.

Current Avalanche 18U defensemen, Nicholas Carabin has committed to Princeton University for the 2020-2021 season. Carabin, a 5’11” 165lbs defenseman has been a member of the North Jersey Avalanche organization since he was a mite. Over the course of his career with the Avalanche, he has played in 500 regular season AYHL games, scoring 210 points. The 14-year Avalanche veteran will be holding the blue line again this season. The AYHL would like to congratulate Nicholas on his commitment to Princeton. All of your hard work and dedication to the game has paid off!   

The second Avalanche commitment of the past week, Devin Kaplan, made his choice to attend Boston University for the 2022-2023 season. The Bridgewater, NJ native played for the Avalanche this past season as a bantam. Kaplan played in 19 regular season games last season, scoring 11 goals and adding 16 assists, totaling 27 points. The AYHL is excited to see what the 6’1” 170lbs, ’04 birth year player has to add to the Avalanche 16U team this season!


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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