Exeter, NH –   Over the weekend of August  27th, the SPA U14 team competed in World Hockey Hub’s Grand Rapids Kickoff Classic.  

They opened the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Team Wisconsin, but after that they went on to have a 3-0-1 record. SPA finished pool play at 3-1-1 and earned the #2 seed for the playoffs.

SPA faced off against HC Trinec in the semi-finals.  The U14 team out shot their opponent 30 to 15, but could only manage one goal in regulation.  The game eventually moved to a shootout and SPA got the win with a goal from Timothy Kazda in round 1 of the shootout.  Kamden Jackson stopped all three of the shooters he faced.

In the championship game, SPA faced Team Wisconsin, who they lost to in their first game of pool play. It was a back and forth game in which SPA forward Timothy Kazda notched a hat trick in the first period, but the game was tied after the first, 3-3.  Kazda added his fourth goal just 15 seconds into the second period, and Cam Clark added to the lead half way through the second.  With a 5-3 lead in the final period, Timothy Kazda netted his 5th goal of the game and locked up the championship for the U14 team.

Timothy Kazda, Jackson Smail, Rockland Babcock, and Daniel Trucka all finished in the Top 10 for scoring in the tournament.

TPH is pleased to announce new hire Craig Roderick as Head of Academics at Seacoast Performance Academy (SPA) in Exeter, New Hampshire. Roderick will build upon a solid academic foundation and brings a combination of over two decades of knowledge in athletics, business administration, leadership, and education.

As part of “powering up” Seacoast Performance Academy, TPH will provide operational, hockey, and academic support to Roderick and staff at the SPA and assist in further maximizing the impact made on the individuals and teams who attend the program on the east coast.

“We are very excited to welcome Craig as our new Head of Academics at the Seacoast Performance Academy,” TPH Chief Academic Officer Bill Simms said. “His background speaks volumes in both the athletic and academic world. He will be able to provide exceptional support while building upon character and performance skills for our student-athletes.

Before TPH, Roderick spent time as a director, instructor, and learning coach for US Performance Academy, which is the identical rink for SPA. There he was responsible for eighty-nine student-athletes, families, academic calendars, daily operations, and developing a successful inaugural year that culminated in a one-hundred percent course completion rate making him quite familiar with the academy and in an academic leadership role.

“I have always been drawn to competitive environments where like-minded people are in perpetual motion to discover and challenge themselves along a lifelong trajectory of learning. This, and my philosophy of individual mentorship for young learners while being truly present in a supportive manner daily, melds with TPH’s model in providing industry leading individualized academic support for highly driven athletes,” noted Roderick. Combined with Seacoast Performance Academy’s vision of developing great hockey players and great citizens, I am ecstatic to lead a community building “bricks and mortar” experience within a hybrid, asynchronous academic structure.”

As part of this continued partnership, TPH will identify SPA’s academic staff and assist in all educational aspects, while adding their completely individualized, customized, NCAA-accredited learning experience, delivered by its academic partner Edmentum to the classroom in Exeter. This hybrid learning style will allow all core coursework to be tailored to student-athletes who seek a blended learning environment and study at SPA. There Roderick will assist in providing a one-of-a-kind learning platform that offers online learning experiences to student-athletes, with focused instructors and on-site academic leadership.

Exeter, NH- The Seacoast Performance Academy is excited to announce the selection of six SPA athletes were selected in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League 2022 draft.  The draft was held on Tuesday July 5th.

SPA Players Selected:

D – Deke Davidson – Cape Breton Eagles

G – Ryan Nolan – Saguenéens de Chicoutimi

D – Maxim St. Pierre – Titan de Acadie-Bathurst

D – Michael Solominsky – Le Phoenix de Sherbrooke

F – Jaden Duprey – Saint John Sea Dogs

F – Ronnie Hill – Charlottetown Islanders

Within the OMJHL draft , the league has 2 rounds were teams select United States born players.  U16 defenseman Deke Davidson was selected first overall out of the 36 players drafted.  Seacoast Performance Academy led the way with the most players selected from one Organization.