Seattle Junior Hockey Association Adds Turner Stevenson as Tier I Director
Seattle Junior Hockey Association is pleased to announce the addition of Turner Stevenson as our new Tier I Hockey Director. Along with his director duties Turner will also be the Head Coach of the 16U and 18U Tier I teams.
The transformation of our Tier 1 Hockey program includes the addition of the Northwest Stars Tier 1 Hockey teams. The addition of the Tier 1 program is the final piece in making SJHA one of the most complete hockey associations in the State. The Northwest Stars will host Tier 1 teams at the 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U Divisions. Each division will take part in the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), as well as compete in various Tier 1 Tournaments across the USA and Canada. The 15U, 16U and 18U Divisions will also take part in BC Major Midget League and CSSHL Showcase and Exhibition games.
All you have to do is look Turner up to see the success he had as a player in over 700 NHL games and winning a Stanley Cup in 2003 with the New Jersey Devils. The success he has had in developing and moving players on is shown on rosters all over North America in the top Junior leagues. More than 20 players who used this model under his development are now playing in the big 4 (WHL, USHL, NAHL or BCHL). Said SJHA Athletic Director Nick Fouts “As the 19’-20’ season was coming to an end we realized that due to the changing landscape in BC we needed to take things to another level in order to give our Tier 1 teams better and more consistent competition that we were losing in the current leagues, and we now have that in the NAPHL. Having control of our two facilities less than two miles apart we have the ability to offer more, uninterrupted training sessions that will prove family friendly and give our players more time on the ice for their development.”
With adding a full-service Tier 1 program, Seattle Junior now offers a place for players 6U to 18U to play at any level of competition. Our ability to provide all levels of hockey ensures the capability of properly placing players at appropriate levels which will strengthen our teams from top to bottom.