The 2016-2017 Syracuse Stampede of the NA3HL are getting ready to get the season off and running. The Stampede staff have been busy all spring and summer assembling the pieces of what they feel could be a very successful year for the Stampede. The Stampede Staff will consist of Head Coach and GM, Mike Beavis, Full time assistant coach Kyle Althen, assistant coach Jason Lefevre, and assistant coach Joe Feldman. With the NA3HL schedule now released the Stampede have set training camp to begin on August 29th on the campus of Morrisville State College Home of the Morrisville Mustangs Mens and Womens NCAA College teams, the Syracuse Stampede NA3HL Junior program, Center State Stampede youth hockey and the Cazanovia High School hockey team. "It's a great facility and we love being a part of it. The staff at Morrisville are some of the best guys in the business and the opportunity to work with the college coaches and have relationships with the High School team as well as the youth hockey organization is what makes it a very well rounded environment for everyone." states Beavis
The Stampede will begin training camp on the 29th of August with a team orientation beginning at 12:00 noon. The team will then have player photos done for the Stampede web site as well as the NA3HL web site. The team will hit the ice at 3:00 PM – 4:00PM for the first session followed by a one hour dryland session (run by a very special guest) from 4:15 – 5:15, then it's back on the ice from 6:00 – 7:00 for session two. Tuesday thru Friday the team will follow the same schedule but will report to the rink by 2:00 PM each day. The Stampede will finish up training camp on Friday September 2nd then will begin their normal practice sessions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM each day, followed by off ice strength and conditioning from 4:00 PM – 5 PM. The team will partake in pre-season games on the weekend of September 9th and 10th to prepare for the 2016-2017 NA3HL regular season which will open on the road in Biddeford Maine for the Stampede on September 17th and 18th VS the Maine Wild.
Over the next several days the Stampede will be featuring introductions of our team featuring new players and re-introducing returning players. We will also be introducing our staff over the next few weeks as well. The league schedule is now available on the NA3HL web site and will soon be available under the individual teams drop down menus on the league site as well.
The Stampede will be posting it's 2016-2017 roster on syracusestampede.com in the upcoming weeks. Please visit the NA3HL.com and syracusestampede.com often for updates and info pertaining to the 2016-2017 season.
The NA3HL is one of the best tier lll leagues in North America and is responsible for sending a very large number of players directly to the NCAA and ACHA College ranks each year. The NA3HL operates under the umbrella of the NAHL tier ll and works in conjunction with the NAPHL as part of the progression ladder of development within the NAHL system.
The Stampede is entering it's sixth season of play in 2016-2017 and boasts a record of (141 wins -66 losses – 5 ties) and has placed 16 players in NCAA D-l, D-lll or ACHA D-l over the past five seasons. Coach Beavis has personally worked with well over 40 players to help them reach their college goals since 1993 when he first began his junior coaching career.