The Junior Hurricanes have once again broken ground as Kohl Schultz has accepted a position as Video Analyst for the Stockton Heat, the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate.
Kohl began his career a mere 5 years ago, as assistant with the Junior Hurricanes Bantam A team. Over the next 3 years, Kohl would coach at the 16U and 14U age groups. Kohl was deeply respected and appreciated by all of his team’s players and parents. Kohl fondly remembers his days coaching the Junior Hurricanes:
"We would always spend late nights on road trips reminiscing about different stories from all different teams we had been a part of and it made me realize that all of RYHA is one giant family."
Following his coaching success with the Junior Hurricanes and graduating from the University of North Carolina, Kohl accepted a positon with Bemiji State, then last year, with The University of Maine.
Kohl attributes his success as follows:
"At the end of the day though, none of this would have been possible without the friendships, experiences, and most importantly, positive memories of being a part of the Junior Hurricane family. My journey to one day coach hockey at the highest level is by no means over, but I will always remember where it began. Team Managers, Assistant Coaches, Goalie guys (Rich and Steve) and families of RYHA, thank you."
The Junior Hurricanes would like to wish Kohl success with his future coaching career!
We have had a wonderful first half of the hockey off ice strength and conditioning program and want to send a reminder that it is not too late to enroll to get back in gear for the upcoming hockey season.
The goal of this program is to work with these hockey players to reinforce the most effective and efficient movement patterns through weight training and speed, agility, and quickness drills in an environment where the distraction and competition can be controlled to best improve coordination, develop strength, and prevent avoidable injuries.
The program is composed of 3 training days per week and built upon a progressive curriculum that will continually challenge each athlete individually, regardless of their training experience, to improve athleticism while learning about overall nutrition, wellness, and proper mechanics.
As a coach I have had the privilege of instructing thousands of training hours with youth athletes. I have developed a true respect and appreciation for hockey players as they have proven to be some of the most committed, driven, and resilient athletes I have worked with. My experience coaching these athletes has allowed me to utilize a training structure that directly targets weakness while building upon their strengths.
As a complement to on-ice training over the summer this program will be an excellent means to develop these athletes in an effort to unlock their full potential. The work they put in over these coming months will in large part determine the success they experience deep into the season.
The remainder of the summer will run on a Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday night schedule from 7:30-8:45pm through the week of August 12th-15th. Every session will meet at D1 Raleigh, 6330 Mount Herman Road, Raleigh NC 27617.
We will take care of all enrollment costs and any further setup steps during the first session you attend. The attached flyer for the program highlights all the details, costs, times, dates, and contact information for the program.
Please call or text me at 704-771-3076 or email me at
with any questions or concerns that you may have. Also, please pass this along to any other players/teammates that may be interested in further training through the summer.
Oilers Draft Skyler Brind'Amour in 2017-18 NHL Draft
The Junior Hurricanes are thrilled to congratulate, and announce that home grown talent, Skyler Brind"Amour was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in this year's 2017-18 NHL Draft.
Skyler played most of his youth career with the Junior Hurricanes from Mite through his 2015-16 15U AAA season.
This past season, Skyler player for the Selects Academy at South Kent School in Connecticut. As well, Skyler also played 6 games for the US National Under 17 team, and 2 games for the US National Under 18 team.
The Oilers selected Skyler Brind'Amour 177th overall in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Draft.
His father, Rod, had more than 1,100 career points in 1,484 games as a player with the St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes. Rod captained the Hurricanes to their first Stanley Cup championship in 2006 - against the Oilers.
The younger Brind'Amour is committed to Michigan State and will play for the Chilliwack Chiefs in the BCHL next season. He is NHL Central Scouting's 157th-ranked North American skater.
The Junior Hurricanes congratulate Skyler on this great acheivement and we wish him much success with his future hockey career!
The Carolina Junior Hurricanes with the help of the Carolina Hurricanes will be hosting the 2017 NHL Youth Cup Tournament from October 7-9, welcoming more than 400 players (and 24 teams) from across the United States. The fifth annual NHL Youth Cup will be played at the Polar Ice House in Wake Forest.
The NHL Youth Cup gives NHL-sponsored AAA youth hockey clubs an opportunity to compete in this prestigious tournament for all birth years from squirt minor through bantam major. Youth teams representing the Islanders, Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals and others will take part. The Junior Hurricanes will host the 2003, 2005 and 2007 birth-year age groups in the 2017-2018 season and then the 2004, 2006, and 2008 birth-year age groups in the 2018-2019 season. The even birth-year age groups will be hosted by the New York Islanders for the upcoming season.
This is a big win for our association and youth hockey in NC and this will be the largest Tier I AAA tournament ever hosted in the affiliate. There could not be a better way to start our 30th anniversary season! Please stay tuned for more details and volunteer opportunities as we prepare to host the tournament in October.
For more information on the NHL Youth Cup, visit their website HERE.