Sam Hunt joins staff as Asst. Director of Hockey Operations

Sam Hunt is the latest addition to the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks’ staff, joining the team as both Assistant Director of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel. Hunt has previously served as Director of Player Personnel for the NAHL’s Shreveport Mudbugs and the EHL’s Philadelphia Jr. Flyers. “I can’t thank Billy [McCreary] and the […]

Registration open for Pre-Draft Camp July 17-19

Registration is now open for the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks’ Pre-Draft Camp! Camp will be held from July 17-19 at Danbury Arena. Registration is $375/player. UPDATE: Our Pre-Draft camp has reached capacity for registration.  Players are responsible for hotel arrangements. The La Quinta by Windham Danbury offers a block rate for players: 116 Newtown Road […]

Vince Malts added as Culture, Mindset Coach

Vince Malts has been added to the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks’ coaching staff, tackling Culture/Mindset for the team. Malts most recently served as a Mental Performance Coach for the Indy Fuel of the ECHL. “I am very excited about this opportunity to be a part of growing Coach McCreary’s vision and the Danbury Hat Tricks […]

Eddie Pazo signed to tender agreement

Forward Eddie Pazo has officially signed a tender agreement with the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks. “Eddie is a fantastic young man that our scouts identified out of the Esmark Stars program,” said head coach Billy McCreary. “Eddie is a big body whose work ethic is second-to-none. He possesses a good skill set and plays a […]

Brian Walsh to coordinate Billet Families for Danbury Junior teams

DANBURY, CT– Brian Walsh has been ingrained in the Danbury hockey community for over a decade. He will be taking that commitment to the next level this summer, as he as officially been named Billet Coordinator for Danbury Arena. “I’m excited for the opportunity,” said Walsh. “We want to continue to build our relationship with […]

Tricks acquire Biester, Wheeler from Corpus Christi

General manager Billy McCreary has officially executed his first trade as head coach of the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks. The team has acquired forwards Benjamin Biester and Luke Wheeler from the Corpus Christi IceRays in exchange for forward Chris Rubenach and a 2021 third-round pick. Biester, an ’01-born Danville, CA native, played 14 games in […]

Brandon Cope joins Jr Hat Tricks after NA3HL stint

Forward Brandon Cope has officially signed a tender agreement with the newly formed Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks for the 2020-21 season. Cope, an ’00-born Tampa Bay, FL native, led the Danbury Colonials in goals (31), points (68), powerplay goals (11) and plus-minus (+30) last season in the NA3HL. He represented the Colonials along with Kyle […]

Swedish goaltender Edvard Nordlund joins Jr Hat Tricks

The Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks have added a netminder, inking Edvard Nordlund to a tender agreement. Nordlund, an ’01-born Swedish native, most recently played for AIK J20 in the SuperElit league overseas. He posted an .870 save-percentage in seven appearances last year. Nordlund is not only a fine physical presence in goal, measuring at 6’2″ […]

Jr Hat Tricks sign Jason Kleinhans to tender

The Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks have added a Connecticut high school student to their ranks, signing forward Jason Kleinhans to the roster on a tender agreement. Kleinhans, an ’00-born Herndon, VA native, served as captain of the Kent School hockey team in the Constitution State last year, notching seven goals and 12 assists in 19 […]

Hank McDonough joins Jr Hat Tricks on tender

Defenseman Hank McDonough has officially agreed to a tender with the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks. McDonough, an ’01-born Doylestown, PA native, most recently played for the Selects Hockey Academy 18U squad. There, he recorded 20 points in 56 games, serving as the team’s captain while anchoring their blueline. At just 18 years old, McDonough joins […]