Atlantic Hockey Federation and Tier 1 Hockey Federation are excited to announce the addition of the Red Bank Generals to the THF for the 2023-2024 season. The Generals will also compete in the AHF starting in the 2024-25 season. The Red Bank Generals are based out of Red Bank, New Jersey consisting of 20 teams and 315 players.
The Generals were recently granted Tier I status at the 10U and 12U levels for the 2023-2024 season and will continue to field teams at the Tier II (AA – A – B) levels from 6U – 18U. Yves Heroux, Jack Callahan, Peter Herms, Brendan van Riemsdyk and Terry Jarkowsky are all coaches for Generals teams. Joakim Ryan is a standout General alum who plays in the Swedish Hockey League. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2012 NHL Draft and played five years with the Sharks, Kings and Hurricanes.
The Muskegon Lumberjacks, a member of the United States Hockey League, was sold to Peter Herms, a former Lumberjack player in December of 2022. Herms, is a former college hockey player at New Hampshire . With that purchase, Herms now owns the Lumberjacks, the Red Bank Generals and the Red Bank Armory Ice Complex.
The Atlantic Hockey Federation (“AHF”) is a USA Hockey Sanctioned Elite Tier-II Youth Hockey League that facilitates games throughout the U.S. for its club members and families. The AHF provides high-quality league games and showcases for over 600 teams in the Mid-Atlantic uniquely catering to its member-owned clubs. The AHF currently fields youth hockey programs at AA, A, and B divisions for the following age groups: the 8U AAA Full Ice, 8U Half Ice, 10U, 12U, 14U, 15U/16U, and 18U age levels. The AHF is truly a unique opportunity as each of the Founders and Member clubs operate at all levels of the youth and junior hockey spectrum from Mite to Midget at the youth level and from Tier III juniors all the way up to Tier I juniors in the USHL. If you are looking for value and exposure to play college hockey, the AHF is also for you.
Tier 1 Hockey Federation (“THF”) is a USA Hockey Sanctioned Elite Tier-1 Youth Hockey League. The THF provides elite-level competition through an unbalanced schedule among Tier 1 and elite clubs across the U.S. The THF is managed by full-time professional staff and has over 200 elite or AAA teams from 9U-18U. The THF brings together clubs from multiple leagues and states and is the only organization whose members operate franchises in the top junior hockey leagues in the US for NCAA Division I commitments: USHL, NAHL, NCDC and the top junior hockey leagues for NCAA Division III commitments, the USPHL Premier Division and the Eastern Hockey League.