Toms River Hockey Club is thrilled to announce its membership in the Atlantic Hockey Federation (AHF) for the upcoming 2024-25 season. Established in 1975, the Toms River Hockey Club has been a long-standing pillar in the Toms River/Ocean County hockey area, fostering a strong sense of community, sportsmanship, and family values. This new chapter marks an exciting journey for the club as it ventures into regional competition alongside other prominent hockey organizations.
Founded with a grassroots spirit, the Toms River Hockey Club has operated as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a platform for competitive Tier II travel hockey teams. Throughout its history, the club has participated in leagues such as the NJYHL and the EJEPL. The Winding River Skating Center in Toms River, NJ serves as the club’s home rink.
At the helm of the Toms River Hockey Club is an Executive Board, led by President Harry McDermott. The board includes Ken Yasenchock (1st VP and Master Scheduler), Trisha Costello (Treasurer), Sherri Taliercio (Secretary), John Costello (Trustee), Melinda Arnesen (Trustee), Dave Murphy (Trustee), and Amy Devecka (Trustee). Hockey Director John Costello, oversees the club’s operations and player development.
Beyond the ice, the club emphasizes community and family-friendly values, organizing various social events throughout the season. The Toms River Hockey Club is actively involved with charitable organizations, including Parker’s Army and the Aidan Intenso Memorial Association.
Toms River expresses enthusiasm about the AHF partnership, viewing it as an “Opportunity to share the club’s values and engage with a broader hockey community. The club looks forward to contributing its rich history and family-centric approach to the AHF.”
Entry into the AHF for the 2024-25 season promises an exciting journey, enriching the federation with Toms River’s history, values, and competitive spirit. As the club expands its reach, it remains committed to fostering a positive and inclusive environment for players and families alike.
About Atlantic Hockey Federation
The Atlantic Hockey Federation is a USA Hockey Sanctioned Elite Tier-II Youth Hockey League that facilitates games throughout the United States for its members and families. Committed to providing high-quality league games, the AHF caters to over 55 member-owned clubs, spanning AA divisions for age groups 9U, 10, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, and 18U. Additionally, the league offers A/B hockey at the 10U, 12U, 14U age groups, as well as 16U A and 18U A levels.
What sets the AHF apart is its unique structure, with each of its founders and member clubs operating across all levels of the youth and junior hockey spectrum, from Mite to Midget at the youth level, and from Tier III juniors to Tier I juniors in the USHL. If you are seeking value and exposure to play college hockey, the AHF is for you.
The AHF distinguishes itself with a full-time professional staff, live scoring, and extensive social media coverage, making it the ultimate choice for those seeking the best. With parity, showcases, All-Stars, and Championships, the AHF offers a complete experience for our members.