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Soden back to lead Stampede

Hunter Soden will re-join the Stamp for his second season with hopes of securing an NCAA commitment over the course of the year.  Soden, the 5’11 175lb forward from Peqhannock, NJ will be entering his last season of junior eligibility as a 1996 birth year player.  “Hunt is a great kid that works very hard, he is one of the most coachable players that I have had the pleasure of coaching and we are happy to have him back with us again this season.” States coach Beavis.

Soden will be returning to the Stampede as one of the go to guy’s this year and will be one of the Stampede’s leaders both on and off the ice.  “Hunter will have some college interest for sure this season as a ful time student at Morrisville State College, Mustang coach Kevin Krogol has already expressed interest in him for the 2017-2018 season.” added Beavis.  The Stampede staff believes that Soden could be a decent NCAA D-lll player that will get plenty of looks from several NCAA programs to continue his career with.

Soden who played in 43 games last season compiled 20 goals and 13 assists for 33 points as a rookie is looking to add to those numbers while still working hard on the defensive side of the puck.  “It’s great to know that Hunter is coming back this season as he will be a big part of our team being a top line guy as well as his role on our special teams.” stated assistant coach Jason Lefevre.

The Stampede will be returning nine players from last years squad and are filling out their roster with players from all over North America and Europe. currently the Stampede have two forward and two defensemen spots available.

Interested players that are still searching for a junior program are encouraged to contact:

Head Coach, Mike Beavis @ mbeavis@syracusestampede.com for information pertaining to any possible open roster spots.

Scheide Returns to Stampede

Ryan Scheide will once again return to the Syracuse Stampede to compete for the number one spot between the pipes. Scheide the 1996 goaltender from Odessa, TX.  Will hopefully turn some college scouts heads this season as he not only wants to be the Stampede’s number one but also to get the attention he needs to move on to the college level of play.  “We are excited to have Ryan back with us, he is a great kid that works hard and has set a huge goal for himself this season.” stated Coach Beavis

Scheide has been busy this off season training on and off the ice with hopes of securing the number one spot with the Stampede.  He will have some stiff competition this season with the additions of Martin Sten (Huddinge,Sweden) Steven Kozikoski (Liverpool, NY) and Mike Eastman (Verona, NY).  “Only time will tell what our situation will be like come opening weekend,  We have added some depth for sure at the goaltending position.  I have heard great things about Sten, and I have known Koz for quite a few years.  Eastman is very young and we are looking at him for the future but he was very good at this seasons tryouts, enough for us to add him to the mix.” states assistant coach, Jason Lefevre

The Stampede will continue to add a player profile daily going forward to introduce or in some cases re-introduce you to this season’s team.  The 2016-2017 Stampede will begin training camp August 29th at Morrisville State College and are still searching for a couple players to finalize this years squad.  Interested players should contact Coach Beavis @  mbeavis@syracusestampede.com  for more info.

Lamotte-Stokes joins Stamp

Malik Lamotte-Stokes from Westminster, CA. Will be a big part of the Stampede this season.  Lamotte-Stokes the 5’11” 215 lb forward will be entering his rookie season with the Stampede.  “Malik is a very strong kid that gets into the gritty areas of the ice and has the ability to bury loose pucks.  He is a very hard working guy that has a very outgoing personality.” states coach Beavis  Lamotte-Stokes could be one of the players that can help the Stampede capitalize on the area around the net, a spot that last years team struggled a bit with during the season.

“Malik is a big strong player who has a good shot and very soft hands around the net”. states assistant coach Kyle Althen .  “I wached him in tryouts and we were able to see him play at the America’s Showcase in Pittsburgh earlier this spring.  He should do well with his work ethic and what he brings to the table.”  added Althen. Lamotte-Stokes played last season with the California Wave AA U-18 program.

The Stampede are featuring stories over the next several days to introduce the public to new players as well as re-introduce everyone to their returning players as they gear up for the 2016-2017 season in the NA3HL.  The Stampede will open training camp on Monday August 29th and begin pre-season on September 9th and 10th.  The Stampede will open on the road for the NA3HL regular season VS the Maine Wild on September 17th and 18th in Biddeford, ME.


Walker returns to Power Stampede

    The Stampede will have one of their top offensive players of 2015-2016 back in their line-up for the upcoming season.  Nate Walker will return to the Stampede as a top forward with the club.  Walker the 5'11 180 lb forward will be back with the Stampede looking to sew up a college commitment this season.  Walker the 97 birth-year from Ithaca, NY is attending Morrisville State College for his second year in as many with the Stampede.  "Energy, That is how you describe Nate" states Stampede assistant coach Jason Lefevre.  "He's a guy when the tempo drops off a bit, even in practice… Nate brings it back to speed." added Lefevre. Speed is just what Walker brings to the table.  "Not sure if I have ever coached a faster guy, Nate is a horse.  He only has one speed and that is, all out fast." states Coach Mike Beavis

    Walker led the Stamp last season with 39 points in 37 games and was  +7 on the season.  "He is a guy we will need to count on to help with the offensive push this season." stated assistant coach Kyle Althen.  "I took a good look at Nate during our Pre-draft camp and was very impressed with his quickness and overall speed." added Althen.  Walker could be one of the top guy's in the NA3 this season as he will bring his solid work ethic and the ability to make things happen on the ice for the Stampede.  "He is for sure a D-lll player with the skills and energy he brings to the table and should get some decent offers for moving to the college level this season." stated Beavis.

    The Stampede will hit the ice for training camp on August 29th at Morrisville State College and will play a couple pre season games on September 9th and 10th before hitting the road to Biddeford Maine to face the Maine Wild for the opening weekend of the 2016-2017 NA3HL season on September 17th and 18th.

    Players that are interested in possibly becoming members of the Stampede should contact Head Coach Mike Beavis at:  mbeavis@syracusestampede.com for more information.  The Stampede do have a couple roster spots still remaining for the 2016-2017 season, but they are fast approaching their roster limit and deadline for training camp.

Sten Joins Stampede From Across The Pond

    The Stampede staff is excited to add goaltender Martin Sten from Huddinge Sweden to the mix for 2016-2017.  Sten, the 18 year old  from Huddinge Sweden spent last season with Flemingsbergs IK J18 Elite and J20 Elite impressed head coach Mike Beavis at the USHL / College showcase held in Norrtalje Sweden this spring.  "Honestly, I was not in Sweden looking for a goaltender but I couldn't help but to notice Martin as he stood out high above the rest in his play at the showcase.  I was not the only one that liked what I saw as Northern Michigan College assistant coach Rob Lehtinen and I spoke and he expressed to me "Mike, the kid is good, you really need to grab him !" At first I was hessitant but after speaking with Martin and his Mom (Monika) I left the showcase thinking that it might be a good fit." stated coach Beavis.  It was not long after that Beavis received word that Sten was very interested in the Stampede and Martin was offered a spot with the team for 2016-2017.

    Sten, the 5'9' 155 lb tender is very quick and agile.  "Martin is a competitor that works very hard, he challeges his opponents and moves very well.  I watched him bounce back a couple times after goals and he responds well and stays composed.  He plays like a much older player in net." added Beavis  Sten is not the first Swedish goalie that Beavis has worked with as he has had Ludvig Kullen- Dansarie and Kristian Henriksson from Stockholm in the past.  "We have always had very good goaltenders from Sweden and I think we may have a another this season." states Beavis

    The Stampede feel very good about the goaltending situation this season with the return of Ryan Scheide (Odessa TX), Sten and local rookies Steven Kozikoski (Liverpool, NY) and Mike Eastman (Verona, NY.)  "It will be great to see who jumps out as a possible number one for us this season, I know Scheide has been working hard in the off season and Koz I have known for years, he is a very good young tender, Eastman showed desire and stepped up at tryouts early this spring and earned a spot.  Sten is the unknown for me at this point but I have heard very good things about him.  I am excited to see who pushes who right from the get-go and very eager to work with all of them this season." states assistant coach Jason Lefevre.

    The Stampede will begin training camp on August 29th at Morrisville State College and still have a couple spots left in their roster to fill going into camp.  The Stampede have been busy over the past several weeks and have recently signed quite a few players that will bolster their line-up for 2016-2017.  Interested players that are looking for possible opportunities to play for the Stampede are encouraged to contact Stampede head coach Mike Beavis at:  mbeavis@syracusestampede.com  for more information on the Stampede and the NA3HL

Oswego, NY. Native Wallace back with Stamp

    Oswego, NY. Native Josh Wallace will enter into his third season with the Stampede with hopes of turning a few NCAA heads.  Wallace, the 1997 birth-year 5'8" 180lb forward will enter his third season with the Stampede with the hopes of having a break-out season. "Josh is a great kid that works hard and wants to succeed. He struggled a bit offensively last season but has been working hard on that part of his game and it should pay off for him this season."  stated coach Mike Beavis   Beavis also stated that Wallace is a good two way forward that never gives up on the play.

    "I have known Josh for quite a few years as Coach Heenan (Utica College) and I have worked with Josh since he was very young and have watched him develop over that past several seasons." added Beavis.  The Stampede will look to Wallace's experience this season with the Stampede to help other players adjust to the program and the junior level of play.

    "Wallace is a great kid that works hard and it will be great having him back with us this season". added assitant coach Jason Lefevre

    The Stampede are gearing up for training camp that is about a month away and are excited about getting things rolling for the 2016-2017 season in the NA3HL.  "Guy's are calling and asking if we can get going earlier than the 29th which is a very positive sign.  We have several players moving into the area for the season and it seems that they all want to be here today.  I think it will be a great group of guy's this season and they will all be ready to go at the start of camp in August."  stated assistant coach Kyle Althen.

Hart back on Stamp Blue-line for 2016-2017

    Rich Hart will be back with the Stampede for his second stint with the club in the NA3HL.  Hart, the 6'3" 210lb 1998 birth-year defenceman from Liverpool, NY.  Will certainly be turning heads of several NAHL and College coaches over the course of next season.  "Rich is a great kid that is one of the hardest working players I have met both on and off the ice.  He has the potential to play NCAA hockey for sure, it's just waiting to see at what level he can reach over the next couple of seasons."  stated Coach Mike Beavis.

    "Hart is big player that is still filling out and adjusting to juniors but he has a huge upside (literally).  He is poised with the puck and wins his battles.  He is a defensive defenceman but shows an offensive side at times."  added Beavis  The coaching staff will most likley pair up Hart with a more offensive style partner for the upcoming season as a way to balance things a bit on their blue-line.

    "I met Rich at our pre-draft camp earlier this spring and was very impressed with his work ethic as well a his outlook of striving to get better every day."  stated assistant coach Kyle Althen.  "His size is somewhat terrifying when you see him on skates for the first time and realize he is only a 98 !" added Althen.  The staff also added that Hart is a player that is very calm and almost considered a happy go lucky kid that is very composed when he plays.  Although he is a more defensive style player, it is well known by his teammates that when he steps into one he has a cannon and is surley not to be counted off the score sheet by any means.

    The Stampede are featuring player profiles over the next few weeks to introduce you to new additions to the team and to re-introduce you to returning players as well.  Staff profiles will be released in mid August as the team approaches training camp and pre-season beginning August 29th.

    The Stamp are still looking to sew up a couple roster spost for 2016-2017 and are currently looking for two forwards and one defenceman to round out this seasons roster.  Interested players should contact GM / Head Coach Mike Beavis at mbeavis@syracusestampede.com for more information on the Stampede.

Stampede 2016-2017 …Go Stamp!

     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.

NA3HL Draft Tuesday June 14th 2016



    The Staff of the Syracuse Stampede have been working diligently over the past few months re-signing last seasons players as well as tendering players from all over North America and Europe.  Now comes Draft Day in the NA3HL.  The Stampede have some very impressive picks for this years draft and are hopefull that they can land a few impact players this year to go along with the already impressive roster they have assembled to date.  Player announcements will begin to take place over the next couple of weeks as the public will be introduced to new player signings and re-introduced to players that are returning to the Stampede for the 2016-2017 season.  

     Coach Beavis will hit the road almost immediately after the draft as he will be in attendance at the Global showcase in Las Vegas June 18-24th.  "Hopefully between the draft and the Global showcase we can sew up a few of the remaining roster spots for the upcoming season." Stated Beavis.  The Stampede will also be sending Assistant Coach, Kyle Althen to the Chowder Cup in July to finish off what has been a very busy off season for the Stampede Staff.

       " Best of luck to all the players that will be selected in the Draft this season and we thank you for all your continued support of the Syracuse Stampede Hockey club and the NA3HL."


When is the 3HL Entry Draft? 
The 2016 NA3HL Entry Draft is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th at 5pm (central). The draft will be live on na3hldraft.com and Twitter @na3hl.

Who is eligible for the NA3HL Entry Draft? 
Amateur players less than 21 years of age on December 31, 2016 who are not listed on an NA3HL team roster or are listed on an NA3HL team roster but played less than (10) NA3HL regular season and/or playoff games during the 2015-16 season and did not accept a tender from an NA3HL team prior to the 2016 NA3HL Entry Draft are eligible for selection in the draft.

Do prospective NA3HL players have to register for the NA3HL Entry Draft? 
No, there is no registration process to be eligible for the NA3HL Entry Draft.

How many rounds is the draft? 
The NA3HL Entry Draft shall consist of eight (8) rounds. Each eligible NA3HL Club shall be entitled to one selection per round unless it has acquired or lost selections due to approved trades with other NA3HL Clubs.

What is the order of the NA3HL Entry Draft? 
Eligible teams shall make selections in each round in reverse order of their finish (winning percentage) in the 2015-16 NA3HL regular-season standings. Note: This will include the teams of the NA3EHL, as their winning percentage will be lumped in with those of the NA3HL to determine an order. New member clubs that did not play in either league in 2015-16 shall have their order of selection determined by lottery. If there is only one new member club, it shall have the first selection in each round.

Are drafted players eligible to try out for other NA3HL teams? 
Unless agreed upon in writing by the two NA3HL teams, tendered or drafted players are not eligible to try out for other NA3HL teams.

Are drafted players eligible to try out for teams in other junior leagues? 
Yes, all tendered and drafted players are eligible to try out for any team in any league other than the NA3HL in the U.S. and Canada.

Will the NA3HL Entry Draft be broadcast?
Yes, the NA3HL Entry Draft is scheduled to be broadcast for the first time ever with live round-by-round coverage on FASTHockey, official broadcast partner of the NA3HL.

Will the results of the NA3HL Entry Draft be posted on NA3HL.com? 
Yes, the results of the NA3HL Entry Draft will be posted on NA3HLDraft.com in alphabetical order in its entirety upon completion.

Will all NA3HL tenders signings be posted on NA3HL.com? 
No, all tender signing will not be posted on NA3HL.com. NA3HL teams may make their tender signings public, but are not required to do so.

What if a prospective player is not drafted, but is still interested in playing the NA3HL? 
Players not drafted but who still want to play in the NA3HL are encouraged to attend individual team's open tryout camps.