The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights NAHL is a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II North American Hockey League (NAHL) team led by Head Coach Tom Kowal and Assistant Coach Andrew Whiteside. Paul Celona is the head athletic trainer and Justin Schreiber is the head scout. The players, ages 16–20, carry amateur status under Junior A guidelines and aspire to higher level junior hockey teams in the United States, Collegiate teams, and eventually professional teams. Over the past three seasons, the WBS Knights NAHL had 42 players with college commitments and 1 NHL Draft pick.

NAHL WEBSITE

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights EHL is a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Eastern Hockey League (EHL) team led by Coach Josh Fusco. Located in the Northeast region of the United States, the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and its 19 teams celebrate their 6th season in 2018-19. For the past three years, the EHL has finished as the leader in the Direct-To-College Advancement at the Division II and III levels. This past season alone, the EHL accounted for nearly 1 in every 5 freshmen on Division II and III rosters. In the past three seasons, WBS Knights EHL had 39 players with college commitments throughout the country to continue their hockey careers.

EHL WEBSITE

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Junior Knights is a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier I Junior Youth franchise ranging from mites (Age 6) to peewee (Age 12) led by Head Coach / Director of Knights Hockey, Alex Vasko and Coach Marty Moucha. In the past six years, the Junior Knights had six NHL Drafts picks with 3 players currently playing at Penn State University and 1 player currently playing in the NHL (Ivan Provorov – Philadelphia Flyers) and 1 player currently playing in the AHL (Daniel Sprong – Pittsburgh Penguins). CJ Yakimowicz, a Kingston, PA native, was drafted by the NHL in 2014 by the St Louis Blues and is currently attending Dalhousie University in Canada.

WBS KNIGHTS WEBSITE

NHL Draft:

  • Ivan Provorov – Philadelphia Flyers (NHL Draft 2015, 1st Round, 7th Overall)
  • Daniel Sprong –  Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL Draft 2015, 2nd Round, 46th Overall)
  • Denis Smirnov – Colorado Avalanche (NHL Draft 2017, 6th Round, 156th Overall)
  • CJ Yakimowicz – St. Louis Blues (NHL Draft 2014, 6th Round, 172nd Overall)
  • Nikita Pavlychev – Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL Draft 2015, 7th Round, 197th Overall)
  • Dmitri Zaitsev – Washington Capitals (NHL Draft 2016, 7th Round, 207th Overall)

Major Junior:

  • CJ Yakimowicz – London Knights, OHL 2013-2016, Sudbury Wolves, OHL, 2016-2017
  • Daniel Sprong – Charlottetown Islanders, QMJHL, 2013-2017
  • Ivan Provorov – Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL, 2014-2016
  • Konstantin Chernyuk – Kingston Frontenacs, OHL, 2015-16
  • Dmitri Zaitsev – Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL, 2016-Present
  • Jake Goldowski – Saginaw Spirit, OHL, 2017-Present

USA Hockey:

  • CJ Yakimowicz – USA National Development Team U18 2013-14
  • Jake Goldowski – USA National Development Team U17 2016-2017, U18 2017-18

NCAA Division I:

  • Denis Smirnov – 2011-2013: Committed to Penn State, NCAA Div. I – Big Ten
  • Derek Hamelin – 2011-2014: Committed to Canisius College, NCAA Div. I – Atlantic Hockey
  • Nikita Pavlychev – 2011-2014: Committed to Penn State, NCAA Div. I – Big Ten
  • Eugene Fadyeyev – 2011-2014: Committed to Ohio State, NCAA Div. I – Big Ten
  • Marcus Joseph – 2012-2015: Committed to Sacred Heart University, NCAA Div. I – Atlantic Hockey
  • Dan Perez – 2013-2015: Committed to University of Maine, NCAA Div. I – Hockey East
  • Vlad Dzhioshvili – 2012-2015: Committed to University of Vermont, NCAA Div. I – Hockey East
  • Konstantin Chernyuk – 2013-2015: Committed to University of Maine, NCAA Div. I – Hockey East
  • Jacob Hamacher – 2013-2014, 2015-2016: Committed to RIT, NCAA Div. I – Atlantic Hockey
  • Gavin Lewis – 2014-15: Committed to RIT, NCAA Div. I – Atlantic Hockey
  • Luke Edgerton – 2014-15: Committed to Niagara University, NCAA Div. I – Atlantic Hockey
  • Jacob Goldowski – 2014-2016: Committed to Penn State, NCAA Div. I – Big Ten
  • Aiden Beck – 2015-2016: Committed to Canisius College, NCAA Div. I – Atlantic Hockey
  • Sammy Steele – 2015-2016: Committed to Arizona State University, NCAA Div. I – Independent
  • Joseph Campolieto – 2010-2016: Committed to Union College, NCAA Div. I – ECAC
  • Paul DeNaples – 2010-2016: Committed to Penn State, NCAA Div. I – Big Ten
  • Joey Kubachka – 2015-2017: Committed to Cornell University, NCAA Div. I – ECAC
  • Khristian Acosta – 2016-17: Committed to University of Massachusetts at Amherst, NCAA Div. I – Hockey East
  • Dorian Dawson – 2015-2017: Committed to Brown University, NCAA Div. I – ECAC
  • Grant Valentine – 2015-2017: Committed to Miami University (of Ohio), NCAA Div. I – NCHC
  • Tyrone Bronte – 2017-2018: Committed to Bemidji State University, NCAA Div. I – WCHA
  • Paul Maust – 2015-2017: Committed to Mercyhurst University, NCAA Div. I – Atlantic Hockey
  • Reed Robinson – 2015-2018: Committed to Niagara University, NCAA Div. I – Atlantic Hockey
  • Jack Olmstead – 2017-2018: Committed to University of Michigan, NCAA Div. I – Big 10
  • Thomas Farrell – 2016-2018: Committed to Army, NCAA Div. I – Atlantic Hockey
  • Anthony Firriolo – 2017-2018: Committed to Army, NCAA Div. I – Atlantic Hockey
  • Christian Stoever – 2017-18: Committed to Merrimack College, NCAA Div. I – Hockey East
  • Adrian Danchenko – 2014 – 2018: Committed to Alabama-Huntsville, NCAA Div. I – WCHA

NCAA Division II:

  • Connor Ryan – 2013-2014: Committed to Southern New Hampshire University, NCAA Div. II – Northeast-10
  • Matt MacInnis – 2013-2014: Committed to Southern New Hampshire University, NCAA Div. II – Northeast-10
  • Brad Riccardi – 2013-2014: Committed to Franklin Pierce University, NCAA Div. II – Northeast-10

NCAA Division III:

  • Parker Carroll – 2010-2011: Committed to Norwich University, NCAA Div. III – ECAC East
  • Joe Casale – 2010-2012: Committed to SUNY Canton, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Rob Belger – 2011-2012: Committed to Nichols College, NCAA Div. III – ECAC Northeast
  • Rob Liberatore – 2011-2012: Committed to SUNY Canton, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Erik Lyrvall – 2011-2012: Committed to Norwich University, NCAA Div. III – ECAC East
  • Mike DeLaVergne – 2011-2013: Committed to Buffalo State College, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Gaven LaValley – 2011-2014: Committed to Nichols College, NCAA Div. III – ECAC Northeast
  • Jack Ceglarski – 2011-2013: Committed to SUNY Geneseo, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Erik Moberg – 2011-2013: Committed to SUNY Fredonia, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Gaven LaValley – 2011-2014: Committed to Nichols College, NCAA Div. III – ECAC Northeast
  • Tommy Dowell – 2012-2013: Committed to Plymouth State University, NCAA Div. III – MASCAC
  • Hunter Long – 2012-2013: Committed to SUNY Fredonia, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Marcus Ortiz – 2012-2013: Committed to SUNY Fredonia, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Matt Cessna – 2012-2014: Committed to SUNY Fredonia, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Chris Deming – 2012-2014: Committed to Nichols College, NCAA Div. III – ECAC Northeast
  • Oskar Gerhardson – 2013-2014: Committed to SUNY Fredonia, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Kyle Matsumoto – 2013-2014: Committed to SUNY Canton, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Quinton Neville – 2013-2014: Committed to St. Olaf College, NCAA Div. III – MIAC
  • Kenny Orlando – 2013-2014: Committed to SUNY Canton, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Jens Rasmusson – 2013-2014: Committed to UMass – Dartmouth, NCAA Div. III – MASCAC
  • Harout Sarkisian – 2013-2014: Committed to Nichols College, NCAA Div. III – ECAC Northeast
  • Austin Arnold – 2013-2015: Committed to St. Mary’s University, NCAA Div. III – MIAC
  • David MacGregor – 2014-2015: Committed to UMass-Boston, NCAA Div. III – ECAC East
  • John Regnart – 2013-2015: Committed to UMass-Boston, NCAA Div. III – ECAC East
  • John Ryan – 2013-2015: Committed to SUNY Potsdam, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Andrei Svistunov – 2012-13, 2014-2016: Committed to Buffalo State, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Tanner Bennett – 2014-2016: Committed to Wisconsin-River Falls, NCAA Div. III – WIAC
  • Matt Beranek – 2015-2016: Committed to Lawrence University, NCAA Div. III – NCHA
  • Blake Busch – 2015-2016: Committed to Wisconsin-River Falls, NCAA Div. III – WIAC
  • Zed Dietrich – 2015-2016: Committed to Milwaukee School of Engineering, NCAA Div. III – NCHA
  • Tim Gelatt – 2015-2017: Committed to University of Wisconsin River Falls, NCAA Div. III – WIAC
  • Stephen Kelly – 2015-2016: Committed to Buffalo State, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Carson Knop – 2015-2016: Committed to Lawrence University, NCAA Div. III – NCHA
  • Zach Remers – 2012-2016: Committed to Buffalo State, NCAA Div. III – SUNYAC
  • Joe Schuler – 2016-17: Committed to Colby College, NCAA Div. III – NESCAC
  • Elijah Latimer – 2007-17: Committed to St. Thomas University, NCAA Div. III-MIAC
  • JP Natishan – 2012-2018: Committed to Kings College, NCAA Div. III – UCHC
  • Michael Morrissey – 2007-2018: Committed to Colby College, NCAA Div. III – NESCAC
  • Bryan Whelan – 2017-18: Committed to Framingham State Rams, NCAA Div. III – MASCAC
  • Tyler Watungwa – 2017-2018: Committed to Finlandia University, NCAA Div. III – NCHA Conference
  • Curtis Carlson – 2015-2018: Committed to Nichols College, NCAA Div. III – CCC
  • Paul Cimilluca – 2016-2018: Committed to Wilkes University, NCAA Div. III – UCHC
  • Mike Gelatt – 2016-2018: Committed to Skidmore College, NCAA Div. III – ECAC East
  • Matt Kidney – 2016-2018: Committed to Salve Regina University, NCAA Div. III – CCC
  • David Pfoestl – 2015-2018: Committed to Anna Maria College, NCAA Div. III – Independent
  • Thomas Walker – 2017-2019: Committed to Albertus Magnus College, NCAA Div. III – Independent
  • Tyler Uravage – 2012-2015: Committed to St. Olaf University, NCAA Div. III – MIAC
  • Alex Rowella – 2011-2015: Committed to Manhattanville College, NCAA Div. III – UCHC
  • Tino Alunni – 2010-2016: Committed to Lebanon Valley College, NCAA Div. III – UCHC

ACHA:

  • Zach Gielarowski – 2016-17: Committed to Robert Morris University
  • Nate Chuckran – 2017-2018: Committed to Stony Brook University
  • Jared Stahel – 2017-2018: Committed to Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Louie Kuka – 2016-2017: Committed to William Patterson University
  • Austin Weber – 2017-2018: Committed to University of Alabama