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KINGS PARK, New York – The Long Island Royals are proud to announce that former defenseman Steven Ruggiero was chosen 178th overall in the sixth round by the Anaheim Ducks at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft this weekend in Sunrise, FL.

Steven played with the LI ROYALS from Mites through Peewee Major.

Ruggiero was a member of USNTDP U-18 team last season.

The Kings Park, N.Y. native finished the 2014-15 season with one goal and 14 assists in 66 games played for the USNTDP U-18 team.

Additionally last season, he was member of the second-place U.S. National Under-18 Team at the U18 Five Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic. Ruggiero also participated in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, New York.

Ruggiero plans to attend Providence College this upcoming season, which won the 2015 NCAA championship last year.

“Ruggiero is a big, strong and athletic defensive defenseman. We don’t have many guys like him in our system. Even though we were looking away from defensemen after taking Larsson yesterday, we couldn’t pass Ruggiero up. No forward in our mind compared to him at that point in the draft, so he brings something different to our prospect pool,” said Ducks Director of Professional/Amateur Scouting, Martin Madden.

The 6-foot-3 blueliner was also member of the Youngstown Phantoms (‘13-‘14) of the United States Hockey League this past season where he posted six points in 41 games played.  In 2013, the Phantoms selected Ruggiero 9th overall in the USHL Phase 1 Draft. Ruggiero (’97) played in 35 games for the Metro Fighting Moose (MET League) tallying 2 goals and 8 assists during the 2012-13 campaign.  He was an impressive +2 with 59 hits and 21 blocked shots.

The Long Island Royals would like to congratulate Steven on hearing his name called at the 2015 NHL Draft!


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The Long Island Royals would like to congratulate the following players on being drafted in the North American Hockey League(NAHL). USA Hockeys only Tier II junior league in the country.


Matt Araujo '97- Texas Brahmas

Dustin Rinaldo '97 - Minnesota Magicians

Scott Donahue '96 - New Jersey Titans





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The Long Island Royals would like to congratulate James Gobetz ’96 on being selected in the 2015-2016 USHL Draft.  James was selected 6th in Round 6 by Tri-City Storm. The Saint James, NY native currently skates with Salisbury Prep in Connecticut where he has skated the past two seasons of his hockey career. Prior to heading to Salisbury James was on the 2012 Midget U16 Tier 1 AAA National Championship team coached by Pat Lafontaine. Once again the Royals want to wish James all the best in his future hockey endeavors.




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The LI ROYALS would like to thank all the players that attended tryouts for our Tier I/AAA teams for the 2015-2016 season. Please click on the links below to see the list of players selected for the team at each level.

Players who were not selected for our Travel teams are welcome and encouraged to attend our Tier III team tryouts.

MITES
SQUIRT MINOR 06
SQUIRT MAJOR 05
PEEWEE MINOR 04

PEEWEE MAJOR 03
SQUIRT A
PEEWEE A
BANTAM MINOR 02
BANTAM MAJOR 01
MIDGET NATIONAL

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Former LI ROYALS player Sonny Milano, has been assigned to the Springfield Falcons of the AHL.

Full Story:  http://bluejackets.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=759428

 

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The schedule for the 2015-16 LI Royals AAA Tryouts and Tune Up Clinics have been posted. For more information please click the TRYOUT page. 

 

LI ROYALS TUNE UP CLINICS 
*Updated tune up clinic dates and times as of 3/9*

LI ROYALS TIER 1 AAA TRYOUT DATES

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We are please to announce the Spring Travel Hockey NY KNIGHTS Tryouts.  We will be fielding teams from 08-03.  Each team will consist of 2 tournaments and 8 Tuesday Night Practices.

Click link below for more information.

NY KNIGHTS TRYOUT FLYER

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Congratulations to the 2000 Bantam Major Royals on taking the LIAHL crown vs Westchester this week. Good luck to the team this weekend in PA at the Atlantic League Playoffs.

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Congratulations to the 2005 LI Royals Squirt Minor team on winning the LIAHL Championship Monday night. Best of luck to Coach Mike and the team this upcoming weekend at the Atlantic League Playoffs.

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