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The Long Island Royals had another 1st round draft pick in the 2016 NHL draft this season. Former 16U player, Tage Thompson ’97 from Oyster Bay was selected 26th overall by the St. Louis Blues.

Tage spent the 2013 Hockey season with Coach Bobby Barbera and the Midget 16U Royals. Tage is currently a freshmen at Hockey East Member UCONN. Thompson, who is the son of former Peoria Rivermen assistant coach Brent Thompson, said he met with the Blues several times prior to tonight's draft."I got a good vibe from them," Thompson said. "I got along with their staff, felt very comfortable and was very happy to hear my name called by them." Thompson, 18, dressed in 36 games during his freshman season at the University of Connecticut in 2015-16, recording 32 points (14 goals and 18 assists).In 2014-15, the 6-foot-5, 194-pound forward appeared in 64 games with the United States National U-18 Team, posting 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) and 32 penalty minutes.

In addition, the Oyster Bay, New York, native dressed in seven games with Team USA at the U-18 World Junior Championships, helping the team capture the Gold Medal. Thompson was ranked 20th among North American skaters by NHL’s Central Scouting.

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Congratulations to our former 16U team for winning the East Coast Classic Futures Tournament this weekend in Newington CT. The team was made up of former '00 Royals players that went on to go undefeated 6-0 throughout the weekend.   Former players such as Mastrosimone and Hutchison who are already committed to Hockey East Programs BU and UVM.  The question is Who's Next??

 

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The Long Island Royals are proud to announce a few commitments this off-season.

 

 

Jon Lazarus - UMASS-Amherst - Division 1

Donato Cipriano -  Elmira College - Division 3

Kyle Jadetz -  Philip Exeter Prep

Scott Lawson - Trinity Pawling Prep

 

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Congratulations to our former player Sonny Milano on capturing the American Hockey League Calder Cup Championship with the Lake Erie Monsters. As they swept the Hershey Bears in the Finals in 4 games this past weekend. 

 

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KINGS PARK , N.Y.—The LONG ISLAND ROYALS  are proud to announce the selection of five former Royals in the 2016 USHL draft on May 3rd. The UNITED STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE is the only Tier 1 Junior League in th country. Three of these players played for Coach Jack’s 2000 team that won the PW MAJOR NYSAHA and AYHL title in 2013.

 

 

ANTHONY MASTROMONICA  ’00 – OMAHA LANCERS – KINGS PARK, NY -  FORWARD

CONNER HUTCHISON  ’00 – FARGO FORCE – HICKSVILLE, NY - DEFENSE

ROSS MITTON ’00 - FARGO FORCE – COPIAGUE, NY – FORWARD

BOBBY TRIVIGNO ’99 - WATERLOO BLACKHAWKS – SETAUKET, NY – FORWARD

BRANDON BUSSI ’98 - BLOOMINGTON THUNDER – SOUND BEACH, NY - GOALIE

 

 

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KINGS PARK, N.Y. - The Long Island Royals are proud to announce the commitment of defenseman Conner Hutchison to the University of Vermont for the fall of 2019. The Catamounts compete in the ultra-competitive Hockey East Conference, which sent six of its twelve teams to the 2016 NCAA tournament.  

Hutchison completed his second season with the Selects Academy at South Kent School 16-and-under team and posted back-to-back twenty-point seasons in league play. He is an exceptional playmaker, as evidenced by his 18 assists in 26 USPHL games this past season, along with 23 in 2014-15. He also chipped in a goal and two assists in the 2016 Tournament of Champions.

Prior to heading to South Kent “Hutch” played 3 seasons for the ‘00 LI Royals team that won multiple NY State and AY titles.

 The Hicksville, NY, native is the second Hockey East commitment for the Royals this season.