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NSHL announces new member


The Wilkes-Barre Miners join the Northern States Junior Hockey League for the 2013-2014 Season

The Wilkes-Barre Miners will become the NSHL’s 10th team, as it begins its Inaugural campaign during the 2013-2014 season.  The Miners will play out of the home of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, where they will receive the benefits of a top-notch facility.

The Miners will be lead by Owner & GM Ray Welsh, along with Head Coach Martin Moucha.

Martin re-located to the United States in 2000 from Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic.  He was recruited to play Ice Hockey for Wyoming Seminary Prep School in Kingston, PA at sixteen years old.  While at Seminary, Martin played in the Met League, Junior B, for the Little Flyers, winning the Kegan Cup, 2003.  After graduating from Wyoming Seminary in 2003, he played Juniors in Albany, NY for the CD Select (EJHL).   Martin then went on to play college hockey and graduated with a Civil Engineering degree from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont in 2008.  Since graduating from college Martin has played in the AHL, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pre-Season), ECHL, Wheeling Nailers and Elmira Jackals and the Federal Hockey League for the Danbury Whalers and the Williamsport Outlaws.

Martin recently received his Level 5 Coaching Certification through USA Hockey.  He has coached Wyoming Seminary Prep School (2009-11) with Head Coach Glenn Patrick for two years. Moucha also coached the Pocono Pirates U-16 A Midget Team (2008-09); winning both the DVHL and Atlantic District Championships, and the Wilkes-Barre Junior Pens, U-18A team (2012-13), DVHL Play-off Champions.

Tryouts for the Miners will be held this weekend April 26th &27th at their rink in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Please contact the following for more information on the tryouts and how to register:
Owner/GM- Ray Welsh- 570-965-0958
Head Coach- Martin Moucha- 570-430-7823

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