For now, it's all about greater exposure for the EJHL South players, added Palm Beach GM/head coach John Ambrefe.
"Being from the Boston area, I understand the importance of exposing the kids to the colleges, the northern [EJHL] teams, the USHL
On the East Coast of Florida, Boston transplant John Ambrefe
has built a hockey empire in a short time.
The Hawks (formerly the Predators) rose up from a non-playoff team in Year 1 of their Met League existence to winning the Met South Division championship in 2010-11 and reaching the final four at the Jr. B Nationals back in March.
hopes the EJHL South era brings even more success, both in titles and in player advancement.
"We have everything here in Palm Beach to build a top-notch program," said Ambrefe
"We've recruited from California to Vermont, and we also have two very good Russian boys on our EJHL South
team and a Canadian and a Finnish boy on the Empire team.
I think we'll compete against the middle to bottom half of the EJHL
likes to treat all prospects that come through the Palm Beach program equally.
"D-3 prospects are equally as important as D-1 prospects in our system," he