Washington Jr. Nationals

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Vermont Lumberjacks
City Burlington, Vermont
League EHL
Division EHL North Division
Founded 2003
Home arena Leddy Arena
Colors Red, Green and White
Owner(s) Stephen Lary
General manager Stephen Lary
Head coach Chris Line
Franchise history
2003-2014 Washington Junior Nationals
2014-present Vermont Lumberjacks

The Vermont Lumberjacks are an USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Jr. A ice hockey team from Burlington, Vermont. Until the 2010-11 season the team played as the Washington Jr. Nationals in Arlington, Virginia at the 1,200-seat Kettler Capitals Iceplex, official practice facility of the Washington Capitals, before moving to the multi-rink Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Maryland.[1] They played in the South Division of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL).[2]

Following the 2013-2014 season the team was relocated to Burlington, Vermont and re-branded the Vermont Lumberjacks. This brings junior hockey back to the State of Vermont for the first time since the Green Mountain Glades departed following the 2011-2012 season.

The players, ages 16–20, carry amateur status under Junior A guidelines and hope to earn a spot on higher levels of junior hockey in the United States and Canada, Canadian Major Junior, Collegiate, and eventually professional teams.[3][4]

Alumni[edit]

The Junior Nationals have produced a number of alumni playing in higher levels of junior hockey, NCAA Division I, Division III, ACHA college and professional programs,[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington Capitals – Team – Washington Capitals – Team". Capitals.nhl.com. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  2. ^ "USA Junior Hockey Magazine May". Juniorhockeymagazine.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  3. ^ Nelson, Jeff (2009-03-12). "Washington Area High School Hockey Players Are Sometimes Torn Between Junior Nationals, High School Teams". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  4. ^ Carrera, Katie (2009-04-09). "Dreams Come Closer – D.C. Area's Hockey Players Have More Alternatives On Their Way to College". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Atlantic Junior Hockey League". Atlantichockey.org. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 

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