New England Stars (junior hockey)

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New England Stars
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City Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
League NA3HL
Founded 2008
Home arena Skate 3 Arena
Colors Navy Blue, Red, White, Silver
Owner(s) The Hockey Academy
General manager Dan Fontas [1]
Head coach Darryl Green
Franchise history
2008–present New England Stars

The New England Stars are a Tier III Junior "A" ice hockey team. The Stars play at the Skate 3 Arena located in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts as members of the North American 3 Hockey League.


The Stars were originally members of the International Junior Hockey League and played in the New England Division of IJHL's Junior A Super Elite League until the 2011–12 season. In the 2012–13 season, the organization were founding members of the Northern States Junior Hockey League (NSHL)[2] The team is owned by The Hockey Academy which also operates local youth teams at various levels,[3] which eventually become the North American 3 Eastern Hockey League in 2014 after leaving the United Hockey Union and affiliating with the North American Hockey League and attained USA Hockey sanctioning in 2015. Prior to the 2016–17 season, the Stars became part of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) when it absorbed the NA3EHL.


Season records[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Regular Season Finish Playoffs
International Junior Hockey League
2008–09 No Statistics Available Super Elite Champions[4]
2009–10 45 28 11 6 62 158 141 4th Super Elite Won Quarterfinal game
Lost Semifinal game
2010–11 49 34 11 4 72 302 150 1st Super Elite
2011–12 No Statistics Available
Northern States Hockey League
2012–13 42 12 28 0 2 26 96 171 7th of 7, NSHL[5] Lost Quarterfinal game vs. Syracuse Stampede
2013–14 40 13 19 0 8 34 159 177 8th of 9, NSHL Lost Round 1 series, 0–2 vs. AHI Fighting Spirit
North American 3 Eastern Hockey League
2014–15 41 25 13 3 53 153 115 2nd of 5, Eastern
3rd of 10, NA3EHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Cape Cod Islanders
2015–16 44 32 9 3 67 184 106 3rd of 7, Eastern
4th of 13, NA3EHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. L/A Fighting Spirit
North American 3 Hockey League
2016–17 47 29 7 11 69 176 127 2nd of 7, Coastal
12th of 48, NA3HL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2–1 vs. Cape Cod Islanders
Lost Div. Finals, 1–2 vs. Long Beach Sharks


Junior ice hockey is the predominate supplier of collegiate, Major Junior, and professional ice hockey. The Stars have produced alumni currently playing in various Division I and Division III college programs.[6][7]


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