New Jersey Rockets (ice hockey)

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New Jersey Rockets
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City Bridgewater, New Jersey
League United States Premier Hockey League
Founded 1970
Home arena Prudential Center (EHL)
Bridgewater Sports Arena (NEWJHL)
Colors Red, Vegas gold, black
              
Owner(s) Rockets Sports Group
General manager Rob Broderick (2015–16)
Head coach Sean Cromarty (2015–16)
Affiliates Omaha Lancers (USHL)[1]
Franchise history
1970–present New Jersey Rockets

The New Jersey Rockets are a junior ice hockey organization from Bridgewater, New Jersey. They play in the National Collegiate Development Conference, Premier Division, and Elite Division of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) at the Prudential Center, also home to the New Jersey Devils of the NHL.[2] The organization's top Junior team played in the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) from 2004[3] until it became the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) in 2013. In 2017, the Rockets' organization joined the USPHL. 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.

The organization previously fielded a team at the Tier III former Junior B level in the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and in the EHL-Elite Division. The organization also fields a women's team in the New England Women's Junior Hockey League (NEWJHL), and youth hockey select teams at the Midget U18, Midget 16U, Bantam, Peewee, and Squirt and Mite levels and girls teams at the U14, U16, and U19 levels.[4]

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Regular Season Finish Playoffs
Atlantic Junior Hockey League
2004–05 41 24 14 0 3 51 137 125 2nd of 4, South
3rd of 8, AJHL
Won Quarterfinals vs. Portland Jr. Pirates
Lost Semifinal game, 2–11 vs. New York Bobcats
2005–06 42 16 17 0 9 41 146 153 7th of 11, AJHL Lost Quarterfinals, 1–2 vs. Boston Bulldogs
2006–07 44 23 18 0 3 49 198 173 4th of 6, South
6th of 12, AJHL
2007–08 44 31 9 0 4 66 218 153 1st of 5, South
T-1st of 11, AJHL
2008–09 42 27 14 0 1 55 182 125 2nd of 6, South
4th of 12, AJHL
2009–10 42 30 9 0 3 63 165 117 2nd of 6, South
4th of 12, AJHL
2010–11 44 19 23 0 2 40 141 164 3rd of 6, South
8th of 12, AJHL
2011–12 44 19 21 2 2 42 139 148 8th of 12, AJHL
2012–13 44 20 18 5 1 46 141 137 7th of 12, AJHL Won Quarterfinals, 2–0 vs. Walpole Express
Lost Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Northern Cyclones
Eastern Hockey League
2013–14 44 21 20 2 1 45 132 162 2nd of 5, South
9th of 17, EHL
Lost Round 1, 0–2 vs. Hartford Jr. Wolfpack
2014–15 44 16 25 3 35 126 191 3rd of 5, South Div.
15th of 19, EHL
Lost Round 1, 0–2 vs. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
2015–16 41 20 18 3 43 163 162 7th of 9, South Conf.
12th of 18, EHL-Premier
Lost First Round, 0–2 vs. Connecticut Oilers
2016–17 48 26 20 2 54 167 141 4th of 4, Mid-Atlantic Div.
4th of 8, South Conf.
7th of 17, EHL-Premier
Won First Round, 2–0 vs. Philadelphia Revolution
Won Quarterfinals, 2–0 vs. Boston Junior Rangers
Lost Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Philadelphia Little Flyers

Alumni[edit]

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

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