New Jersey Rockets (ice hockey)
|New Jersey Rockets|
|City||Bridgewater, New Jersey|
|League||United States Premier Hockey League|
|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)|
|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. The organization's top Junior team played in the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) from 2004 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.
|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
- John Carlson — Washington Capitals 2008 NHL Entry Draft - Washington Capitals (NHL), Hershey Bears (AHL)
- David Kolomatis — Los Angeles Kings 2009 NHL Entry Draft - Manchester Monarchs (AHL)
- Brian Mullen — Winnipeg Jets 1980 NHL Entry Draft - New York Islanders (NHL)
- Jeremy Roenick — Chicago Blackhawks 1988 NHL Entry Draft - San Jose Sharks (NHL)
- Bobby Sanguinetti — New York Rangers 2006 NHL Entry Draft - New York Rangers (NHL)
- "New Jersey Rockets Announce Partnership with Omaha Lancers (USHL)". New Jersey Rockets. March 30, 2015.[permanent dead link]
- "EHL History". EHL. Retrieved September 3, 2015.