Atlantic Youth Hockey League


AMHL Places Three Alumni on NAHL All-Division Teams

Release Date : 05-10-2013


HAWTHORNE, NJ – The NAHL recently announced their 2012-2013 All-Division teams, as voted on by the league’s twenty-four head coaches.  Three AMHL alumni were selected among the twenty-four players chosen to represent their divisions.  New Jersey Rockets alumni Rudy Sulmonte (’92 birth year/Levittown, NY) and Mercer Chiefs and Philadelphia Little Flyers alumni John Rey (’92 birth year/Turnersville, NJ & committed to Robert Morris University) were named to the All-South Division team and Philadelphia Little Flyers alumni Doug Rose (’93 birth year/Sewell, NJ & committed to Sacred Heart University) was selected to the All-West Division team. 

Sulmonte, currently playing for the Corpus Christi IceRays, led the IceRays in points picking up 70 points (29G 41A) in 64 games (including playoffs) finishing fourth overall in scoring in the NAHL.  The Levittown native arrived in Corpus Christi following stints in the OHL (the league’s first college free agent), the QMJHL and the USHL.  Sulmonte joined the Rockets AJHL franchise, forming a dynamic line with UMASS-Boston product Travis Daniel (’90 birth year/North Brunswick, NJ), in which they battled for the league’s scoring title in the 2009-2010 season.

Joining Sulmonte on the All-South team is Rey, one of the top defensemen in the NAHL.  Rey, seeing top-pair minutes for the Amarillo Bulls, finished third among defensemen in scoring this season with 38 points (8G 30A) after winning the defensemen scoring title for the 2011-2012 season.  In addition to his outstanding play for Amarillo, Rey recently announced his intentions to suit up for the Robert Morris Colonials next season.  The Turnersville native spent four seasons with the Mercer Chiefs organization before playing his junior hockey with the Little Flyers organization before joining Amarillo in the for the 2010-2011 season. 

Completing the AMHL presence on the NAHL All-Division teams is Rose, currently playing for the Fairbanks (Alaska) Ice Dogs.  Rose, the longtime member of the Philadelphia Little Flyers organization, finished his second season in Alaska, finishing among the scoring leaders among defensemen.  Rose moved directly to the NAHL from the Little Flyers organization’s AJHL franchise, which Rose joined after playing 56 games at the Midget U-16 level for the Little Flyers.  In addition to being a top defenseman for Fairbanks, Rose announced his intentions to play for Sacred Heart University in the fall.

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