Former NCAA Captain and Professional Player, Ray Brice, Joins TPH Academy Philadelphia as Head of Hockey

TPH is thrilled to announce that former Michigan Tech hockey captain Ray Brice has been named Head of Hockey for TPH Academy Philadelphia. In this player-focused role, Brice will support the development of players enrolled in TPH Academy and all Method Ice Hockey programs.  


Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-2025 Academy Year! As Ray Brice is welcomed to Team TPH, you’re invited to apply to TPH Academy Philadelphia using the time-sensitive code “BRICE24.” If you apply by Sunday, May 12th at 11:59 PM EST, your $99 application fee will be waived. Apply today by clicking here.


“Ray Brice is a hungry, high-character, intelligent, up-and-coming young hockey professional excited to take the next step in his journey with TPH,” shared TPH Academy CEO Alan Keeso. “Ray’s background and reputation as a player who has had to earn every opportunity in hockey will make him a great role model for the players training under our direction in Philadelphia. Every one of Ray’s former coaches we spoke to, both at the NCAA Division I and professional levels, spoke volumes about his character, leadership, and passion for the game. We are confident our TPH and Method Hockey families will recognize these same qualities.”    



The Houghton, MI native joins TPH Academy Philadelphia following the completion of his fourth professional hockey campaign, skating last season overseas for the Manchester Storm in the EIHL and EV Duisburg in Germany. Prior to that, Brice appeared in 132 games during his two seasons with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL.


Perhaps Brice’s most impactful years around the game were the four seasons he skated for his hometown Michigan Tech University Huskies. From 2016 to 2020, Brice helped guide the Huskies to two NCAA Tournament appearances. A gritty, hard-nosed power forward with a high hockey IQ, Brice was tabbed captain of the Huskies prior to his senior year, continuing a streak of leadership recognition. The 28-year-old also wore the “C” for Houghton High School and the NAHL’s New Jersey Titans. 


While the upcoming season will mark Brice’s first away from playing professional hockey full-time, his dedication to player development is not new. He has been an on-ice instructor for the Michigan Tech summer hockey schools for the past decade. He has also been a hockey instructor for Xcel Hockey Development, the Eagle Hockey Development Camp, and the Kenai River Brown Bears 16U ‘AAA’ program. 

Brice is filled with “equal excitement” about the opportunity to advance his career with TPH and to do so in what he describes as “a passionate, hockey-rich market” like Philadelphia.  


“I am ecstatic about the opportunity to join TPH, an industry leader in hockey development, and to have a chance to do it in Philly, with the many resources at the IceLine facility,” Brice shared. “As much as I have loved playing, I always saw myself giving back to the game that has given me so much. I have a burning desire to help young hockey players develop the skills, habits, concepts, and details that will give them the same chance I had. I can’t wait to get to Philly and prove that to the players and families at Method and TPH Academy.”

TPH Academy Philadelphia looks forward to the year ahead with Ray Brice as Head of Hockey, bringing his wealth of experience and dedication to player development to their programming. With applications now open for the 2024-2025 Academy Year, aspiring elite student-athletes have the opportunity to join TPH Academy under Ray's guidance. As a former professional player with a strong leadership background, Ray's commitment to mentorship and skill development will undoubtedly inspire the next generation of impact players in Philadelphia. Join TPH in embracing this exciting chapter with Ray Brice by applying today using the exclusive code "BRICE24" to waive your $99 application fee before the limited-time offer expires on May 12th. Apply today by clicking here.


About TPH Academy:

TPH Academy is an academy-style, focused environment where dedicated student-athletes study, train, and play at their highest potential. TPH Academy’s core purpose is to lead the world in the holistic development of student-athletes, advancing – in and beyond the game – the next generation of impact players. For more information about TPH Academy, please visit and check out the 2022-2023 TPH Academy Impact Report.