TPH Acquires Method Hockey, Establishes TPH Philadelphia
TPH is pleased to announce the acquisition of Method Hockey, a leading hockey development program in the Philadelphia, PA area. As part of TPH’s newly formed TPH Philly campus, housed at Ice Line Quad Rinks in West Chester, PA, the partnership brings together the expertise and resources of both organizations to provide an enhanced development experience for local hockey players.
Method Hockey founders Jamie Lundmark and Kevin Holt will remain in the ownership group. Lundmark expressed his enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, "This acquisition delivers a significant boost to player development in Philly. I’m excited to continue working with aspiring elite hockey players through the Method Hockey brand at Ice Line, now under the TPH banner. I truly believe we’re much better positioned to provide more opportunities for elite players to stay here to develop and advance until their skills are ready to take them to the next level."
Holt also shared his excitement about the acquisition, stating, "By joining forces with TPH, we will be able to expand our reach and provide more and enhanced resources and support to our athletes and team members," stated Holt.
TPH Philly will continue to grow the Method Hockey brand and offerings while establishing a new TPH Academy campus. This new academy campus - housed right inside Ice Line arena - will provide a comprehensive development program for aspiring elite hockey players.
"We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Method Hockey and to establish TPH Philly,” shared TPH CEO, Alan Keeso. “Method Hockey has a proven track record of excellence in player training, and by integrating their expertise with the TPH Academy blended learning model, together we’ll take both programs to new heights. We look forward to working with the talented athletes, dedicated families, and passionate coaches at Ice Line, and together, we will continue to strengthen the pathway for players to stay in this community and live at home to develop and advance, both in and beyond the game.”
Notably, TPH Academy recently celebrated the successes of several NCAA and NHL standout alumni. In the 2022 NHL Draft both Cutter Gauthier and Rutger McGroarty were drafted in the first round and Lane Hutson was drafted in the second round. In the 2023 NHL Draft, Gavin Brindley was drafted in the second round, Hunter Brzustewicz drafted in the third round, Andrew Strathmann and Cole Knuble drafted in the fourth round, and Carsen Musser in the sixth round.
Furthermore, TPH Academy alum Kirsten Simms scored the game winning goal for the University of Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA DI National Championship game against Ohio State and is now 2nd in scoring in all of DI Women’s NCAA Ice Hockey. Also notably, more than 40 TPH student-athletes progressed from Tier II to Tier I programs in the last year. For a comprehensive overview of how TPH Student-Athletes are excelling both in and beyond the game, check out the 2022-2023 TPH Academy Impact Report.
For the current 2023-2024 hockey season, TPH Academy will be offering an interim program with a supervised space for academics and virtual support, paired with on and off-ice training, at Ice Line Quad Rinks. For more information and to register for the current season, please contact TPH Philly director Dave Bauer at Dave@methodicehockey.com.
For the 2024-2025 season, TPH Philly will launch a full-service TPH Academy with onsite academic staff, delivering a fully comprehensive experience for student-athletes to Study, Train, and Play to new-found levels of potential.
Ice Line Quad Rinks - home to the Jr Flyers Tier I youth, Tier I and Tier II girls programs, as well as the Team Philadelphia Tier II youth program - will continue to be the home of Method Hockey and now TPH Philly. Ice Line owner and president John Graves expressed his support for the acquisition, stating, "This partnership will greatly benefit the development of young hockey players in our community. It strengthens the path from our local clubs to junior and college hockey and beyond, providing opportunities for players to stay, develop, and advance right here in Philly at Ice Line Quad Rinks."
TPH Philly will also offer local hockey players the opportunity to travel abroad and compete against elite teams worldwide through Total Package Hockey Tours and Teams. These exclusive competitive opportunities are open to TPH Academy players and members of partner organizations. The primary goal is to participate in international and domestic events that provide exceptional development, advancement, and transformative experiences in the world of hockey. For more information on TPH Tours and Teams, please visit the TPH International Tours page or the TPH Domestic Tours page.
For more information on the launch of the newest TPH Academy at the Ice Line Quad Rinks, please join the TPH Academy and Method Hockey teams for an Onsite Open House on Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 PM EST. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the team for an online Virtual Open House on Tuesday, November 14th at 8:00 PM EST.