We are excited for our fourth year in the USPHL. We are committed to providing the most ice time, gym time, and professional coaching and training to help our players develop and move on to the highest levels of hockey. We have very strong contacts with NCAA, Jr A and Pro hockey to help our players on a path to success. We have Partnered with DME Sports Academy to provide state of the art rehab and training facilities. DME also provides the highest level of player marketing available through state of the art Video and audio promoting. We believe that winning is earned through hard work and player development is paramount to team success. Do you have what it takes to be a Swamp Rabbit!

2018-2019 Player Evaluations & Program Highlights

  • Eligible Player Birth Year: 2002-1998
  • League: USPHL Premier/Elite/16u Futures
  • Player Evaluation Period: April 1st through August 16th
  • Every Weekday 10:00a – 11:30a morning skills training skates from 4.1 to 6.2
  • $50 or free for signed players
  • Sunday Nights starting March 25 4:30pm Swamp Rabbits coaches will be evaluating players each week. Cost $50.00 ea. Night (Free for Signed players)

May 11 -14 Pre-draft Showcase in Boston Cost $325 (Swamp Rabbits Tryout evaluation team)

April 27-29 NCDC/NAHL/USHL combine

August 11-12 Combine Weekend

August 13-17 Training Camp

Program Highlights:

  • Home Rink: Daytona Ice Arena
  • High Level treatment: A Daytona Swamp Rabbits Jr team Locker room, featuring new individual player stalls, showers, Audio/Video analysis, and game day trainers and massage therapists on site.
  • Professional staff with USHL, NCDC, BCHL, NAHL, NHL, and NCAA experience and relationships.
  • Game Jerseys & Socks + practice Jerseys and socks CCM Helmets, CCM gloves, shells, warm-ups, and much more.
  • Daily Goalie coaching.
  • 44+ Regular season games- Playoffs are additional charge.
  • 8+ hours of practice/skills training ice per week.
  • Individual Video and player assessment/ evaluation sessions.
  • MIN 5 hours Off Ice Training and skating treadmill with Certified SST coach per week.
  • All Travel included: hotel, transportation, air, van/bus.
  • Free Skate sharpening and Maintenance.
  • Billeting with local families if needed.
  • State of the art Rehab facility and dr., Training Facilities, and academics through DME SPORTS ACADEMY

Contact GM: Frank Gilberti 973.906.1897 or frank-gilberti@daytonaicearena.com for more details

Staff

Frank Gilberti
GM/Head Coach USPHL Premier
frank.gilberti@dmesports.com | 973-906-1897

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Frank Gilberti

GM/Head Coach USPHL Premier

frank.gilberti@dmesports.com | 973-906-1897

Frank Gilberti is a three time State Championship winning coach with over 13 years of experience coaching Junior, AAA, youth and high school hockey. In 2012 Frank was the youngest head coach in the history of New Jersey hockey to guide a public school team to a State Championship. Later that year Frank was named the New Jersey Star Ledger and Daily Record Coach of the Year. Frank is the youngest coach to ever to receive both of these honors in the same year.  After winning his second state championship in 2012 and winning the NJYHL State Championship in 2014, Frank was hired as the Assistant Coach of the New Jersey Rockets EHL Premier team in 2015-2016 and contributed to all facets of hockey operations. In 2017-2018 Frank coached in the USPHL NCDC as an assistant. During his career Frank has worked closely with multiple players that have been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award as College Hockey’s top player. Frank currently holds a level 4 USA Hockey coaching certificate and is working towards his level 5 Master of Coaching.  Throughout his career Frank has a successful track record of winning, developing, promoting and advancing players onto Collegiate and Professional Hockey.

Greg Rinder
Assistant Coach USPHL Premier
greg.rinder@dmesports.com | 973-224-5832

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Greg Rinder

Assistant Coach USPHL Premier

greg.rinder@dmesports.com | 973-224-5832

Raised in Chatham, New Jersey, Greg Rinder has spent his entire life involved in the sport of ice hockey and is best known for his palpable enthusiasm, energy, and passion for teaching the game. After a successful playing career Greg began coaching in 2010 with the Jersey Penguins. During that time Greg served as the Assistant Hockey Director and was responsible for coaching winter and spring travel teams, organizing and operating summer camps and clinics and developing hockey at the grass roots level. In 2012 Greg was hired as the varsity assistant coach at his alma mater Chatham High School. Greg was also hired to simultaneously serve as the head coach for the junior varsity team. During the 2012-2013 season with Greg’s guidance the varsity team won the state championship and the junior varsity finished the season with a 22-0-1 record and won their league championship as well. After a successful high school coaching career Greg was hired by the New Jersey Colonials in 2014 and coached multiple teams throughout the organization in addition to being promoted to program director. In 2017 Greg was hired by the New Jersey Rockets as a scout and assistant coach for the USPHL Premier team. That team finished 3rd overall in the league and 20th in Tier 3 Junior. Throughout his career Greg has had a proven track record of developing, promoting and advancing players in addition to accomplishing team, organizational and individual success at all levels of hockey.

Pierre-Luc Racette
Director of Player Personnel
pierre-luc.racette@dmesports.com | 386-301-0925

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Pierre-Luc Racette

Director of Player Personnel pierre-luc.racette@dmesports.com | 386-301-925 Pierre-Luc Racette, is originally from the Ottawa area and is now residing in Edmonton, Alberta. Pierre possesses a hockey background of managing, recruiting and scouting international prospects and most recently, he was a scout with the New Jersey Rockets in the USPHL NCDC. Pierre-Luc has a proven record of success in recruiting international talents with strong character.  Over the past eight years, Pierre-Luc’s accomplishments at the Junior level include: five league finals appearances, three league championships, one provincial gold medal championship in Canada and one National gold medal championship in the United States.

John Gomez
Head Scout-Southwest Region
johngomezhockey@gmail.com | 862-571-3196

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John Gomez
Head Scout-Southwest Region johngomezhockey@gmail.com | 862-571-3196 John Gomez is the former captain of William Paterson University ACHA D1. John helped guide William Paterson to their first Super East Championship in school history. John graduated from WPU as the all-time leading point scorer and currently ranks second all-time in points. After his playing career concluded John coached with the New Jersey Colonials and helped guide them to a State Championship. In 2012-2013 John joined the Chatham High School staff and helped guide the team to a State Championship in that same year. John currently resides in Glendale AZ, with his fiancée Alexandra.

Bruno Simard
Head Scout-Quebec Province
Bsimard49@gmail.com | 581-777-2257

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Bruno Simard
Head Scout-Quebec Province Bsimard49@gmail.com | 581-777-2257 Bruno Simard was the Head Scout for the St-Lawrence Lions of RSEQ Mens D1 Hockey in the QCHL from 2007-2011. During his time with St-Lawrence, Bruno was influential in the Lions winning three consecutive league championships. In 2012-2013 after successful career in the QCHL, Bruno joined the scouting staff of the Val-D’or Foreurs of the QMJHL. From 2013-2017 Bruno was a scout for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL. Bruno currently resides in Quebec City

Schedule

Date Visiting GF Home GF Venue Time
Fri, Sep 7 Palm Beach Hawks 2 DME Swamp Rabbits 9 Daytona Ice Arena

Final

Sun, Sep 9 DME Swamp Rabbits 9 Palm Beach Hawks 1 Palm Beach Skate Zone

Final

Fri, Sep 14 Tampa Bay Juniors 2 DME Swamp Rabbits 4 Daytona Ice Arena

Final

Sat, Sep 15 DME Swamp Rabbits 4 Tampa Bay Juniors 1 Florida Hospital Center Ice

Final

Thu, Sep 27 Potomac Patriots 0 DME Swamp Rabbits 5 Xtreme Ice Train Rink

Final

Thu, Sep 27 DME Swamp Rabbits 2 Charlotte Rush 6 Xtreme Ice Main Rink

Final

Fri, Sep 28 DME Swamp Rabbits 2 Hampton Roads Whalers 7 Xtreme Ice Main Rink

Final

Sat, Sep 29 Richmond Generals 3 DME Swamp Rabbits 1 Xtreme Ice Main Rink

Final

Sun, Oct 7 DME Swamp Rabbits 5 Florida Eels 3 Fort Myers Skatium

Final

Fri, Oct 12 Rum River Mallards 3 DME Swamp Rabbits 5 Leaf Centre South Rink

Final

Fri, Oct 12 DME Swamp Rabbits 3 Toledo Cherokee 4 Leaf Centre South Rink

Final

Sat, Oct 13 Hudson Havoc 2 DME Swamp Rabbits 1 Canlan Ice Rink 1

Final

Sat, Oct 13 DME Swamp Rabbits 1 Tri City Icehawks 0 Canlan Ice Rink 1

Home Forfeit

Sat, Oct 20 DME Swamp Rabbits 2 Florida Junior Blades 1 Hertz Arena

Final

Sun, Oct 21 DME Swamp Rabbits 4 Florida Junior Blades 1 Hertz Arena

Final

Fri, Oct 26 DME Swamp Rabbits 3 Florida Junior Blades 1 Hertz Arena

Final

Sun, Oct 28 DME Swamp Rabbits 3 Florida Junior Blades 0 Hertz Arena

Final

Fri, Nov 2 Florida Eels 1 DME Swamp Rabbits 2 Daytona Ice Arena

Final

Sun, Nov 4 DME Swamp Rabbits 4 Florida Eels 8 Fort Myers Skatium

Final

Sun, Nov 11 DME Swamp Rabbits 6 Tampa Bay Juniors 5 Florida Hospital Center Ice

Final SO

Sat, Nov 17 DME Swamp Rabbits 7 Rochester Monarchs 1 Skate 3 White Rink

Final

Sun, Nov 18 DME Swamp Rabbits 2 New Jersey Rockets 3 Gallant Arena

Final

Sun, Nov 18 Twin City Thunder 1 DME Swamp Rabbits 3 Gallant Arena

Final

Mon, Nov 19 Boston Bandits 3 DME Swamp Rabbits 2 Gallant Arena

Final OT

Fri, Nov 30 Florida Eels 1 DME Swamp Rabbits 5 Daytona Ice Arena

Final

Sun, Dec 2 DME Swamp Rabbits 2 Florida Eels 1 Fort Myers Skatium

Final

Sat, Dec 15 Charlotte Rush

4

DME Swamp Rabbits

1

Florida Hospital Center Ice Rink D

Final

Sun, Dec 16 DME Swamp Rabbits

5

Carolina Eagles

2

Florida Hospital Center Ice Rink C

Final

Mon, Dec 17 DME Swamp Rabbits

1

Richmond Generals

2

Florida Hospital Center Ice Rink D

Final

Fri, Jan 4 Tampa Bay Juniors

4

DME Swamp Rabbits

3

Daytona Ice Arena

Final

Sat, Jan 5 DME Swamp Rabbits

6

Tampa Bay Juniors

1

Florida Hospital Center Ice

Final

Fri, Jan 11 Tampa Bay Juniors

5

DME Swamp Rabbits

9

Daytona Ice Arena

5:00 pm EST

Sat, Jan 12 DME Swamp Rabbits

4

Tampa Bay Juniors

2

Florida Hospital Center Ice

4:00 pm EST

Sat, Jan 19 DME Swamp Rabbits

2

Florida Eels

1

Fort Myers Skatium

4:00 pm EST

Fri, Jan 25 Florida Junior Blades

0

DME Swamp Rabbits

2

Daytona Ice Arena

8:00 pm EST

Sun, Jan 27 DME Swamp Rabbits

2

Florida Junior Blades

4

Hertz Arena

1:00 pm EST

Fri, Feb 1 Florida Eels

4

DME Swamp Rabbits

3

Daytona Ice Arena

3:00 pm EST

Sun, Feb 3 DME Swamp Rabbits

2

Florida Eels

1

Fort Myers Skatium

1:30 pm EST

Sat, Feb 9 Florida Junior Blades

4

DME Swamp Rabbits

5

Daytona Ice Arena

7:00 pm EST

Sun, Feb 10 Florida Junior Blades

2

DME Swamp Rabbits

11

Daytona Ice Arena

11:30 am EST

Fri, Feb 15 Tampa Bay Juniors

DME Swamp Rabbits

Daytona Ice Arena

4:30 pm EST

Sat, Feb 16 DME Swamp Rabbits

Tampa Bay Juniors

Florida Hospital Center Ice

4:00 pm EST