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New Jersey Rockets
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City: Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
League: United States Premier Hockey League
Eastern Hockey League
Division: Mid-Atlantic
Founded: 1970
Home Arena: Prudential Center
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)
Franchise history
1970-present: New Jersey Rockets

The New Jersey Rockets are an USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior A ice hockey team from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. They play in the South Conference of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) - Premier Division at the Prudential Center, also home to the New Jersey Devils of the NHL.[1] The organization's top Junior team played in the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) from 2004[2] until it became the EHL in 2013. 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 also fielded a team at the Tier III former Junior B level in the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League (MJHL), a women's team in the New England Women's Junior Hockey League (NEWJHL), as well as 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.[3]  They would add a team in the USPHL's National Collegiate Development Conference for the 2017-18 season.

AlumniEdit

The Rockets have produced a number of alumni playing in higher levels of junior hockey, NCAA Division I, Division III college and professional programs, including:[4]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L T OL 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, AJHLLost 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, AJHLWon 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 (Premier) 48 26 20 - 2 54 167 141 4th Mid-AtlanticWon First Round, 2-0 vs. Philadelphia Revolution
Won Quarterfinals 2-1 vs. Boston Jr Rangers
Lost Semifinals,  0-2 vs. Philadelphia Little Flyers
2016–17 (Elite) 42 10 31 - 1 21 108 226 T-4th SouthDid not qualify
2017–18 (Premier) 44 35 5 - 4 74 221 114 1st Mid-Atlantic

Won Div Quarterfinals 2-1 vs. Hartford Jr. Wolfpack
Won Div Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Connecticut Jr Rangers

Finish 2-0-0 in Quarterfinal Round Robin-Eliminated

2017–18 (Elite) 43 23 16 - 4 50 208 154 2nd Mid-AtlanticLost Div. Semifinals,  0-2 Beijing Shougang Eagles
2018–19 (Premier) 44 34 6 - 4 72 255 116 1st Mid-AtlanticWon Div Quarterfinals 2-0 vs. Philadelphia Hockey Club
Won Div Semifinals, 0-2 vs. New York Jr. Aviators
2018–19 (Elite) 43 16 25 - 2 34 125 169 4th Mid-AtlanticLost Div. Semifinals, 1-2 New York Jr. Aviators
2019-20 (Premier) 44 38 6 - 0 76 249 79 1st Mid-Atlantic Playoffs cancelled after team reaches nationals
2019–20 (Elite) 44 11 25 - 8 30 91 165 2nd Mid-Atlantic Lost DSF 0-2 New York Jr. Aviators
USPHL - NCDC
Season GP W L OL SL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2017-18 50 6 42 2 - 96 253 14 11th of 11 Did not qualify
2018-19 50 19 24 5 - 149 189 45 9th of 10 Did not qualify
2019-20 50 15 28 6 1 160 204 37 12th of 13 Did not qualify

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