Tim Chase to oversee girls growth in the region
The Princeton Tiger Lilies have partnered with Black Bear Sports Group to expand access to girls hockey in New Jersey. The Tiger Lilies currently use Ice Land Skating Center in Hamilton, NJ and Pro Skate in South Brunswick, NJ as home ice, both Black Bear facilities, and will continue to skate out of the two rinks next season.
Partnership discussions began when Black Bear acquired Pro Skate in August 2020 and ended the summer shut down implemented by prior ownership. Rink personnel at Pro Skate manage all operations for the New Jersey Stars, a tier-II youth club. Black Bear rink personnel at Ice Land manage all operations for the Mercer Chiefs, a tier-one boys club. With existing infrastructure and supporting personnel in place, the new partnership ensures the long-term viability of the Tiger Lilies club as girls hockey continues to grow in the area.
Black Bear will seek a Hockey Director to oversee in the Tiger Lilies and begin planning for next season. Effective immediately, Tim Chase has been named Director of Girls Hockey - Northeast Region for Black Bear Sports Group and will assume the role of Interim Hockey Director for the Tiger Lilies to facilitate the management transition. Black Bear expects to expand learn to play initiatives to grow the game and offer more girls off-season programming. Coach Chase currently serves as the Hockey Director of Pro Skate and General Manager of the New Jersey Stars Youth Hockey Club. He also serves as a Scout for Black Bear's junior hockey clubs, the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL) and Maryland Black Bears (NAHL).
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