The Elder Jackets played in the 2017 Toyota USA Hockey National Championship at the Florida Hospital Center Ice Arena, Wesley Chapel, Florida on April 20-23, 2017 in the over 50+ Men’s Recreational Division. Their record was 1 win and 2 losses in round robin play versus teams from Long Island, NY; Philadelphia, PA & Tampa Bay, FL.
Elder Jackets Roster members: Larry Lhotka, Lance Lhotka, Steve Maloney, Jeff Bruns, Andy McElman, Rob Martell, Sam Houk, Casey Van Damme. Curt Michols, David Lichterman, Neal Zupec, Bruce Surber and Doug Pierce.
The Elder Jackets team manager is Pam Pierce. The USA Hockey Adult National Championship offers a great opportunity for adult teams across the country to compete at the recreational level of hockey. It’s remarkable that there are enough passionate and physically able players at this age that want to compete, but age does not seem to be a barrier for those that love the game and enjoy the travel and friendships.