Jersey Shore Wildcats
Jersey Shore Wildcats logo
City: Trenton, New Jersey
League: NA3HL
Division: West
Founded: 2009
Home Arena: Jersey Shore Arena
Colors: red, white, black
Owner(s): Alex Shnayderman
General Manager: Eric Brule
Head Coach: Corey Leivermann
Affiliates: Wichita Falls Wildcats
Franchise history
2009–2013: Trenton Habs
2013–present: Jersey Shore Wildcats

The Jersey Shore Wildcats are a Tier III Junior "A" ice hockey team from Wall Township, New Jersey. They are a member of the North American 3 Hockey League (and were members of the North American 3 Eastern Hockey League which had been known as the Northern States Junior Hockey League prior to an affiliation arrangement with the North American Hockey League.


The team was founded in 2009 as the Trenton Habs and joined the International Junior Hockey League (IJHL) for the 2008–09 season as an associate member, playing a season of exhibition games against IJHL teams as well as participating in league showcase and national championship tournament. The team joined the IJHL as a full member for the 2010–11 season in the IJHL's Jr. Super Elite League.[1] The Habs finished the 2009–10 season winning the IJHL Super Elite National Championship.[2] In the summer of 2012, the IJHL folded causing the Habs and many former teams of the IJHL Super Elite Division to form the Northern States Junior Hockey League (NSHL) under the AAU.[3][4]

In May 2013, it was announced that the organization joined forces with the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League to give players more opportunities and exposure and renamed the team the Jersey Shore Wildcats.[5]

In 2014, the NSHL left AAU sanctioning with the intention of joining USA Hockey. The Tier II North American Hockey League then took over operations during the 2014–15 season and changed the name of the league to the North American 3 Eastern Hockey League (NA3EHL). Prior to the 2016–17 season, the Wildcats became part of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) when it absorbed the NA3EHL.

Season-by-season standingsEdit

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Northern States Junior Hockey league
2012-13 42 24 16 2 50 163 121 3rd of 7 Lost Quarterfinal game (Kodiaks)
2013-14 40 19 18 3 41 129 134 5th of 9 Won Round 1 series, 2-1 (Mariners)
Won Semi-final game (Fighting Spirit)
Won League Championship game (Miners)
North American 3 Eastern Hockey League
2014-15 41 40 1 0 0 80 217 79 1 of 5 Western Div
1st of 10 NA3EHL
Won Div. Semi-final series, 2-1 (Royals)
Won Div. Finals series, 2-0 (Miners)
Won League Championship series, 2-1 (Fighting Spirit)
2015–16 44 37 7 0 74 258 111 973 1st of 6, Western Div.
1st of 13, NA3EHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Lockport Express
Won Div. Finals , 2-1 vs. New York Aviators
Won League Championships, 2-0 vs. Cape Cod Islanders
League Champions
North American 3 Hockey League
Season GP W L OL SL PTS GF GA Finish Playoffs
2016–17 47 26 20 1 0 53 165 165 2nd of 6, Northeast DivisionWon Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Roc City Royals
Lost Div. Finals , 2-1 vs. Binghamton Jr Senators

United Hockey Union NationalsEdit

AAU Sanctioned Junior A National Championship
In 2013 & 2014 MWJHL, NSHL, & WSHL advanced two teams each.

Year Round Robin Record
2013–14 L, El Paso Rhinos (WSHL) 1-3
L, AHI Fighting Spirit (NSHL) 1-5
L, Traverse City Hounds 3-6
6th of 6


  2. Stein, Steve. "Trenton Habs Capture Super Elite National Title", Junior Hockey Magazine, May 2, 2013. Retrieved on June 1, 2014. 
  3. "NSHL ANNOUNCES 2012-13 SEASON SCHEDULE", NSHL, July 11, 2012. Retrieved on June 1, 2014. 
  4. "AAU sanctions Northern States Junior Hockey League", Junior Hockey News, June 5, 2012. Retrieved on June 1, 2014. 
  5. "Trenton Habs to Become Jersey Shore Wildcats", NSHL, May 2, 2013. Retrieved on June 1, 2014. 

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