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Long Beach Sharks
Long Beach Sharks
City: Flag of New YorkLong Beach, New York
League: North American 3 Eastern Hockey League (2010-2015); North American 3 Hockey League (2016-Present)
Founded: 2010
Home Arena: City of Long Beach Arena
Colors: Black, Blue, White
General Manager: Mike Stanaway
Head Coach: Mike Stanaway
Franchise history
2010-2015: New York Jr. Aviators
2016-Present: Long Beach Sharks

The Long Beach Sharks, are a USA Hockey-sanctioned ice hockey team and member of the North American 3 Hockey League, they play their home games at the Long Beach Municipal Ice Arena in Long Beach, NY. The Sharks organization originally began as the NY Junior Aviators in the International Junior Hockey League for the 2010-11 season and played their home games at the Aviator Sports & Events Center in Brooklyn, NY. In December, 2012, team ownership purchased the former Buffalo Stars Eastern States Hockey League Franchise and relocated the team to Brooklyn and assumed the name the NY Aviators. The team was accepted into USA Hockey and was entered into the Empire Junior Hockey League in 2013-14 during the launch of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL). In the teams second season (2014-15) in the "Empire" (EmJHL) they were crowned what turned-out to be final Empire League Champions after defeating the former League Champions Florida Junior Blades and were runner-up to the Boston Junior Bruins Elite team in the 2015 USA Hockey Tier III Junior Nationals Championship.

The teams USPHL franchise was relocated to the New York Dragons organization based in Rye, New York in the spring of 2015, however the team did not take to the ice for the 2015-16 season.

The NY Aviators accepted entry into the NA3EHL for the 2015-16 season and completed their play-off run after loosing to the eventual League Champions Jersey Shore Wildcats in the Semi-finals. The NA3EHL was accepted into the NA3HL for the 2016-17 season at which time team ownership announced that the organization was relocating to Long Beach, New York and will be changing their name to the Long Beach Sharks. The Sharks will begin their inaugural season in Long Beach in September, 2016.


prior team logo when played in Brooklyn

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL SOL Pts GF GA Regular Season Finish Playoffs
International Junior Hockey League
2010–11 44 9 32 3 - -- 21 77 140 3rd, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify
United States Premier Hockey League-Empire
2013–14 40 22 16 - 0 2 46 192 164 4th, WesternElliminated in Round Robin, 0-3 (4-5, 4-10, 3-6)
2014–15 40 31 8 - 1 - 63 229 115 2nd, North

First  Round Robin Pool B (3-0)

Won League Championship Round Robin (3-0)

2015 USA Hockey Jr's

Lost Division 2 Championship 1-9 (Boston Jr. Bruins)

2015–16 44 31 9 - 1 - 66 224 143 2nd of 6 West , 5th of 13 overall Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Roc City Royals
Lost Divi. Finals, 1-2 vs. Jersey Shore Wildcats
North American 3 Hockey League

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