The 9th year of the Liberty Bell Games was a tremendous success! Once again, I must express my profound gratitude to our Presenting Sponsors; Wendy's and the New Jersey Devils. Your unwavering support has allowed the Liberty Bell Games to flourish, and we look forward to our 10 th Anniversary in 2018! Thank you, New Jersey Devils Alumni Ken Daneyko, Bruce Driver, Colin White and Bryce Salvador. To USA Hockey, our Contributors and Supporters, who also play an essential role in our continued success, my genuine appreciation.
Thank you to our Host; the Red Bank Armory. My sincere appreciation to Doug and Leslie Brooks, Willy Brooks, Mark Sabatini and the entire staff for your unyielding assistance and collaboration; nothing was left undone. It was a pleasure working with each of you during our event, and I value the professional courtesy that was extended to me and my staff.
To Anne, my Vice President & Event Director, thank you for your professional integrity, unrelenting work ethic and devotion to the Liberty Bell Games. Your fortitude and tireless efforts, since the inception of the Liberty Bell Games in 2009, has been the catalyst to our success. We look forward to your plans for our 10 th Anniversary!
I must recognize Bill Underwood, Director of Scouting, whose player knowledge is invaluable. With 500+ player applications this year, it's an exceedingly difficult task selecting our 108 players, and this year proved to be an added challenge, as all Applicants were outstanding. The games were competitive and exciting to watch!
To Kevin Fox, Senior Manager of Grassroots & Amateur Hockey Operations, and Thomas Dreisbach, Marketing Coordinator, both with the New Jersey Devils and my staff; Tony Piscotta, Game Day Coordinator; Mike Sheehan, Play-by-Play Announcer and Scouts; Randy Walker, Dan Marshall, Chad Dlugolecki, Matt Moran and Frank Reago, thank you for your dedication and support. I am incredibly honored and proud to work with each of you!
I would also like to acknowledge our team Coaches; George Stetson, Travis Army, Kurt Colling, Keith Dupee, Vincent Sorriento, and Robert Ferraris. Thank you to our Athletic Trainer, Daniel DeShong, and to all Officials for an outstanding job. The collaboration of Tim Holtz, Eugene Binda (Referee’s Crease), and Jim Doyle is also greatly appreciated. Each of you perform a vital role in our event.
Thank you to the Scouts and Coaches from every level that were in attendance.
The focus of the Liberty Bell Games is nothing less than emphasizing our talented players. An integral part of our initiative, first and foremost, is to provide our players with a unique opportunity to be recognized and evaluated by our attending Scouts and Coaches. I would like to commend the 108 players that committed their time, talent and efforts.
Next year, the tentative date for the Liberty Bell Games is June 1-3, 2018. Please continue to visit our website for important updates throughout the year. There will be newly designed exclusive 10 th Anniversary team jerseys, unique giveaways, exciting activities and special guests!
The Application for the 2018 Liberty Bell Games will reopen on January 9, 2018 for players with birth dates 01/02/03. Register early so we may identify our 108 players in a timely manner. Please know that we always strive to make well informed decisions, and the best choices on behalf of our players. If you have any questions, please contact us
We look forward to seeing you in 2018!
Lewis A. Mongelluzzo
President & CEO