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Goaltender Chris Mc Elroy signs with Palm Beach Hawks…

By Coach Frenchy, 07/12/17, 5:15PM EDT


Palm Beach, FL. (July 12, 2017) A Texan joins the Palm Beach Hawks for the upcoming season. Chris Mc Elroy who played for the Dallas Penguins from mite’s all the way to midget minor. Playing midget major U18 year with the McKinney North stars.  For his North Star year Chris was the only goalie who played 34 games. His stats were 2 shutouts and a 2.42 gaa , with  446 saves for the regular season (most in the league) a sv% of .899. Helping his team finishing their season 3rd in the league.


Chris says: I'm looking forward to taking my game to the next level and developing into a better goalie. What made me sign was the location and coaches, especially the goalie coach Josh Beatty. He believes in me as a goaltender, I look forward to developing my skills with him. How I got signed by the hawks was by my goalie coach in Dallas, Thomas Speer, who is part of a goalie company called elite goalies along with Coach Beatty. Both coaches communicated about me and coach Beatty came out to see me. I signed on the spot which makes me feel very confident as a goaltender.


Coach Beatty: “To be at my first year with the Hawks and recruit Chris for us was huge plus for our team. Since the first time I saw Chris I knew he holds a lot of potential to develop his skills as a goalie. We are all about development here at Palm Beach, and this will be a great fit for Chris.


I know he is going to have a momentous year for us and the key word for him is BE PATIENT. In Junior’s, nothing is about rushing, take the time for details in mastering their skills. We are looking forward to helping guide Chris in reaching his full potential with us next season.”


Welcome to the Hawks CHRIS!!!


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The United States Premier Hockey League (, which operates in 20 of the 50 United States, is the Nation’s largest amateur ice hockey league. The league is comprised of 171 teams representing 61 organizations.  Players in the USPHL are 8 to 21 years of age.   During the previous season, the USPHL had over 300 players advance to the collegiate level; even more advanced to other levels of the game, establishing the USPHL as the foremost producer of player advancement in the United States.