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By coach Frenchy, 07/19/17, 2:45PM EDT


Palm Beach, FL. (JULY 18, 2017) Austin Atwell; born 1997 in Destin FL, today stands at 5”11 & 180 lbs. Plays both defense and offense, Austin has chosen to sign with a “home state team” the Hawks, for the 2017 – 18 season.


Austin Atwell wants you to know he is a native of Destin, FL., grew up here playing inline hockey at the age of 3. While traveling 1 ½ hours to play inline hockey we discovered there was ice only an hour away! So, I played ice hockey ever since. Playing house league hockey all the way up until I was 16. I played AA in Birmingham Alabama then the next year I played AAA for the Atlanta Fire. After that; coach Babineau took a chance on me to play the junior level in Dallas. With challenging work and determination, I did make it on the roster, not plying as much as I wanted to but that only made me work harder. I can be effective at defense or forward. As a hardnose defenseman, I can score and through instinct be an enforcer when needed as well.




Coach Don: “Austin will be a good asset for the Hawk's this season. His work ethic is second to none, he wants to be a better player every time he steps on the ice! With junior experience, we expect Austin to be a leader on and off the ice. Austin has played out of state the past two seasons and is happy to finish his junior carrier in his home state of Florida."


Welcome to the Hawks Austin!!!


Paradise in Hockey…


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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.