Palm Beach, FL. Hometown Donald Tuckwood from Wellington Florida signs with the Hawks for the 2017-18 season. At 5’7 & 135 lbs, center/winger, another local senior in high school, is staying in the Hawks hockey program. Tuckwood states, “For me it is about progression and development. Two years ago I was a Midget A, but it’s amazing the way my hard work is developing me as a hockey player. I’m feeling extremely fortunate to be with great coaches and getting another opportunity to play under Coach Frenchy. He helped me a lot two years ago. It’s all new moving up to Junior’s, but I’m very excited to be in the USPHL and I will do my best to learn and develop with as a valuable teammate.”
Coach Frenchy: “Donald is very coachable. He came from nowhere. Two years ago he did not understand the game the way he needed to. The fact he had the drive to learn so much and study the game has developed his next level of play. Now he is a hockey player that knows about the system the X‘s and O’s during practice! Being coachable and he knowing one’s role inside of his team, makes this an easy addition. Extremely proud of this young man, the way he is today! He is one of those players’s proving each day everything is possible if you work hard and master your craft. The coaching staff and I are excited to have Donald joining us next season. I know what Donald can do for us but, also what potential lies within him as a player.
Welcome to the Hawks DONALD!!!
Hockey in Paradise!
The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL.com), 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.