Former CKHA Thoroughbred Matt McElroy is continuing his hockey career by playing Junior hockey for the Evansville Jr Thunderbolts in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). Matt played for the Thoroughbreds 18U Travel team in 2015/2016 as well as Dunbar High School. Through 42 games this year with Evansville Matt has 9 goals and 5 assists.
The NA3HL is one of 6 USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues. Players are either drafted or try-out for teams. The primary mission of the NA3HL is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes who have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League (USHL) and eventually the NCAA or American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
Matt is pictured below with current CKHA players (left to right) Andreah Quammen, Alex Rishel, Cole Bennett, and Logan Richmond