Friday, July 27, 2018

Vernon Lakers/Vipers Alumni Mick Named New USA Central Hockey League President:

Former Vernon Lakers-Vernon Vipers forward, Assistant Coach & Head Coach-GM Troy Mick has been named the new president of the USA Central Hockey League.

Mick was recently named a USA Central Hockey League advisor. Mick along with several others held a press conference June 28 2018, announcing Wichita Falls will be getting a team after a one year hiatus. 

The USA CHL will start out as a six-team league with all the teams owned by the same group. Franchises in Rio Grande Valley and Laredo have already been publicized with three more set to be announced in the coming weeks.  

Mick recently parted ways with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks June 8th 2018. Mick had spent the past six seasons with the Silverbacks.

Mick played two seasons with the Vernon Lakers (1984-1986) before leaving the Lakers for the Merritt Warriors. Mick was also an Assistant Coach and in charge of marketing with the Vernon Lakers for two seasons (1993-1995) & spent one season as an Assistant Coach with the Vernon Vipers (1995-1996) before being named the Vipers Head Coach-GM the following season. Mick was Head Coach-GM of the Vipers for four years (1996-2000) before leaving for the Western Hockey League Portland Winterhawks. Mick returned to the Vipers as GM for two seasons (2005-07) before leaving in 2007 to sell real estate in Mexico. Mick was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in round 7 #130 overall at the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.

Troy Mick's Player-Coach Profile:

This was posted on the USACHL website:

Mick named new President

July 23, 2018

Press Release

For Immediate Release

The USA-Central hockey league is proud to announce that Troy Mick has agreed to become the 1st President of the USACHL.  “Troy Mick has a great hockey background and can only make any league stronger,” declared CEO Bill Davidson. “I’ve known Troy for many years and with his vision and leadership, I think we will fast become one of the best development leagues in the world. “I’m honored and excited for this opportunity,” expressed Mick, “and to be part of a new Jr A league is going to be a great experience. The players are going to be playing in state of the art facilities and the communities I have visited so far have been amazing.”

A coach and executive with a wealth of knowledge and experience on and off the ice, Troy joins the organization with over two decades of coaching or managing in the WHL, BCHL, KIJHL and Academy hockey. People will remember Mick from his four years as coach of the BCHL Vernon Vipers where he amassed 146 regular season victories and 2 RBC Cup National Championships. He also won a Jr B national title with Revelstoke. Troy just finished his 5th year as President of the BCHL Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

On the ice as a player he amassed 466 points in 267 games playing for the WHL Portland Winter Hawks and the Regina Pats. Mick sits 13th overall in career points all time in the WHL. He was drafted by Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 7, #130th overall, in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft and signed a 4 year contract.

The USA-Central Hockey League is a “Non-Tuition Jr A Hockey League” based out of the great state of Texas. To be eligible to play in the 2018-2019 USACHL season you must be a 1998, 1999, 2000 or 2001 birth year. The roster size for each team in the league will be a maximum of 23 total players. There are no limits on imports so players from around the world can play in the USACHL and enjoy Junior A Hockey at it’s finest.

The USA-Central Hockey League will hold it’s 1st ever tryout camps Aug 10-12 in Ottawa, Ontario & Aug 17-19 in Chicago, IL. For more information on our upcoming Tryout Camps, please go to the league website at
USACHL 1st ever season kicks off October 26, 2018!
To contact President Troy Mick call 956-369-4844 or

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