Jordon Stone - Bethel University, NCAA Div. III Men's Hockey | Utah Grizzlies, ECHL
“Playing for the Outliers surpassed my expectations. I felt like I elevated my game in one season more than I have my whole career. The tools given to me by the coaching staff were invaluable. I am also grateful for how hard the coaching staff worked to make contact with so many different NCAA schools. It was nice to have choices on where I could play and find the best fit for myself from an athletic and academic perspective. I am eager to step into the college hockey scene and continuing my pursuit of obtaining a degree and advancing to professional hockey."
Oscar Wahlgren - Currie College, NCAA Div. III Men's Hockey
"The Outliers are a top-notch organization. I had a blast during my two years with the team and I feel I developed both as a goalie and as a person. The hard work that everyone dedicated to the team made my experience amazing. I am grateful for my coaches, billets, and teammates and all the support that was given to me. I’m thrilled I chose to play for the Outliers!"
Benji Mickel - Gustavus Adolphus College, NCAA Div. III Men's Hockey
"My experience playing for the Outliers was top notch. The program provided me with an elite training environment built on outstanding ownership, coaches and facilities. The 8,000 square foot training center was awesome as it gave me access to strength training, speed work, hockey development and film study. The staff created an excellent leadership team that went above and beyond to develop and care for the players. I will be forever grateful to the the program and my teammates. I am a better player having had the opportunity to train with other elite players and I am thankful for the the lifelong friendships I made in my two years with the team."
Jake Hagstrom - Saint Mary's University, NCAA Div. III Men's Hockey
“Playing for the Outliers has helped me tremendously in developing as a hockey player and a person. The coaching staff, training facilities and practices are everything a player could want. Playing under the leadership of Coach Taylor and McCloskey have been the best thing for my career and I am so glad I made the decision to play in Utah.”
Nick Ness - Concordia College, NCAA Men's Div III Hockey
“After starting my final season of Junior hockey with the Janesville Jets of the NAHL, I transferred over to play for the Outliers. I was immediately impressed with the Outliers culture and how professional the program operated. Our team had its own training center, locker rooms, team bus, support staff and amazing ownership. The team is treated first-class in all aspects of the program and the coaching and training I received was outstanding.”
Brandon Krumpschmid - Trine University, NCAA Men’s Div III Men's Hockey
“Playing for the Outliers helped me immensely as a hockey player and a person. The program combines a winning culture with a serious focus on advancing its players to college and pro hockey. The coaches really care about you as a player and a person and look out for your best interest. Playing for the Outliers isn’t just being part of a team, its' being part of a family.”
Zak Albers - Bethel University, NCAA Men's Div III Hockey
“My time playing for the Outliers allowed me to elevate my game to the next level. This program is centered around strong values and life lessons which makes the experience more than just playing on a junior hockey team. The entire coaching staff understands the value of developing young men into better people which translates into better hockey players. I want to thank the Outliers program for helping me reach my goal of playing NCAA hockey."
Gianni Vitali - Marian University, NCAA Men's Div III Hockey
“I enjoyed my time in Utah, everyone in the organization was amazing from the ownership to the coaching staff. They truly care about every player and the training and grind every day definitely improved me as a player. I was very well coached and loved by everyone associated with the program. I believe I made the right choice in playing there when I did.”
Matt Bartel - Liberty University, ACHA Div 1 Men's Hockey
"After having played two years in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, I was unsure about coming to Utah. However, my experience with the Utah Outliers turned out to be the best year of my junior hockey career. My teammates were the closest group of guys I have ever played with. The coaching staff helped me transform into an offensive player and took an interest in my career, helping me reach my goal of playing college hockey. I was excited to have multiple offers from different NCAA schools but I just felt Liberty was a perfect fit for me. Any player who chooses to be part of the Outliers organization will receive top end coaching and phenomenal training. It was great to play for a group of coaches who cared not only about the success of the team but also in the individual success of each player. I am very grateful to have been a part of the Utah Outliers."
Jake Papesh - Bethel University, NCAA Div III Men's Hockey
"After spending two years in the NOJHL and going to endless NAHL camps each summer, I decided to become an Outlier in beautiful Salt Lake City. I was unsure what to expect playing in Utah. I am glad to say that going to play for the Outliers was one of the best decisions of my life. The training center where the team workouts every day is one of the best in all of Junior hockey. This is paired with an hour and a half of intense on-ice practice each day. These two things do not make a great Junior team though. What makes the Outliers is the team’s unbelievable staff. Coach Taylor and his staff truly do everything they can to help you succeed and move you onto the next level. Coach Taylor is continuously trying to make all of his players better as he spends hours looking over game film and showing us the areas of our game that are growing and still need improving. Without this coaching staff I would not have had so many offers to play NCAA hockey. From the ownership to the coaches, this is a first class organization and I am happy to have had the opportunity to play here."
Kaeden Meuer - Post University, NCAA Div II Men's Hockey
"My experience with the Utah Outliers was one that I will never forget from the coaching staff and billets to my great teammates. The coaches were really a class act and cared a lot about my personal development. The training in Utah was very intense everyday and really challenged me both physically and mentally. The facilities are excellent and better than a lot of college programs I have visited. Lastly, my teammates were unbelievable guys, full of heart and dedication. I am honored that I was part of the Outliers program as it was everything I could have hoped for and more. I will continue to use the life lessons and winning principles I learned here and take them with me as I move on to college."
Chris Schutz – UMass Lowell, NCAA Div. 1 Men's Hockey
"Paul Taylor has been one of the most influential coaches of my career. His training methods were everything that I needed to get to the next level. His philosophy on training and development really helped me to gain more confidence in my game. Not only does he help you with on-ice and off-ice skills, but he also instills good traits to help you become a more complete person as well as a complete player. He really cares for his players and I had a great time playing for him.”
Blake Box – United States Military Academy, Army Black Knights, NCAA Div. 1 Men’s Hockey
“I spent many years playing for Paul Taylor and owe much of my hockey and personal development to his coaching and mentor-ship. His emphasis on on-ice and off-ice training gave me a strong edge over my competition. Through his connections, Coach Taylor set me up with a Junior A hockey team and helped me put myself in a position to play Div. I hockey. Coach Taylor has also played an intricate part in helping form my character and teach me the proper mindset to be an elite athlete.”
Austin Azurdia – University of Alaska Anchorage, NCAA Div. 1 Men’s Hockey
“Playing for Paul Taylor were some of the most impactful years of my career. I came to play for him with the hopes of becoming a Div. I hockey player, and he gave me the tools to achieve that dream. I owe Coach Taylor a lot of credit for helping me reach my goal of becoming a college hockey player and growing as a person as well.”
Johnnie Searfoss – University of Nebraska Omaha, NCAA Div. 1 Men’s Hockey
“Paul Taylor has been the most influential person on my hockey career. He has worked with me since I started playing hockey at ten years old. His passion, knowledge and love for the game is second to none. What separates Paul from most coaches is his work ethic and drive to get his players to reach their full potential. His knowledge is extensive in all aspects of the game: on-ice training, dryland, nutrition, team systems and strategy.”
Thomas Nitsche – University of Western Michigan, NCAA Div. 1 Men’s Hockey
“Playing for Paul Taylor was a great opportunity for my development, both athletically and personally. Paul explained his philosophy and then mapped out a path for me that proved to be everything he said it would be. The high intensity on-ice practices and the creative off-ice training along with the attention to detail as it related to nutrition, mental and personal development was outstanding on every front. The supervision, discipline and mentorship I received was also everything I had hoped for. Paul’s influence didn’t stop there as he worked feverishly in the background to make sure his players secured a favorable destination to continue their development. In my case, coach Taylor made the personal connection that led me to play in the BCHL and reach my goal of earning a Div 1 scholarship. A great deal of credit goes to Coach Taylor and we thank him for all his dedication and his unique approach to player development. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone with hockey development ambitions of any kind.”
Bryan Siersma – University of Huntsville-Alabama, NCAA Div. 1 Men’s Hockey
After playing for Paul Taylor, I cannot think of a better coach I had in my hockey career. PT’s passion and knowledge for the game and commitment to developing each and every player is second to none, in my opinion. The strict training program he puts all of his players through every day is proven to get results when it comes game time and is proven to give you the tools you will need to reach the next level. The skills, energy level, and mindset that Paul demanded every time we entered the locker room helped me achieve my goal of playing at the NCAA level. I credit PT, and his assistant coaches for those years of Junior and for everything that my hockey career developed into. Paul helped me grow and mature as a person and challenged me both physically and mentally to reach my highest potential."
Brandon Unser – Milwaukee School of Engineering, NCAA Div. III Men’'s Hockey
“I couldn’t have asked for a better coach to play my Junior hockey career with. Paul Taylor is the best coach I have had the opportunity to play for. His preparation for training, practice, and games puts every player in a prime opportunity to succeed. He has a proven track record for preparing players for the next level. Coach Taylor comes to the rink with a focus and purpose that motivates his players to push themselves and be the best player they could be each and every day. His ability to teach the game is second to none."
Michael Baldwin – Marian University, NCAA Div. III Men’s Hockey
"Paul Taylor was one of the most influential coaches I have ever played for. He is a players coach, meaning that he pushes every player to be their best, but also understands the importance of training intelligently. Tactically, he knows how to make ‘real-time’ adjustments that without a doubt helped us win some big games. The off-ice training was the most demanding program I’ve been apart of as it pushes each individual out of their comfort zone and I still currently use many of the training techniques today. PT has been one of the only coaches to consistently devote on-ice time to player skill development because he truly cares about the success of each player and wants the best for everyone on and off the ice. I would recommend any player wanting to play at the highest levels to play for PT.”
Connor Enciso – Milwaukee School of Engineering, Div. 3 Men’s Hockey
“If you want to advance your hockey career, then Paul Taylor is the coach for you. Our team led the league in almost every statistical category and only got better as the season went on. Development is the most important thing to PT and he made it a priority every single day. Many of us who played for him advanced to play NCAA hockey and others went to higher levels of junior in the USHL, BCHL and NAHL. PT’s training is the best in the business and his on-ice development helped each player excel in their position and the off-ice training helped us become elite athletes. I wouldn’t be playing NCAA hockey if it wasn’t for PT taking a chance on me.”
Sam Akins– Gustavus Adolphus College, NCAA Div. III Men’s Hockey
“Playing for Paul Taylor inspired a level of commitment unparalleled in Junior hockey. From day one, PT established a high standard and accepted nothing less from his players. The combination of on and off-ice training played a huge role in my development and preparation for NCAA hockey. PT worked tirelessly to make sure his team was ready for any opponent and would have his players prepared in every way possible. His knowledge of the game is top notch and his coaching style demands the most from players, preparing them for the next level.”
Richard Bohan – Worcester State University, Div. 3 Men's Hockey
“Playing for Paul Taylor was the greatest hockey experience I’ve ever had. The amount of intensity and professionalism expected from his players on and off the ice was second to none in the nation. It was also the most fun I’ve ever had as a player, coming to the rink everyday with a group of guys as determined and focused as our coach, made practice a blast. The amount of improvement I had playing for Paul was staggering and it definitely prepared me for college hockey.”
PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY PLAYER ADVANCEMENT:
Jacob Wanstrom - Tegs SK, Hockey Club - HockeyEttan
"My junior experience with the Utah Outliers was amazing. The ownership, coaches, billet families and my teammates made my time in Utah very memorable. The way the team operates is very professional and the training facilities are awesome. The coaches really push the players because of how much they believe in them and work very hard to help advance them to higher levels. Coming from Sweden, I had never played with a group of players that were so close and committed to each other. Playing for the Outliers was the true meaning of what it means to be part of a team."
Viktor Tyutchenko - Mariupol, Ukraine Hockey Super League
“Playing for the Outliers was a great experience. My skills and hockey sense improved greatly. I was very impressed with the coaching, training, and professionalism of the organization. I am happy they helped me get a professional contract with a team in the USA.”
Viktor Burman - Surahammars IF Sweden - HockeyEttan
“My experience in Salt Lake City was excellent. I really liked the city and playing for the team. I had a great billet family that treated me as if I was a part of the family. The organization is really serious with training, preparation, nutrition, and video analysis. They have very professional facilities so you could practice everything you need to become a better player. I only have good things to say about my time with the Outliers and wish I came to the team earlier so I could have spent more than one season with the club.”
Alex & Filip Puurunen - Sollefteå Hockey Club - HockeyEttan
“We had a great time playing with the Outliers organization. We were impressed with the level of hockey ... and it was a great opportunity to experience life in the USA. Everything with the Outliers was first class and we are both very happy we made the decision to play for the team. Our game improved a lot over the course of the season and has helped grow our confidence to be more effective professional players.”
Oskar Ancitis - HK Dinaburga - Latvia
“I loved playing for the Outliers hockey club and living in Salt Lake City, Utah. The coaches helped me in so many ways to improve my game and teach me what it takes to be a professional player. Not only did the coaches help my skills but they also worked very hard to help me receive a professional contract so I could continue playing the game I love.”
Vlad Buyanov - HK MSK Ziar nad Hronom, Slovakia Hockey League 2
"Playing for the Outliers was a great experience for me. I came to the team from playing in Russia and was struggling with my confidence in becoming an elite player. I arrived to the team and was warmly received and treated very well. I began their training program with lots of practice and off-ice training that helped me improve tremendously. Playing on this team under the leadership of the coaches has allowed me to continue playing hockey at the professional level in Europe. I will always remember my time with the Outliers with a smile and all my great teammates."