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2020 NCDC Combines coming to Detroit, Chicago

February 18th, 2020

The United States Premier Hockey League, and its tuition-free National Collegiate Development Conference, are proud to announce their 2020 NCDC Combines, set to take place in Detroit, Mich. (April 10-11) and Chicago, Ill. (May 1-2). These Combines will feature guaranteed scouting opportunities by coaches from the USPHL’s Tier-2 tuition-free National Collegiate Development Conference, along with…

Manhattan Beach native, Jr. Kings product Brisson tabbed USHL Forward of the Week

January 23rd, 2020

Chicago Steel forward Brendan Brisson has been named the USHL Forward of the Week for the week ending Jan. 19, 2020. Brisson came up big for the Steel in a weekend sweep of the Omaha Lancers. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE On Friday night, the University of Michigan commit assisted on an equalizing tally from fellow…

Huntington Beach native, Jr. Kings, Jr. Ducks alum Haar garners weekly NAHL award

January 22nd, 2020

Aberdeen Wings forward Cooper Haar has been named the NAHL’s Central Division Star of the Week for the week ending Feb. 9, 2020. The 20-year-old Haar helped his team widen their lead atop the Central Division with a weekend home sweep of the Minot Minotauros. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Cooper has been an added difference…

Jr. Ducks grad Rashkovsky bringing Thunder for NCDC team

January 22nd, 2020

After carving his hockey teeth in the Golden State, Los Angeles native Nick Rashkovsky is honing his craft on the East Coast. A member of the Anaheim Jr. Ducks AAA program until his Midget Major season, the 2000 birth year moved on to play his final two seasons of high school at Vermont Academy, a…

Rancho Palos Verdes native Park helping NCDC’s Cyclones to season-long success

January 10th, 2020

It’s a bit unusual when a first-place team, undefeated in regulation, has put a target on your team’s back. However, that was the situation going into a Dec. 7 game when the Northern Cyclones took on the 21-0-1-1 Jersey Hitmen in the resumption of NCDC league play. Why would the Hitmen be so keen to…

Santa Monica native, Titans, Jr. Gulls, Jr. Ducks grad Salem tabbed NAHL Defenseman of the Month

January 7th, 2020

Topeka Pilots defenseman Luc Salem had a big month of December, helping his team to a 6-1-1 record during the month on the way to being named the NAHL Defenseman of the Month. The Santa Monica native and California Titans (NAPHL) grad recorded nine points in eight games during the month on three goals and…

Jr. Sharks grads Adams, McKown decide on NCAA Division I destinations

January 6th, 2020

Brian Adams and Hunter McKown each grew up in California and after rounding out their overall games with the San Jose Jr. Sharks, are now leaving their respective marks in junior hockey. Both of them also used the month of November to make their NCAA Division I commitments for the 2020-21 season, with Adams deciding…

Brisson, Groll represent California, USA in world event

December 23rd, 2019

Neither Brendan Brisson nor Josh Groll will blow you away physically. Neither stands even six feet nor weighs more than a cup of coffee over 180 pounds. Yet put them in skates, and stature goes out the window. Given the starts they’ve had to their junior seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and…

USPHL makes grade with 1,200 grads on college rosters

November 29th, 2019

The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL), with its unparalleled multi-tiered development model, continues to be the perfect starting point towards a college hockey career. Research tracking the whereabouts of former USPHL players shows that there are more than 1,200 college hockey players who developed their on- and off-ice skills anywhere from the USPHL Midget…

Coto de Caza native, Jr. Ducks, SMCHS product Selanne tabbed NA3HL South Division Star of the Week

November 28th, 2019

Coto de Caza native and Texas Brahmas forward Leevi Selanne has been named the NA3HL’s South Division Star of the Week for the week ending Dec. 1, 2019. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE After snapping a seven-game point streak on Nov. 24, Selanne responded with six points in a three-game set against the Louisiana Drillers as…