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NCDC Combine in Detroit postponed; Chicago Combine status to be determined

March 25th, 2020

The United States Premier Hockey League announced on March 24 that, due to the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, the originally scheduled NCDC Combine in Detroit (April 10-11) is postponed to a date to be determined. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The NCDC Combine in Chicago (May 1-2) is currently still on as planned, but the USPHL is monitoring…

USPHL contributes massive share of NCAA scoring leaders

March 6th, 2020

After countless hours of research in looking at the top 10 scorers and top goaltenders across all of NCAA hockey, it is obvious that the unique, multi-tiered USPHL Development Model has a large and enviable stamp on the top performers of the college game. The league looked at the backgrounds of all players in the…

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…

Coppola’s Hollywood-inspired start leading USPHL’s Vengeance

January 10th, 2020

The Pittsburgh Vengeance have Disney to thank for one of their most productive forwards. After all, if it hadn’t been for the “Mighty Ducks” franchise of movies, Nicolas Coppola might never have stepped on the ice (or even into a pair of roller blades). The Glendale native credits the films for giving him his early…

Hamilton High grad Murphy succeeding in Maine with USPHL 18U squad

January 9th, 2020

There is a world – and possibly many worlds – of difference between Arizona high school hockey and Midget 18U hockey in New England. Chandler native Patrick Murphy is a worldly kind of young man, so he is happy to experience the best of all of these. After a very successful four-year career at Hamilton…

Phoenix native, Jr. Coyotes product Knies tabbed USHL Forward of the Week

December 31st, 2019

Phoenix native and Tri-City Storm forward Matthew Knies has been named the USHL Forward of the Week for the week ending Dec. 29, 2019. Knies had a huge weekend for the Storm, picking up a pair of three-point games as the Storm got the best of both sides of a home-and-home with the Sioux City…

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…

Scottsdale native, ASU commit, Jr. Coyotes grad Strada selected USHL Forward of the Week

November 13th, 2019

The USHL announced this week that Scottsdale native and Des Moines Buccaneers forward Joey Strada has been named the USHL Forward of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Arizona State University commit and former Jr. Coyote scored five goals in two games against the Tri-City Storm over the weekend, including a four-goal performance on…

Gilbert native, Arizona youth hockey grad Miller assumes captaincy of NCDC’s Jr. Rangers

November 4th, 2019

Reid Miller knows when he’s found a home. After career stops in Michigan and Pennsylvania, Miller has not only hooked on with the Connecticut Jr. Rangers, but he is wearing the captain’s ‘C’ for the tuition-free junior team playing in the USPHL’s National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC). READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “I feel like I…

Scottsdale native Bricker returns to NCDC’s Jr. Islanders

September 30th, 2019

Adam Bricker loves being able to brag about his hometown. He’ll talk up Scottsdale every chance he gets. “I think it’s a great place,” said Bricker, a 2000 birth year forward. “Everywhere I go – every team I’m on – I say I’m from Scottsdale and people know it’s just a really fun place to…