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Tempe’s Hedquist wraps USPHL career, commits to NCAA D-III Gustavus Adolphus

August 17th, 2020

Kohl Hedquist grew up in Tempe, playing youth hockey for the Jr. Coyotes and Arizona Bobcats along the way. The past two seasons, he skated for the Hampton Roads Whalers, winning a USPHL Premier national championship in 2018-19. After another solid season in 2019-20, Hedquist will move on to college hockey in the fall after…

NCDC Detroit Combine features two exciting days of hockey

August 5th, 2020

Two fun and fast-paced days of hockey came to a close with the end of the 2020 NCDC Detroit Combine, which was held July 30-31 at Fraser Hockeyland in Fraser, Mich., home of the Metro Jets. The Combine featured 160 players ranging in birth years from 2000 to 2004. The Combine, originally scheduled for April…

USPHL postpones NCDC Detroit Combine to July 30-31 in Fraser, Mich.

June 19th, 2020

The United States Premier Hockey League has announced that the 2020 NCDC Detroit Combine has been postponed by just over a month to July 30-31, but still remaining at Fraser Hockeyland in Fraser, Mich. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE This announcement has been made due to Michigan state restrictions on the opening of ice rink facilities….

USPHL announces rescheduled dates for 2020 NCDC Combines

May 10th, 2020

The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) and its Tier II tuition-free National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC) has announced its rescheduled dates for the 2020 Combine Series. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Chicago Combine will take place June 13-14, and the Detroit Combine will take place June 25-26. The Chicago Combine will be held at…

NAHL announces rescheduled dates for 2020 NAHL Combines

April 28th, 2020

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce the rescheduled dates for the 2020 Combines, which are now open for registration. The NAHL Combines are driven by the North American Hockey League and operated by the NAHL’s professional staff in order to serve the most valuable asset to hockey… the players. READ OUR…

Tempe native Hedquist commits to NCAA Division III Gustavus Adolphus

April 26th, 2020

Hampton Roads Whalers forward Kohl Hedquist has committed to NCAA Division III Gustavus Adolphus College. Gustavus Adolphus is located in St. Peter, Minn., and competes in the MIAC. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Hedquist, in his second season with the USPHL’s Whalers, posted 16 points in 43 games on nine goals and seven assists, while also…

USPHL’s financial strength underwrites unique cradle to college hockey model

April 23rd, 2020

The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) will approach its eighth season of operations with the same mission as when it opened play in 2013: to provide the best hockey development model within a framework that maximizes exposure to college hockey coaches. The USPHL will continue its player development success long after the present-day coronavirus/COVID-19…

USPHL adds nine new West Coast member organizations for 2020-21 season

April 17th, 2020

The United States Premier Hockey League will span the entire continental United States in 2020-21. The USPHL is welcoming the Fresno Monsters, San Diego Sabers, Anaheim Avalanche, Utah Outliers, Southern Oregon Spartans, Las Vegas Thunderbirds, Pueblo Bulls, Ogden Mustangs and Northern Colorado Eagles. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The new teams give the USPHL Premier Division…

Jr. Coyotes, Bobcats alum Masella completes WHL run, commits to Canadian university Carleton

April 14th, 2020

After five seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL), Phoenix native Jeremy Masella is moving on to Canadian university hockey. The Jr. Coyotes and Arizona Bobcats graduate committed recently to play for Carleton University, a USports school located in Ottawa, Ont. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Masella will join the Ravens after time in the WHL…

Phoenix native, Jr. Coyotes grad Kastelic signs entry-level NHL deal with Ottawa

April 9th, 2020

Calgary Hitmen forward and captain Mark Kastelic is off to the pros, signing a three-year, entry-level contract today with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators. The 21-year-old Phoenix native was selected by the Senators in the fifth round (125th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “We are very excited for Mark as today…