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Scottsdale’s Middendorf heading back to NCAA ranks with Michigan State commitment

December 31st, 2020

Erik Middendorf played the 2018-19 season and part of the 2019-20 season at Colorado College, but decided coming back to junior hockey was the best option last season. Now the captain of the USHL’s Chicago Steel, the 20-year-old Scottsdale native and talented forward will play NCAA Division I hockey once again next fall having committed…

NCAA Division I coaches ‘impressed’ with USPHL Hub City Tampa initiative

December 16th, 2020

Just over a week ago, the United States Premier Hockey League announced its revolutionary Hub City Tampa plans. All NCDC teams, plus select USPHL Premier and USPHL Elite teams, will play games in the Tampa area while living all in one location, Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla. Health and safety is the top priority…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes grad Middendorf takes home weekly USHL honors

December 16th, 2020

The USHL announced today that Chicago Steel forward Erik Middendorf has been named the Forward of the Week. Middendorf, serving this season as the Steel captain, earned his first player of the week award as he hit the century mark in games played. The Scottsdale native and Jr. Coyotes alum registered seven points (two goals,…

USPHL announces hub city concept in Tampa, set to launch in January

December 3rd, 2020

The United States Premier Hockey League is proud to announce its plans to bring teams from across its coast-to-coast footprint – the largest in all of North American Junior Hockey – to Tampa, Florida, for a Hub City concept with the health and wellness of players and staff as a top priority. The USPHL is…

Scottsdale’s Bottrill finds new home in ’20-21 with NCDC’s Kings

November 25th, 2020

The whole world has changed in 2020, but for Ryan Bottrill, the hockey landscape amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led him to find a new home in Foxboro, Mass. “I’ve loved it so far,” said Bottrill, of the South Shore Kings, playing in the Tier II National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC). “Great coaching, great group…

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…