USPHL Premier (Tier III Junior)
Founded in 2012, the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) is comprised of 170 teams. Our teams are geographically diverse, ranging from North to South to the Midwest.
The USPHL fields teams in a variety of divisions from Junior to the all-youth Eastern Hockey Federation.
Our Junior Divisions consists of - The National Collegiate Development Conference, (NCDC) which is a unique, tuition-free, Junior hockey division geared toward Division I collegiate development placement and beyond and our Premier and Elite Divisions.
Our Midget Divisions consists of Full-Season 18U, 16U, 15U, EHF Selects Split-Season 18U, 16U and 15U.
Our Youth Divisions include the entire Eastern Hockey Federation and the newly minted EHF South.
The USPHL is uniquely positioned to facilitate a clear path way for players graduating from Bantam who are looking to progress through Midget and Junior Hockey on to college and professional hockey. Each division provides a critical step in the progression to fulfilling a player’s ultimate goal of becoming a collegiate or professional hockey player.
Teams have been selected to participate in specific USPHL divisions based upon geography, strong player pools, rink ownership, financial strength and history of success and integrity at the highest level.
The ultimate goal of the USPHL is to prepare and develop players for college hockey (and beyond) through a tiered development program.
Unlike any other league in North America, within the USPHL it is possible for a player to advance through an organization starting at mites and ending in junior hockey.
The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL), which operates in 17 of the 50 United States, is the Nation’s largest amateur ice hockey league. The league is comprised of 170 teams. Players in the USPHL are 8 to 21 years of age. Overall, the USPHL has had over 2,500 players advance to the collegiate level; and even more have advanced to other levels of the game.