The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) is an American ice hockey league. Founded in 2012, the USPHL has over 80 organizations from across the USA from Maine to Florida to the Midwest California to Washington Srtate, fielding teams in the NCDC. Premier, Elite, 18U, 16U and 16U Development Divisions. The NCDC Division is the top Tier of the USPHL League structure. The Premier and Elite Divisions are Tier III Junior Leagues. The 18U, 16U, and 16U Development Divisions are Tier I youth hockey divisions.
The USPHL is uniquely positioned to facilitate a clear pathway for players graduating from Bantam looking to progress through Midget and Junior Hockey on to college and pro hockey. The USPHL will operate with 5 divisions – NCDC Premier,and Elite at the Junior Level and 16U and 18U at the Midget level. Each division provides a 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. Presently, the USPHL membership consists of 80 members fielding over 100 teams with a geographic reach that spans the entire USA.
The USPHL aims to prepare and develop players for college hockey and beyond with a tiered development structure in accordance with USA Hockey’s American Development model. Unlike any other league in North America, it is possible for a player to advance through an organization starting at mites and ending in junior hockey. Given that eleven USPHL clubs sponsor midget and junior teams, a player can begin working with junior coaches once he enters the U16 age group, furthering his development as he prepares for college hockey.
The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL.com), which operates across the United States, is the nation’s largest amateur ice hockey leagues. The league is comprised of 100 teams representing 80 organizations. Over the past two years, the USPHL has seen over 350 of its players advance to the collegiate level and numerous others advance to the professional levels. As a result, The USPHL has been recognized as one of the top developmental leagues in the nation for midget and junior hockey.