The United States Premier Hockey League is excited to announce that the USPHL Premier and USPHL Elite National Championship tournaments will take place March 24-29, 2022.
Round-robin games take place for all teams March 24-26 at Cyclones Arena in Hudson, N.H. The Quarterfinals for the USPHL Premier and Semifinals for the USPHL Elite will take place March 27 at Cyclones Arena.
The Semifinals and the Championship games for the USPHL Premier and the Championship Game for the USPHL Elite will be held at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., on March 28 and 29.
The National Championships will see fields of 16 teams for the USPHL Premier and eight teams for the USPHL Elite Division.
Playoffs in the USPHL Premier and USPHL Elite divisions begin the weekend of March 6 and will conclude for all divisions by the weekend of March 20 to determine the 24 total teams that will make the trip to Nationals.
For the Premier Nationals, there will be four pools of four teams apiece, with the top two teams from each group moving on to Quarterfinals, and the winners of the Quarterfinals facing each other in the Semifinals. Winners of those semifinal games will play in the National Championship Game. All of the Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Championship games in both divisions are single elimination, winner-take-all contests.
On the Elite side, two groups of four teams will hit the ice in the round robin, with two top teams emerging from each of those pools to play in the Semifinals. The winners of the Semifinals will also compete in a winner-take-all National Championship Game.
To learn more about the Premier and Elite playoffs, including Nationals, visit:
The USPHL Elite Championship Game will take place on March 28 at Merrimack College, followed one day later by the USPHL Premier Championship Game on March 29.
Watch USPHL.com and The Dan K Show in the run-up to March as we break down who’s making playoffs, who’s hot and much more fun all the way to and through March 29!