Soooooooo...first rodeo with this thing. From what I just heard, very weak competition with teams made up of players who don't really play regularly with the teams their on? But its free so that's a plus?
Like most summer tournaments you wont know until you get there. Last year was OK. The schedule didn't come out until 3 days before (at least for our team).
Kings were loaded with HS JV kids. Awful “Showcase”
Everything about USPHL becoming a joke. Maine Moose? A Tier 2 program...please tell me RG isnt all about the money!
Tides have turned. Real players not playing in this league anymore.
What happened over at the Kings? They used to be a good full season alternative to HS but now they are struggling to get talent...
Is there a schedule for this thing? It’s not even listed on the usphl website. Cancelled?
To answer the other question real players are playing Prep, Tier1 Elite or ECEL. USPHL went sideways last year and will continue to as they water down. Syracuse going bankrupt, Rockets owner going to jail and program folding, nobody wants to play for Kings, Bandits can’t field a team and Cyclones heading back to ECEL.
Other than that I think the league is doing well!
Get a clue Fed guy.
Clue about what?-ECEL was/is a joke of a league-there were two decent teams in U18 last year-BA and CT. The other teams were awful-Shamrocks? Come on.
It’s called being in tune with the hockey world buddy. Let me guess, you are new to Midget hockey and think the USPHL is still the bomb? The hockey adults are speaking so please just sit and listen, you may learn something...
Where's the schedule?
Exactly what is Showcase about this???
A few 02’s that can’t make Town varsity team playing against 03’s and 04’s???
Go gettum boys!
Does anyone know what teams are in this at the u16 level?
Its unacceptable to taunt the USPHL as a breading ground for NCAA Hockey, then say your having a "Showcase", then not even put the schedule up the week of the "Showcase". Dropped the ball on this one. I had to send the emailed schedule to 2 coaches who are asking about my son and cant tell them who we are playing because all I have are times..Real solid!
Agree that it is annoying that the schedule is not posted. Here is half of the U16 teams:
South Shore Kings
Jersey Shore Whalers
Islanders Baby Blue
Looks like CJR has a second team also. 16 total teams at U16.
First of all if your kid is playing USPH L he’s never going to get noticed and no, no one is going to watch him. Second, if your kid is playing USPHL he must not be that good or you’re an idiot for letting him. A few years ago sure, not now.
Well, still haven't seen a schedule for this "showcase", is this how "showcases" work? I hear there is a U15 division also? Would love to come out an report on any of this but don't know when any team is playing.
Here is your schedule: https://www.usphl.com/schedule/day/league_instance/74620/2018/7/13?subseason=525092&referrer=4300628
Sure he did. Name? Birthyear? Offers from?
Right. Produce evidence or it didn’t happen jocko
Instead you are just a liar. At best your kid is a 21 year old frosh at a low end D3 school if he played USPHL! Sorry he couldn’t make a NAHL or USHL team!
So where should a solid 15/16 year old forward play. If USPHL isn't the answer, then what is. We are going to be faced with this question next year. We are 1 hour 20 minutes from Marlboro, 1 hour from Hartford, CT..I cant seem to find any other options for full season other than the PICS and I hear its not that good. We would probably not get any FA at Prep so that is out of the question.
Got offers but didn’t take them? Right....and he wasn’t asked to go to Michigan, or drafted in USHL or NAHL?
Come on man, get real....
Interesting. There were no Pics kids drafted in the NAHL this year. Nice try.
Solid display of little 04 8 graders, the 03’s who can’t make the cut to make it to Michigan this week and washed up 02’s....
You think 16 year olds are washed up? There’s no development from 16 on? If an 03 at 15 can’t make it to the National Festival, they don’t make the cut? There’s no good players who are not National Festival invitees? So there’s only 10-15 or so quality players each in Mass, NE, NY, NJ/Eastern PA, just to name the neighboring USA Hockey Districts? If an 04 8th grader who doesn’t yet have SS, HS, CC or prep options can play with older players and is given the opportunity to do so, they shouldn’t? For all their ages, we’re still talking about kids. You should look up how much turnover there is from year to year in who is selected from the various districts to the USA Hockey Festival. Around 50%.