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Re: USPHL Schedule

Good post, but long.

Responding to last 2 posters.

If 03 or big, good 04, then yes, USPHL u16 a good 1 year option. If an 02, forget about it. No chance at heading to prep after this year. Enjoy the local weak talent and the last year or two of your son’s hockey experience. If playing USPHL at u18 level then you are just a sucker...T1EL, NAPHL or even ECEL has better record of promoting players. Travel stinks but at u16 if you are not headed to Midwest a few times a year you are not getting the best return on your tuition. Anyone can stay local and thump the USPHL teams. Unfortunately even the Syracuse and Rochester teams now stink losing all talent to Rochester Coalition, Regals and Jr Sabres.

Locally, mostly leagues equal. Key is:

1. Ice time - amount, access to, # practices, skills, off-ice, # games (70+) and # lines on team
2. Coaching
3. Out of league games/tourneys against national talent pool
4. Exposure
5. Org connections and validation by hockey world

There are 3 FS orgs locally that are truly connected. Lovell being #1, Jr Bruins #2, Islanders were #3. Kings used to be in mix but haven’t been in last few years since SH left. The #3 spot will probably be up for the grabs as it is well known in the coaching community at the college ranks that they are basically boycotting RG with this USPHL separation from USA hockey and him forcing the Merrimack coach out. Plus, he’s a donkey and arrogant to deal with so very much on the outside per most college coaches. If you want your kid to play local college hockey, run from him as he will not get a real look anymore because of RG, especially at Merrimack.

Re: USPHL Schedule

Good comments, very insightful and accurate. I suspect that there will be some 02’s playing USPHL who go prep after this season, just as there were a number of 01’s who went prep after last season. Probably more 03’s (and maybe even 04’s) than 02’s as a percentage who go prep after this season.

Re: USPHL Schedule

None on the local teams

Re: USPHL Schedule

2 Weeks before start of season and no schedules for U18 or U16 Teams.. hows your season planning going? Suckers.

Re: USPHL Schedule

Anon
2 Weeks before start of season and no schedules for U18 or U16 Teams.. hows your season planning going? Suckers.
Sorry the U18, U16, U15 Divisions got cut

Re: USPHL Schedule

Anon
2 Weeks before start of season and no schedules for U18 or U16 Teams.. hows your season planning going? Suckers.
Midgets isn't youth hockey, looks like you haven't made the leap yet. We have our schedule, but through the team. If I were you, I'd complain to the GM that you don't have yours. He'll appreciate hearing from you.

Season planning? Take it week to week, game to game or you'll drive yourself crazy.

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anon
Anon
2 Weeks before start of season and no schedules for U18 or U16 Teams.. hows your season planning going? Suckers.
Midgets isn\'t youth hockey, looks like you haven\'t made the leap yet. We have our schedule, but through the team. If I were you, I\'d complain to the GM that you don\'t have yours. He\'ll appreciate hearing from you.

Season planning? Take it week to week, game to game or you\'ll drive yourself crazy.
Well, second year Midget in another league and we had our U15, U16 schedules 2 weeks ago. 25 minute longer drive than USPHL team but well worth it.
Midgets still need rides to practice and games and when you travel for work it helps knowing what the next few months is going to be like. Get it?

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I get the guy saying "1 day at a time, its not youth hockey" but if they posted the NCDC, Premiere an Elite schedules already I too would be a little annoyed at no U18, U16, U15 schedules posted.

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Sorry your kid plays in the USPHL in the first place

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Anon
Sorry your kid plays in the USPHL in the first place
What about the second place..are you sorry in the second place?

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Another day and still no schedule. Hey, maybe your coach can set-up some scrimmages with all the other teams with no schedule. Sorry your league cut everyone. In all seriousness, I would be very concerned that everyone is saying "The league is just finalizing a few things" like how many teams don't have enough kids to make a team.

Re: USPHL Schedule

anon
Another day and still no schedule. Hey, maybe your coach can set-up some scrimmages with all the other teams with no schedule. Sorry your league cut everyone. In all seriousness, I would be very concerned that everyone is saying "The league is just finalizing a few things" like how many teams don't have enough kids to make a team.
I checked the 16U Jr Bruins schedule, because it's online. Labor Day tournament, Jay Peak tournament, off, BJB Shootout. That's like, at least 12 - 15 games and could be 18+ games in 24 days. Plus 10 practices. Oh, and school. And a life.

First league game could be in October. So, what's the rush?