The more significant point here is that why would any even decent 03 play USPHL FS 16 instead of finding a good half season team and then play HS or Prep?? The obvious answer is 99% of them couldn't do the latter. The good half season teams don't want those kids and they can't play prep or most good HS teams. So they're left with low level FS 16.
I'd say just have fun, play on an convenient half season team and grind it out on your HS team or JV prep and call it a career. It should be a fun activity at this point. Their not going to play college hockey or even anything past 2 years of Tier 3 juniors. Why bother spending $8,500 plus another $5-7K in expenses to play what amounts to JV or low level MIAA hockey anyway.. I don't get it. The Kings, Bandits, Jr. Bruins thank you for your patronage..
Wow. Someone likes to hang at the DUX VFW....
ALL local USPL teams would beat any town HS.