only 1 MA player drafted by Islanders. This shows how competitive it gets and this is Tier III Juniors. A few leagues above this. USHL NAHL BCHL
Jeez, your post really sums up the draft. Plenty of MA kids drafted. The Jr Bruins picked up half of the 2001 MMF. SSK went all local as well.
The purpose of the USPHL draft is to keep local kids from having to go to the USHL and instead play junior hockey locally - therefore they took local players.
This is a great start and congratulations to those who were drafted. It is great to be recognized. In the next few years, things will shake out for this league and I am sure they will stake a claim to many of the better players in the area. It will be tough for them to supplant the kids who are ready for the USHL but outside of that league, it may be a nice option for many other players who have options in the NAHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc