NCDC Alumni Profiles: San Jose Sharks’ Collin Graf

Action Photos Courtesy of The San Jose Sharks    By Joshua Boyd / NCDCHockey.com   The summer is upon us, and former NCDC standout, two-time Hobey Baker Top 10 finalist and two-time All-American Collin Graf is working towards what he hopes is a long 2024-25 season in the National Hockey League.  Graf played in 191 […]

2024 NHL Development Camps Feature More Than 50 Players with USPHL Ties

BOSTON, MA – July 9, 2024 – The United States Premier Hockey League has had another fantastic summer, both in terms of success at the NHL Entry Draft and the traditional NHL Development Camps that are held in late June and early July each season. This year, with 56 alumni of the USPHL itself and […]

Eight Players With USPHL Ties Selected In 2024 NHL Entry Draft

The United States Premier Hockey League is pleased to announce that eight players with USPHL ties were selected in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft, held June 28-29, 2024, at The Sphere in Las Vegas, Nev. This includes alumni of the league itself plus alumni of its member organizations.  The USPHL, with two junior alumni selected, […]

Buffalo Sabres Draft Former Las Vegas Defenseman Brunet

The United States Premier Hockey League congratulates former Las Vegas Thunderbirds (now Henderson Force) defenseman Simon-Pier Brunet for being drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft. Brunet was selected in the fourth round, 123rd overall. The USPHL Premier is the only Tier III junior hockey league in the United States with […]

Ottawa Senators Draft Former Rockets HC Forward Blake Montgomery

The National Collegiate Development Conference congratulates former Rockets Hockey Club player Blake Montgomery on being selected by the Ottawa Senators with the 117th pick in the fourth round of the 2024 NHL Entry Draft. Montgomery became the 18th player to play in the NCDC and be drafted by an NHL team, which puts the NCDC […]

Jersey Hitmen Alum Stolarz Lifts Stanley Cup With Florida Panthers

The Jersey Hitmen were thrilled to see one of their pre-USPHL alumni win the Stanley Cup with the Florida Panthers on Monday, June 24. Former Hitmen goalie Anthony Stolarz was a member of the 2010-11 Jersey Hitmen team in the former Empire Junior Hockey League (a precursor to the current USPHL Elite conference). Stolarz joined the […]

Arizona Coyotes Sign Rockets Hockey Club, Quinnipiac Alum Sam Lipkin

Sam Lipkin became the second former NCDC player and former Quinnipiac University player and National Champion to sign an NHL contract on April 4. Lipkin, who played with the Rockets Hockey Club in 2020-21, signed with the Arizona Coyotes, who had selected him in 2021 NHL Entry Draft. That year, Lipkin was on of three […]

San Jose Sharks Sign Former Junior Bruin, Hobey Baker Top 10 Finalist Collin Graf

The San Jose Sharks officially reported the signing of former Boston Junior Bruins standout Collin Graf to a standard, entry level contract on April 4. The contract will begin immediately for the 2023-24 season. “Graf has excelled at the collegiate level, finishing as a Hobey Baker Top-10 finalist for the last two seasons,” said Grier, […]

Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour Drops First Puck at Jr. Canes Elite Banner Raising, Opener

All photos by Katelyn Alumbaugh / Carolina Jr. Hurricanes   By Joshua Boyd / USPHLElite.com   The Carolina Jr. Hurricanes welcomed a very special guest for their 2023-24 Home Opener on Sept. 9, as the Elite Jr. Canes raised their 2023 National Championship banner ahead of puck drop. The Ceremonial Puck Drop was taken by […]