By Joshua Boyd / USPHLElite.com
The United States Premier Hockey League and North American Prep Hockey League are proud to announce a cooperative agreement to field North American Prep Hockey League teams at four USPHL Showcase Series events during the 2023-24 season.
The fully Canada-based North American Prep Hockey League teams – all Canadian prep school teams – will face teams from the USPHL Elite conference at the following events: BJB Shootout (Sept. 29-Oct. 1), Hitmen Classic (Oct. 6-8), Islanders Hockey Club Showcase (Nov. 17-19) and Northern Cyclones Showcase (Feb. 9-11, 2024).
The North American Prep Hockey League teams involved include College Universel (Gatineau, Que.), College St-Jean-Vianney/CSJV (Montreal, Que.), Crystal Beach Academy (Fort Erie, Ont.), Le Sommet (Hawkesbury, Ont.), NCHA (Ottawa, Ont.), Sniper Hockey Academy (Toronto, Ont.), Simcoe County Academy (Barrie, Ont.), Somang Hockey (Montreal, Que.), Sparta Academy (Toronto, Ont.), VC Hockey Academy (Laval, Que.) and Wolves Academy (Kanata, Ont.)
“The USPHL is always looking for ways to improve the exposure for the players. After meeting with Anthony Miele, Commissioner of the North American Prep Hockey League, it was very evident we shared the same vision on growing the game and doing what’s best for the player,” said Bob Turow, Commissioner of the USPHL. “This venture will offer all the players new competition and new opportunities. It was an easy decision to join our leagues and offer some highly competitive games.”
“The North American Prep Hockey League is excited for our Canadian teams to be able to go across the border and play some of the finest teams In Junior Hockey,” said Anthony Miele. “After meeting Bob Turow, Commissioner of the USPHL, there was a great feeling that we could be on to something special. Our league has been looking for opportunities south of the Canada-U.S. border and we have found a great match. This will allow scouts and teams to see some new players and options for players to move up the ladder with the USPHL.”