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Is Tier III the path to Tier II Ice Hockey?

What is the best path to Tier II or how can I get into Tier II? This is one of the most common questions asked when somebody contacts me. There is not one best answer. For every player there is a different path. Of course, the stats show you where most of the Tier II players come from. But, as mentioned before, it’s not the complete answer. [continue reading…]

USA Junior Hockey Tier III – do your homework!

Tier III Hockey (pay to play leagues) in the US is offered all over the USA. There are 7 leagues with a total of 171 teams (number at the beginning of the season). Before you send the first check to a team you better make sure you did your homework about the league and the team you will be playing for. Not all leagues and teams are the same! [continue reading…]

Changing Landscape in US Junior Hockey!

 

In September 2017 another new tuition-free, Tier II, league will mark their inaugural season. This will add another 12 teams to the current two free to play leagues, the USHL and NAHL resulting in about 300 additional no fee roster spots. The new League is the National Collegiate Development Conference – NCDC, located in the Northeast.
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Which is the best Tier III US Hockey League?

Tier III LogosThis is a question which is put forth all the time by players as well as parents. Simple question, simple answer. Not quite. If you ask a member of one of the leagues, the answer is obvious. The league which they represent is the best! In alphabetical order, the EHL Premier, NA3HL and USPHL Premier are considered the best, of the 11, Tier III leagues. Is one better than the other?  [continue reading…]