The NCDC is our tuition free junior hockey division of the USPHL. All of our NCDC 2018-19 players will be participating in our NCDC main camp and we anticipate over 25 NCAA Division I committed players competing. Our main camp serves as a great exposure opportunity for a player looking to learn more about our program and league as well as gain collegiate exposure from the NCAA coaches in attendance.
For the players already committed to our program the main camp is an opportunity to meet new teammates, compete for roles, out of town players often times can meet their housing families and coaches get a chance to work thru some basic system play in practices and skills sessions that’ll give us a head start going into September.
As an extension of our NCDC Main Camp the Bruins will enter teams in the USPHL Summer Showcase July 13th-15th at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, MA. All players committed to play for the Junior Bruins in 2018-19 will be skating in this event and ALL PLAYERS attending Bruins Main Camp are encouraged to skate with us in the summer tournament as well. A player who cannot make it to main camp can still sign up to skate with us in the summer showcase and vice versa.
Our 2018 main camp will be run by NCDC Head Coach Mike Anderson. Entering his 16th season, and 9th with the Junior Bruins, Mike is a 2001 graduate of the University of Connecticut (NCAA DI Hockey East) where he was a captain. Assistant coaches John Butler (Bentley), Joe Charlebois (UNH, US NTDP) will assist in running on ice sessions. Topher Bevis (UMASS, US NTDP) our 16u full season head coach, Nevin Hamilton (Lowell, AHL, GoalieDev) our USPHL Premier head coach and Blake Bellefeuille (Boston College, NHL) our 18u full season head coach will all assist in skill development sessions during camp. Mike Macchionni (Northeast Sports Training, NHL, AHL) will handle all of our strength and conditioning needs.
NCDC head coach Mike Anderson, “Our main camp is an invaluable opportunity to work with all of the players in your program over a period of multiple days. It’s our first opportunity to integrate our new players into our systems and learn more about each players strengths and weaknesses so that everyone is in a position to be successful come September. There’s a lot of learning that takes place off the ice. Where am I living, where will I be taking classes, everyone getting to meet to their new teammates and coaches. It’s great to be able to get all that done in advance of the start of the season. For our draft picks, both futures and main draft, it’s in many cases the players first glimpse into junior hockey and we want those players to see the quality and depth of the players and coaches in our program. We’re excited to get going”.
To register for either our NCDC Main Camp, USPHL Summer Showcase or both please use the links provided below. Direct all questions to our NCDC head coach Mike Anderson.
2018 NCDC Main Camp July 9th-11th, 2018 Register here
2018 USPHL Summer Showcase July 13th-15th, 2018 Register here
ALL SESSIONS TO BE HELD AT THE NEW ENGLAND SPORTS CENTER