MARLBORO, MA - The USPHL merged with the Eastern Elite Hockey League and the Empire Junior Hockey League to offer two additional levels of hockey being offered with the start of the 2013-2014 season.
The addition of the Elite and Empire levels means the USPHL will have five divisions under its umbrella for its inaugural season:
Eastern Elite Junior Hockey League
Empire Junior Hockey League
“We are thrilled to announce this news and the direction the league is going in. This is great news for all the players and families in our program,” Director Peter Masters commented. “The members of our league have a proven track record of player development and success. We are committed to providing our players and families the best development and exposure available and putting these five divisions under the USPHL banner helps us to do that.”
“Our partners in the USPHL are player development driven and aligning ourselves with these programs will enhance the experience and help our players reach their goal of playing NCAA hockey and earning a college education. This merger will also strengthen our league showcases and continue to provide the players in our program, others in the USPHL and those that play in our showcases the best exposure on the east coast.”