U.S. Premier hockey league: Twin City Thunder to Auburn

post info & talk all things Hockey (BOYS)...

U.S. Premier hockey league: Twin City Thunder to Auburn

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:38 am

Twin City Thunder coming soon to Auburn
The Thunder will be part of the U.S. Premier hockey league.
http://www.wmtw.com/article/twin-city-t ... n/14002720
Tom Nolette
Founder / Owner
MBR.ORG, LLC
User avatar
Tom Nolette
owner
 
Posts: 73054
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:10 pm
Location: Maine

Re: U.S. Premier hockey league: Twin City Thunder to Auburn

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:53 am

Twin City Thunder to skate in USPHL at Norway Savings Bank...

...“We want the high-end players, but we also want the right players,” Hodge said. “So it’s kind of a mix. Just because you’re going to have a great player doesn’t mean he’s going to be a great teammate. We want to make sure we have a great player, a great teammate, and a great kid in the community. This whole thing is going to revolve around our kids being involved in the community and doing things out there — working, having jobs, going to schools, doing things like that that’s going to make people want to see them play.”

The Thunder will be a part of a league that has quickly become a junior hockey force over the past five years.

The USPHL started in 2013, and just this past year created the NCDC — the National Collegiate Development Conference — an arm of the league that provides a high-level, tuition-free option for top college-bound hockey prospects. The league counts current NHL standouts Jack Eichel (Buffalo), Charlie Coyle (Minnesota) and Jimmy Vesey (N.Y. Rangers) among its alumni, as well as many top scorers in Division I and Division III college hockey.

“We were going down a different couple avenues and trying to put all the pieces together to figure out what we wanted to do,” Gray said. “We met with several leagues and the USPHL made the most sense for where we want to head.”

While the Thunder will begin play in the Premier division — which itself has had hundreds of college hockey commitments — the organization already has an eye toward taking the program to the top level — the NCDC — for 2019-20.

http://www.sunjournal.com/twin-city-thu ... ank-arena/
Tom Nolette
Founder / Owner
MBR.ORG, LLC
User avatar
Tom Nolette
owner
 
Posts: 73054
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:10 pm
Location: Maine


Return to Hockey (BOYS): Maine High School & Amateur

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 21 guests