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USPHL’s Oilers proving to be ‘great experience’ for Fort Collins native Stringer

November 30th, 2023

Even though Evan Stringer hadn’t planned on playing for the USPHL’s Vernal Oilers this season, he’s definitely glad it all worked out that way. Now in his second season in the USPHL after playing the 2022-23 season for the Northern Colorado Eagles, the Fort Collins native is fitting in nicely with the Utah-based Oilers. “I…

Grit’s Riego de Dios becomes team’s second NCAA commitment, decides on D-I Air Force

November 30th, 2023

The NAHL’s Colorado Grit have their second college commitment of the team’s first season in the league. Forward Romulus Riego de Dios has decided to play NCAA Division I hockey for the Air Force Academy (Atlantic Hockey), joining goalie Max Lacroix, who earlier committed to Boston University (Hockey East). Riego de Dios, 19, is currently…

NCDC bringing All-Stars event to Boston University, Agganis Arena in Jan. 2024

November 28th, 2023

The National Collegiate Development Conference, the Tier II conference of the United States Premier Hockey League, is proud to announce its 2024 All-Star Game Event, which will be played January 15, 2024, at Agganis Arena on the campus of Boston University in Boston, Mass.  The NCDC All-Star Game, featuring the top players from the NCDC’s New England…

Fort Collins native, NCYH, RoughRiders alum Stringer takes home weekly USPHL award

November 26th, 2023

The USPHL has announced that Vernal Oilers goalie Evan Stringer is the Northwest Premier Division Goaltender of the Week. Both the Oilers and the Seattle Totems coaches were greatly impressed by the performance of Stringer on Nov. 19, when he stopped 40 of 42 shots mostly during an extended 5-on-3 Seattle power play (“almost 10-minute…

Jump to USPHL’s Cougars proving to be best bet for Fort Collins’ Shibalov on latest stop in hockey journey

November 24th, 2023

Mark Shibalov was born in Kansas, started playing hockey in Alaska and Canada, and started to see his game come to fruition once he moved to Fort Collins. This season, Shibalov is seeing his game take another turn for the better with the USPHL’s Chicago Cougars. “After I finished my junior season (in 2022-23) at…

NCDC’s Bulls adding scoring for ’24-25 season, tender Marshchanok twins from USPHL Premier’s Patriots

November 22nd, 2023

The Pueblo Bulls are enjoying their first season as an NCDC club and are already making plans for the team’s second season in the USPHL Tier II circuit. Recently, the Bulls signed Siamion Marshchanok and Matsvei Marshchanok, twin 2005 birth years playing for the Bulls’ USPHL Premier affiliate, the Potomac Patriots, to tenders for the…

Monument Hockey Academy grad Evans picks up weekly USPHL honors

November 21st, 2023

The USPHL has announced that Fort Wayne Spacemen forward Trevor Evans is the Midwest Elite Division Forward of the Week. Evans, an ‘03 from California, put together a very busy five-game stretch at the USPHL Midwest Elite Showcase in Fort Wayne, picking up three goals and eight assists for 11 points in five games. He…

Move to USPHL’s Juniors paying dividends for Longmont native, Hyland Hills alum Gonzalez

November 14th, 2023

Lucas Gonzalez played for two USPHL teams during the 2022-23 season, but feels he has found his niche this season with the Tampa Bay Juniors. “My family actually moved down here last season while I was playing in Chicago (for the USPHL’s Chicago Cougars), but ultimately, I just kind of went to the tryout camp…

Wellington product Bradshaw soaking in season of junior hockey down south with USPHL’s Battalion

November 14th, 2023

This season, the Wellington native is enjoying his second season of junior hockey, skating for the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Bold City Battalion of the USPHL. “(Bold City head coach) Rett Vossler reached out to me to come play for his team after my season last year,” said Bradshaw. “The idea of getting to play junior hockey…

Denver native Fleet enjoying ‘amazing experience’ on, off ice this season with NAHL’s Mudbugs

November 12th, 2023

Liam Fleet has always been a hockey player that strives to improve using ability and effort. That was evident earlier this year when the Denver native cracked the lineup of the NAHL’s Shreveport Mudbugs, a team located in Louisiana. “I gained the amazing opportunity to play for Shreveport through attending their training camp as a…

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