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USPHL NCDC Combines announced for Chicago, Detroit


The United States Premier Hockey League, and its tuition-free National Collegiate Development Conference, are proud to announce their 2022 USPHL NCDC Combines, set to take place in Chicago, Ill. (May 7-8) and Detroit, Mich. (May 13-14).

Between the NCDC, the USPHL Premier and the USPHL Elite, the USPHL as a League has sent more than 2,600 players on to college hockey.

No other league at the Tier II and Tier III level sends more players to college hockey than the USPHL.

Registering for these Combines will put you as a player in front of coaches at all levels of USPHL Junior Hockey, allowing you to set your own Path To College Hockey!

Players born between Jan. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2006, will be eligible.

Non-refundable* registration is $295 for each Combine. The USPHL provides a great value to prospective players to show their skills in front of NCDC and USPHL Premier coaches and begin new relationships that will lead you on your path to college.

Players will be guaranteed a minimum of three scrimmage games, and there will be goaltender-specific training sessions at each event. There will also be an informational seminar at each Combine about the United States Premier Hockey League and its unparalleled USPHL Development Model.

The USPHL NCDC Chicago Combine (May 7-8) will be held at the Fifth Third Arena at 1801 West Jackson Blvd., in Chicago, Ill. Fifth Third Arena is the practice facility for the Chicago Blackhawks. Located in downtown Chicago, it is just over 30 minutes drive from O’Hare International Airport, and under 30 minutes from Chicago Midway International Airport.

Register for the 2022 USPHL NCDC Chicago Combine:


The USPHL NCDC Detroit Combine (May 13-14) will be held at the Mount Clemens Ice Arena at 200 North Groesbeck Highway, Mount Clemens, Mich., which is a 50-minute drive from the Detroit Wayne County Airport.

Register for the 2022 USPHL NCDC Detroit Combine:


Invitations to NCDC and other USPHL team tryout camps for the 2021-22 season will be offered to select players from each Combine.

Combine Offerings

The cost for each two-day combine is $295, with a three-game guarantee as well as off-ice activities, and player evaluations. Also included: accredited on-ice officials, and medical staff on site.

There will also be a Q&A/information seminar during each combine, where players and their parents, if in attendance, can ask questions directly of NCDC coaches and USPHL League officials.

The USPHL and its tuition-free division, the NCDC, are providing an unparalleled, comprehensive on-and off-ice recruiting opportunity for players from throughout the world. Sign up today, as registration will be limited.


USPHL is uniquely positioned to facilitate a clear pathway for players graduating from Bantam who are looking to progress through Midget and Junior Hockey on to college and professional hockey. Each division provides a critical step in the progression to fulfilling a player’s ultimate goal of becoming a collegiate and/or professional hockey player.

The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL), which operates in 22 of the 50 United States, is the Nation’s largest amateur ice hockey league. The league is comprised of more than 150 junior and midget teams selected to participate in specific USPHL divisions based on geography, strong player pools, rink ownership and history of success and integrity at the highest level.

About the NCDC

The NCDC is the only tuition-free junior hockey league that is fully located in the Northeastern United States, limiting travel to New York, New Jersey and the New England states. This allows players to spend more time on development, both on-and off-ice, than traveling on a bus.

With the unmatched USPHL Showcase Series, NCDC players have several opportunities each season to play in front of several scouts at well-attended multi-day, multi-tiered events.

There are more than 700 former players from the USPHL’s top division skating with NCAA hockey teams during the 2021-22 season. More than 150 players committed to college hockey out of the 2020-21 NCDC season alone.

The NHL has also taken notice as the League saw three players selected directly out of the NCDC in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Alumni of USPHL organizations currently skating in the NHL include players such as Jack Eichel, Charlie Coyle, John Marino, Jimmy Vesey, and Stanley Cup Champions Zach Sanford, Trevor Van Riemsdyk and Brian Dumoulin.

About The USPHL

The United States Premier Hockey League of 2021-22 is the nation’s largest amateur ice hockey league and the only league to span the continental United States and parts of Canada.

The USPHL fields approximately 550 teams representing over 100 organizations comprised of 11,000 players spanning the ages of 6 through 20. Overall, across all its divisions, the USPHL has more than 1,300 alumni playing college hockey in 2021-22 and more than 250 playing pro hockey, including in the NHL.

* = Refunds will be available for those who medically cannot attend the Combines, with a doctor’s note.

(February 21, 2022)

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