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This is the 2016-17 United States Premier 3 Hockey League season.  This is the league's 2nd season under this name and 4th overall.  The league was known as the USPHL Empire Division for 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Membership ChangesEdit

Member TeamsEdit

The USP3HL consists of 27 organizations located along the East Coast spanning from Massachusetts to Florida and in upper mid-western United States and the Pacific Northwestern United States.

North Conference
Team Centre Arena
Boston Jr. Bruins Marlborough, Massachusetts New England Sports Center
Islanders Hockey Club Tyngsborough, Massachusetts Skate 3
Jersey Hitmen Wayne, New Jersey Capital One Bank Ice Vault Arena
Jersey Shore Whalers Brick Township, New Jersey Ocean Ice Palace
Springfield Pics West Springfield, Massachusetts Olympia Ice Center
South Conference
Team Centre Arena
Atlanta Jr. Knights Marietta, Georgia Marietta Ice Center
Carolina Eagles Wake Forest, North Carolina Polar Ice House
Charlotte Rush Indian Trail, North Carolina Extreme Ice Center
Daytona Racers Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona International Skateway
Florida Eels Fort Myers, Florida Fort Myers Skatium
Florida Jr. Blades Estero, Florida Germain Arena
Hampton Roads Whalers Chesapeake, Virginia Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex
Palm Beach Hawks Lake Worth, Florida Palm Beach Skate Zone
Potomac Patriots Woodbridge, Virginia Prince William Ice Center
Richmond Generals Richmond, Virginia SkateNation Plus
Tampa Bay Juniors Ellenton, Florida Ellenton Ice
Midwestern Conference
Team Centre Arena
Alpena Flyers Alpena, Michigan Northern Lights Arena
Decatur Blaze Decatur, Illinois Decatur Civic Center
Ironwood Fighting Yoopers Ironwood, Michigan Pat O'Donnell Center
Kalkaska Rhinos Kalkaska, Michigan The Kaliseum
Motor City Hawks Fraser, Michigan Fraser Hockeyland
Traverse City North Stars Traverse City, Michigan Centre Ice Arena
Tri-City Ice Hawks Bay City, Michigan Bay County Civic Arena
Pacific Conference
Team Centre Arena
Eugene Generals Eugene, OR The Rink Exchange
Seattle Ravens Kent, WA Kent Valley Ice Centre
Tri-City Outlaws Kennewick, WA Toyota Center (Kennewick)
West Sound Warriors Bremerton, WA Bremerton Ice Center

StandingsEdit

North ConferenceEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Jersey Hitmen 40 29 8 3 151 90 61
Islanders Hockey Club 40 28 9 3 158 108 59
Jersey Shore Whalers 40 24 13 3 160 109 51
Junior Bruins 40 14 24 2 117 147 30
Springfield Pics 40 4 35 1 90 213 9

South ConferenceEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Florida Jr. Blades 44 43 1 0 275 47 86
Charlotte Rush 44 35 8 1 218 93 71
Carolina Eagles 44 32 11 1 210 97 65
Richmond Generals 44 28 12 4 187 100 60
Hampton Roads Whalers 44 25 15 4 184 111 54
Atlanta Jr. Knights 44 24 15 5 140 121 53
Palm Beach Hawks 44 20 20 4 114 154 44
Florida Eels 44 19 24 1 99 147 39
Daytona Racers 44 13 27 4 119 200 30
Tampa Bay Juniors 44 11 31 2 119 197 24
Potomac Patriots 44 1 42 1 35 353 3

Midwest ConferenceEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Traverse City North Stars 41 32 7 2 226 115 66
Decatur Blaze 44 26 11 7 204 161 59
Motor City Hawks 41 22 15 4 155 164 48
Ironwood Fighting Yoopers 41 19 16 6 155 168 44
Alpena Flyers 40 21 18 1 155 144 43
Kalkaska Rhinos 39 16 20 3 120 139 35
Tri-City Ice Hawks 38 9 25 4 79 154 22

Pacific ConferenceEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Eugene Generals 42 32 7 3 223 103 67
Seattle Ravens 40 22 14 4 175 123 48
Tri-City Outlaws 38 11 26 1 119 227 23
West Sound Warriors 40 4 35 1 78 280 9

PlayoffsEdit

North ConferenceEdit

Top four teams qualify. One team advances to USP3HL Final

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

South ConferenceEdit

Top Eight teams qualify. Two teams advance to USP3HL Final

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Midwest ConferenceEdit

Top seven teams qualify. Two teams advance to USP3HL Final

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Pacific ConferenceEdit

Top two teams qualify. One team advances to USP3HL Final.

FinalEdit

USP3HL ChampionshipEdit

Held at New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA

FormatEdit

The six qualifying teams are paired off as follows:

A modified round robin tournament is held on March 8th and 9th with the teams from one pool playing the teams from the other pool once.  The top two teams in each pool advances to the semifinals held the evening of the 9th.

Round Robin ResultsEdit

  • Charlotte defeated Eugene 3-1
  • Florida defeated Decatur 7-3
  • Jersey defeated Traverse City 6-5 (ot)
  • Florida defeated Eugene 6-0
  • Decatur defeated Jersey 6-1
  • Traverse City defeated Charlotte 6-5
  • Eugene defeated Decatur 2-1
  • Charlotte defeated Jersey 2-1
  • Traverse City defeated Florida 4-1

SemifinalsEdit

  • Traverse City defeated Decatur 7-2
  • Florida defeated Charlotte 4-1

FinalEdit

2017 USP3HL champs Florida Jr. Blades

2017 USP3HL champs Florida Jr. Blades

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