This is the 2016-17 United States Premier Hockey League Premier Division season.  This is the league's fourth season.

On October 6, 2016 the USPHL announced the formation of a Tuition Free Division (later named the National Collegiate Development Conference) for the 2017-18 season.  The announcement indicated that it would include 11 teams for the first season.  Eight of the the current Premier Division teams are listed as being part of the new division however, it was stated that these will be additional teams for each of the organizations involved and would not affect the present line up of teams in the Premier Division.  All of the members except the Okanagan European Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers Elite and the Springfield Pics were indicated as being included in the new division.

As a result of the addition of the NCDC and elimination of the USP3HL for the 2017-18 season many of the organizations with junior teams moved up one level in the league's structure, which is now (from highest to lowest) NCDC, Premier, Elite, 18U, 16U, 16U Futures, and HP Youth.

Membership changesEdit


The USPHL-Premier is composed of 10 teams as of the 2016-17 season located along the East Coast spanning from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania.

Team Location Arena(s)
Boston Jr. Bruins Marlborough, Massachusetts New England Sports Center
Connecticut Jr Rangers Stamford, Connecticut Chelsea Piers
Islanders Hockey Club Tyngsborough, Massachusetts Skate 3
Jersey Hitmen Wayne, New Jersey Capital One Bank Ice Vault Arena
P.A.L. Jr. Islanders Hauppauge, New York The Rinx-Hidden Pond Park
Okanagan European Eagles Vienna, Austria Foxboro Sports Center
Philadelphia Flyers Elite Voorhees, New Jersey Flyers Skate Zone at Voorhees
South Shore Kings Foxboro, Massachusetts Foxboro Sports Center
Springfield Pics West Springfield, Massachusetts Olympia Ice Center
Syracuse Stars Cicero, New York Cicero Twin Ice Arena


Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Islanders Hockey Club 45 38 6 1 209 100 77
Jersey Hitmen 45 32 9 4 200 102 68
Jr. Bruins 45 33 12 0 170 102 66
Syracuse Jr. Stars 45 26 14 5 179 152 57
Connecticut Jr Rangers 45 19 20 6 133 142 44
South Shore Kings 45 20 22 3 144 148 43
Springfield Pics 45 19 22 4 138 174 42
Philadelphia Jr. Flyers 45 17 22 6 131 175 40
P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 45 17 26 2 124 174 36
Okanagan Eagles 45 4 39 2 67 226 10


All ten teams qualify for the playoffs.  The 7th place team hosts the 10th place team and the 8th place team hosts the 9th place team in a single elimination preliminary round.  The winners advance to the best of three quarterfinals where the 1st place team hosts the lower seeded preliminary round winner, the 2nd place team hosts the higher seeded preliminary round winner, the third place team hosts the sixth place team and the fourth place team hosts the fifth place team. The best of three semifinals has the top remaining seed hosting the lowest remaining seed and the second highest remaining seed hosting the second lowest remain seed. The best of three final has the higher seeded semifinal winner hosting the lower seeded semifinal winner for the league playoffs championship.

Preliminary RoundEdit




2017 USPHL Premier champs Islanders Jr. Hockey Club

2017 USPHL Premier champs Islanders Jr. Hockey Club

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