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The National College Prospects Hockey League is an Amateur Athletic Union sanctioned junior hockey league scheduled to commence play in the fall of 2016.

As of mid-April 2016 the league has announced 6 teams to be based in western upstate New York and western Pennsylvania. The league later added a 7th team for the inaugural season; the Toronto Stealth. An 8th team was added with the Pittsburgh Kings based in suburban Pittsburgh was added.

The league added the Ottawa Sharpshooters who were originally scheduled to be in the Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League. That league reported that team had moved to Almonte, Ontario in June and were renamed the Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters. However, the team is listed as having the Ottawa name and being based out of Almonte.  The Ottawa Sharpshooters name is being used for one of the teams and the Almonte name is being used for the CPJHL team as the organization is listing two seperate teams that will compete for the 2016-17 season.  The Ottawa team was announced as that it would be the U-18 developmental team for the organization

The Buffalo Hornets organization left the league in July of 2016 and was replaced by the New York Sharks in nearby Niagara Falls, New York. The Sharks appear to have relocated to Mississauga early in September and were renamed the Mississauga Bruins.  The Pittsburgh Royal Travelers were also quietly removed from the league website in July.

The Lake Erie Warriors were renamed in late July due to backlash over the team's logo.  The team was first renamed the Lake Erie Gulls for one day and then the Lake Erie Eagles The House O'Hockey Mallers were renamed the Blyth Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets on August 29th

As the 2016-17 season was about to start both the Blyth Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets and Niagara Red Cats were both quietly removed from the league schedule.

Mission StatementEdit

The Mission of the National College Prospects Hockey League is to develop and prepare hockey players for continuing their careers at all levels of college hockey or beyond. Players will participate in a season which will assimilate a college hockey program incorporating on and off ice training, rules and schedule, and academic opportunities.


Team Town Arena
Lake Erie Eagles Erie, Pennsylvania Erie Insurance Arena
Mississauga Bruins Rexdale, Ontario Westwood Arena
Ottawa Sharpshooters (U-18) Almonte, Ontario Almonte Community Centre
Pittsburgh Kings Connellsville, Pennsylvania The Ice Mine
Rochester Rebels Rochester, New York Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex
Toronto Stealth Burlington, Ontario Wave Twin Rinks

Former TeamsEdit

Team Town Arena
Blyth Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets Kittanning, Pennsylvania Belmont Arena
Buffalo Hornets Cheektowaga, New York Holiday Rinks
New York Sharks Niagara Falls, New York Hyde Park Pavillion
Niagara Red Cats Lockport, New York Cornerstone Ice Arena
Pittsburgh Royal Travelers Bakerstown, Pennsylvania Airport Ice Arena

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