Buffalo Sabres Draft Former Las Vegas Defenseman Brunet

The United States Premier Hockey League congratulates former Las Vegas Thunderbirds (now Henderson Force) defenseman Simon-Pier Brunet for being drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft. Brunet was selected in the fourth round, 123rd overall. The USPHL Premier is the only Tier III junior hockey league in the United States with […]

Commitment Profile: Sabers’ Paganini Advances To Franklin Pierce

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    Mario Paganini has been a key contributor to multiple teams in the United States Premier Hockey League, dating back to his first games in the USPHL 16U Division (now the THF 16U Division), and right up to this past 107-point season with the Vernal Oilers and San Diego Sabers.  […]

USPHL Premier 2023-24 Pacific Division All-Stars

Selection Process: Voting took part in two phases. In the first phase, the division’s coaches voted for three of their own players and three players from other teams in the division. Once these results were compiled, the division’s coaches voted on the final team.    Summaries by Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    Forwards Noak Persson, […]

New Long Beach Ownership Brings Back Historic Bombers Nickname

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com  Former Long Beach Bombers player Curtis Fisher (2009-11) will join longtime Long Beach hockey supporter Josh Fitzgerald in teaming up as the new ownership of the USPHL Premier’s Long Beach franchise. The former Long Beach Shredders struggled a bit in their time in the USPHL, winning a total of 25 […]

#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview: Ontario Jr. Reign

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com   The Ontario Jr. Reign became the third Pacific Division team to qualify for Nationals after the division and its teams made their USPHL debut in 2020-21.  After the Fresno Monsters took the first two division titles and the attached Nationals berths, the Las Vegas Thunderbirds broke that monopoly and […]

Ventura Vikings to Join USPHL Premier’s Pacific Division For 2024-25

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    The United States Premier Hockey League is excited and proud to announce the addition of the Ventura Vikings to the USPHL Premier’s Pacific Division for the 2024-25 season. The Vikings are the brainchild of three individuals with different backgrounds but a common goal of helping players from southern California […]

#USPHLPlayoffs: Fresno Monsters vs. Ontario Jr. Reign

Pacific Division  Ontario Jr. Reign (2) at Fresno Monsters (1)* All Games At Gateway Ice Center, Ontario, CA Friday, March 7, 7:45 p.m. PST  Saturday, March 8, 6 p.m. PST* Sunday, March 9, 5 p.m. PST (If Necessary)  * Ontario Jr. Reign are the home team for Game 2   By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com  […]

USPHL Premier 2023-24 Pacific Division Players Of The Month: February 2024

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    Selection Process: The league media office sends statistical leaders to divisional coaches for review and coaches either approve or challenge the nominations.    Forward: Noak Persson, Fresno Monsters Persson (‘03/Solleftea, Sweden) finished his time in USPHL Premier regular seasons as the greatest offensive force the league has ever seen. […]

#USPHLPlayoffs: Ontario Jr. Reign vs. Las Vegas Thunderbirds

Pacific Division  Las Vegas Thunderbirds (3) at Ontario Jr. Reign (2)* All Games At Ontario Center Arena Friday, March 1, 8:50 p.m. PST  Saturday, March 2, 8:30 p.m. PST* Sunday, March 3, 8:30 p.m. PST (If Necessary)  * = The Visiting Team will have Home Ice Advantage For Game 2 of the series   By […]

#USPHLPlayoffs: Fresno Monsters vs. Bakersfield Roughnecks 

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    Fresno Monsters (1) vs. Bakersfield Roughnecks (4)  All Games At Gateway Ice Center, Fresno, CA  Thursday, Feb. 29, 7:45 p.m. PST  Friday, March 1, 6 p.m. PST Saturday, March 2, 5 p.m. PST (If Necessary)    The Fresno Monsters were the Pacific Division’s first (and second) representatives at the […]