New Long Beach Ownership Brings Back Historic Bombers Nickname

By Joshua Boyd /  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 /   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 /    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 /  […]

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

By Joshua Boyd /    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 /    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 […]

USPHL Premier 2023-24 West Region Players Of The Week

Week of Feb. 23, 2024 Games of Feb. 14-21, 2024   Summaries by Joshua Boyd /    Northwest Division  Forward: Trevor Loucks, Seattle Totems  Loucks (‘03/Marysville, Wash.) put together a 3-4-7 line in the Totems’ three-game sweep of the Bellingham Blazers, giving him 56 points in 40 games. This is part of an overall […]

USPHL Premier 2023-24 West Region Players Of The Week

Week of Feb. 18, 2024 Games of Feb. 8-13, 2024   Summaries by Joshua Boyd /    Pacific Division Forward: Rhys Doyle, Ontario Jr. Reign  Doyle (‘04/Grand Prairie, Alb.) put up the game-winning shorthanded goal against Bakersfield in a close back-and-forth battle. Doyle has been a great find as a first-year Reign player, with […]

USPHL Premier 2023-24 West Region Players Of The Week

Week of Feb. 10, 2024 Games of Feb. 1-7, 2024   Summaries by Joshua Boyd /    Northwest Division Forward: Seth Morris, Seattle Totems Morris (‘06/Ranco Cucamonga, Calif.) was big on the power play as the Totems swept the in-state rival Bellingham Blazers last weekend, scoring three of his four goals with the extra […]