#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview: Potomac Patriots

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    The Potomac Patriots get their chance to show they are part of the Nationals crowd now. Two years into a major rebuilding phase and they’re already part of the top 16 teams playing for the championship trophy.  While the pre-Premier Patriots made playoffs a few times in the former […]

#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview: Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    The Nationals are quite a bit different than when the Riverkings last made the trip in the inaugural USPHL Premier season of 2017-18. Yes, it’s true that some things haven’t changed – the Florida Eels and Charlotte Rush have been there all along – but the league has expanded […]

#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights 

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    They’re batting a thousand! Since the 2021 inception of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights USPHL junior organization, both their USPHL Premier and USPHL Elite teams have been able to qualify for the National Championships at each level.  “It’s a great feeling, and we hope that it keeps going for many more […]

#USPHLNationals Team Preview Series: Metro Jets

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    Six years as a member of the USPHL Premier Conference have yielded USPHL Nationals trips, but they are still looking for the highest glory. They’ve made the National Championship game twice, but have fallen just short in each of 2019 and 2023.  The Jets, within the time they’ve been […]

#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview: Fort Wayne Spacemen 

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    Year 1 at the Nationals was a good start for the Fort Wayne Spacemen. Head Coach Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock hopes that last year’s success – in reaching the quarterfinals in their first Nationals run – is only the hint of better things to come here in 2024.  They certainly […]

#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview: Islanders Hockey Club 

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    The Islanders Hockey Club have become a Nationals regular, qualifying for their fifth year in a row after playing all or parts of 15 periods of hockey to get there.  They played in just four games, but their series victory against the South Shore Kings came after a double-overtime […]

#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview: Metro Jets Development Program

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    The Metro Jets Development Program saw just how much fun their organizational brethren the Metro Jets had in making the Nationals and the National Championship Game in 2019, they just had to join them.  Since 2021, a year after the Jets also qualified for the eventually canceled 2020 Nationals, […]

#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 […]

#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview: Charlotte Rush 

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    The Charlotte Rush are making their seventh straight trip to the USPHL Premier National Championship tournament. They would like to make it two titles, especially after coming so close in 2023 as well as 2018. They came through to close out a “double dip” title alongside their USPHL Elite […]

#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview: Utica Jr. Comets 

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    For only the second time in the seven-year history of the USPHL Premier Conference, a team will be able to play their Nationals games on their home ice.  The Islanders Hockey Club qualified and were hosts for the ultimately canceled 2020 event. The Northern Cyclones had both their Premier […]