When you talk about the USPHL on the ladder of development, you often hear stories of players like Blake Bennett. The AIC star forward first began to show his skills with the Charlotte Rush. For kids like Bennett, the USPHL is often a stop on the way to Division I or III Hockey and beyond and that is superb.
For players like Kasmier Moncheck (Kaz) it serves as a place to get noticed by colleges. There are far more quality players playing college hockey than NCAA DivisionI, II or III have spots for. The USPHL exists and is played by over 100 teams between the Premier and Elite levels to provide a stop on the ladder of development. For players who want to do something academically that’s not offered with an NCAA roster spot, there is ACHA or club hockey.