USPHL Premier 2023-24 Northwest Division Players Of The Month: January 2024

Selection Process: The league media office sends top statistical candidates to divisional coaches for review and coaches either approve or challenge the nominations.    Summaries by Joshua Boyd /    Forward: Tyler Hanson, Rogue Valley Royals Hanson (‘03/Medford, Ore.) put up five goals and 12 points in eight games during last month’s action, while […]

The Playoff Push: Jan. 19, 2024

By USPHL Staff In The Playoff Push, we will take a look at the busiest game days’ most integral games in regards to teams clinching playoffs or clinching specific playoff berths, as we head down the stretch toward the end of the regular season in early March. Pretty light one today.   USPHL Premier  The […]

Getting The Call: Vernal’s Charles Earns Call-Up To Rock Springs Grizzlies

By Joshua Boyd / The Rock Springs Grizzlies of the NCDC have called up the Vernal Oilers’ goaltender Nikolas Charles not once, but twice, during this season. and on Dec. 2, he made his debut. He stopped 36 of 40 Pueblo Bulls shots, but had to take a 4-1 loss in the end. For […]

Getting The Call: Vernal’s Cho To Join NCDC Rock Springs Grizzlies

#USPHLAdvancement always works to develop players and challenge them at new levels above those in which they’ve already proven their skill set and acclimation. This recently has benefited two-year Vernal Oilers (USPHL Premier) left wing Seungpyo “Greener” Cho, who has been called up to play for the NCDC’s  Rock Springs Grizzlies. In two Premier seasons, […]

Vernal Oilers Twins Dawson and Austin Osborn Named To Team Great Britain U20 World Junior Team

Courtesy of Great Britain have named their final team for the men’s IIHF Under-20 World Championship Division II Group A taking place on home ice in Scotland. The six-team tournament is being held at Dumfries Ice Bowl from Dec. 11-17, where Team GB will joined by Lithuania, Netherlands and Spain, along with promoted China […]

Vernal Oilers Forward, Single Season Point Record-Setter Bartakovics Signs With HK Nitra Pro Team In Slovakia

By Vernal Oilers Staff  The Vernal Oilers are thrilled to announce that USPHL record-setting forward Alex Rene Bartakovics has signed a professional contract with HK Nitra in the Slovakian Extraliga for the 2023-24 season! The 2004-born forward recorded a jaw-dropping 121 points in 40 games played during the 2022-23 season, setting the single season point […]

#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview Series: Vernal Oilers

By Jonathan West /   Vernal Oilers Seed: Northwest #1 Seeding Round Schedule All games at Utica University Nexus Center, Utica, N.Y. Game 1: Thursday, March 23, vs. New York Aviators, 5:30 p.m. EST Game 2: Friday, March 24, vs. Toledo Cherokee, 12:30 p.m. EST Remainder of schedule to be determined by seeding round […]

#USPHLPlayoffs Series Preview: Vernal Oilers vs. Seattle Totems

By Jonathan West /    Northwest Division  Vernal Oilers (1) vs. Seattle Totems (2)  All Games At Western Park Arena  Game 1: Friday, March 10, 8:30 p.m. MST Game 2: Saturday, March 11, 8:30 p.m. MST Game 3: Sunday, March 12, 1 p.m. MST (if necessary)  The town of Vernal, Utah, tucked between the […]

#USPHLPlayoffs Series Preview: Vernal Oilers vs. Rogue Valley Royals

By Jonathan West /  Northwest Division  Vernal Oilers (1) vs. Rogue Valley Royals (4)  All games at Western Park Arena Friday, March 3, 8:30 p.m. MST Saturday, March 4, 8:30 p.m. MST Sunday, March 5, 1 p.m. MST (if necessary)   Finishing the regular season with 73 points and ranking eighth in the USPHL, […]