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Welcome to ... "The Challenge". The USHL Atlantic Challenge is this season's premier elite hockey event. It will feature 40 "AAA" Tier I teams at the 14U, 16U, 18U and Junior levels from the Northeast and abroad, with the tournament's highlight, featuring 6 USHL teams, the premier Junior player development league in the United States. This is history in the making, as this marks the first time the USHL has competed in exhibition competition in the northeast region. This marks the first time ever, that players from the Northeast will be able to see USHL Teams in action, live and up close and the response from the NHL and Collegiate community has been phenomenal.
The six USHL teams; Muskegon Lumberjacks, Cedar Rapids Roughriders, Sioux Falls Stampede, Sioux City Musketeers, Youngstown Phantoms and Waterloo Blackhawks will compete in exhibition games for total of 3 games daily. Advance tickets for USHL games are $7.50 including tax and $8.50 at the door. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS. All other tournament games are FREE. The demand for tickets for certain games has been high, so if you have a game you want to see, get your tickets now before they sell out.
Participating players should contact their team manager about accessing the USHL games.
The mission of the Challenge is to expose the USHL to this region's players, attract top level scouting and provide participating players the opportunity for top competition.
This event would not be possible without the cooperation of the USHL, Long Island Gulls, Ice House Avalanche, Codey Arena and the NJ Devils Youth Hockey Program. However, without the vision and generosity of Joel and Ronald Friedman, owners of the Muskegon Lumberjacks and LI Gulls/ NY Bobcats, along with Chris and Peter Ferraro, this event would be impossible.
For USHL Media questions, contact Brian Werger: Werger@ushl.com
For USHL Atlantic Challenge questions, contact, Glenn Hefferan, Gdheff@me.com
Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
Ice House, 111 Midtown Bridge Approach, Hackensack, NJ
USHL GAME SCHEDULE (September 6th - 8th)
|USHL 1||FRIDAY||CODEY 1||4:30 PM||5:00 PM||Waterloo||Muskegon|
|USHL 2||FRIDAY||IH 2||6:30 PM||7:00 PM||Sioux City||Youngstown|
|USHL 3||FRIDAY||CODEY 1||7:30 PM||8:00 PM||Sioux Falls||Cedar Rapids|
|USHL 4||SATURDAY||CODEY 1||12:00 PM||12:30 PM||Youngstown||Sioux Falls|
|USHL 5||SATURDAY||IH 2||1:30 PM||2:00 PM||Cedar Rapids||Waterloo|
|USHL 6||SATURDAY||CODEY 1||3:00 PM||3:30 PM||Muskegon||Sioux City|
|USHL 7||SUNDAY||CODEY 1||9:15 AM||9:45 AM||Waterloo||Sioux City|
|USHL 8||SUNDAY||CODEY 2||10:30 AM||11:00 AM||Sioux Falls||Muskegon|
|USHL 9||SUNDAY||CODEY 1||12:15 PM||12:45 PM||Youngstown||Cedar Rapids|
June 7th, 2013
Three teams from both Eastern and Western Conference to participate in preseason showcase
Chicago, IL – Chicago, IL –The United States Hockey League today announced the Member Clubs that will participate in the USHL Atlantic Challenge from September 6-8th, 2013 in New York and New Jersey. The preseason event, featuring three teams from the USHL Western Conference and three from the Eastern Conference, will be largest exhibition of USHL talent outside of the League’s Midwest base in its eleven-year history as USA Hockey’s only Tier 1 junior league.
First announced in February, the USHL Atlantic Challenge is being hosted by a trio of youth and junior hockey organizations on the East Coast – the Long Island Gulls, New York Bobcats, and North Jersey Avalanche. In addition to the preseason games played by USHL teams, the event will feature an invitational tournament for some of the region’s top under-14, under-16, under-18, and junior teams.
February 25th, 2013
USHL teams showcased in three separate regional preseason events
Chicago, IL – The USHL today announced significant changes to its 2013-14 preseason schedule, as it expands both its geographical reach and the opportunity for new audiences to see the USHL in action.
As it develops a new Fall Classic format, the League will introduce the "USHL Fall Classic Week" this September. The week will feature two regional preseason tournaments in the League's second preseason week.
Events commence with the USHL Fall Classic West, featuring all eight USHL Western Conference teams competing at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa on Wednesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 12th. For the previous six seasons, the Sioux City Musketeers had hosted the traditional USHL Fall Classic, an event which had included all USHL Member Clubs but has been deferred for the 2013 preseason.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 11th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2012-13. With 19 NHL Draft picks on team rosters and over 260 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world's foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League's social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
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