Elite League

Elite League, high school hockey work hand-in-hand

 

As the Upper Midwest High School Elite League moves towards the International Invitational Tournament in two weeks, the players are mentally preparing for their high school season as well as reflecting on the strengths and weakness of their play during this fall season.

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Elite League opens 2014 season

 

The Upper Midwest High School Elite League (UMHSEL) began its 14th season with a two-day training camp, Aug. 29-30, at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn.

 

The camp was a chance for the league’s 120-plus players to be tested, on and off the ice, and measured, allowing the UMHSEL to provide college and professional scouts with information on every individual athlete.

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Measuring stick: Elite League takes on Team USA

 

An historic weekend played out at the New Hope Ice Arena on Oct. 12-13. For the first time the U.S. National Team Development Program’s Under-17 club faced off with a pair Minnesota high school hockey-based teams. Plenty of eyes were on the games, interested in gauging how the two programs stack up. 

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Southwest wins playoff title, CCM Invite this weekend

 

The Upper Midwest High School Elite League (UMHSEL) crowned Team Southwest as the league playoff champions Sunday, Oct. 27. The league also released the 2013 CCM International Invitational Tournament brackets and named the Red and White all-star teams from the UMHSEL for the upcoming tournament. 

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Elite League elevating the ‘compete level’

 

Each weekend, the stands at various venues that play host to Upper Midwest High School Elite League (UMHSEL) games are full of college, junior and professional scouts. One of the key criteria scouts for the next level look at is the “compete level.” It is a phrase that is spoken often around hockey rinks and its meaning involves plenty of elements. Playing in the UMHSEL gives players an opportunity to display their compete level each time they step on the ice, as the competition from team to team is fierce.

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