Elite League

“Business as usual” as Elite League prepares for 15th season

 

Since 2001, the Upper Midwest High School Elite League has served as a showcase for some of the finest young hockey talent in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. The league was founded to give hockey players an opportunity to play against other elite players, while also showcasing their skills in front of college and junior hockey coaches and professional scouts. With games scheduled from September to early November, and mostly on weekends, the league allows athletes to participate in their fall sport with their high school, while also preparing for the high school hockey season.

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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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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 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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