Elite League

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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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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Elite League opens 2013 season

The Upper Midwest High School Elite League (UMHSEL) opened its 13th season on Labor Day weekend as more than 120 players reported to the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., for the start of training camp.

Plenty is accomplished on the first weekend as it sets the tone for the coming season. The National Hockey League gets involved during the openings days as  Central Scouting attends the first weekend with the players.

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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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Girls Elite League set for sixth season

 

The sixth season of the Upper Midwest High School Girls Elite League will soon be underway! Modeled after the boys’ version, this fall developmental league allows the top female hockey players in the Upper Midwest to compete with players of similar ability. The schedule allows multi-sport athletes to continue their fall sport. 

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