A Beast of a Series
This weekend, Fri.-Sun. Sept. 14-16, will feature a Beast vs. HPHL Showcase at eight different area rinks: Agganis (BU), Walter Brown (BU), Conte Forum (BC), Hart Center (Holy Cross), Valley Forum (Malden), Rodman Arena (Walpole), Hockeytown (Saugus), and the Canton Ice House.
The bulk of the games will be at BU and BC. In addition, on Saturday, Rodman Arena and Hockeytown have a pretty full slate.
Here are the teams. Eighteen organizations are represented, 14 of which will be sending both their U18 and U16 teams. A tip of the cap to Vinny Smith of the North Jersey Avs for his work bringing in the teams from the Midwest.
Chicago Missiion 16/18
Selects Academy 16/18
North Jersey Avalanche 16/18
Oakland Grizzlies 16/18
Team Virtua 18
Team Illinois 16/18
Philadelphia Jr. Flyers 16/18
Rochester Coalition 16/18
NJ Rockets 16
Mercer Chiefs 16
NV River Rats 16/18
Springfield Rifles 16/18
Conn. Riverhawks 18
Schedule for this weekend's Beast vs. HPHL games
Yale Jamboree Roster Book
The Yale Jamboree is underway at a number of sites -- primarily the Northwood Ice Pavilion -- in the Nutmeg State. Here is the program for the weekend.
Yale Jamboree Program Book
Yale Jamboree Schedule
Click on the link below for a schedule to this year's Yale Jamboree, which runs from this Friday Sept. 28th and winds up on Sunday Sept. 30th.
Check it carefully as there will be six rinks in play. The main rink will be the three-sheet Northford Ice Pavilion. But games will also be played at Newington, the Westminster School, West Haven, Wesleyan University, and Yale University.
The Yale Jamboree is a U14, U15, U16, and U18 event.
Yale Jamboree Schedule
Junior Bruins Shootout Rosters
Here are the rosters for the Junior Bruins Shootout, which starts today and runs through Sunday at the New England Sports Center.
It's in Xcel, and there are six tabs along the bottom, broken down by division.
Boston Junior Bruins Shootout Rosters
Junior Bruins Shootout Schedule
The Boston Junior Bruins Shootout is coming up this weekend, Sept. 21-23, at the New England Sports Center.
There will be 73 teams on hand.
The latest schedule, updated today, is below:
Boston Junior Bruins Shootout Schedule
Beast vs. HPHL Rosters
Here are the rosters for the aforementioned Beast vs. HPHL Showcase, which runs Friday through Sunday at BU, Harvard and a number of other rinks in Eastern Mass.
Sept. 1 USHL 30-Man Protected Lists
Today, the USHL released its 30-man protected list for each team in the league for the upcoming season.
League teams will next have to make the necessary cuts to arrive at their 23-man protected list by Sept. 24th at 1:00 pm EST.
By then, the league's pre-season games will have come to an end and the start of the regular season about to begin. At that time, each team must manage its 23-man roster according to USHL regulations, which are:
-- Teams must carry a minimum of three U18 players (2001 or 2002 birth years) on their active roster at all times.
-- Teams must carry at least two goaltenders on their active roster at all times.
-- Teams cannot carry more than five 20-year-olds on their active roster at a time, which must be reduced to four by the third weekend of the regular season.
-- Goalies do not count toward the 20-year-old player limit.
-- Teams cannot carry more than four import players on their roster at one time.
-- Teams can only carry one import goaltender on their roster at one time. A team is permitted to carry up to two Canadian import skaters (non-goaltenders) that will not count towards the aforementioned four import player limit.
-- Starting this season, any import goaltender, including a Canadian goaltender, will count as two players toward the four import player limit.
-- Beginning Sept. 25 at 12 PM CST, all roster moves will count towards the annual roster move limit. Players on both the 30-man protected and affiliate lists are eligible to play in USHL preseason games.