National Junior Prospects Hockey League
The National Junior Prospects Hockey League is a showcase hockey league created and designed by coaches to develop and promote hockey players who are committed to enhancing their skills in preparation for the next level of hockey. The organization kicked off its inaugural season in the fall of 2010.
Around the country
The NJPHL showcases players on their member teams at five events across the United States in front of all levels of hockey programs. In the 2011 - 2012 season, the events take place in New York, Michigan, Minnesota and Massachusetts. The league makes every attempt to accommodate and assist the member programs and players in promoting their efforts to communicate with these entities.
There are three divisions in the NJPHL: under-14 (U14) Tier 1 AAA Major Bantam, under-16 (U16) Tier 1 AAA Minor Midget and under-18 (U18) Tier 1 AAA Major Midget. There are 11 teams in the Minor Midget division and six teams in the Major Midget division.
Of the five showcase events, one includes the championship. The winner of this game receives the Frank J. Black Cup. Black once served as director of USA Hockey and dedicated his life to helping young hockey players achieve higher levels of hockey as their goals. In 2010, the U16 AAA Pittsburgh Predators and U18 West Michigan Hounds captured the first NJPHL championship and the Frank Black Cup.
The National Junior Prospects Hockey League gives budding young hockey prospects a chance to showcase their skills in front of the top hockey programs in the country.