America’s top youth league is kicking off their year as we speak. The USHL’s teams will take to the ice in preparation for another exciting season of fierce competition among the sixteen member teams. The USHL produces quality players not just for the NHL, but for colleges and universities across the nation. Nationally acclaimed hockey programs like North Dakota, Boston College, and the University of Denver along side schools like Rochester Institute of Technology a school which has produced just two NHL players, Vancouver Canucks teammates Chris Tanev and Steven Pinizzotto.

Tonight’s action will see the Roughriders throw down with the Fighting Saints, the Chicago Steel paying a visit to the Indiana Ice, to kick off the action for a league where it seems half or more of the players have committed to one university or another. You can find out more at the USHL web page, an d individual team sites.

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