By @MichaelCaples –
The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) held the first-ever draft for its new National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC) yesterday, and 11 Michigan names were claimed in the process.
The NCDC – based primarily on the east coast – is a new tuition-free junior hockey division “geared toward Division 1 college development/placement and beyond.”
Select players currently playing in the ‘Premier’ division of the USPHL – the top tier USPHL division in the 2016-17 season – hold commitments to schools like Northeastern, New Hampshire, Maine, Arizona State and Air Force.
Congrats to the Michigan players selected in the first-ever USPHL NCDC Draft:
Ryan Burnett – Brighton – Witchita Falls Wildcats – Jersey Hitmen
Ryan McInchack – Trenton – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 18U – Jersey Hitmen
Dallas Maurovic – Detroit – Leamington Flyers – New Jersey Rockets
Brendan Prappas – Huntington Woods – Honeybaked 18U – P.A.L. Junior Islanders
Trent Grimshaw – Saline – Victory Honda 18U – Rochester Monarchs
J.P. Lafferty – Detroit – Victory Honda 18U – South Shore Kings
Nick Blankenburg – Washington – Victory Honda 18U – South Shore Kings
Aryan Batra – Franklin – Honeybaked 18U – Syracuse Stars
Donald Borgula – Canton – Compuware 16U – Syracuse Stars
Reggie Millette – Canton – Compuware 16U – Syracuse Stars
Timothy Kennedy – Armada – Little Caesars 18U – Syracuse Stars