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The Elite 9 Hockey League is excited to announce the 2017-18 E9 Prep League.  The E9 Prep League will offer a Showcase Division that will feature the top 8 Midget/Prep Teams in New England at the U18, U16 & U15 level.  By limiting the Showcase Division to include only the top 8 teams at each level, the E9 Prep Showcase Division will offer players the highest level of competition combined with unprecedented exposure to Hockey East, ECAC and NHL scouts each and every weekend.  Those two factors have resulted in the E9 Prep League attracting the top Midget/Prep/High School players from across New England.

College and Pro scouts are excited about the league and in particular the showcase format, which will feature 200 of the Top College and NHL Prospects all in one venue on one day each week. The E9 Prep League will be comprised of three separate divisions:  Showcase Division, Elite Division and Tier II Division and will set the standard for Tier I & II Midget Hockey in New England with 40 total teams, including 25 Tier I National Bound Teams.

The E9 Prep Showcase Division will feature perennial powerhouses such as Springfield Rifles (Advanced to USA Nationals in 2015), Neponset Valley River Rats (Reigning U18 State Champions, 2013 U18 National Champions), Valley Jr Warriors (11 USA Nationals appearance in last 10 years), Yale Bulldogs (Currently ranked #5 U18, #10 U16 & #15 U15 in USA), Boston Advantage (Tier I Elite League member & perennial top 20 USA), NH Avalanche (5 USA Nationals appearance in last 10 years) and East Coast Wizards.

E9 Alumni include the top players in the country over the past 6 years

  • Chris Kreider (E9-Valley Jr. Warriors) Boston College- NY Rangers (1st Rd)
  • Noah Hanafin (E9-Valley Jr. Warriors) Boston College – Carolina Hurricanes (1st Rd)
  • Jimmy Vesey (E9-EC Wizards) Harvard Univ. – NY Rangers (Top NHL Free Agent)
  • Colin White (E9-Valley Jr. Warriors) Boston College – Ottowa Senators (1st Rd)*
  • Brian Dumoulin (E9 – Seacoast Spartans) Boston College- Pittsburgh Penguins (2nd Rd)
  • Garnet Hathaway (E9 –Seacoast Spartans) Brown Univ. – Calgary Flames (1st Rd)
  • Casey Fitzgerald (E9-Valley Jr. Warriors) Boston College – Buffalo Sabres (2nd Rd)*
  • Mike Vecchione (Valley Jr. Warriors) Union College (#1 Scorer NCAA DI)
  • Max Willman (Springfield Rifles) Brown University – Buffalo Sabres
  • Adam Gilmour (E9-Boston Advantage) Boston College – Minnesota Wild*
  • Matt Foley (Springfield Rifles) Yale University
  • Ryan Fitzgerald (Valley Jr. Warriors) Boston College – Boston Bruins
  • Adam Gaudette (E9-Boston Advantage) Northeastern Univ. – Vancouver Canucks*
  • Pat Holway (E9-Boston Advantage) University Maine – Detroit Red Wings*
  • JD Dudek (E9-NH Avalance/Jr Warriors) Boston College – NJ Devils*
  • Michel Robinson (E9 – NH Avalanche) UNH – San Jose Sharks*
  • Henry Marshall (Springfield Rifles) Colgate University
  • RJ Murphy (E9-EC Wizards) Harvard
  • John Leonard (Springfield Rifles) UMass Amherst

Massachusetts Selects Tier 1 Midget Hockey League

The Rhode Island Saints Midget Minor and Major teams compete in the Massachusetts Selects Tier 1 Hockey League, New England’s top elite  hockey league.  The success of the Mass Select Hockey League is obvious; no other Midget League in New England produces more  Division I college players than the Mass Select League. The Rhode Island Saints is the only organization from Rhode Island in this prestigious league.