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.
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.