BOSTON, MA – The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) is excited to announce that it has renewed its partnership with The Wylie Post to enhance player safety for 2017-18 season. The Wylie Post, which is known for its patented goal-post peg technology, is currently used by multiple NHL, AHL, and collegiate teams around the country.
“Player safety is the most important advantage of using the Wylie goal-posts,” said Wylie Founder and President Wylie Rogers. “I want the USPHL to be able to further showcase their commitment to player safety, specifically goalies, and their future development. At the same time, by using the Wylie posts, game-play is also enhanced. This leads to fewer fan frustrations in game delays, easier referee decisions, and enhanced, safer play around the net. We are very excited to be continuing our partnership with the USPHL into the 2017-18 season.”
The continued partnership is good news for USPHL goaltenders and players alike. During the 2016-17 season, USPHL membership set a new record for college placements with 375 - and counting. However, one particular area where the USPHL membership dominated was at the NCAA Division Three level aggregating 182 direct placements in just the past season. This number is in stark contrast when compared to the league’s closest competitor, whose membership for the 2017-18 season only totaled 76 direct NCAA Division Three placements.
With the fourth season of the United States Premier Hockey League in the books, the league has continued to enjoy significant representation at all levels of the NCAA hockey landscape. The league features organizations that are spread throughout the United States, and thanks to operating in the backyard of nearly every NCAA team, the member organizations have little trouble advancing players to the next level.
Not surprisingly, the USPHL’s Division One placement continues to be on the rise with over 100 committed players participating in the league last season. With players such as Jack Eichel and Jimmy Vesey playing for USPHL teams on their way to college hockey and the NHL, the member organizations’ history speaks for itself. Players such as University of Denver forward and Jersey Hitmen alum Evan Ritt illustrate the nationwide exposure given to the USPHL’s players.
About Wylie Posts
"The Wylie Posts have been a great addition for our nets at our practice facility in El Segundo,” said Los Angeles Kings Goalie Coach Bill Ranford. “Jonathan Quick and Jhonas Enroth have liked the way the posts stay anchored but will release if there is a collision at the net. The posts have held strong when we get into situations that the goalies have use the post for an explosive push to their next position".
Key features of the Wylie Post include:
• Patented dual spike design uses the entire plate of the pegs to secure the net to the ice
• Zinc coating in combination with the abrasive under surface of the pegs allows them to melt into the ice and refreeze with amazing grip
• Goalies can finally push from the posts without the nets dislodging and causing unwanted stoppages in play
• Urethane top is engineered to give goalies the feel and the safety of the 10" rubber (Marsh peg) system
• Allows goalies to push tight against the post, while breaking free upon player impact reducing the risk of injury
• Urethane top is threaded so that it can be easily replaced if it is ever damaged or torn
• The Wylie Post has a lifetime warranty and 100% satisfaction guarantee
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The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL.com), which operates in 20 of the 50 United States, is the Nation’s largest amateur ice hockey league. The league is comprised of 171 teams representing 61 organizations. Players in the USPHL are 8 to 21 years of age. During the previous season, the USPHL had over 300 players advance to the collegiate level; even more advanced to other levels of the game, establishing the USPHL as the foremost producer of player advancement in the United States.