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2020 NCDC Combine Puts More Than 200 Players On Display In Indiana

By Joshua Boyd /, 06/14/20, 7:45PM EDT


The 2020 NCDC Combine in Dyer, Indiana, wrapped up early on Sunday evening, re-opening hockey after three months away from the ice for USPHL teams, and for most players as well.  Fifteen games and several hundred player-coach conferences took place at the Midwest Training and Ice Center in Dyer, Ind. 

There was representation by seven National Collegiate Development Conference teams at this first 2020 NCDC Combine - Utica Jr. Comets, Islanders Hockey Club, Northern Cyclones, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, Boston Junior Bruins, Boston Advantage and Twin City Thunder. 

Overall, more than 35 different USPHL teams were in attendance scouting more than 200 prospects for 2020-21 and beyond, all born between the years 2000 and 2004. There was representation from all 10 of the divisions for the USPHL Premier in 2020-21, including from the new Western and Mountain Divisions. 

The league held two seminars to teach the players about the United States Premier Hockey League development model, from the NCDC to the Premier and beyond. 

The USPHL thanks all the attendees, the teams, the Combine Committee (including Combine Director John Schwarz), and the host Midwest Blackbirds and the Midwest Training and Ice Center in Dyer.