USHL Western Shootout Hits the Ice
Friday August 31, 2012
The USHL has gone west as top Bantam and Midget teams are taking part in the first-ever USHL Western Shootout in partnership with the San Jose Sharks this weekend in San Jose, California from August 31-September 3.
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As the first official USHL youth event west of Chicago, and the USHL’s first youth tournament of the 2012-13 season, the event will provide the USHL’s 16 Member Clubs and USHL Central Scouting a comprehensive look at a national array of teams from three levels of AAA hockey - Midget Major, Midget Minor, and Bantam Major – each of which will be featured in its own tournament division. The 2012 USHL Western Shootout in Partnership with the San Jose Sharks will be held at Sharks Ice at San Jose, the largest hockey facility in the western United States.
All games at the tournament can be viewed online via FASTHockey, the USHL's official online game broadcast partner.
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The USHL, the Sharks and the San Jose Jr. Sharks – a youth hockey club offering competitive teams for players at various levels including Tier I AAA – are partnering to provide an exciting tournament format designed to help the League and its Member Clubs identify the League’s and America’s future stars. Each team is guaranteed four games, and each game will be played with two 25-minute stop time halves.
League and Member Club management are also looking to identify top players to participate in its 2013 USHL Combines. Players will take part in information sessions regarding the USHL and the unique, education-based path it offers the world’s top players to the National Hockey League and NCAA Division I hockey.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and over 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.