USPHL Announces 2022-23 Midwest-East Division All-Stars
By USPHL - April 24, 2023
Congratulations to our Midwest East Division All-Stars, who were selected from votes made by the coaches with support from the League Media Director.
CHICAGO CRUSH: JONATHAN WOOD
An ‘04 from Elmhurst, Ill., Wood made the jump from Illinois High School hockey to the USPHL Premier seamlessly as a junior rookie with the first-year
Crush. Wood was the go-to player in so many ways for the Crush, especially after their trade of Johan Karjalainen. Wood responded with a fantastic two-way game, putting up a 7-16-23 line in 44 games, while leading the division with 109 blocked shots and skating nothing less than 27:08 on average per game. “He is a future leader for the Crush or a Tier II junior program to build around. We are very proud of Jonathan and all of his success this last season. Making the jump to Junior Hockey is not easy, but because of his hard work he became a leader for the Crush both on and off the ice,” said Peter Olson, Owner of the Chicago Crush.
About The USPHL
The United States Premier Hockey League of 2022-23 is the nation’s largest junior amateur ice hockey league and the only league to span the continental United States, from Maine to California, and from Florida to Washington State.
The USPHL includes over 100 organizations comprised of 11,000 players spanning the ages of 6 through 20, including Youth and Midget Division teams in the Tier 1 Hockey Federation.
Overall, across all its divisions, the USPHL see more than 3,100 alumni playing college hockey each year and more than 250 playing pro hockey, including in the NHL.
The league’s top level, the Tuition Free Tier II National Collegiate Development Conference, led all North American Tier II leagues with three players selected in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft and has seen more than 200 NCAA Division I commitments since its 2017 inception. The NCDC will also expand to include the NCDC West, with teams in Colorado, Utah and Idaho for 2023-24.
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