The MPDHL continues to attract some of the top programs in New England and is proud to announce that the Portland Jr Pirates will be joining the league for the 2016-2017 season. The Pirates bring a great history of successful teams that should strengthen the Premier in all divisions. Sean O'Brien, Owner of the Pirates, had this to say about becoming a member of the Premier League, "I am excited to become a new member of the MPDHL. The league is very competitive and has some great organizations involved. The MPDHL provides the Jr Pirates youth program with the necessary stability and infrastructure to grow and get stronger each season."
The MPDHL would like to Congratulate the 2005 NE Jr. Hurricanes on winning the Championship in the Tier I Division of the prestigious John W Kennedy Tournament.
En route to the Championship, the Hurricanes had victories over Boston Jr. Eagles (5-0), Portland Jr Pirates (8-1), and Boston Bandits (7-0). Their only loss in preliminary round was 4-3 to the Tier I Minutemen Flames.
In a great rematch of their only loss, the Hurricanes were once again matched up against the Minutemen Flames in the Semis. Avenging the loss, they came out on top by a score of 4-2 and were on to the Finals.
They would face the East Coast Wizards Select team in the Finals. In another epic battle, they were able to come out on top by a score of 2-1.
The Hurricanes represented the MPDHL extremely well against other top Tier I teams and leagues. Once again, a BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Details to follow......
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
MASSACHUSETTS PREMIER DEVELOPMENT HOCKEY LEAGUE (THE PREMIER) ADDS 4 NEW ORGANIZATIONS FOR 2015-2106 SEASON.
The Massachusetts Premier Development Hockey League (The Premier) announced today that it has officially accepted the following Youth Hockey Organizations into the league for the 2015-2016 Season; Connecticut Chiefs, Connecticut Nighthawks, Dover Stars, and the Boston Shamrocks. The Premier is now comprised of more than 165 teams from 28 different hockey organizations solidifying itself as one of the largest youth hockey leagues in New England.
"We are excited to welcome these programs into The Premier next season!" President Mike Bonish said and he added "All of these Organizations are guided by a core mission to provide a positive environment to its players and families which will fall in line with the other 24 Organizations in The Premier! ALL of The Premier Organizations are committed to the development of every player and a training program that is focused on Skill Progression, Player Development and Competitive Play."
In February of 2014, The Premier expanded to offer Premier, Elite and Select levels of competition to all of it's programs. This original parity framework has provided for a fair and balanced level of competition. “We are committed to becoming the first league that will develop a real balance in the level of play that will further the positive development of EVERY Player.” Mike Bonish added.
The Premier is successfully wrapping up its first season of expanded play, Bonish declares, "As I stated last year, we are just getting started. Our first season as an expanded league has been a tremendous success. We will continue to grow to include more Organizations that embrace our commitment to developing young hockey players and positively impacting their lives!"
"The Premier" mission is to showcase and develop hockey players in an effort to help them realize their potential as athletes along with being valued members of their community. The League will help promote respect, courtesy and good sportsmanship among all teams participating inclusive of players, coaches, parents and fans.
The MPDHL & South Boston YH will be celebrating "The Look Up Line" with it's inventor Tom Smith on Sunday, November 23rd @ 4:30PM @ The Murphy Rink in South Boston. The MPDHL is asking all of the Mothers of our Hockey Players to wear their son's hockey jersey to this event for a photo op with Tom on the ice!
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Premier Development Hockey League (MPDHL) I want to welcome you to our new website! We are very excited to be partnering with USA Hockey and Mass Hockey’s web partner SportNgin and look to develop the finest web site for our league members!
As you may know our league has recently changed our league name as we are entering our SEVENTH season of operation! As I enter this season as League’s President for my 7th year as well I can tell that we have as a dedicated group of officers and directors that “Get It” and truly have the best interest of “ALL” of the players that play in our League! It is a terrific group of people to work with!
I would like to tell you a bit about our growth the past 7 years. In year one, we had a league that involved 10 programs and 6 18U teams and 10 16U teams, 16 teams. Today our league has 18 programs and our team count is now 47 teams that include 13 14U teams, 18 16U teams and 16 18U teams.
Our league’s mission has always been to showcase and develop Bantam and Midget age hockey players in an effort to help them to realize their potential as athletes along with being valued members of their community. The league will continue to promote respect; courtesy and good sportsmanship among all teams participating inclusive of players, coaches, parents and fans.
Looking forward these are exciting times to be involved in Youth Hockey and I am confident that our league is ready to accept the challenges to continue to develop our league into one of the BEST in the Country!