The NAHL just added an International tournament to the offerings they will have next season by competing in the Sirius Junior World Cup in Sochi Russia.
The USHL participates in the World Junior A Championship and other International events every year.
The NCDC is actively scouting in Europe and has discussed playing games in Europe.
Canadian Junior A or Tier II teams participate in the World Junior A Championships, as well as other international events every year.
Major Junior has its annual Subway Series with Russia, and the NCAA even plays regular season games in Europe.
International experience provides many things. Not just a great hockey experience with new and different competition than you have faced in the past. But a great life and cultural experience.
Scouts want to see players from all over the world play. They want to see how they compete against the other players from other countries. This is why the IIHF exists and why so many World Championships for every age group are held every year.
When you are ready to separate yourself from every other prospect similar to you, international playing experience can be a critical factor.
When you are ready to get serious about real development that is modeled after the USA National Team, there is Central Scouting Services Hockey Academy.
Providing the best training, amenities and hockey international hockey experience possible. Intense and committed to development, CSS Hockey Academy offers 60 games in Europe and North America. True international experience.