By Joshua Boyd / USPHL.com
The Tampa Bay Juniors and United States Premier Hockey League are proud to welcome the teams, fans and college coaches and scouts to the inaugural 2023 USPHL Tampa Showcase, running Jan. 5-9.
The showcase will be held at AdventHealth Center Ice, a four-rink facility in Wesley Chapel, Fla., which was the “home base” of operations for the 2021 Hub City Tampa initiative.
The USPHL Tampa Showcase will feature teams from six of the 10 USPHL Premier Conference’s divisions and three of the four USPHL Elite Conference divisions.
Beginning with one game on Thursday, Jan. 5, the majority of the action kicks off Friday morning, Jan. 6, and runs unabated until Monday afternoon, Jan. 9.
Joining the Tampa Showcase are all six USPHL Premier Florida Division teams – the Florida Eels, Florida Jr. Blades, Tampa Bay Juniors, Atlanta MadHatters, Palm Beach Typhoon and the Columbia Infantry. Additionally, three of the four Great Lakes Division teams – the Metro Jets, Toledo Cherokee and Cincinnati Jr. Cyclones – will be joined by four of the seven Midwest East teams – the Fort Wayne Spacemen, Chicago Cougars, MJDP and Decatur Blaze. Joining from the Midwest West Division are the Minnesota Squatch, Minnesota Blue Ox, Minnesota Mullets, and the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings.
Southeast Division teams include the Charlotte Rush, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes and Nashville Spartans, and the Mid-Atlantic Division representatives the Jersey Hitmen.
On the USPHL Elite side, the six Florida Division teams – the Florida Eels, Florida Jr. Blades, Tampa Bay Juniors, Atlanta MadHatters, Palm Beach Typhoon and the Columbia Infantry – will be joined by the Southeast’s Charlotte Rush, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes and Nashville Spartans, and the Mid-Atlantic’s Jersey Hitmen.
The Tampa Bay Juniors and USPHL are excited to host college coaches and scouts from across the NCAA, ACHA and CHF landscapes. There will be full hospitality in an exclusive viewing area with a fantastic view of both Rinks B and C with a quick step out the door to see the action on Rink D. For those who cannot join us in person, all games will be broadcast on HockeyTV.com.
For more information and for recommendations on nearby accommodations, please contact Kevin Wolter at [email protected].