NEW YORK - The EASTERN JUNIOR ELITE PROSPECTS LEAGUE is now accepting franchise expansion applications at the following levels for the 2023-24 season: 9 U-10 U--11 U--12 U--13 U--14 U--15 U--16 U--18 U.
The EJEPL is a USA Hockey sanctioned youth league that has divisions from 9U – 18U. The EJ is a secondary league that compliments your local tournament bound league’s schedule to fill in all gaps to ensure a fully competitive season for your teams and players.
Details and Benefits of Joining the EJEPL
- 9U – 18U divisions at all major and minor levels
- Within each age division, there are 3-4 different levels of play, so all teams are placed in the appropriate spot to provide for the most competitive games
- Teams can move levels within the beginning of the season to ensure proper placement for most competitive games
- Teams have a 16 (9U-14U) or 20 (15U-18U) game schedule of confirmed and competitive games that all count toward playoffs
- Season runs from end of August through beginning of February
- Playoffs occur at the end of January (15U-18U) or in the beginning of February (9U-14U) to avoid any conflict with local league playoffs, state or district playoffs, as well as National tournaments
- Each 9U-14U team attends two showcases and each 15U-18U team attends three showcases where they play 4-5 league games each
- At showcases teams play opponents from up and down the east coast to play against teams they do not normally see on their schedule
- Organizations can place as many teams as they want in the EJ
- They can choose to place all of their teams or some of their teams as there is no minimum or maximum amount of teams for an organization to be able to join
If you have any further questions, or would like to discuss how to reserve a spot for your organization for the upcoming 2023-2024 season, please contact:
Henry Lazar, Commissioner