The EHL (Eastern Hockey League) is a tier 3 junior hockey league that has a ton of history. In this last season they have committed a 100+ players to NCAA D1, D2, and D3 programs in the 2016-17 season. That might not seem like a large number compared to the USPHL who has 300+ commits, but when you look at how many teams and players both leagues have. The EHL has by far committed a higher percentage of there players to a college level. When the math is done the EHL has committed roughly 1/3 of their players to the next level which is incredible. The reason kids play junior hockey is not only for the experience but to ultimately achieve their goal of playing college hockey at the highest level possible. The EHL has proved themselves to be at the top of the leaderboards when it comes to the discussion of which league is best to play in. I don't believe the EHL gets the attention they deserve, they obviously have a great system and outstanding player development. They have a total of 19 teams ranging from Pennsylvania to New Hampshire. They are concentrated in the Northeastern part of the United States. They have built this league to not only host great hockey players but also to develop and create the future of College Hockey. If you are a player trying to find a great league, make sure to put the Eastern Hockey League amongst the top of your picks especially if you are looking for the right guidance and development to pursue your college hockey goals. Creating College hockey players is not all they have done, they have contributed to the development of a number of NHL players including, John Carlson, Rob Scuderi, Chris Kreider, and Jarred Tinordi. The EHL pursues excellence and have the track record to back it up.
EHL Full List of 2016-17 NCAA Commitments: