This is the 2019-20 United States Premier Hockey League Elite Division season. This is the league's seventh season. The league was known as the USPHL's Empire Division for 2013-14 and 2014-15. The league was renamed the United States Premier 3 Hockey League for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. The USP3HL was folded after the 2016-17 season with the remaining teams moving to the Elite Division, which was previously the USPHL's 2nd level league name (and renamed the Premier Division for 2017-18). The division was originally formed from the Empire Junior Hockey League when it was absorbed by the USPHL when it was formed in 2013.
Cancellation of PlayoffsEdit
On March 12, 2020 the league released the following statement. "The USPHL announced Thursday its decision to suspend Premier and Elite National Championships effective immediately. The decision was unanimously made by the USPHL Board of Directors with the best interest of USPHL players and staff in mind."
- The DME Swamp Rabbits folded.
- The Palm Beach Hawks do not return after dropping out early in the 2018-19 season.
- The Charleston Colonials are added to the league.
- The Beijing Shougang Eagles are no longer in the league.
- The Hartford Jr. Wolfpack, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, and Islanders Hockey Club are no longer in the league.
- The Carolina Eagles are renamed the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes.
|Boston Jr. Bruins||44||16||27||1||0||117||155||33|
|New Jersey Rockets||44||11||25||6||2||91||165||30|
|New York Jr. Aviators||44||12||29||1||2||128||228||27|
|Carolina Jr. Hurricanes||44||31||10||1||2||187||103||65|
|Hampton Roads Whalers||44||25||15||3||1||143||109||54|
|Tampa Bay Juniors||44||25||16||3||0||164||147||53|
|Atlanta Mad Hatters||44||17||24||2||1||115||152||37|
|Florida Jr. Blades||44||9||29||4||2||100||190||24|
Each division plays down to two teams using best-of-three series. The remaining two teams advance to the National tournament which is held at Gallant Arena and the J. Thom Lawler Arena on the campus of Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts March 12-16, 2020. Nationals consist of the teams being divided up into two pools of four with the teams playing a round robin within the group. The top two teams advance to a semifinal game. The semifinal winners meet for the championship.
The Jersey Hitmen earned a bye to the National Tournament.
- Northern Cyclones defeated Boston Jr. Bruins 2 games to none
- Springfield Pics defeated Boston Bandits 2 games to none
- New York Jr. Aviators defeated New Jersey Rockets 2 games to none
- Richmond Generals defeated Hampton Roads Whalers 2 games to none
- Carolina Jr. Hurricanes defeated Charlotte Rush 2 games to none
- Charleston Colonials defeated Florida Eels 2 games to 1
- Atlanta Mad Hatters defeated Tampa Bay Juniors 2 games to 1
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