Pro-AM Pre-Draft HOCKEY SHOWCASE
BOSTON May 7-13, 2019
Do you want to play college, boarding/prep school or Junior Hockey in the US?
FOR: Players born 1999-2003
WHERE: Boston, USA
Together with Euro Hockey Connections (EHC) Bluechip will be bringing players to one of the most prestigious hockey showcases in the USA.
This trip is an outstanding athletic educational experience. Players are given firsthand information regarding what are the requirements to play college hockey and or junior hockey in North America. This experience and information will guide you in making the decision as to where you may choose to pursue your next step in your hockey future. We strive to make sure that players understand what their opportunities may be!
EHC have for over 11 years put teams together of junior players and attended the Pro-AM Pre-Draft Showcase in Boston. We compete against teams and players from many of the best junior leagues in North America. The Pre-Draft is undoubtedly one of the best places for our players to compete to show themselves to NCAA coaches, Boarding/Prep and junior hockey coaches from across the USA and Canada. Also good to know is that there are always numerous NHL scouts in attendance as well.
Many of the players who have attended the Pre-Draft with EHC in the past have had offers from NCAA schools as well as USHL, NAHL, NCDC, EHL, USPHL, AJHL, WSHL Tier III and prep school programs. 2 former alumni have also been drafted and are currently playing in the NHL.
Spaces are open to all European players but spaces are limited so register early. We will bring 3 teams with us again this year with maximum of 27 forwards, 18 defenders and 6 goalies. Making sure that everyone sees a lot of playing time and exposure.
The trip does not only consist of playing in the Pre-Draft Tournament. We will arrive early to give you the opportunity to visit colleges and/or Prep Schools, listen to interesting lectures from NHL players, NCAA, minimum of 1 practice and 1 exhibition match and a guarantee of 3 matches minimum in the tournament.
The investment for the trip is SEK 12,500. A non–refundable deposit of SEK 2 500 is paid at time of registration and the rest is invoiced 8 weeks prior to the trip and must be paid in full before arrival in Boston. If payment has not been received the player will not be able to play in the tournament. Players looking to arrive earlier and or staying later may do so on their own expense.
Players will need to arrive in Boston no later than May 7th and can look at booking return flights on May 13th.
This is included in the fee:
- 6 nights accommodation (double or triple room) including breakfast at the Hilton Hotel in Dedham, Boston
- Tournament fee
- Practice ice (training session and exhibition game)
- Ground transportation to and from the airport (at specific times)
- All ground transportation to the arenas and venues
- Lectures and seminars
- Visit to college and/or boarding/prep schools
This is not included in the fee:
- Flights / Airfare to and from Boston
- Lunch and dinner
- Spending money
- Insurance (* All players must have their own insurance)
Sample itinerary, finalized itinerary (with times, etc) will be mailed out approx. 1-2 week prior to arrival.
Tue May 7: Arrival and check into hotel
(EHC buss will leave Boston Logan, Terminal E at 4.00pm and at 9pm)
Wed May 8: Educational lectures, college and/or boarding/prep school visits
Thur May 9: Practice and exhibition game
Fri May 10: Tournament / meetings with scouts and schools
Sat May 11: Tournament / meetings with scouts and schools
Sun May 12: Playoffs / Sightseeing / Shopping
Mon May 13: Check out and airport and back home