ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The USHL held its inaugural American Cup Showcase in Rochester, N.Y. Dec. 3-5. The event occurred at the Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex and the Rochester Ice Center.
Youth organizations from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania attended the event, competing for titles at the 15-U, 16-U, and 18-U levels. The Valley Forge Minutemen defeated the Rochester Coalition to capture the 15-U division. At the 16-U level, the Long Island Gulls skated to victory over the New Jersey Rockets in the championship game, 4-3. Finally, in the 18-U division, Bishop Kearney Selects earned the championship banner over Long Island, 4-1.
Here is a look at 15 defensemen and goaltenders born between 2003-2006, who distinguished themselves as junior and college prospects.