To create an environment that best fosters the development of Junior level hockey players.
For over ten years, the Eugene Generals have become part of the foundation of Tier III hockey in the United States. Since our inception, the Generals have developed hundreds of players both on and off the ice, giving every young man that wears the Generals colors the opportunity to better themselves as a hockey player and as a person overall.
As one of only a handful of Tier III Junior Hockey teams since 2005 to not once change team name, location, or ownership, the Eugene Generals take a tremendous amount of pride in being able to offer players a proven model for success while ensuring parents and families that their children are in good hands.
United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL)
The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL), founded in 2012, currently contains a total of sixty nine (69) Tier III Junior Hockey teams that are located in the Northwest, Midwest, and along the Eastern Seaboard. The USPHL's sixty nine Tier III teams are organized into three individiaul "tiers" of their own - Premier, Elite, and USP3HL - which each "tier" operate independently of one another. The Premier Division is the top tier of the USPHL League structure, followed by the Elite and USP3HL Divisions respectively. Teams have been selected to participate in specific USPHL divisions based opon geography, strong player pools, rink ownership, financial strength and history of sucess and integrity at the highest level.
The USPHL aims to prepare and develop players for college hockey and beyond with a tiered development structure in accordance with USA Hockey's American Development Model, the result of which has led to an impressive list of alumni that includes Jack Eichel, Jimmy Vesey, and Charlie Coyle. Over the past two seasons alone, the USPHL has seen over 500 alumni advance on to the college ranks and numerous others advance to the professional levels.
Since it's inception, the USPHL's primary focus has been developing players and ultimately advancing them on to the college ranks. With the large majority of schools that support hockey programs based in the Midwest and East Coast, the Generals' move in to the USPHL greatly increases the amount of exposure our players will receive from Tier I, Tier II, DI, DIII, and ACHA scouts.
The Eugene Generals compete in the Pacific Division of the USP3HL along with the Seattle Ravens, Tri-City Outlaws and West Sound Warriors. Altogether, a total of thirty teams comprise four divisions (Pacific, Midwest, North, and South) that make up the USP3HL.
Alumni from NOR-PAC Tier-III Junior A includes players who have been or currently on rosters for University of Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA D-I), Cape Fear (SEHL), Spokane (WHL), and many other Junior A and Major Junior hockey teams. A full list of Generals alumni is available here:
United States Tier III Junior A Hockey (USA Hockey)
Tier-III Junior A hockey is an excellent environment that will prepare elite, motivated players to move on to college, higher levels of United States Junior A hockey or Major Junior hockey. The 11 Tier-III Junior A leagues are as follows: NPHL, American West Hockey League (AWHL), Minnesota Junior Hockey League (MNJHL), Continental Hockey League (CHL), Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL), Eastern Junior Hockey League South (EJHLS), Empire Junior Hockey League (EJHL), Great Lakes Junior Hockey League (GLJHL), Metropolitan Junior Hockey League (MJHL), and the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL).