The Wranglers Join the USPHL Premier League, News (RELM Wranglers Hockey Club)

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The Wranglers Join the USPHL Premier League
The Largest Junior Hockey League In The United States, the USPHL Premier, will become not only larger but even more international than its first foray into Canada during this 2023-24 season.

An entire new Ontario-and Quebec-based division will be joining in 2024-25, with five teams being announced right from the start and additional announcements expected in the coming months as negotiations continue with some of Canada’s top junior organizations looking to become part of the United States Premier Hockey League. 

The USPHL Premier of 2023-24 is a 61-team league with a completely national footprint in the United States, ranging from Maine to Miami, and Seattle to San Diego. The addition this 2023-24 season of College Universel Gatineau, located in Gatineau, Que., saw the Premier add its first Canadian team to the league membership. College Universel Gatineau will be joined in the new Canada Division by Somang Laurentides Lanaudiere (SLL) Hockey, Hawkesbury KnightsKingston WranglersMontreal BlackVees, and College Universel Sherbrooke

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2024, the Wranglers' ownership group RELM Sports hosts nearly 30 sports tournaments across Ontario, manages spring and summer teams and provides hockey development programs out of its base of Kingston, Ontario. RELM sports was founded after a rebrand of a previous tournament company and today is led by its owner Ryan Thompson. 

"We're eager to bring Junior Hockey back to Kingston as the Wranglers join the USPHL Premier Hockey League next season. This marks a significant chapter for our organization, and we're committed to fostering talent and contributing to the local hockey community," said Thompson. 
 
Coming in as Head Coach is Mark Major, a native of North York, Ont., who was drafted 25th overall in the second round of the 1988 NHL Early Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. After a 15-year playing career, he has dedicated his time the past two decades coaching in Kingston and making a positive impact on young athletes. 

We are excited to get this team rolling. 

For inquiries, please contact head coach, Mark Major - [email protected]
 
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