The Junior Hockey News ranked the best Tier-2 and Tier-3 Junior Leagues in North America, ratings were based on the 2017-18 season and how teams/league move players on to the NHL, College, USHL and/or Major Junior programs in Canada.
To no surprise, the NAHL was chosen as the best Tier-2 league in North America and the EHL as the best Tier-3 league.
"The NAHL is simply light years ahead everyone else. No other league comes close to matching the player marketing of the NAHL. From very well executed events, an incredibly active stream of player marketing, to a propaganda department like none other. The NAHL simply out works every other league when it comes to moving players on to higher levels."
Full Article on Tier-2 Juniors; https://thejuniorhockeynews.com/rating-the-junior-hockey-leagues-tier-ii-united-states-and-canada-2018-edition/
"The EHL, was once again the top producer of NCAA prospects at the Tier III level. The EHL also continued to move players on to Tier II when those opportunities were presented. The EHL lead all Tier III leagues in NCAA D-3 and D-2 placements. Be the best at one thing and you don’t have to worry about what anyone else may be doing."
Full Article on Tier-3 Juniors;
Team Maryland is one of two programs that owns both a franchise in the EHL and NAHL. Team Maryland is excited to announce details of an affiliation with the Youngstown Phantom in the USHL in the coming weeks.