The Peak Performance spring
high school hockey league is open to all 8th-graders,
freshman, sophomores, and juniors.
This will be a draft style league that will
focus on the development of varsity level players.
"The goal of the Peak Performance Spring League is to give the area high
school players an opportunity to play in a competitive
draft-style league that has a focus on having fun and
getting a lot of ice time,” Peak Performance co-owner Eric
The Peak Performance staff will select the teams with the
goal of making all the teams in the league as balanced as
We will take input from the area high school, prep school
and youth hockey coaches on the ability of each player in
the draft. We will try to place players from the same
high school on the same team, but may split certain programs
to create balanced teams.
If, after the first week, we find that a team is much
stronger or weaker than the other teams, we will simply make
a trade to balance out the teams. The league has used this
draft style the past 6 years and has always produced
The league will play on
Saturday and Sunday mornings, beginning at 8 a.m., at
Cushing Academy in Ashburnham.
“Ice hockey is not a sport that you can play
for just three months a year,” Leominster High ice hockey
coach Cory Beaulac said. “The Spring League gives these
players an opportunity to work on their skills, and at the
same time improve the things they have learned this past
“With only one game per week the spring league is a great opportunity for
players to get back on the ice after a long high school
season,” Short said.
Each team will play 10 games and each game will
consist of three 17-minute running time periods.
“Hockey is definitely a sport in which playing in the
offseason is beneficial to development of high-level
skills,” Short said. “Players that are on the ice year round
are much better skaters and usually have more
advanced hockey skills.”
The league will follow the rules set forth by the National
Federation of State High School Hockey. Each game will have
two on-ice officials and an official scorer.