FHL Announces Affiliation with International Developmental Hockey League

Syracuse, NY - Mark A. Richards, BIO, Director of Hockey Operations of the International Developmental Hockey League announced today that the IDHL has affiliated with the Federal Hockey League and will be holding a joint try-out camp for players over the age of 20 who wish to further their hockey opportunities to play either in the Federal Hockey League or the affiliate International Developmental Hockey League.

The IDHL will serve as a feeder league to the FHL beginning with the 2017-2018 season and players will be called up on a weekly basis to supplement the FHL rosters.  It is anticipated that the FHL will modify their rules by expanding their rosters from 18 to 20 players thus allowing for IDHL players to be called up to fill in rosters spots as needed.  We believe anywhere from 10-15% of the IDHL players could be called up on any given weekend.

A four day camp will be held in Syracuse, NY from Thursday June 15h through Sunday June 18th at the Lysander Ice Arena located in Baldwinsville, NY a suburb of Syracuse, NY.  Both leagues will be conducting a draft on Sunday the 18th which will be live streamed for all to watch.

The camp will consist of three scrimmage games, one each day plus several practices. Goaltenders will report on Thursday and have additional on ice sessions to assist in the evaluation process.  Representative from both FHL and IDHL teams will be in attendance looking to solidify their rosters.  The cost will be $325 per player which will include a jersey.  Hotel accommodations have been made at:   Homewood Suites 6066 Fair Lakes Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057, contact Stephanie Forbes at 315-433-1009 Ext 604 at a cost of $99.99 per night plus tax for up to two players per room.  A full breakfast will be provided each morning at the hotel.  Check in will begin at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday and again at 8:00 A.M. on Friday at the Arena, at which time players shall be assigned to their respective teams. 

We will limit the number of players to 92 which will allow for four teams to be assembled.  An application and resume, along with a check payable to the International Developmental Hockey League for $325 can be mailed to the IDHL c/o Andrew J. “Sarge” Richards at 46 Indigo Loop South Miramar Beach, FL 32550, you may contact Sarge at 267-261-0887 or email him at arichards@theidhl.com if you have any additional questions.  All applications will be reviewed to insure we have the best available players at the camp.