Empire League Ranks 4th in College Placements
The Empire Junior Hockey League had 101 former players begin their collegiate careers during the 2010-11 season. Other junior leagues that had more college placements than the Empire League were the USHL, NAHL, and the Eastern League. Thirty Empire League players were on a Division 1 roster this past season. Two teams were tied in leading the league in placements; the Jr. Bruins organization and New Hampshire both with 11. Following them was New York Applecore with 10, the Falcons with 8, South Shore/Foxboro with 7, Capital District, Maksymum, and Valley each with 6. Western New England College had the most former Empire League players with 7. Framingham State and Franklin Pierce both had 5 and Mass-Lowell, Southern New Hampshire, and Johnson & Wales each had 4.