Winchester, MA, January 10, 2020 — The Boston Imperials, in just their second season, have been selected by the prestigious midget hockey league known as the BEAST, as a franchise member beginning in the 2020 Fall Season. The Imperials U14, U15, U16 and U18 Tier 1 National Bound teams will participate either the National and Showcase Divisions. The Boston Imperials participated as guests last year in their inaugural season. Since their founding in 2019, they have added significant resources to the hockey staff, hiring long-time junior hockey veteran and Pittsburgh Penguins scout Frank Golden as General Manager, Rivers School Head Coach Shawn McEachern at U16 National Bound Tier 1 Coach, along with long-time Boston Bruins scout Scott Fitzgerald, who has taken an ownership interest.
"We were looking for a franchise member north of Boston that had a strong hockey staff and business structure to add to our league and the Boston Imperials met those strict guidelines in which to be awarded a franchise. They have a very strong staff, and were a unanimous vote by the founding members. We are thrilled to have them in our league," noted Brandon Johnson, President of the CT Chiefs.
"We are excited to be joining the League as a franchise member and I want to thank the BEAST's charter members for giving us this opportunity. We are excited to put some very competitive teams on the ice next fall." said Dennis Franczak, Boston Imperials founder and club President.
Located in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, the BEAST Tournament Series celebrates its 4th season this fall, having established itself is the top showcase league for split season midget players.
Since its founding 4 years ago, the BEAST League has seen almost 200 players make their NCAA Commitments, with over 95% of these players advancing to Division I colleges and universities. The BEAST League has also seen many players advance to play at the highest levels of junior hockey in both the United States and Canada.
The Boston Imperials are a USA Hockey Sanctioned Hockey Club headquartered in Winchester, MA with a National Tier 1 Academy Program at Matignon High School as well as fall Tier 1 and Tier 2 National Bound Boys and Girls teams at the U14-U19 Levels.
The BEAST League is the top split season Midget League in the Northeast with over 200 NCAA Commitments and players that advance to the highest levels of hockey. It offers league and showcase play for Tier 1 Boys midget programs and Academies.
For more information on the BEAST League, visit the following links: