USHL commissioner Bill Robertson: Fall Classic is for the players
The Rink Live's Kirsten Krull spoke with Robertson about the importance of the Fall Classic, the opportunity for the players the event provides, and what's next on the calendar for the league.
PITTSBURGH — The USHL Fall Classic has now wrapped up, but The Rink Live caught up with USHL Commissioner Bill Robertson at the event and discussed how big of an opportunity the event is for players with all of the NCAA and NHL scouts in attendance and what is next for the league.
"Colleges want to look at these kids who might not have been drafted or not committed to a school yet this is their chance to shine," said Robertson. "This is the only time of the year where all 16 member clubs get a chance to be together. There's a lot of networking that goes on, a lot of comradery, it brings everything to what I call a hockey haven."
The USHL has two more large events on the calendar including the American Cup in Rochester, New York, from Dec. 1-4 and the Frosty Cup in Dallas from Jan. 26-29.