NAHL Top Prospects begins on Monday
February 23, 2015
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) 2015 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, presented by Easton, begins on Monday and will be held from February 23-24, 2015 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 100 total players from the NAHL will be spread amongst five teams, who will play in two games each during the event. The event will feature teams that represent the four divisions in the NAHL: Central, Midwest, North and South, along with an NAHL Selects team.
SCOUT PASSES ON SALE: Scout passes will be available for $50 for the entire event or $30 a day and are on sale now. The packet includes a pass for entrance into the Ann Arbor Ice Cube for all two days of the event, access to the scout room, which will include food and beverage throughout the event, a tournament program, line charts for each game and all pertinent team and player information.
For more information on the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, including rosters, schedule, ticket information, hotels, arena info, please visit www.nahl.com/tpt
The NAHL is also pleased to announce that the US National Team Development Program (NTDP) will also take part in the NAHL event, with the USNTDP 18-Team playing the South Division team on Monday, February 23rd and then the USNTDP 17-Team facing the NAHL Selects Team on Tuesday, February 24th. The NAHL and the NTDP have a rich and productive 12-year history together, as the NTDP was a full-time member of the NAHL from 1997-2009.
2015 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Schedule (all times eastern)
Monday, February 23rd: North vs. Central, 1pm – NAHL Selects vs. Midwest, 4pm – South vs. USNTDP-18, 7pm
Tuesday, February 24th: Midwest vs. North, 11am – Central vs. South, 2pm – NAHL Selects vs. USNTDP-17, 5pm
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) and North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) will also play their Top Prospects Tournaments during the two days. The NAPHL will feature four teams comprised of 80 players and the NA3HL will have representation by all 31 teams will be represented amongst teams in the five divisions of the NA3HL, as well as, a sixth NA3HL 18U Selects Team.
In a very short period of time, the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament has become one of the most highly-scouted events of its kind. Last season, over 180 scouts attended the event, which featured almost every NHL team and NCAA Division I school. Over a third of the players that competed in last year’s event ended up with an NCAA Division I opportunity. Combined in 2015 with the NAPHL and the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournaments, it will make for an exciting week of hockey and provides a great opportunity for every scout and coach to get a close look the talent in the three leagues.