Six-time Stanley Cup champion Mark Messier will visit the upcoming North American Hockey League (NAHL) Showcase Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn., to celebrate The Messier’s Project’s new three-year role as the official helmet supplier of the NAHL.
Messier will take part in a celebratory puck drop at 10:30 a.m., at the Michigan Warriors-Amarillo Bulls game. He will be available to the media at 11 a.m. The Messier Project’s Mary-Kay Messier and NAHL commissioner Mark Frankenfeld will also be available.
The NAHL joins more than 250 associations and teams in choosing the M11 - the revolutionary hockey helmet featuring Cascade Sports’ Seven Technology - and encouraging better head protection across all levels of the sport.
In 2009, Messier, a true guardian of the game of hockey and player advocate, joined forces with Cascade Sports to create The Messier Project, a product development and public awareness campaign working to address the issue of concussion in hockey. The first product offering of The Messier Project, the M11 helmet, made its official debut with the start of the 2009-10 NHL season and quickly ushered in a new era in head protection for the sport of hockey. For more information, visit TheMessierProject.com.
The NAHL Showcase is now widely considered one of the most well-attended and heavily-scouted festivals in all of North America. Each of the league’s 26 teams will play four regular-season games during the event.
Traditionally, the NAHL Showcase Tournament attracts over 5,000 people in overall attendance, including more than 200 college and professional scouts. With the additions of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) and the NAHL Future Prospects Tournament events in recent years, that total is expected to exceed 9,000 this year.
Daily tickets are $8 for students/seniors and $15 for adults. Tournament passes are $20 for students/seniors and $50 for adults. Children 6 and under are free.
For more details on the SBK Hockey/NAHL Showcase Tournament, including the complete schedule, visit NAHLShowcase.com.