Top Prospects Tournament Rosters Announced
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the rosters for next month’s Top Prospects Tournament, sponsored by SBK Hockey, which will be held from Dec. 5-7 at the Iorio Ice Arena in Walpole, Mass.
At the event, four teams comprised of the NAHL’s top committed and un-committed college players, including the seven NAHL players recognized on last month's NHL Central Scouting Bureau “Players to Watch” list for 2011 draft-eligibles, will play a three-game round robin.
To recognize four of the NAHL’s more prominent alumni, the Top Prospects Tournament teams are named Team Miller (after Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, who played in the NAHL as a member of the Soo Indians); Team Rafalski (after Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski, formerly of the NAHL’s Melvindale Blades); Team Legwand (after Nashville Predators forward David Legwand, who skated with the NAHL’s Compuware Ambassadors); and Team Weight (after New York Islanders forward Doug Weight, who developed in the NAHL as a member of the Bloomfield Jets).
The Top Prospects Tournament will also feature the third North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) event of the season, in which all Midget Major and Midget Minor teams will compete from Dec. 3-6 at both the Iorio Ice Arena and Foxboro Sports Center in Foxboro, Mass.