NAHL Top Prospects Tournament gets underway on Tuesday
February 27, 2018
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) 2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is here and faces off on Tuesday, February 27 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
120 total players from the NAHL are spread amongst six 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, East, Midwest and South, along with two NAHL Selects teams.
Fans can watch the event live in HD on HockeyTV
. Nick Marek (Lone Star Brahmas) and Ken Oda (Minot Minotauros) will be providing the play-by-play and commentary.
For more information on the 2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, including tickets, and hotel information, please visit: http://nahl.com/tpt/
2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Schedule (eastern standard time)
Tuesday, February 27th
Wednesday, February 28th
The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly-scouted events in junior hockey. Last season, over 230 scouts attended the event, which featured almost every NHL team and NCAA Division I school. It continues to be an important part of the NAHL event model, which includes the NAHL Showcase in September and the NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship in May.
One of the things the NAHL does better than any other junior league is seeing their players earn an NCAA opportunity while playing and being showcased in the NAHL. To date, 162 players have already made NCAA Division I commitments during the 2017-18 season.
The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament plays a big role in that success, with over half of the players who played in last year’s Top Prospects Tournament, earning an NCAA Division I opportunity following their participation in the event. The event continues to provide the hundreds of NHL and NCAA scouts in attendance with a look at the best uncommitted players the NAHL has to offer, as well as, some potential NHL Draft picks.