Top Prospects Tournament begins today
The North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) second Top Prospects Tournament of the season, sponsored by SBK Hockey, will be held from Feb. 20-22 at the Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Mich.
At the highly scouted event, four teams - Team Central, Team North, Team South and Team West - will play a three-game round robin.
Each team consists of a 20-man roster, with minor player crossover amongst the four teams.
NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Rosters
View the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament schedule here.
All Top Prospects Tournament games can be viewed live via the Internet through FASTHockey.com.
The NAHL is also auctioning off all game-worn player jerseys from the Top Prospects Tournament through eBay. Bids can be placed at NAHL.com/Auction.
In conjunction with the Top Prospects Tournament, all North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) teams - Midget Major (18U), Midget Minor (16U) and Bantam Major (14U) - will compete in the Championship Tournament Series for the right to be crowned league champions. That event will run from Feb. 18-21 at the Troy Sports Center in Troy, Mich., with the three division championship games being played at the Ice Cube.
The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) will also have representation at the Top Prospects Tournament, as two all-star teams will compete in the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament on Feb. 20-21 at the Ice Cube.
At the NAHL’s first Top Prospects Tournament of the season, which was held from Dec. 5-7 in Walpole, Mass., four teams comprised of the NAHL’s top committed and un-committed college players, including those recognized on the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s Players to Watch list for 2011 draft-eligibles, played a three-game round robin.
For more information on the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, visit NAHLTopProspects.com.
About the NAHL...
Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2010-11, the NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior A league boasting 27 teams from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey.
About the NAPHL...
In its second season, the NAPHL is made up of 38 Midget Major (18), Midget Minor (14) and Bantam Major (6) teams from 19 programs that compete at the Tier I AAA level. The NAPHL is comprised of five regular-season events leading up to its Championship Tournament Series in which the top teams at each level compete for a league championship. The NAPHL season concludes with its Top Prospects Tournament, which is held in conjunction with the NAHL Robertson Cup Championship Tournament. For more information on the NAPHL, visit NAPHL.com.
About the NA3HL...
In its first season, the 12-team North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of six USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior A leagues, serves as the top training ground in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification. For more information on the NA3HL, visit NA3HL.com.