Second NAPHL event of 2018-19 season gets underway in Blaine
October 19, 2018
The 10th anniversary season of NAPHL hockey continues this weekend with the second event of the 2018-19 season at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.
The event begins on Friday, October 19th with the debut of the NAPHL Showcase and Prep Divisions.
All games will be broadcast live through HockeyTV, the official broadcast provider of the NAPHL.
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“We are coming off a great first event and we are excited for the debut of the NAPHL Showcase and Prep Divisions. NAHL Central Scouting will be in full force at this weekend's event, so that should provide additional exposure for all of the NAPHL players looking to make an impression,” said NAPHL Director Tony Zasowski.
The new NAPHL Showcase Division is open to any youth hockey independent Tier I or top Tier II 18U and 16U teams within North America. Teams looking to join the new Showcase Division should contact NAPHL Director Tony Zasowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
The NAPHL has established itself as one of the premier grounds for development and exposure, and is a great stepping-stone for development and training for young hockey players looking to gain experience and knowledge to work their way up to the National level. The success of teams on the National stage, as well as, the success of NAPHL players at the next levels of hockey, is further proof that the NAPHL is redefining exposure and has elevated itself as the leader in development and opportunity.
The NAPHL has enjoyed a record-breaking amount of advancement in recent seasons, which is highlighted by a large amount of advancement of players to the North American Hockey League (NAHL). No other USA Hockey Midget Tier I league has had more players play in the NAHL over the course of the last two seasons than the NAPHL. 48 players from the NAPHL were tendered to play in the NAHL for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The NAPHL saw over 90 alumni play in the NAHL during the 2017-18 season. In addition, four NAPHL alumni were selected in the 2018 NHL Draft and a total of 27 NAPHL alumni have been selected in the last six NHL Drafts.