Dates and locations announced for 2019 NAHL Combines
December 7, 2018
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the dates and locations for the 2019 Combines. The NAHL Combines are driven by the North American Hockey League and operated by the NAHL’s professional staff in order to serve the most valuable asset to hockey… the players. The goal is to provide the aspiring hockey player to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience that is designed to maximize exposure at grand-scale events that provide a true look and feel of the genuine NAHL Experience. NAHL Combines are carefully designed to provide an experience, education, and exposure for prospects that strive to advance their hockey development at the junior hockey and college level.
There will be two combines for junior-aged players (1999-2003 birth years) and four combines for aspiring junior players (2003-2006) birth years.
Register for NAHL Combines at: http://nahl.com/fpc/events/
Experience means that players from all over North America and Europe will play multiple games against other NAHL and NCAA hockey prospects with team’s coached by staff members from NAHL, NAHL Central Scouting, and NA3HL teams, providing a top notch, professional, and memorable experience.
Education ensures the players are provided knowledge about NCAA compliance and eligibility, recruiting processes, the correct and legitimate path to college hockey, as well as an in-depth look at the three different tiers of junior hockey. This includes seminars that discuss the NAHL junior hockey experience, the ladder of development, as well as, NCAA compliance seminars.
Exposure means that players compete in front of junior and college scouts and gain additional exposure through NAHL Central Scouting. With NAHL Tryout Camps and the NAHL Draft taking place from May through July, NAHL Combines are a perfect indicator to evaluate just how ready they are for the next step and receive valuable feedback.
NAHL Combine Dates and Locations
March 29-31, 2019 – Woodridge, Illinois (14U and 16U players, 2003-2006)
• Played in conjunction with the NA3HL’s Fraser Cup Championship. All NAHL teams in attendance.
April 5-7, 2019 – Attleboro, Massachusetts (First of two junior combines for junior-aged players, 1999-2003)
• Played during the same weekend as New Jersey Titans vs. Northeast Generals (NAHL) regular season games.
April 12-14, 2019 – Rochester, Michigan (Second of two junior combines for junior-aged players, 1999-2003)
• A combine that is exclusively for junior-aged players looking to play in the NAHL or NA3HL.
April 26-28, 2019 – Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (14U and 16U players, 2003-2006)
• First ever NAHL combine in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area
May 3-5, 2019 – Anaheim, California (14U and 16U players, 2003-2006)
• Great location for players on the West Coast and traditionally fills up very fast.
May 10-12, 2019 – Blaine, Minnesota (14U and 16U players, 2003-2006)
• Played in conjunction with the NAHL’s Robertson Cup National Championship. Over 100 NCAA/NHL scouts.
Celebrating its 44th season in 2018-19, the NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 24 teams in 13 states from across North America. During the 2017-18 season, the NAHL set a new single-season record with 331 NCAA commitments, with over 70% of those being NCAA Division I commitments. In addition, nine players with NAHL experience were selected in the 2018 NHL Draft. Currently, 32% of freshmen playing NCAA Division I hockey are alumni of the NAHL.