FRISCO, TEXAS - The North American Hockey League announced today the 20-man rosters for its first annual Top Prospects Tournament, which will be held February 17-19 at the Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The event will feature all-star teams from the NAHL's Central, North and South Divisions, as well as a team from the U.S. National Team Development Program, competing in a three-game, round-robin tournament.
In the two, six-team divisions - the Central and South - five players were selected from the first-place teams as of January 1 (North Iowa/Wichita Falls); four from the second-place teams (Southern Minnesota/Fairbanks); three from the third- and fourth-place teams (Springfield/Fargo-Moorhead/Topeka/Alaska); and two from the fifth- and sixth-place teams (Alexandria/Bismarck/Kenai River/Texas). One wildcard player was also selected from each of the two divisions (North Iowa/Wichita Falls).
In the five-team North Division (excluding the NTDP), five players were chosen from the first-place team as of January 1 (St. Louis); four from the second-place team (Mahoning Valley); and three from the third-, fourth- and fifth-place teams (Alpena/Marquette/Traverse City). Two wildcard players were also selected from the division (St. Louis/Mahoning Valley).
"Our Top Prospects Tournament Selection Committee did an outstanding job evaluating and selecting the best our league has to offer to compete in this prestigious event," said NAHL commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. "College and professional scouts will be impressed with the level of talent assembled and the competitiveness."
The NTDP team will be comprised of players from both the Under-17 and Under-18 Teams.
The Holiday Inn-Ann Arbor is the official hotel of the Top Prospects Tournament. Enterprise is the official car rental company of the event.
Vist the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament website for more details.