2021 Top Prospects gets underway Saturday morning
The 2021 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament gets underway on Saturday, June 19th at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota. The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly scouted events of its kind. 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.
Scout passes for the event are available online for purchase.
For more information on the 2021 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, please visit: http://nahl.com/tpt/
The 2021 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is being held in cooperation with the Robertson Cup, which began on Friday, June 18th with the Aberdeen Wings and the Shreveport Mudbugs bringing home wins in Game 1. Game 2 are on Saturday after the Top Prospects games at 4:30pm and 7:30pm.
2021 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Schedule (all times eastern)
Saturday, June 19th
11:00am: South vs. East
1:30pm: Central vs. Midwest
Sunday, June 20th
9:30am: Midwest vs. South
12:00pm: East vs. Central
The number of players each NAHL team is sending to the tournament, in which teams from the four NAHL divisions: Central, East, Midwest and South is based on each team’s winning percentage from the 2020-21 regular season. Each team is comprised of 22 players (13 forwards, 7 defensemen, 2 goalies).
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, 337 players have already made an NCAA commitment during the 2020-21 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 opportunity following their participation in the event. Only those NAHL players without an NCAA commitment are eligible to participate in the 2021 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, with the exception of those who have been identified by NHL Central Scouting as potential prospects for the 2021 NHL Draft.