Final NAHL Combine set to go in California
The 2022 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Combines conclude this weekend with the final Combine of the 2022 season at the Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena in Irvine, CA. 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.
While you are in California, the goal during the NAHL Combine is to provide your aspiring hockey player with a one-of-a-kind experience that is designed to maximize exposure that provide a true look and feel of the genuine NAHL Experience. NAHL Combines are carefully designed to provide an Education, Exposure, and Experience for prospects that strive to advance their hockey development at the junior hockey and college level.
NAHL Staff will be on site this weekend to make sure you have the best experience possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please make sure to ask a staff member.
Combine Seminars: During the 2022 NAHL Combines, the players' introduction to junior hockey will continue through educational seminars for both combine participants and their families. These seminars will discuss the USA Hockey/NAHL partnership and the path to college hockey in the U.S. along the NAHL Ladder of Development, in addition to academic preparation and NCAA compliance.
The seminars for the Combine in Irvine will take place on Saturday, May 7th at 11am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm, and 5:00pm at Great Park ice. Players and parents are encouraged to attend one of the seminars during their stay.
NAHL Combines are an important part of the player procurement process. With NAHL Tryout Camps and the NA3HL and NAHL Drafts taking place later this Spring and Summer, NAHL Combines are a perfect indicator to evaluate just how ready they are for the next step and receive valuable feedback.
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, virtual 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 in late July, NAHL Combines are a perfect indicator to evaluate just how ready they are for the next step and receive valuable feedback.
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.