NAHL Prospects Challenge begins in Minnesota
The 2023 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Prospects Challenge is ready to go and begins on Friday, May 19th in Minnesota. The games, which take place from May 19-21, will be held at Fogerty Arena and the NSC Super Rink, in Blaine, Minnesota, and the TCO Sports Garden in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota.
There is no admission fee for the Prospects Challenge games and all games can be viewed live on HockeyTV.
Now in its third season, the NAHL Prospects Challenge is an extension of the NAPHL Fall League, in which 18U and 16U teams, will be put together and represented by NAHL Member teams. The NAHL Prospects Challenge was strategically designed to take place in conjunction with the Robertson Cup and allows for more NAHL teams to participate, scout, recruit, educate potential players and attract prospects from a greater geographical area.
The event is designed to maximize exposure for the players and bring together teams for likeminded and enhanced competition. Each NAHL member club is eligible to enter one 18U team and one 16U team in the event.
“Over the years, the NAHL has created more opportunities for players to play, develop, and be exposed to upward movement. The Prospects Challenge is another great example of fulfilling that mission. It is another one of our great events designed to maximize exposure,” said NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld.
Teams will play a three-game round robin with top teams advancing and remaining teams playing a consolation game on Sunday. Games will be played with three, 20-minute run time periods.