The North American Hockey League announced today the game schedule for the sixth annual NAHL Showcase Tournament, which will be held from September 17-20, 2008 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn.
All 18 NAHL teams, in addition to both the USA Hockey National Team Development Program¹s Under 18 and Under 17 teams, will play four regular-season games during the event.
In conjunction with the NAHL Showcase Tournament, the league will also host the first of its three NAHL Future Prospects Tournaments, highlighting 56 of the top Midget Major, Midget Minor and Bantam teams in the country.
The NAHL Future Prospects Tournament committee will announce the field of the first event, along with the game schedule, by July 10, 2008.
More than 200 college and professional scouts attended the 2007 NAHL Showcase Tournament, also held at the Super Rink. The event eclipsed the 7,000-mark in total attendance.
More details on both the NAHL Showcase Tournament and the NAHL Future Prospects Tournaments will be released in the coming weeks.
The complete 2008-09 NAHL regular-season schedule will be released this week.
The oldest and largest junior league in the United States, the North American Hockey League, a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior A league boasting 19 teams from across the country, including the esteemed USA Hockey National Team Development Program, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey.