The North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced today that scout passes for the 14th annual NAHL Showcase are now on sale. All 24 NAHL teams will play four regular-season games at the Showcase, which is one of hockey's most prominent and popular events of the entire season. The event will be held from September 21-24, 2016 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. A 2016 NAHL Showcase schedule is expected to be released in the very near future. The first game will begin at 10am on Wednesday, September 21st.
Scout passes are $100 for the entire event and include the following:
- Credential with lanyard
- Admission to all games (NAHL, NAPHL, HPHL and UMHSEL)
- Admission to exclusive scout room
- Event program with rosters
- NAHL scout book with player information
- Line-up charts
- Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Beverages (coffee, tea, water, soft drinks)
- Special scout gift from the NAHL
NOTE: Daily scout passes will be available for $35 and include all of the benefits listed below, however, daily scout passes are only available for purchase at the door during the event.
For scouting purposes, the NAHL Showcase is the premier event of its kind and is a yearly gathering for every NCAA program and NHL team as they get their first look at some of the best and brightest hockey talent North America has to offer. Last season over 330 NHL, NCAA and junior scouts attended the event.
The NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 24 teams from across North America, 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. During the 2015-16 season, the NAHL set a new single-season record with 253 NCAA commitments, 70% of which were NCAA Division I commitments. In addition, five current NAHL players were selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
The Schwan Super Rink is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world. The state-of-the-art facility, a $21 million project totaling over 300,000 square feet, features eight sheets of ice under one roof. With all its varied amenities and services, the Schwan Super Rink is absolutely unique in the world of ice sport facilities.
It will be the first event of the season for the NAPHL, which will also be played in conjunction with the Showcase. Now entering its seventh season, the NAPHL is made up of 45 teams that compete at the 18U, 16U and 15U levels.
The event will also feature eight additional teams from the Upper Midwest High School Elite League (UMHSEL) and 12 teams from the Tier I High Performance Hockey League (HPHL).
This marks the fifth straight Showcase in which the NAHL has partnered with the Upper Midwest High School Elite League. At the Showcase, the Elite League will feature eight total teams. It also marks the third straight Showcase that the NAHL has partnered with the High Performance Hockey League. The partnerships between the NAHL and the Elite League and the HPHL further enhances the Showcase since all see numerous players commit to NCAA programs each season.
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