2014-15 NAPHL season is underway at the NAHL Showcase
September 18, 2014
The NAHL Showcase Tournament, presented by Easton, is underway, which includes the beginning of the NAPHL season. This season marks the 12th season for the NAHL Showcase, which will be held from September 17-21 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. Traditionally, the NAHL Showcase attracts close to 10,000 people in overall attendance, including more than 300 junior, NCAA and professional scouts.
Besides the 24 NAHL teams in attendance, there will also be 32 teams competing at the Tier I 18U Midget Major and 16U Midget Minor levels from the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL). For the third straight season, eight teams from the Upper Midwest High School Elite League (UMHSEL) will be participating at the Showcase. In addition, the Tier I High Performance Hockey League (HPHL) is going to have all of their 18U Midget Major and 16U Midget Minor teams competing at the event including some crossover games against the NAPHL (Compuware, Chicago Young Americans, Honeybaked, Little Caesars, Mission, Team Illinois). Finally, the event will feature four 16U At-Large teams from across the U.S.
All off the NAHL, NAPHL and HPHL games can be seen live through FASTHockey, the official broadcast provider of the NAHL. To view any game from the NAHL Showcase, visit www.fasthockey.com
“A lot of hard work has gone into preparing for the NAHL Showcase and we are confident that everyone is going to have a great experience,” said NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. “Each year we try and make the Showcase bigger and better and we think this year will be no exception to that. We wish the best of luck to all the players competing at the event this week.”
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