Second showcase event in Blaine just a week away
November 28, 2014
The 2014 North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) Showcase presented by Easton Hockey is just a week way. The event will be played from December 5-8 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.
The event features all 32 teams from the Tier I North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), 12 additional teams competing in the Bantam Tournament Series (BTS) and four teams competing in the girls 16U level in the debut of the Girls Tournament Series (GTS). In total, 80 teams will be at the event.
The NAPHL 16U All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, December 7th at 7:15pm.
In addition, all 31 NA3HL teams will play three regular-season games at the Showcase, which is annually one of the most well-attended and scouted events of the entire season for the league, attracting college and junior scouts alike. The 32nd team competing in the NA3HL portion of the event will be a prospects team from the newly formed North American 3 Eastern Hockey League (NA3EHL).
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.
“I think the consensus across the league is that there is a lot of excitement that this event is returning to Blaine, because it offers a great opportunity for a wide array of college and junior programs to attend,” said NA3HL/NAPHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld. “With the addition of the NAPHL, the Bantam Tournament Series and the debut of the Girls Tournament Series, it will add to the overall excitement of the event and we feel it will be one of those unique opportunities that allows us to celebrate the players,”
For more details on the NA3HL/NAPHL Showcase presented by Easton Hockey, including ticket, hotel, rental car, scouting and schedule information, visit: na3hl.com/showcase
All the games at the Showcase will be broadcast live on FASTHockey
In addition, the NAHL Event Scouting System will debut for the 2014-15 season for the NA3HL and NAPHL in Blaine. The Event Scouting System is lead by Craig Barnett, Coordinator of Player of Personnel for both the NA3HL and NAPHL. Barnett’s primary role is to coordinate the scouting at all NA3HL and NAPHL events, and to promote player advancement and to supply information to NAHL, NCAA and other junior and collegiate coaches.