NAPHL event off to a great start
September 22, 2017
The NAPHL’s 9th season opened up on Thursday with the first set of games at the 15th annual NAHL Showcase.
As a part of the event, the High Performance Hockey League (HPHL) is also participating with several crossover games between the two leagues.
Day 1 was as close as it gets between the two leagues. With over 260 NHL, NCAA and junior scouts checking in through Thursday, there were plenty of great games to watch and great individual performances.
In 16 crossover games, the leagues were virtually even in competition with the NAPHL holding a 8-7-1 edge. In the 18U Division, NAPHL teams were 5-2-1, while in the 16U Division, NAPHL teams went 3-5 against their HPHL counterparts.
Friday features some more great match-ups and the HPHL and guest teams will be treated to the NCAA Seminars, which we be running simultaneously with the event.
All games will be broadcast live through HockeyTV, the official broadcast provider of the NAPHL.
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Besides the 23 NAHL teams in attendance, there will also be 50 teams competing at the Tier I 18U Midget Major 16U and 15U Midget Minor levels from the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL). For the sixth 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.