NAPHL announces Top Prospect Tournament rosters and schedule
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) has announced the rosters for next month’s 2013 NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament, presented by Easton, which will be held from May 11-13 at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in Frisco, Texas.
The NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament is played in conjunction with the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) Robertson Cup National Championship Tournament, which features each of the four divisional playoff champions from the NAHL competing for the USA Hockey Tier II Junior National Championship, along with the North American 3 Hockey League’s (NA3HL) Top Prospects Tournament, which will feature 80 top junior eligible players from the NA3HL.
The event has quickly become one of the most highly-scouted events of its kind. Last season, dozens of junior, NCAA and NHL scouts attended the combined event.
At the event, four teams representing four regions of the NAPHL – California, Central, East and Michigan - will each play four games. Each team consists of a 20-man roster (12 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies) as chosen by the NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament Selection Committee as nominated by the league’s 18 head coaches. All the players in the NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament came from teams that played in the 18U Division this past season.
2013 NAPHL Top Prospects Schedule
May 11th: 8:00am – Team East vs. Team Michigan, 10:00am – Team Central vs. Team California, 4:00pm – Team Michigan vs. Team Central, 6:00pm – Team California vs. Team East
May 12th: 12:00pm – Team East vs. Team Central, 2:00pm – Team California vs. Team Michigan
May 13th: 8:00am - 3rd place vs. 4th place, 12:00pm - 1st place vs. 2nd place
For more information on the NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship Tournament including hotel, surrounding area information and things to do, visit www.robertsoncup.com