Second NAPHL event in Romeoville gets underway Friday
October 17, 2014
The 2014-15 North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) regular season resumes on Friday, with its second event of the year taking place from October 17-20 at Canlan Ice Sports in Romeoville, Illinois. All 32 NAPHL teams will compete at the event.
Each NAPHL team competing in the Romeoville event will play a total of five games during the weekend. All games at the Romeoville event will be broadcast live over the Internet through FASTHockey.
There promises to be some great action at this event with several of the top teams in the standings facing off against one another in both divisions.
The event will be held at Canlan Ice Sports in Romeoville, Illinois, and will mark the third straight season NAPHL event has been held at the facility. Canlan Ice Sports Romeoville is a three-sheet ice facility and is one of the premier skating facilities in the Chicago-land area, located 45 minutes from downtown. It is also home to the NA3HL’s Chicago Jr. Bulldogs.
In addition, the NAHL Event Scouting System will continue in Romeoville. The Event Scouting System is lead by Craig Barnett, Coordinator of Player of Personnel for the NAHL, 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.
This is the third year of the scouting initiative and proved to be very successful in assisting NAPHL coaches in promoting their players to the next level of hockey. “There are a record number of former players from both the NA3HL and NAPHL currently on NAHL rosters, so we feel this is a very important piece to the recruiting puzzle,” said NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. “With over 1,300 players actively playing in both the NA3HL and NAPHL this season, Craig’s role is essential in coordinating, organizing and distributing the Event Scouting System report and results to junior and college coaches.”
In an effort to provide more opportunity to NAPHL players in Romeoville, the NAHL has once again tasked Craig Barnett to present a NCAA Compliance and Education seminar. The 45-minute presentation scheduled for Friday, October 17 or Saturday, October 18 will be located in the meeting room adjacent to the Scout Room in the Canlan Ice Center in Romeoville, IL. The Education and Compliance seminar will cover several topics including the differences between NCAA Division I and III hockey, an introduction to the NCAA Eligibility Center and important soon-to-be changes, Academic requirements needed to compete at the NCAA level, and how the college recruiting process works.