NAPHL 18U event in Omaha is underway
November 13, 2014
The 2014-15 North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) regular season resumes with its third event of the year taking place from November 13-16 at Moylan Iceplex in Omaha, Nebraska. All 16 NAPHL 18U teams will compete at the event.
Each NAPHL18U team competing in the Omaha event will play a total of four games during the weekend. All games at the Omaha event will be broadcast live over the Internet through FASTHockey.
In addition, the NAHL Event Scouting System will continue in Omaha. 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 Omaha, the NAHL has once again tasked Craig Barnett to present a NCAA Compliance and Education seminar. The 45-minute presentation scheduled for Friday, November 14 or Saturday, November 15 will be located in the meeting room inside the Moylan Iceplex. 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. The following is the schedule for seminars in Omaha:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14:
1:30pm St. Louis / Arizona
3:30pm Lansing / Madison
4:15pm Pikes Peak / San Jose
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15:
11:30am New Jersey / California
1:30pm POE / Omaha
2:30pm Anaheim / West Michigan
3:30pm HC Dallas / Philadelphia
7:30pm Esmark / MN Revolution