NAPHL returns to the ice on Friday with Fall League debut
It is an exciting day for the North American Hockey League (NAHL) family of leagues as the first games since March 11th face off this weekend with the debut of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) Fall League.
The newly created NAPHL Fall League is designed to give U18 and U16 teams the ability to play in a league within a shortened window of time before the Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin high school seasons begin.
There will be three events, which will all take place before the high school seasons begin. The first event will take place this weekend from September 4-6 in Duluth, Minnesota, in cooperation with the NAHL’s Minnesota Wilderness.
Here are some helpful links for the event:
Each team playing in the NAPHL Fall League will be named after an NAHL team and be represented as such. The NAPHL Fall League events are designed to maximize exposure for the players and bring together teams for likeminded and enhanced competition. Players will also participate in seminars that discuss the NAHL junior hockey experience, the ladder of development, as well as, NCAA compliance seminars.
NAHL teams that are taking part in the Fall League with youth teams are: Austin Bruins, Chippewa Steel, Fairbanks Ice Dogs, Janesville Jets, Kenai River Brown Bears, Minnesota Magicians, Minnesota Wilderness, and Shreveport Mudbugs.
The second event will take place from September 17-20 in Blaine, Minnesota, in cooperation with the NAHL Showcase. The third and final event will take place from October 16-19 in Blaine, Minnesota, and will be the Fall League Playoff Championship.
Now entering its 12th season, no other USA Hockey youth league does more for its players than the NAPHL. Operated by the full-time staff of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), who make it their mission to outperform others both on and off the ice in promoting its players. NAPHL players are recognized on the league’s website and social media outlets, which receive millions of pageviews and social media engagements annually. This also includes broadcasts and play-by-play of every game on HockeyTV, highlights from every game on social media, monthly and yearly award recognition, feature stories, and real-time statistics.
Members of the NAPHL get the opportunity to attend some of the most dynamic and highly scouted events. Every member is guaranteed the opportunity to compete at the NAHL Showcase, which features every NCAA Division 1 and every NHL team along with dozens of junior scouts under one roof. No matter what age classification you compete, the NAPHL provides the most dynamic vertical exposure structure designed specifically to educate, develop, expose and advance players in the NAPHL.