NAPHL preps for Showcase League Playoffs
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is set to begin its Showcase (SHOW) League Playoffs and Championship this weekend in suburban Detroit, Michigan.
The SHOW is for Tier I and Tier II teams from all over North America looking to showcase their players at NAPHL events. It includes teams from some of the strongest Tier II leagues in the United States like the CSDHL.
The SHOW Playoffs are the third and final event of the 2021-22 season for the SHOW League. Previous regular season events have been held in Blaine, MN, and Frisco, TX.
There will be Playoff Champions crowned in the 18U, 16U, 16U Elite, and 14U Divisions.
Four different arenas will be used this weekend, which includes the Troy Sports Center, Suburban Ice Rochester, Suburban Ice Macomb, and Suburban Ice Royal Oak.
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Founded in 2009 and celebrating its 13th season in 2021-22, the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is the NAPHL is the premier training ground for development, exposure, and opportunity. During the 2021-22 season, the NAPHL will be made up of four different leagues: Tier 1, Fall, Showcase (Tier II), and Prep (High School).
The NAPHL has proved over the years that the league is a great stepping-stone for development and training for young hockey players looking to gain experience and knowledge to work their way up to the National level. No other USA Hockey Midget Tier I league has had more players play in the NAHL over the course of the last three seasons than the NAPHL.
This past season, over 110+ NAPHL alumni played in the NAHL and over 225 NAPHL alumni played in the NCAA. In addition, a record-breaking total of 89 NAPHL players were either drafted or tendered by NAHL teams for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
During the past four years, 200+ NAPHL players have signed an NAHL tender or been drafted into the NAHL, which is a testament to the success of the NAPHL to NAHL Ladder of Development model. In addition, a total of 30 NAPHL alumni have been selected in the last eight NHL Drafts.