Schedule released for 13, 12, 11U T1ER event in St. Louis
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is pleased to announce the schedule for the first event for the 13, 12, and 11U Divisions of the T1ER League, which will take place from November 18-20 St. Peter’s Rec Plex in St. Peter’s, MO.
This is the fifth NAPHL T1ER event overall of the 2022-23 season, which is the 14th season of the NAPHL.
This weekend continues an exciting step for the NAPHL as events have expanded to include some of the younger players who have not had the opportunity to experience the NAPHL until now. This weekend’s showcase will be a great eye-opener for players, teams, and parents, who will get a first-hand experience of what an NAPHL event is like.
Presentations: The NAHL staff and leadership will be conducting an NAHL and Junior Hockey Presentation on Saturday, November 19th in the upstairs hospitality room of the South Arena. All players, parents, coaches, and team representatives are welcome and encouraged to attend. Presentations should last 30-40 minutes with some time for questions.
12U - 11:30am
11U - 1:00pm
13U - 3:30pm
All games will be broadcast live on HockeyTV
The NAPHL's T1ER League is comprised of teams at the 18U, 16U, 15U, and 14U age groups that compete in a full NAPHL season at highest level for USA Hockey, which includes strategically located and scheduled showcases during the 2022-23 season. Additionally, two Showcases for 13U, 12U and 11U teams were created to help educate the players and parents about the T1ER landscape and to provide them a great hockey experience.
For the 2022-23 season, T1ER teams will compete in a combination of league-wide and regional conference exposure events. The league-wide showcases will continue to bring everyone under one roof to make it easier for the junior and college scouts to attend and evaluate. The regional conference exposure events will cut down on team travel and enhance regional rivalries, all to contain the growing cost of travel and bring more value and excitement to the participants.
Historically, the majority of NAPHL players recruited by NAHL teams come from the T1ER League, which includes 60+ NAPHL tenders per season. The successful advancement of T1ER players is due to the internal mechanisms the NAHL has created exclusively for the members of the NAPHL.
A record number of nine players with NAPHL ties were selected in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on July 7-8 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. It was yet another benchmark moment for the NAPHL, which enters its 14th season in 2022-23 with teams at the 18U, 16U, 15U, and 14U USA Hockey Tier I and Tier II youth levels. The success of teams on the National stage, as well as, the success of NAPHL players at the next levels of hockey, is further proof that the NAPHL is redefining exposure and has elevated itself to one of the premier training grounds for development and opportunity.
In addition to the 20 players who were drafted in the 2022 NAHL Draft back on June 15th, a record number of 66 players who played in the league during the 2021-22 season signed NAHL tenders for the upcoming 2022-23 season. In total, a total of 86 NAPHL players were either drafted or tendered by NAHL teams for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
The T1ER League is operated by the experienced and professional NAHL staff. The League has an updated and informational website dedicated to promoting the NAPHL, players, and teams. The T1ER League also features real-time scoring through NAHL technology partner LeagueStat, live broadcasting and play-by-play on NAHLTV of all games, players evaluated by NAHL Central Scouting to help promote the players to the NAHL, and all games are played under USA Hockey rules and standards at the Tier I level.