FALL League resumes with second event in Blaine
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) 2023-24 season continues this weekend with the second event of the NAPHL FALL League, which will take place from September 14-17, 2023 at the Super Rink and Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota.
This is the second NAPHL event of the 2023-24 season, which is the 15th season of the NAPHL. This will is the third season of the FALL League.
This 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 and Wisconsin high school seasons begin.
There will be three events, all of which are at the Super Rink in Blaine, MN, which will all take place before the high school seasons begin. The first event will take place from September 2-4. The second event will take place from September 14-17 in cooperation with the NAHL Showcase. The third and final event will take place from October 13-15 in Blaine, Minnesota, and will be the Fall League Playoff Championship.
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, Corpus Christi IceRays, Fairbanks Ice Dogs, Janesville Jets, Kenai River Brown Bears, Minnesota Wilderness, St. Cloud Norsemen, and Wisconsin Windigo.
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 I and every NHL team along with dozens of junior scouts under one roof. No matter what age classification, the NAPHL provides the most dynamic vertical exposure structure designed specifically to educate, develop, expose and advance players in the NAPHL.
Entering its 15th season, 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 five seasons than the NAPHL, which included over 80+ NAPHL alumni playing in the NAHL during the 2022-23 season.
In addition to the 20 players who were drafted in the 2023 NAHL Draft, a record number of 75 players who played in the NAPHL during this past 2022-23 season signed NAHL tenders for the upcoming 2023-24 season.