About the NAPHL
Celebrating its 10th anniversary season in 2018-19, the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is made up of 41 teams from 17 programs that compete at the 18U, 16U and 15U USA Hockey Tier I level.
The NAPHL has established itself as one of the premier grounds for development and exposure. 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.
The NAPHL has enjoyed a record-breaking amount of advancement in recent seasons, which is highlighted by a large amount of advancement of players to the North American Hockey League (NAHL). No other USA Hockey Midget Tier I league has had more players play in the NAHL over the course of the last two seasons than the NAPHL. 48 players from the NAPHL were tendered to play in the NAHL for the upcoming 2018-19 season. During the past two years, 120 NAPHL players have signed an NAHL tender or been drafted into the NAHL, a remarkable total.
The NAPHL is operated by the NAHL's experienced staff and provides an organized and competitive experience guaranteed to benefit all of the participating student-athletes.
The NAPHL is comprised of five regular-season events leading up to its Championship Tournament Series in which the top teams at each level compete for a league championship.
NAPHL Regular Season Events
- September 19 - 22, 2019 (Blaine, MN)
- October 4 - 7, 2019 (Attleboro, MA)
- October 18 - 21, 2019 (Blaine, MN)
- November 8 - 11, 2019 (Danbury, CT)
- November 15 - 18, 2019 (Frisco, TX)
- December 13 - 16, 2019 (Blaine, MN)
- January 17 - 20, 2020 (Blaine, MN)
- January 31 - February 2, 2020 (Middletown, NJ)
- February 14 - 17, 2020 (Detroit, MI)
The NAPHL Championship Tournament Series will be held from February 15-18, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.
The NAPHL, which is sanctioned by USA Hockey, utilizes the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program and is designed to maximize the exposure of all the Midget and Bantam participants through the NAHL's high-profile recruiting events which attract hundreds of college, junior and professional scouts.