Fourth event of the NAPHL season is underway
December 5, 2014
The fourth North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) event of the season, presented by Easton Hockey, is underway.
The event takes place at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, MN. The event features all 32 teams from the Tier I North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), 12 additional teams competing in the Bantam Tournament Series (BTS) and four teams competing in the girls 16U level in the debut of the Girls Tournament Series (GTS). In total, 80 teams will be at the event.
All the games at the NA3HL/NAPHL Showcase will be broadcast live on FASTHockey
This season marks the fifth straight year the NA3HL will hold a league-wide Showcase, which features some of the best junior talent in the United States. All 31 NA3HL teams will play three regular-season games at the Showcase, which is annually one of the most well-attended and scouted events of the entire season for the league, attracting college and junior scouts alike. The 32nd team competing in the NA3HL portion of the event will be a prospects team from the newly formed North American 3 Eastern Hockey League (NA3EHL).
The Schwan Super Rink is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world. The state-of-the-art facility, a $21 million project totaling over 300,000 square feet, features eight sheets of ice under one roof. With all its varied amenities and services, the Schwan Super Rink is absolutely unique in the world of ice sport facilities.
“I think the consensus across the league is that there is a lot of excitement that this event is returning to Blaine, because it offers a great opportunity for a wide array of college and junior programs to attend,” said NA3HL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld. “With the addition of the NAPHL, the Bantam Tournament Series and the debut of the Girls Tournament Series, it will add to the overall excitement of the event and we feel it will be one of those unique opportunities that allows us to celebrate the players,”
For more details on the NA3HL Showcase presented by Easton Hockey, including ticket, hotel, rental car, scouting and schedule information, visit: na3hl.com/showcase