Madison, Anaheim take home regular season crowns
January 22, 2015
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) wrapped up the 2014-15 regular season this past weekend with the event in Troy, Michigan.
Valuable playoff positioning and spots were on the line during the weekend, which also featured the inaugural 18U All-Star Game and the final Bantam Tournament Series event of the year.
At the conclusion of the event, teams were seeded 1-16 based on their position in the final regular season standings. The eight top seeded teams will be placed in the championship bracket and will compete for the NAPHL playoff championship. Teams seeded 9-16 will be placed in the consolation bracket and will compete for the NAPHL consolation championship.
The final NAPHL event of the 2014-15 season is the NAPHL Championship Series, which is scheduled for February 13-16 at the Troy Sports Center.
Here is how the standings finished for the 2014-15 regular season:
The Madison Capitols, who are in their first year in the NAPHL, took home the regular season crown, finishing two points head of Anaheim, Omaha and Esmark. New Jersey and Lansing finished three points back of Madison, while California and HC Dallas rounded out the Top 8, who will all compete in the Gold Division next month with a shot at the Championship.
18U Gold Division Pool A
#5 New Jersey
#8 HC Dallas
18U Gold Division Pool B
18U Silver (Consolation) Division Pool A
#9 St. Louis
#12 Pikes Peak
#13 West Michigan
18U Silver (Consolation) Division Pool B
#10 San Jose
#11 Pursuit of Excellence
The Anaheim Jr. Ducks ran away with the regular season crown finishing with 38 points, five points ahead of 2nd place Omaha. Arizona was eight points back of Anaheim in 3rd place and Esmark finished 4th with a final day win over Lansing. Lansing finished tied for 5th with Pursuit of Excellence, while New Jersey and St. Louis rounded out the top eight who will have a shot at the title.
16U Gold Division Pool A
#8 St. Louis
16U Gold Division Pool B
#6 Pursuit of Excellence
#7 New Jersey
16U Silver (Consolation) Pool
#10 Pikes Peak
#11 San Jose
#12 HC Dallas
#15 West Michigan