NAPHL Event #4 faces off in Blaine
December 3, 2015
The 2015-16 North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) regular season resumes on this weekend, with its fourth event of the year taking place from December 4-7 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, MN. All NAPHL teams will compete at the event.
Each NAPHL team competing in the event will play a total of five games during the weekend. All NAPHL games at the event will be broadcast live over the Internet through FASTHockey.
There promises to be some great action at this event with several of the top teams in the standings facing off against one another in both divisions. Just two regular season events remain before the standings are frozen at the end of the regular season and the 10 playoff teams from each division are determined.
NAPHL player advancement has been fast and furious. Since the NAHL tender signing period began just a month ago, 15 NAPHL players have already signed NAHL tenders and several more are listed on NAHL teams affiliate lists.
In addition, NAHL Central Scouting along with ISS Hockey will be at the event in full force. NAHL Central Scouting is lead by Craig Barnett, Coordinator of Player of Personnel for the NAHL, NA3HL, NA3EHL and NAPHL. Barnett’s primary role is to coordinate the scouting at all NAPHL events, and to promote player advancement and to supply information to NAHL, NCAA and other junior and collegiate coaches. This is the fourth year of the scouting initiative and proved to be very successful in assisting NAPHL coaches in promoting their players to the next level of hockey.
The weekend will be highlighted by the 2015 NAPHL 16U All-Star Game, which is set for Sunday, December 6th at 8pm.
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.