Last regular season event just one week away
December 31, 2015
The 2015-16 North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) regular season resumes in one week, with its fifth and final regular season event of the year taking place from January 7-10 at the Troy Sports Center in Troy, Michigan. All 38 NAPHL clubs will compete at the event.
At the conclusion of this event, teams will be seeded top to bottom based on their position in the final regular season standings. The top 10 teams will advance to compete for the NAPHL Championship.
The event will also feature the annual NAPHL 18U All-Star Game, which will be played on Saturday, January 9th at 8:15pm.
“The games at the January event in Troy will feature some of the most exciting action of the year as teams’ battle for playoff position in next month’s NAPHL Championship. This event traditionally provides us with some of the best and most dramatic games of the year,” said NAPHL Director Lucas Trombetta. “Very few playoff spots have been locked up, which is a testimony to the balance in the league this year and it is great opportunity for the players to perform on the biggest stage when it matters most.”
All games at the event in Troy will be broadcast live over the Internet through FASTHockey
NAPHL player advancement has been fast and furious. Since the NAHL tender signing period began just a month ago, 22 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 final NAPHL event of the 2015-16 season is the NAPHL Championship, which is scheduled for February 12-15 at the Ann Arnor Ice Cube.