NAPHL set to go for third event of the season in Blaine
October 18, 2019
The third event of the 2019-20 NAPHL season gets underway on Friday as the league returns to the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota for four days of hockey action.
All games will be broadcast live on HockeyTV
This weekend’s event features the 18U and 16U Elite Division teams, along with the Prep Division and the debut of the 18U, 16U and 14U Showcase Divisions.
For the 2019-20 season, the NAPHL will continue with a structure that features three different divisions. Teams were selected for the three different divisions based on USA Hockey Tier I, Tier II, or Prep/High School status. The NAPHL will offer four age classifications that will compete at the 18U, 16U, 15U, and 14U levels.
The NAPHL has enjoyed a record-breaking amount of advancement, 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 three seasons than the NAPHL.
Over 80+ NAPHL alumni began the 2019-20 season on NAHL rosters.
This past season, over 110+ NAPHL alumni played in the NAHL and over 225 NAPHL alumni played in the NCAA. During the past three years, 160+ NAPHL players have signed an NAHL tender or been drafted into the NAHL, which is a testament to the success of the NAPHL to NAHL Ladder of Development model. In addition, a total of 28 NAPHL alumni have been selected in the last seven NHL Drafts.