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About the NAPHL

Celebrating its 16th season in 2024-25, the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is made up of three Leagues: T1ER (Tier 1), SHOW (Tier I/ II), and the FALL League (September / October Season).

The NAPHL has established itself as one of the premier grounds for development and exposure. The success of the leagues' players at the next levels of hockey is proof that the NAPHL is redefining exposure and has elevated itself to one of the premier training grounds for development and opportunity.

A record-breaking number of NAPHL players have advanced to the North American Hockey League (NAHL) in recent seasons. In 2023, the NAPHL had a record 95 players Tendered or Drafted into the NAHL. Plus 79 Players were tendered or Drafted into the NA3HL. Also 24 players drafted to the USHL. 200+ Alumni in the NAHL, 160+ in the NA3HL, and 40+ in the USHL. 9 players are currently listed on the NHL Central Scouting for the 2024 NHL Draft.

Since 2020, no other USA Hockey Midget Tier I league has had more players play in the NAHL.

The NAPHL is operated by the NAHL's experienced staff and provides an organized and competitive experience guaranteed to benefit all of the participating student-athletes.

The NAPHL is composed of regular-season events leading up to its Championship Tournament in which the top teams at each level compete for a league championship.

Tier I/ AAA Notable Alumni

Richter Award Nomination Alumni

  • Garrett Melcalf - Long Island University
  • Ryan Fanti (Thunder Bay Kings) - Minnesota - Minnesota- Duluth
  • Treven Kozlowski - Army
  • Jake Kucharski (Esmark Stars) - AIC
  • Zach LaRocque - Air Force Academy

Hobie Baker Nomination Alumni

  • Tyrone Bronte (Meijer AAA) - Alabama- Huntsville
  • Ethan Frank - Westerm Michigan University

NHL DRAFT Watchlist Alumni

  • Chaz Lucius (Gentry Academy) - NDTP
  • Connor Kurth (Gentry Academy) - Dubuque (USHL)
  • Bennett Schimek (Gentry Academy) - Sioux City (USHL)
  • Talyan Boyko -Tri-City Americans (WHL)

Alumni NCAA Award Winners

  • Jordan Kawaguchi (POE) - North Dakota
    • NCHC 1st Team All-Star
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