80 NAPHL 18U players spread amongst four teams will compete in Frisco, Texas, May 11-13
FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) has announced the rosters for next month’s 2013 NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament, presented by Easton, which will be held from May 11-13 at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in Frisco, Texas.
The NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament is played in conjunction with the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) Robertson Cup National Championship Tournament, which features each of the four divisional playoff champions from the NAHL competing for the USA Hockey Tier II Junior National Championship, along with the North American 3 Hockey League’s (NA3HL) Top Prospects Tournament, which will feature 80 top junior eligible players from the NA3HL.
The event has quickly become one of the most highly-scouted events of its kind. Last season, dozens of junior, NCAA and NHL scouts attended the combined event.
At the event, four teams representing four regions of the NAPHL – California, Central, East and Michigan – will each play four games. Each team consists of a 20-man roster (12 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies) as chosen by the NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament Selection Committee as nominated by the league’s 18 head coaches. All the players in the NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament came from teams that played in the 18U Division this past season.
2013 NAPHL Top Prospects Schedule
8:00am – Team East vs. Team Michigan
10:00am – Team Central vs. Team California
4:00pm – Team Michigan vs. Team Central
6:00pm – Team California vs. Team East
12:00pm – Team East vs. Team Central
2:00pm – Team California vs. Team Michigan
8:00am – 3rd place vs. 4th place
12:00pm – 1st place vs. 2nd place
For more information on the NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament, visit www.naphl.com
For more information on the NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship Tournament including hotel, surrounding area information and things to do, visit www.robertsoncup.com
About the NAPHL
The NAPHL, which just completed its fourth season in 2012-13, is composed of Midget Major (18U) and Midget Minor (16U) teams from across North America that compete at the Tier I level. The NAPHL continues to establish itself as the premiere training ground for development and exposure. Not only have players in the NAPHL received year-long recognition from the NHL Central Scouting Bureau, dozens have received scholarships to NCAA Division I schools and hundreds more have been drafted and tendered by North American Hockey League (NAHL) and United States Hockey League (USHL) teams. The NAPHL, which is sanctioned by USA Hockey, utilizes the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program and is designed to maximize the exposure of all the participants through the NAHL’s high-profile recruiting events which attract hundreds of college, junior and professional scouts. The NAPHL provides an organized and competitive experience with an unrivaled scouting presence guaranteed to benefit all of the participating student-athletes and programs. For more information on the NAPHL, visit www.naphl.com