2017 NAHL Top Prospects begins Monday
February 26, 2017
The 2017 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Top Prospects Tournament is here! The event begins on Monday, February 27th and runs through Tuesday, February 28th at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
For complete NAHL Top Prospects event information, including tickets, scout information, hotels, rental cars and more, please visit the NAHL Top Prospects event page: http://nahl.com/tpt/
All NAHL Top Prospects games will be broadcast live in HD on HockeyTV
with the call being provided by Michael Keeley of the Austin Bruins and Collin Schuck of the Corpus Christi IceRays.
The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly-scouted events in junior hockey. Last season, over 220 scouts attended the event, which featured almost every NHL team and NCAA Division I school. It continues to be an important part of the NAHL event model, which includes the NAHL Showcase in September and the NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship in May.
One of the things the NAHL does better than any other junior league is seeing their players earn an NCAA opportunity while playing and being showcased in the NAHL. To date, over 130+ players have already made NCAA Division I commitments during the 2016-17 season. The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament plays a big role in that success, with over half of the players who played in last year’s Top Prospects Tournament, earning an NCAA Division I opportunity following their participation in the event.
2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Schedule (subject to change, all times eastern)
Monday, February 27th
1:00pm: Central Division vs. Midwest Division
4:00pm: East Division vs. NAHL Selects
7:00pm: South Division vs. USNTDP
Tuesday, February 28th
11:00am: Midwest Division vs. East Division
2:00pm: Central Division vs. South Division
5:00pm: NAHL Selects vs. USNTDP
The NAHL is also pleased to announce that the US National Team Development Program (NTDP) will also take part in the NAHL event. The NAHL and the NTDP have a rich and productive 12-year history together, as the NTDP was a full-time member of the NAHL from 1997-2009 and has been a part of the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the past two seasons.