2015 NA3HL Showcase just one week away
December 10, 2015
The 2015 North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) Showcase presented by Easton Hockey is just one week away. This season marks the sixth straight year the NA3HL will hold a league-wide Showcase, which features some of the best junior talent in the United States. The event will be played from December 17-19 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.
In addition, two prospect teams representing both the East and West Divisions from the NA3EHL will also participate in the NA3HL Showcase. All 34 NA3HL teams will play three regular-season games at the Showcase, which is annually one of the most well-attended and scouted events of the entire season for the league, attracting college and junior scouts alike.
“We are excited to return to Blaine. The Schwan Super Rink is the perfect place to showcase our 34 teams alongside two guest teams from the NA3EHL,” said NA3HL and NA3EHL Commissioner Denny Scanlon. “The initial feedback received from both teams and scouts has been overwhelmingly positive. The timing is perfect. College coaches will be able to attend because their teams are on semester break. In addition, all NAHL teams will have a scouting representative present at the event. It should be a very exciting week for the players.”
The Schwan Super Rink is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world. The state-of-the-art facility, a $21 million project totaling over 300,000 square feet, features eight sheets of ice under one roof.
For more details on the NA3HL Showcase presented by Easton, including ticket, hotel, rental car, scouting and schedule information, visit: na3hl.com/showcase. All the games at the NA3HL Showcase will be broadcast live on FASTHockey.
In addition, the NAHL Central Scouting will be in full swing for the NA3HL Showcase in Blaine. NAHL Central Scouting is lead by Craig Barnett, Coordinator of Player of Personnel for both the NA3HL and NA3EHL. Barnett’s primary role is to coordinate the scouting at all events, and to promote player advancement and to supply information to NAHL, NCAA and other junior and collegiate coaches.
As an additional element to the program this season, an NCAA education and compliance seminar will be presented to all players, coaches and parents during the NA3HL Showcase. This will be the same presentation used in NAHL seminars and the focus will be on differences between NCAA Division I, Division III and ACHA, the breakdown of new NCAA I conference landscape, NCAA Initial Eligibility information including important new rules going into effect for 2016 and how future players will be affected, the recruiting process and how to market yourself. The following is the seminar schedule for the NA3HL Showcase:
Thursday, December 17th
12:30pm: Chicago / Evansville / Rochester / Cincinnati / St. Louis / La Crosse / Peoria
4:15pm: Alexandria / Pittsburgh / Granite City / Breezy Point / Metro / Minnesota / Toledo / Wooster
7:00pm: Atlanta / Yellowstone / Louisiana / Twin City
Friday, December 18th
3:30pm: West Michigan / Southern Tier / Nashville / North Iowa / Bozeman / Wisconsin / NA3EHL West / Billings / *Euless / *Point Mallard / *Sugar Land / *Texas
6:15pm: Gillette / Helena / Glacier / Great Falls / NA3EHL East
* Indicates these teams have games after presentation.