NA3HL Weekend Preview
February 5, 2016
With the USA Hockey junior trading deadline and roster freeze just a few days away, the teams in the NA3HL are in the final stages of preparing for the stretch run as the league is in the final months of the 2015-16 regular season.
This weekend features more intriguing divisional match-ups and more playoff berths are up for grabs. The NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament is just over a week away in Plymouth, Michigan.
In the Central Division, Wisconsin is at Chicago on Friday and Rochester is in La Crosse on Saturday.
In the East, Southern Tier is at Toledo for a pair of games, Wooster hosts West Michigan for a two-game set and Metro hosts Pittsburgh twice.
In the Frontier Division, things are tight from top to bottom. Gillette faces a key series against Helena. Billings and Bozeman play in a home-and-home series and Yellowstone is in Glacier for a pair of games.
In the Midwest, Evansville and Nashville have a two-game series as do Cincinnati and Peoria.
In the South Division, Euless is on the road three times, including one in Atlanta and two in Point Mallard. The same holds true for Texas, who is in Point Mallard for one game and Atlanta for two. Louisiana is in Sugar Land with the Imperials ready to snatch up the final playoff spot in the South.
In the West, Alexandria and Breezy Point play in a home-and-home series, while Granite City is at Minnesota on Saturday.
Outside of the divisions, Twin City and North Iowa play a home-and-home series, Chicago is at St. Louis twice and Rochester is at Minnesota on Friday.
FRI, FEB 05 Wisconsin vs Chicago
SAT, FEB 06 Rochester vs La Crosse
FRI, FEB 05 Southern Tier vs Toledo
FRI, FEB 05 West Michigan vs Wooster
SAT, FEB 06 Southern Tier vs Toledo
SAT, FEB 06 Pittsburgh vs Metro
SAT, FEB 06 West Michigan vs Wooster
SUN, FEB 07 Pittsburgh vs Metro
FRI, FEB 05 Helena vs Gillette
FRI, FEB 05 Bozeman vs Billings
FRI, FEB 05 Yellowstone vs Glacier
SAT, FEB 06 Helena vs Gillette
SAT, FEB 06 Billings vs Bozeman
SAT, FEB 06 Yellowstone vs Glacier
FRI, FEB 05 Evansville vs Nashville
SAT, FEB 06 Cincinnati vs Peoria
SAT, FEB 06 Evansville vs Nashville
SUN, FEB 07 Cincinnati vs Peoria
FRI, FEB 05 Euless vs Point Mallard
FRI, FEB 05 Texas vs Atlanta
FRI, FEB 05 Louisiana vs Sugar Land
SAT, FEB 06 Euless vs Atlanta
SAT, FEB 06 Texas vs Point Mallard
SAT, FEB 06 Louisiana vs Sugar Land
SUN, FEB 07 Euless vs Atlanta
SUN, FEB 07 Texas vs Point Mallard
FRI, FEB 05 Alexandria vs Breezy Point
SAT, FEB 06 Granite City vs Minnesota
SAT, FEB 06 Breezy Point vs Alexandria
Out of Division
FRI, FEB 05 Rochester vs Minnesota
FRI, FEB 05 Twin City vs North Iowa
SAT, FEB 06 Chicago vs St. Louis
SAT, FEB 06 North Iowa vs Twin City
SUN, FEB 07 Chicago vs St. Louis