2016 NA3HL Draft set to go on Tuesday
June 14, 2016
The 2016 NA3HL Draft is set to begin and will take on Tuesday, June 14th at 5pm (central) and will be conducted online at na3hl.com
Fans and players will be able to following the draft one of three ways:
1) Follow online at na3hl.com
2) Follow each selection on twitter at: @NA3HL
3) Listen to a free live broadcast of the draft on FASTHockey
Here are some important reminders and informational bits about the draft as it approaches:
What is the order of the NA3HL Entry Draft?
Eligible teams shall make selections in each round in reverse order of their finish (winning percentage) in the 2015-16 NA3HL regular-season standings. Note: This will include the teams of the NA3EHL, as their winning percentage will be lumped in with those of the NA3HL to determine an order. New member clubs that did not play in either league in 2015-16 shall have their order of selection determined by lottery. If there is only one new member club, it shall have the first selection in each round.
2016 NA3HL Entry Draft Order (minus any traded picks):
1. Missoula Junior Bruins (Expansion team)
2. Chicago Bulldogs
3. Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts
4. Glacier Nationals
5. Maine Wild
6. Southern Tier Xpress
7. Euless Jr. Stars
8. Rochester Ice Hawks
9. Binghamton Jr. Senators (was Wilkes-Barre Miners)
10. Louisiana Drillers
11. Northeast Generals
12. East Coast Minutemen
13. Billings Bulls
14. Willmar, MN (was Minnesota Flying Aces)
15. Cincinnati Thunder
16. Skylands Kings
17. Pittsburgh Vengeance
18. Syracuse Stampede
19. Wooster Oilers
20. College Station Spirit (was Sugar Land Imperials)
21. Lockport Express
22. Alexandria Blizzard
23. Breezy Point North Stars
24. Helena Bighorns
25. Gillette Wild
26. West Michigan Wolves
27. Roc City Royals
28. Wisconsin Whalers
29. New Ulm Steel (was Twin City Steel)
30. Toledo Cherokee
31. La Crosse Freeze
32. Bozeman Icedogs
33. Nashville Jr. Predators
34. Peoria Mustangs
35. Granite City Lumberjacks
36. Great Falls Americans
37. Long Beach Sharks (was New York Aviators)
38. New England Stars
39. L/A Fighting Spirit
40. Atlanta Capitals
41. Point Mallard Ducks
42. Yellowstone Quake
43. Texas Jr. Brahmas
44. St. Louis Jr. Blues
45. Cape Cod Islanders
46. Jersey Shore Wildcats
47. Metro Jets
48. North Iowa Bulls
Who is eligible for the NA3HL Entry Draft?
Amateur players less than 21 years of age on December 31, 2016 who are not listed on an NA3HL team roster or are listed on an NA3HL team roster but played less than (10) NA3HL regular season and/or playoff games during the 2015-16 season and did not accept a tender from an NA3HL team prior to the 2016 NA3HL Entry Draft are eligible for selection in the draft.
Do prospective NA3HL players have to register for the NA3HL Entry Draft?
No, there is no registration process to be eligible for the NA3HL Entry Draft.
How many rounds is the draft?
The NA3HL Entry Draft shall consist of eight (8) rounds. Each eligible NA3HL Club shall be entitled to one selection per round unless it has acquired or lost selections due to approved trades with other NA3HL Clubs.
Are drafted players eligible to try out for other NA3HL teams?
Unless agreed upon in writing by the two NA3HL teams, tendered or drafted players are not eligible to try out for other NA3HL teams.
Are drafted players eligible to try out for teams in other junior leagues?
Yes, all tendered and drafted players are eligible to try out for any team in any league other than the NA3HL in the U.S. and Canada.
Will the NA3HL Entry Draft be broadcast?
Yes, the NA3HL Entry Draft is scheduled to be broadcast for the first time ever with live round-by-round coverage on FASTHockey, official broadcast partner of the NA3HL.
Will the results of the NA3HL Entry Draft be posted on NA3HL.com?
Yes, the results of the NA3HL Entry Draft will be posted on NA3HLDraft.com in alphabetical order in its entirety upon completion.
Will all NA3HL tenders signings be posted on NA3HL.com?
No, all tender signing will not be posted on NA3HL.com. NA3HL teams may make their tender signings public, but are not required to do so.
What if a prospective player is not drafted, but is still interested in playing the NA3HL?
Players not drafted but who still want to play in the NA3HL are encouraged to attend individual team's open tryout camps.