2017 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament just one month away
January 27, 2017
The 2017 North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) Top Prospects Tournament is just a month away and will be held from February 27-28, 2017 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. 120 total players from the NA3HL will be spread amongst six teams (four combined divisional teams and two younger Select teams), who will play in three games each during the event.
The NA3HL Standings will be frozen on Monday, January 30th. Teams will be seeded within their division based on win percentage. The number of players each NA3HL team can to send to the tournament is based on each team’s winning percentage within their group. Each team consists of a 20-man roster (12 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies). Any player who will be considered for the event, must be nominated by their respective head coaches.
The four divisional teams will be broken down as follows: White (Frontier & West), Green (East & Midwest), Gold (Central & Coastal), Silver (Northeast & South). Two separate NA3HL Selects teams will compete as the fifth and sixth teams in the event. The Selects team rosters will be comprised of players with birth years of 1998, 1999 or 2000. The League Office in consultation with the NA3HL Competition Committee and the NAHL’s Central Scouting, will select the final rosters.
Each divisional team will have two head coaches, who will be the coaches of the team’s with the best winning percentage in each division as of January 30th.
2017 NA3HL Top Prospects schedule:
Monday, February 27th
10:00am: Gold (Central & Coastal) vs. Selects Red
10:15am: Silver (Northeast & South) vs. Green (East & Midwest)
12:00pm: White (Frontier & West) vs. Selects Black
4:15pm: Gold (Central & Coastal) vs. Silver (Northeast & South)
6:15pm: Green (East & Midwest) vs. Selects Black
8:15pm: White (Frontier & West) vs. Selects Red
Tuesday, February 28th
9:30am: Gold (Central & Coastal) vs. Selects Black
11:30am: Silver (Northeast & South) vs. Selects Red
1:30pm: Green (East & Midwest) vs. White (Frontier & West)
The NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament is played in conjunction with the North American Hockey League's (NAHL) Top Prospects Tournament. The event has quickly become one of the most highly-scouted events of its kind, with hundreds of junior, NCAA and NHL expected in attendance this season.