NA3HL announces 2018 Top Prospects rosters and schedule
The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced the rosters and schedule for the 2018 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, which will be held from February 27-28 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament is played in conjunction with the 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.
The NA3HL Standings were frozen on Monday, January 29th. Teams were then seeded within their division based on win percentage. The number of players each NA3HL team is sending to the event was based on each team’s winning percentage within their group. Each team will consist 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.
120 total players from the NA3HL will be spread amongst six teams, who will play in three games each during the event. The event will feature four teams that represent the eight divisions in the NA3HL. Two separate NA3HL Selects teams will compete as the fifth and sixth teams in the event. The Selects team rosters are comprised of players with birth years of 1999, 2000, or 2001.
For more information on the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, please visit: http://na3hl.com/tpt/
Blue: Todd Sanden, North Iowa Bulls (Central) and Cameron Robichaud, L/A Nordiques (Coastal)
Green: Chris Laganiere, Binghamton Junior Senators (Northeast) and Michael Hill, Texas Brahmas (South)
Grey: Ryan Theros, Yellowstone Quake (Frontier) and Andrew Kolb, New Ulm Steel (West)
Orange: Justin Quenneville, Metro Jets (East) and Chris Flaugher, St. Louis Jr. Blues (Midwest)
Selects Red: Dave Dorsey, Pittsburgh Vengeance
Selects White: Jon Vaillancourt, La Crosse Freeze
2018 NA3HL Top Prospects schedule (all times eastern, subject to change):
Tuesday, February 27th
9:00am: Orange (East/Midwest) vs. Green (Northeast/South)
10:15am: NA3HL 18U Selects White vs. Blue (Central/Coastal)
11:00am: NA3HL 18U Selects Red vs. Grey (Frontier/West)
4:30pm: NA3HL 18U Selects White vs. Orange (East/Midwest)
6:30pm: Grey (Frontier/West) vs. Green (Northeast/South)
8:30pm: NA3HL 18U Selects Red vs. Blue (Central/Coastal)
Wednesday, February 28th
8:00am: NA3HL 18U Selects White vs. Grey (Frontier/West)
10:00am: NA3HL 18U Selects Red vs. Green (Northeast/South)
12:00pm: Orange (East/Midwest) vs. Blue (Central/Coastal)
Each team will play two games on Tuesday, February 27th and one game on Wednesday, February 28th. Games will consist of three (3) 17-Minute Periods with a single ice cut in the middle of the 2nd period.