NAHL Combines begin in less than a month; Combine in Europe added
March 2, 2018
The 2018 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Combines begin in less than a month as registration is filling up quickly for the five events. The NAHL Combines are driven by the North American Hockey League and operated by the NAHL’s professional staff in order to serve the most valuable asset to hockey… the players.
The NAHL is also pleased to announce that a sixth NAHL Combine has been added in Europe, which will take place at Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn, Estonia from May 31-June 3, 2018. This is the first ever NAHL Combine in Europe and is expected to fill up quickly. The NAHL has had a great track record in recent seasons of European players having success and the league and advancing onto the NCAA and beyond.
“We are extremely excited to be adding a sixth NAHL Combine in Europe and expanding our reach as a league. The NAHL has never had more NCAA commitments or exposure, so this is the year to be seen and become a part of that NAHL Experience,” said NAHL Director of Player Personnel Tony Zasowski. “I encourage those who have not signed up to do so very soon, as we expect sold out camps in all five locations. The response at this point in the season has been incredible and we expect this year to be out best yet in terms of number of players and scouts attending. We are looking for the future of our league.”
The intent and goal of the NAHL Combines is to provide the aspiring hockey player to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience that is designed to maximize exposure at grand-scale events that provide a true look and feel of the genuine NAHL Experience. NAHL Combines are carefully designed to provide an experience, education, and exposure for prospects that strive to advance their hockey development at the junior hockey and college level.
Register for NAHL Combines at: http://nahlfp.com/
NAHL Combine Dates and Locations
March 29-31, 2018 – Romeoville, Illinois (14U and 16U players, 2002-2005)
• Played in conjunction with the NA3HL’s Fraser Cup Championship. All NAHL teams in attendance.
April 6-8, 2018 – Middletown, New Jersey (14U and 16U players, 2002-2005)
• Played during the same weekend as New Jersey Titans vs. Northeast Generals (NAHL) regular season games.
April 13-15, 2018 – Detroit, Michigan (Junior combine for junior-aged players, 1998-2002)
• The only combine that is exclusively for junior-aged players looking to play in the NAHL or NA3HL.
May 4-6, 2018 – Simi Valley, California (14U and 16U players, 2002-2005)
• Great location for players on the West Coast and traditionally fills up very fast.
May 11-13, 2018 – Blaine, Minnesota (14U and 16U players, 2002-2005)
• Played in conjunction with the NAHL’s Robertson Cup National Championship. Over 100 NCAA/NHL scouts.
May 31-June 3, 2018 – Tallinn, Estonia (Two different age groups, 1998-2002 and 2003-2004)
• First ever NAHL Combine in Europe!
Experience means that players from all over North America and Europe will play multiple games against other NAHL and NCAA hockey prospects with team’s coached by staff members from NAHL, NAHL Central Scouting, and NA3HL teams, providing a top notch, professional, and memorable experience.
Education ensures the players are provided knowledge about NCAA compliance and eligibility, recruiting processes, the correct and legitimate path to college hockey, as well as an in-depth look at the three different tiers of junior hockey. This includes seminars that discuss the NAHL junior hockey experience, the ladder of development, as well as, NCAA compliance seminars.
Exposure means that players compete in front of junior and college scouts and gain additional exposure through NAHL Central Scouting. With NAHL Tryout Camps and the NAHL Draft taking place from May through July, NAHL Combines are a perfect indicator to evaluate just how ready they are for the next step and receive valuable feedback.