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2019 Fraser Championship begins Wednesday

March 27, 2019
The 2019 NA3HL Fraser Cup Championship, which will take place from March 27-31 at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois, begins on Wednesday with two round-robin games.
 
Pool A: L/A Nordiques, Helena Bighorns, North Iowa Bulls
Pool B: Binghamton Junior Senators, Texas Brahmas, St. Louis Jr. Blues
 
2019 Fraser Cup Championship Schedule
Wednesday, March 27: L/A Nordiques vs. Helena Bighorns, 4pm | Binghamton Junior Senators vs. Texas Brahmas, 7pm
Thursday, March 28: L/A Nordiques vs. North Iowa Bulls, 4pm | Binghamton Junior Senators vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues, 7pm
Friday, March 29: Helena Bighorns vs. North Iowa Bulls, 4pm | Texas Brahmas vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues, 7pm
Saturday, March 30: Pool A 1st place vs. Pool B 2nd place, 3pm | Pool B 1st place vs. Pool A 2nd place, 6pm
Sunday, March 31: Championship Game, 1pm
 
Games can be seen live and in HD on HockeyTV
 
For more information about the Fraser Cup, please visit: http://na3hl.com/fraser-cup/
 
The seeding for the event will be as follows and was based on point totals in the 2018-19 NA3HL regular season standings:
 
1. L/A Nordiques
2. Binghamton Junior Senators
3. Texas Brahmas
4. Helena Bighorns
5. St. Louis Jr. Blues
6. North Iowa Bulls
 
The six divisional playoff champions have advanced to the NA3HL Fraser Cup Championship Tournament. A round-robin format with two pools will be implemented, with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the Semi-Finals, where they will then cross over to play the other top two teams from the other pool. The winners of the Semi-Finals will advance to the Fraser Cup Championship Game.
 
Four of the six teams that advanced to the Fraser Cup also won their division’s regular season title. The two teams that did not win their division’s regular season title was the St. Louis Jr. Blues and the North Iowa Bulls, who both finished 2nd in their respective divisions during the regular season.
 
The Fraser Cup is named in the memory of Robert ‘Fraser’ Ritchie, a long-time staff member of the NAHL, NA3HL and NAPHL. On June 10, 2017, Ritchie passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Although Ritchie ultimately lost his battle with the disease, his influence and daily interactions with all of the owners, coaches, staff, volunteers and administrators in the NAHL, NA3HL and NAPHL, will never be forgotten, and are now and forever memorialized with the annual awarding of the Fraser Cup.
 
The event will be held in cooperation with the first of six 2019 NAHL Future Prospects Combine events. Entering its sixth year in 2019, the NAHL Combines introduce and provide players with a weekend that involves the 'NAHL Experience,' which will consist of competitive hockey, education of the future levels of hockey, academic preparation for NCAA hockey and exposure to professional, college and junior scouts.
 
Past Fraser Cup Champions
2018 Metro Jets
2017 Granite City Lumberjacks
2016 North Iowa Bulls
2015 Granite City Lumberjacks
2014 North Iowa Bulls
2013 North Iowa Bulls
2012 Granite City Lumberjacks
2011 Chicago Hitmen
2010 St. Louis Jr. Blues
2009 Dubuque Thunderbirds
2008 Dubuque Thunderbirds
2007 Dubuque Thunderbirds
2006 St. Louis Jr. Blues
2005 St. Louis Jr. Blues
2004 St. Louis Jr. Blues
2003 St. Louis Jr. Blues
2002 Metro Jets
2001 Metro Jets
2000 St. Louis Jr. Blues
1999 Toledo Cherokee
1998 Motor City Chiefs
1997 Toledo Cherokee
1996 Motor City Chiefs
1995 Toledo Cherokee
1994 St. Louis Jr. Blues
1993 Wayne Chiefs
1992 Downriver Blades
1991 Wayne Chiefs
1990 Metro Jets
1989 Lytes Rustlers
1988 St. Louis Jr. Blues
 
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