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NA3HL Weekend Preview

October 8, 2021

It is the busiest weekend to date in the NAHL as 31 games are on the regular season schedule from Friday-Sunday.

This weekend features some very intriguing match-ups with action in all five divisions.

In the Central, the division-leading Rochester Grizzlies face a big challenge as they have a rematch of the Fraser Cup Championship Game with the Mason City Toros. Oregon also steps outside the division to play the Minnesota Loons, while in division action Milwaukee plays St. Louis and Wausau plays Peoria.

In the East, Northeast looks to continue their undefeated start as they play Norwich and Danbury this weekend. Danbury is at Long Beach and Norwich is at Bay State on Saturday.

In the Frontier Division, the Gillette Wild put their perfect 8-0 record on the line as they travel to Sheridan. The Helena Bighorns put their 6-0 record on the line as they play Great Falls. In other action, Butte is in Badlands and Bozeman hosts Yellowstone.

In the South Division, the 1st place Texas RoadRunners are in Atlanta for three games. Austin is in Louisiana to face the undefeated Drillers. The undefeated Texas Brahmas will tangle in a pair of games against Mid Cities.

In the West, with Mason City and Minnesota in out of division action, the two divisional match-ups feature Alexandria and Granite City and New Ulm playing Willmar.

The NA3HL is in its 12th season in 2021-22 and serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in Tier III junior hockey. It is one of only two USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III junior leagues.

No other league of its kind has had more movement and advanced more players onto play in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) than the NA3HL. Thanks to additional and enhanced initiatives in cooperation with the NAHL put in place several years ago, more players from the NA3HL play, practice, and earn NCAA Division I scholarships with the NAHL than any other league.

This past season not only did 35 NA3HL players sign tenders to play in the NAHL for the 2021-22 season, but 21 more players were selected in the 2021 NAHL Draft. The NA3HL also continues to make its mark and is one of the leaders in junior hockey with the advancement of players onto the NCAA. So far in 2021, the NA3HL has over 100+ college commitments, with almost 70% of those being NCAA commitments. In addition, over 300 former NA3HL players are currently playing in the NCAA, and 13% of NCAA Division III freshmen this season previously played in the NA3HL.

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All games broadcast live on HockeyTV.

FRI, OCTOBER 8

Northeast at Norwich - 12:00 PM EDT

Austin at Louisiana - 4:00 PM CDT

Wausau at Peoria - 6:45 PM CDT

New Ulm at Willmar - 7:10 PM CDT

Texas RoadRunners at Atlanta - 7:30 PM CDT

Alexandria at Granite City - 7:30 PM CDT

Rochester at Mason City - 7:30 PM CDT

Texas Brahmas at Mid Cities - 7:30 PM CDT

Oregon at Minnesota - 7:30 PM CDT

Butte at Badlands - 7:05 PM MDT

Great Falls at Helena - 7:05 PM MDT

Yellowstone at Bozeman - 7:30 PM MDT

Gillette at Sheridan - 7:30 PM MDT

Milwaukee at St. Louis - 8:30 PM CDT

SAT, OCTOBER 9

Milwaukee at St. Louis - 2:30 PM CDT

Danbury at Long Beach - 4:00 PM EDT

Austin at Louisiana - 4:00 PM CDT

Norwich at Bay State - 6:30 PM EDT

Wausau at Peoria - 6:30 PM CDT

Mason City at Rochester - 7:05 PM CDT

Willmar at Alexandria - 7:10 PM CDT

Granite City at New Ulm - 7:10 PM CDT

Texas RoadRunners at Atlanta - 7:30 PM CDT

Oregon at Minnesota - 7:30 PM CDT

Butte at Badlands - 7:05 PM MDT

Sheridan at Gillette - 7:05 PM MDT

Great Falls at Helena - 7:05 PM MDT

Yellowstone at Bozeman - 7:30 PM MDT

SUN, OCTOBER 10

Texas RoadRunners at Atlanta - 12:00 PM CDT

Austin at Louisiana - 4:00 PM CDT

Northeast at Danbury - 7:00 PM EDT

MON, OCTOBER 11

Mid Cities at Texas Brahmas - 2:15 PM CDT

 
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