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NA3HL Weekend Preview

November 19, 2021

The NA3HL enters another busy couple of days as 31 games are on the schedule during this pre-Thanksgiving weekend.

One month remains until the 2021 NA3HL Showcase, which will take place at the Super Rink in Blaine, MN, from December 20-22.

All NA3HL teams will play three regular-season games at the Showcase, which is annually one of the most well-attended and scouted events of the entire season for the league, attracting college and junior scouts alike.

The 2021 NA3HL Showcase schedule will be released on Wednesday, December 1st and will pair up evenly matched teams against one another based on the current standings and is also designed to have cross-divisional games with balanced competition.

With the 2021-22 season approaching the halfway point, there are some exciting match-ups this weekend that will have an effect on the standings.

Four undefeated teams remain, and three of the four are in action this weekend.

The Gillette Wild (16-0) will face a tough challenge this weekend as they host Great Falls for a pair of games. The Helena Bighorns (17-0) are on the road for a pair of games at Yellowstone. The Northeast Generals (13-0) will also be on the road in New Jersey for a pair of games. The West Division-leading Granite City Lumberjacks, who have won 12 in a row, head out on the road to take on St. Louis. The red-hot Oklahoma City Ice Hawks put their six-game winning streak on the line with a home series against El Paso, who has won five in a row. In the Central, the Oregon Tradesmen are 6-0-1 in their last seven and face a tough task as they host Wausau, while division-leading Rochester hosts Milwaukee.

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, NOVEMBER 19

Danbury at Norwich - 12:00 PM EST

Mid Cities at Atlanta - 7:30 PM EST

New Ulm at Peoria - 6:45 PM CST

El Paso at Oklahoma City - 7:05 PM CST

Milwaukee at Rochester - 7:05 PM CST

Mason City at Minnesota - 7:30 PM CST

Wausau at Oregon - 7:30 PM CST

Great Falls at Gillette - 7:05 PM MST

Badlands at Butte - 7:30 PM MST

Bozeman at Sheridan - 7:30 PM MST

Granite City at St. Louis - 8:30 PM CST

Helena at Yellowstone - 7:30 PM MST

SAT, NOVEMBER 20

Granite City at St. Louis - 2:30 PM CST

Bay State at Long Beach - 4:00 PM EST

Mid Cities at Atlanta - 7:30 PM EST

New Ulm at Peoria - 6:30 PM CST

El Paso at Oklahoma City - 7:05 PM CST

Milwaukee at Rochester - 7:05 PM CST

Willmar at Alexandria - 7:10 PM CST

Mason City at Minnesota - 7:30 PM CST

Northeast at New Jersey - 8:30 PM EST

Wausau at Oregon - 7:30 PM CST

Badlands at Butte - 7:00 PM MST

Great Falls at Gillette - 7:05 PM MST

Bozeman at Sheridan - 7:30 PM MST

Helena at Yellowstone - 7:30 PM MST

SUN, NOVEMBER 21

Danbury at Long Beach - 10:30 AM EST

Mid Cities at Atlanta - 12:00 PM EST

Norwich at Bay State - 12:30 PM EST

El Paso at Oklahoma City - 1:05 PM CST

Northeast at New Jersey - 5:30 PM EST

 
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