The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced the final schedule for the 2013 NA3HL Showcase presented by Easton. This season marks the fourth straight year the NA3HL will hold a league-wide Showcase, which features some of the best junior talent in the United States. The event will be played from November 21-25, 2013, at Canlan Ice Sports in Romeoville, Illinois.
All 21 NA3HL teams will play a minimum of three and a maximum of four 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. Canlan Ice Sports in Romeoville home to the NA3HL’s Chicago Jr. Bulldogs and features a three-sheet ice facility that is one of the premier skating facilities in the Chicago-land area, located 45 minutes from downtown Chicago.
All the games at the NA3HL Showcase will be broadcast live on FASTHockey.
In addition, the NAHL Event Scouting System will continue in Romeoville. The Event Scouting System is lead by Craig Barnett, Coordinator of Player of Personnel for both the NA3HL and NAPHL. Barnett’s primary role is to coordinate the scouting at all NA3HL and NAPHL events, and to promote player advancement and to supply information to NAHL, NCAA and other junior and collegiate coaches. In order to be included in the Event Scouting System, all NA3HL players must register and complete a player profile, which can be found here.
As an additional element to the program this season, an education and NCAA compliance seminar will be presented to players, coaches and parents during the NA3HL Showcase. This will be the same presentation used in NAHL seminars and the focus will be on differences between NCAA Division I and Division III, the breakdown of new NCAA I conference landscape, NCAA Initial Eligibility information including important new rules going into effect for 2016 and how future players will be affected, the recruiting process and how to market yourself.
“The NA3HL Showcase is one of those unique opportunities that allows us to celebrate and showcase the players in the NA3HL,” said NAHL Commissioner and NA3HL President Mark Frankenfeld. “The NA3HL has proven that when it comes to its competitors across the United States, it truly is a step above the rest. Plus, the additional element of our Event Scouting System and NCAA compliance and educational seminars really adds to the overall excitement and benefit of the event for the players. We think it is going to be a great week of hockey for everyone involved.”
The NA3HL has also announced that the South Division’s McKinney Warriors, who were originally scheduled to be a part of the NA3HL regular season and the Showcase during the 2013-14 season, have suspended operations until the 2014-15 season.
For more details on the NA3HL Showcase presented by Easton, including ticket, hotel, rental car, scouting and schedule information, visit www.3hlshowcase.com