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NA3HL announces dates for 2023 Showcase

October 19, 2023

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) is pleased to announce the dates for the 2023 NA3HL Showcase, which will take place from December 17-19, 2023, at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. This season marks the 13th 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 in cooperation with a NAPHL T1ER/SHOW League event, which will take place from December 15-18, 2023, at the Super Rink.

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 NA3HL Showcase brings every NA3HL team under one roof, which allows scouts to see all the great talent the league has to offer. Not only does the showcase see a large presence of NCAA and ACHA scouts, but all of the NAHL teams in attendance, furthering the chances for players to earn a call up to the NAHL.

The 2023 NA3HL Showcase schedule will be released the week of November 27th 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.

For more details on the 2023 NA3HL Showcase, including ticket, hotel, rental car, scouting and schedule information, visit: na3hl.com/showcase. All the games at the NA3HL Showcase will be broadcast live and in HD on NAHLTV.

There will be no admission fee for the 2023 NA3HL Showcase. Scouts will also receive complimentary admission to the NA3HL Showcase. Proper identification and team/league affiliation must be presented at the admission counter in order to receive a scout pass. Scout packet includes a pass for entrance into the Super Rink for all three days of the event, access to the scout room, which will include catered food and beverage throughout the event, a tournament program, scout gift, and line charts for each game.

As an additional element to the program this season, an NCAA education and compliance seminar will be presented to all 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, Division III and ACHA, the breakdown of NCAA I conference landscape, NCAA Initial Eligibility information including important new rules going into effect this season and how future players will be affected, the recruiting process and how to market yourself.

The Super Rink is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world. The state-of-the-art facility, a $21 million project totaling over 300,000 square feet, features eight sheets of ice under one roof.

No other league has had more movement and advanced more players onto play in the NAHL than the NA3HL. Thanks to additional and enhanced initiatives that have been in place for the past few years in cooperation with the NAHL, more players from the NA3HL play, practice, and earn NCAA Division I scholarships with the NAHL than any other league. 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. In 2023, the NA3HL had over 140+ college commitments, with over half of those being NCAA commitments. In addition, over 300 former NA3HL players are currently playing in the NCAA, and 28 former NA3HL are currently playing NCAA Division I hockey.

The NA3HL not only saw 63 of its players tendered or drafted by NAHL teams, but over 60+ NA3HL alumni played in the NAHL this past season. The NA3HL also saw 10 current or former players make NCAA Division I commitments this past season. The NA3HL is the only USA Hockey-certified Tier III junior hockey league and the only league that has an exclusive NAHL tendering system available only to NA3HL players. The tendering and draft pick process selections play a big part in the eventual advancement of players each season.

As part of the enhanced initiatives that have now been in place for multiple seasons, all NAHL teams engaged and worked in cooperation with NA3HL teams for increased access to players, including allowing NA3HL players to practice with NAHL teams during the season. The program created additional dialogue between NAHL and NA3HL teams to find prospects and provide them an in-season opportunity for NAHL experience and evaluation. Its direct benefits are resulted in one-of-a-kind opportunities not found anywhere else in USA Hockey-sanctioned junior hockey.

 
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