JUNE 15, 2018
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) has announced that 24 teams from the Central States Developmental Hockey League (CSDHL) will be an initial part of an exciting and new Showcase Division in the NAPHL for the 2018-19 season, which will be the 10th season of the NAPHL.
The new NAPHL Showcase Division is open to any youth hockey independent Tier I or top Tier II 18U and 16U teams within North America. Teams looking to join the new Showcase Division should contact NAPHL Director Tony Zasowski at email@example.com
“As we enter our 10th anniversary season, we continue to try and evolve with the changing landscape of youth hockey and provide teams with the best opportunity to showcase and advance their players, so we are excited to partner with a great league like the CSDHL. This will only increase the ladder of development and number of opportunities between the NAHL, NA3HL, and NAPHL,” said NAPHL Director and NAHL Director of Player Personnel Tony Zasowski.
The CSDHL is a highly competitive USA Hockey-certified hockey league specifically designed for the elite youth hockey teams within the Midwest and Southwestern United States. Their goal is to develop and promote the development of youth hockey by offering, establishing, and maintaining the highest standards of excellence and sportsmanship in the individualized and team play.
For the 2018-19 season, the new Showcase Division will feature two events of regular season league play in Blaine, Minnesota, with playoffs then in January in Detroit, Michigan.
2018-19 NAPHL Showcase Division Event Schedule
October 19-22, 2018, Schwan Super Rink, Blaine, MN
November 30-December 2, 2018, Schwan Super Rink, Blaine, MN
January 18-21, 2019, Detroit, MI (Showcase Division Playoffs)
The NAPHL has enjoyed a record-breaking amount of advancement in recent seasons, which is highlighted by a large amount of advancement of players to the North American Hockey League (NAHL). No other USA Hockey Midget Tier I league has had more players play in the NAHL over the course of the last two seasons than the NAPHL. 48 players from the NAPHL have been tendered to play in the NAHL for the upcoming 2018-19 season. During the past two years, 120 NAPHL players have signed an NAHL tender or been drafted into the NAHL, a remarkable total.
Another one of the big advantages of the NAPHL is the exclusive NAHL Central Scouting system. It is one of the big reasons that the NAPHL is advancing more and more players on to the NAHL than ever before are the direct benefits associated being directly involved with one another. NAHL Central Scouting is dedicated to identifying NAPHL hockey players, evaluating them in a true unbiased manner and then organizing and providing that information to NAHL teams. No other midget league in the United States has a system like it, where its primary mission is the advancement of players.
The Jr Vikes and Orland Park Vikings are pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Mite U8 and SQ U10 Informational Meeting Nights on Wednesday June 20th at Arctic Ice Arena. The Mite meeting will begin at 530pm followed by the SQ U10 meeting at 630pm. Both meetings will take place at Arctic Ice Arena in the Championship Rink Sky box and be conducted by Hockey Director Nick Pollos along with various Board Members.
The purpose of these meetings each year is to inform families who are hoping to make the jump to competitive Travel Hockey, what they can expect, how it all works and what you get if your child is selected. The meetings are mostly targeted towards families who will be new to the Vikings however current Vikings Families are welcome and encouraged to attend as well. Some very important topics will be discussed including, costs, practice and game schedules, team selections and tryouts, fundraising and tournaments just to name a few.
The meetings are open to EVERYONE from all clubs including Arctic Jr Fury House as well as other house and travel programs. Feel free to spread the word. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday June 20th at Arctic. Feel free to contact Hockey Director Nick Pollos with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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