Sunday, June 21, 2009

At-Large field announced

Press Release

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced today the at-large field for its Future Prospects Tournament, which will be held September 17-20, 2009 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn.

Twenty-four teams at the Midget Major (eight teams), Midget Minor (eight) and Bantam Major (eight) levels will compete at the event, which will be held in conjunction with the seventh annual NAHL Showcase Tournament and the first tournament of the inaugural North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) season.

Midget Major
Alaska All Stars
Alaska Avalanche
Chicago Mission
Chicago Young Americans
Minnesota Blades
Minnesota Elite II North
Minnesota Elite II South
Motor City

Midget Minor
Alaska All Stars
Arctic Lions
Chicago Fury
Chicago Mission
Chicago Young Americans
Minnesota Blades
Minnesota Elite II
New Jersey Avalanche

Bantam Major
Affton Americans
Chicago Young Americans
Milwaukee Admirals
Minnesota Ice Men
Team Rocky Mountain
Motor City
North Dakota Starz

The Future Prospects Tournament, which utilizes the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program, is a four-game guarantee with all game scores and statistics provided by Pointstreak.

Teams not accepted into the tournament will have their application fee refunded.

The NAHL Showcase Tournament has evolved into one of hockey’s most prestigious and well-attended events of the entire season. For scouting purposes, the Showcase is a can't-miss for every NCAA program and NHL team as they get their first look at some of the best and brightest hockey talent North America has to offer.

More information on the Future Prospects Tournament, including tournament-approved hotels and the schedule, will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information on the NAHL Future Prospects Tournament, visit

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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