The fifth NAPHL event of the 2012-13 regular season begins in one
week. The event will be held from December 27-30, 2012 at the Dr Pepper
Arena in Frisco and Dr Pepper StarCenter in McKinney, Texas.
All 36 NAPHL teams will play in four games at the event. The event will
also feature six teams competing at the 14U level as a part of the
ongoing Bantam Tournament Series (BTS). It is one of the more popular
events on the NAPHL schedule as it takes place during the Christmas and
New Year’s holidays, which is optimal for families to attend.
“We are excited to be hosting an event for the second straight year
in the Lone Star state this holiday season and the event has a lot to
offer. The timing of the Dallas event provides our student athletes with
the opportunity to play in a series of important NAPHL regular season
games without missing any school days,” said NAPHL Director Denny Scanlon.
“We’re already starting to see the hard work of our programs and
players pay off, as several current NAPHL players have been called up to
play games in both the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and the
United States Hockey League (USHL) this season.”
The NAHL’s tender signing period commenced on November 1st. Like
last season, each NAHL team will be granted two tenders to use
exclusively on NAPHL players. To date, 12 current NAPHL players have
already signed tenders with NAHL teams and many
more are certain to follow as NAHL scouts continue to keep a close eye on the development of NAPHL players.
View the 18U schedule
View the 16U schedule
View the Bantam Tournament Series (BTS) schedule
Dr Pepper Arena is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue
located in Frisco, Texas. It is the home to the Texas Tornado Hockey
team of the North American Hockey League as well as the home practice
facility and Executive Offices for the NHL Dallas Stars. In addition to
hockey and basketball, Dr Pepper Arena hosts concerts, family shows,
graduation ceremonies, trade shows and many other live entertainment
events. The arena seats between 5,000 and 7,000 people and has a 2,100
vehicle parking garage on-site. The Dr Pepper StarCenter in McKinney as
a two-sheet ice facility located at Craig Ranch. It has two sheets of
ice, a full-service StarStuff pro shop, a snack bar, full-service bar
and four meeting rooms.
All games at the NAPHL event in Frisco and McKinney will be broadcast live over the Internet through FASTHockey. To watch live, click here.
The NAPHL is comprised of six regular-season events leading up to its
Championship Tournament Series in which the top teams at each level
compete for a league championship. The NAPHL season concludes with its
Top Prospects Tournament, which will be held in conjunction with the
NAHL Robertson Cup Championship Tournament in May 2013.
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