The 2013 North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) Showcase presented by Easton is just one week away. 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.
Scout Information: Scout packets for all five days of the NA3HL Showcase Tournament will be available for purchase at Canlan Ice Sports in Romeoville for $50. A day pass with all the amenities is also available for $20/day. The packet includes a pass for entrance into the arena for all five days of the event, access to the scout room, which will include catered food and beverage throughout the event, scout book, a tournament program, and line charts for each game.
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.
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 following is the seminar schedule for the NA3HL Showcase:
Friday, November 22nd
12:00pm – North Iowa Bulls, Flint Junior Generals
2:00pm – Alexandria Blizzard, St. Louis Jr. Blues
4:45pm – Minnesota Flying Aces, Pittsburgh Vengeance
7:45pm – Cincinnati Swords, Battle Creek Revolution
8:30pm – Topeka Capitals
Saturday, November 23rd
10:00am – Dallas Jr. Stars, Wisconsin Whalers
11:00am – Twin City Steel, Toledo Cherokee
2:00pm – Granite City Lumberjacks, Chicago Jr. Bulldogs
4:30pm – Michigan Mountain Cats, Sugar Land Imperials
5:15pm – Breezy Point North Stars, Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks
7:30pm – Peoria Mustangs, Metro Jets
For more details on the NA3HL Showcase presented by Easton, including ticket, hotel, rental car, scouting and schedule information, visit www.3hlshowcase.com
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