Friday, February 7, 2014

NAHL introduces the Future Prospects Tournament Series

Press Release

 The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to introduce the Future Prospects Tournament (FPT) Series, an innovative and unique event designed to provide the younger developing teenage hockey player with an experience that will prepare and expose them to the future paths of the NAHL developmental hockey ladder.

The Future Prospects Tournament (FPT) Series is designed to provide exposure and education for hockey players that strive to play junior hockey in a premier league like the NAHL. Now in its 38th season, the NAHL is one of the top junior leagues under the USA Hockey umbrella. Over 175 players make NCAA commitments annually which proves that the NAHL is one of the best at developing its players and ultimately providing an opportunity to move onto the next level. This is due in large part to the unique and established league-wide events schedule and ladder of development model, which continues to draw attention and praise from the entire hockey community, most notably college and professional scouts.

The Future Prospects Tournament (FPT) Series is open to all players with birth years from 1998-2001 and will be divided into two age groups at each event. Group A will be players with 1998 or 1999 birth years and Group B will be players with 2000 or 2001 birth years. Each team consists of 17 players: ten (10) forwards, five (5) defensemen and two (2) goaltenders. There will be a total of 136 players at each event. Each team will play in four games, three round-robin games and one playoff game.

The FPT Series consists of two different events that span coast to coast in two different locations. The first is from April 25-27 at the Middletown Sports Complex in Middletown, New Jersey and the second will be at The Rinks – Anaheim Ice on May 16-18 in Anaheim, California.

The camp fee is $200 and includes the ice time and jersey. Registration form and camp fee payment can be found and filled out online at:

At the event, players will be introduced and exposed to junior hockey and in particular, the NAHL, NA3HL as well as the NAPHL (Tier I Midget Hockey). The players will be introduced to and provided with a weekend that involves the ‘NAHL Experience,’ which will consist of competitive hockey, education of the future levels of hockey, academic preparation for NCAA hockey and exposure to professional, college, and junior scouts. This includes seminars that discuss the NAHL junior hockey experience, the ladder of development, as well as, NCAA compliance seminars. Guest speakers will include those from the NAHL and NCAA.

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