Combat Hockey NAHL Showcase Just Two Weeks AwayAugust 29, 2012 - North American Hockey League (NAHL)
Besides the 24 NAHL teams in attendance, there will also be 36 teams competing at the Tier I 18U Midget Major and 16U Midget Minor levels from the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL). For the second straight season, eight teams from the Upper Midwest High School Elite League (UMHSEL) will be participating at the Showcase. In addition, the Tier I High Performance Hockey League (HPHL) is going to have all six of their 18U Midget Major Teams competing at the event (Compuware, CYA, Honeybaked, Little Caesars, Mission, Team Illinois). Finally, the event will feature a 16U Future Prospects division with six teams from across the U.S.
"It is hard to believe that we are celebrating our 10th anniversary of the NAHL Showcase, and we are thrilled that it continues to be one of the must-see events of the entire season for scouts and fans alike," said NAHL commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. "This year's line-up of teams could be one of the best in the 10-year history of the event and we expect a great and competitive five days of hockey."
For scouting purposes, the event 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. "The NAHL has done an unbelievable job at streamlining what a Showcase should be," said Colorado College Assistant Coach Joe Bonnett. "When you talk to college coaches across the country and do comparisons, there is no other event like this. It is an incredible way to start the recruiting season because you get a look at all the players from five different leagues."
The Schwan Super Rink is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world. The state-of-the-art facility, a $21 million project totaling over 300,000 square feet, features eight sheets of ice under one roof. The tremendous efforts of the Super Rink staff, along with those of Visit Minneapolis North, play a vital role in the events success. "The staff at the Schwan Super Rink and Visit Minneapolis North work tirelessly to ensure that everyone coming to town for this annual event has a great experience and accommodations to match," said Frankenfeld. "The Showcase would not be the event it is today without their involvement and dedication."
For more details on the Combat Hockey/NAHL Showcase Tournament, including ticket, hotel, rental car, scout passes and schedule information, visit NAHLShowcase.com.
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