The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the game schedule for its eighth annual Sherbrook/NAHL Showcase Tournament, which will be held from Sept. 15-18, 2010 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn.
All 26 NAHL teams will play four regular-season games at the Showcase, which has evolved into one of hockey's most prestigious and well-attended events of the entire season.
View the complete Showcase schedule here.
For scouting purposes, the four-day 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 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. With all its varied amenities and services, the Schwan Super Rink is absolutely unique in the world of ice sport facilities.
The North American Prospects Hockey League's (NAPHL) first event of the season, which will run from Sept. 16-19, 2010, will again be played in conjunction with the Showcase Tournament. In its second season, the NAPHL is made up of 40 Midget Major (18), Midget Minor (14) and Bantam Major (8) teams from 19 programs that compete at the Tier I AAA level. For more information on the NAPHL, visit NAPHL.com.
In addition, 20 teams at the Midget Major (8 teams) and Midget Minor (12) levels will compete at the NAHL Future Prospects Tournament from September 16-19.
Traditionally, the Sherbrook/NAHL Showcase Tournament attracts over 5,000 people in overall attendance, including more than 200 college and professional scouts. With the additions of the NAPHL and the NAHL Future Prospects Tournament in recent years, that total is expected to exceed 9,000 this year.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2010-11, the NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior A league boasting 26 teams from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey. For more information on the NAHL, visit NAHL.com.