DALLAS, TX., January 22, 2020 —The 2020 North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) Top Prospects Tournament is less than a month away and will be held from February 17-18, 2020 at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Massachusetts. 120 total players from the NA3HL will be spread amongst six divisional teams who will play in three games each during the event.
The NA3HL Standings were frozen on Monday, January 20th. Teams were seeded within their division based on win percentage. The number of players each NA3HL team can to send to the tournament is based on each team’s winning percentage within their group.
Each NA3HL Top Prospects team will consist of a 20-man roster (12 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies). Any player who will be considered for the event, must be nominated by their respective head coaches. Each divisional team will have two head coaches, who will be the coaches of the team’s with the best winning percentage in each division as of January 20th.
Each team will play two games on Monday, February 17th and one game on Tuesday, February 18th. Games will consist of three (3) 17-Minute Periods with a single ice cut in the middle of the 2nd period.
Central: Chris Ratzloff, Rochester Grizzlies (Head Coach) – Chris Flaugher, St. Louis Jr. Blues (Assistant Coach)
Coastal: Darryl Locke, Northeast Generals (Head Coach) – Chris Pomerleau, L/A Nordiques (Assistant Coach)
Frontier: Andy Scheib, Sheridan Hawks (Head Coach) – Elliot Bates, Bozeman Icedogs (Assistant Coach)
Northeast: Trevor Simonson, Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles (Head Coach) – Kevin Cunningham, Danbury Colonials (Assistant Coach)
South: Ryan Anderson, Texas Brahmas (Head Coach) – Jason Smith, Atlanta Capitals (Assistant Coach)
West: Todd Sanden, North Iowa Bulls (Head Coach) – Brad Willner, Granite City Lumberjacks (Assistant Coach)
2020 NA3HL Top Prospects schedule (All Times converted to Mountain Standard Time):
Monday, February 17th
7:00am: Central vs. Northeast
7:30am: West vs. Coastal
9:00am: Frontier vs. South
1:00pm: West vs. Central
3:00pm: Frontier vs. Coastal
5:00pm: Northeast vs. South
Tuesday, February 18th
6:00am: Frontier vs. West
8:00am: Central vs. South
10:00am: Coastal vs. Northeast
The NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament is played in conjunction with the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) Top Prospects Tournament. The event has quickly become one of the most highly-scouted events of its kind, with hundreds of junior, NCAA and NHL expected in attendance this season.
Story Courtesy: North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL): Schedule, coaches announced for 2020 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament (January 22, 2020)