By Kevin Scott
FRISCO, TX., January 28, 2020 —The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced the team rosters and the schedule for the 2020 Top Prospects Hockey Tournament being held again for the second straight year at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Massachusetts on February 17-18, 2020.
The NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament will be played in conjunction with the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) Top Prospect Tournament. The two-day highly scouted event attracts many scouts including those from the junior, NCAA and National Hockey League (NHL) ranks that are expected to be in attendance.
The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) standings were frozen as of Monday, January 20th and the teams were then seeded within their division based on win percentage. The number of players that each NA3HL team is sending to the event is based on each team’s winning percentage within their group.
There will be 108 players participating that are spread across the six divisional teams. Each squad will play three total games during the two-day tournament and the contests will consist of (3) 17-minute periods with single ice cut in the middle of the second period. The six 18-man rosters feature 10 forwards, 6 defensemen and two goaltenders. All players considered for roster spots must have had been first nominated by their respective head coaches.
The six divisional teams for this event include the Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West. The squad will be coached by the two coaches who led the division as of January 20, 2020. The coaches for the Frontier team will be Sheridan Hawks head coach Andy Scheib and assisting him will be Elliot Bates from the Bozeman Ice Dogs. To view the full list of coaches and the schedule, please click here.
The Sheridan (WY) Hawks were the top-seeded team in the Frontier Division standings (as of January 20th) and will send five players (Logan Syrup, Blake Billings, Alex Kesler, Jack Royer, and James Downie). The three players the Great Falls Americans will be sending include Jack Olson (Forward, 5’11”, 165 lbs., White Bear Lake, MN), Jake Hayes (Forward, 6’0”, 170 lbs., Anchorage, Alaska), and Logan Rachow (Defenseman, 5’11”, 190 lbs., Eagle River, Alaska). The Bozeman Ice Dogs will send four players, the Great Falls Americans and Gillette (WY) Wild will send three players each while the Yellowstone (WY) Quake will bring two players and the Missoula Junior Bruins will have one member of their team represented. The Helena Bighorns and the Butte Cobras, the two last place teams in the Frontier Division, will send Alexander Bailey (Helena) to play on the Coastal Division Team and Kyler Garsjo (Butte) to participate on the South Division Team. Kolten Wright (Sheridan) will also suit up for the Northeast Division squad. For a full list of the Frontier Division Roster, please click here.
Click here for a full list of tournament rosters (printable PDF version).
Click here to view the NA3HL Press Release with rosters, coaches, and schedule and information for the 2020 Top Prospects Tournament. Fans can also follow the action live at HockeyTV and see the stats updated live on the NA3HL Scoreboard.
To view more information about the 2020 Top Prospects Tournament, please visit the tournament webpage: http://na3hl.com/tpt/
2020 Top Prospects Tourney Schedule: (All Times converted to Mountain Standard Time)
Monday, February 17th
7:00AM: Central Division vs. Northeast Division
7:30AM: West Division vs. Coastal Division
9:00AM: Frontier Division vs. South Division
1:00PM: West Division vs. Central Division
3:00PM: Frontier Division vs. Coastal Division
5:00PM: Northeast Division vs. South Division
Tuesday, February 18th
6:00AM: Frontier Division vs. West Division
8:00AM: Central Division vs. South Division
10:00AM: Coastal Division vs. Northeast Division
Click here to view the article on the NA3HL League Website.