SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
The 2019 North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) East Showcase is just one week away and will take place at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Massachusetts, from October 5-8.
The NA3HL East Showcase, which is a new event to the 2019-20 calendar, will feature all of the NA3HL teams in the Coastal and Northeast Divisions, and also include the St. Louis Jr. Blues from the NA3HL’s Central Division and the Atlanta Capitals and the Texas RoadRunners from the NA3HL’s South Division.
For more details on the 2019 NA3HL East Showcase, including ticket, hotel, rental car, scouting and schedule information, visit: na3hl.com/east-showcase.
All the games at the NA3HL Showcase will be broadcast live on HockeyTV. This is in addition to the full NA3HL Showcase, which will be played from December 15-17, 2019 at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota, which features all 36 NA3HL teams.
Each NA3HL team playing in the East Showcase will appear in three games and is expected to attract dozens of college and junior scouts. Not only do NA3HL Showcases see a large presence of NCAA scouts, but NAHL Central Scouting will also in attendance, furthering the chances for players to earn a call up to the NAHL.
The NA3HL is in its 10th anniversary season and serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in Tier III junior hockey. It is one of only two USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III junior leagues.
No other league has had more movement and advanced more players onto play in the NAHL than the NA3HL. Thanks to additional and enhanced initiatives that were put in place this past season in cooperation with the NAHL, more players from the NA3HL play, practice, and earn NCAA Division I scholarships with the NAHL than any other league.
To date, over 40+ NA3HL players began the 2019-20 on NAHL rosters. Earlier this summer, not only did 26 NA3HL players sign a tender to play in the NAHL for the 2019-20 season, but 26 more players were selected in the 2019 NAHL Draft.
The NA3HL also continues to make its mark and is one of the leaders in junior hockey with the advancement of players onto the NCAA. So far in 2019, the NA3HL has over 140+ college commitments, with almost 70% of those being NCAA commitments. In addition, over 300 former NA3HL players are currently playing in the NCAA, and 13% of NCAA Division III freshmen this season previously played in the NA3HL.
Scouts will receive complimentary admission to the NA3HL Showcase. Proper identification and team/league affiliation must be presented at the admission counter in order to receive a scout pass. Scout packet includes a pass for entrance into the Super Rink for all three days of the event, access to the scout room, which will include catered food and beverage throughout the event, a tournament program and line charts for each game.
The event will be played in cooperation with the NAPHL East Showcase, which will take place in Cranston, Rhode Island, from October 4-6, 2019, and feature 18U and 16U High Performance teams and NAPHL East teams.