Forwards Mason Ledbetter and Jeffrey Gratz have been nominated for the 2018 Top Prospects tournament in Plymouth, Michigan. Defenseman Nick Panfin was nominated for the 18U Selects White Team. Read the full Media Release below.
|NORTH AMERICAN 3 HOCKEY LEAGUE|
February 7, 2018
|Contact: Alex Kyrias
Director of Communications, Sales and Marketing
NA3HL announces 2018 Top Prospects rosters and schedule
120 NA3HL players will be six different teams during event in Plymouth, Michigan from February 27-28
FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced the rosters and schedule for the 2018 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, which will be held from February 27-28 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament is played in conjunction with the 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.
The NA3HL Standings were frozen on Monday, January 29th. Teams were then seeded within their division based on win percentage. The number of players each NA3HL team is sending to the event was based on each team’s winning percentage within their group. Each 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.
120 total players from the NA3HL will be spread amongst six teams, who will play in three games each during the event. The event will feature four teams that represent the eight divisions in the NA3HL. Two separate NA3HL Selects teams will compete as the fifth and sixth teams in the event. The Selects team rosters are comprised of players with birth years of 1999, 2000, or 2001.
For more information on the 2018 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, please visit: http://na3hl.com/tpt/
Blue: Todd Sanden, North Iowa Bulls (Central) and Cameron Robichaud, L/A Nordiques (Coastal)
Green: Chris Laganiere, Binghamton Junior Senators (Northeast) and Michael Hill, Texas Brahmas (South)
Grey: Ryan Theros, Yellowstone Quake (Frontier) and Andrew Kolb, New Ulm Steel (West)
Orange: Justin Quenneville, Metro Jets (East) and Chris Flaugher, St. Louis Jr. Blues (Midwest)
Selects Red: Dave Dorsey, Pittsburgh Vengeance
Selects White: Jon Vaillancourt, La Crosse Freeze
2018 NA3HL Top Prospects schedule (all times eastern, subject to change):
Tuesday, February 27th
9:00am: Orange (East/Midwest) vs. Green (Northeast/South)
10:15am: NA3HL 18U Selects White vs. Blue (Central/Coastal)
11:00am: NA3HL 18U Selects Red vs. Grey (Frontier/West)
4:30pm: NA3HL 18U Selects White vs. Orange (East/Midwest)
6:30pm: Grey (Frontier/West) vs. Green (Northeast/South)
8:30pm: NA3HL 18U Selects Red vs. Blue (Central/Coastal)
Wednesday, February 28th
8:00am: NA3HL 18U Selects White vs. Grey (Frontier/West)
10:00am: NA3HL 18U Selects Red vs. Green (Northeast/South)
12:00pm: Orange (East/Midwest) vs. Blue (Central/Coastal)
Each team will play two games on Tuesday, February 27th and one game on Wednesday, February 28th. Games will consist of three (3) 17-Minute Periods with a single ice cut in the middle of the 2nd period.
About the NA3HL
Now in its eighth season, the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of six USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, 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 its classification. The primary mission of the NA3HL, which is managed organizationally by the North American Hockey League (NAHL), is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes whose youth options are limited but are still reaching their potential and have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association. For more information, visit www.na3hl.com