NAHL teams will play four regular-season games at the Showcase, which
has evolved into one of hockey's most prominent and popular events of
the entire season. The event will be held from September 18-22, 2013 at
the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.
The Eagles will open play in Blaine, against the Bismark Bobcats, on
Wednesday, September 18 at 7:45 p.m. The Eagles will play three more
games in Blaine, including September 19 against Fairbanks at 1:30 p.m.,
September 20 against Topeka at 1:15 p.m., and September 21 against Rio
Grande Valley at 9:15 a.m.
The Eagles will open the home portion of the regular season on Friday,
September 27 when they will face the Johnstown Tomahawks, for the first
of a three-game set at Pullar Stadium.
Traditionally, the NAHL Showcase Tournament attracts over 9,000 people
in overall attendance, including more than 300 professional, college and
junior scouts. For more information on the NAHL Showcase including
schedule, ticket prices, hotels, rental cars and arena information,
All 178 games at the 2013 NAHL Showcase will be broadcast live through FASTHockey, the official broadcast provider of the NAHL.
Check out the full 80-team NAHL Showcase schedule here (pdf)
“Each year, we make it our goal to make the sure the NAHL Showcase gets
bigger and better, and we believe that the 2013 NAHL Showcase is shaping
up to be the best yet,” said NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. “We
continue to strive to provide a unique opportunity for all the players
that compete and to all the scouts that attend this year’s event, and
one they will remember for a long time."
The event also features all 32 teams from the Tier I North American
Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), eight additional teams from the Upper
Midwest High School Elite League (UMHSEL) and 12 teams from the Tier I
High Performance Hockey League (HPHL). In addition, there will be four
at large Midget Minor 16U Tier I teams who will compete in the HPHL 16U
division as a part of the five-day, 80-team showcase event.
For scouting purposes, the event is a yearly gathering 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.
It will be the first event of the season for the NAPHL, which will also
be played in conjunction with the Showcase. Now entering its fifth
anniversary season, the NAPHL is made up of 32 teams: 16 Midget Major
(18U) and 16 Midget Minor (16U) that compete at the Tier I youth level.
For more information on the NAPHL, visit www.naphl.com
This marks the third straight Showcase in which the NAHL has partnered
with the Upper Midwest High School Elite League. At the Showcase, the
Elite League will feature eight total teams. It also marks the second
straight Showcase that the NAHL has partnered with the High Performance
Hockey League. The partnerships between the NAHL and the Elite League
and the HPHL further enhances the Showcase since all see numerous
players commit to NCAA programs each season.