First NAHL junior combine faces off in Michigan
April 13, 2018
The third of five North American Hockey League (NAHL) Combines of the 2018 season takes place this weekend in Rochester, Michigan.
This is the first time the NAHL has held a junior-aged (1998-02) combine and response has been through the roof. There will a total of 24 teams at the event.
NOTE: Registration continues on Friday morning, April 13th from 8-10am.
Each team at the combine in Michigan will have NAHL and NA3HL coaches working with the players in the locker room and on the bench during the games. This is a very valuable time for both the players and the coaches as new relationships are being developed.
Seminars: This weekend’s event in Michigan also includes two seminars on Saturday, April 14th at 9am and 10:30am at the Embassy Suites ballroom in Troy, Michigan, that discuss the NAHL junior hockey experience, the ladder of development, as well as, NCAA compliance seminars.
The 2018 set of Combines are set to take place in six different destinations, which include: Illinois, New Jersey, Michigan, California, Minnesota, and Estonia.
The intent and goal of all NAHL Combines events is to provide the aspiring hockey player an opportunity to take part in a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Each Combine is designed to maximize exposure, education and experience at grand-scale events.
Operated by the NAHL professional staff and coaches, each Combine is designed to provide a glimpse into a true "NAHL EXPERIENCE". The objective of an "NAHL Experience" is to provide exposure, education and an experience for prospects that strive to advance their hockey development at the junior hockey and college level.
EXPOSURE means that players compete in front of junior and college scouts and gain additional exposure through NAHL Central Scouting. With NAHL Tryout Camps and the NAHL Draft taking place from May through July, NAHL Combines are a perfect indicator to evaluate just how ready they are for the next step and receive valuable feedback.
EDUCATION ensures the players are provided knowledge about NCAA compliance and eligibility, recruiting processes, the correct and legitimate path to college hockey, as well as an in-depth look at the three different tiers of junior hockey. This includes seminars that discuss the NAHL junior hockey experience, the ladder of development, as well as, NCAA compliance seminars.
EXPERIENCE means that players from all over North America and Europe will play multiple games against other NAHL and NCAA hockey prospects with team's coached by staff members from NAHL, NAHL Central Scouting, and NA3HL teams, providing a top notch, professional, and memorable experience.