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Tigers To Field 16U & 18U Teams For NAHL Event In April

By Staff, 02/07/18, 12:45PM MST



   Tigers NAHL Spring Team


The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce the third North American Future Prospects (FPT) Tournament of the 2017-18 season, which will take place from April 13-15, 2018 at Fraser Hockeyland in Fraser, Michigan. The event will take place alongside the third NAHL Combine of the 2018 season.


 “The addition of a third Future Prospects Tournament provides a valuable opportunity for teams, players, and parents who want to gain true experience, education and exposure,” said NAHL Director of Player Personnel Tony Zasowski. “Combined with our junior-level NAHL Combine, the weekend will be one of exposure in front of a variety of scouts and participating players will come away with some valuable information from our professional staff whose sole purpose is to educate future players, expose them to junior options and to provide a valuable experience throughout the process.”


The Tigers will be fielding spring teams at the U16 and U18 divisions in this event.

Advantages to attending FPT tournament:


  • Same price as attending a camp for a single NAHL team
  • Multiple NAHL teams in attendance
  • Professional coaching and feedback
  • Team structure and environment
  • First exposure to the 2018-2019 peer group and competition



The cost for this event will be $275 per player plus travel costs. The Tigers club will provide Tier 1 coaching, game jerseys and socks for the weekend, tournament entry fees and individual evaluations for each player.


The U16 team will consist of ’02 and ’03 birthyears and the U18 team will be ’00 and ’01.





Coach Holmstrom brings over twenty years of coaching experience, eleven of those years at the Tier 1 level.  With numerous State and District Championships to his credit. Coach Holmstrom has also guided five teams to USA National Championships, advancing through pool play on each occasion.

Holstrom has helped develop and guide numerous players seeing them advance through Tier 1 and Tier 2 Juniors, Division 1 commitments and in the professional levels of the NHL, AHL and ECHL.

Setting the groundwork, a players’ mentality and supporting the individuals strength and needs while advising the proper timeline and path of each player is a passion held by Coach Holmstrom.



Coach Harper has been the head coach for the Pikes Peak Miners Tier III Jr team for the past three seasons. He has led the Miners to two regular season titles, one playoff title and they currently sit in first place this season.  Prior to his time with the Miners, coach Harper served as a volunteer coach under Frank Serratore with the Air Force Academy’s NCAA Div. I hockey team.  Nick’s previous experience includes working as an assistant coach in the NAHL with the Wichita Falls Wildcats. During his time in Wichita Falls, under head coach Paul Baxter, he coached 15 players to NCAA DI commitments and 1 NHL draft pick.  Nick began his junior coaching career with the Springfield Jr. Blues in the NAHL.  The 2011-12 Jr. Blues moved 7 players on to Div. 1 hockey.



If interested please contact Tigers AAA director Cody Ayers at (719) 648-1820