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NAPHL unveils four new logos for 2021-22 season

By Staff, 08/04/21, 6:15PM MDT

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August 4, 2021

The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is pleased to announce that it has created and launched four new logos to represent the four different leagues that will make up the NAPHL during the upcoming 2021-22 season.

Founded in 2009 and celebrating its 13th season in 2021-22, the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is the NAPHL is the premier training ground for development, exposure, and opportunity. During the 2021-22 season, the NAPHL will be made up of four different leagues: Tier 1, Fall, Showcase (Tier II), and Prep (High School).

“The NAPHL is a key piece in the recruiting landscape for the NAHL and NA3HL and has evolved to give players of all ages and levels of hockey a spot to be part or the league and showcase themselves for the scouts. We wanted to create a stronger identity for each league within the NAPHL, as they are unique and special in what they have to offer, but with the same mission of showcasing prospects for the NAHL,” said NAPHL Director Tony Zasowski.

All NAPHL teams are USA Hockey certified. The Tier 1 League is for Tier 1 level teams that compete in a full NAPHL season and is the highest level for USA Youth Hockey, which includes 5-6 different showcases during the 2021-22 season. Historically, the majority of NAPHL players recruited by NAHL teams come from the Tier 1 League. A record-breaking total of 89 NAPHL players were either drafted or tendered by NAHL teams for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

The Fall League has three events in the Fall and his for High School players based in Minnesota and Wisconsin before their high school season begins. The Fall League teams are operated by NAHL teams.

The Showcase League is for Tier I and Tier II teams from all over North America looking to showcase their players at NAPHL events without the full-time commitment. It includes teams from some of the strongest Tier II leagues in the United States like the CSDHL.

The Prep League is for academic-based teams who are tied to a school or academy. These include Prep and High School teams in existing affiliate leagues and Canadian Sport Academies.

The NAPHL has enjoyed a record-breaking amount of advancement in recent seasons, which is highlighted by a large amount of advancement to the NCAA and NAHL. The NAPHL is operated by the NAHL's experienced staff and provides an organized and competitive experience guaranteed to benefit all of the participating student-athletes. The NAPHL is composed of regular-season events leading up to its Championship Tournament in which the top teams at each level compete for a league championship.