The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce that they will host the 2022 18U Top Prospects Tournament and 2022 NAHL Prospects Challenge, bringing together some of the top hockey talent from multiple hockey organizations, which will both be held in cooperation with the 2022 NAHL Robertson Cup Championship.
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The NAHL 18U Top Prospects Tournament consists of six different teams made up of 18U players, including those from the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), the Tier 1 Elite League (T1EHL), the NAHL Combines, and Minnesota High School Hockey.
Selected to the The NAPHL team and representing the Tigers will be forwards Lyndon Orr(03), Derek Rassell(03), Nick Noble(04) and defenseman Joe Feamster(03). The team will be coached by Tigers 18U Head Coach Kevin Holmstrom.
The NAPHL team finished 2-1-1 on the weekend. Through pool play the team posted a opening game 5-0 win against the NAHL Combine team. Day two saw the team claw through a pair of games post with a 1-1 (SO loss) against the NA3 squad and a 1-3 hard fought game against Minnesota. The showcase wrapped up with a 3-0 shutout win versus the Tier1 West Elite team to complete a great weekend for everyone involved.
The 18U Top Prospects Tournament will take place from May 20-22, at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota. Each team will consist of a 20-man roster (12 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies). 120 total players will be spread amongst the six teams, who will play in four games each during the event, which will include three round-robin games, followed by consolation and championship games
Included on the New Mexico roster and representing the Tigers will be Hunter Coulombe(04) and Jacob Wenner(05).