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U16/U18 NAPHL Playoffs Set for February

By Staff, 01/23/19, 1:00PM MST


Tigers U18s Continue to Push in NAPHL Action

Coming off its fifth event of the year the Tigers U16/ U18s will be preparing for the NAPHL league championships February 15-17 in Troy, MI.

The Tigers U18 team put together a impressive 13-1 run in league play over the last three plus events to finish second in the Elite Division.  The team went 3-1 in the January event  and finished the regular season 14-6 going back to Septembers initial showcase.  "The team has great leadership and is a group that really gets along well" stated head coach Kevin Holmstrom.  "When we are locked in to what we do best we are very difficult to play against and fun to watch, its a great group to work with! Our players have had a great year of development and we will give ourselves a chance down the stretch." Holmstrom continued.

The NAPHL finals include all sixteen teams from the HP/Elite divisions in a four bracket pool play followed by semi finals and a championship game to be held in Plymouth, MI.

Pool play for the 18s will include games vs Esmark Stars, Rocky Mountain Roughriders and the Florida Alliance.

The U16s come off a 2-2 weekend in the final event finishing fourth in the elite division as they prepare for the finals. The team finished the season with a 8-10-2-1 record  good for 19 points. The team had a great first day at the January event with two shutouts 1-0 over Thunder Bay and 2-0 vs POE and will look to lean on those performances when they return to Troy for the finals.

Pool play for the 16s will include games vs Everett, Meijer and Madison. The 16s will also see crossover/semi finals games and the Championship  hosted in Plymouth, MI Feb 17.

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 comprised of five regular-season events leading up to its Championship Tournament Series in which the top teams at each level compete for a league championship.