About The NAHL

 

About Junior Hockey and the NAHL

Celebrating its 41st anniversary season in 2016-17, the NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 24 teams in 12 states from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey.

The NAHL provides an unparalleled opportunity for players to train and develop. The NAHL is unique in the fact that a vast majority of players begin their NAHL careers without an NCAA opportunity, but earn one through the course of their development in the league. The NAHL’s dedication to player development is demonstrated by the league’s high-profile annual exposure events like the NAHL Showcase and the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, which have evolved into hockey’s most prominent and popular of its kind and are a must-see for NCAA programs and NHL teams alike.