Greetings from the Great Lake State!
Communications manager, Mike Gosnell, is here to provide updates from the 2017 NAHL Top Propsects Tournament, an event in which your Tomahawks are well-represented.
Now in its 41st season as a successful junior hockey league in the country, the North American Hockey’s premier event, the Top Prospects Tournament kicks off today at 1 p.m., from the USA Hockey Arena.
The two-day tournament features six team packed with the best talent the NAHL has to offer, all of the player vying for a Division I or Division III scholarship. Each season is about player development and packed into a rigorous and competitive 60-game regular season is the Top Prospects Tournament.
Designed to give currently uncommitted NAHL players an opportunity to play in a highly engaging environment in front of hundreds of NHL and NCAA scouts. And, fans will see that many NCAA Commitments made will come following the Tournament.
Perhaps the marquee match of Day One on Monday, Feb. 27 is the East Division taking on the NAHL Selects team. Seven Tomahawks will be suiting up for this game.
Prior to leaving for Michigan on Sunday, Logan Stork joined the team as a replacement for Tommy Horn, who is out with an injury.
Head coach Mike Letizia will be the assistant coach for the East Division, which comprises the best of the best from the East including four Tomahawks (Nick Bruce, Daniil Bokun, Adam Pilewicz and Stork).
For two days, rivals become teammates in the name of showcasing their abilities to hundreds of collegiate and professional scouts.
The East Division’s opponent, the NAHL selects team is comprised of the best draft-eligible players in the league. The Selects team features one of the most-dominant lines in the NAHL this season, the HBO Line of Dalton Hunter (Mercyhurst-commit), Filips Buncis and Donovan Ott.
Hawks fans can expect a highly competitive match today between teammates that have help the team earn a new wins record.
Stay tuned for updates throughout today’s game starting at 4 p.m. Fans can watch all of the action live in HD on HockeyTV.