JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown Tomahawks, proud member of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce the team’s schedule for the 14th Annual NAHL Showcase Tournament, held Sept. 21-24, 2016 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn. The Tomahawks will play four regular-season games in four days at the Showcase.
The Tomahawks complete 2016-17 schedule is available at JohnstownTomahawks.com
2016 Tomahawks NAHL Showcase Tournament Schedule
9/21 Johnstown Tomahawks vs. Springfield Jr. Blues 11:15 AM
9/22 Minnesota Wilderness vs. Johnstown Tomahawks 2:15 PM
9/23 Johnstown Tomahawks vs. Austin Bruins 10:00 AM
9/24 Shreveport Mudbugs vs. Johnstown Tomahawks 12:00 PM
* All Times CST
The Tomahawks face a familiar opponent in Springfield as the Jr. Blues franchise was a divisional opponent from 2012 until the end of the 2014-15 season. The game is scheduled for a 11:15 am (CST) faceoff Wednesday, Sept. 21.
For the first time the Tomahawks and the 2015 Robertson Cup Champions, the Wilderness, will square off on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Friday, Sept. 23 features a meeting with Austin, a team the Tomahawks have a record of 0-1-1 against all time.
Johnstown concludes the Showcase event with a contest against the expansion Shreveport Mudbugs at noon (CST) Saturday, Sept. 24.
The yearly event garners the attention of many NCAA programs and NHL teams, which utilize the four days to heavily scout the best young talent in North America. In previous seasons, more than 300 professional, college, and junior scouts, along with over 9,000 people, have attended.
Celebrating its 41st season in 2016-17, the NAHL is the oldest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States and one of only two that operate under the USA Hockey non pay-to-play model.