What is a Pre-draft Showcase?
The objective of these events is for our hockey staff to identify players to be drafted in the 2022 NAHL Entry Draft, tendered, and/or be invited to our 2021 Main Selection Camp where we will select our roster for the 2022-2023 season. Additionally, these events are outstanding ways for younger players to also get on the radar of our hockey staff for the future eventually leading to potential opportunities with our team. Pre-draft showcases/prospect camps are the best way to get in front of multiple NAHL teams and maximize ice time and exposure.
Who is eligible for a Pre-draft Showcase?
Players aged 16 to 20 years of age are encouraged to attend a Pre-draft Showcase. **Available to players with birthyears 2002-2006**
What is the cost of a Pre-draft Showcase?
The Michigan and Minnesota Showcases are $450 and includes a guarantee of 4 games playing for the Johnstown Tomahawks while also providing scouting exposure to the other NAHL teams who are at the event.
The Pittsburgh Pre Draft will be $300 and will be exclusively for the Johnstown Tomahawks coaching staff with a guarantee of 4 games.
Do players get drafted playing in one of the Pre-Draft Showcases? Last summer alone, there were 9 players that played specifically for the Johnstown Tomahawks during our Pre Draft Showcases that were selected in the 2021 NAHL Entry Draft including the 1st Overall Pick.
Can players make the team if they attend a Pre-Draft Showcase and are invited to Main Camp? Yes, multiple players on our current roster attended a Pre Draft Showcase, were invited to Main Camp, and then secured a spot on the roster.
How do I register for a Pre-draft Showcase?
Please click the link below to register for the location of your choice and play for the Johnstown Tomahawks at one of our Pre Draft Showcases along with other teams in the North American Hockey League.