The Northeast Generals are excited to announce their schedule for the 2018 NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota.
Wednesday, September 19th: Generals vs. Minot Minotauros 7:00pm
Thursday, September 20th: Generals at. Springfield Jr. Blues, 8:00pm
Friday, September 21st: Generals vs. NTDP, 8:00pm
The schedule is a tough one!
The Minot Minotauros, like the Generals, were the 4 seed in their division heading into the playoffs. However, Minot went on an amazing run in the NAHL Playoffs all the way to the Robertson Cup Finals. There storybook season came up 1 goal short as they fell to the Champions Shreveport Mudbugs 2-1 in the Championship game.
The Springfield Jr. Blues had a great season going 31-21-5 before falling to perennial NA powerhouse the Janesville Jets in the divisional semi finals of the Robertson Cup Playoffs.
And last but not least, the Northeast Generals will play the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) in the marquee matchup on Friday night. The USNTDP is comprised of the top U17 players in the country.
“It is a great honor to be able to play the Development Program. It shows what great strides we have made in the league in a short amount of time. I think this helps cement us as the best junior hockey organization in New England. It also shows just how great of a league the NAHL is.” said Generals GM Bryan Erikson.
“You really can’t ask for more than playing a great Springfield team, the Finals runner up and the top U17 players in the nation. It is a tremendous opportunity for our players to get the exposure to the top NCAA programs and to the NHL teams in attendance. I couldn’t be happier for the organization. The NAHL Showcase has proven that it is the premier event in North America.” said Generals Head Coach Joe Lovell.
“We know of no other event like this that brings together this many these kind of scouts and coaches at the same location and same time. Our mission is keep setting the bar higher and higher and events like the NAHL Showcase have become the gold standard for evaluating hockey’s best prospects. It is the Greatest Show on Ice and truly representative of why the NAHL is the League of Opportunity,” said NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld.
The NAHL Showcase attracts over 9,000 people in overall attendance, including more than 330 professional, college and junior scouts. For scouting purposes, the NAHL Showcase is the premier event of its kind and is a yearly gathering for every NCAA program and NHL team as they get their first look at some of the best and brightest hockey talent North America has to offer. For more information on the NAHL Showcase including schedule, ticket prices, hotels, rental cars and arena information, visit www.nahl.com/showcase