3 Blizzard Players to attend Top Prospects Roster Announcement

Jan 25, 2011

FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the rosters for next month’s Top

Prospects Tournament, sponsored by SBK Hockey, which will be held from Feb. 20-22 at the Ice Cube in Ann Arbor,


At the event, four teams – Team Central, Team North, Team South and Team West – will play a three-game round

robin. Each team consists of a 20-man roster as chosen by the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Selection Committee,

with minor player crossover amongst the four teams.

All NAHL players were eligible for selection, and the number of players represented by each NAHL team is based on

each team’s winning percentage within their division as of Jan. 17.

Central Division Roster:


Bismarck Bobcats head coach Layne Sedevie will serve as the head coach for Team Central, with Coulee Region

Chill head coach Garrett Strot serving as the assistant coach; Topeka RoadRunners head coach Scott Langer will

lead Team South, with Texas Tornado head coach Tony Curtale assisting; Fairbanks Ice Dogs head coach Josh

Hauge will be the head coach of Team West, with Alaska Avalanche head coach Brian Huebel assisting; and St.

Louis Bandits head coach Jeff Brown will serve as the head coach of Team North, with Janesville Jets head coach

Dane Litke serving as the assistant coach.

In conjunction with the Top Prospects Tournament, all North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) teams –

Midget Major, Midget Minor and Bantam Major – will compete in the Championship Tournament Series for the right to

be crowned league champions. That event will run from Feb. 18-21 at the Troy Sports Center in Troy, Mich., with the

three division championship games being played at the Ice Cube.

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) will also have representation at the Top Prospects Tournament, as

two NA3HL all-star teams will compete against each other at the event. The NA3HL will also extend invitations to

other USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior A leagues to participate with all-stars teams.

At the NAHL’s first Top Prospects Tournament of the season, which was held from Dec. 5-7 in Walpole, Mass., four

teams comprised of the NAHL’s top committed and un-committed college players, including those recognized on the

NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s Players to Watch list for 2011 draft-eligibles, played a three-game round robin.

For more information on the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, visit NAHLTopProspects.com.

For more information on the NAPHL, visit NAPHL.com.

For more information on the NA3HL, visit NA3HL.com.

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