Good Luck to All Illinois Players Participating in the 2015 NAHL Showcase


2015 NAHL Showcase Celebrating its 13th anniversary this fall, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) Showcase Tournament has evolved into one of hockey’s most prestigious and well-attended events of the entire season.

For scouting purposes, the five-day event from September 23-26, 2015, in which all 22 NAHL teams play four regular-season games, is a can’t-miss 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.

Located in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul suburb of Blaine, Minnesota, the Schwan Super Rink is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world. The state-of-the-art facility, a $21 million project totaling over 300,000 square feet, features eight sheets of ice under one roof. With all its varied amenities and services, the Schwan Super Rink is absolutely unique in the world of ice sport facilities.

The North American Prospects Hockey League’s (NAPHL) first event of the season, will again be played in conjunction with the NAHL Showcase Tournament. Entering its seventh season, the NAPHL is made up of 40 teams, 20 Midget Major and 20 Midget Minor that compete at the Tier I level.

Traditionally, the NAHL Showcase Tournament attracts over 5,000 people in overall attendance, including more than 300 NCAA, junior and professional scouts.


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Eric Moser – Chicago

Brendan Riordan – Downers Grove

Cole Chatham – Belleville

Kevin Fitzgerald – Hinsdale

Colin Raver – Bartlett

Ethan Stewart – Rockford

Tucker DeYoung – Lake Bluff


Amarillo Bulls


Jacob Nitsche – Chicago


Aston Rebels

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Brenden Kapcheck – Chicago


Austin Bruins


Nigel Nelson – Chicago

John Pesek – Lake Forest

Austin Smith – Orland Park


Bismarck Bobcats

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Joe Tyran – Wadsworth

Luke Picek – LaGrange Park


Brookings Blizzard

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Brett Callahan – Westmont

Nick Ford – Chicago

Brendan Payne – Plainfield

Martin Yelle – Geneva

Kane Durment – Kildeer


Corpus Christi IceRays

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Dryden McKay – Downers Grove


Coulee Region Chill 

coulee region chill

Niko Luka – Bartlett

Connor Busch – Lake in the Hills

Bayley Marshall – St. Charles


Janesville Jets 

janesville jets

Blake Wareham – Park Ridge

Cody Lichtenvoort – Algonquin

Carson Knop – Lake Bluff

Michael Maloney – McHenry

Kip Hoffmann – Huntley


Johnstown Tomahawks


Adam Ostrowski – Barrington

Steven Quagliata – Bartlett


Kenai River Brown Bears


Jack Nickels – Carol Stream

Thomas Keane – Homer Glen


Lone Star Brahmas


Peter Bates – Chicago

Bud Madej – Chicago


Minnesota Magicians


Joe Nolan – Chicago


Minnesota Wilderness

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Tony DeVito – Bloomingdale

Chase Munroe – Naperville


New Jersey Titans

NJ Titans

Jake Hamilton – Chicago


Springfield Jr. Blues


Erich Fear – Winnetka

Drew Richter – Darien

Matt Long – Orland Park

Anthony Tzveyn – Skokie

Trevor Stone – Pleasant Plains


Topeka RoadRunners


Jack DeMatteo – New Lenox


Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights

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Matt Beranek – Lake Villa



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