NAHL DRAFT followed by 3HL
June 10, 2013
Pittsburgh's Alex Berardinelli (pictured) was one of 30 NA3HL players offered Tenders or selected in the NAHL's Entry Draft held last week. The NAHL DRAFT is traditionally followed by the NA3HL's Entry Draft. The NAHL's Draft was conducted online on Tuesday, June 4th and the 3HL held their Draft one week later on June 11th.
Players not drafted or tendered by NAHL teams are still able to participate in those team's respective open tryout camps. Players looking for that stepping stone to the NAHL may consider the 3HL.
NA3HL DRAFT Results
June 17, 2013
A total of 216 players were selected. With the first pick in the 2013 NA3HL Entry Draft, the Breezy Point North Stars selected forward Isak Larson from Legacy Christian Academy.
With 12 selections, the Pittsburgh Vengeance selected a mix of local and out-of-town prospects from various leagues. Coach Dorsey is hoping to fill several vacancies for the new season from the pool of players tendered and drafted plus some that will make an appearance at their upcoming tryouts at the end of June. Click here for Tryout Details.
Building upon the recent successes of the 3HL's North Iowa Bulls winning the 2013 USA Hockey Tier III Junior National Championship and the player advancement during the 2012-13 season to the NAHL and other junior leagues, the NA3HL set a new standard for player movement. In addition to the seven draft picks, 23 NA3HL players were tendered to NAHL teams throughout the 2012-13 season.
Entering its fourth season in 2013-14, the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of six USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification.