Ham Lake man set to play in National American Hockey League showcase event

The 10th annual North American Hockey League (NAHL) Showcase Tournament returns to the Schwan Super Rink today, and with it comes more than 125 Minnesota hockey players, including Max Zebro of Ham Lake, who plays for the Aberdeen Wings.

From Sept. 12-16, a total of 129 Minnesotans will take to the ice to open the 2012-13 NAHL season in front of scores of college and professional scouts, family members and fans.

The NAHL Showcase is widely considered one of the most well-attended and heavily-scouted festivals in all of North America. Each of the league’s 24 teams will play four regular-season games during the event.

Besides the 24 NAHL teams in attendance, there will also be 36 teams competing at the Tier I 18U Midget Major and 16U Midget Minor levels from the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL).

For the second straight season, eight teams from the Upper Midwest High School Elite League (UMHSEL) will be participating at the Showcase.

In addition, the Tier I High Performance Hockey League (HPHL) is going to have all six of their 18U Midget Major Teams competing at the event (Compuware, CYA, Honeybaked, Little Caesars, Mission, Team Illinois).

Finally, the event will feature a 16U Future Prospects division with six teams from across the U.S.

Daily tickets are $8 for students/seniors and $15 for adults. Tournament passes are $25 for students/seniors and $50 for adults. Children six and under are free.

For more details on the Combat Hockey/NAHL Showcase Tournament, including the complete schedule, visit www.NAHLShowcase.com.

Sue Austreng is at
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