16 Team NAPHL T1ER League West Showcase and NAHL Experience Runs Friday – Sunday, November 17-19, 2023 Highlighting USA Hockey’s Ladder of Development for Some of the Top 18U and 16U Players in the Country Seeking Advancement to NA3HL, NAHL and Ultimately NCAA
Huge Hockey Weekend in Albuquerque Includes New Mexico Ice Wolves NAHL Team Triple Header vs. the Colorado Grit with Games Friday and Saturday, November 17-18 at 7:30pm MT and Sunday, November 19 at 5pm MT (
Albuquerque, NM) Wednesday, November 15, 2023 – The New Mexico Ice Wolves® organization and Outpost Ice Arenas today announced a milestone weekend as the North American Prospects Hockey League’s (NAPHL) T1ER League West Showcase and NAHL Experience comes to Albuquerque for the first time ever running Friday-Sunday, November 17-19. The NAPHL T1ER League is sanctioned by USA Hockey and is designed to maximize the exposure of all the participants through the NAHL’s highprofile recruiting events that attract hundreds of college, junior and professional scouts. Currently in its 15th season in 2023-24, the NAPHL is composed of 18U, 16U, 15U and 14U teams from across North America that compete at the Tier I and Tier II levels. The NAPHL T1ER League West Showcase event in Albuquerque will feature 16 teams comprised of 18U and 16U players who along with coaches will also have access to Outpost Ice Arenas full suite of hockey facilities used by the NM Ice Wolves NAHL and NA3HL teams including the Speed Gym, training rinks, full-service hockey and skate shop, team lounge, video room and locker rooms. NAPHL T1ER League Showcase games are free to the public and run from Friday at 8am MT through Sunday at around 3:30pm MT.
“This will be the biggest hockey weekend to ever hit New Mexico and it’s an excellent opportunity for hockey fans to watch some of the best young players in the nation as they play and experience the culture of the New Mexico Ice Wolves organization and all of what the Outpost Ice Arenas has to offer,” said Stan E. Hubbard, owner of the NM Ice Wolves and Outpost Ice Arenas. “We are proud to host this important event and highlight the growth of hockey in New Mexico and beyond. The impact and scope of what we’re building here as a premiere destination for hockey’s ladder of development.”
In addition to the weekend NAPHL T1ER League West Showcase and NAHL Experience, Outpost Ice Arenas also plays host to NM Ice Wolves mid-week home games against South Division rival El Paso Rhinos. Coming off a close loss last night the NM Ice Wolves look to rebound with a win tonight with a special 6pm MT school night start time. Then the team welcomes South Division rival the Colorado Grit for a three-game homestand over the weekend with Friday and Saturday games at 7:30pm MT and Sunday’s game starting at 5pm MT. Single game, season tickets and Flex Plan ticket packs for the NAHL NM Ice Wolves are available at tickets.nmicewolves.com or at the Outpost Ice Arena. Every NM Ice Wolves NAHL game can also be watched exclusively on the new NAHL TV streaming service (nahltv.com) where fans can experience the quality of NM Ice Wolves TV productions and the fun of watching hockey on television. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android smart TV apps are available for NAHL TV.
The NM Ice Wolves will also host a special guest over the weekend welcoming former NAHL goalie Derek Schaedig who played for Harvard University and authored Junior Ice Hockey: The Leagues Before The League about the unique experience that junior hockey provides to players, families, host families and communities. Schaedig will join the team’s broadcast on NAHLTV Friday and Saturday, as well as signing copies of his book on Saturday, November 18 from 10am MT – 10:30pm MT. Copies of Schaedig’s book are available on Amazon and at the Chilly’s Pro Shop at Outpost Ice Arenas.
Remaining 20 home games plus priority for playoff tickets:
Reserved Chair Seats (Rows F – J) – $770
Reserved Bleacher Seats – $420
Friday or Saturday Flex Plans 14 Games
Reserved Chair Seats (Rows F – J) – $385
6 Game Reserved Bleacher Seats (Rows A – E) – $165
14 Games Reserved Bleacher Seats (Rows A – E) – $210
6 Games Reserved Bleacher Seats (Rows A – E) – $90
Land of Enchantment Suite with 32 seats for $479
Sandia Suite with 42 seats for $649
Keep up to date with the NM Ice Wolves NAHL team by visiting their NAHL Team Page or follow the team on social media via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok and the arena at www.outposticearena.com. Keep up to date with the NM Ice Wolves NA3HL team by visiting their NA3HL Team Page or follow the team on social media via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Pocket schedules can be picked up at Outpost Ice Arenas and many other locations around the community.
Currently in its 15th season in 2023-24, the NAPHL is composed of 18U, 16U, 15U and 14U teams from across North America that compete at the Tier I and Tier II levels. The NAPHL has established itself as the premiere training ground for development and exposure. Not only have players in the NAPHL received recognition from NHL Central Scouting, hundreds more have received scholarships to NCAA Division I schools and hundreds more have been drafted and tendered by North American Hockey League (NAHL) and United States Hockey League (USHL) teams. The NAPHL, which is sanctioned by USA Hockey, is designed to maximize the exposure of all the participants through the NAHL’s highprofile recruiting events that attract hundreds of college, junior and professional scouts.
About T1ER League
The T1ER League’s primary mission is to provide development and exposure opportunities for players as they advance on the path to one day play high level junior and college hockey. Members of the T1ER League get the opportunity to attend some of the most dynamic and highly scouted events. Select events take place during the same time as NAHL events, which usually feature every NAHL, NCAA Division I, and every NHL team along with dozens of junior scouts under one roof. The T1ER League has enjoyed a record-breaking amount of advancement in recent seasons due to enjoying the opportunities provided by the Multi-Advancement Path to all levels of junior hockey. In the last five years, no other USA Hockey Midget Tier I league has had more players tendered in the NAHL than the T1ER League. In 2023, a total of 95 NAPHL T1ER players were either drafted or tendered by NAHL teams, which set new single-season record. Over 100+ T1ER alumni are currently rostered in the NAHL. In addition, five former T1ER players were selected in the 2023 NHL Draft.
Entering its 49th season in 2023-24, the North American Hockey League (NAHL), the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 32 teams from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey. During the 2022-23 season, the NAHL recorded 363 NCAA commitments, including 256 NCAA Division I commitments. In addition, 38% of all NCAA Division I freshmen played in the NAHL and seven players with NAHL ties were selected in the 2023 NHL Draft.
About the NA3HL
Entering its 14th season in 2023-24, the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) is the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior league and 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. The primary mission of the NA3HL, which is managed organizationally by the North American Hockey League (NAHL), is to provide a structured developmental environment for studentathletes who have aspirations of playing in Tier I or II junior hockey and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association. For more information, visit www.na3hl.com
About NAHL TV
Starting with the 2023-24 season, every game and all of the action of NAHL and its development partners in the NA3HL and NAPHL can be watched exclusively on NAHL TV. NAHL TV is the exclusive television home of all three leagues with flexible subscription options that include single game, monthly or annual subscriptions. NAHL TV is available at www.nahltv.com and will soon be available on an NAHL TV app on Roku, AppleTV, FireTV and Chromecast for additional convenience.