The 2019 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Top Prospects Tournament came to the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Mass., this past Monday and Tuesday.
There was a large turnout among NHL scouts, college coaches, junior scouts and NHLPA agents. It was the first time the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament has been held out this way, as the host Northeast Generals are amid their third year of existence.
While Division 1 college coaches were scouring rosters of the six teams for a late bloomer or a filler to round out their team, many Division 3 coaches were hoping to finding an impact player for their level.
NHL scouts were targeting a much smaller group of players, mostly born in 2001. Selects Blue and Selects Red were the two younger teams, comprise of many committed players, while the four divisions brought together older ones still looking for a home in college hockey.