2016 Top Prospects Blog Begins February 14

Beginning on Sunday, February 14th, five Rebels plus head coach Joe Coombs will be participating in the 2016 North American Hockey League’s Top Prospects Tournament in Plymouth, MI. Rebels forward Ryan Cusin will be writing a daily blog from their departure from Johnstown, PA … through the whole tournament … and upon their return to Aston, PA on Wednesday, February 17th.

Cusin, along with forward Dean Balsamo, defenseman Jerry Miettuten and goalie Darion Hanson will be playing for the East Division while defenseman Gvido Jansons will be playing for the NAHL Selects team. Coombs will be the assistant coach for the East Division.

The 2016 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament will be held from February 15-16, 2016 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. 100 total players from the NAHL will be spread amongst five teams, who will play in two games each during the event.  The event will feature teams that represent the four divisions in the NAHL: Central, East, Midwest and South, along with an NAHL Selects team.

2016 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Schedule (Eastern time):

Monday, February 15th

1:30pm: East Division vs. South Division

4:30pm: Midwest Division vs. NAHL Selects

7:30pm: Central Division vs. USNTDP 17-Team

Tuesday, February 16th

11:00am: Midwest Division vs. South Division

2:00pm: Central Division vs. East Division

5:00pm: NAHL Selects vs. USNTDP 17-Team

Only those NAHL players without an NCAA commitment at the time of selection are eligible to participate in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, with the exception of those who will be playing on the NAHL Selects team, or those that have been identified as a player of interest by NHL Central Scouting.  Each of the teams consists of a 20-man roster (12 forwards, 6 defensemen, 2 goaltenders).

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