Noah Finstrom, Rebels Assistant Captain, was named to the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament East Division team on Thursday. The tournament will run from February 17-18 at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, MA, home of the Northeast Generals.
Finstrom, who currently leads the Rebels in scoring (11 G, 19 A), is the sole representative from Jamestown at this year’s tournament. The native of New Baltimore, MI, who’s in his second year with the Rebels, is excited to take part in the annual showcase.
“It’s a great honor, I’m really looking forward to it,” said Finstrom about his selection. “It’s a little upsetting knowing that I’m the only one going [from Jamestown]; there’s definitely a couple of guys who deserve to go as much as I do, but I’m going to represent the Rebels well.”
On a team comprised of players from multiple clubs, Finstrom won’t be seeing any of his usual line mates on the ice with him, something he knows will be strange at first, but exciting nonetheless.
“It’ll be weird, but it’ll be fun,” said Finstrom on playing with different team mates. “It’s exciting to play with new guys, guys with different skill sets. It’ll be interesting, and I’m looking forward to it.”
From NAHL.com: The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly scouted events of its kind. Last season, over 230 scouts attended the event, which featured almost every NHL team and NCAA Division I school. The event continues to provide the hundreds of NHL and NCAA scouts in attendance with a look at the best uncommitted players the NAHL has to offer, as well as, some potential NHL Draft picks. It continues to be an important part of the NAHL event model, which is inclusive of the NAHL Showcase in September and the NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship in May.