NAHL Showcase Preview: 9/21 – 9/24

NAHL Showcase Preview: 9/21 – 9/24

logo-landing-page-129The 14th Annual North American Hockey League Showcase begins on Wednesday, September 24th with all 24 teams playing four league games against other divisions. The Showcase will be held at the Schwan Super Rink located in Blaine, MN where scouts from all professional, NCAA and Tier 1 Junior hockey teams will converge on the event.

Last year the Rebels had a 1 – 3 record during their inaugural season winning the last game in overtime against the Amarillo Bulls. This year the Rebels have a very tough schedule including games against two of last year’s Robertson Cup finalists: Bismarck Bobcats and Wichita Falls Wildcats.

The following is the Rebels schedule (all times ET):

  1. Wednesday, September 21, 2:15pm: Home versus Janesville Jets
  2. Thursday, September 22, 12:15pm: Home versus Bismarck Bobcats
  3. Friday, September 23, 6:15pm: Away against Minnesota Magicians
  4. Saturday, September 24, 10:15am: Away against Wichita Falls Wildcats

Janesville Jets

Head Coach: Joe Dibble (5th year)
2015-16 record: 35-18-7, 77 pts. (2nd in the Midwest Division)
2015-16 leading scorer: Adam Winborg (55 points)
2016 Playoffs: Lost in the Midwest Division Semi-Finals to the Minnesota Wilderness, 3 games to 1
2016-17 Division: Midwest
The Jets currently have a 2 – 0 record

Bismarck Bobcats

Head Coach: Layne Sedevie (7th year)
2015-16 record: 37-19-4, 78 pts. (1st in the Central Division)
2015-16 leading scorer: Aaron Herdt (52 pts.)
2016 Playoffs: Won the Central Division, lost in the Robertson Cup Championship Semi-Finals
2016-17 Division: Central
The Bobcats currently have a 1 – 0 record

Minnesota Magicians

Head Coach: Scott Meyer (3rd year)
2015-16 record: 24-28-8, 56 pts. (5th in the Central Division)
2015-16 leading scorer: Casey Jerry (48 points)
2016 Playoffs: Did not qualify
2016-17 Division: Midwest
The Magicians currently have a 1 – 0 record

Wichita Falls Wildcats

Head Coach: Tony Curtale (1st year)
2015-16 record: 44-11-5, 93 pts. (1st in the South Division)
2015-16 leading scorer: Austin Albrecht (60 points)
2016 Playoffs: Won the South Division. Lost in the Robertson Cup Championship Game to Fairbanks, 2-0.
2016-17 Division: South
The Wildcats currently have a 2-0-2 record