Jan 28, 2022

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced an exciting change to the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. The NAHL has added a fifth NAHL Selects team to the event in addition to the United States National Development Team Program (NTDP) 17-Team. St. Cloud Norsemen goaltender Tomas Bolo has been named to the NAHL Selects team.

Bolo joins Norsemen defenseman Nick Young and forward Logan Kittleson as St. Cloud’s representatives at the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, along with broadcaster Ashley Chase. Young and Kittleson will play on the Central Division team, while Bolo competes for NAHL Selects, a roster with some of the best younger talent in the league, primarily 2002-2004 birth years. Updated rosters for each squad are linked below.

Bolo has a 15-6-0 record this season for St. Cloud with a 2.35 goals against average and .905 save percentage, along with 3 shutouts. Bolo, a native of Zilina, Slovakia, was named to the roster for Slovakia at the World Juniors this year and dressed in two games before the IIHF canceled the tournament.

The 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament will be held from February 7-8, 2022 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. “We have a great relationship with the NTDP, and we are the League of Opportunity. When we learned the NTDP was available to attend our Top Prospects Tournament, we took immediate action to make sure they could be included in the competition. This also gave us the opportunity to add the NAHL Selects Team, which includes more uncommitted players for the NCAA scouts to watch and add more younger players for the NHL teams to evaluate. It’s a great opportunity for all the players involved and we could not be happier with the outcome,” said NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld. The NAHL divisional teams have been altered slightly as the 2-3 younger players that were originally on each divisional team have now been added to the NAHL Selects Team. Each team is now comprised of 20 players (12 forwards, 6 defensemen, 2 goalies).

Updated Event RostersCentral Division roster(Nick Young, Logan Kittleson)East Division rosterMidwest Division rosterSouth Division rosterNAHL Selects roster (Tomas Bolo)

There is also a slight change in the schedule since two more games have been added to each day. Scout passes for the event are on sale now. For more information on the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, please visit: UPDATED 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Schedule (all times eastern) Monday, February 7th1:30pm: NTDP vs. Selects4:00pm: Central vs. Midwest6:30pm: East vs. South Tuesday, February 8th9:00am: Selects vs. Midwest11:30am: South vs. Central2:00pm: East vs. NTDP The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly-scouted events in junior hockey. Hundreds of scouts attend the event annually, which features almost every NHL team and NCAA Division I school. It continues to be an important part of the NAHL event model, which includes the NAHL Showcase in September and the NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship in May.


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