The 38th regular season of the North American Hockey League will open Sept. 13.
There will be 24 teams in four divisions that will play 60 regular-season games, or a total of 720. The season will end March 29. The league is for unpaid players ages 16-20 who are trying to advance to the college or professional ranks.
The Aberdeen Wings will begin their fourth season Sept. 18 against the Janesville (Wis.) Jets at 4:45 p.m. in the Schwan Super Rink at Blaine (Minn.) in the 11th annual NAHL Showcase Tournament. The Wings will have 16 games against non-Central Division opponents, including home and away two-game series against the Minnesota Wilderness, the Minnesota Magicians and the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild.
The 2014 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament will be Feb. 17-19 in Troy, Mich. and the 2014 Robertson Cup Championship Tournament will be May 8-11 at a location yet to be announced.
CENTRAL — Aberdeen Wings; Austin (Minn.) Bruins; Bismarck (N.D.) Bobcats; Brookings Blizzard; and Minot (N.D.) Minotauros.
MIDWEST — Coulee Region (Onalaska, Wis.) Chill; Fairbanks (Alaska) Ice Dogs; Kenai River (Alaska) Brown Bears; Minnesota (Richfield) Magicians; Minnesota (Cloquet) Wilderness; and Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild.
NORTH — Janesville (Wis.) Jets; Johnstown (Pa.) Tomahawks; Michigan (Flint) Warriors; Port Huron (Mich.) Fighting Falcons; Soo (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.) Eagles; and Springfield (Ill.) Jr. Blues.
SOUTH — Amarillo (Texas) Bulls; Corpus Christi (Texas) Ice Rays; Odessa (Texas) Jackalopes; Rio Grande Valley (Hidalgo, Texas) Killer Bees; Texas (Frisco) Tornado; Topeka (Kan.) RoadRunners; and Wichita Falls (Texas) Wildcats.
|NAHL Showcase at Blaine, Minn.|
|Games at 7:15 unless indicated otherwise|
Sept. 18: vs. Janesville (Wis.) Jets, 4:45 p.m.
Sept. 19: vs. Rio Grande Valley (Texas) Killer Bees, 10 a.m.
Sept. 20: vs. Johnstown (Pa.) Tomahawks, 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 21: vs. Topeka (Kan.) RoadRunners, 3:30 p.m.
September — 27, at Brookings; 28, Brookings;
October — 4, Bismarck; 5, at Bismarck; 11, at Minot, 7:35 p.m.; 12 at Minot, 7:35 p.m.; 18, Austin; 19, Austin; 24, at Brookings; 26, Brookings;
November — 1, Bismarck; 8, Minnesota Wilderness; 9, Minnesota Wilderness; 15, at Minnesota Magicians, 7:30 p.m.; 16, at Minnesota Magicians, 7:05 p.m.; 22, Bismarck; 23, Bismarck; 27, at Brookings; 29, at Minot, 7:35 p.m.; 30, at Minot, 8:05 p.m.;