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Nationals Announce AWHL Player Showcase Junior Hockey News

Published: Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013  
By: Nationals Staff

The Glacier Nationals of the American West Hockey League (AWHL) officially announced that the league will hold a Players Showcase to be held December 16-19, 2013, at the Fiesta Rancho ice rink in Las Vegas, NV. Each of the seven teams in the AWHL will play one league game each day. The focus of the AWHL showcase is to promote all league players and have them exposed to as many fans and scouts as possible.

"The December date works perfectly for college scouts who are on break and available to see the young talent from each of our teams. It also works well for our players as Christmas break starts as soon as the showcase is over and runs through December 30th," stated Nationals GM Butch Kowalka.  "Opting to participate in a Showcase was one of the best parts of joining the AWHL. I pitched this idea in the past to our former league who wanted no part of it. I discussed it again this year at the AWHL's annual general meeting and all of the team owners wanted to do it. They are all on board when it comes to developing and promoting our players."

The timing of the AWHL showcase should work well with other events running in Las Vegas at the same time. This will encourage as many scouts as possible attending our games. "We have had a very positive response from the scouts we have spoken with. Everyone is very excited and it should be a very well attended event."

Newly appointed AWHL Commissioner Garry Swain commented on the showcase, saying "Our league is extremely excited to showcase the young talent we have on each of our teams, and, with the support of USA Hockey, expect the Showcase to be the highlight of our season".

   Any players interested in becoming a Glacier National please contact Head Coach after his return from Salmon Arm BCHL camp Thursday 22nd or GM/Assistant Coach

    Any college or junior scouts interested in information or travel options for the AWHL Player Showcase should contact AWHL Commissioner Garry Swain at

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