PIHL welcomes America’s Showcase hockey tournament to Pittsburgh


For the second year in a row, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League and the Pittsburgh Penguins will host the America’s Showcase tournament.

America’s Showcase will take place at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center in Neville Island, Pa., and is scheduled to run from Tuesday, April 10 to Sunday, April 14. This event was formerly known as the Chicago Showcase.

The purpose of this showcase is to give the best high school hockey players from around the country the opportunity to compete against one another during a five-day period, giving them the chance to be seen by major hockey institutions from across North America. It is the twenty-sixth year of the showcase.

Twenty boys teams and six girls programs from across the United States will have players representing forty-three states in the competition. All scouts will receive a complimentary copy of the 2013 America’s Showcase Player Directory as they arrive at the RMU Island Sports Center.

The 20 boys teams are divided into three pools for the tournament with two divisions per pool.

In Pool A is the Stars Division, with Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, and Ohio; and the Stripes Division, with Midwest, New England, New York, and Pittsburgh.

In Pool B is the Liberty Division, with the District of Columbia, Kentucky-West Virginia, Florida, and the Mississippi Valley; and the Freedom Division with Arizona, Missouri, Texas, and Washington.

In Pool C is the Patriot Division, with the Northwest and Oregon; and the Colonial Division, with California and Utah.

And for the girls the pool of teams is divided into the Red and Blue Divisions. The Red Division consists of teams from the Central, Michigan, and Mid-America Districts. The Blue Division includes the New England, Pacific, and Rocky Mountain Districts.

All games can be seen live on the PIHL Pointstreak site at this link: www.pihlnetwork.com

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