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The North American T1ER Hockey League primary goal is to advance players to junior hockey with the ultimate goal to develop and advance to collegiate hockey. The T1ER member teams pride themselves on advancing individuals both athletically and academically.

Each season the T1ER provides mandatory NCAA Pathway Seminars led by Craig Barnett, Director of NCAA Compliance and Education for the NAHL. This seminar aims to inform players and parents on:

  • The Pathways to College Hockey
  • The NAHL Ladder of Development
  • NAHL Player Procurement
  • Introduction to the NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Academic requirements to compete at the NCAA Level
  • Differences between NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III, and ACHA Hockey

This seminar, alongside the provided College Bound Guide to all T1ER players, are aimed to inform and educate players on junior options and opportunities that are necessary to prepare for NCAA and college hockey.

Collegiate athletics provide not only opportunities to excel and advance to professional sports, but also a pathway to success post athletic career.

  • Division 1 hockey programs award more than $30 million in annual scholarships.
  • Ice Hockey is #1 among men's team sports in graduation rate (92.1%).
  • College hockey prepares players for both professional hockey and a career beyond the game.
  • T1ER NCAA Pathway Seminars will be held on Friday September 15th and Sunday October 15 in Blaine, MN. The exact schedule will be available the week prior to the event.
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