- 1 Membership Changes
- 2 Temporary Relocations
- 3 Current Teams
- 4 Standings
- 5 Playoffs
- 6 2021 Fraser Cup
- 7 References
Membership Changes[edit | edit source]
For 2020-21[edit | edit source]
- Shortly after the cancellation of the playoffs it was announced that the Maine Nordiques (NAHL) purchased the Androscoggin Bank Colisée and that the Lewiston/Auburn Nordiques would be ceasing operations.
- After the season, the Biddeford, Maine based Maine Wild and Stockholm, New Jersey based Skylands Kings both dropped their junior level team while continuing to run youth level teams.
- On April 1, 2020 the league announced the relocation of the Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts franchise to Oregon, Wisconsin a suburb of Madison. The team will be based out of the Oregon Ice Arena and would be called the Oregon Tradesmen.
- In early April 2020, it was announced the Coulee Region Chill (NA3HL) would not play during the 2020–21 season due to the city's decision to no longer operate Green Island Ice Arena.
- On April 8, 2020 it was announced that the Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles would be relocating to the Fitzpatrick Arena in Holyoke, Massachusetts and would be known as the Bay State Bobcats
- On April 15, 2020 the Breezy Point North Stars announced they would not be participating in the 2020-21 season.
- On April 19, 2020 the New Jersey Junior Titans announced they had purchased the franchise rights of the New England Stars and would be putting a franchise in the Middletown Ice World Arena in Middletown, New Jersey for the 2020-21 season which is the home to the organization's NAHL and NAPHL teams.
- On May 19, 2020 the NA3HL announced that the Coulee Region Chill would be relocated to the Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Edmond, Oklahoma. The team took the name Oklahoma City Blazers which was the name of several other professional and junior teams to play in the area. The team was purchased by the owner of the former WSHL franchise of the same name.
- On June 16, 2020 the El Paso Rhinos were added to the league from the Western States Hockey League. They will also join the North American Hockey League for the 2021-22 season.
- Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Milwaukee Power relocate to the Ozaukee Ice Center in Mequon, Wisconsin.
Temporary Relocations[edit | edit source]
Due to restrictions in place due to the pandemic the East division teams that weren't already based out of Massachusetts, temporarily relocated to the state when restrictions are lifted that had the teams shutdown from early November until late January or early February.
- The Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks were renamed the Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks and played out of the Smead Arena in Springfield, Massachusetts. A return to Danbury is hoped for in early March.
- The Long Beach Sharks (NA3HL) are renamed the New England Sharks and play home games in the opposing team's rink for the early part of the season before returning to the Long Beach Municipal Ice Arena in early February.
- The New Jersey Junior Titans relocated to the Allied Veterans Rink in Everett, Massachusetts and temporarily take the name Mass Titans when the team returns in February from a lengthy break.
Current Teams[edit | edit source]
Standings[edit | edit source]
Central Division[edit | edit source]
|St. Louis Jr. Blues||40||21||16||3||0||130||113||45|
East Division[edit | edit source]
|Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks/Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks||36||23||13||0||0||144||123||46|
|New Jersey Titans/Mass Titans||35||16||15||1||3||111||125||36|
|Bay State Bobcats||38||13||25||0||0||99||172||26|
|Long Beach Sharks/New England Sharks||38||9||24||1||4||102||177||23|
Frontier Division[edit | edit source]
|Great Falls Americans||40||27||11||2||0||154||113||56|
South Division[edit | edit source]
|Texas Jr. Brahmas||40||34||5||0||1||189||70||69|
|Oklahoma City Blazers||40||29||7||2||2||189||97||62|
|El Paso Rhinos||40||28||6||2||4||193||102||62|
|Mid-Cities Jr. Stars||40||5||35||0||0||54||268||10|
West Division[edit | edit source]
|North Iowa Bulls||40||27||11||1||1||182||104||56|
|Granite City Lumberjacks||40||27||12||0||1||156||105||55|
|New Ulm Steel||40||7||29||4||0||86||185||18|
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
Play-in Round[edit | edit source]
Division Semifinals[edit | edit source]
- Rochester Grizzlies defeated Oregon Tradesmen 2 games to none
- Peoria Mustangs defeated St. Louis Jr. Blues 2 games to none
- Northeast Generals defeated New England Sharks 2 games to 1
- Mass Titans defeated Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks 2 games to none
- Sheridan Hawks defeated Missoula Bruins 2 games to none
- Great Falls Americans defeated Gillette Wild 2 games to 1
- Texas Jr. Brahmas defeated Atlanta Capitals 2 games to none
- Oklahoma City Blazers defeated El Paso Rhinos 2 games to none
- North Iowa Bulls defeated Alexandria Blizzard 2 games to 1
- Willmar WarHawks defeated Granite City Lumberjacks 2 games to none
Division Finals[edit | edit source]
- Rochester Grizzlies defeated Peoria Mustangs 2 games to 1
- Northeast Generals defeated Mass Titans 2 games to 1
- Sheridan Hawks defeated Great Falls Americans 2 games to 1
- Texas Jr. Brahmas defeated Oklahoma City Blazers 2 games to 1
- North Iowa Bulls defeated Willmar WarHawks 2 games to 1
2021 Fraser Cup[edit | edit source]
The 2021 Fraser Cup Championship, which crowns the National playoff champion of the NA3HL, will take place at the St. Peters Rec Plex in St. Peters, Missouri from April 15-19. The 2021 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament will also take place at the St. Peters Rec Plex in St. Peters, Missouri, on April 18-19.
Format[edit | edit source]
The five division playoff winners and a wildcard team advance to the Fraser Cup. The teams are seeded and divided into two three team pools and play each of the two teams in their pool with the top two teams in each pool advancing to a single elimination cross over semifinal with the pool winner of one pool playing the 2nd place team in the other pool. The semifinal winners meet for the Fraser Cup championship.
References[edit | edit source]
- Coulee Region Chill won’t play in 2020-21 NA3HL season. WKBT (April 6, 2020).