The Alaska Oilers finished in the top spot of the 15U Division during the regular season with a 8-0-1 record thanks in large part to their team defense. Oilers defenseman Trey Whitehead, 15, was one of the pillars of the defense as he put together a nice string of games during the second event of the year in Blaine. The 5’9/156 lbs. native of Wasilla, AK, had five points in five wins, which included three goals and two assists. Whitehead’s eight points ranks tied for 4th among 15U defensemen.
#2 Star: Trent Gray, Esmark Stars
#3 Star: Josh Osting, Madison Capitols
Washington Little Capitals goalie Lincoln Crosby, 15, put together a great effort in his three games played at the second event of the season in Blaine. The 5’8/135 lbs. native of Chevy Chase, MD, won all three of his starts and gave up just two goals in the process, stopping 67 of the 69 shots he saw in the three games. Crosby made 18 saves in a 5-1 win over Esmark, made 24 saves in a 4-1 win over Rocky Mountain and in his final outing, he stopped all 23 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over CarShield.
#2 Star: Talon Wild, Alaska Oilers
#3 Star: Sebastian Skarzenski, Tampa Scorpions
New Jersey 15U forward Daniyal Dzhaniyev, 15, had another great event in Blaine and thanks to some remarkable consistency in his first nine games, is currently the NAPHL 15U scoring leader through two events. The 5’5/135 lbs. native of Brooklyn, NY, totaled 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) in the five games played during the event as the Titans finished the 15U regular season with a 6-3-0 record, which was good for 4th place in the 15U Division. The included a five point game in a 10-1 win over Colorado Springs and a four point game in an 8-3 win over Nashville.
#2 Star: Jake LaRusso, New Jersey Jr. Titans
#3 Star: Cameron Morris, Alaska Oilers
The New Jersey Jr. Titans got off to a 3-1 start at the second event in Blaine and 16-year-old defenseman David Parker was a significant contributor. The native of Morganville, NJ, had five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in the four games and recorded at least a points in three of the outings. Parker (6’2/185) got the event off to a great start by recording two goals and an assist in 5-2 win over Colorado Springs in the opening game. He also recorded an assist in a 4-3 win over Meijer AAA and scored a goal in a close 4-2 loss against undefeated Everett on the final day.
#2 Star: Cameron Duncan, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders
#3 Star: Tommy Kampmeinert, CarShield AAA
A big reason why the Esmark Stars got off to a perfect 4-0 start for the regular season was the play of 16-year-old goalie Kenny Vought. The 5’10/150 lbs. native of Larksville, PA, posted two wins and two shutouts during his two starts during the event, which included stopping all 35 shots that came his way. Vought made 14 saves in a 4-0 win over Pursuit of Excellence and 21 saves in a 6-0 win over the Thunder Bay Kings.
#2 Star: Logan Gorbitz, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders
#3 Star: Owen Hains, Valley Forge Minutemen
Rocky Mountain RoughRiders forward Noah Decker, 16, led his squad to a perfect 4-0 record at the second event in Blaine, as they grabbed the early lead in the standings. The 5’11/160 native of Thornton, CO, recorded a goal in all four of the games and totaled seven points in four wins. Decker opened up the event with a 2 goal, 2 assist performance in a 7-2 win over Elite Hockey, in which he also had the game-winning goal. Later that day, he had another game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over California. Decker then scored goals in wins over Pursuit of Excellence and Colorado Springs.
#2 Star: Brett Reed, Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede
#3 Star: Cole Dubicki, Everett Jr. Silvertips
Colorado Springs Tigers defenseman Conner Lindsoe, 18, continued his hot start to the season with another impressive outing at the second event in Blaine, MN. The 5’10/185 lbs. native of Three Forks, MT, scored three goals in four games, including two game-winners, as the Tigers put together a 2-2 record at the event. Lindsoe scored a goal in each of the final three games of the event and had the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Everett and a 5-2 win over California. He currently has six points in six NAPHL games played during the regular season.
#2 Star: Zach Fortin, Thunder Bay Kings
#3 Star: Jackson Millar, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders
Madison Capitols 18U goalie Nate Severtson, 18, who led the Capitals to the Dixon Cup last season, was in his old form during the second event in Blaine. The native of Lino Lakes, MN, not only won both his starts at the event, but also posted back-to-back shutouts. Severtson (6’4/185) stopped all 68 shots that came his way in the two shutouts, which included a 6-0 win over Everett and a 1-0 shootout win over Tampa. Severtson was in goal in the Championship Game last season when the Capitols won their second straight NAPHL 18U Dixon Cup.
#2 Star: Andrew Miller, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders
#3 Star: George McMichael, Elite Hockey AAA
Currently the 18U Division’s leading scorer, CarShield forward Joe Winkelmann, 17, posted some big and consistent numbers at the second event of the season in Blaine. The 5’11/168 lbs. native of St. Louis, MO, had seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) as CarShield won all four of their games at the event. This included two games with two goals each in wins over Sioux Falls and Colorado Springs. For the season, Winkelmann has 10 points in six games.
#2 Star: Matt Gurber, Madison Capitols
#3 Star: Husan Karpman, Shattuck-St. Mary’s
Alaska Oilers 15U defenseman Colin Hedland, 15, had an impressive NAPHL debut as he led the Oilers to a 3-0-1 record and 1st place in the 15U standings after one event. The 5’9/152 lbs. native of Anchorage, Alaska, recorded at least a point in each of his four games during the event, ending up with 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists). That included a 3-point game in a 6-2 win over Elite Hockey.
#2 Star: Jonathan Shinneman, Tampa Scorpions
#3 Star: Bryce Battaglia, Omaha AAA
Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 15U goalie Dominik Wasik, 15, had an impressive NAPHL debut as he posted a 2-0 record at the first event of the season. The 5’11/140 lbs. native of Superior, Colorado, posted a shutout in a 3-0 win over Colorado Springs and only allowed two goals on 27 shots against a very tough Minnesota Blades team. He also made 17 saves in a 3-1 win over Arizona.
#2 Star: William Hopewell, Washington Little Capitals
#3 Star: Talon Wild, Alaska Oilers
The New Jersey Jr. Titans are in a good spot in the 15U standings after one event with a 3-1 record and were led by 15-year-old Will Siejas, who had 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in the first four games. The 6’1/170 lbs. native of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, had three multi-point games and a four-point game in a 9-3 win over Meijer AAA.
#2 Star: Tyler Sanborn, Omaha AAA
#3 Star: Cameron Morris, Alaska Oilers
Elite Hockey 16U defenseman Cal Mell, 16, leads his team in scoring after one event and four games as the 5’9/155 lbs. native of Atlanta, Georgia, totaled five points (all assists) during the first event in Blaine. Mell’s best outing came in a 5-4 overtime win over Thunder Bay, in which he had four assists.
#2 Star: Nolan Cunningham, Colorado Springs Tigers
#3 Star: Matthew Halushak, Thunder Bay Kings
Dallas Blackhawks Elite 16U goalie Nahuel Veyan, 16, was literally perfect during the team’s first event in Blaine. The 5’11/170 lbs. native of Plano, Texas, appeared in two of the four games and stopped all 45 shots he faced in regulation and overtime. He posted an 18-save shutout over the Tri-State Spartans and then made 27 saves in a 1-0 shootout loss against the Arizona Bobcats.
#2 Star: Anthony Bonaldi, Arizona Bobcats
#3 Star: Eli Bowers, Madison Capitols
Washington Little Capitals 16U forward Mac Robertson picked up right where he left off from last season with the 15U team, as the 6’4/165 lbs. native of Bowie, Maryland, started his 16U career with a bang with 8 points (6 goals, 2 assists) in 4 games played. Robertson, 16, had three multi-point games and scored four goals in a 7-1 win over Thunder Bay.
#2 Star: Michael Stubbs, Thunder Bay Kings
#3 Star: Leo Bacallao, Madison Capitols
Esmark Stars 18U defenseman Blake Rossi, 17, put up some good numbers at the first event in Blaine as the Youngstown, Pennsylvania native posted 4 points in 4 games, which included 2 goals and 2 assists. That included a multi-point effort in a 3-2 OT loss to the New Jersey Colonials in crossover competition for the 6’0/160 lbs. defenseman.
#2 Star: Jackson Millar, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders
#3 Star: Conner Lindsoe, Colorado Springs Tigers
CarShield AAA 18U goalie Kyle McClellan posted a perfect 3-0 record during the first event in Blaine as the 6’1/176 lbs. native of St. Louis, Missouri was almost perfect during the event. McClellan, 18, posted two shutouts at the event with wins over the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies and Shattuck-St. Mary’s, and allowed just a single goal in a 2-1 overtime win over the Chicago Mission.
#2 Star: Andrew Miller, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders
#3 Star: Dysen Skinner, Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede
Elite Hockey 18U forward Trevor Ion had a very good NAPHL debut during the first event in Blaine. The 5’9/155 lbs. native of East Haven, Connecticut had 8 points in 4 games, which 6 goals and 2 assists. Ion, 17, scored at least a goal in all four games and had two, three-point games, which included a hat-trick in a 6-3 win over Madison.
#2 Star: Jin Lee, Elite Hockey
#3 Star: Colton Sipperley, Tampa Scorpions