NAPHL 18U Recap: Day 3
The Tampa Scorpions and the Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede are both undefeated after four games each this weekend. The Stampede are currently on a seven game winning streak and the Scorpions have won five straight. Forwards Stepan Pokorny and Peter Morgan have helped the Scorpions to wins this weekend with Pokorny recording nine points (3G, 6A) in four games and Morgan with eight points (4G, 4A) in four games, both leading the tournament weekend in points.
The New Jersey Jr. Titans are back in the win column after falling 4-1 to the Esmark Stars on day one of the tournament. The Titans boast a 4-4-1 record on the season and have won three straight since the first loss on Friday. The Valley Forge Minutemen also won three straight after falling 5-3 against the tournament undefeated Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede on Friday.
Meijer AAA Forward Zak Currie is having quite the weekend tallying six points (1G, 5A) in four games. Currie scored the game-winning goal in the overtime win over the Everett Silvertips Elite Sunday. Currie recently signed a tender with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the NAHL.
Shots Shots Shots
Goaltender Alex Kozic for Shattuck-St. Mary played in four games this weekend and saved 130 of 136 shots on goal. His GAA for the weekend is 1.77 with a .956 save percentage and a tournament record of 3-1-0.
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2017-18 NAPHL Schedule of Events
September 21-24, 2017 – Schwan Super Rink – Blaine, Minnesota
October 20-23, 2017 – Schwan Super Rink – Blaine, Minnesota
November 10-13, 2017 – Troy Sports Center – Troy, Michigan
December 1-4, 2017 – Schwan Super Rink – Blaine, Minnesota (15U Championship)
January 26-29, 2018 – Schwan Super Rink – Blaine, Minnesota (NAPHL 18U and 16U All-Star Games)
February 16-19, 2018 – Troy Sports Center – Troy, Michigan (18U and 16U Championship)