Local teams show well on Day 1 of NAPHL event in Texas
Day 1 of the NAPHL in Texas had a lot of action in four facilities. The local teams from the Southwest showed well on Day 1 as the 18U, 16U, and 14U divisions were in action. Day 2 features the debut of the 15U Division and includes a full slate of morning to evening games in Farmers Branch, Frisco, McKinney and Plano.
NAPHL merchandise will be on sale during the event at the StarCenters in McKinney and Plano. NAPHL merchandise is sold exclusively and only at NAPHL events and features the hottest and newest styles of sweatshirts, t-shirts, shorts, hats, and more!
Important scheduling note: Because of the ongoing Covid-19 situation and teams that are unable to participate, there have been alterations to the original schedule. We appreciate your patience as we work diligently to reschedule various games as quickly as possible.
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The NAPHL continues to monitor local and federal guidelines and will follow the recommendations in place. Even with everyone’s participation, the NAPHL cannot eliminate all risk associated with Covid-19. By choosing to participate, players and guests are assuming the risk of contracting Covid-19 at the event. With that said, we need everyone's cooperation and commitment to follow the Return To Play guidelines as outlined by the NAPHL and the Children's Health StarCenters in Farmers Branch, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano. A few of those guidelines are listed below but it is important that you become familiar with all of the Return To Play guidelines: Read Here
- No spectator limit (NO GATE FEE)
- Spectators enter the arena at game time and exit immediately following the game
- Everyone must wear a mask upon entrance to the arena
- Players may enter the arena 15 minutes prior to game and exit the arena no later than 10 minutes following the game
For those who will not be attending, all NAPHL games will be broadcast live on HockeyTV by selecting the Elite Package.
*Schedules subject to change
Day 1 Recaps
18U Division: Day one of the Texas event was a busy one for the 18U clubs, with 14 games on the day’s slate. The Texas Tigers got things started with a 4-2 win, holding off a late Cherry Creek charge. Arizona Hockey Union followed with a resounding 6-1 win over Ontario, McKinney handled the Chicago Hawks 5-1, Arizona Mission edged out Rose City 2-1, Affton earned a 2-1 win over Tri-Valley, Tahoe dumped Dallas 3-2, and to close out the early games, Clearwater rode a highlight-reel goal to a 3-2 OT win over Littleton. Littleton responded in the first evening game, though, with a 4-3 win over Tri-Valley. Drawing the day to a close, McKinney picked up another win as the North Stars romped to a 4-1 win over Tahoe, Dallas rebounded with a comfortable 5-0 win over Arizona Hockey Union, Texas again won by multiple goals in a 5-1 decision over Chesterfield, Clearwater knocked off Rose City 4-3 in overtime, Affton dealt Cherry Creek another loss, this time 7-2, and Arizona Mission closed out the day with a 3-0 shutout of Ontario.
16U Division: The 16U division saw the most action on Friday, with 20 games on the docket. Park City and Atlanta kicked things off in Farmers Branch, with the Ice Miners taking a 5-1 win. PHA Icemen then joined the fray with a 5-2 decision over Chesterfield, Clearwater 15U rolled past the Arizona Bobcats 9-0, the California Wave notched three unanswered to top McKinney AA 3-1, Hyland Hills dropped McKinney A 4-1, the Chicago Hawks handled Clearwater 16U 5-1, Littleton edged out Anaheim 1-0 and the Texas Jr. Brahmas capped off the first round of tilts with a decisive 8-1 victory over Vegas. Later on, it was Dallas flexing its muscle in a 6-0 win over Arizona Mission, the Texas Tigers dominated Ontario 11-0, PHA strolled past Clearwater 15U 8-0 and Chesterfield rode four goals in the final 40 minutes to a 6-2 win over the Bobcats. The Tigers then won again, this time 3-1 over California, followed by Ontario winning by a nose 3-2 in a shootout over Hyland Hills, Dallas scoring two late for a 5-2 win over Vegas and McKinney A taking an OT thriller 3-2 over Atlanta. Ending the day’s action, Clearwater knocked off McKinney AA 5-4 in a shootout, Littleton tallied three straight for a 5-2 win over the Brahmas, Arizona Mission won a thriller 7-5 over Park City and the Chicago Hawks capped things off with a 4-3 OT win over Anaheim.
14U Division: The ten 14U teams hit the ice in Texas for two games apiece on Friday. Houston emerged as a dominant force, picking up a 16-0 win over Arizona and a 7-0 win over Ontario. Littleton also shut the door on a pair of opponents, knocking off Ontario 7-0 and Vegas 1-0. Rose City and Atlanta also each squeaked out two wins on Friday. The Pats needed overtime in both games to beat Park City 4-3 and Dallas 5-4, while Atlanta handled Anaheim 2-1 and Arizona by a dominant 10-2 final. Anaheim and Vegas earned splits on the day, as the Jr. Ducks dealt Park City a 4-3 shootout loss Friday afternoon and the Jr. Golden Knights dropped Dallas 5-2 in an earlier game.