Showcase Division moves to final day in North Texas
Day 2 of the NAPHL in Texas had a lot of action in four facilities. The Showcase Division teams were on full display on Day 2 as the 18U, 16U, and 14U divisions were in action. In addition, the Tier 1 conference got things started as did the 15U Division. Day 3 features a full slate of morning to evening games in Farmers Branch, Frisco, McKinney and Plano.
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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 2 Recaps
18U Division: Another busy day in the 18U division, with 15 games taking place in Texas. The local clubs again fared well on Saturday, started off by the Dallas Stars Elite handing Ontario AAA a 7-1 loss. From there, the Arizona Bobcats got the early lead and never looked back in a 4-1 win over Northwest, Colorado Springs crushed West Coast 8-0 with a balanced attack, Tri-Valley eased past the Chicago Hawks 6-1, McKinney ousted Arizona Mission 5-2, Chesterfield managed to hold off Cherry Creek 2-1 and Rose City lit the lamp in all three periods to top Ontario 5-1. Later on, Tahoe nabbed two in the third to take a 3-1 win over Arizona Hockey Union, Littleton filled the net in a 7-1 victory over the Dallas Penguins and Affton shut down Clearwater for a 2-0 win. In the evening tilts, the Stars Elite were again victorious, this time toppling Colorado Springs 3-2. The Bobcats rode a four-goal third period to a 6-3 win over West Coast, the Texas Tigers held off the Chicago Hawks’ comeback for a 3-2 win and McKinney closed things out with a comfortable 3-0 shutout of Chesterfield.
16U Division: Saturday saw the 16U action heat up once more, with 15 high-intensity games set across the DFW metroplex. Starting off with a tense tilt, McKinney A found a late strike to knock off Clearwater 15U 3-2, the Jr. Brahmas slammed the door on Chesterfield for a 3-0 win, Littleton posted a three-goal first to knock off Clearwater 16U 5-2, the Bobcats stymied Ontario AAA for a 2-0 win and Anaheim took home a thriller against the Texas Tigers, 6-4, in a game that saw seven goals in the final 40 minutes. Getting the afternoon games underway, the Chicago Hawks were on their game from the get-go to knock off Arizona Mission 7-0, Colorado Springs outlasted a late Madison comeback bid for a 2-1 win, Atlanta held Ontario off the scoresheet for a 4-0 win, McKinney AA found twine in the shoot for a 3-2 win over the PHA Icemen and the Dallas Penguins romped to a 10-0 win over Park City. In the evening matchups, the California Wave netted five unanswered for a 5-1 win over Hyland Hills, the Bobcats found a late tying strike and then netted the OT winner for a 2-1 victory over Vegas, Northwest gave Ontario AAA a second straight blank on the day in an 8-0 victory, Colorado Springs rode a spark from a highlight-reel goal to a 6-3 win over West Coast and the Bobcats concluded the day with a sound 3-0 win over Madison.
15U Division: The 15U squads finally got underway on Saturday with four games on the schedule. Dallas Stars Elite started in a sprint, scoring. whopping 10 goals in a shutout win over the Bobcats, followed by Madison knocking off Northwest in a 6-4 thriller with six different scorers. In the afternoon fixtures, Madison picked up another win — this time steamrolling Arizona 8-2 — and the Stars Elite flexed their muscles once again, beating Northwest 14-0 for a stunning combined score of 24-0 across their two games played on Saturday.
14U Division: Each 14U team hit the ice for a single game on Saturday, with plenty of scoring to go around.Ontario opened the day with a 6-1 win over Anaheim, buoyed by a pair of two-goal efforts. Park City shut the door on the Bobcats for a 3-0 win, followed by Littleton holding off Rose City 3-1 and Dallas edging out Atlanta 3-2. Capping off the day, the dominant Houston Wild won again, this time breezing past Vegas 5-2.