Games start concluding on Sunday in Texas
The fifth event of the 2021-22 NAPHL season continued on Sunday in Frisco, Texas with 18U, Prep, 16U and 14U teams taking to the ice as the Showcase League was on full display.
Day 3 featured the final games of the event for the Prep League and some Showcase League teams.
This weekend's event, which is part of the 2021-22 regular season, will feature 128 teams and feature action in the T1ER League Western Conference at the 18U, 16U, 15U, and 14U levels in addition to SHOWCASE League action in the 18U, 16U, and 14U age groups. It will also be the first regular season event of the 2021-22 season for the PREP League.
The event runs from November 12-15 and will be based in Frisco, Texas and be played at six different Children’s StarCenter’s throughout the area including: Frisco, Farmers Branch, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, and Valley Ranch. In addition, the NYTEX Sports Centre, which is home to the Lone Star and Texas Brahmas of the NAHL and NA3HL, will also host NAPHL games throughout the weekend.
Fans can follow the action all weekend long on the NAPHL website and on Twitter using the hashtag #NAPHLFrisco, which include highlights from all the games during the weekend.
All games can be watched live on HockeyTV
Merchandise: NAPHL merchandise will be on sale during the event at the Children's Health StarCenters in Farmers Branch, 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!
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Day 3 Highlights
Prep League: The Prep League teams all played their fourth and final games of the weekend on Sunday. Regis Jesuit stayed atop the standings with a 3-1 win over St. Mary’s as Gage Bussey made 32 saves in the win. Denver East suffered their lone loss of the event as they fell to Shattuck-St. Mary’s 4-1 as Ryan Embley had three points in the win. Pacific Ridge shutout Ft. Collins, 1-0 on the back of Spencer Lyon, who made 27 saves in the shutout. In the final game of the day, the Stockton Colts blanked the Portland Jr. Winterhawks Prep, 2-0 as Brian Bognuda made 34 saves in the win.
18U Division: The West Dundee Leafs went 2-0 on Sunday with wins over the Brahmas and Columbus. Carson Pishkur had eight points in two wins. Naperville went 1-1, which included a 20-save shutout from Thomas McCarthy. The Chicago Jets won a pair of one-goal games over Columbus and Texas. Highland Park stayed among the league leaders with two wins on Sunday as Josh Hammond scored in each game. The Texas Tigers went 1-1, which included 36 saves from Cole Fennema in their win. The Dallas Penguins also went 1-1 as Jackson Blake made 39 saves in a win over Affton. Tahoe Prep went 1-1 as Ryan Gudernatsch had three points in their win. The West Coast Renegades went 1-1, which included 36 saves from Colten McIntyre in their win. Aiden Besedic had the shootout winner for Clearwater in their lone game of the day. Chesterfield got a 13-save shutout from Cole Eckert in a 7-0 win over New Mexico. The Northwest Stars kept their hot play going, winning two games on Sunday, which included 19 saves from Gabe Poyer in a 6-0 win over the Renegades. Six different players scored the Northwest Chargers in a 6-3 win over Mission Arizona. The Colorado Springs Tigers posted back-to-back shutouts in two wins.
16U Division: In the 16U Division, the Chicago Bruins and Orland Park Vikings both stayed atop the 16U Division with 8-0 records through two events. The Bruins 16U and 15U teams both won on Sunday as Sam Harper scored twice for the 16U team. The Vikings 16U team picked up a win over Columbus as Luka Krstulovich had a shutout. Littleton picked up two wins with the 16U and 15U squads. Ayden Moretti had two goals in the 16U win. Highland Park 16U and 15U also picked up wins on Sunday. The 16U team got a hat-trick from David Serdyukov in a win over Geneva. Naperville 16U and 15U both won on Sunday, as the 16U team beat Anaheim 7-5 thanks to two goals from Brady Quinn. The Northwest Chargers won their second straight game as Alex Conley made 31 saves in a 4-1 win. The Chicago Jets 16U and 15U teams both won, with the 16U club getting a 15-save shutout from James Casey. Finally, the Texas Tigers made a big splash with their third straight win as Adam Hadi had a hat-trick in a 7-3 win over the St. Louis Sting.
14U Division: West Dundee, Naperville, and the Chicago Hawks stayed perfect on the season with wins on Sunday. The St. Louis Knights continued their hot play with a pair of wins as they sit right begin the leaders with a 7-0-1 record. Highland Park enjoyed a 4-0 event in Texas, which included a win over El Paso on Sunday. The St. Louis Sting also had a perfect record in Texas, which included a 5-2 win over the Chicago Bruins. Also winning on Sunday was the Northwest Chargers, Chicago Blues, Orland Park Vikings, Littleton Hawks, Gurnee Vipers, and St. Louis Eagles.