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Close games highlight Day 1 of Showcase in Pittsburgh

November 20, 2021

The sixth NAPHL event of the 2021-22 regular season took to the ice on Friday in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with the first T1ER League Eastern Conference event of the season.

Over 60% of the games on Friday were decided by three goals or less on a competitive Day 1 of the NAPHL Showcase in Pittsburgh.

Each team will play in four games during the event, which runs from November 19-21.

Founded in 2009 and celebrating its 13th season in 2021-22, the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is the NAPHL is the premier training ground for development, exposure, and opportunity. During the 2021-22 season, the NAPHL is made up of four different leagues: Tier 1, Fall, Showcase (Tier II), and Prep (High School).

To date, 18 NAPHL players have been tendered by NAHL teams for the 2022-23 season.

Fans can follow the action all weekend long on the NAPHL website and on Twitter using the hashtag #NAPHL, which include highlights from all the games during the weekend.

All games can be watched live on HockeyTV

MerchandiseNAPHL merchandise will be on sale during the event. 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 Event Links

18U Schedule and Scores

16U Schedule and Scores

Hotel Information

Rental Car Information

Covid Waiver

Pittsburgh Ice Arena

Palmer Imaging Arena

Day 1 Highlights

16U Division: The NAPHL T1ER East Conference Showcase kicked off today with 10 games slated in Pittsburgh, PA. Biggby Coffee AAA started the event off strong with a 6-2 win over New Hampshire Avalanche. The Philadelphia Little Flyers started off their weekend with a statement win where seven different Flyers notched a goal along with Brody Bess finding the back of the net twice for a 9-0 win over the Northeast Generals. Esmark Stars took down the Tri-State Spartans by a final score of 4-2. The Indy Jr. Fuel netted an overtime-winner goal from Austin Haldane for a 5-4 final over the East Coast Spartans. The PHA Icemen defeated the Jersey Shore Whalers by a final score of 7-2. The New Jersey Jr. Titans beat Indy Jr. Fuel by a final of 8-3. The Tri-State Spartans topped the New Hampshire Avalanche in a 3-2 shootout final. In a high scoring affair, the Northeast Generals topped the Indy Jr. Fuel in overtime where Keanu McClanahan (0:55) scored the game winning goal. The Esmark Stars topped the New Jersey Jr. Titans by a final score of 5-2. In the final game of the night, the East Coast Spartans edged Biggby Coffee AAA by a 3-2 final.

18U Division: Thirteen games were scheduled for day one of the NAPHL T1ER East Conference Showcase. In the opening game, the Tri-State Spartans AA shutout the New Jersey Jr. Titans Elite by a 3-0 final. Hunter Gentz tallied two goals in the game, while netminder AJ Cooper was perfect stopping all 27 shots he faced. PHA Icemen defeated the Tri-Valley Bulls where Alex Erlain netted two goals in the 4-2 final. Jersey Whalers forward Egor Bashan started off the weekend with a hat-trick helping his team to a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Little Flyers AA. Hunter Hayes had two goals for the Little Flyers AAA in a win over Tri State. Bryce Boucher and Tyler Agnew both scored twice, while Cole Evans was perfect between the pipes to give Biggby Coffee AAA  a 5-0 win over the Northeast Generals. The New Hampshire Avalanche edged the 95 Giants by a final score of 3-2 where Avalanche Forward, John D’errico recorded a hat-trick in the contest. In a high scoring game, the East Coast Spartans dominated the Skipjacks Hockey Club by a final of 8-4 with Stephan Linka scoring a hat-trick. Logan Scanlon of the Esmark Stars netted a goal in the first period that would be the deciding factor for a 1-0 win against the New Jersey Jr. Titans. The Maine Nordiques shutout the Indy Junior Fuel by a score of 3-0. Forward Jackson Truchan scored a hat-trick and netminder Gunnar Stevens was perfect between the pipes.  The Tri-Valley Bulls took down the Jersey Whalers 7-4 where Bulls forward Matvey Ivanov netted a hat-trick and added an assist on the night. The Philadelphia Little Flyers AA finished off their day with a 3-1 win over the Tri-State Spartans AA. In the nightcaps, the PHA Icemen picked up a 2-1 win over the Titans Elite and the Tri State Sparts exploded for 12 goals in a 12-0 win over the Avalanche.

 
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