Day 1 in New Jersey features high-scoring games
The seventh NAPHL event of the 2021-22 regular season got underway on Friday, December 4th at the Middletown Sports Complex in Middletown, New Jersey with the second T1ER League Eastern Conference event of the season.
Day 1 Highlights
18U Division: In the opener, Timothy Miller had a 12-save shutout and Thomas Rockey and Anthony Sclafani had two goals apiece as the Mercer Chiefs blanked the East Coast Spartans, 7-0. In the next game, the Philadelphia Little Flyers put on a dominant performance in a 9-0 win over the New Hampshire Avalanche. Michael Manzi had 11 saves in the shutout for the Little Flyers. Nick Storti had two goals and two assists and Matt Harris, Andrew Henry, and Hunter Hayes all had four points in the win. The hometown New Jersey Jr. Titans cruised to a 5-0 win over the 95 Giants. Robbie Sherman had two goals and Lucca Scaglione had 8 saves in the shutout win. In the nightcap, the Mercer Chiefs picked up their second win of the day thanks to a 4-1 win over the Maine Nordiques. Jack Borek made 23 saves in the win, and the Chiefs got goals from Christian Cuccia, Aidan Grant, Thomas Rockey, and Christopher Laureigh in the win.
16U Division: In the 16U opener, the New Hampshire Avalanche beat the Dallas Penguins, 5-2. Samuel Chapman was the star for the Avs, recording a hat-trick in the win, while Jackson Burke also had a goal and an assist. The Mercer Chiefs survived a big comeback by the Maine Nordiques in a 6-4 win. Nicholas Rockey was the star for the Chiefs, recording a hat-trick in the win. The Little Flyers cruised to a 10-1 win over the East Coast Spartans. Brody Bess, Aydin Thierolf, and Nick Fiore each had two goals in the win and Nicolas Dignazio had four assists. In the nightcap, five different players scored for the New Jersey Jr. Titans in a 5-1 win over the New Hampshire Avalanche. Jesse Riccio had 14 saves in the win.
This weekend, 18U and 16U teams from the East Division will take to the ice for three days of competition at the Middletown Sports Complex, which is home to the New Jersey Titans of the NAHL, NA3HL, and NAPHL.
Each team will play in four games during the event, which runs from December 3-5.
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 will be made up of four different leagues: Tier 1, Fall, Showcase (Tier II), and Prep (High School).
To date, 24 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
Merchandise: NAPHL 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!
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