Scouts watch full day of T1ER action on Day 2 in Blaine
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) cortinued its eighth T1ER event of the 2021-22 season at the Super Rink in Blaine, MN, on Saturday with all four age groups (18U, 16U, 15U, and 14U) T1ER teams taking to the ice.
Over 30 scouts checked in on Saturday to watch the NAPHL T1ER games, which included NCAA Division I and NAHL scouts.
Entering its 13th season in 2021-22, the NAPHL is made up of USA Hockey-sanctioned teams that compete in the 18U, 16U, 15U and 14U levels. NAPHL teams will compete at the NAHL Showcase from September 16-19.
Traditionally, the NA3HL Showcase attracts close to 5,000 people in overall attendance, including more than 100 junior, NCAA and professional scouts.
All games will be broadcast live through HockeyTV, the official broadcast provider of the NAPHL.
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Day 2 Highlights
14U Division: Eight games were scheduled for day two in the 14U Division of the NAPHL Showcase. CarShield AAA edged the Esmark Stars in a final score of 5-4. The Indy Jr. Fuel outscored the Des Moines Buccaneers, 7-1. Fuel forwards Jaxson Andrews (2G, 1A) and Konner Powell (1G, 2A) both added 3 points. Biggby Coffee AAA netminder, Samuel DiBlasi earned a shutout in a 4-0 final score against the Colorado Springs Tigers. CarShield AAA’s forward Karson Price added a hat-trick in a 9-3 final against the Madison Capitols. The Northwest Stars topped the Tri-State Spartans, 4-1. The New Jersey Jr. Titans exploded offensively in an 11-2 statement win over the Des Moines Buccaneers. Titans forward Dominiks Marnauza added five points in the game with 4 goals and an assist and Alexander Nurhan adding 2 goals and 3 assists. The Esmark Stars kept their foot on the gas from the drop of the puck in the first period scoring three goals, then finishing the game defeating the Arizona Bobcats, 5-2.
15U Division: Six games were slated for day two in the 15U Division of the NAPHL Showcase. The Tri-State Spartans topped the New Jersey Jr. Titans, 3-1. Indy Jr. Fuel goaltender Sam Burcal stopped all 10 shots he faced in a 6-0 shutout against the Ontario Jr. Reign. Biggby Coffee AAA topped the Des Moines Buccaneers 3-1. The New Jersey Titans and Colorado Springs Tigers went into a shootout where Titans forward Jackson Chicola scored to win 3-2. The Reaper’s goaltender Charlie Durkin added a shutout stopping all 21 shots he faced for a 5-0 win over the Tri-State Spartans.
16U Division: Twenty games were lined up for the first day of play for the16U Division of the NAPHL Showcase. CarShield AAA opened up 16U play with a 4-0 shutout against the Philadelphia Little Flyers. CarShield netminder Jack Solomon stood tall between the pipes while forwards JP Piwowarczyk (2G) and Connor Broadhead (2A) accounted for two points each. The Arizona Bobcats double-downed on the scoresheet winning 4-2 against the Northwest Stars. Bobcats forward Tristen Azelton recorded three points in the contest with a goal and two assists. The Des Moines Buccaneers earned a win taking down the Colorado Springs Tigers in a 6-3 final. Buccaneers forward Padraic Whited notched two goals and two assists. The Indy Jr. Fuel edged the Ontario Jr. Reign by a final of 4-3. Fuel forwards Richard Moskala (2G) and Christopher Dick (1G, 1A) both added two points. The New Jersey Jr. Titans picked up a win in a 2-1 final against the Tri-State Spartans. Biggby Coffee AAA defeated the Madison Capitols, 3-1. The Esmark Stars took down the Maine Nordiques, 3-1. Stars forward Wesley Schwarzmiller recorded a hat-trick in the contest. The Northstar Knights shutout the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights 7-0. Goaltender Merik Grinaker stopped all 12 shots he faced, while Defenseman Andrew Leung handed out three assists and Forward Brayden Berg scored two goals and added an assist for three points. After a scoreless first period, the Arizona Bobcats took a 3-0 lead in the second and did not look back as they defeated the Northeast Generals, 5-1. The Maine Nordiques opened up offensively from the opening faceoff and kept it going till the final buzzer beating Tahoe Prep Academy 9-1. Maine forward Trace Day totaled 5 points in the game scoring 4 goals and handing out an assist. CarShield AAA kept the lead against the West Coast Renegades from period one till the final buzzer taking a 5-1 win. CarShield kept up their offensive momentum as they shutout the Colorado Springs Tigers 6-0. CarShield netminder Branson Appelman was between the pipes, while Noah Bird (1G, 2A) added three points in the game. The Reapers edged the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights in a 2-1 final. The Esmark Stars opened up scoring in the first period, 1-0, and finished the last two periods adding 9 goals for a 10-0 final against the Madison Capitols. Owen Byers played between the pipes earning the shutout, while forwards Nathan Burlando, Colin Ruffner, and Caden Lindo Canfield all recorded two goals. The Northstar Knights opened up the scoring in the second period adding two goals and kept the pace to finish the game defeating the Philadelphia Little Flyers, 5-1. Gavin Hruza tallied a hat-trick in the game. Indy Jr. Fuel goaltender Evan Peacock was perfect between the pipes shutting out the Northwest Stars, 4-0. After three periods of play, the Ontario Jr. Reign fell to the Tri-State Spartans in overtime when Owen Lowe buried an unassisted goal for the win, 3-2. Des Moines Buccaneer goaltender Gabe Otis was perfect between the pipes stopping all 14 shots he faced in a 1-0 final against the New Hampshire Avalanche. After being tied 2-2 going into the final frame, Biggby Coffee AAA added two goals to win 3-2 against the New Jersey Jr. Titans.
18U Division: Twenty-two games kicked off for the first day of play for the18U Division of the NAPHL Showcase. The Northwest Stars kicked off play with a 2-0 win over the Tri-State Spartans. The Des Moines Buccaneers started their day off with a 5-2 victory over Team Alaska. Buccaneer forwards Cody Kempf and Davis Borozinski both recorded a goal and an assist. The Colorado Springs Tigers shutout the West Coast Renegades, 3-0. Tigers forward Finn Theriault added two goals in the game while Goaltender Boden Jensen stopped all 19 shots he faced. The Esmark Stars flew past the Ontario Jr. Reign in an 11-1 final score. Stars Forwards Shane Kozlina and Liam Varmecky both recorded two goals and two assists, while Defenseman Regan Kallis added a goal and three assists. Indy Jr. Fuel netminder, Gavin Wohlmacher, stopped all 21 shots he faced in a 6-0 final against the Madison Capitols. Fuel forward Garrett Parker recorded a hat-trick in the contest as well. Reaper's Goalie, Beckham Dempsey added a shutout under his belt after stopping all 13 shots he faced in a 6-0 shutout against Shattuck St. Mary’s. Reaper’s forwards Justin Schneider and Charlie Emme both added a goal and two assists in the win. CarShield AAA defeated the New Jersey Jr. Titans 6-2 with the help of Dylan Jensen and Matt Wierl adding two goals each. Biggby Coffee topped the Philadelphia Little Flyers in a 4-2 final. Forwards Christian Garofalo and Michael Marquez both added a goal and an assist in the win. Arizona Bobcats forward Jason Hammett (2G, 2A) helped in each goal scored in a 4-1 win over the New Hampshire Avalanche. Maine Nordiques goalie, Thomas Kiesewetter stopped all 27 shots he faced, shutting out the Northstar Knights in a 2-0 final. The Northeast Generals took down Taho Prep Academy in an 8-1 final. Generals forward Ethan Hollingsworth scored a hat-trick and added two assists for five points in the contest. The Esmark Stars took a 3-0 lead in the first period against Team Alaska and kept the momentum until the end of the game to take a 10-1 win. The Main Nordiques held onto a 2 goal lead going into the third period where they added an insurance goal for a 3-1final over Biggby Coffee AAA. The Northwest Generals shutout the Indy Jr. Fuel by a final score of 6-0. After a tied 1-1 first period, CarShield AAA exploded offensively to take down Taho Prep Academy, 8-2. CarShield forward Jack Wuertz added 3 goals and 2 assists in the game. Shattuck St. Mary’s and the Des Moines Buccaneers stayed tied 1-1 in regulation to force overtime, where Shattuck’s Nkolai Galgauzove scored just 56-seconds in the extra frame for a 2-1 win. In a high scoring regulation and overtime period, the Northstar Knights Reese Laubach netted the game winning goal in the shootout for a 5-4 final. After being tied 2-2 in the third period, the Northeast Generals got ahead of the Arizona Bobcats adding two late goals for a 4-2 final. The New Jersey Titans and Reapers Hockey Association stayed tied up 1-1 into the third period until the Reapers offense broke free to add two goals for a 3-1 final score. The West Coast Renegades allowed one goal in a 5-1 win over the Madison Capitols. The New Hampshire Avalanche and Ontario Jr. Reign stayed tied 1-1 forcing an extra frame where Ontario’s Jackson Burke scored for a 2-1 win.