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Full day of playoff action highlights Day 1 in Indy

January 29, 2022

The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) began its T1ER League Playoffs and Championship on Friday, January 28th in Indianapolis, Indiana with the first ever event and Championship at the 11, 12, and 13U age groups.

Friday was full of action and the play was exciting for the players and parents alike.

There will be Playoff Champions crowned in the 11, 12, and 13U age groups this weekend.

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Day 1 recaps

11U Division: Both Indy and Esmark are in the driver's seat after two wins on Day 1. CarShield AAA 11U forwards Dylan Sutter and Kane Baskett both recorded 5 points each (4G, 1A) in a 14-3 win over the Carolina Premier Hockey 11U squad. The Esmark Stars took down the Jersey Whalers in a 9-2 final score. Stars forward Jordan Lucca recorded a hat-trick and added an assist and Xyper Zamias had a 5 points game (2G, 3A). The Indy Jr. Fuel 11U squad topped the Jersey Whalers by a final score of 5-3. Jr. Fuel forward William Clark added a hat-trick in the victory. The Esmark Stars took a 6-3 victory over CarShield AAA. Star forwards Alexander Hatajik and Caden Biddle both netted two goals in the win. Indy Jr. Fuel goaltender Lewis Braxton shutout Carolina Premier Hockey, 12-0. In the game, forward William Clark scored a hat-trick and added an assist for 4 points, and forward Landon Stankiewicz recorded 5 points (1G, 4). 

12U Division: The New Jersey Jr. Titans and CarShield both went 2-0 on Day 1 to lead their divisions. The New Jersey Jr. Titans 12U squad shutout the Arizona Bobcats, 8-0. Jr. Titans netminder Deklan Martin earned the shutout stopping all 20 shots he faced. The Northwest Stars and Carolina Premier decided the winner in a shootout after being tied 3-3 to end regulation. In the shootout frame, Carolina’s John Sisti and Mitch Andrew both scored for the 4-3 win. The Tri-State Spartans edge Biggby Coffee AAA by a final score of 4-3. Spartans forward Braden Robertson netted two goals in the win. The Esmark Stars and CarShield AAA went to a shootout after being tied 3-3 in regulation. In the best of three shootout, CarShield’s Trey Wislon and Gio Avenevoli both scored for the 4-3 win. The Jersey Whalers and Indy Jr. Fuel went into a shootout where the Whalers would prevail with a final score of 4-3. Wyatt Finkenkeller was the lone scorer in the shootout to earn the win for the Whalers. New Jersey Jr. Titans goaltender David Gawalis posted a 18 shot shutout against Carolina Premier in an 8-0 final. The Arizona Bobcats defeated the Northwest Stars in a 5-2 final. Bobcats forward Ayden Wise added two goals and forward Landon Jans had three assists. Biggby Coffee picked up a win over the Esmark Stars, 3-1. Biggby forward Maxwell Adams recorded a hat-trick in the win. Indy Jr. Fuel goalie Sullivan Harmeyer posted a shutout against the Tri-State Spartans in a 8-0 game. In the game, Fuel forward Wyatt Finkenfeller totalled 5 points with 3 goals and 2 assists. CarShield AAA forward Gio Avenevoli totalled 6 points with 3 goals and 3 assists in a 7-4 win over the Jersey Whalers. 

13U Division: Carolina was the only 2-0 team after one day of action. The Tri-State Spartans defeated the Esmark Stars by a final score of 5-2. Spartans forward Cam Blauvelt netted two goals in the win. Carolina Premier topped the Arizona Bobcats in a 5-2 final score. Carolina forward Tristan McAuliffee added a hat-trick and an assist for four points in the game. CarShield AAA took down Biggby Coffee in a 10-1 final. CarSheild forwards Ryan Gissy and Keaton Johnson both recorded 2 goals and an assist, while Camden Alemond totalled 4 points (1G, 3A). Indy Jr. Fuel goaltender Hudson Kutchma earned a shutout against Biggby Coffee AAA, 7-0. Carolina Premier Hockey defeated the Tri-State Spartans 8-4. Carolina forward Cade Kinnear scored 4 goals and added 2 assists for 6 points. The Esmark Stars topped the Arizona Bobcats 8-2. Stars forward Chase Irwin netted two goals and added an assist in the win. 

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