T1ER, FALL Leagues take to the ice during busy Day 1
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) returned to the ice on Thursday with Day 1 of the event that takes part during the NAHL Showcase.
This is the first NAPHL T1ER event of the 2022-23 season, which is the 14th season of the NAPHL.
The weekend also marks the second event of the 2022-23 season for the NAPHL FALL League.
The T1ER season begins in cooperation with the NAHL Showcase, the Greatest Show on Ice. The NAHL Showcase attracts over 9,000 people in overall attendance, including more than 300+ professional, college and junior scouts. For scouting purposes, the NAHL Showcase is the premier event of its kind and is a yearly gathering for every NCAA program, NHL team, and NAHL team as they get their first look at some of the best and brightest hockey talent North America has to offer.
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Day 1 recaps
18U Division: Omaha Mastery AAA topped the New Jersey Jr. Titans in a 3-1 final score. After a tied 1-1 first period, Mastery’s Gabe Kenne netted two goals for Omaha to take the 3-1 win. Mastery netminder Ryan Hacker stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced in the contest. Madison Capitols defeated the Northeast Generals in a 3-1 game. All four goals in the contest were scored in the first period, where Trey Wandall netted two of the Generals three goals. Shattuck-St. Mary’s took down the Minnesota Magicians by a wide margin, 6-2. Shattuck forward Aaron Sawicki added two goals in the win while netminder Riley Burnett stopped 14 of 16 shots. A late goal sent Team Alaska over the Philadelphia Little Flyers in a 3-2 final. Dantae Hunziker (12:51) broke the tie 2-2 for a 3-2 final. Tri State Spartans goaltender Colin McCloud posted a shutout against the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights in a 6-0 final score. Spartans forward Nik Gossard recorded two points with a goal and an assist in the win.. Philadelphia Hockey Club’s Ryan Vaites scored the overtime game-winning goal just twenty-seconds into the extra frame for a 3-2 win over the Ontario Jr. Reign. Andrew Dubin stopped 12 of the 14 shots he faced. The Maine Nordiques and United Hockey Federation decided their winner in a shootout. After being tied 2-2 and a scoreless overtime frame, Vladimir Saibel netted the only goal in the shootout getting Maine the win, 3-2. The Northwest Stars defeated the New Hampshire Avalanche in a 5-3 final. Forward Martin Stovicek and defenseman Thomas Degan both recorded a goal and assist in the win, while netminder Aly Nathoo stopped 23 of 26 shots. The Arizona Bobcats edged the Lincoln Stars in a 4-3 game. Ryan Jim added two goals and an assist, while Lane Marcello recorded a goal and an assist in the Bobcats win. The Esmark Stars shutout the Walleye in a wide margin with a 12-0 win. Nathan Burlando recorded a hat-trick and assist, and Aaron Stawiarski and Derek Pietrzyk both recorded two goals and an assist. Goalie Nikita Volski stopped all 10 shots he faced. The Indy Jr. Fuel defeated the Grey Ducks in a 6-2 game. Fuel forward William Donovan recorded three points with 2 goals and 1 assist. Goalie Nick James backstopped 31 of the 33 shots he faced. CarShield AAA took down the Lakers, 7-1. CarShield forward Ben Cameron recorded 4 points (1G,3A), Justin Keer added two goals, and goaltender Brady Govero stopped 16 of 17 shots.
16U Division: The Maine Nordiques took down the Minnesota Magicians 7-2. Defenseman Braden Franck netted two goals and Campbell Elwell added three points. Goaltender Brayden Rassmussen stopped 13 of the 15 shots he faced. MDHL defeated the Arizona Bobcats by a 6-1 final. Forward Josh Dumont added two goals and defenseman Fisher Gurney handed out three assists in the win. The Madison Capitols took a wide margin win over the Northeast Generals, 6-1. Henry Gadau netted a hat-trick and Harper Frey totalled 3 points with two goals and an assist. Goaltender Jace Knorle allowed one goal out of 10 shots. The Maine Nordiques took an overtime win over the Blue Ox, 5-4. After a back and forth of goals in each period, Beckham Boufard in the extra frame netted the game winning goal for the Nordiques to take the win. Tri State Spartans shutout Team Alaska 6-0. Camden Jackson netted two goals and Goaltender Weston Wojowicz stopped all 18 shots he faced. Philadelphia Hockey Club shutout the Ontario Jr. Reign in a 8-0 final. Goaltender Daniel Daggett posted a 7 shot shutout, while Brady Blum recorded 3 points. The New Jersey Jr. Titans shutout Omaha Mastery AAA, 4-0. Nickolas Reich added a goal and an assist. Goaltender Aiden Rowland posted a 12 shot shutout for the win. The New Hampshire Avalanche took a 8-3 win over the Northwest Stars. Samuel Chapman scored a hat-trick in the win. Goaltenders Nicholas Warren and Wyatt Demers split time between the pipes in the win. The Esmark Stars kept the Walleye off the scoreboard in a 5-0 final. Esmark goalie Hleb Subach back stopped 24 shots to earn the shutout. Ivan Safronov helped in the win with 4 points (2G, 2A). CarShield AAA took a 6-1 win over the Lakers. Forward Max Gorelik added 3 points (2G,1A) and Brandon Catalano helped seal the win with a goal and an assist. Goaltender Levi Niedert stopped 11 of 12 shots. The Green Giants defeated the Colorado Springs Tigers 9-2. Forward Cayden Alphin added 3 points and netminder Alexander Sabey stopped 23 of 25 shots. The Philadelphia Little Flyers shutout the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights, 5-0. Goaltender Henry Goosen stopped all 14 shots in the shutout and Forward Luka Tomasic added 3 points in the win. The St. Cloud Norsemen took a 9-3 win over the Austin Bruins, 9-3. Forwards Andrew Thompson, Drew Lindquist, Aiden Bale and Andrew Mitchell all recorded two points. Goaltender Gavan Norton earned the win between the pipes. The Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Minnesota Wilderness, 5-3. Forward Will O’Donovan netted two goals and added an assist. Goaltender Timothy Urdahl earned the win between the pipes. The Indy Jr. Fuel picked up a win over the United Hockey Federation in a 8-2 final score. Tyler Drouin recorded a hat-trick and goaltender Sam Burcal stopped 23 shots in the win. The Moose defeated Biggby Coffee AAA 4-1. The Moose took a 3-0 lead in the first period then added on in the second for a 4-1 lead going into the third. In the third, Biggby scored their single goal of the game. Moose goalie Johnny Rossman stopped 19 of 20 shots. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs edged the Janesville Jets 3-1 after taking a 2-0 lead into the third period. In the final frame the Ice Dogs added another goal and Janesville scored as well. Defenseman George Daravingas added two points. The Chippewa Steel topped the Wisconsin Windigo, 7-1. Forwards Connor Zagoda and Brandon Muth both scored two goals. Netminder Charlie Zurowski earned the win between the pipes.
15U Division: CarShield AAA shutout Philadelphia Little Flyers in a 9-0 final score. CarShield forward Alex DeGroat tallied 5 points with 3 goals and 2 assists. Goaltender Andrew Bely posted a 19 shot shutout in the win. Valley Forge Minutemen took down the Janesville Jets in a 7-3 final. Janesville had a 2-0 lead going into the second period, but Valley Forge answered back with 6 unanswered goals in the second and did not look back. Jacob Aranda earned the win between the pipes. The Loons shutout the Colorado Springs Tigers by a final score of 7-0. Loons forward Callen Grills scored a hat-trick and goaltender Landon Huber recorded a 19 shot shutout. The Grey Ducks took a 5-3 win over the Northwest Stars, 5-3. Forward Caitness McLean scored 2 goals. The Moose took a 5-2 win over the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights. Forwards Jackson Bielenberg-Howarth, Preston Gamer, Nathan Heilman, Easton Salscheider, and Gavin Sand all scored a goal. Netminder Dawson Desjardins took the win between the pipes. The Walleye dominated their opponent such as the Tri State Spartans by a final score of 10-1. Aubut Brady and Rio Treharne lead the charge by both tallying 4 points in the victory. Ryan Melsha picked up the win in net by stopping 13 out of 14 shots. The Lakers took down the Ontario Reign by a large margin of 15-2. They were led by Bryce Wiitala as he put up 4 goals and 2 assists for a total of 6 points in the contest. Chase Jerdee picked up the win in net. The Polars got the victory over the Philadelphia Hockey Club by a score of 6-2. Anton Haataja tallied 1 goal and 2 assists for the Polars, while both goalies Adam Holien and Keaton LeGrande helped them get the victory. The Arizona Bobcats came out on top in a nail biter finish as they defeated the Voyageurs by a score of 3-1. Briggs Knott lifted the Bobcats to victory by scoring the game winning goal in the 3rd period. Evan Sundell picked up the win in net. The New Jersey Jr. Titans defeated the Green Giants by a score of 3-1. Nick Kasich helped the Titans get out to a commanding lead in the 3rd period as it was enough to get the win. Cal Conway was the winning goaltender for New Jersey. The Madison Capitols came out on top in their contest defeating the Esmark Stars by a score of 3-1. The game was tied 2-2 in the 3rd period as Owen Barnet was able to come in clutch by scoring the game winning goal for the Capitals. Eli Graf was the winning goaltender for Madison.
14U Division: The Walleye took down Biggby Coffee AAA by a wide margin of 6-2. Jaden Roueche and Mccoy Kurtz both shared 2 points in the contest tallying 1 goal and 1 assist. Max Lewin picked up the win between the pipes. The Loons defeated the New Jersey Titans by a score of 6-3. Nate Celeski took charge for the Loons by putting up 1 goal and 1 assists. Even though the Titans lost they had a standout star in Jason Doumas where he was able to tally a total of 3 points in the game.Sam Hagel and TJ Neill shared the net for the Loons as Hagel stopped 6 on 8 shots, and Neill turned away 11 on 12 shots. The Lakers beat the Indy Fuel by a score of 4-1. The Lakers were led by Gavin Karl as he scored 1 goal and had 1 assist, totalling 2 points in the contest. Alexander Beaton stopped 7 out of 8 shots. The Polars took down the Arizona Bobcats by a wide margin of 7-1. Caden Clark from the Polars was a big helper as he put up 3 assists in the contest. The Moose defeated the Tri State Spartans by a score of 5-3. Channing Goodwin led the charge for the Moose by putting up 1 goal 2 assist, and 3 points in the contest. Evan Loftus turned away 15 on 18 shots. The Green Giants defeated Carshield by a wide margin of 8-2. Tristan Kreich led the Green Giants by putting up 3 points in the contest. Tyler Bacon stood tall between the pipes stopping 32 of 34 shots. The Loons defeated the Esmark Stars by a score of 6-3. The Loons had a bunch of players who were able to contribute as Zac Baay, Ryder Siedow, Luca Jarvis, Jimmy Egan, Loo Franklin, and Austin Slettom all shared 2 points in the contest. TJ Neill stopped 11 out of 14 shots. The Walleye dominated the Ontario Jr. Reign by a final score of 17-0. The Walleye was led by Joe Erickson putting up an impressive 6 points with 5 goals and 1 assist. Odin Schon did his job between the pipes by recording a shutout in stopping 4 out of 4 shots. Polar took down their opponent such as the Northwest Stars by a score of 11-0. They were led by Tanner Esterberg as he recorded 4 points in the victory by putting up 2 goals and 2 assists. Ethan Johnson and Nolan Wurm split the game between the pipes both stopping all 14 shots in which the Polars gave up.