December 10, 2013
The second NAPHL event in Blaine, Minnesota came to a close on Monday with some tremendous competition saved for the final day. The 16U Division took to the ice in the first 8 games of the morning. High off the very successful and competitive All-Star Game on Sunday night, the 16U clubs didn't dissapoint as they battled hard in their fifth and final games of the day. In the 18U Division, Esmark and Lansing completed perfect 5-0 records while in the Blaine.
More than 50 scouts representing the NHL, NCAA and junior programs were in attendance throughout the four days.
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Here is a look at the Monday's results:
The ‘upset’ of the day happened in the first game of the day as the New Jersey Jr. Titans ran their record to 9-1-0 by defeating the previously unbeaten Omaha AAA team by a score of 3-2 in a shootout. Omaha fell to 9-0-1 in league play with the loss. Brandon Rozzi made 33 save and then stopped 9 of 10 Omaha shooters in the shootout. New Jersey finished the Blaine event a perfect 5-0, while Omaha finished 4-0-1. St. Louis got a three-point game from TJ Friedmann to defeat Atlanta, 7-1. The Selects finished the event with a 3-2 record, while Atlanta was 2-3. West Michigan got two goals from Dallas Tulik to edge the Detroit Falcons, 4-3. The Hounds finished with a 1-3- record in Blaine, while the Falcons went 0-5. Lansing got two points from Collin Rewerts in a 3-1 win over the Texas Tornado. The Capitals finished the event with a 3-1-1 record, while the Tornado were 2-2-1. In one of the better games of the event, in-state rivals San Jose and California met and it was a three-point effort from San Jose’s Matthew Ebertin that was the difference in a 5-3 win. The Sharks stayed in 1st place in the 16U Division with a 4-1 record in Blaine, while the Titans finished the event with a 2-3 record. Sam Barnes had a hat-trick to lead the Esmark Stars to a 5-2 win over the Phoenix Firebirds. Esmark finished the event with a very successful 4-1 mark, while Phoenix went 1-4. Brendan Doyle scored twice and Jaren Yatsu had three assists to lead the Pikes Peak Miners to a 6-5 win over the Anaheim Jr. Ducks. Pikes Peak finished the event with a 2-2-1 record, while Anaheim stayed in 2nd place in the 16U Division with a 4-1 record. In the final game of the event, Pursuit of Excellence shutout Cleveland, 12-0. William Daigneault had a six-point game and Griffen Outhouse posted the shutout. POE finished the event with a 3-2 record, Cleveland was 0-5.
In the first game of the day, Anaheim stayed in 1st place in the 18U Division with a 5-1 win over the Pursuit of Excellence. Paul Boutoussov scored twice and Elijiah Barriga had four points. Anaheim was undefeated at the event, going 5-0, while POE was 2-3. Grant Payne stopped all 11 shots that came his way and Corey Pelone had the game-winning goal as California shutout Cleveland, 3-0. The Titans finished the Blaine event with a 3-2 record, while Cleveland went 0-5. Esmark capped off a perfect Blaine event, going 5-0 which include a final day 4-2 win over Pikes Peak. Brian Dee scored twice for the Stars. The Miners finished the event with a 1-2-2 record. The Atlanta Fire got 29 saves from Eric Norris and a multi-point game from Zach Schingoethe in a 3-1 win over St. Louis. Atlanta finished the event with a very successful 3-2 record, while the Selects went 1-4. The Lansing Capitals got 19 saves from Jacob Gwillim and the game-winning goal from Sean Smalley in a 2-1 win over the Texas Tornado. Lansing joined Esmark as they only teams to go 5-0 at the Blaine event in the 18U Division. Texas finished the event with a 2-3 record. Cameron Clarke and Corey Siwula each scored twice as West Michigan defeated Detroit by a score of 6-1. The Hounds finished the event with a 3-1-1 record, while the Falcons picked up their first win of the season at the event, going 1-4. Forward Mathe Helt had a hat-trick and an assist to lead the San Jose Jr. Sharks to a 5-2 win over the Phoenix Firebirds. The Sharks finished the event with a 3-2 record, Phoenix went 1-4. Omaha made a statement on the final day with an 11-1 win over New Jersey in the final game of the event. Mason Kreuger had a hat-trick and Colton Fletcher had a four-point game. Omaha finished the event with a good 3-0-2 mark, while New Jersey finished with a 2-2-1 record.