All-Star Games thrill on Day 3 of Showcase 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 Sunday with all four age groups (18U, 16U, 15U, and 14U) T1ER teams taking to the ice.
The day was capped by two very well played All-Star Games as the 16U and 18U players thrilled the capacity crowd and over 70 scouts in the building.
Over 70 scouts checked in through Sunday 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 3 Highlights
14U Division: Six games were scheduled for the final day in the 14U Division of the NAPHL Showcase. Biggby Coffee AAA defeated the New Jersey Jr. Titans by a final score of 5-2. Arizona Bobcats forward Max Edwards scored a hat-trick in a 5-1 final against the Tri-State Spartans. After gaining a 3-1 lead through the first period, the Esmark Stars kept their foot on the gas for a 9-2 final against the Colorado Springs Tigers. The Stars spread the scoring out with 9 different players recording a goal in the game. Indy Jr. Fuel netminder Tyler Haley played strong between the pipes shutting out the Northwest Stars in a 7-0 final. The Reapers Hockey Association took an early 4 goal lead in the first period while adding another in the second to take a 5-1 win over the Madison Capitols. CarShield AAA came out of the gates hot offensively with 3 goals in the first, and second period, then adding 4 in the final frame to take a 10-1 win over the Ontario Jr. Reign.
15U Division: Five games were slated for the final day in the 15U Division of the NAPHL Showcase. Biggby Coffee AAA ended the first period with a 2-0 lead over the Colorado Springs Tigers and kept the pace through the final buzzer scoring two more goals in the third period for a 4-1 final score. Indy Jr. Fuel goaltender Jackson Herbold earned a shutout against the Des Moines Buccaneers by a final score of 4-0. In a 4-4 tied game going into the final frame, CarSheild AAA added two goals to earn a 6-4 win over the New Jersey Jr. Titans. Tri-State Spartans netminder, Wes Wojtowicz stood tall between the pipes shutting out the Ontario Jr. Reign, 5-0. The Arizona Bobcats and Reapers Hockey Association decided the winner in a shootout where Nate Schaefer buried the puck for a 3-2 win for the Reapers.
16U Division: Fourteen games were lined up for the final day of play for the16U Division of the NAPHL Showcase. The Des Moines Buccaneers added a goal in all three periods and kept the Philadelphia Little Flyers off the score sheet for a 3-0 final. The Northeast Generals and Taho Prep Academy stayed tied 2-2 going into the 3rd period where Taho added two more goals for a 4-3 final score. Maine Nordiques goaltender Jabe Breitzke played perfect between the pipes shutting out the West Coast Renegades, 8-0. Biggby Coffee stayed tied 1-1 with the Northwest Stars heading into the third period, where Biggby opened up offensively adding two goals for a 3-1 win. Esmark Stars netminder Owen Byers earned a win shutting out the Ontario Jr. Reign in a 3-0 final score. The New Jersey Titans and Indy Jr. Fuel ended their game in a shootout as Justin Ferlanti scored to get a 4-3 win for the Titans. The Madison Capitols and Tri-State Spartans took their game to an extra frame after being tied 2-2 in regulation. In overtime, Capitols forward Toby Rothman scored his second of the game for a 3-2 final. The Reapers Hockey Association shutout the Colorado Springs Tigers in a 2-0 final. Reaper's netminder, Jeff Dublo, was perfect between the pipes stopping all of the 13 shots he faced. After a scoreless first period, the New Hampshire Avalanche added two goals in the second and one in the third to defeat the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights, 3-0. Goaltender Levi Neidert was perfect stopping all 24 shots he faced in the win. In a tight game that stayed tied 1-1, the Northstar Knights scored a 3rd period goal to edge CarShield AAA, 2-1. The Northwest Stars shutout Tahoe Prep, 1-0. The West Coast Renegades and Northeast Generals stayed tied 1-1 going into the third period until the Generals added two goals for a 3-1 win.
In the 16U All-Star Game, Team Grey went up against Team Black. Team Grey took a 1-0 lead in the first period with Brandon Slasor (6:36) getting his first of the game. Team Grey went to work adding goals from JP Piwowarczyk (10:51), and Peyton Smith (11:20, 16:34) adding two goals. Smith (4:53) was not done yet as he added a third goal in the final frame for a 5-0 lead. Team Black’s Sam Kartch (8:26) got the lone goal for his squad. Team Grey would add the final goal of the contest from Dominick Dalessandro (8:44) for a 6-1 final score. Peyton Smith was named the 16U MVP scoring 3 goals and passing out an assist.
18U Division: Twelve games kicked off for the final day of play for the18U Division of the NAPHL Showcase. The Arizona Bobcats held on to a six goal lead heading into the third period where Team Alaska would add one on the scoresheet for a 6-1 final. Alec Geddes added two goals, while Daniel Oldham recorded a goal and two assists. Biggby Coffee AAA goaltender, Ben Daguanno, earned a shutout stopping all 18 shots he faced in a 3-0 final against the Madison Capitols. The Tri-State Spartans exploded offensively scoring 10 goals and shutting out Tahoe Prep Academy. Esmark Stars forward Hunter Fairman (3G, 2A) totaled 5 points in a 8-1 victory over the Northwest Stars. The Philadelphia Little Flyers defeated the Indy Jr. Fuel in a 5-2 final. Goaltender CJ Kier, was the backstop for the Northstar Knights stopping all 12 shots he faced earning a 6-0 shutout against Shattuck St. Mary’s. The West Coast Renegades doubled down on the New Hampshire Avalanche in a 4-2 final. CarShield AAA added a win defeating the Colorado Springs Tiger 4-1. Maine Nordiques forwards Jackson Truchan and Zach Herman both added two goals in a 4-2 victory of the Reapers Hockey Association. After being tied 3-3 heading into the 3rd period, the Des Moines Buccaneers broke the tie adding 4 goals in the third period to win 7-3 over the New Jersey Jr. Titans. The Northeast Generals and Ontario Jr. Reign rounded out the day with a 5-3 final score belonging to the Generals.
In the 18U NAPHL All-Star Game, Team Grey took on Team Black. Team Grey got on the board early taking a two goal lead in the first period with Reese Laubach (7:35) and Dylan Jensen scoring. Team Grey kept the offense going with Cody Kemp (4:57) and Adam Schankula (10:32) making it a 4-0 score. Team Black got on the board with Filip Molnar (1:12) and then, Team Grey’s MVP, Ben Palmersheim (13:54) added a goal for a 5-1 final score and win for Team Grey. Palmersheim was named MVP adding a goal and two assists in the game.