Record turn out of scouts, fans watch Day 2 of NAPHL event
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) returned to the ice on Friday with Day 2 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.
All games will be broadcast live on HockeyTV
Day 2 recaps
18U: The Philadelphia Little Flyers topped the Indy Jr. Fuel in a 8-1 final score. Jimmy Jacobs recorded 3 points with 2 goals and 1 assist. The Esmark Stars shutout the Colorado Springs Tigers 9-0. Netminder Peter Baldwin recorded a 15 shot shutout in the win. The Maine Nordiques edged the Minnesota Magicians in a 4-3 game. Nordiques forwards Jake Roberts and Maddoc Newton both recorded 2 points in the win. Biggby Coffee AAA shutout Team Alaska 5-0. Biggby goaltender Caleb Kril recorded a 20 shot shutout. The United Hockey Federation took an overtime win over the Arizona Bobcats, 5-4. Avery Anderson netted a late goal to tie the game to force overtime, and then in the extra frame scored again to take the win. Shattuck-St. Mary’s defeated the Lincoln Stars in a 7-2 final. Shattuck forward Alexander Dell netted two goals in the win. CarShield AAA defeated the Maine Nordiques, 4-3. Nick Puricelli added a goal and two assists in the win and goaltender Branson Appelman stopped 13 of 16. The Tri State Spartans edged past the Northwest Stars, 3-2. Zander Lipsett added two goals in the game. The Ontario Jr. Reign picked up two points in an overtime win against Vegas Jr. Golden Knights, 5-4. Forward Adam Klatill and defenseman Logan Burger both scored two goals. The Philadelphia Hockey Club picked up a 6-4 win over the Walleye. Ryan Vaites and Connor Movalli both scored 2 goals and 1 assist. Omaha Mastery AAA shutout the Voyagers in a 8-0 score. Gabee Kenne recorded a hat-trick and goaltender Oskar Siemionek posted a 12 shot shutout. The Madison Capitols topped the Grey Ducks 8-2. Forwards Trey Wandall, Jacob Barth and Jace Fitzgerald all scored 2 goals each. The Minnesota Wilderness took down the St. Cloud Norsemen, 5-3. Sam Swenson totalled 3 points with 2 goals and 1 assist. The Chippewa Steel took and overtime win over the Janesville Jets, 5-4. Trey Gnetz scored the game winner. The New Jersey Jr. Titans defeated the Lakers, 4-1. Ryan Cook and Jason Towindo both totalled 2 points with a goal and assist. The Moose topped the New Hampshire Avalanche, 3-1. The Austin Bruins took a 4-1 win against the Wisconsin Windigo scoring all 4 goals in the third period. Goaltender Cody Vlasaty stopped 26 shots in the win. Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, 5-3. Lucas Busch totalled 4 points with 3 goals and an assist. The Green Giants won 5-2 over the Northeast Generals with a 3rd period barrage scoring 4 goals. Forward Quinn Hollingsworth handed out to assists in the win.
16U T1ER: Nicholas Correnti’s goal 9:45 into the 2nd period would be enough to help the Arizona Bobcats take down the Minnesota Magicians 2-1 in comeback fashion. Samuel Lupa had the other goal for Arizona while Ryan Lipovetz was the lone goalscorer for Minnesota. Four 2nd period goals helped MDHL put the game out of reach of the Maine Nordiques, eventually winning by a final score of 7-0. Graham Newton had a pair of goals for MDHL while Derek Buchanan and Josh Dumont also had multi-point performances. The Tri State Spartans beat the Northwest Stars 5-1 while holding them to just 8 total shots in the contest. Jake Thornton and Charlie Holmes each scored a pair of goals for the victors while Evan Dubicki scored the only goal for the Stars. The Green Giants nearly matched their first game’s nine-goal effort, beating the Northeast Generals by a final score of 8-2. Winston Wright and Cayden Alphin each buried two goals in the win. The Esmark Stars’ early offense in the 1st period overwhelmed the Colorado Springs Tigers, as they eventually defeated the Tigers 4-0. Carter Williams and Timur Naletov scored the early goals for the Stars with Evan Ng and Tanner Nicol doubling up the lead in the 2nd period to seal the victory. Biggby Coffee got back in the win column after beating Team Alaska 5-2. Boston Cornic scored a pair of goals for Biggby and Cole Hutchinson, Collin Barber, and Thomas Olaveson added the rest of the offense. Just 59 seconds into overtime, Maine Nordiques forward Jackson Turner found the back of the net to lift the Nordiques over CarShield 5-4. The Nordiques were backed by a solid performance in net by netminder Will Strombeck, recording 42 saves on 46 shots in the win. The Madison Capitols’ very own Ben Carey scored the lone goal in the shootout to provide Madison a 4-3 win over the Indy Jr. Fuel. Ryder Hill, Henry Gadau, and Harper Frey all scored for the Capitols to bring the game to extra time and lead to a comeback victory. The Lakers dominated in the 2nd period, scoring four goals en route to their 5-1 win over the New Jersey Jr. Titans. Kellen Matushak potted a pair of goals for the Lakers while goaltender Hunter Bauer was near perfect for them, recording 24 saves on 25 shots. The contest between the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights and the Ontario Jr. Reign remained scoreless through 40 minutes of play and Daniel Madison broke the deadlock 1:15 into the 3rd to provide Jr. Golden Knights the ultimate edge. Goaltender Kyle Adrian kept out all 13 shots he faced to secure the shutout.
16U Fall: The St. Cloud Norsemen brought their overall Fall League record back to .500 after outlasting the Minnesota Wilderness in the shootout 5-4. Dillan Smidt and Mario Benard both succeeded in the shootout for the Norsemen while their netminder Gavan Norton stopped two of three attempts from the Wilderness. The Chippewa steel brought their win streak in the Fall League up to five games after defeating the Janesville Jets 4-1. Chippewa forward Easton Jurgenson had two goals in the contest, Carson Kingbay and Jake Young also added to the lead with goals of their own. The Wisconsin Windigo controlled the pace all game against the Austin Bruins, scoring four goals in the 1st period and three more in the middle frame. Owen Potulny had a hat trick before the 2nd intermission and Jordan Wolfenberg added a pair of goals and three points as well. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs improved their win streak to four games after beating the Kenai River Brown Bears 4-2. Brady McElmury, Ari Lissauer, Cameron Kirschner, and Christian Kuehl were the goalscorers for the Ice Dogs. The Moose topped the New Hampshire Avalanche 6-3. The PHiladelphia Hockey Club topped the Walleye 7-3. Philadelphia trailed in the first to rally back scoring six goals combined in the second and third for a 7-3 final. The United Hockey Federation won in a shootout against the Philadelphia Little Flyers, 4-3.
15U T1ER: Biggby Coffee forward Noah Cole found the back of the net 1:17 into overtime to give Biggby the 5-4 victory over the Arizona bobcats. Chase Potter had a pair of goals and an apple in the win. Esmarck Stars dominated the Colorado Springs Tigers thanks to a four-goal second period. Luke Mink, Emmet McClaine, Marshall Hewitt, Ian Morganti, and Joseph Vecchio were the goalscorers for the Stars. With 16 total goals in the contest, the Minnesota Walleye were able to outlast the Janesville Jets, winning by a final score of 10-6. Brady Aubut had a hat trick in the win while Dawson Kloek and Tate Gladney both potted a pair of goals for the Walleye. The Minnesota Loons took down the Philadelphia Little Flyers 6-3 thanks to a strong performance in net from goaltender Cooper Stevens. Stevens posted 29 saves in the win while defenseman Casper Lang powered Minnesota’s offense, posting two goals and four points. The Voyageurs took down Philadelphia Hockey Club 6-0 in their 2nd game of the weekend in Blaine. Evan Sundell and Isaak Kalis combined for 17 saves in the shutout and Tommy Bourgoin scored two goals for the victors. The Northwest Stars bounced back after yesterday’s loss, coming from behind to beat the New Jersey Jr. Titans 2-1 in a defensive battle. Edward Stover IV and Anthony Eertmoed provided the offense for the Stars. Tyden Bergeson, Carver Hasbargen, Henry Peterson, and Mason Kraft all had at least three points for the Blue Ox in their 6-1 win over CarShield. Carter Casey had a near perfect afternoon in net for the Blue Ox, stopping 15 of 16 shots faced in the win. The Polars continue their offensive hot streak this weekend, dominating the Ontario Jr. Reign 10-1. Forward Max Kiffmeyer had a natural hat trick in the 2nd period and Nathan Poeppel also put up three points in the contest. After a scoreless 1st period, the Moose powered in three 2nd period goals to lead them past the Madison Capitols 4-0. Zane Lanahan and Dawson Desjardins split the shutout, combining for 19 saves in the victory.