13, 12, 11U teams open up play in St. Louis
The 13, 12, and 11U North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) T1ER teams opened up play at their first of two events during the 2022-23 season. The event is taking place from November 18-20 St. Peter’s Rec Plex in St. Peter’s, MO.
This is the fifth NAPHL T1ER event overall of the 2022-23 season, which is the 14th season of the NAPHL.
This weekend continues an exciting step for the NAPHL as events have expanded to include some of the younger players who have not had the opportunity to experience the NAPHL until now. This weekend’s showcase will be a great eye-opener for players, teams, and parents, who will get a first-hand experience of what an NAPHL event is like.
Presentations on Saturday: In an effort to provide more opportunity to NAPHL teams in St. Peters during the T1ER Showcase, the North American Hockey League is offering an education seminar to teams. These seminars will discuss the USA Hockey/NAHL partnership and the path to college hockey in the U.S. along the NAHL Ladder of Development. The NAHL staff and leadership will be conducting an NAHL and Junior Hockey Presentation on Saturday, November 19th in the upstairs hospitality room of the South Arena. All players, parents, coaches, and team representatives are welcome and encouraged to attend. Presentations should last 30-40 minutes with some time for questions. There will be time at the end of each session for a Q&A. We appreciate your support with these seminars and expect the information to be very valuable to the players.
12U - 11:30am
11U - 1:00pm
13U - 3:30pm
All games will be broadcast live on HockeyTV
Day 1 recaps
13U: Tri State 0 @ Omaha Mastery 7 - Brennan Sliva registered a hat trick and an assist as the the Omaha Mastery skated to a 7-0 victory over the Tri State Spartans. Trevor Ross and Charlie Barnes contributed a goal and a helper each. Sam Snyder and Blake Kubesa also got on the scoresheet for Omaha. Isaac Pilcher registered the shutout for Omaha.
Indy 2 @ Esmark 1 (SO) - Royce Dailey scored in regulation and had the shootout winner for Indy Elite as they edged the Esmark Stars 2-1 in a shootout. Makisim Popienko scored over halfway through the second period to break the scoreless tied. Dailey countered with his goal to tie the game just over 2 minutes later. The game remained tied until the skills competition where Indy score on two of their three chances to Esmark’s one goal.
Jersey 2 @ CarShield 4 - Ryan Hill notched a goal and an assist for CarShield AAA as they doubled up the Jersey Whalers to win their first game of the event by a score of 4-2. CarShield led 3-0 as Hill broke the scoreless tie. Quentin Parks added on to the lead and Conor Stark made it a three goal lead. Jersey would make things interesting as Trace Wozniak and Zachary Fichter scored to bring the Whalers within one. Colton Hrubes would ice the game with a power play goal in the final minutes of action. Henry Skale got the win in goal for CarShield while Christian Karas was saddled with the loss.
12U: Tri State 0 @ Indy 18 - It was all Indy against Tri State as William Clark had a hat trick and four assists to complete a seven point night in the big victory. Nathan Gralak scored four times for Indy and Hollister Wallace also had a hat trick and chipped in two helpers. Gabriel Howe had five points with a goal and four assists. Evan Gettum got two of his own while Kash Borger, Anton George, Andrew Anaba and Joon Yang all lit the lamp in the victory. Ronan Scheuer secured the shutout for Indy.
Nashville 6 @ CarShield AAA 2 - Drake DeFehr scored twice as the Nashville Jr. Predators defeated CarShield AAA 6-2. Jack Finke picked up a goal and an assist while Beau Tizzino, Julian Larrabee and David Chipman all found the back of the net for Nashville. Brayden Jang and Owen Kelsey got on the scoresheet for CarShield.
Esmark 10 @ Jersey 1 - Jordan Lucca notched a hat trick as the Esmark Stars rolled to a 10-1 win over the Jersey Whalers. Caden Biddle had two goals and a helper while Quinn Mitchell scored a goal and had an assist. Connor Zuri, Beau Ritson, Asan Abdygulov and Nathan Ross all scored for Esmark. Jersey got their lone goal from Logan Demcsak.
11U: Indy 3 @ Esmark 1 - Jack Dodge led the way with a goal and an assist as the Indy Elite defeated the Esmark Stars by a score of 3-1. Asher Whitt and Luke Meyer also lit the lamp for Indy. Jake Gostic tallied the lone goal for the Esmark Stars. Cameron Rusyniak picked up the win in blue paint while Ixander Zamias was dealt the loss.
Tri State 0 @ CarShield AAA 7 - Mason Blanchard and Noah Berryman each potted a pair of goals as CarShield defeated Tri State 7-0. Jack Fischer had a goal and two helpers to lead all skaters with three points. Sam Bilger and Jack Flaugher also found the back of the net in the big victory. Carter Althage grabbed the shutout in goal for CarShield.