Teams shine on Day 1 of T1ER event in Pittsburgh
The 10th and final North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) regular season event faced off on Friday at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center and the UPMC Lemieux Sports Center in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The NAPHL T1ER 18U and 16U Central Division teams took the the ice as did the 13U, 12U, and 11U teams in an exciting day of hockey action.
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.
All games will be broadcast live on HockeyTV
Day 1 recaps
T1ER 16U: Madison opened play with a 5-2 win thanks to a hat-trick from Graydon Anderson and two goals from Ben Carey. Rowan Komylak had both goals in the Indy loss. Alex Scandrol made 22 saves in the win. In the next contest, Esmark goalie Hleb Subach made 27 saves as the Stars beat Tri State, 4-1. Jacob Stock had a goal and an assist in the win, while Dominick Kamssu scored the lone goal in the Spartans loss. In the third contest of the day, the guest Pittsburgh Penguins Elite got two goals from 2007-born standout John Mooney in a tough 4-2 win over CarShield. Tanner McKiven made 17 saves in the win, while Aaron VanWie had a goal and an assist in the loss. In the final game of the day, the guest Buffalo Jr. Sabres erupted for seven goals in a 7-1 win over Biggby Coffee. Owen Tylec had two goals and an assist and Patrick Morgan made 19 saves in the win. Alex Zelazowski scored the lone goal for Biggby in the loss.
T1ER 18U: Peyton Smith and Drew Spaulding each had a goal and an assist as the Indy Jr. Fuel topped the Tri State Spartans 6-4. Zander Lipsett had two goals and an assist for Tri State. Brendan Zupsansky potted a pair of goals for Biggby Coffee AAA in their 5-2 win over the Madison Capitols. Anthony Alvarado had a goal and an assist in the victory. Peter Baldwin registered a 21 save shutout and Brooks Willoughby-Ray grabbed a goal and an assist in Esmark’s 3-0 win over the Columbus Jr. Blue Jackets. Justin Kerr’s second goal of the game was the game winner in overtime as CarShield AAA beat the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 3-2. Brady Govern made 26 saves in the win. In the evening games, Esmark doubled up Madison 4-2, four different players provided the offense for the Stars. Nikita Volski grabbed the win in goal, he made 25 stops. After trailing 2-0 heading into the third period, the Buffalo Jr. Sabres scored five unanswered goals to beat the Tri State Spartans 5-2. Adam Gionta led all skaters with three points (one goal and two assists). Charlie Smith had two goals and an assist while Anthony Alvardo had a goal and two helpers as Biggby Coffee AAA took home a 4-1 victory over the Indy Jr. Fuel. Casey Seidl picked a pair of tallies and Brady Govero stopped all 18 shots he faced as CarShield shutout the Columbus Jr. Blue Jackets 3-0. Nick Puricelli also scored for CarShield.
T1ER 11U: The Esmark Stars turned away the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite in a 2-0 final. Goaltender Ixander Zamias earned the shutout win. CarShield AAA shutout the Tri State Spartans in a 6-0 final. Jack Flaugher scored a hat-trick and Noah Berryman totalled 4 points. Goaltender Clay Kramer took the win in the pipes. CarShield AAA added a goal in the third period to win 3-1 over the Esmark Stars. Goaltender Carter Althage took the win in net. The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite squad shutout the Tri State Spartans, 7-0. Nathan Goldberg scored 2 goals and dished out an assist as goaltender Collin Barley posted an 8 shot shutout.
T1ER 12U: CarShield AAA shutout the Tri State Spartans in a 7-0 game. Kane Baskett totalled 4 points and goalie Max Reisel earned the shutout win. The Pittsburgh Predators took a 3-1 win over the Sylvania North Stars. Connor Keelan added two points and goaltender Connor Hennessy stopped 22 shots. The Esmark Stars won 10-2 over the Jersey Whalers. Xyper Zamias added two goals and handed out two assists. Goaltender Xavier Haduch took the win in net. The Pittsburgh Predators beat the Jersey Whalers 11-2. Rowen Parker, Connor Keelan, Garrett Fetzko and Will Lyons had 4 or more points. Diesel Dunn got the win in net. The Cleveland Barons topped the Tri State Spartans 5-1. Dax DeLozier added two goals and goaltender Cooper Nordaune stopped 8 shots. The Esmark Stars shutout the Sylvania North Stars, 3-0. Ryder Martin dished out 3 helpers while goalie Xavier Haduch posted the shutout win. CarShield AAA blanked the Pittsburgh Rebellion, 2-0. Owen Kelsey scored and handed out an assist as netminder Braylon Douglas posted a 28 shot shutout win.
T1ER 13U: The Esmark Stars defeated Biggby Coffee AAA by a final score of 4-2. Trey Varga netted two goals and handed out an assist and goaltender Jacob Johnson stopped 20 shots. Omaha Mastery AAA blanked the Tri State Spartans by a final of 9-0. Sam Snyder and Charlie Barnes both added 3 points while goalie Isaac Pilcher got the shutout win. CarShield AAA defeated the Jersey Whalers in a 5-2 game. Wyatt Keevan and Conor Stark both added two points and goaltender Henry Skale stopped 23 shots. Biggby Coffee won in a shootout over Omaha Mastery AAA, 3-2. Aydin MacDonald, Maxwell Adam, and Xavier Asma all scored in the shootout and goaltender Ryder Owen got the win in net. The Jersey Whalers shutout the Tri State Spartans, 4-0. Trace Wozniak netted two goals and Christian Karas posted the shutout after stopping 30 shots. After trailing most of the game, CarShield AAA took an overtime win over the Esmark Stars, 4-3. Ian Hendricks scored the game winning goal, and goaltender Cameron Burle stopped 21 of 24 shots in the win.