FALL League completes second event in Blaine
The NAPHL FALL League concluded their first event of the 2023-24 season with 10 games on September 17th at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.
This was the second NAPHL event of the 2023-24 season, which is the 15th season of the NAPHL. This will be the third season of the FALL League.
This NAPHL FALL League is designed to give U18 and U16 teams the ability to play in a league within a shortened window of time before the Minnesota and Wisconsin high school seasons begin.
Thursday: The Kenai River Brown Bears edged the Wisconsin Windigo in a 2-1 final. Sean Brown and Brayden Pelcl both scored as netminder Ryder Miskovich turned away 45 shots. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs shutout the Odessa Jackalopes in a 6-0 score. Goaltender Andrew Saxe earned the shutout win in net after stopping 13 shots. Forward Andrew Lindquist added two goals and Luke Giuliani scored twice. The Minnesota Wilderness topped the Janesville Jets in a 4-1 contest. Peyton Anderson was fantastic between the pipes after stopping 18 of the 19 shots he faced. The Corpus Christi Ice Rays defeated the St. Cloud Norsemen by a score of 7-3. Gabriel Otis stopped 15 of the 17 shots in the win. The Austin Bruins took down the Chippewa Steel in a 8-5 score. Austins’ Teis Larsen had a 4 point game, netting 3 goals and dishing out an assist.
Friday: The Kenai River Brown Bears added another win after taking down the Odessa Jackalopes, 5-1. Heath Nelson had a 3 point game with two goals and one assist. The Wisconsin Windigo blanked the Minnesota Wilderness, 7-0. Goaltender Mason Grenier turned away all of the 17 shots he faced. Fairbanks took a 9-2 win over the Austin Bruins. Brody Munnelly, Elijah Boden and Luke Guuliani all had a 3 point game. The Norsemen won 8-2 against the Janesville Jets after taking a 4-0 lead in the first period. Eugene Wegleitner III netted 4 goals in the win. The Ice Rays defeated the Steel in a 6-2 contest. Simon Mateas added two goals.
Saturday: The Fairbanks Ice Dogs added three goals in the third period to take a 6-2 win against the St. Cloud Norsemen. Owen Beyer scored a hat-trick in the game. The Wilderness shutout the Brown Bears in a 4-0 final score. The Corpus Christi Ice Rays defeated the Austin Bruins, 7-3. The Janesville Jets blanked the Odessa Jackalopes 3-0. Jack Templeton posted two goals in the contest. The Windigo took down the Steel in a 10-1 score. Elliot Yirkovsky added 3 points and goaltender Mason Spurlin earned the win in net.
Sunday: In a 10-3 final, the Corpus Christi Ice Rays picked up a win over the Minnesota Wilderness. Simon Mateas and Alexander Suvorov both scored two goals. In a 6-5 shootout, the Norsemen picked up the win over the Bruins. Eugene Wegleitner III and Evan Johnson both scored in the shootout. The Wisconsin Windigo earned a 3-1 win over the Janesville Jets. Goaltender Mason Grenier stopped 21 shots in the win. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs won 8-4 against the Kenai River Brown Bears. The Odessa Jackalopes defeated the Chippewa Steel, 6-3. Micheal Nessler added 4 points in the game.
Thursday: The Odessa Jackalopes scored in the third period to take a 3-2 win against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Marccus Anttila scored two goals in the contest. Janesville took down the Wilderness in a 5-2 final score after adding 3 goals in the third period. Cooper Zastrow scored twice in the win. The Chippewa Steel took a big win against the Austin Bruins in a 10-4 score. Niklas Schultz had a 3 point game with 1 goal and 2 assists. The Kenai River Brown Bears added a third period goal to extend their lead for the win over the Wisconsin Windigo, 3-1. Goaltenders Carson Hauger and Cole Sharrow split time in the win.
Friday: Fairbanks took a big win over the Bruins, 7-1. Cody Sawyer had a 4 point game adding 2 goals and 2 assists. The Janesville Jets defeated the Northeast Generals by a score of 8-2. Chase Crass scored a hat-trick in the win. Minnesota defeated Wisconsin by a score of 9-5. Neil Elsmore had a 4 point game with a hat-trick and an assist, while Luke Stuber netted a hat-trick as well. The Ice Rays added two goals in the third period to take a 6-3 over the Steel. Owen Barclay added two goals in the win. Kenai netted two late goals to take a 3-1 win against Odessa. Goaltender Lucas Baratti was near perfect, stopping 13 shots.
Saturday: Kenai River defeated Minnesota by a final score of 4-2. Pacey Adduono scored two goals in the win. Odessa scored twice in the third period to get a 2-1 win against Janesville. Ryan Ostermann and Marccus Anttila both scored. Chippewa defeated Wisconsin in a 6-3 game. Jaxon Flanagan scored two goals in the win. The Bruins scored a third period goal that would decide the game 3-2 against the Ice Rays. Maddox Chrisopherson scored the game winner. Team Alaska defeated Fairbanks by a final of 5-2. Goaltender Daniel Rady faced 37 shots and stopped 35.
Sunday: The Wilderness shutout the IceRays in a 4-0 score. Goaltender Liam Fish earned the shutout after stopping 31 shots. The Steel Edged the Jackalopes after scoring two goals in the third period, 3-2. William Savage and Jaden Dittberner both scored in the win. Janesville edged Wisconsin, 4-3. Goaltender Brady McFadden stopped 25 shots in the win. The Minnesota Lakers blanked the Austin Bruins, 7-0. Emerson LaRoche had a 3 point game and netminder’s Anders Ledell and Chris Bade split the net. Fairbanks netted three goals in the third period to take a 4-2 win against Kenai River. Goaltender Austin Norton played fantastic, stopping 33 shots.