FALL League Playoffs get underway on Friday in Blaine
The NAPHL FALL League Playoffs got underway on Friday at the Super Rink in Blaine, MN, with each team playing in two games.
10 teams at the 18U and 16U level will compete for the title as this weekend will be an exciting conclusion to three very competitive events. This championship is scheduled alongside the T1ER Pre-Tender Release Showcase creates an exciting atmosphere that maximizes exposure for the athletes.
Each FALL League team will play four round-robin games with the top two teams in both the 16 and 18U Divisions advancing to the Championship Game on Sunday night.
Watch all the action live and exclusively on NATV.
Seminars: Saturday is the NCAA/Junior Hockey Seminars for players and parents. In an effort to provide more opportunity to T1ER/FALL teams in Blaine during the Showcase, the North American Hockey League and the office of the Director of Player Personnel is offering an education seminar to NAPHL T1ER/FALL teams. Craig Barnett will be discussing “The Path” to NCAA Hockey. The seminar will include climbing USA Hockey Develop Ladder, the levels of USA Hockey Juniors, and NCAA opportunities within NCAA Division I, III, and ACHA hockey along with NCAA compliance.
The 45-minute presentations will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm at the Grand Hall of the Welcome Center, which is the building located just to the right of the Super Rink.
Craig Barnett is the Director of NCAA Compliance Education for the NAHL and the Executive Director of the ACHA. He brings a wealth of knowledge as a former NCAA Division I Head Coach and Athletic Director.
There will be time at the end of each session for a Q&A. We believe the seminars are extremely valuable and hope that you encourage your players, parents and coaches attend.
Day 1 Recaps
FALL 16U: The Odessa Jackalopes took an overtime win against the Corpus Christi IceRays, 5-4. Ian Aitken and Aden Caness both had a 3 point game. Goaltender Mason Kelm turned away 33 shots in the win. The Chippewa Steel shutout the Austin Bruins, 3-0. Goaltender Davin Ellis earned the shutout win between the pipes. The Janesville Jets beat the St. Cloud Norsemen in a 11-3 game. David Moalusi recorded 3 points as the Jets outshot the Norsemen 43-9. Jets goalie Brady Mcfadden stopped 9 of the 6 shots he faced. The Wisconsin Windigo added two goals in the second and one in the third to take a 3-1 win against the Kenai River Brown Bears. Josh Graves and Brody Netzinger both recorded two points while goaltender McCullen Hayes stopped 27 shots. Scoring a goal in each period put the Fairbanks Ice Dogs ahead of the Minnesota Wilderness in a 3-2 final. Caden Ocken dished out two assists in the win. Corpus Christi defeated the Kenai River Brown Bears by a score of 5-1. Samuel Misak netted a hat-trick and goaltender Gunner Zosel was near perfect stopping 35 shots. The Chippewa Steel defeated the Fairbanks Ice Dogs after a strong third period push for a 4-1 score. Goaltender Davin Ellis was great in net stopping 18 of 19 shots. The Minnesota Wilderness took an overtime win over the Austin Bruins 2-1. Tate Swanson scored a goal and handed out the game winning assist. Goaltender Jacob Iallonardo got the win in net. The Janesville Jets earned an overtime win against the Wisconsin Windigo, 3-2. Owen Hoehn scored the game winning goal while goaltender Ethan Burkard stopped 17 shots. The Odessa Jackalopes won 7-3 against the St. Cloud Norsemen. Thomas Kaltenbach had a 4 point night and goalie Owen Debbert stopped 27 shots in the win.
FALL 18U: The Corpus Christi IceRays blanked the Odessa Jackalopes thanks to netminder Dalton Elliot stopping all 21 shots in the game. The Minnesota Wilderness snuck by the Austin Bruins by a score of 5-4. Alex Hall, Wyatt Mineheine, and Luke Anderson all had a two point game. Grant Hansen netted the game winning overtime goal for the Jets in a 4-3 win over the St. Cloud Norsemen. Goaltender Blake Craven was busy between the pipes stopping 19 shots in the win. The Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Wisconsin Windigo in overtime fashion, 4-3. Aidan Rabidequx netted the game winner while goaltender Ryder Miskovich stopped 17 shots. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs took care of business in a 5-1 win against the Chippewa Steel. Mario Bernard netted two goals in the win. The Corpus Christi IceRays topped the Austin Bruins 6-4. Simon Mateas and Andrej Kubala both recorded 3 points. Goaltender Logan Nowlin took the win in net stopping 22 shots. The Wilderness defeated the Steel in a 7-4 final score. Stratton Maas scored twice and handed out an assist. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs edged the Odessa Jackalopes, 4-3. Caden Speidel scored three goals and goaltender Kole Kronstedt picked up the win in net. The Wisconsin Windigo took a 4-2 win against the Janesville Jets. Michael Maillette had a 3 point game and goaltender Mason Grenier stopped 16 shots. The Kenai River Brown Bears won 6-1 against the St. Cloud Norsemen. Dylan Klomps and Sawyer Graubins both scored two goals. Goalie Caden Kubis stopped 15 shots in the win.