Day 1 of NA3HL Top Prospects full of close competition
February 16, 2016
The first day of the 2016 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament featured some great and competitive games on Monday, with three of the four contests being decided by a goal and the fourth one being decided by two goals.
Day 2 is on Tuesday and fans can watch live on FASTHockey
East 4 vs. Midwest 3 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, East escaped with a 4-3 victory over Midwest. No lead was more than one goal during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Rubin Chavarria at 18:26 of the second period. Dakota Ulmer had two goals to lead East to victory. Ulmer scored at 12:36 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and again while 16:19 into the first to make the score 2-1 East. East kept Midwest's goalie busy throughout the game, and David Johnson made 39 saves on 43 shots. East also got a goal from Corey Siwula as well. Other players who recorded assists for East were Jason Watts, who had two and Mathias Tellstrom, Brendon Block, Michael Tratar, and Dylan Naumovski, who each chipped in one. Midwest forced East's netminders to work in net, totaling 32 shots and forcing 29 saves. Jacob Stack made 11 stops and Kameron Limburg made 18. Midwest was helped by Alex Klaesner, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Klaesner scored 1:11 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Midwest. Trent Kulczyk assisted on the tally. Midwest additionally got points from Daniel Dunaway, who also had one goal and one assist and Kulczyk, who also registered one goal and one assist. In addition, Midwest received assists from Justin Bioni and Thomas Kolaz, who contributed one each.
NA3HL 18U Selects Red 5 vs. Central 4 - NA3HL 18U Selects Red, which led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by Central and clinched a 5-4 victory. NA3HL 18U Selects Red led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when NA3HL 18U Selects Red's Philip Pugliese scored at 1:38 in the second period to put NA3HL 18U Selects Red up 4-1. NA3HL 18U Selects Red was led by Robert Flannery, who tallied one goal. Flannery scored 11:45 into the third period to make the score 5-4 NA3HL 18U Selects Red. Sam Maddox provided the assist. NA3HL 18U Selects Red additionally got points from Pugliese, who also grabbed one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for NA3HL 18U Selects Red included Cameron McAtee, Luc Kreuser, and Arturas Laukaitis, who each put in one. More assists for NA3HL 18U Selects Red came via Jake Cox, who had two and Bennett Witta, George Hansen, and Joe Nolan, who contributed one each. Central forced NA3HL 18U Selects Red goalie Zach Young to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots. Central was helped by Austin Jackson, who racked up one goal. Jackson scored 12:05 into the second period to make the score 4-3 NA3HL 18U Selects Red. Brett Gravelle picked up the assist. Central also had goals scored by Eric Arrigo, Trey McMillen, and Daniel Toycen, who scored one goal each. In addition, Central received assists from Joe Burgmeier, Nick Paulson, Collin Schieman, and Jake Borth, who each chipped in one. Tommi Ahlgren rejected 33 shots on goal for Central.
Frontier 6 vs. South 4 - Frontier survived a determined comeback attempt by South on the way to a 6-4 win. A goal by Cade Boreing put Frontier up 6-2 in the third period, but South pulled to within two on Alex Johanson's tally 16:00 into the third period. Tristan Henrichs was all over the ice for Frontier, as he grabbed two goals in the win. Henrichs' tallies came at 13:51 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Frontier and 4:05 into the second to make the score 4-2 Frontier. Frontier kept South's goalie busy throughout the game, and Brandon Perrone made 39 saves on 45 shots. Frontier additionally got points from Nicholas Thompson, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Frontier included Josh Larson and Nick Greene, who scored one goal each. More assists for Frontier came via Arseny Ivanov, who had three and Alex King and Kegan Couture, who contributed one each. South forced Frontier's goaltenders to work between the pipes, ripping 38 shots and forcing 34 saves. Stephen Frank made 17 stops and Jake Stephan made 17. South was helped by Ryan Dunner, who had one goal. Dunner scored 11:05 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Victor Ekk assisted on the tally. South also got points from Ekk, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Kyle Rimbach also scored for South. In addition, South received assists from Andrew Cooley, Kayne Fedor, Justin Dunn, and Colin OConnor, who each chipped in one.
NA3HL 18U Selects Black 3 vs. West 2 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as NA3HL 18U Selects Black defeated West in a shootout 3-2. The shootout featured 16 attempts between both teams. West got shootout goals from Jacob Drinkard and Austin Langworthy. In addition to the clincher, NA3HL 18U Selects Black got shootout goals from Ricards Bernhards and Bryce Fisk. NA3HL 18U Selects Black was helped by Nick Mooney, who racked up one goal. Mooney scored 19:06 into the first period to make the score 2-1 NA3HL 18U Selects Black. Ben Ratner assisted on the tally. Bernhards also scored for NA3HL 18U Selects Black. In addition, NA3HL 18U Selects Black received assists from Tristin Snyder, who had one. West was helped by Lucas Carroll, who registered one goal. Carroll scored 13:10 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Casey Esselman picked up the assist. West also got a goal from Joe Costello as well. More assists for West came via Paul Stehr, Tristan Mayer, and Tommy Giller, who contributed one each. NA3HL 18U Selects Black's Max McConnell stopped 34 shots out of the 36 that he faced. West took out Mac Berglove after he had made nine saves and installed Wes Paupore in goal, where he finished with 13 saves and the shootout loss.