Day 2 of NA3HL Top Prospects sees flurry of offense
February 17, 2016
Day 2 of the NA3HL Top Prospects saw some more lop-sides games than Day 1. The Frontier, East and NA3HL 18U Selects Red Teams all moved their records to 2-0 with wins.
Almost 300 NHL, NCAA, ACHA and junior scouts checked into the event over the course of the first two days and many of them watched the NA3HL games in addition to the NAHL games going on at the same time. NAHL Central Scouting also has several respresenatives at the event for all three days.
The eight teams will play their final games of the event on Wednesday as the NA3HL takes center stage on both sheets of ice at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, MI.
You can watch the games live on FASTHockey
18U Selects Red 5 vs. Midwest 0 - Tyler Myers was superb between the pipes for NA3HL 18U Selects Red, as he did not allow a goal in a 5-0 victory over Midwest. NA3HL 18U Selects Red was led by Logan Orem, who registered one goal. Orem scored 5:12 into the second period to make the score 1-0 NA3HL 18U Selects Red. NA3HL 18U Selects Red kept Midwest's goalie busy throughout the game, and Ross Lipic made 35 saves on 40 shots. NA3HL 18U Selects Red also got points from Joe Nolan, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for NA3HL 18U Selects Red included Zac McKenna, Philip Pugliese, and Luc Kreuser, who scored one goal each. In addition, NA3HL 18U Selects Red received assists from Andrej Buchko, Sam Maddox, and Arturas Laukaitis, who contributed one each. NA3HL 18U Selects Red's Myers stopped 29 shots out of the 29 that he faced. Boxscore
Frontier 5 vs. West 1 - Jake Stephan had a standout game with 30 saves, and Frontier beat West 5-1. Frontier was paced by Nick Greene, who had one goal. Greene scored 2:15 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Frontier. Max Doner provided the assist. Frontier additionally got points from Nicholas Thompson, who also registered one goal and one assist, Josh Larson, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Tony Dahlberg, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Frontier also got a goal from Blake Babineau as well. In addition, Frontier received assists from Gavin Lubin, Brendan Jester, and Arseny Ivanov, who each chipped in one. Niklas McCallum also scored for West. More assists for West came via Joe Costello, who had one. West's Berglove stopped 36 shots out of the 41 that he faced. Boxscore
East 7 vs. 18U Selects Black 3 - Michael Tratar had two goals to lead East to a 7-3 victory over NA3HL 18U Selects Black. Tratar found the back of the net 19:16 into the second period to make the score 4-3 East and again while 13:49 into the third to make the score 7-3 East. East forced NA3HL 18U Selects Black's goalies to work all game long, launching 32 shots and forcing 25 saves. Max McConnell made 11 stops and Christian Sanzottera made 14. East additionally got points from Mathias Tellstrom, who also racked up one goal and two assists, Mike Zenone, who also registered two goals and one assist to lead the team in points, and Brendon Block, who also finished with one goal and one assist. East also got a goal from Tyler Zalecki as well. In addition, East received assists from Corey Siwula, Ricky Kwapich, and Rubin Chavarria, who contributed one each and Adam Schaffer and Dakota Ulmer, who each chipped in two. NA3HL 18U Selects Black was helped by Nick Mooney, who had one goal. Mooney scored on the power play 12:27 into the first period to make the score 2-1 NA3HL 18U Selects Black. Bryce Fisk picked up the assist. Others who scored for NA3HL 18U Selects Black included Tommy Stang and Ricards Bernhards, who scored one goal each. More assists for NA3HL 18U Selects Black came via John Greer, Sean Mallonee, Tanner Congdon, and Riley Keays, who contributed one each. Jacob Stack made 18 saves before being replaced by Kameron Limburg, who took the win and made eight saves. Boxscore
Central 6 vs. South 1 - Central had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-1 win over South. Central was sparked by Daniel Toycen, who finished with one goal. Toycen scored 10:27 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Central. Caleb Vosters assisted on the tally. Central additionally got points from Thomas Hanson, who also registered one goal and one assist, Austin Jackson, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, and Brett Gravelle, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Central included Russel Barone and Jake Borth, who scored one goal each. In addition, Central received assists from Joe Burgmeier, Jared Bromberg, Adam Orn, Taylor Trapp, and Timothy Hoffenkamp, who contributed one each. Andrew Wagner made 20 saves for Central on 21 shots. Sean Angle rejected 22 shots on goal for South. Boxscore