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NA3HL completes another outstanding Showcase

December 18, 2019

Justin Daly had four goals during the NA3HL Showcase for the North Iowa Bulls, who posted a perfect 3-0 record at the event.

The final day of the NA3HL Showcase took place on Tuesday, Decembr 17th in Blaine, Minnesota. The final day was highlighted by several close games, as teams tried to make one final impression.

The 2019 NA3HL Showcase set a new record for scouts as over 150+ scouts attended the event, which included scouts from the NHL, NCAA Division I and Division III schools, NAHL, ACHA, and more.

Tuesday's Box Scores

Day 3 recaps

Gillette 4 vs. NE Knights 3 (OT) - Declan Young found twine in overtime to help the Wild cap off an impressive comeback win over the Knights, 4-3. Nolan Murphy and Devon Butler put New England up early, but George Stilson pushed back for Gillette later in the frame. Chase Lapworth restored the Knights' two-goal lead before the end of the first. After a scoreless second, Nathaniel Fanning and Austin Newson struck three minutes apart to level things out for the Wild, setting the stage for Young's extra-period heroics. Brad Muzzarelli and Anthony Seykora combined for 16 saves in the Gillette cage, while Zach Rocarati stopped 19 for New England. 
St. Louis 7 vs. Louisiana 2 - Seamus Campbell scored twice, William Oliver made 23 saves and the Jr. Blues cruised past the Drillers 7-2. Evan Ross, Van Kraemer, Clayton Dawe, Mike Deeba and Jacob Wiethaupt rounded out the St. Louis scoring, while Grant Griffin and Ben Cope tallied for Louisiana. Daniel Sprague made 32 saves in the Drillers' cage. 
Peoria 4 vs. Mid Cities 1 - Hunter Leonhard got Mid Cities on the board first, but four unanswered from the Mustangs gave them the 4-1 win. Jared Wisely, Austin Keil, Quinton Murphy and Dillan Bentley paced the Peoria attack as Jaden Gardner made 37 saves. Noah Kinsinger turned aside 23 pucks for the Jr. Stars. 
Butte 6 vs. Long Beach 5 (OT) - Kyler Garsjo was the star of the show on Tuesday, scoring four times including the OT game-winner as the Cobras edged out the Sharks 6-5. Hunter Varney and Alec Sorby also scored for Butte, as Danny Fielding put in a shift in net. Zachary Ostrowski led with a pair for Long Beach, with Nicholas Garcia, Kyle O'Neill and Matthew Barnes joining him on the Sharks' scoresheet. Richard Prazan stood tall between the pipes for Long Beach. 
Maine 4 vs. Yellowstone 3 (SO) - Owen Dubois' shootout goal in the eighth round helped the Wild to a 4-3 SO win over the Quake. Dubois' also scored in regulation time, joining Jimmy Cabral and Luke Church in the Maine attack. Dylan Rumpke, Cade Rosansky and Jack Harris fueled the Yellowstone offense. Keenan Gamache took the win in net, making 31 saves for Maine, while Logan Cooksy faced down 29 pucks for the Quake. 
Rochester 3 vs. TX Brahmas 2 (OT) - A tightly-contested contest went the way of the Grizzlies, 3-2 over the Brahmas in overtime after Porter Haney's heroics. Peyton Hart and Devin Hays helped Rochester ahead early, but Andrue Trelstad and Findlay Wood lit the lamp to get the Brahmas back on even terms over the final 40 minutes. Mathias Backstrom's 19 stops earned the win, while Bryce Runyan suffered a tough-luck loss after 34 saves. 
Northeast 7 vs. Bozeman 3 - The potent Generals attack was at it again on Tuesday, as Kolye Bankauskas' hat-trick and Carson Asper's double helped their team to a 7-3 win over the Icedogs. Stephen Gerbis and Grigori Zemzer also scored for Northeast, while Andrew Bertolini, Luke Hartge and Hazen McKay netted for Bozeman. John Driscoll made 30 stops for the win, outmatching 27 saves from Domagoj Troha in the Icedogs' net. 
Skylands 13 vs. Breezy Point 4 - Skylands was in cruise control against the North Stars to close out the Showcase, riding four goals from Joseph Arnold and a pair apiece from Trevor Christopher, James Clarke and Jeremy Brassard to a 13-4 win. Dylan Dinzik, Thomas Hoffman and Trevor Souza also found twine for the Kings. Braeden Zaste led Breezy Point with two goals and a helper, with Zeph Goret and Jesse Zalka struck as well. Jacob King's 21 stops led the Kings to victory, while Nolan Foster made 15 saves for Breezy Point. 
Alexandria 3 vs. Atlanta 2 - A wild four-goal first period gave way to a 3-2 Blizzard win over the Capitals on Tuesday. Austin McNeil of Alexandria and Matthew Macumber of Atlanta traded goals in the first 14 minutes, before Ike Taraszewski and Dylan Carlson pushed the Blizzard ahead by a pair in the final two minutes of the period. Nikita Pecheritcyn put another on the board for the Capitals, but Bailey Rosch held strong in the Alexandria net with 10 saves in the game. Noah Ping stopped 17 for Atlanta. 
Great Falls 3 vs. L/A 2 - Levi Mese found twine twice in Tuesday's tilt to help the Americans hold off the Nordiques for a 3-2 win. Jake Hayes opened the scoring for Great Falls, but Peyton Hughes was there to respond for L/A. After Mese's first of the game, Joe Clark again leveled the affair with a Nordiques goal. Mese's second of the contest late in the third gave Great Falls the win. Viktor Wennberg made 25 saves for the win, and Brogan MacDonald turned aside 23 for L/A.
Granite City 5 vs. Coulee Region 3 – Troy Dahlheimer had two goals and an assist to lead the Lumberjacks to a 5-3 win on Tuesday. The Chill led 3-1 after one period, which included goals from Christopher Drews, Dylan Dent, and Joey Wiczek, while Dahlheimer had the lone goal for Granite City. In the 2nd period, the Lumberjacks tied the game as Ryan Pogue and Jacob Schuldt scored. In the 3rd period, Granite City completed the comeback as Dahlheimer and Kearby Larson scored. Granite City goalie Max Eilefson picked up the final, stopping all 12 shots he saw in the last two periods, while Michael Janke made 15 saves in the loss.

New Ulm 6 vs. Danbury 0 – Zac Hattan stopped all 16 shots that came his way as the Steel shutout the Colonials on the last day of the Showcase. Jacob Halvorson scored the first two goals in the 1st period, which gave New Ulm a 2-0 lead. The Steel broke open the game in the 2nd period with three goals as Nick Wieben, Tae Evans, and Jack Parks scored. Brian Oare added a goal in the 3rd period. Danbury goalie Michael Nardi made 19 saves in the loss.
Willmar 6 vs. Helena 3 – The WarHawks scored four goals in the final 12 minutes of the 3rd period to come from behind to beat the Bighorns, 6-3. Helena led 3-2 early in the 3rd period on two goals from Darren Donovan and another from Abraham Laggis. Willmar had goals from Brandon Holt and Tony Brings before starting their comeback in the 3rd period, which included another goal from Holt and others from Josh Hoffman, Danny Klatt, and Bowie Slarks. Gunnar Banks picked up the win in goal, while Bailey Bradford took the loss.
North Iowa 12 vs. Elmira 0 – The Bulls got a hat-trick and an assist from Sota Isogai as they dispatched of the Jr. Soaring Eagles, 12-0. The game was over early as the Bulls scored five goals in the 1st period, which included two goals from Isogai and others from Harrison Stewart, Justin Daly, and Jordan Roo. Daly and Roo would add their second goals of the game in the 2nd period to go along with a goal from Jackson Vercellono to make it 8-0. In the 3rd period, Isogai completed his hat-trick, Carter Wagner scored twice and Vercellono added his second goal of the game. Joseph Daninger made 15 saves in the shutout win, while Thomas Held made 46 saves in the loss.
Missoula 5 vs. Wausau 1 – Jr. Bruins goalie Seth Daniel made 41 saves to help his team to a 5-1 win on the final day of the Showcase. Missoula led from the get-go as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st period, which included two goals from Zane Cluphf and another from Cayce Balk. Mi-Kwan Tallman and Tyler Prince scored in the 2nd period to make it 5-0. Wausau’s lone goal came late in the 3rd period from Kasey Couture. Terran Mohr took the loss in goal, allowing four of the five goals and making 13 saves.
TX RoadRunners 4 vs. Milwaukee 0 – Cole Garver stopped all 20 shots that came his way to help the RoadRunners to a 4-0 win and perfect 3-0 record at the Showcase. After a scoreless 1st period, Texas took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period with goals from Logan Bellar and Brenden Fehlig. In the 3rd period, the RoadRunners put the game away with goals from Garrett Wilderman and Mason Evans. Milwaukee goalie Joey Greilich made 26 saves in the loss.
Sheridan 4 vs. NE Stars 3 (OT) – Kolten Wright had two goals, including the overtime-winner, and an assist to lead the Hawks to a 4-3 overtime win. Sheridan never trailed in the game as they got a 1st period goal from Blake Billings and two goals in the 2nd period from Anthony Fortin and Wright. The Stars got a goal in each period as Corey Tumenas scored in the 1st and 2nd periods and Nick Byron added a 3rd period goal. Wright scored on a breakaway 1:24 into OT. Sheridan goalie Luke Fundator made 21 saves in the win, while Casey Johnson made 21 saves in the loss.
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