2022 NA3HL Showcase comes to a close on Tuesday
The highest scoring day of the 2022 NA3HL Showcase took place on the final day on Tuesday as teams and players had one more chance to make a statement.
A final day push by the West Division gave them the best record of the event as they overtook the Central. The Frontier also made a statement on the final day going 7-1.
Over 130+ NAHL, NCAA, and ACHA scouts checked in during the event, which also saw some NCAA Division I teams and coaches represented.
Divisional Records for the 2022 NA3HL Showcase
West: 13-4-1 (.750)
Central: 12-5-1 (.694)
Frontier: 14-9-1 (.604)
South: 8-16-0 (.333)
East: 4-13-1 (.250)
Day 3 Recaps
Northeast 5 vs. TX Brahmas 3 – Five different players scored the Generals who completed a perfect 3-0 record at the Showcase thanks to a 5-3 win over the Brahmas. The teams were tied at 2-2 after two periods as Tommy Lubin and Braeden Kennedy scored for the Generals, with George Keeley and Aaron Best answering for the Brahmas. In the 3rd period, the Generals pulled away with goals from Matthew Nuzzolilo, Michael Locke, and Davis Kinne. Best added a late goal for Texas. Luke Fundator made 28 saves in the win, while Riley Gorman made 45 saves in the loss.
Helena 6 vs. Norwich 2 – Camden Cunningham scored twice as Helena picked up their second win of the Showcase with a 6-2 win over Norwich. It was all Bighorns in the 1st period as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead with goals from Lyndon Orr, Mason Eggen, and two from Cunningham. Harlan Wojtusik and Darby McCarthy would add 3rd period goals. Both Sea Captains goals were scored by Jack Kinahan. Marek Andres made 22 saves in the win and Presley Patrin made 41 saves in the loss.
Gillette 5 vs. TX RoadRunners 3 – The Wild picked up their first win of the Showcase as they beat the RoadRunners, 5-3. Gillette led 3-2 after two periods as Wylee Gladen, Alex Waller, and Isaac Young scored for the Wild, while Matvey Ivanov and Tyler Singpradith scored for Texas. In the 3rd period, Ivanov scored his second of the game for the RoadRunners, but the Wild pulled away thanks to a pair of goals from Saizha Norwegian. Jake Turek made 21 saves in the win, while Hunter Hein made 46 saves in the loss.
Atlanta 13 vs. Bay State 7 – Atlanta put up an NA3HL Showcase-high 13 goals as Taras Korotchenko, Anthony O’Neal, and Nick Jameus all had six-point games in a 13-7 win over the Bobcats. The Capitals scored seven goals in the 1st period, two more in the 2nd period and four goals in the 3rd period. Korotchenko had four goals, O’Neal had three, and also scoring was Landon Welch, Caleb Crouch, Nick Refine, Brett Phillips, Nick Mumford, and Jameus. For the Bobcats, Landen Schoonover had four goals and two assists, Nate Mastrony had two goals and three assists, and Jordan Griffin had a goal.
Louisiana 6 vs. Long Beach 1 – Micah Maldonado had two goals and an assist as the Drillers posted a 6-1 win over the Sharks. It was all Drillers in the opening two periods as two goals from Maldonado, two from Brody Neish, and one from Colton Sebastian gave them a commanding 5-0 lead through two periods. In the 3rd period, Zac Kretzschmer scored for Long Beach with Aron Lundgren answering for the Drillers. Louisiana goalie William Carney made 28 saves in the win.
Yellowstone 6 vs. Danbury 2 – The Quake won their first game of the Showcase as Nick Cofer scored twice and had an assist in a 6-2 win. Cofer opened the scoring in the 1st period, but Danbury took a 2-1 lead in the 2nd period with goals from Denis Radchenko and Oleg Egorov. The Quake then responded with five straight goals as Cofer scored again and Brayson Bennett, Owen Schoonover, Teagan Scheurer, and Wyatt O’Donoghue scored. Quake goalie Steven Kelley made 37 saves in the win.
Bozeman 6 vs. Austin 1 – Six different players scored and Owen House had three points as the Icedogs came away with a 6-1 win over Austin. Bozeman opened up a 2-0 lead with goals from Magnus Lowham and Dominik Hauer. Austin made it 2-1 at the end of the 1st period with their lone goal from Nathan Clark. Cole Busher added a 2nd period goal and House, Kole Morris and Braden Koliha scored the 3rd period for Bozeman. Cam Milewski made 27 saves in the win, while Gavin Morris made 68 saves in the loss.
Badlands 4 vs. New Jersey 3 – The Sabres erased a 3-0 deficit and won their first game of the Showcase thanks to a 4-3 win over the Titans. New Jersey led 3-0 in the 2nd period on goals from Kurt Johnson, Nick Trabb, and Antonio Vidal. The Sabres stormed back later in the game as Hunter Walla recorded a hat-trick and Brady Ridnour also scored for the 4-3 win. Brady Devries made 34 saves in the win, while Daniel Antal made 39 saves in the loss.
Willmar 5 vs. Butte 4 – The WarHawks got two goals apiece from Blaise Schutt and Tyler Misialek in a 5-4 win over the Cobras. Willmar jumped out to a 3-0 lead with goals from Misialek, Schutt, and Luc Corbin. The Cobras stormed back with two goals from Luke Schleusner, and others from Nick Bradshaw and Patrick Crooks, but Misialek and Schutt lit the lamp again to secure the win for Willmar. Zackary Ortolano made 25 saves in the win and Caleb Cross made 35 saves in the loss.
Sheridan 5 vs. New Mexico 2 – Patric Loeffler made 49 saves to help the Hawks to a 5-2 win over New Mexico, which completed a perfect 3-0 run at the Showcase. Sheridan jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Jaxon Call and Makhai Sparks. New Mexico responded with goals from Jameson Klein and Evan Axell to tie the game at 2-2. In the 3rd period, the Hawks pulled away with goals from Parker Norling, Ryan McKenna, and McCaffrey Billings. Pierson Haislet mad 31 saves in the loss.
Milwaukee 4 vs. New Ulm 2 – The Power completed a 3-0 run through the NA3HL Showcase as they came from behind to beat the Steel, 4-2. The Steel had a 2-1 lead early in the 3rd period with goals from Aidan Swee and Vladislav Ostapenko, while Max Erstad scored for the Power. The Power then rattled off three straight goals in the 3rd period with tallies from Blake Keller and two from Tommy Kindinger to secure the 4-2 win. Adam Prokop made 25 saves in the win, while Dixon Ehlers made 30 saves in the loss.
Great Falls 2 vs. El Paso 0 – Americans goalie Jake Regan stopped all 35 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season as Great Falls blanked El Paso, 2-0. Both goals for the Americans came in the 2nd period as Wes Weisenburger and Jace Thompson both scored. Rhinos goalie Phillip O’Neill played well in the loss making 44 saves.
Alexandria 4 vs. Rochester 3 (OT) – The Blizzard secured a perfect 3-0 record at the Showcase with a thrilling 4-3 overtime win over Rochester. The teams traded goals throughout the game with the Grizzlies answered the Blizzard each time they scored in regulation. Ryan Hadland had two goals and Ethan Moerke scored in regulation for Alexandria, while Rochester goals came from Grant Dardis, Ryan Berglund, and Spencer Klotz. In overtime, Sean Kenny converted on a 2 on 1 for the game-winner. Kyle Abrahamson made 26 saves in the win, while Chris Brown made 41 saves in the loss.
Granite City 5 vs. Oregon 1 – Five different players scored for the Lumberjacks as they got their first win of the Showcase beating the Tradesmen, 5-1. Granite City opened up a 3-0 lead with goals from Zak Kennett, Luke Delzer, and Jack Louko. Oregon made it 3-1 with a goal from Christian Tavare. In the 3rd period, the Jacks pulled away with goals from Sam Brennan and AJ Schemenauer. Ryan Lehet made 18 saves in the win, while Tyler Fromolz made 29 saves in the loss.
Mason City 6 vs. Peoria 3 – The Toros scored the last three goals of the game to break a 3-3 tie and defeat the Mustangs, 6-3. Peoria scored first on a goal from Henry Griffin. Mason City took a 3-1 lead with goals from Jordan Newpower, Cullen Hogan, and Hayden Siegel. Peoria came back to tie the game at 3-3 with a pair of goals early in the 3rd period from Jaycob Bland. Later in the 3rd period, the Toros pulled away thanks to goals from Luke Robertson, Dylan Duckson and another from Siegel. Connor Graham made 54 saves in the win, while Cam Pendleton made 37 saves in the loss.
St. Louis 7 vs. Mid Cities 2 – The Jr. Blues completed a 3-0 run through the Showcase thanks to a 7-2 win over Mid Cities. Ken Henning scored twice in the win. The Jr. Blues jumped out to a 5-0 lead with goals from Carter Eifert, Connor McCaffrey, Jon Werner, Connor Westbrock and Henning. Mid Cities scored two goals in the 3rd period from Evan Ledeoux and Ilnur Madiarov, but another goal from Henning and one from Tommy LaVigne. Mason Brooks made 28 saves in the win.
Minnesota 5 vs. Wausau 4 – Five different players scored for the Loons as they survived a late comeback attempt by the Cyclones in a 5-1 in. Minnesota led 2-1 after one period with goals from Jack Kritzeck and Corbin Schiebel, while Gage Vierzba scored for Wausau. The Loons then took a 5-1 lead in the 2nd period with more goals from Jacob Behnke, Dmitri Kuleshov, and Cooper Brackett. Wausau made a comeback attempt in the 3rd period with goals from Kalob Paquin, Gabe Randel, and Hayden Shoemake, but could not get the equalizer. Keaton French made 34 saves in the win.