NAPHL event in Romeoville comes to an end
October 22, 2014
The final day of the second NAPHL event of the season wrapped up earlier this week with each team playing one final game on Monday. Over 40 scouts attended the event to watch some excellent and competitive hockey.
Here is a look at Monday’s results:
The California Titans completed a perfect run through the Romeoville event with a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Selects. James O’Donnell scored twice. St. Louis finished the event with a 1-4 record. Pursuit of Excellence won their final game via a 4-0 shutout of the Arizona Bobcats. Joseph McLeod stopped all 16 shots that came his way. POE finished the event with a 2-3 record, while Arizona went 1-4. The Anaheim Jr. Ducks defeated the Pikes Peak Miners 3-1. Paul Boutoussov had a two-point game as the Jr. Ducks finished the event with a 4-1 record, while the Miners went 1-4. The San Jose Jr. Sharks got 21 saves from Devin Cooley in a 3-1 win over HC Dallas. The Jr. Sharks helped their cause by going 4-0-1 at the event, while HC Dallas finished 2-3. The Madison Capitols completed a perfect 5-0 run through the event with a 3-0 shutout win over the Esmark Stars. Burton Rehm stopped all 20 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season for the now 1st place Capitols. Esmark finished the event with a 3-1-1 record. West Michigan finished on a high note with a 5-3 win over New Jersey. Kyle Berry registered three points in the win as the Hounds finished the event with a 1-3-1 record. New Jersey went 2-2-1. Omaha got two points from Phil Heisse in a 4-3 win against Philadelphia. Omaha finished the event with a very good 4-0-1 record, while Philadelphia went 0-5, which included two one-goal losses. In the final 18U game, Lansing edged the Minnesota Revolution 2-1 behind 25 saves from Andrew Kormos. The Capitals finished the event with a 4-1 record, while the Revolution went 1-4.
The California Titans edged the Pikes Peak Miners 3-2 in a shootout. Titans goalie Veeti Haapasalo made 32 saves in the win. The Titans finished the event with a 2-2-1 record, while the Miners went 0-4-1. Anaheim forward Justin Dixson had a hat-trick as the Jr. Ducks beat Esmark 5-1. Anaheim finshed the event with a 4-1 record, as did Esmark. Alec Zawatsky scored twice as Pursuit of Excellence beat MNEPDL Grey, 5-2. POE finished the event 2-1-2 and MNEPDL finished the event at 2-2-1. The Arizona Bobcats finished the event with a 3-1 win over the San Jose Jr. Sharks. Trevor Wightman had two goals in the win for the Bobcats, who finished the event with a 4-1 record. San Jose posted a 2-3 record. Omaha capped of a perfect 5-0 event with a 6-1 win over the Madison Capitols. Omaha is tied for the 16U Division lead with Anaheim, both with 9-1 records. Ethen Frank had a hat-trick and Jaden Anderson scored twice. Madison finished with a 2-3 record. Lansing beat St. Louis in a great back and forth game, 5-3. Ryan Hein had two goals and an assist to pace the Capitals, who finished the event with a 4-1 record. St. Louis finished the event with a 2-3 record. In the finale on Monday, HC Dallas picked up their 3rd win of the event with a 2-1 shootout win over Everett. HC Dallas goalie Hunter Smith made 28 saves in the win, as HC Dallas finished with a 3-2 record. Everett finished with a 1-1-2 record.