A look back at the action on Day 2 of Showcase in Romeoville
The second day of competition at the NAPHL East Showcase took place on Saturday. 10 teams in the 16U Division opened up play, while the teams in the 18U Division all played their third games of the event. Over three dozen scouts have been in attendance in the first two days.
If you can’t make it to the event in Romeoville, you can watch all the games live on FASTHockey.
Action photos of the event in Romeoville are available online through Gametime Sports Photos.
Here is a look at how each team fared on Day 2:
Atlanta Fire: The Fire dropped to 0-3 at the event in Romeoville as the lost 8-2 to the Pittsburgh Viper Stars on Saturday. Brysen O’Neil and Alex Sauer scored the goals for Atlanta. Nick Bretzger made 23 saves in the loss.
California Titans: Liam Stirtzinger had a goal and an assist, but the Titans were edged in a shootout by Omaha. Goalie Jason Semchak made 27 saves in the loss. Sam Batten had the other goal for California.
Detroit Falcons: The Falcons fell on Day 2 to the St. Louis Selects by a score of 4-2. Kyle Hooks and Bradley Kent scored the goals for Detroit. Goaltender Nate Klebe made 17 saves.
Indiana Jr. Ice: Joe Chitwood and Alex Huettl each had three point games as the Jr. Ice defeated the New Jersey Jr. Titans, 7-2. Ryan Theisen, Kyle Van Wyk, Evan Okeley and Drew Doyon had the other goals for Indiana.
Lansing Capitals: The Capitals took a point, but suffered their first loss of the Romeoville event with a 2-1 shootout loss against West Michigan. Matthew Husak had the lone goal in regulation and goalie Matt MacInnis made 14 saves in the loss.
New Jersey Jr. Titans: The Titans fell to 0-2-1 in Romeoville as they dropped a 7-2 decision to the Indiana Jr. Ice. Logan Fredricks had a goal and an assist and Thomas Godfrey scored his first goal of the season in the loss.
Omaha AAA: Vladyslav Slusarchuk posted his third straight win making 25 saves as Omaha stayed perfect in Romeoville with a 3-2 shootout win over the California Titans. Blake Copperud and George Gruber had the goals in regulation.
Pittsburgh Viper Stars: The Viper Stars remained undefeated in Romeoville with an 8-2 win on Day 2 over the Atlanta Fire. Carmen Dalesandro and Trevor Recktenwald each had five point games and Tanner Gilliland had a four point game.
St. Louis Selects: The Selects, who have the best record in the NAPHL 18U Division, moved further up the standings with a 4-2 win over the Detroit Falcons on Day 2. Alex Klaesner, Joey Lupo, Connor Kolb and Trevor Thornton all scored for the Selects.
West Michigan Hounds: Goaltender Philip Kuznetsov made 22 saves and stopped four of five shooters in the shootout as the Hounds edged the Lansing Capitals, 2-1. EJ Blakeslee scored in regulation and Brandon Wolfe and PJ Heger added shootout goals.
Atlanta Fire: The Fire fell in their opening game of the day, 2-1 in a shootout to St. Louis. Dillon Steh had the lone goal in regulation and goalie Robby Korb made 21 saves in the shootout loss. In the nightcap, Reagan Cink, Chase Pearson and Dillon Steh scored as the Fire handed Lansing just their second loss of the season. Connor Stewart stopped all 11 shots that came his way.
Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks: The Lumberjacks dropped their opener as they were edged by Lansing, 2-1. Michael Zenone scored the lone goal and goalie Evan Moyse made 36 saves in the loss. In the nightcap, the Lumberjacks were edged again as they fell to Pittsburgh, 4-3. Michael Tish, Tom Price and Jason Fritsche had Cleveland’s goals.
Detroit Falcons: The Falcons picked up a point in their opening game of the Romeoville event, but fell in a shootout to West Michigan, 3-2. Lewis Parris and Blake Carrick had the goals in the regulation for the Falcons and goalie Jorgen Johnson made 26 saves.
Indiana Jr. Ice: Indiana dropped their lone game of the day, a close 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Viper Stars. Ryan MacKellar and Bryan Tinney scored the goals for the Ice and goalie Darin Fox made 23 saves in the loss.
Lansing Capitals: The Capitals picked up a win in their morning game as they beat Cleveland, 2-1. Ronald Hein and Luc Wright scored for the Caps, who got 25 saves from Jacob Gwillim. In the nightcap against Atlanta, the Caps lost just their second game of the year as they fell to Atlanta, 3-1. Alexander Rowe had the lone goal in the night game.
New Jersey Jr. Titans: Anthony Cusanelli scored twice and Timothy Gelatt had a goal and assists as the Titans put up a great battle against Omaha, falling 5-4 in a shootout. Ryan Price had the other goal for New Jersey.
Omaha AAA: Playing without several regulars, Omaha stayed perfect on the season with a 5-4 shootout win over New Jersey. Ethan Montoya, Mark Whitney, Kyle Patava and Jackson Bond all had goals in regulation and Ethan Price had the shootout winner.
Pittsburgh Viper Stars: The Viper Stars remained perfect on the season with two close wins in their opening day in Romeoville. In the morning game, Wyatt Glover scored twice and Adam Pilewicz added another goal in a 3-2 win over Indiana. In the nightcap, a goal and an assist from Carter Ekberg gave Pittsburgh a 4-3 win over Cleveland.
St. Louis Selects: The Selects edged the Atlanta Fire, 2-1 in a shootout in the opening game of their Romeoville Showcase. Blake Williams had the lone goal in regulation and Austin Rueschhoff had the shootout winner. Goalie Samuel Boyer made 30 saves in the win.
West Michigan Hounds: The Hounds picked up a 3-2 win in a shootout over Detroit in their opening game of the East Showcase. Bailey Weber and Reid Weber scored in regulation and Logan DeJong-Seniff had the shootout winner. Chandler Reinking made 16 saves in the win.