NAPHL event in San Jose moves to Day 2
October 19, 2013
It was an exciting first day at the NAPHL West Showcase at Sharks Ice in San Jose, with each of the 22 teams playing in one game. The weather outside was hot as was the play inside, as eight of the 11 games were decided by three goals or less.
The action continues on Saturday as the 16U Division plays two games each as does the Bantam Tournament Series (BTS).
18U Friday results
The 18U Division provided fans with the closest games of the day. In Game 1, California edged Anaheim, handing the Jr. Ducks their first NAPHL loss by a 3-2 score. Teemu Runsala scored twice and Joe Licata made 24 saves in the win. In Game 2, the Phoenix Firebirds got 21 saves from Connor Walker in a 4-1 win over Cleveland. Dylan Reed, Jay Forbes, Sean Winikates and Reed Miller all scored for the Firebirds. In Game 3, the Esmark Stars defeated the San Jose Jr. Sharks 5-2 on the strength of two goals from Carmen Dalesandro. In the final game of the day, Pikes Peak came from behind to defeat Pursuit of Excellence, 3-2. Ethan Sloat scored two, 3rd period goals to lead the Miners to victory.
16U Friday results
In the opening game of the day, California got a five-point night from Cody Key and a hat-trick from Dylan Miller in a 14-1 win over the Phoenix Firebirds. In Game 2, the Pikes Peak Miners got 27 saves from Ty Bever in a 3-2 win over the Pursuit of Excellence. In Game 3, Anaheim launched 50 shots on goal and got a 22-save shutout from Jeremy Blaustein in a 4-0 win over the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks. In the final game, San Jose got a late 3rd period goal from Matthew Ebertin in a 4-3 win over the Esmark Stars. Alec Bosnic had two goals in the losing effort for Esmark.
Bantam Tournament Series
In the opening game, the Anaheim Wildcats ’99 team shutout the San Jose Sharks ’00 team, 2-0. Justin Reed and Joey Lambur scored for Anaheim and Donovan Henry posted the shutout. In Game 2, the San Jose Jr. Sharks ’99 team defeated the Pursuit of Excellence, 11-3. Chase Edwards had a hat-trick in the win. In the final game of the night, the Anaheim Wildcats ’99 team defeated the California Titans, 7-4. Preston Park and Matthew Rodriguez each scored twice in the Wildcats win.