NAPHL 16U 2012-2013
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Pittsburgh Viper Stars 16U wins tough contest against Atlanta Fire 16U, 5-3
Story by Narrative Science.
The game between Pittsburgh Viper Stars 16U and Atlanta Fire 16U was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Pittsburgh Viper Stars 16U emerged with a 5-3 win.
Pittsburgh Viper Stars 16U gained the winning advantage on a goal by Anthony Franks 8:22 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer.
Franks had a great game for Pittsburgh Viper Stars 16U, netting two goals.
Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. Pittsburgh Viper Stars 16U was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 14 penalty minutes.
Pittsburgh Viper Stars 16U also got points from Daniel Staffen, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Adam Alavi, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Carter Ekberg also scored for Pittsburgh Viper Stars 16U. In addition, Pittsburgh Viper Stars 16U received assists from Tristan Ramage, Adam Pilewicz, Jonathan Dagnal, Matt Bour, and Austin Tonkovich, who contributed one a piece.
Atlanta Fire 16U was led by Jared McCracken, who tallied two goals. McCracken scored the first of his two goals at 10:15 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Tyler Gwyn provided the assist. McCracken's next tally made the score 2-1 Atlanta Fire 16U with 10:46 left in the second period. A hooking penalty on Wyatt Glover had put Atlanta Fire 16U on the power play. Chase Pearson assisted on the tally. Atlanta Fire 16U also got a goal from Brent Sweeney as well. Other players who recorded assists for Atlanta Fire 16U were Kyle Truax, who had one.
Andrew Walters rejected 19 shots on goal for Pittsburgh Viper Stars 16U. Pittsburgh Viper Stars 16U registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. Robby Korb recorded 20 saves for Atlanta Fire 16U. Atlanta Fire 16U incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.