NAPHL 16U 2012-2013

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Detroit Falcons 16U uses shootout to best Phoenix Firebirds 16U, 4-3

Schwan SR-8    Sun, Dec 02, 2012

Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Detroit Falcons 16U defeated Phoenix Firebirds 16U in a shootout 4-3.

The two teams needed 12 turns to complete the shootout.

Detroit Falcons 16U overcame a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Detroit Falcons 16U trailed 3-2 after a goal by Phoenix Firebirds 16U's Alex Falk at 4:13 in the third period. Detroit Falcons 16U tied things up at 3-3 on a goal by Alexander Yunanov at 6:56 in the third period.

Detroit Falcons 16U found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Detroit Falcons 16U averages 1.8 goal per contest.

Detroit Falcons 16U was helped by Hunter Mrchigan, who registered one goal. Mrchigan scored 4:43 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Tyler Underwood picked up the assist. Blake Carrick also scored for Detroit Falcons 16U. In addition, Detroit Falcons 16U received assists from Garrett Medina, Justin Schebel, Michael Phillips, and Tyler Groth, who contributed one a piece.

Phoenix Firebirds 16U excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Phoenix Firebirds 16U got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game.

Phoenix Firebirds 16U was helped by Marcus Templeman, who finished with one goal and one assist. Templeman scored 2:37 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Phoenix Firebirds 16U. Jason Smith assisted on the tally. Phoenix Firebirds 16U also got points from Jack DAnna, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Phoenix Firebirds 16U were Carter Righi and Aleksei Gendron, who each chipped in one.

Corbin Kaczperski recorded 22 saves for Detroit Falcons 16U. Detroit Falcons 16U ended with 19 minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major. Detroit Falcons 16U ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Lewis Parris was ejected from the game. Phoenix Firebirds 16U's Christian Brown stopped 22 shots out of the 25 that he faced. Phoenix Firebirds 16U incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.