NAPHL 16U 2012-2013

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Lansing Capitals 16U vanquishes California Titans 16U in shootout, 5-4

McKinney 1 North    Sat, Dec 29, 2012

Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Lansing Capitals 16U defeated California Titans 16U in a shootout 5-4.

The shootout lasted for nine attempts between the teams.

Lansing Capitals 16U came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Lansing Capitals 16U fell behind 4-2 after a goal by California Titans 16U's Ethan Somoza at 2:22 in the third period. Lansing Capitals 16U knotted things up at 4-4 on a goal by Wyatt Beard at 16:48 in the third period.

Lansing Capitals 16U kept California Titans 16U's goalie busy throughout the game, and Trevin Kozlowski made 33 saves on 38 shots. Lansing Capitals 16U found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Lansing Capitals 16U averages 2.9 goals per contest.

Lansing Capitals 16U was helped by Ronald Hein, who had one goal and two assists. Hein scored on the power play 1:42 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Lansing Capitals 16U had gotten the advantage when California Titans 16U's Somoza was sent off for cross checking. Nathan Rieman assisted on the tally. Lansing Capitals 16U additionally got points from Beard, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Austin Kuch, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Austin Robbins also scored for Lansing Capitals 16U. Other players who recorded assists for Lansing Capitals 16U were Keegan Weckesser and Alexander Rowe, who each chipped in one.

California Titans 16U's defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. California Titans 16U averages 1.8 goal allowed per game. California Titans 16U struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 14 penalty minutes for seven opposing power plays.

California Titans 16U was led by Brendan Harris, who registered two goals and two assists. Harris scored the first of his two goals at 19 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 California Titans 16U. Somoza picked up the assist. Harris' next tally made the score 2-2 with 13:03 left in the first period. Somoza assisted on the tally. California Titans 16U also got points from Somoza, who also finished with one goal and two assists. California Titans 16U also got a goal from Franklin Newman as well. More assists for California Titans 16U came via Will-Robert Johnson, who had one and Jacob Hamacher, who had two.

Jacob Gwillim recorded 21 saves for Lansing Capitals 16U. Lansing Capitals 16U incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. California Titans 16U registered one goal on two power play opportunities.