NAPHL 16U 2012-2013

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Detroit Falcons 16U falls apart in second, loses to California Titans 16U, 8-1

McKinney 1 North    Sun, Dec 30, 2012

Detroit Falcons 16U allowed California Titans 16U to net four goals during the second period and fell, 8-1.

Ethan Somoza had one goal and four assists to lead California Titans 16U. Somoza scored 2:13 into the second period to make the score 2-1 California Titans 16U. Brendan Harris picked up the assist.

Detroit Falcons 16U's 12 penalties came back to haunt it, as Detroit Falcons 16U let up four goals while on the penalty kill.

Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 11:35 into the third period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with four game misconducts.

The California Titans 16U penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. California Titans 16U had been averaging 13.0 minutes in penalties per game. California Titans 16U excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. California Titans 16U outdid its season average for goals scored. California Titans 16U has scored at the pace of 5.6 goals per game during the current campaign.

California Titans 16U additionally got points from Juha Suni, who also finished with one goal and one assist. California Titans 16U also had goals scored by Will-Robert Johnson, who had three and Justin Apadoca, Tanner Dalton, and Danny ODonnell, who scored one goal each. In addition, California Titans 16U received assists from Evan Somoza and Tyler Morad, who each chipped in one and Cody Key, Jacob Hamacher, and Gregory Figg, who contributed two a piece.

Detroit Falcons 16U forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 10 minors and two majors for 80 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 16.0 minutes per game Detroit Falcons 16U had been spending in the box. Detroit Falcons 16U's offense was handcuffed by California Titans 16U's defensive play, and Detroit Falcons 16U managed only 11 shots on goal during the game.

Detroit Falcons 16U was led by Alexander Yunanov, who scored the team's only goal. Yunanov scored 23 seconds into the second period to make the score 1-1. Tyler Underwood assisted on the tally.

Patrik Jokela rejected 10 shots on goal for California Titans 16U. California Titans 16U ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Grant Minakawa was ejected from the game. Jorgen Johnson took the loss and made 19 saves before being replaced by Corbin Kaczperski who made three saves. For Detroit Falcons 16U, Underwood was ejected from the game.