NAPHL 16U 2012-2013

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Rossbach's big game bests Detroit Falcons 16U in 5-1 Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U win

Troy Sports 1    Mon, Jan 21, 2013

Behind a great game by Trey Rossbach, who had one goal and two assists, Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U defeated Detroit Falcons 16U, 5-1.

Rossbach beat Jorgen Johnson with a shot 10:47 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U. Michael Ragone picked up the assist. Rossbach dished an assist on Nicholas Skaluba's goal that made the score 1-0 Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U at 2:55 into the first period. He added another helper on Skaluba's goal that made the score 5-1 Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U at 12:13 into the third period.

Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U was led by goalie Anthony Yamnitsky, who finished with 26 saves while allowing one goal. Yamnitsky certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 4.77 entering the contest.

Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Detroit Falcons 16U to score on any of its five power plays. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U surpassed its usual scoring output this season. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U has scored at the pace of 2.5 goals per game during the current campaign. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 30 penalty minutes.

Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U additionally got points from Ragone, who also registered one goal and one assist. Tom Price also scored for Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U. More assists for Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U came via Devon Belsito, who had two and Chris Humer and Blake Naida, who contributed one a piece.

Detroit Falcons 16U struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 42 penalty minutes for nine opposing power plays.

Johnson rejected 19 shots on goal for Detroit Falcons 16U. For Detroit Falcons 16U, Alexander Yunanov was ejected from the game.