NAPHL 18U 2012-2013
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California Titans 18U survives Phoenix Firebirds 18U comeback, wins 2-1
Story by Narrative Science.
Phoenix Firebirds 18U tried to dig itself out of a two-goal hole, but California Titans 18U held on for a 2-1 victory.
California Titans 18U's Jason Semchak was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 29 saves and let only one puck past him. The solid play of Semchak will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 2.44.
California Titans 18U stifled Phoenix Firebirds 18U's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
California Titans 18U also got a goal from Bryce Pate as well. Other players who recorded assists for California Titans 18U were Nicholas Wallace, who had two and Jay Clarke and Corey Pelone, who each chipped in one.
The Phoenix Firebirds 18U penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and one major for 29 minutes in penalty time. Phoenix Firebirds 18U had been averaging 15.0 minutes in penalties per game. Phoenix Firebirds 18U excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances.
More assists for Phoenix Firebirds 18U came via Sean Winikates, who had one.
California Titans 18U ended with 38 minutes in penalty time with four minors and two majors. Team's Sam Bratten and Mikko Kivinen were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game. Jaxson Gosnell made 25 saves for Phoenix Firebirds 18U on 27 shots. Phoenix Firebirds 18U registered zero goals on five power play opportunities. Phoenix Firebirds 18U ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Zachery Bryant was ejected from the game.