NAPHL 18U 2012-2013

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Atlanta Fire 18U outlasts Pursuit of Excellence 18U, 4-2

Troy Sports 2    Sun, Jan 20, 2013

Atlanta Fire 18U and Pursuit of Excellence 18U were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Atlanta Fire 18U made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2.

Atlanta Fire 18U gained the winning advantage on a goal by Brysen ONeil 5:04 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer.

Chris Timm was all over the ice for Atlanta Fire 18U, as he racked up two goals in the win. Timm scored at 10:32 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and again while 10:05 into the third to make the score 4-2 Atlanta Fire 18U.

Atlanta Fire 18U pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 34 penalty minutes.

Atlanta Fire 18U's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on six Pursuit of Excellence 18U power plays. Atlanta Fire 18U surpassed its usual scoring output this season. Atlanta Fire 18U has scored at the pace of 1.6 goal per game during the current campaign.

Atlanta Fire 18U additionally got points from ONeil, who also registered one goal and one assist. Mitchell McLean also scored for Atlanta Fire 18U. Other players who recorded assists for Atlanta Fire 18U were Gregory Johnson and Jon Flaig, who each chipped in one.

Pursuit of Excellence 18U's offense rang up 31 shots on Atlanta Fire 18U's net.

Pursuit of Excellence 18U was helped by Matthew Lueken, who had one goal. Lueken scored 10:21 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Pursuit of Excellence 18U. Brandon Duhaime provided the assist. Pursuit of Excellence 18U also got points from Kai Robinson, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. More assists for Pursuit of Excellence 18U came via Mark OShaughnessy and Tyler Barrett, who contributed one a piece.

Atlanta Fire 18U's Nick Bretzger stopped 29 shots out of the 31 that he faced. Atlanta Fire 18U registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. Cameron Smith recorded 13 saves for Pursuit of Excellence 18U. Pursuit of Excellence 18U ended with 21 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major. For Pursuit of Excellence 18U, Barrett was ejected from the game.