NAPHL 18U Playoff 13

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Lansing Capitals 18U uses shootout to best Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U, 5-4

Troy Sports 4    Sun, Feb 17, 2013

Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Lansing Capitals 18U defeated Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U in a shootout 5-4.

The shootout lasted for eight attempts between the teams. Lansing Capitals 18U's other shootout goal was scored by Mitchell Shier.

Lansing Capitals 18U overcame a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. Lansing Capitals 18U fell behind 3-0 after a goal by Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U's Jonathan Kasper at 3:09 in the second period. Lansing Capitals 18U tied things up at 4-4 on a goal by Zachary Roberts at 10:31 in the third period.

Lansing Capitals 18U forced Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U goalie Alex Androkites to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. Lansing Capitals 18U was ineffective while on the power play, as it was held to one goal off of 10 man advantages.

Lansing Capitals 18U was helped by Brad Reitter, who had one goal. Reitter scored 5:44 into the third period to make the score 3-3. Andrew Carreras assisted on the tally. Lansing Capitals 18U additionally got points from Ryan Polin, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Lansing Capitals 18U also got a goal from Tyler Bishop as well. More assists for Lansing Capitals 18U came via Trenton Kulczyk, who had one and Shier, who had two.

Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 24 penalty minutes.

Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U was led by Trevor Recktenwald, who tallied one goal and two assists. Recktenwald scored on the power play 5:44 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U. Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U had gotten the advantage when Lansing Capitals 18U's Roberts was sent off for roughing. Carmen Dalesandro picked up the assist. Joe Bender also scored for Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U. Other players who recorded assists for Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U were Ryan Lottes, Connor Cash, Anthony Parrucci, and Clayton Bouchard, who contributed one a piece.

Matthew Macinnis made 20 saves for Lansing Capitals 18U on 24 shots. Lansing Capitals 18U incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Androkites rejected 26 shots on goal for Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U. Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U registered one goal on three power play opportunities.