NAPHL 16U 2013-2014

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Phoenix Firebirds 16U uses big second period to beat Detroit Falcons 16U, 8-0

Schwan SR-6    Thu, Sep 19, 2013

Phoenix Firebirds 16U scored three goals in the second period to pull away from Detroit Falcons 16U and clinch an 8-0 win.

Nikolay Knyzhov was all over the ice for Phoenix Firebirds 16U, as he registered two goals in the win. Knyzhov's tallies came at 16:13 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Phoenix Firebirds 16U and on the power play 11:21 into the third to make the score 6-0 Phoenix Firebirds 16U.

Phoenix Firebirds 16U pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 46 penalty minutes.

Phoenix Firebirds 16U stifled Detroit Falcons 16U's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Phoenix Firebirds 16U's offense rang up 31 shots on Detroit Falcons 16U's net. Phoenix Firebirds 16U found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Phoenix Firebirds 16U averages 4.5 goals per game. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with three goals.

Phoenix Firebirds 16U additionally got points from Ryan Neelan, who also had one goal and one assist and Rodahn Evans, who also racked up two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Sage Englund also scored for Phoenix Firebirds 16U. In addition, Phoenix Firebirds 16U received assists from AJ Arellano, Adam Curwin, Jacob Hayton, and Ethan Jones, who each chipped in one.

Detroit Falcons 16U was often in penalty trouble, totaling seven minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. Detroit Falcons 16U surpassed its season average of 29.0 penalty minutes per game. Detroit Falcons 16U got its opportunities on the power play, but did not convert any of its 13 chances.

Blake Bjella made 15 saves for Phoenix Firebirds 16U on 15 shots. Phoenix Firebirds 16U registered three goals on seven power play opportunities. For Phoenix Firebirds 16U, Noah Sparks was ejected from the game. Everett Calendine recorded 23 saves for Detroit Falcons 16U. Detroit Falcons 16U ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Petar Elieff was ejected from the game.