NAPHL 16U 2013-2014

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Curwin's hat trick boosts Phoenix Firebirds 16U over Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U, 7-5

Sharks Ice North    Sat, Oct 19, 2013

Adam Curwin netted a hat trick to lead Phoenix Firebirds 16U over Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U, 7-5.

Curwin notched his first tally 8:58 into the first period. He then added goals at 10:27 into the first and at 1:05 into the third.

Phoenix Firebirds 16U led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Phoenix Firebirds 16U's Sage Englund's scored at 11:58 in the third period to put Phoenix Firebirds 16U up 6-3.

Phoenix Firebirds 16U forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up nine minors and one major for 63 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 38.0 minutes per game Phoenix Firebirds 16U had been spending in the box. Phoenix Firebirds 16U kept Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U's goalie busy throughout the game, and Neven Dyer made 26 saves on 33 shots. Phoenix Firebirds 16U outdid its season average for goals scored. Phoenix Firebirds 16U averages 2.9 goals per game. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

Phoenix Firebirds 16U additionally got points from Englund, who also registered one goal and one assist, Jonothan Taylor, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Aryeh Richter, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Jack Johnson also scored for Phoenix Firebirds 16U. More assists for Phoenix Firebirds 16U came via Austin Wilks, Jacob Hayton, and Yehor Vinnytskyi, who contributed one a piece.

Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U averages 0.9 goals per contest. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game.

Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U was led by Donald Dickens, who had one goal and two assists. Dickens scored short handed 5:05 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U was on a disadvantage when Ryan Wessel went off the ice for roughing. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U also got points from Wessel, who also racked up one goal and one assist and David Jerome, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U also got a goal from Roman Hilabovich as well. Other players who recorded assists for Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U were Connor Kucharski, who had one.

Blake Bjella rejected 19 shots on goal for Phoenix Firebirds 16U. Phoenix Firebirds 16U registered two goals on six power play opportunities. For Phoenix Firebirds 16U, Noah Sparks was ejected from the game. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 16U registered three goals on 14 power play opportunities.