NAPHL 18U 2013-2014
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Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U survives penalties, beats Esmark Stars 18U, 3-0
Story by Narrative Science.
Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U, which found itself down a man often, weathered Esmark Stars 18U's power play opportunities and emerged with a 3-0 victory.
Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U was led by Evan Nyhus, who grabbed one goal. Nyhus scored on the power play 55 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U. Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U earned a power play opportunity when Jonathan Dagnal was put in the box for interference. Elijiah Barriga assisted on the tally.
Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Esmark Stars 18U to score on any of its seven power plays. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U additionally got points from Jake Fricks, who also had one goal and one assist and Paul Boutoussov, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U received assists from Connor Reed and Riley Hummitsch, who contributed one a piece.
Esmark Stars 18U was held below its usual level of production. Esmark Stars 18U averages 2.6 goals per game. Esmark Stars 18U's penalty kill unit could not stop Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U's power play, which converted on two of three opportunities.
Rock Boynton rejected 23 shots on goal for Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U. Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U ended with 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Barriga was ejected from the game. Brian Baker recorded 16 saves for Esmark Stars 18U. Esmark Stars 18U incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.