NAPHL 18U 2013-2014
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Gross leads Texas Tornado 18U to shutout victory over Pikes Peak Miners 18U
Story by Narrative Science.
Alex Gross was superb between the pipes for Texas Tornado 18U, as he did not allow a goal in a 3-0 victory over Pikes Peak Miners 18U.
Texas Tornado 18U forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up eight minors and two majors for 46 minutes in penalty time. Texas Tornado 18U had been averaging 20.0 minutes in penalties per game. Texas Tornado 18U put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Pikes Peak Miners 18U to score on any of its four power plays. Texas Tornado 18U kept Pikes Peak Miners 18U's goalie busy throughout the game, and Evan Smith made 33 saves on 36 shots.
Pikes Peak Miners 18U racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with nine minors and three majors for 83 minutes in penalty time. Pikes Peak Miners 18U surpassed its season average of 28.0 penalty minutes per game. Pikes Peak Miners 18U's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on nine Texas Tornado 18U power plays. Pikes Peak Miners 18U's offense operated below it season average. Pikes Peak Miners 18U puts an average of 3.2 pucks into the net per game.
Texas Tornado 18U's Gross stopped 25 shots out of the 25 that he faced. Texas Tornado 18U ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Miller was ejected from the game. Team's Jeremy Solat, Evan Dorwart, and Luke Slouka were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.