Game 8: Detroit Little Caesars 6 – Sask Sting Elite 3
- Detroit win their first game of the tournament knock the Sting Elite to 1-1-0 in the process. James Stefan, the son of former NHL’er Patrick Stefan led the way for Detroit with 2 goals. Niklas Miller had 1-2-3 and Griffin Jurecki had 1-1-2. For the Sting Elite, big D – Jeremy Hancock had 1-1-2 with Conner Roulette and Rory Neill each had a goal. Both Jaxson Taupert for Saskatchewan and Zak Brice were solid.
Game 7: HPL Alliance 12 – Calgary Sting 0
- The Alliance are now 2-0-0 and have scored 22 goals and allowed just 2 through a pair of games. The Alliance were led by high end F – Kobe Verbicky with 2-3-5. Verbicky is heading to Yale and should put up some big numbers this coming season. Others having big games were Trevor Wong one again with 1-2-3, Craig Armstrong picked up a HAT TRICK, giving him 5 goals through 2 games. Jake Chiasson and D – Ethan Samson had 1-1-2 while Matthew Seminoff had 2-1-3 and Logan Stankoven with 3 assists. This team is loaded with high end prospects. Liam Vanderkooi stopped 7 shots for the shutout as they outshot the Sting 58-7.
Game 6: Team Manitoba 8 – SHA Rage 2
- Team Manitoba move to 2-0-0 and have scored 15 games in their first 2 games. A couple of the top prospects from the province of Manitoba had huge games with top 5 overall ranked Eric Alarie pickup 4-2-6 and Skyler Bruce with 1-5-6. Bruce should also go in the first couple rounds of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. High end Manitoba D – Hudson Thornton chipped in with 1-1-2. Josh Hoekstra and Brett Moravec scored for the Rage. In goal, it was Tyler Brennan for Manitoba and Logan Wilcott for the Rage.
Game 5: Minnesota Playmakers 4 – Rockford Jr. Icehogs 1
- The Minnesota Playmakers move to 1-1-0 after handing Rockford their first loss in their first game. They were led by one of the better 2004 born prospects from Minnesota with Nick Pierre picking up a pair of goals! Watch for this play in the future. Brody Lamb picked up a pair of assists. Hector Cumming had the lone Rockford maker. Gibson Homer stopped 38/42 for Rockford and Eli Andrews 13/14 for Minnesota.
Game 1: HPL Alliance 10 – Minnesota Machine 2
- The HPL Alliance enter the tournament as the likely favorites to win this years North American Hockey Class and they flexed their muscles in game 1 to a tune of a 10-2 win. Top 5 overall ranked Logan Stankoven fired home a HAT TRICK + 1 assist to lead the way. Fellow top 10 overall ranked Trevor Wong also had a 4 point game with 1-3-4, Craig Armstrong of Airdrie had 2 goals, Ty Mueller 1-3-4 and Kobe Verbicky with 1-2-3. All the big name players were outlined in yesterday’s preview sure started out on fire! Connor Mahony had 1-1-2 for the Machine. In goal, Matthew Syverson stopped 28/38 or the Machine and Cayden Hamming with 28/30.
Game 2: Sask Sting Elite 5 – Calgary Sting 1
- The favorite in this game also win by a comfortable 5-1 score. Kirk Mullen of Moose Jaw. D – Adam McNutt of Saskatoon and the Sting top offensive threat Conner Roulette of Winnipeg each pick up 1-1-2 for the Sting in the win. Ethan Gorniak who played in the Calgary Flames zone in Bantam AA last year had the lone Calgary Sting marker. In goal, Jaxson Taupert of Rink Hockey Academy stopped 17/18 and Dylan Kizlik stopped 31/36 for Calgary.
Game 3: Team Manitoba 7 – Minnesota Playmakers 6
- Team Manitoba was the favorite in this matchup and they also won thanks to some big performances by some top ranked Manitoba players. Aidan Litke and Mike Svenson who will both be heading to Rink Hockey Academy in the fall each had 2-1-3 as did fellow RHA recruit Skylar Bruce with 2 goals. Top 10 overall ranked Eric Alarie chipped in with 3 assists and Owen Wiehs with 1-2-3. For Minnesota, Blake Polifka had 2 goals and Tanner Brouwer had 1-1-2. In goal, Eli Andrews for the Playmakers and Carter Ullett for Manitoba handled the duties.
Game 4: Stars Elite 5 – SHA Rage 3
- Another favorite wins their first games thanks to a HAT TRICK from top 10 overall ranked Cole Sillinger! Sean Tschigerl who is ranked top 5 had 1-1-2 and 1st overall ranked 2004 born Matthew Savoie had 3 assists. High ranked D – Marc Lajoie picked up 1-1-2. For the Rage, Blake Eastman had 1-1-2 while POE’s Tyson Laventure had a goal as did Delta’s Spencer Shugrue. In goal, it was Logan Wilcott for the Rage and Owen Albers for the Stars Elite.
This Evening’s Games
Rockford Jr. Icehogs vs. Minnesota Playmakers
SHA Rage vs. Team Manitoba
Calgary Sting vs. HPL Alliance
Detroit Little Caesars vs. Sask Sting Elite