February 18, 2013

NAHL Top Prospects Day 1 Wrap Up

The first day of the NAHL Top Prospects tournament is in the books and all three games saw exciting action for those in the crowd, the scouts, and all those people watching on fasthockey.com

The last game was a final score of Texas 5 and Frontier 3. In the game former Johnstown Tomahawks' player, Gage Christiason, had one assist (on Texas's first goal of the game) while having a rating of +1 and one shot on net. Texas also got the lead on shots 49-48.

Here's the official boxscore of the game.

The middle game of the day featured the Midwest playing the NAHL U18 team. One player from Johnstown is on the U18 roster, JB Baker. Midwest won the game in a shootout, 4-3. Midwest also won in shots, 51-48. Baker did not score in the game, nor did he take a shot in the shootout, however he did manage to fire four shots on net in the game. Also in the game playing for Midwest was former Johnstown forward, Brandon Brossoit. He did not register any points during the game, had a rating of -1 with two shots on net. Brossoit was the fifth shooter for Midwest in the shootout but he failed to score.

Here's the official boxscore of the game.

The first game of the day saw Dakota beat the Great Lakes, 3-1. The Great Lakes team is made up of players from the North division and from your Johnstown Tomahawks. In the game Casey Nelson, Andrew McDonald, Cody Gylling , and Mitch Kontny all saw playing time for Great Lakes. None of the four Tomahawks' representatives recorded any points and all ended the game with an even rating.

Nelson finished with zero shots, McDonald had three, Gylling had one, and Kontny had four shots on net.

The Great Lakes out shot Dakota in the game, 50-42. Great Lakes only goal of the game came in the first period to give them the 1-0 lead. Martin Gruse, captain of the Michigan Warriors, scored the goal at 18:04 with the assists going to Nick Horne (Port Huron) and Rick DeRosa (Port Huron).

In net the goalies spilt time as Port Huron's Max Milosek played the first thirty minutes of the game, making all 23 saves, and then Trevor Gorsuch played the last half of the game, making 16 saves on 19 shots.

Tomorrow Dakota will face off against NAHL U18 at 2pm. Followed by Midwest vs Frontier at 4:30pm. The night game will be Texas vs Great Lakes at 7pm, where the 'Hawks players will look to factor on the score sheet.

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