February 18, 2014

NAHL 2014 Top Prospects Tournament (Day 2 Review)

Today was the second day of the two day event for the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. Yesterday the North division shutout the South, 3-0. Today the North was on the other side of things, dropping their game to the Midwest division, 4-1.

Reinholz, Hall, and Bentzel were all held shotless and were minus one in the game.

Former Tomahawks' forward, Omar Mullan was in the lineup for Midwest and had a better game for himself than he did yesterday. Today in his team's victory he had an assist, was a plus 3 and also had 3 shots on net.

The North division once again had their two goalies spilt time in net. Today Springfield's Stefanos Lekkas started the game and played the first 30:08. He faced 9 shots and made 9 saves. Port Huron's Alex Blankenburg then played the rest of the game, making 6 saves on 8 shots picking up the loss for the North Division.

In the first game of the day, the South division played against the Central division, with Central winning the game 3-2.

Cody Gylling was playing for the South and didn't have any points in the game, was a minus 1 and had two shots on the net.

Evan Hesse played for Central, and he also had no points in the game, but did record three shots on net.

Hopefully in the next few days and weeks we'll hear that all three Tomahawks' have made college commitments, as all three players have deserved to play at the D1 level.

Mitch Hall is having a career year this season already posting 33 points (5 goals, 28 assists) and is a plus 18 in 46 games.

Last season, Tomahawks' top offensive defenseman was Casey Nelson. Nelson had 32 points in 52 games (10 goals, 22 assists) and was a minus 6.

Brandon Reinholz has matured this season, keeping his temper under control this season. Last year he was ejected five times last season, four of which were from abuse of official penalties. This year he has yet to be ejected from a game.

Reinholz has put up the same exact point totals this year as he did last year, only it's taken him less games to do it this year. In 47 games so far this season he has 32 points (16 goals, 16 assists). He's also a plus 5 this season, and has 88 penalty minutes.

Last year he registered 32 points (19 goals, 13 assists) in 53 total games. He was a minus 2 and racked up 126 penalty minutes.

Cody Bentzel has improved his offensive numbers over last season's totals, and has been a reliable d-man in his own zone. This season Bentzel has 8 points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 46 games. He's also a plus 7 and has 66 penalty minutes.

Last year he had a total of 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 50 games. He was a minus 2 and had 54 points.

So far this season a total of three players have made college commitments. Jaeckle and Meier with Air Force, and Bednard with Bowling Green.

1 comment:

Alan Bellomo said...

Two outstanding games this weekend. Kids really played their hearts out.