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NAPHL Blaine Event Wrap Up - Tigers U18 Team Making a Run

By Staff, 12/04/18, 11:00AM MST


The fourth NAPHL event of the 2018-19 season wrapped up on Monday, December 3rd in Blaine, Minnesota, with the final games of the four-day event.

Teams made their final push before the playoffs which are set to begin in January (U15s) and February (U16/18s High Performance/Elite Divisions) in Michigan.

The next event takes place in Troy and Rochester, Michigan, from January 18-21, 2019.

Tigers U18s making serious run

The U18 Tigers made a serious push in the league standings going 4-0 for the second event in a row while adding eight points in the standings over the weekend. The 18s opened with a 5-2 win over Shattuck and followed that up in the evening with a come from behind 3-2 win vs Thunder Bay in a eight round shootout. Wins over Florida and POE pushed the team to ten straight wins in NAPHL action as the league breaks until mid January when teams travel to Detroit.

The U16s also found themselves going extra time in two of its four games.  After a opening day loss to POE the Tigers came back to grab a point against Nashville in a hard fought loss 2-3 in OT.  The nightcap saw the team continue to battle again needing extra time to grab a 2-1 shootout win over Arizona in a thrilling eleven round shootout!

Making sure they also played exciting extra time hockey the U15s went to OT in two of its games on the weekend while playing three one goal games. The Tigers prevailed in a exciting win against Florida  3:17 in to OT for a 4-3 win Sunday and finished the weekend just short in a 3-4 lose to Nashville in extra time. The U15 team NAPHL playoffs will be in January when they travel to Detroit.