By: Sara Giles
We have kicked off the first day of the NAHL Future Prospects Tournament in Blaine, Minnesota. Over 50 teams in 14U, 16U, and 18U divisions all battle under the same roof of the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. The Future Prospects Tournaments give players the opportunity to play in front of NAHL Central Scouting, offering unique exposure for players all over.
Lighting the Lamp
In day one of the Future Prospects Tournament, six players scored five or more points in just two games. In the 14U division, Marcus Miller of Omaha AAA tallied two goals and five assists. For 16U, forward Devin Phillips netted one goal and six assists in two games played. Preston Park of the Ontario Reign 18U scored five goals today, including one game-winning-goal.
Shutout City, Population 7
Today’s matchups saw solid goaltending, with seven shutouts in just the first day alone. Those goalies that recorded shutouts were Dylan Sharkey of the Arizona Bobcats 14U, Jordan Eisenmann of the Ontario Reign 18U, Carson VanWinkle of the Everett Silvertips 16U, Indigo Kinzey of Tahoe Academy 18U, Jack Nowicki of the West Coast Renegades 14U, Gage Stewart of Thunder Bay 14U, and Dante Giannuzzi of Rink Hockey Academy 16U.
The Thunder Bay Kings 14U were the October FPT Champions and make their presence known at day one of the tournament with two dominating wins. In the first game, the Kings defeated the Everett Silvertips 7-0. Both Jack Michaelis and Jeremy Dunmore tallied three points each in the win. The Kings continued their success later in the day when they took on the Wenatchee Wolves. Thunder Bay won 3-1, giving them a 2-0-0 record heading into the second day of play.