ESTERO, FL- Two-time Player Of The WeekPatrik Lietava staked his claim as the Jr. Blades number one goaltender with an outstanding 27-save performance to lead the way to the 4-1 win over the Steele County Blades Friday afternoon at Canlan Ice Rink.
Just five minutes into the first, Tomas Brezina earned the first tally of the battle with help from Jack Taylor and Quinn Shepard. Matt Colagiovanni scored the lone goal against Lietava to end the first 1-1.
[WATCH: Quinn Shepard’s Goal Against Steele County]
Shepard found his second point of the afternoon after Noah Reeser and Sam Storlie fed him the puck for a perfectly time shot that sailed into the back of Nick Konkel’s net. Holden Hertog widened the Jr. Blades lead with help from Brody Ormiston and Sebastian Falsetto. Storlie closed out the scoring with a short-handed tally that secured the Jr. Blades 4-1 victory over Steele County.
Patrik Lietava earned the win stopping 27 of the 28 shots faced, while Niilo Ventela takes the loss allowing three goals on 27 shots as Nick Konkel was in net for one goal.
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Forward: Spencer Sandberg, Toledo Cherokee
Sandberg, a 2000 from Fort Wayne, Ind., scored four goals and three assists for seven points at the USPHL Chicago Showcase, including a three-point game against Tri-City. He is now averaging a point per game this year with 11 points in 11 games.
Defense: Tim Organ, Toledo Cherokee.
In three games at the USPHL Chicago Showcase, the ‘00 native of Toledo scored six goals and added three assists for nine points. That vaulted him to the team lead in points, with 12 through 11 games. Organ had a six-point game (hat trick, three assists) against Tri-City, and a second hat trick vs. the DME Swamp Rabbits.
Article courtesy of www.usphl.com
EHF Selects teams were all over the MYHockeyRankings latest polls again this week. Here’s the latest for each division:
18U Tier 1 Elite
Despite suffering their first EHF Selects loss of the season in a 3-2 defeat to the Eastern Mass Senators, the Boston Junior Eagles (14-2-4, 98.71), remained atop the 18U Tier 1 Elite poll. Here’s your other five EHF Selects squads placing in the the Top 25:
8.) Top Gun (6-5-1, 97.06)
21.) GBL Junior Bruins (10-4-2, 96.85)
22.) Little Bruins (7-5-1, 96.75)
23.) Eastern Mass Sens (5-5-3, 96.52)
25.) Cape Cod Whalers (10-8-0, 96.43)
16U Tier 1 Elite
The Cape Cod Whalers (17-3-2, 96.58) are once again 6th in the nation and the Junior Eagles (12-4-2, 95.53) come in at 17th.
15U Tier 1 Elite
The Cape Cod Whalers organization continues to be represented in the polls, as their U15 Tier Elite squad (14-4-0, 92.63) came in at 16th in the country. Top Gun (10-1-0, 92.56) came in right behind The Whale at No.18.
18U Tier 1
The South Shore Kings (8-8-2, 92.10) cracked the Top 25 coming in at 24th in the nation.