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Day Two of Dixon Cup Playoffs Concludes

February 17, 2024

The 2024 T1ER Dixon Cup Playoffs continued on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Saturday was full of excitement with semifinals games that were decided with plenty of surprises. 

The 16 and 18U divisions will be divided into a Gold & Silver Division, based on a combination of factors to enhance the competition, balance, and development of the players and teams participating in the league event. Each of those divisions will crown a champion. The 14 and 15U divisions will crown a singular champion for each age group. The 12 and 13U divisions will be getting a taste of the NAPHL for the first time this season, and have an opportunity to win a tournament-style event as well. 

Each age division will be split into brackets and will participate in a round-robin consisting of three games, taking place on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th. Individual bracket standings will influence the quarterfinal (12/13U), semifinal (14/15/16/18U), and consolation matchups on Sunday the 18th. Winners of the semifinals advance to Championship Monday. 

Complete T1ER schedule can be found here

All games are broadcasted live on NAHLTV

Digital Event Program

 

Day 2 recaps

18U: The Esmark Stars blanked Indy Elite 9-0. Alexander Thomas added two goals and Landon Buterbaugh took the win in net. The Maine Nordiques took a 5-2 win over Omaha Mastery AAA. Aidan Westphalen added two goals and an assist with Tyler Benjamin taking the win in net for Maine. The Tri State Spartans added two goals in the second period to end up with a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Little Flyers. Collin McCloud was great in net stopping 35 shots. The Philadelphia Hockey Club won 7-3 over the Colorado Springs Tigers. Kevin Walton netted two goals and goalie Lorenzo Rossi turned away 24 shots. Biggby Coffee AAA won in a 5-1 final against the New Jersey Titans. Brennan Green added two goals plus an assist and goalie Jonah Little got the win in net. The Seattle Kraken won 6-4 over the Northeast Generals. Nathan Rosenberg found the back of the net twice plus dished out three assists, and goalie Ryder Ness won in net. The Las Vegas Jr. Knights won in overtime against the Ontario Jr. Reign, 3-2. Ryan Pavlinskys netted the game winner, and goalie Zander Harp stopped 22 shots. CarShield AAA shutout the Madison Capitols by a final score of 8-0. Talen Garcia posted four points and goaltener Levi Niedert backstopped 14 shots in the win. The New Jersey Titans blanked Indy Elite by a final score of 6-0. Lachlan Haeger added two points and goalie’s Aidan Foley and Luc Beauparlant split time in net. The Seattle Kraken defeated the Ontario Jr Reign by a score of 4-2. Jeffrey Hershberger scored a hat-trick and goalie Cedric Hoe stopped 15 shots. The Northeast Generals dominated the Las Vegas Jr. Golden Knights in a 6-3 final. Jason Tucker netted four goals while netminder Carsten Komorowski stopped 22 shots. The Esmark Stars won in overtime against Biggby Coffee AAA, 3-2. Nikita Yalovoy netted the game winner in overtime and goaltender Hleb Subach stopped 32 shots. The Philadelphia Hockey Club won 4-2 over Omaha Mastery AAA. Kevin Walton scored twice and netminder Lorenzo Rossi stood tall in net for the win. The Maine Nordiques won 6-2 over the Colorado Springs Tigers, 6-2. Kaden Rehberger had a three point game and goalie Gavin Morris topped 21 shots. CarShield AAA defeated the Philadelphia Little Flyers by a score of 2-1. Brandon Catalano scored both CarShield goals and goalie Branson Appelman was great in net, turning away 26 shots. 

 

18U Gold Semifinal Matchups: 

#1 CarShield AAA vs. #4 Biggby Coffee AAA

#3 Esmark Stars vs. #2 Maine Nordiques

18U Silver Semifinal Matchups:

#1 Seattle Jr. Kraken vs. #4 Ontario Jr. Reign

#2 Northeast Generals vs. #3 Las Vegas Jr. Knights

 

16U: CarShield AAA added two goals in the third period to seal a 3-1 win. Brady Price scored the go-ahead goal and goalie Andrew Bely took the win in net. In an overtime game, the Philadelphia Hockey Club won 2-1 over Biggby Coffee AAA. Samuel Resto scored the game winner, and goalie Liam Slattery picked up the win. The Las Vegas Jr. Golden Knights edged the New Jersey Titans with a strong third period for a 5-4 final. Jaxon Sabataso added two goals and an assist while netminder Jacob Brumm stopped 26 shots. The Esmark Stars won in overtime against the Madison Capitols, 4-3. Julian Kemp scored the game winner, Robert Boord scored twice, and goalie Noah Fronhofer stopped 26 shots. The Seattle Kraken won 5-2 over the Philadelphia Little Flyers. Edward Sun and Max Germann both had a two point game and goalie Jaedin Mulvaney was great in net. The Maine Nordiques won 4-1 over the Tri State Spartans. Braeden Nelson had three assists while Indiana Billings took the win in net. Indy Elite topped Omaha Mastery AAA by a score of 5-1. Tyler Drounin had a two point game and goalie Andrew Stratton stopped 19 shots. The Colorado Springs Tigers won 6-3 against the Northeast Generals. Goaltender Connor McManus stood tall between the pipes stopping 19 shots on net. 

 

16U Gold Semifinal Matchups: 

#1 Indiana Elite vs. #4 New Jersey Titans

#2 CarShield AAA vs. #3 Las Vegas Jr. Golden Knights

16U Silver Semifinal Matchups: 

#1 Maine Nordiques vs. #4 Ontario Jr. Reign

#2 Colorado Springs Tigers vs. #3 Tri-State Spartans

 

15U: Esmark Stars won 8-1 against the Philadelphia Hockey Club. Derek Schliebner dished out four assists and goalie Nikita Oleksiienko stopped 20 shots. The Madison Capitols topped the Tri-State Spartans, 4-2. Cayden Block added two points and goalie Bruno Koch took the win in net. CarShield AAA topped the Philadelphia Little Flyers by a score of 9-1. Ryan Gissy scored three goals and an assist while goalie Chase Vogelgesang won in net. In a high scoring game, the New Jersey Titans won against the Maine Nordiques, 9-5. Lucas Shi added four assists and goalie Timothy Engleman stopped 29 shots. The Esmark Stars won in a shootout 2-1 over the Madison Capitols. Nar-Ulan Baiken scored a regulation goal and shootout goal. The Philadelphia Hockey Club won 5-3 over the Tri-State Spartans. Henri Gravel scored twice and goalie Jones Dunaj stopped 28 shots on net. The Philadelphia Little Flyers had a strong third period adding three goals to win 5-4 over the Maine Nordiques. Braydon Russo had a four point game and goalie Richard Geiser stopped 33 shots. CarShield AAA added two goals in the third period, sealing a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Titans. Ryan Gissy added two assists while Nathan Arnold was great in net stopping 17 tries. 

 

15U Gold Semifinal Matchups: 

#1 CarShield AAA vs. #2 Madison Capitols

#1 Esmark Stars vs. #2 New Jersey 

 

14U: Orange County Ice Dogs had a strong third period with two goals to beat the Seattle Jr. Kraken, 3-1. Stefan Kaiser netted both goals in the third period and goalie Mason Ollom took the win in net. In a shootout final, Biggby Coffee AAA defeated Omaha Mastery, 4-3. Stosh Freiburg scored a regulation and shootout goal in the win. CarShield AAA topped Indiana Elite, 5-3. Colton Hrubes dished out two assists and goalie Cameron Burle won in net. CarShield AAA beat Seattle Kraken by a score of 5-2. Colten Hrubes added two goals and an assist and goalie Henry Skale took the win. Omaha Mastery AAA beat the Orange County Ice Dogs 4-1. Sam Snyder had two goals and an assist while goalie Grady Curtis took the win in net. In overtime, Biggby Coffee AAA beat Indiana Elite, 2-1. Stosh Freiburg won the game in the extra frame, and goalie Ryder Owen stopped 25 shots. 

 

14U Semifinal Matchups: 

#1 Carshield AAA vs. #4 Indiana Elite

#2 Biggby Coffee AAA vs. #3 Omaha Mastery AAA

 

13U: Florida Alliance North won 2-1 against the Las Vegas Jr. Golden Knights. Goalie Riley Lincoln stopped 10 shots. The Sylvania North Stars shutout the Texas Tigers in a 6-0 contest. Cameron Sellers and Brycen Woodbury had a three point game. The Esmark Stars dominated Little Caesars Farmington Hills, 7-1. Asan Abdygulov scored a hat-trick and dished out three assists. Goalie Rocco Coljohn turned away 9 shots in the contest. CarShield AAA took a commanding win over the Tri State Spartans, 8-1. Kane Baskett scored a hat-trick and goalie Richard Whittler took the win. The Texas Tiger defeated the Las Vegas Jr. Golden Knights by a final of 6-1. Scotty Gose had two putaways and an assist while goalie Tripp Stovall won in net. Florida Alliance shutout the Sylvania North Stars in a 5-0 final. Alec Walker posted two goals and goalie Zakary Litchfield earned the shutout win. CarShield AAA won 5-2 over the Esmark Stars. Brayden Jang netted three goals and goalie Romanus Reilmann stopped 29 pucks. The Tri-State Spartans beat Little Caesars Farmington Hills by a score of 4-1. Goalie Biel Benito Guiterrez took the win in net. 

 

13U Quarterfinals Matchups: 

#1 CarShield AAA vs. #4 Las Vegas Jr. Golden Knights

#1 Florida Alliance vs. #4 Little Caesars Farmington Hills

#2 Sylvania North Stars vs. #3 Tri-State Spartans

#2 Esmark Stars vs. #3 Texas Tigers

 

12U: CarShield AAA edged the Seattle Jr Kraken in a 4-3 score. Seamus Larrigan posted two goals and Carter Althage got the win in net. The Sylvania North Stars shutout the Esmark Stars White, 4-0. Goalie Elliott Lewis posted a 10 shot shutout victory in net. The Esmark Stars Red squad blanked the Tri-State Spartans, 8-0. Goalie Isaac Helsel posted the shutout win. The Windsor Spitfires kept the Columbus Capitals off the scoresheet in a 10-0 final. Everhett Townswend scored four goals and goalie Cage Rainville posted a 15 shot shutout. 

12U Quarterfinals Matchups: 

#1 Esmark Stars Red vs. #4 Esmark Stars White

#1 Sylvania North Stars vs. #4 Seattle Jr. Kraken

#2 Windsor Spitfires vs. #3 Tri-State Spartans

#2 CarShield AAA vs. #3 Columbus Capitals

 

The NAPHL’s T1ER Playoff Championships (Dixon Cup) are named after Dean Dixon, longtime coach of the NAPHL’s Lansing Capitals, one of the charter members of the NAPHL. In the Summer of 2013, Dixon was diagnosed with brain cancer. Even though the tumor was thought to be inoperable, it was successfully removed, and Dean continued his fight through radiation and chemotherapy. On March 17, 2014, Dixon ultimately lost his battle with the disease, but his influence and legacy on the Capitals program and the NAPHL is something that will never be forgotten.

Along with the chance of winning a Dixon Cup Championship, players this weekend will have the opportunity to showcase their individual talents in front of many NAHL and NA3HL scouts. To this date, 45 T1ER players have signed NAHL tender agreements for the 2024-25 season.

Follow the action over the course of the weekend here on our website as well as on the league’s Facebook, Instagram, and X (Twitter). 

 

 
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