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NA3HL Showcase Comes to a Close On Sunday

DECEMBER 19, 2016

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Lockport forward Blake Bennett had 11 points in three games at the Showcase, including a hat-trick on Sunday to help the Express to a 3-0 record.

The 2016 NA3HL Showcase came to a close on Sunday with all 48 teams in action for the third straight day.

A variety of NAHL and college scouts were on hand over the weekend to see some great action that featured a display of offense and competitive games.
“All indications are is that everyone involved was very pleased with the event,” said NA3HL Commissioner Denny Scanlon. “There was a very good scout turnout and I heard several comments that they were impressed with the competition. We have some very high level players in the league and I would look for even more advancement announcements in the near future.”

Congratulations are due to 11 of the 48 teams at the event who posted a perfect 3-0 record and included (alphabetical): Binghamton Junior Senators, Cincinnati Thunder, East Coast Minutemen, Gillette Wild, Granite City Lumberjacks, Lockport Express, Maine Wild, Metro Jets, New Ulm Steel, Willmar WarHawks and Wooster Oilers.

Sunday recap

Lockport Express 7 vs. Helena Bighorns 1-A hat trick from Blake Bennett helped the Lockport Express to a 7-1 win over the Helena Bighorns. Pavel Kovtunov, Frankie Bodami, Luca Mazzo, and Andrew Logar also scored for the Express, and Adam Apangalook netted one for the Bighorns. In net, Adam Partridge stopped 24 shots for Lockport, while Alex Kruger and Angus Campbell made 15 and 8 saves for Helena.

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