Connor Chilton netted a hat trick to lead California Titans 18U over Lockport Express 18U, 13-1.
Chilton got on the scoresheet 3:33 into the second period. He then added goals at 12:42 into the second and at 10:49 into the third.
California Titans 18U scored early and often, and held a 4-0 advantage after the first 20 minutes of play.
California Titans 18U pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 14 penalty minutes.
California Titans 18U forced Lockport Express 18U\’s netminders to work without much rest, launching 50 shots and forcing 37 saves. Sam Milne made 17 stops and Antonio Szpara made 20. California Titans 18U\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on six Lockport Express 18U power plays. California Titans 18U outdid its season average for goals scored. California Titans 18U averages 4.0 goals per game. California Titans 18U got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game.
California Titans 18U also got points from Jonathon Johnson, who also registered one goal and one assist, Dylan Denton, who also grabbed two goals and two assists, Nick Bortolotto, who also finished with two goals and three assists, Pascal Fleury, who also had one goal and one assist, Grant Minakawa, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Alex Scheiman, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Triston Mends, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Jarrett Sturtz also scored for California Titans 18U. Other players who recorded assists for California Titans 18U were Ty Proffitt, who had one and Kane Toriumi and Dylan Miller, who each chipped in four.
Lockport Express 18U\’s offense was handcuffed by California Titans 18U\’s defensive play, and Lockport Express 18U managed only 13 shots on goal during the game. Lockport Express 18U was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 34 penalty minutes.
California Titans 18U\’s Ryan OToole stopped 12 shots out of the 13 that he faced. California Titans 18U registered three goals on seven power play opportunities.