The NAYRHL Finals is officially under way, as three All-Star games kick off the festivities. The Stars and Stripes collided in the 10u, 14A, and 14AA/AAA divisions. The 10u Stripes defeated the 10u Stars by a score of 12-8. Alex Gattone (Gladiators 10AA) 4 goals, 1 assist and Tristan D'Elia (Gladiators 10AA) 2 goals, 3 assists led the Stripes offensively. Stripes goaltender Grant Gordon (LI 495ers) led all goaltenders by allowing only 3 goals on 20 shots.
The 14A All-Star game was a offensive explosion by the 14A Stars team. Seven different goal scorers tallied as the Stars won 12-3. Nabiel Kandiel (ISCA Grizzlies) led all goalies by allowing only 1 goal in a period and a half of play.
The 14AA/AAA All-Star game was the highlight of the night as the Stars and Stripes traded blows enroute to a shootout finish. The Stripes out lasted the Stars in the shootout for a 9-8 win. Matthew Strofe (Gladiators) scored three times for the Stars, while six different goal scorers tallied for the Stripes.
A great night of All-Star Hockey kicked of what is sure to be an amazing weekend at the NAYRHL Finals.