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NAHL Shreveport Mudbugs partner with TPH

SHREVEPORT – The Shreveport Mudbugs are pleased to announce that Total Package Hockey (TPH) will provide all hockey operations for the new NAHL franchise.

TPH will be responsible for helping tender future Mudbug players, preparing and executing the NAHL Draft and will also support the franchise’s main camp. The Mudbugs hockey operations staff will be vetting out players for a September roster spot based on their ability, and more importantly, their desire to compete as well as their character.

Ducks to send teams to Chowder Cup Tournament

This July (13th-17th) the Point Mallard Ducks will send two teams to participate in the Senior Chowder Cup in Foxboro, Massachusetts. This tournament is one of the original summer showcase tournaments and provides a great opportunity for players to be seen by colleges from all over the US. It will serve as both an evaluation platform for prospective Ducks, and provide returning Ducks players a tremendous level of summertime competition. Ducks coach Tom Winkler is looking forward bringing in a great mix of veteran players and prospects to compete against teams from all over the US and Canada. “This is a great opportunity to show our prospective players how we operate, how we travel and do things while we are on the road. It will also provide us with an extremely competitive tournament, which we will use to set the tempo for the 2016-2017 season,” stated Coach Winkler.

If you would like to participate in this tournament, please contact Coach Winkler at 256-529-9007 or twinkler@totalpackagehockey.com.  More info is available on our website https://secure.pointstreaksites.com/files/uploaded_documents/2252/chowdercupinfo.docx

Season ends on a bittersweet note…

In the end, despite the 4-3 loss to Point Mallard on Friday, North Iowa won Pool A because they had the best goal differential (+2) in the games played between the three teams that finished the round-robin with a 2-1 record (North Iowa, Great Falls and Point Mallard). As a result and to take the next step, the two teams remaining after that three-way tie was broken were Great Falls and Point Mallard.  Therefore, because a tie had to be broken with only two teams remaining (Great Falls and Point Mallard) the result of their head-to-head match-up in the round-robin was the determining factor, which Great Falls won 2-1, thus resulting in Great Falls advancing to the Semi-Finals as the #2 seed from Pool A.

Point Mallard outlasts North Iowa, 4-3

 

The game between Point Mallard and North Iowa was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Point Mallard emerged with a 4-3 win.

Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Jake Champaign's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.

 

Champaign had two goals to lead Point Mallard to victory.

Point Mallard managed to stay out of the box better than usual, finishing with one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Point Mallard wound up below its season average of 5.0 penalty minutes per game. Point Mallard kept North Iowa's goalie busy throughout the game, and Zack St. John made 31 saves on 35 shots.

Point Mallard also had goals scored by Justin Dunn and Justin Delisle, who scored one goal each. More assists for Point Mallard came via Josh Hamilton, who had two and Ian Precht and Jake Cox, who contributed one each.

North Iowa forced Point Mallard goalie Cooper Seedott to work between the pipes, taking 40 shots. North Iowa did not rack up many penalties in the contest, registering just one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

North Iowa was helped by Connor Bump, who tallied two goals. Bump scored the first of his two goals at 2:13 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Ryan Durant picked up the assist. Bump's next tally made the score 2-1 North Iowa with 3:19 left in the first period. Joe Burgmeier provided the assist. North Iowa also got points from Durant, who also registered one goal and one assist. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Tommi Ahlgren, Eric Piatt, and Austin Jackson, who each chipped in one.

Seedott recorded 37 saves for Point Mallard. Point Mallard registered zero goals on one power play opportunities. North Iowa registered zero goals on one power play opportunities.

Point Mallard rips Yellowstone, 3-0

 

Point Mallard had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 3-0 win over Yellowstone.

 

Point Mallard was led by Justin Clark, who had one goal. Clark scored 16:27 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard. Matt Darnell picked up the assist.

Point Mallard's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Yellowstone power plays. Point Mallard forced Yellowstone goalie Lance Knudson to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots.

Josh Hamilton also scored for Point Mallard. Other players who recorded assists for Point Mallard were Jake Cox, Stephen Coulter, and Grant Dukus, who contributed one each.

Yellowstone stifled Point Mallard's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.

Point Mallard's Cooper Seedott stopped 20 shots out of the 20 that he faced. Point Mallard incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Knudson recorded 31 saves for Yellowstone. Yellowstone incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.

Great Falls survives penalties, beats Point Mallard, 2-1

 

Great Falls, which found itself down a man often, weathered Point Mallard's power play opportunities and emerged with a 2-1 victory.

 

Great Falls was paced by Malachi Bushey, who registered one goal. Bushey scored 7:51 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Great Falls. Adam Apangalook picked up the assist.

Great Falls' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on six Point Mallard power plays. Great Falls could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game.

Tyler Garcia also scored for Great Falls. More assists for Great Falls came via Wade Wylie, who had one.

Point Mallard was led by Josh Hamilton, who scored the team's only goal. Hamilton scored 18:52 into the second period to make the score 1-1.

Jake Stephan recorded 23 saves for Great Falls. Great Falls registered one goal on three power play opportunities. Cooper Seedott made 17 saves for Point Mallard on 19 shots. Point Mallard incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.

Point Mallard is Silver Cup Bound!

The Ducks took two hard fought games from Texas this weekend to wrap up divsional play in the Silver Cup playoffs and are headed to Romeoville, IL where they will participate in the NA3HL Silver Cup Championship March 29-April 3rd!

They will participate in pool play in the first round, with the two winners from each of the two pools advancing to the final four.

Point Mallard is participating in pool A:

North Iowa Bulls (Central Champs)

Point Mallard downs Texas, 4-1

Austin Weber's second period Power Play goal was the game winner in a Point Mallard 4-1 victory over Texas.  Josh Hamilton scored a short-handed goal and empty net goal to seal the deal.

The win by Point Mallard clinched the best of three series at 2-0.

Point Mallard's offense rang up 41 shots on Texas' net.

Assists for Point Mallard came via Jake Champaign, who had two and Chandler Brown, Jake Cox, and Matt Goodman, who contributed one each.

Texas was led by Bryan Whelan, who scored the team's only goal. Whelan scored on the power play 12:56 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas. Texas had gained a power play chance when Drue Amato was whistled for boarding. Ryan Dunner assisted on the tally.

Cooper Seedott rejected 22 shots on goal for Point Mallard. Point Mallard incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Brandon Perrone made 37 saves for Texas on 40 shots. Texas incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.