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Havasu F2 Festival Results

Havasu F2 Champions

Team and Individual Wiinners

8u Division

8u Champions

Prescott Storm

MVP

Rylee Hobson • Prescott Storm

TOP GOALIE

Adian Mullarkey • Jr. Wildcats

TOP OFFENSE

Landon Jans • Knighthawks

TOP DEFENSE

Brody Amon • Yuma Blaze

10u Division

10u Champions

Knighthawks

MVP

Brandon Gorzynski • Knighthawks

TOP GOALIE

Reece Curry • Knighthawks

TOP OFFENSE

Reed Rooke • Dust Devils

TOP DEFENSE

Cole Gebhart • Yuma Blaze

12u Division

12u Champions

Yuma Blaze

MVP

Trevor DiCori • Yuma Blaze

TOP GOALIE

Tatum Proud • Ladyhawks

TOP OFFENSE

Cole Gebhart • Yuma Blaze

TOP DEFENSE

Zak Proud • Knighthawks

14uA Division

14uA Champions

AZ Royals

MVP

Oren Strohm • AZ Royals

TOP GOALIE

Dylan Sharkey • AZ Royals

TOP OFFENSE

Ethan Centa • Knighthawks

TOP DEFENSE

Brad Carpenter • AZ Royals

14uB Division

14uB Champions

Yuma Blaze

MVP

Jackson Gebhart • Yuma Blaze

TOP GOALIE

Jeremy Fleming • Prescott Storm

TOP OFFENSE

Kelton Chadwick • Jr. Wildcats

TOP DEFENSE

Brandon Spitz • Dust Devils

Midget Division

Midget Champions

AZ Royals Blue

MVP

Joshua Thies • AZ Royals Blue

TOP GOALIE

Garrett Ruby • AZ Royals Blue

TOP OFFENSE

Griffin Sherwood • Prescott Storm

TOP DEFENSE

Miguel Cazares • Yuma Blaze

Featured Players

From Havasu F2

8u Division

Dylan Foster
knighthawks

SHOTS ON NET – 40

SAVES – 29

This second season goalie is exactly the resume for a featured player.  With an exemplary attitude & a workin' mans' commitment to his craft, he has his Knighthawks brothers on the brink of a championship.  Look for this young man at the helm for many seasons to come.

10u Division

Rachel Crabb
Junior Wildcats

G0ALS2

ASSISTS – 3

No player in the 10u division has the defensive tenacity as our featured player.  Not only did her defense allow the fewest shots to reach her goalie, but she is extremely lethal on a breakaway.  She can sling  biscuits into the oven with the best of the 10u division.

12u Division

Carter Robinson
Prescott Storm

G0ALS1

ASSISTS – 1

After achieving the distinction of being one of only 2 goalies to grab 2 state finals top goalie honors in 2 age divisions, our featured player was absolutely vital in leading his Storm brothers & sisters to last seasons' 10u state title.  He is just heating up for 2017, lookout!

14uA Division

Tatum Proud
Knighthawks

SHOTS ON NET – 67

SAVES – 57

After so many legendary goalies have played through the 18 year history of the IHAAZ, our featured player is in the same conversation.  Her continual push for excellence put her Knighthawks into only their 2nd open 14u title game.  Her gatekeeping for the Ladyhawks has been stellar all season.

14uB Division

Lucas Mertes
Junior Wildcats

SHOTS ON NET – 41

SAVES – 29

After initiating a game of 'duck–duck–goose' during a lull in game action at Peoria, our featured player has demonstrated his ability to lead those around him.  In spite of this being only his first season of tournament play, his game is elevating at a mercurial pace .

Midget Division

Cody Case
AZ Royals White

G0ALS – 3

ASSISTS – 1

Our midget featured player has continued to put a balanced game on both ends of the floor & has been a major reason why his 14u AZ Royals team won the 2016 state title.  His goal against the Yuma Blaze & assist against the Prescott Storm sealed the AZ Royals White silver medal finish.

Action in Lake Havasu

You've heard the postman's creed "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers".  Well...that was the same creed adopted by the Havasu faithful that when the puck dropped on Saturdays' games, the raindrops began to drop.  Dry mops were pulled out, towels unfurled and leaf blowers were plugged in and 2 hours later play resumed without any further hitch.  Nothing could dampen the spirits of the families that converged on Havasu for the 2nd festival of the 2017 season.  Let's see how the divisions played out.    

8u Division

This division was a carbon copy from the Peoria festival in December.  After the last second ticked off for the final game, it was apparent that the Prescott Storm is THE team in the drivers seat.  As much as the Storm could score points, their defense was all consuming as their fine, first year goalie, Zach Turner, saw just 10 shots come his way in 3 games.  But is was the 13 assists that the Storm racked up which shows that this team is loaded with playmakers.  The Knighthawks had the moxie to stay in their game against the Storm, but just ran out of answers before going down 3 – 0 in the championship game.  Knighthawks' scoring machine, Landon 'mini me' Jans, was spectacular, topping the scoring charts, but it was the Yuma Blaze that showed separation from the Junior Wildcats as they found another gear by the name of Nicholas Lopez and Brody Amon that kept the Blaze close in the tournament.

10u Division

The outcome of this division was turned upside down on its head from the Peoria festival.  The Knighthawks were firing on all cylinders as they went undefeated and took the title after putting a beat–down on Prescott Storm & Havasu Dust Devils before thumping the Junior Wildcats 7–3 for the title.  The Yuma Blaze showed, perhaps, the biggest improvement as they moved up to a 2nd place finish at the end of the day and gave the Knighthawks all they could handle before going down 5 – 1.  Before everything was decided, every team utilized a dual–goalie strategy EXCEPT for the Junior Wildcats who relied on their excellent goalie, Logan Mertes.  But as it turned out, the Knighthawks' tandem goalie strategy of utilizing both Reece Curry & Jeremy Widders in net, was the perfect combination that none of the other teams had an answer for.

12u Division

Once again, the Yuma Blaze laid down the gauntlet that they are the team to beat for 2017.  The one team that perhaps stands in their way going on to the other festivals will be the Knighthawks.  The Knighthawks and the Yuma Blaze are extremely well balanced, offensively, but that is where the similarity ends.  The Yuma defense is suffocating.  So much so that their stellar goalie, Ryan Lagunas, saw the fewest shots on net of any other team in the festival – 16 less than the Knighthawks.  But the team that showed a rejuvenated spark at the end of the day was the Prescott Storm as they upped their position to a decent 3rd place finish.  Their top trio of Wesley Amos, Carter Robinson & goalie Dallin McShane suddenly found the mojo that led them to the 10u state title last season after stumbling & sputtering in their opening games.        

14uA Division

What is not to like about the AZ Royals this season?  Their outstanding goalie, Dylan Sharkey, let not one biscuit into the basket, their offense is off–the–charts on fire and their defense is stifling.  Their coach, Brian McBride, just has to be confident that no matter how many horses he lets loose, he will keep his troops under control.  The Knighthawks put a beat–down on their round–robin opponents before meeting the AZ Royals in the 14uA finale, whereupon the Knighthawks simply could not run with the Royals horses, succumbing 0 – 8.  Knighthawks' outstanding goalie, Tatum Proud, took the 2nd highest number of shots on net of any other team in the division but was a warrior in the net allowing just 2 scores in their round–robin play.   

14uB Division

Yuma Blaze showed everyone just how outstanding the coaching staff at Yuma is.  After their starting goalie, Jose Godina, was unable to participate, the coaching staff worked Jackson Gebhart into the gatekeeper spot whereupon he got the job done leading his Yuma Blaze brothers & sisters to the 14uB championship.  Before the day was over, Gebhart would garner a shutout en rout to 9–6 victory over a very good Junior Wildcat team in the finale.  For the Junior Wildcats, it was the hot scoring tandem of Kelton Chadwick & Ranon Plett that tried to keep pace with the very balanced scoring of the Yuma Blaze, but simply could not keep up.    

Midget Division

The one division that is white–hot right now for 2017 is the Midget division.  Not in a VERY long time have so many teams in one division had so many weapons at their disposal.  And while scoring truckloads of points was not the big difference maker in the final outcome, making the fewest mistakes absolutely was.  Once again, no team escaped unscathed as the Prescott Storm put a 2–2 tie onto the AZ Royals Blue, eventual division champs.  The very big game of the night came down to the Storm – AZ Royals White matchup at the end of the night.  Storms' white hot scoring ace, Keegan Lamb, put them in the lead with an outstanding pass from Parker Coughlin.  But it was the Royals White Scotty Bird & Jordan Werner who scored the tying and go–ahead goals that gave the AZ Royals White the Silver medal.  It was festival MVP Joshua Thies & Peoria MVP Carter Newlin scoring the winning goal and assist that gave the AZ Royals Blue a 1–0 squeaker win over Yuma that gave them the gold medal.  This division will get VERY interesting as we get into the upcoming festivals. 

  

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