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Peoria F1 Festival Results

Peoria F1 Champions

Team and Individual Wiinners

8u Division

8u Champions

Prescott Storm

MVP

Kelzi Olson • Prescott Storm

TOP GOALIE

Dylan Foster • Knighthawks

TOP OFFENSE

Nate Magby • Knighthawks

TOP DEFENSE

Nicholas Lopez • Yuma Blaze

10u Division

10u Champions

Jr. Wildcats

MVP

Eli Shulman • Jr. Wildcats

TOP GOALIE

Jonathan Pool • Yuma Blaze

TOP OFFENSE

Brandon Gorzynski • Knighthawks

TOP DEFENSE

Matt Boelts • Yuma Blaze

12u Division

12u Champions

Yuma Blaze

MVP

Justin VanDeberg • Yuma Blaze

TOP GOALIE

Tatum Proud • Knighthawks

TOP OFFENSE

Dominik Barber • Jr. Wildcats

TOP DEFENSE

Landon Olson • Knighthawks

14u Division

14u Champions

AZ Royals

MVP

Matthew Gross • AZ Royals

TOP GOALIE

Dylan Sharkey • AZ Royals

TOP OFFENSE

Kelton Chadwick • Jr. Wildcats

TOP DEFENSE

Tatum Proud • Knighthawks

Midget Division

Midget Champions

AZ Royals Blue

MVP

Carter Newlin • AZ Royals Blue

TOP GOALIE

Nathan TePaz • AZ Royals White

TOP OFFENSE

Griffin Sherwood • Prescott Storm

TOP DEFENSE

Logan Estes • Yuma Blaze

Featured Players

From Peoria F1

8u Division

Nicholas Lopez
Yuma Blaze

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ASSISTS – 

Perhaps one of the most underrated young talents in the 8u division, his defensive skills last season were epic & earned him all-state recognition.  His 4 goals against the Jr. Wildcats at Peoria, tied the game & brought his Blaze Bros. to a 3rd place finish.  

10u Division

Adian Mullarkey
Jr. Wildcats

SHOTS ON NET – 32

SAVES – 22 

After sharing goalie duties last season on the 8u Knighthawks, this featured player accepted the Jr. Wildcats request to 'shut the gate' for them.  His tenacity in the net, propelled his Wildcat brothers to an exhilarating festival championship. 

12u Division

Emilio Wilson
Yuma Blaze

GOALS – 4

ASSISTS – 5 

Having been goalie for the undefeated festival season 10u Blaze 2 seasons ago, our featured player has returned with a vengeance after a 1 year hiatus.  His 5 assists was tops for the entire division & his playmaking ability led the Blaze to the 12u festival title. 

14u Division

Spencer Dolesh
Knighthawks

GOALS – 3

ASSISTS – 1 

Undeniably, one of the vital cogs in the Knighthawk 14u machine. His game tying goal helped seal the Knighthawks  breathtaking 5–4 victory over the Storm & pushed them into the title game against AZ Royals.  After goaltending for 2 seasons, his versatility has truly been a difference maker. 

Midget Division

Keegan Lamb
Prescott Storm

GOALS – 2

ASSISTS – 5 

Truly one of the enduring comeback stories in which his last IHAAZ play was 10 years ago. Putting up a chart topping 5 assists for the midget division has caught the attention of many & pushed his Storm brothers to the  edge of a championship.  HIs talent will be figuring in to many more incredible games. 

Action in Peoria

No, you aren't dreaming.  Yes, we had viking damsel warriors, battle hammer winners, the first all-girls team, BTM and Konixx Wheel booths at our first IHAAZ festival.  If what we saw at Peoria on December 16th – 18th is any indication as to where the 2017 season will be taking us, then we are in for one wild ride.  So fasten your seat belts and let's review all of the divisions, dramas and comebacks. 

8u Division

From the very first game on Sunday, it was very apparent that the Prescott Storm team was going to make some serious noise about being the team to beat for 2017.  After an opening 8–0 win over Yuma Blaze,  the Storm was poised to meet the Knighthawks that would make a serious challenge to their march to the championship. The Storm took an early 2–0 lead over the Knighthawks & it looked like another win.  But the Knighthawks regrouped in the 2nd period & after scores from Landon Jans & Hunter Mathews, the Knighthawks were right back in the drivers seat.  However, the Storms' almost impenetrable defense, led by MVP Kelzi Olson, would not relent.  In the end the Prescott Storm simply wore down the Knighthawks as the Storm took the game 5 – 3 & the 8u division championship. 

10u Division

No team would escape unscathed at the end of the day in the 10u division.  Regardless, the Jr. Wildcats put a hurt on last seasons' Storm state champions that started the 10u competition with 6 points from all–state selections Aiden Blondel & Eli Shulman, pulling out a 5 – 1 thumping of the Storm.  But it was the reloaded Yuma Blaze that put up a very lethal challenge to the Wildcats with the Blaze scratching out a relentless defensive battle & 3 goals from Cole Gebhart & Matthew Boelts putting up a 3 – 3 tie.  After escaping with a 5 – 4 win against the Knighthawks, which turned out to be the championship game, the Jr. Wildcats prevailed with an undefeated record & a 10u championship victory.

12u Division

The big question for the 12u division – will this be THE year for the Yuma Blaze?  Yuma has ended up in the state finals game just about every season for the last 5 years only to come up short each time.  Last season it was the Jr. Wildcats that surprised everyone by upsetting the Knighthawks in the state finals in sudden death overtime.  But with one of the strongest all-state scoring threats, Justin VanDeberg, returning, the Yuma Blaze looked very impressive at their first festival.  However, make no mistake, all teams will improve dramatically as the season progresses.  Yuma was challenged by the Knighthawks first time IHAAZ participant, Brandon Gorzynski, who put up 2 goals that had the Yuma faithful sweating a bit.  However, Yuma emerged with a 6 – 4 victory and a 12u championship with VanDeberg putting up 2 goals & 1 assist.     

14u Division

The AZ Royals have had a lock on this division since 2015 when the peerless Micah Lieb goalied his Royals brothers to a heralded state championship.  Things look like the Royals will have yet another banner season as they come into 2017 with an incredibly balanced offensive & defensive attack led by their outstanding goalie, Dylan Sharkey.  Perhaps also not surprising was the Knighthawks who fought their way to the championship game, going undefeated in their pool topping a very tough Prescott Storm team 5–4.  With Knighthawks coaches Sean Woodhouse & Mike Centa guiding this team for the last 4 seasons, their investment into the kids has truly paid dividends.   

Midget Division

Traditionally, the midget division has seemingly been relegated to 2 contending metro teams.  However, after the incredibly stunning upset victory by the Yuma Blaze last season, when they were first non-metro program to take an open junior division title in the 18 year history of the IHAAZ, has opened the floodgates of junior level talent that has been sitting on the sidelines.  That said, this division had 4 teams where any one could have won this first festival.  In a rematch from the state title game from last season, the AZ Royals Blue found themselves behind 2 –1 to the Blaze in the first period.  However, in the 2nd period, festival MVP Carter Newlin pumped in the go-ahead goal for the Royals Blue that gave them a very hard fought 4 – 3 championship victory.    

  

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