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Tucson F4 Festival Results

Tucson F4 Champions

Team and Individual Wiinners

8u Division

8u Champions

Prescott Storm

MVP

Charlie D'Antonio • Prescott Storm

TOP GOALIE

Dylan Foster • Knighthawks

TOP OFFENSE

Nicholas Lopez • Yuma Blaze

TOP PLAYMAKER

Hunter Mathews • Knighthawks

10u Division

10u Champions

Knighthawks

MVP

Faith Debabneh • Knighthawks

TOP GOALIE

Avery MacKenzie • Prescott Storm

TOP OFFENSE

Zayne Maragh • Yuma Blaze

TOP PLAYMAKER

Kirsten Kaczynski • Jr. Wildcats

12u Division

12u Champions

Yuma Blaze

MVP

Jackson Gebhart • Yuma Blaze

TOP GOALIE

Tyler Offenbacker • Jr. Wildcats

TOP OFFENSE

Dominik Barber • Jr. Wildcats

TOP PLAYMAKER

Brandon Ott • Yuma Blaze

14uA Division

14uA Champions

San Diego Selects

MVP

Jake Dempsey • San Diego Selects

TOP GOALIE

Seth Miszkiewicz • San Diego Selects

TOP OFFENSE

Chris Vo •AZ Royals

TOP PLAYMAKER

Zac Miszkewicz • San Diego Selects

14uB Division

14uB Champions

Havasu Dust Devils

MVP

Clay Garnier • Havasu Dust Devils

TOP GOALIE

Brenden Rizzo • Havasu Dust Devils

TOP OFFENSE

Ranon Plett • Jr. Wildcats

TOP PLAYMAKER

Dominic Calia • Prescott Storm

Midget Division

Midget Champions

AZ Royals Blue

MVP

Tanner Castleberry • AZ Royals Blue

TOP GOALIE

Garrett Ruby • AZ Royals Blue

TOP OFFENSE

Keagan Lamb • Prescott Storm

TOP PLAYMAKER

Miguel Cazares • Yuma Blaze

Featured Players

From Tucson F4

8u Division

Elijah Simpson
Prescott Storm

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ASSISTS – 3

This pint-sized playmaker is truly a star in the making.  He leads his Storm brothers & sisters in assists (9) & is 2nd in total points.  His signature move is a 360º spin in the slot & then a backhand shot top shelf into the net.  With playmakers such as Eli, the Storm faithful is feeling confident.

10u Division

Cole Gebhart
Yuma Blaze

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ASSISTS – 1

Our featured player is perhaps one of the most under-rated athletes playing.  His passing & setting up plays for his Yuma brothers is invaluable.  The Blaze needed 3 scores to tie the Jr. Wildcats in Tucson & they got that & 1 assist from Cole.  He ranks 3rd in the division for assists & currently ranks 4th in total points.

12u Division

Kelton Chadwick
Junior Wildcats

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ASSISTS – 8

When the game is on the line, our featured player is the playmaker that makes things happen.  At the '16 state finals, his goal won all the marbles for his 12u Wildcats in sudden death.  This season, his 8 assists at the Tucson festival showed everyone his big game moxie that helped take down the tough Knighthawks 5 – 1.

14uA Division

Oren Strohm
AZ Royals

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ASSISTS – 3

Definitely a star on the rise, our featured player has the most assists (13) than any player in the division.  His 2 goals in the state title game last year against the Stealth was an indicator of this young man's true potential.  HIs presence in the game is a vital difference maker for the AZ Royals as he continues to elevate his game.

14uB Division

Jeremy Fleming
Prescott Storm

SHOTS – 103

SAVES – 82

After making the commitment to 'guard the gate' for his Storm team this season, our featured player has taken his gate keeping to the next level.  After facing the 3rd most shots and making the 2nd most saves out of all the divisions at the Tucson festival, the Storm can rest assured that Jeremy will be a warrior in the net.

Midget Division

Rhett Teeter
Yuma Blaze

SHOTS – 47

SAVES – 41

Last season, our featured player put on a goaltending performance for the ages as he single handedly shut down the AZ Royals & led his Blaze brothers to their first junior open division title in 18 years.  This season, his tenacity in net continues to inspire his team with stellar wins & fantastic finishes.

Action in Tucson

Wow.  What can one say when there is a bar to escape to without ever leaving the arena?  Better yet, since the festival was indoors inside the fantastic Tucson Indoor Sports Center, there was not one scintilla of evidence that rain was imminent outside.  Go figure.

For just the 3rd time in the 18 year history of the IHAAZ we were honored to have a California team join in our festival.  The San Diego Selects came, they competed and they had a great time playing in the 14uA division.  The Junior Wildcats program arranged to place a collection of top rec youngsters from their red hot recreational youth league into the 8u division.  And for the first time in quite a while, virtually every program had a team champion in an age division.   

So here we go reviewing the 6 age divisions that fought it out for top honors.

8u Division

Prescott Storm seems to have this division figured out - for now.  Their margins of points scored vs scored against by opponents continue to increase.  Their assists (19) were far & away the best of any team in the festival.  For the 4th festival in a row, the Knighthawks & Storm met in the division's final game with undefeated records.  However the Knighthawks were without their 'mini–me' phenom, Landon Jans, but their other outstanding scoring threat, Nate Magby, pulled up the slack as his 2 scores, in what turned out to be the championship game, kept his Knighthawks close.  It was the Jr. Wildcats vs Yuma Blaze game that left everyone drained as both teams put up a combined 20 goals that made the OK corral shootout look like a tea party.  Jr. Wildcats captain Tanis Pataky put up 4 goals & 1 assist to pace their victory over the Yuma Blaze 12–8 as the division's top scorer, Nicholas Lopez, put up 4 goals & 2 assists for his Blaze.  

10u Division

The post division ceremony transformed into a girl-power celebration that saw Knighthawks Faith Debabneh taking MVP, Jr. Wildcats Kirsten Kaczynski taking Top Playmaker and Prescott Storm's Avery MacKenzie taking top goalie honors.  But the team champion, for the 3rd festival in a row, was the Knighthawks.  The Knighthawks domination of the division was very apparent in their 10 – 2 beat–down of the 2nd place Junior Wildcats.  4 of the top 5 scorers were Knighthawks as they put up 46 points.  The Yuma Blaze came up just short in getting into the championship conversation as they put up a valiant battle with the Junior Wildcats as Blaze's Cole Gebhart & Zayne Maragh put up 4 goals & their goalie, Jonathan Pool making 24 saves as they preserved a 4 – 4 tie with the Wildcats.

12u Division

This division had all the drama & suspense that  seems to prevail every festival.  The Yuma Blaze, undefeated all season, had to endure the festival without their starting goalie, Ryan Lagunas.  3 teams had a shot at the title - Yuma Blaze, Knighthawks & the Jr. Wildcats.  Yuma put their go-to goalie backup, Jackson Gebhart, in net & from there on Jackson Gebhart simply got the job done.  But the game of the festival came down to Junior Wildcats vs Knighthawks.  After the Jr. Wildcats lost a 1 – 5 decision to the Blaze, head coach Jeremy Hiltabidel took his team leaders to the woodshed and injected a bit of 'incentive' into his troops.  In their next game with the very tough Knighthawks, All-state selection Dominik Barber took command and led his Wildcat team to a fierce and hard fought 5 – 1 victory.  The final game of the division came down to Yuma Blaze & Knighthawks.  Yuma goalie Jackson Gebhart struggled in the finale, but made the saves that counted.  Knighthawks' newest addition, Ryan Gorzynski and Yuma's scoring phenom, Justin VanDeberg duked it out trading goals.  In the end, the Yuma Blaze found an answer and responded with a thrilling 7 –6 victory.

14uA Division

It was obvious from the very first game of the division that the San Diego Selects were playing at a level that was simply above everyone else.  Their playmakers, led by the outstanding Jake Dempsey, put up an astounding 25 assists that put on exclamation point on domination.  The AZ Royals, led by their scoring leaders DJ Oldham & Chris Vo, propelled themselves into the anticipated matchup between the Royals & Selects which the Selects turned into an 8 –0 romp.  The Yuma Blaze posted a very respectable 3rd place finish after their starting goalie, Jose Godina, was once again unable to participate and backup goalie Jackson Gebhart took over & did an outstanding job taking a mind blowing 83 shots.   

14uB Division

Well, there is a new champion in town - by the name of the Havasu Dust Devils.  The Dust Devils scooted into the championship game as the #1 seed after a very tough 4 – 4 tie against the Prescott Storm in round-robin play.  Just as unexpected to see the Dust Devils in the finale, the Storm unexpectedly jumped into the other direction.  After their tie with Havasu, Prescott's defense went AWOL & their fine goalie, Jeremy Fleming, was subjected to a ridiculous 103 shots on net, the 3rd most in the entire tournament amongst all age divisions.  The Jr. Wildcats, meanwhile, took advantage of Prescott's absent defense, as the Wildcats' Ranon Plett & Kelton Chadwick combined for an 8 goal, 2 assist onslaught that put a 9 – 1 beat-down on the Storm in the Semi-Final.  In the finale, it was Havasu's newest addition of Clayton Garnier who kept finding the back of the Wildcats net for 3 goals, 1 assist and a 6 – 2 championship Havasu Dust Devils victory.    

Midget Division

The AZ Royals Blue once again made the key plays that gave them an undefeated 3 wins, 1 tie record, good enough for a championship victory.  But not before they were pushed to the edge by their own program's White team, handing them a 1 –1 tie.  The Yuma Blaze was just as obstinate, giving up just one goal to the Royals Blue, but by the same token, unable to score anything themselves as the Royals Blue squeaked by with a 1 – 0 shutout victory.  Once again, this division will very likely go down to the last second at state finals as virtually every midget team has the potential to emerge with a state championship.    

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