U13 Napanee Stars battle to 3-3 draw, move into second place in playoff round

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The Goodyear U13 Napanee Stars had a sea-saw battle with Gananoque, settling for a 3-3 tie.  Maddux Hartwick, right off the opening faceoff, broke in with a harmless looking shot which found its way through the five-hole. The Isles replied before the five minute mark, adding another on the power play in the second. With six and a half minutes left in the game, the Stars’ opponents tallied again seemingly to put the contest out of reach. Walker Presley kept it close, however, jamming one in during a goal-mouth scramble.  With 100 seconds left, Hartwick scored the equalizer on a setup by Caleb Baker.  Shots favoured the Stars 30-18.  Presently, the U13’s are in second place in the five-team playoff round.  

-Saturday, the U15 Napanee Stars eked out a 4-3 home victory over Otonabee.  With only 1:26 gone in the game, Cal Wilson tallied on a quick snap shot. Liam Mulder made it 2-1 on a fine pass from Wilson in the second frame, but their lead was short-lived.  Late in the frame, Keagan York’s shot appeared to be stopped, but trickled by the net minder.  Not finished yet, the Wolves tied the score with fewer than five minutes remaining, but Oliver Kimmett, short-handed, would convert a Wilson pass for the winner. Shots were 29-22 in favour of Napanee.

 Earlier, the U15’s were solid winners over Frontenac 4-2. Wilson earned a natural hat trick. In the first, he banged in a puck that was sliding toward the crease.  In the second, he broke in alone, and a minute later got the winner.  Kimmett added to the total on the power play with a solid point shot. An errant pass late led to a breakaway goal, but goalie, Bauer Desveaux, was able to preserve the victory.   

-The D&D Electocraft U18 Napanee Stars lost 4-1 Friday in Douro facing the league leaders.  Dylan Kemp scored their only goal. Saturday, at home to the bottom feeding Campbellford squad, the U18’s cruised to an 8-2 victory.  Tie Wood, Luc Asselstine, and Caleb South each had a pair with singles by Kohen Carter and Tivon James. 

-The U11D Napanee Stars lost 3-1 in Tweed on Saturday. Their hosts tallied in the first, added a power play goal in the second before Clark McNeill scored in the third on a set-up by Colton Celestini.

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