Team McClanahan takes inaugural All-American Prospects Game
Written By Kris Baker on Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 9/30/2012
The two teams raced out to a good pace from the opening draw, generating chances at both ends while exhibiting an excellent physical tone for the 100+ scouts and 5,519 fans in attendance. The teams were deadlocked until Minnesota commit Hudson Fasching crashed the net for an easy tap-in of a Fitzgerald feed to open scoring at 15:54 of the first.
Portland Winterhawks rearguard Seth Jones would keep the momentum rolling for Team McClanahan in period two, sending a quick shot from the point to make it 2-0 a little over six minutes in. Team McClanahan would add goals by Nebraska-Omaha commit Jacob Montgomery and Quentin Shore (Denver) to take a 4-0 lead into the second intermission.
Allen would get his pair in the final twenty minutes, corralling a bounce off the end-boards at 6:08 and later banging in a Frank Vatrano rebound. In between Allen's strikes, Dakota Mermis (Green Bay) would step up and whistle a wrister underneath the crossbar for Team McClanahan's fifth and final goal.