Rockets Hockey Club (15-1-0) vs. MYHA Blue (10-3-0) – Sunday, Jan. 16, 8:00 AM
In a much anticipated rematch, MYHA and the Rockets will look to end their round robin slate on a positive note on Sunday morning. In their only head-to-head game this season, MYHA Blue handed the Rockets their only loss of the season in a 7-4 contest. Daniel McNelis scored two goals and added an assist while Kyle Metzler tallied 3 points in the win for MYHA. Austen Halleran starred for the Rockets in the loss, notching a goal and an assist. Good special teams play was key for MYHA in the win, as they went 3/7 on the power play while killing 3/4 of penalties against them. Disciplined play will be key for the Rockets to get revenge in the rematch. This game should be a thriller to open the final day of the tournament.
North Jersey Aspen Kings Blue (13-2-0) vs. Royals Hockey Club (9-5-1) – Sunday, Jan. 16, 8:10 AM
Sunday is a great day for hockey in the 14U AA division, as this game between the Aspen Kings and Royals will carry a lot of intrigue, as well. In their previous matchup, the Aspen Kings emerged as 6-2 victors. Jase Zangara netted a hat trick and added a pair of assists while Salvatore Mirra made 24 saves on 26 shots, helping North Jersey to victory. The Royals took a lot of positives out of the game, however. A strong second period effort yielded goals from Peter Pereborow and Shane Redden. The Aspen Kings did run into some penalty problems in the game, so discipline on their side and a strong power play for the Royals will be key factors to watch for in this critical matchup.
North Jersey Avalanche (13-2-1) vs. Ashburn Xtreme (9-4-0) – Sunday, Jan. 16, 9:40 AM
The final game of the round robin should be an intriguing matchup between the Avalanche and Xtreme. These teams met up in an early season matchup, with Ashburn earning a 5-3 win. For the Xtreme, Johnnie Kracke led the offense with 2 goals and an assist. Tyler Rounds also had a very good night in net, making 26 saves on 29 shots. For the Avalanche, William Ross scored a goal and an assist. The game did get a little bit chippy in the third period, but 3 Ashburn goals in the second were too much for North Jersey to overcome. The Avalanche ended the season on a tidy 4-game winning streak, however, so they will look to reverse this result on Sunday morning.