Marcel Camper – Royals Hockey Club 2 (Silver)
– Royals head coach Barney Weber described Camper as the “ultimate team player.” Accompanying his team-first mindset is a type of physical play that is a force to be reckoned with.
Riley Capecci – Holydell Hurricanes White (Gold)
– Capecci can skate circles around nearly any defender and is skilled in every aspect of the game. He’s expected to have his name all over the score sheet, and he has done so thus far, notching two goals and four points over two games.
Alvin Grubb – Team Philadelphia White (Silver)
– An incredible playmaker, Grubb has the ability to read the game with ease and create the best chances possible for his team. This ability has shown on the scoresheet, tallying two assists in his first game.
Adam Iles – Tomorrow’s Ice North Stars White (Silver)
– Iles’s playmaking ability is among the best in the age group. He has great puck handling and a superb passing talent, along with above average finishing ability.
Flint Kodak – Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black (Silver)
A power forward with a strong, accurate shot, Kodak is a tough force to contain in the Jr. Black Bears offensive attack. Willing to get physical to win puck battles, he can cause problems all over the ice.
Michael Rago – Royals Hockey Club 2 (Silver)
– Having a high hockey IQ can take you a long way and that is exactly what Rago possesses. His intelligence is often displayed in his timely passes.
Gareth Schoeffler – Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black (Silver)
A headsy centerman, Schoeffler never gives up on a play and does all he can to keep attacks alive. Always aware of where the best play is, he can use his strength and skill to execute to perfection.
Kyle Sigwart – Tomorrow’s Ice North Stars White (Silver)
– Sigwart’s sense for the net and shooting talent is something that instantly catches the eye. He possesses the speed to break away from the defense and also has the physicality to serve as a power forward.
Chase Strange – Royals Hockey Club 2 (Silver)
– Along with an elite scoring touch, Strange can easily slip by defenders with high level speed and elusiveness. Chase also plays with a gritty style that can fluster opponents.
Andrew Way – Holydell Hurricanes White (Gold)
– Captain of the Hurricanes, Way’s leadership and poise shows that his potential doesn’t just rest in his skill on the ice. Of course, having passing talent as good as Andrew’s certainly helps.
Ian Weber – Atlantic City Sharks (Gold)
– With great physical size for his position, Weber has the puck on a string whenever it is in his possession. Along with his good hands is an electric shot.
Russell Weber – Royals Hockey Club 2 (Silver)
– Using his explosive skating, Weber can create his own opportunities by laying the body on his opponents. He can also finish those opportunities with a supreme scoring touch.
Joe Duemmer, New Jersey Bandits (Silver)
– Strong two-way forward who works hard on both sides of the puck. Has a strong shot, has good hands, and makes good accurate passes.
John Cherubini – Royals Hockey Club 2 (Silver)
– Fast and physical are the best words to describe Cherubini. With his quick skating and hard-nosed playing style, he is quick to provide support in any part of the ice.
Aiden Donnelly – Tomorrow’s Ice North Stars White (Silver)
– Donnelly is a threatening presence all over the ice. He can shut down attacks with textbook poke checks while he can break down defenses with a wicked slapshot.
Grant Galvin – North Jersey Avalanche (Gold)
– A fleet-of-foot blue liner that can help in creating an attack from a defensive stop, Galvin is expected to be near the top of the Avalanche in assists. He has a decent start in that category, having an assist through two games.
Ethan Ives – Tomorrow’s Ice North Stars White (Silver)
– Ives is a big, physical defenseman that isn’t afraid to throw his body around to win battles for the puck. He also utilizes solid puck movement and a powerful wrist shot.
Allen Magie – North Jersey Avalanche (Gold)
– An offensively-gifted defenseman, Magie can send blistering shots from the blue line and has dynamic skating talents that allow him to create open space. The Avalanche can rely on him to generate chances from the blue line.
Ryan Roscoe – Atlantic City Sharks (Gold)
– A playmaking defenseman, Roscoe makes good use of his vision of the ice and physical play to spark offensive attacks for the Sharks. He is also efficient when skating in reverse, rarely getting beat while recovering defensively.
Lukas Stratton – Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black (Silver)
– Stratton is a defenseman that is strong and powerful on his skates. Able to move around the defensive zone with ease, don’t expect many opponents to be left unmarked when Maryland’s vocal leader is on the ice.
Jake Chromcik, New Jersey Bandits (Silver)
– Strong two-way defenseman who excels on both ends of the ice. Contributes as much defensively as he does offensively.
Kyle Foster – Rockets Hockey Club (Gold)
– One of the best netminders in the age group, Foster serves as an excellent last line of defense. Through two games in the showcase so far, he has saved 31-of-33 shots against in 85 minutes of ice time.
Ricky Gonzalez – Grundy Senators (Gold)
– Don’t try to sneak one by Gonzalez on his stick side, he’ll more than likely have it locked down. Paired with his good size, Ricky will definitely be tough to break through in net.
Ella Hydutsky – Team Philadelphia White (Silver)
– Hydutsky is a quick, agile goalie that can anticipate plays very well. There isn’t a weak spot for opponents to expose, making Ella a dependable presence in goal.
Gerhig Callahan – Atlantic City Sharks (Gold)
– Already 6’5”, 225 pounds at the age of 16, Callahan uses his frame effectively as both a center and a defenseman. In addition to a powerful shot, Callahan is also a great leader.
Trevor Hyman – Tomorrow’s Ice North Stars White (Silver)
– A true 200-foot player, Hyman is both a scoring threat as a forward and a solid defenseman. His offensive skill set stands out the most, as he has both outstanding passing and shooting abilities.