Iceland Hamilton Huskies
The Huskies not only earned their first win in an AHF showcase, but they established great team chemistry and rattled off three wins over four games on the weekend. The Huskies began with two great wins, including a 6-5 victory over the Rockets Hockey Selects in a shootout. After a tough loss to open their Sunday slate, the team bounced back with a 1-0 victory over the Mite A division’s North Jersey Blizzard. Anthony Latorre led the Huskies offense, scoring 10 goals over the weekend, including the game winning tally against North Jersey with 75 seconds left on the clock. After earning these wins, the Huskies will look to carry this momentum into future games.
North Jersey Blizzard
Going a perfect 4-0-0 during the Showcase, the Blizzard was able to move into second place in the Mite ADV division with an 8-5-0 record on the season. They outscored their opponents 41-9 over their four games, winning their games by a margin of an average of 8 goals. Their highlight of the showcase, however, was a hard-fought 5-4 victory over the division leading Ashburn Rebels. The team scored two goals in the third period to jump out to a lead that they would not relinquish. Kai Huang was the breakout performer for North Jersey, scoring 12 goals and 6 assists over the four games. Santiago Lopes was also a firm presence in net for North Jersey. The Blizzard will seek to make a drive towards the top of the division with more performances like this one.
West Chester Wolverines
The Wolverines played three games this weekend and won all of them, improving their record to a tidy 8-2-0. The team’s offense really shined bright, tallying 12 goals in one game and potting 9 goals twice. Their showcase-defining win came against the Ashburn Rebels, in which they scored 8 goals in the second period en route to a 9-5 victory. The Wolverines saw scoring contributions from nearly the entire roster over the weekend, but Danny Kane led the way with 3 goals and 5 assists. This performance gives West Chester the second best points percentage (.800) in the division, trailing only the New Jersey Outlaws. The Wolverines have established themselves as one of the best teams in the division.