New Jersey Outlaws
The team staked their claim as a dominant force in the division, recording a perfect 4-0-0 weekend and a goal differential of +57. The team exploded for a big win over the Ashburn Rebels in their third game of the showcase. In that game, Rocco Luppino scored a hat trick and added four assists, good for an impressive seven-point outing. Aaralyn Shen also scored three goals and added three assists for a six-point game. Shen scored hat tricks in three of the four games and had two goals in the other game. The Outlaws excel at maximizing offensive output and limiting attacks, as they have only allowed an average of 5.2 shots on goal defensively over the course of the season.
West Chester Wolverines
The Wolverines started their season with a tidy 3-1-0 showing in the showcase, only falling to the New Jersey Outlaws. The team earned their first win in a 9-8 shootout win over the Ashburn Rebels before closing out the weekend with a pair of large wins. In their last game, against the Iceland Hamilton Huskies, Jacskon Mahalik netted five goals, taking them to the team lead with nine through four games. The Wolverines really found their legs after their first win and began firing on all cylinders, so expect it to continue in the future.
North Jersey Blizzard
Going 2-2-0 on the weekend, North Jersey had another strong showing on the AHF circuit. They opened the showcase with an win over Venom, which featured five goals off the stick of Miles Lee, contributing to his team-high 11 goals on the season. The Blizzard also topped Iceland Hamilton for the second time this season. Team points leader, defenseman James Wolfsohn, had his best offensive effort in this game as he had three goals and an assist. The team continues their trend of alternating wins and losses so far this season, as they stand with a 3-3-0 record with an even goal differential, but should they find a consistent offensive output, the Blizzard will be a team to watch.