Ashburn Rebels: The Rebels have played solidly in all of their games this season. Graydon Powers and Travis Brecht have led the way in goal-scoring, but John Ripke, Brodie DeVelli, and Henry Povlich have done a great job getting them the puck in prime scoring areas. Ashburn has been solid on the defensive side as well with only 11 goals-against in their four match-ups.
Patriot Selects: With only one game of AHF action, the Selects have shown the ability to move the puck around, with six players notching a point in the game– Patrick Knox, Justin Jackson, and Connor McGovern having a multi-point. On top of that, they only surrendered one goal, which shows they don’t skimp on the defensive side of the puck.
West Chester Wolverines: Things may have not been easy for the Wolverines, but they’ve stuck to it and kept grinding. Maksim Soumis, Jacob Cleaver, Joey Gilbert, Archie Strode, and Connor Oddo all have registered points for the team. They have kept to their game plan and played hard, showing the spirit of the game when they’re on the ice.
Hollydell Selects: Hollydell has played two tight games under the AHF banner. Roman Weed (3g, 1a) and Joseph Mastalski (1g, 2a) have shown off their offensive prowess, while Elvis Settlemyre has held his own between the pipes. With more games in this showcase to come, Hollydell will surely have many more players ready to get on the scoresheet and have a successful weekend.
Three New Competitors: This Showcase also welcomes three new competitors who haven’t played in the AHF this season. Hard Edge Selects, Aspen Aviators, and Pennsauken Pilots join in on the party this weekend, which should add to the solid competition we’ve seen already in the Mite B Division.
If you want a powerhouse team, that’s exactly what you will find with the Rebels. Through only three games, the team has racked up 70 (SEVENTY) goals and recorded a goal differential of +66 en route to a 3-0-0 record. They won two games by a 20-goal margain, including a 27-0 win over Hollydell. Sebastian Northup has 14 goals and an assist, averaging three points-per-game. Two other players on the roster also have double-digit goal tallies. In net, Emily King has been rock solid, putting up a stellar GAA of 1.33 after starting all three games. There doesn’t seem to be any stopping this dominant force in the Mite division.
Rockets Hockey Select
The Rockets have won each of their first two games, holding a 2-0-0 record with a goal differential of +4. It took a third period game-winner by Justin Yafimau to earn a 4-3 win over the North Jersey Blizzard in the team’s season opener, but the Rockets jumped out to a 5-1 lead over Jersey Shore after the first period in their next game, holding on to win 8-5. David Zhang leads the team in goals (3) and points (4), but each are very evenly distributed throughout the team’s starters. The team’s depth will play to their advantage as the year rolls on.
Jersey Shore Americans
Posting a 1-1-0 record through their first two games, the Americans have displayed a strong offensive attack, scoring 11 goals across those two games. They topped in-state rival North Jersey 6-2 to begin the season, thanks to a four-goal second period. Although they fell to the Rockets in their second game, they managed to score five more goals in an 8-5 loss. Connor Cyr and Rob McCarthy each have two goals on the season while Adam Davino’s three points leads the team. A resilient team, never count Jersey Shore out until the final buzzer.
West Chester Wolverines vs. Rockets Hockey Selects: West Chester has spread out their offense with eight players having multiple points on their roster with Logan Rubin leading the way with seven goals and 10 points. Leo Eckel, Emma Gaffney, Jonathan Roth, Jaxon Manchin, and Brayden O’Malley all have three or more goals on the season. The Rockets also have plenty of offense to give, with Justin Yafimau and Rylen Stecchini with hat tricks on the season. Twelve players on the Rockets have a point with Yafimau (9g, 4a) and David Zhang (7g, 3a) hitting the double-digit mark in points.
Jersey Shore Americans vs. Ashburn Rebels 2: Two of the top end teams in the division do battle at the end of the Showcase. For Jersey Shore, they have Rob McCarthy leading the way with 12 goals, but he’s one of the players on the Americans to excel at forward and defense. McCarthy is joined by Braedon Biruduraju (5g, 3a) and Nolan Kassa (2g, 4a) who are able to adapt to the different positions they’re put into. Ashburn has been a high-tempo offense, with three players with double-digit goal totals– Graydon Powers (23g), Travis Brecht (12g), and Oliver Adams (12g). Even with their high goal totals, the Rebels defense has been solid by giving up the second fewest goals in the division at 2.75 goals-against per game.
Skylands Selects vs. Igloo Night Kings: In their last meeting, these teams combined for 20 goals in a Skylands victory, so offense will be on display in this game. Skylands’ Nicholas Richards and Henry Gildea are leading the way for the Selects with 11 points, while Danny Gallucci and Benjamin Novak are tied with Gildea for the lead in assists with three. Igloo also touts some high offensive numbers with Evan Compagnola’s 14 goals and Zachary Hornung putting up eight of his own. Kyle Carella (4g) and Jonathan Grebavac(3g) have multiple tallies on the year for the Night Kings, as well
Ashburn Rebels (A) vs. Iceland Hamilton Huskies – November 6, 7:15 AM
A tough test for both teams, a huge Saturday will begin with this interesting game. The Huskies will look to earn their first AHF showcase win in this matchup. Defenseman Leo Gandolfo has been a leading force for the team, scoring 9 goals through six games. Iceland Hamilton will hope to see him lead offensive efforts against the leaders of the Mite A division. The Rebels are 8-0-0 this season, but will see a step up in competition when they face a resilient Huskies side from the Adv division on Saturday morning. The Huskies will face a difficult test, going up against an undefeated Rebels team, but both teams have the talent and will to come out on top.
North Jersey Blizzard vs. Venom – November 6, 10:15 AM
It should be an intriguing showdown when the Blizzard (4-5-0) and Venom (2-4-0) face off on Saturday morning. Led by the strong shot of Miles Lee (14 goals), the Blizzard have been off to a good start so far this season. Venom has a good defensive game, especially as the game progresses. They will look to continue their momentum from a win in their last game over the Iceland Hamilton Huskies. North Jersey has won both previous matchups this season, including a 6-2 decision last month. Lee scored a hat trick for the Blizzard, but a valiant effort in net from Maxx Golden held the Blizzard scoreless after the first period. Both teams will look to gather a big win to start a big day.
West Chester Wolverines vs. Ashburn Rebels – November 6, 11:10 AM
An offensive juggernaut and a well-rounded side will do battle when two of the division’s best teams meet on Saturday. Ashburn (8-1-1) has scored an impressive 153 goals through their opening 10 games. The Rebels are led by the division’s scoring leader, Sebastian Northup. He has 43 goals and 7 assists in 10 games, a great pace of 5 points per game. West Chester (4-2-0) has a deep roster, featuring plenty of players willing to score and contribute defensively. The first time these teams met resulted in a classic, with the Wolverines prevailing 9-8 in a shootout. Nine goals were netted in the final period, including a tying tally for West Chester by Danny Kane. This should be a fantastic rematch between the division’s elite.
Jersey Shore Americans: The Americans had seven different goal scorers in their three posted games, with Nicholas Colosi, Adam Davino, and Rob McCarthy registering multi-goal games. Colosi got it done on both sides of the puck, as he had four goals in three games, while also having a 15-save performance in the Americans’ victory Saturday Morning.
NJ Outlaws: In their first showing in the AHF Showcases, the Outlaws had a solid showing for themselves. The scoring was distributed around, too, as seven players have multiple goals over the weekend. Declan York led the way with four goals, while Hayden Chamides, Christian Paul, and Charles Heartley had three goals each.
Ashburn Rebels 2: Another impressive showing by the Rebels, as in three of their games; they managed to have five or more different goal scorers on the scoresheet. Brodie DeVelli led the way with five goals in those three games. Not only was their offense impressive, but their defense held their Mite A opponents to only 12 shots-per-game in the Showcase.