Gavin Ehret, Hollydell Hurricanes
Ehret has a knack for scoring goals; having multiple goal outings last season. With solid positioning away from the puck, crisp passing, and speed in his game Erhet is a four-tool threat for the Hurricanes.
Colin Mullin, Royals Hockey Club American
In only his second year of hockey, Mullin has taken to the game very quickly. With a leadership ability and always cheering on his teammates, Mullin leads by example with his hard work and dedication to the game. Mullin is a multi-sport athlete, as he also plays baseball, basketball, and floor hockey.
Trey Frederico, Igloo Jaguars
With top offnensive skill, Frederico is projected to be a big part of the Jaguars’ offense this season. Solid quickness and a good shot makes Frederico a threat every game.
Alex Gasparon, Hollydell Hurricanes
A well-versed passer, Gasparon can use his speed to get open and dish the puck to his teammates. Gasparon is also very sound positionally, as well as having a little grit to round out his game.
Connor Faulkenstien, Igloo Jaguars
With his keen sight on the ice, Faulkenstein is able to find his teammates in prime scoring areas. A shifty forward, Faulkenstein is able to evade the defense and create opportunities.
Chase Tomasso, Hollydell Hurricanes
Tomasso is a speedy forward who possesses a solid shot. Another tenacious forward for Hollydell, Tomasso is able to get to the puck quickly and create chances for his squad.
Charles Kapusniak, Hollydell Hurricanes
Another multi-threat player for Hollydell, Kapusniak has a great shot to compliment his speed and vision of the ice. While he may be an offensive threat, he also compliments his play on the defensive end by being in positioning and transitioning his style away from the puck.
Alexander Saletnik, Royals Hockey Club American
Thanks to his speed skating backward, Saletnik is able to keep the play in front of him in his own zone. A big key to his game is not only battling for pucks on the boards, but also making sure to clear the crease for his goalie after a save. A gamer on the ice and on the console, Saletnik enjoys being around his teammates and making the game fun. Saletnik also overcomes adversity, as he is deaf, but he hasn’t let that hinder his solid play for the Royals.
Ben O’Connor, Igloo Hurricanes
With plenty of offensive talent, O’Connor is a dual threat in the defenseman role. On top of that, O’Connor’s size and smooth skating compliments his play away from the puck.
Olivia Ash, Hollydell Hurricanes
With great vision on the ice, Ash is able to quickly transition the play up the ice for offensive chances. On top of that, Ash’s positioning and poise allows for protection in the defensive zone
Tyler Cockerham, Igloo Jaguars
Cockerham possesses a solid positional game in the crease. His biggest attribute, however, is a quick glove hand that is able to stonewall the opposition.
Emleyn Costello, Hollydell Hurricanes
While there’s plenty of support in front, Costello is able to help as the last line of defense. Learning each game, Costello’s tenacity in net compliments the other well-rounded parts of this Hollydell team.
Chase Bryant, Hollydell Hurricanes
Chase is a hard-working forward and great team player that always looks to make an impact on the ice.
Levi Grinberg, Royals Hockey Club American
Levi has the determination and endurance to never give up on a play. His strength and puck control help him get pucks deep into the offensive zone, where he can drive the play. Levi is a heads-up play that can always find someone to pass to on the ice.
Kieran Prozorov, Royals Hockey Club White
Kieran is a goal scorer. His great hockey sense puts him in scoring positions throughout the game. He has a wicked backhand shot that is hard to save. He is an aggressive player who hunts down rebounds in front of the net and gets those dirty goals.
Joe DeVito, Hollydell Hurricanes
Joe is a forward that gives 110% every time he is on the ice. He is an impact player who looks to make big plays to help his team win.
Miles Korndoerfer, Royals Hockey Club American
Miles has great hockey sense and in his limited playing career, finds himself in the right place at the right time. Miles is versatile enough to play both offense and defense but really has the scoring touch. His heads-up play really makes him a valuable asset on the ice.
Seth McDonald, Royals Hockey Club White
Seth has been playing shut-down defense ever since Mites. He has great eye-hand coordination and can take the puck off the opponent’s stick with ease. his speed gets him in the right spot in the defensive zone. When in the offensive zone, he is always looking to unleash his cannon of a shot, so look out for those opportunities, because he will take them.
Keagan Williams, Hollydell Hurricanes
Keagan has great defensive instinct and works hard to keep the puck out of the zone.
Avery Dean, Royals Hockey Club White
Avery has a big frame and she knows how to use it. Defensively, her angling consistently frustrates the other team. Offensively, she has great passion and will never give up on a play. She skates with her head up and will always connect with her passes.
Peter Coyle, Royals Hockey Club American
In his 2nd year playing, and first playing full travel, Peter has all the athleticism and instincts to be a phenomenal goalie in this league. As he fills in the gaps with the technical aspects of his game he is only going to get faster and better positionally. Peter never gives up on a play and has the flexibility and speed to make saves that rob the other team of “sure thing” goals. It won’t be long before Peter is a top goalie in this division.
Savannah Bossom, Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black
Skilled in the faceoff dot, Bosom wins more often than not on the draw. Speed is another component to Bossom’s game, as well as have a quick, accurate shot.
Danny Marro, Hollydell Hurricanes Black
A grinding forward, Marro isn’t one to shy away from a battle in the corner. His speed and defensive mindset makes him a hard forward to line-up against.
Cole Rossback, Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black
Leading by example, Rossback does what is asked of him from the coaching staff. Rossback is strong on the puck and can release a heavy shot when he gets into open space.
Nate Cattafi, Hollydell Hurricanes Black
Cattafi is a very well-rounded forward for the Hurricanes. Even with a great shot and solid vision, Cattafi isn’t afraid to play some defense in his own end to help his team at all ends of the ice.
Ethan Lannon, Maryland Jr. Black Bears
Lannon can play both forward and defense for Maryland. Not one to shy away from the physical part of the game, Lannon possesses a very solid 200-foot game with his skill set.
Tanner Falato, Hollydell Hurricanes Black
With a great shot and solid speed, Falato can create quite a bit offensively. However, he’s just as good on the backcheck and playing the body as he is with his offensive prowess.
Max Grotheer, Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black
An offensive defenseman to the fullest, Grotheer plays a very strong north/south game. With exceptional speed, Grotheer creates great separation to allow himself to get into open spaces.
Aiden Fitzgerald, Hollydell Hurricanes Black
With speed and solid passing ability, Fitzgerald can help the Hurricanes offense from his own end. With a great shot of his own, Fitzgerald adds another scoring tool to the Hurricanes output.
Devin Bean, Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black
Bean is a solid shutdown defenseman. With a top notch hockey IQ and steady positional awareness, Bean is an anchor on Maryland’s blue line.
Reed Murphy, Hollydell Hurricanes Black
Always willing to give up the body, Murphy is able to play a responsible game in the defensive zone. When given the chance, he’s not afraid to let one fly from the point to create offense.
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.
Jake Calanni – New Jersey Aspen Kings Blue
– Calanni uses his speed to turn breakouts into breakaways, generating scoring opportunities on his own. However, he is a pure two-way player, as he back checks with aggression while also battling in front of the net in the attacking zone. Through three games so far, Calanni has a goal and an assist.
Ian D’Ambrosio – Haverford Hawks
– A sniper from the center position, D’Ambrosio can turn the puck into a rocket with a flick of his wrist. He also has a hard-working nature and slick skating ability to supplement his scoring.
Dylan Kouba – Haverford Hawks
– A determined, hard-working winger, Kouba is the type of player that sparks energy on the bench by simply stepping on the ice. He also has great speed and puck control to establish scoring chances.
JL O’Toole – New Jersey Aspen Kings Blue
– O’Toole can skate with speed and aggression, using it to attack the puck on offense or defense. Paired with a strong set of hands, JL has a full “toole” box.
Colin Rink – Haverford Hawks
– With a top-tier hockey name, Rink has the skills to do the name on the back of his jersey proud. With good speed and vision, along with a strong sense of where to be in front of the net, Rink causes headaches for many defenders.
Aaron Shulman – North Jersey Skyland Kings Navy
– Shulman utilizes his quick, strong hands all over the ice, from winning face-offs to dangling around defenders. Paired with great knowledge of the game, Shulman has the potential to be a top-tier talent.
Fredrick Sitner – Rockets Hockey Club
– Using his elite speed to create open space, Sitner can use his top-level skill to generate opportunities for himself and for his teammates. He has a very well-rounded offensive game, including great shooting and passing abilities.
Johans Bars – North Jersey Skyland Kings Navy
– Able to knock the puck away from attackers, Bars uses his body to win the puck away from opponents using his large frame. He also puts that frame into a strong shot from long range.
Nathan Cucinatta – Haverford Hawks
– With good speed for his size and physical play, Cucinatta stands out on the blue line. Using his speed, he is able to convert defense to offense.
Joel Saxon – New Jersey Aspen Kings Blue
– A player with a very high hockey IQ, Saxon is able to adapt to wherever the play goes, especially in the offensive zone. He is able to clear room in front of the net and he has a thundering shot when positioned at the blue line. He has a goal through three games.
Constantine Sidorov – Rockets Hockey Club
– A player that always moves the puck with care and intent, despite his physical style of play, Sidorov has the can both move defenders off the puck and help advance attacks with insightful passes.
Blake Stevens – New Jersey Aspen Kings Blue
– A two-way defenseman, Stevens is able to use his outstanding speed to generate offensive opportunities from his own zone. He has a knack for finding the tape of open teammates elsewhere on the ice.
Zach Carter – Hollydell Hurricanes Red
– One cannot ask for a better start to the season than what Carter provided the Hurricanes, as just recorded a 36-save shutout to kick-off the season along with some solid games early on. Look for him to rely on his athleticism to continue his hot streak.
Chrisitan Mackey – Haverford Hawks
– Mackey uses his height to his advantage, using his entire body and athleticism to stop pucks from all angles. Mackey’s positioning and rebound control are also evaluated among the best in the 16U AA group.
Connor Thomas – New Jersey Aspen Kings
Jack Scott, Brick Hockey Club White
Jack led the Brick Hockey Club over the weekend with 14 goals and 1 assist. He showed poise and great offensive ability, but most importantly, he showed leadership qualities when he volunteered to play defense when the team needed him.
Shane Hicks-Cree, Hollydell Hurricanes White
Shane proved to be excellent in both the offensive and defensive zone. He hustled all weekend and was a cornerstone in the defensive effort, all while scoring two goals as well.
Tyler McDow, Jersey Shore Wildcats Red
Tyler is another forward who proved clutch in the defensive zone while being a forward. He showed patience and hockey IQ to make the plays he needed to make. He also showed off his offensive instincts, scoring a team-high four goals and five points.
Kieran Prozorov, Royals Hockey Club National White
Kieran is a goal scorer through and through. He has a scoring touch and finds himself in position every time. Smart with the puck, Kieran was able to move the puck to his teammates and keep plays alive. He tallied eight goals and 12 points this past weekend.
Walker Boyd, Team Philadelphia Orange
Walker showed excellent offensive instincts all weekend long. This was highlighted in a game against the New Jersey Stars, scoring four goals and an assist.
Jack Newton, Hollydell Hurricanes White
Jack showed off his offensive instincts in his first year as a squirt. He used his hockey IQ and skill to score his first goal as a squirt!
Carter Herring, Royals Hockey Club National White
Carter proved he is to be considered with the top players in this division this weekend. He controlled the play and scored his share of goals (nine to be exact). His tenacity and hands allowed him to consistently push the play into the offensive zone.
Vincent Pagano, Grundy Senators
Vincent loves hyping the team on the ice and high-fiving the opposing team also when they do well. He is a great team player with great offensive skills, highlighting this with his first-ever hat-trick.
Brian Delfin, Grundy Senators
Brian brings energy every game and loves hyping his team up to take the ice. He recorded three points this weekend and showed off some clutch scoring ability, netting the game-winning shootout goal in a win against Jersey Shore.
Gabriel Acevado, Brick Hockey Club White
Gabriel was an anchor for Brick’s defense this past weekend. Not only did he play solid 2-way defense while showing a knack for his natural skating ability, he also scored the game-winning goal in Brick’s shootout victory Saturday afternoon.
Avery Jones, Tomorrow’s North Stars White
Avery not only contributed with an assist this weekend but took on a massive leadership role for the team. Tasked with helping inexperienced players adjust, he took on the role with flying colors and helped them tidy up their game. He made sure they knew to shake it off when mistakes were made and showed great sportsmanship throughout.
Seth McDonald, Royals Hockey Club National White
Seth is a well-rounded hockey player. His speed and athleticism helped him shut down the opposing teams on defense. Seth used his vision and his hands to charge up the ice, surprising the other teams, to score in spectacular fashion. These skills were reflected in the eight goals and eleven points he totaled.
Brody Kassa, Jersey Shore Wildcats Red
Brody was a force in front of the net, using his size and stick skills to clear the crease. He showed he can contribute offensively as well with a goal and assist on the weekend.
Elek Lukas, Tomorrow’s North Stars White
Elek played every position this past weekend, showing off his athletic ability in each one. When he played defense, he showed great skills to force the opposition out of the offensive zone while holding strong on the blue line and allowing no goals against.
Peter Gaffney, Team Philadelphia Orange
Peter shined in between the pipes for Team Philadelphia. He earned star of the game honors for his shutout win this past Saturday against the Hollydell Hurricanes, staying poised and focused throughout the game.
Julia Sammarco, Brick Hockey Club White
Julia registered a shut-out in her first game as a Squirt and made many key saves over the weekend. She shows natural athletic ability in her side-to-side movements and battles for every loose puck. She plays her angles well and rarely leaves a rebound.
Tomas Ancinec, Tomorrow’s North Stars White
Tomas showed how clutch he could be in goal this past weekend, shutting down breakaways in key moments of the game. He turned aside 22 shots in two games.
Carter Bryson, Grundy Senators
Carter maintained a positive attitude throughout the weekend and showed off in between the pipes as well, recording 85 saves! He also made three big saves in the shootout to help his team secure a win over Jersey Shore.
Braydon Heister, Hollydell Hurricanes Black
The captain of the Hurricanes Black squad, Heister scored three goals in four games, helping Hollydell to two wins. Heister accounted for almost half his team’s goals in the showcase.
Scott Scranton, Team Philadelphia
With six goals and 10 points, Scranton led the way for the undefeated Team Philadelphia. Scranton’s speed helped not only create offensively, but also cause havoc on the backcheck defensively to rattle the opposition.
Savannah Bossom, Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black
With constant energy throughout the weekend, Bossom brought plenty of life to the Maryland game. Bossom was strong in the faceoff dot, while also chipping in an assist during the showcase.
Kim Belko, Grundy Senators
Thanks to Belko’s size and strength on the puck, he was able to help headman the Senators in the transition game up the ice. His speed also helped coming back, as he was able to provide solid backchecking throughout the weekend.
Rick Purich, Hollydell Hurricanes Black
While he may not have ended up on the scoresheet, the intangibles that Purich had through the weekend showed how much of a team player he was. With a number of block shots and strong board play, Purich brought a worker’s mentality to Hollydell.
Tyler Bickel, Team Philadelphia
Bickel causes plenty of disruption in front of the net with his big screens and second-chances on rebounds. With five assists, Bickel was able to help in the team success for the undefeated Team Philadelphia squad.
Parker Guest, Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black
With four goals in the showcase, Guest was able to show off his very heavy shot. One highlight was Guest scoring the game-tying goal with 14 seconds left to push that game into overtime.
Paul Allan, Hollydell Hurricanes Black
Speed was the strong point in Allan’s game, allowing him to create separation between himself and the opposition. With a key goal late in the fourth game, Allan helped Hollydell get within one as they rounded out their weekend.
Jaydan Shavney, Team Philadelphia
Starting the showcase with a hat trick, Shavney was relentless all weekend long. Finishing with a better than point-per-game stat line, Shavney helped the strong Team Philadelphia offense to four wins on the weekend.
Tommy Osborne, Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black
Osborne displayed plenty of hockey IQ and solid intangibles throughout the weekend. With his solid vision of the ice, he was able to lead Maryland with three assists, while also winning 70% of his faceoffs on the weekend.
Aiden Fitzgerald, Hollydell Hurricanes Black
Playing solid in his own end, Fitzgerald got in front of plenty of pucks this weekend, helping his goaltender out on perimeter shots. Fitzgerald also was able to create some offense with plenty of shots from the point.
Blake Barton, Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black
By forcing a number of turnovers, Barton helped keep the puck away from the netminders this weekend. Not only did Barton’s first pass out of the zone help transition the play, but Barton added a goal and some assists on the weekend.
Troy Hamilton, Grundy Senators
A classic stay-at-home defenseman, Hamilton was rarely out of position in his own end and handled odd-man rushes with ease. A physical presence on the puck, Hamilton constantly made smart decision when he had the puck on his stick.
Brody Finnegan, Team Philadelphia
Finnegan had five assists on the weekend, but his biggest contribution didn’t show itself on the scoresheet. The ability to maintain the offensive zone by keeping the puck onside was able to create plenty of chances for Team Philadelphia.
Max Grotheer, Maryland Jr. Black Bears Black
Leading the team in goals and points, Grotheer was a very vocal leader over the weekend. His speed was able to create plenty of scoring chances for Maryland in the showcase.
Team Defense, Team Philadelphia
The quintet of Finnegan, Aydan Meyer, Owen Parker, Christian Pacan, and Sean Tobin kept the opposition far to the outside, allowing only 35 shots on the entire weekend. Not to mention, each of the defenders had at least two points in the showcase.
Charlie Baselice, Hollydell Hurricanes Black
Baselice finished the weekend with 2.50 goals-against average while registering a shutout in the second game of the weekend. Baselice’s key saves helped turn the momentum for the Hurricanes throughout the weekend.
Brody Santora, Grundy Senators
Santora used his unorthodox style to confuse shooters over the weekend. He made the shooter commit to their first move before reacting to that action, making every save look a little different each time.
Chase Gittens – Hollydell Hurricanes (Gold)
– Able to pick out and place the puck on a single piece of twine behind the net, Gittens sniping talents were on full display throughout the showcase. Tied for the team lead in goals with seven, while adding four helpers, his accurate shooting continuously eluded goaltenders and put points on the board for the Hurricanes. Anticipate Chase to continue to rack up the goals this season.
Rylan Schneider – York Devils (Silver)
– Schneider finished joint third in the 16A silver showcase in both goals, seven, and points, ten. He converted two shootout goals while also potting a hat trick in York’s showcase finale. Flashing his scoring talent to stand out in a group of very talented players, Schneider will be sure to net many more goals this season.
Andrew Way – Hollydell Hurricanes (Gold)
– Good things happen when you have the puck, and puck possession is exactly what Way granted the Hurricanes. Winning nearly three-quarters of the face-offs that he took, the Hurricanes saw a lot of time in possession when he was on the ice, and this translated to a three points-per-game pace for Hollydell’s centerman (7 G, 5 A in 4 GP). He absolutely played a vital role in the Hurricanes going undefeated in the showcase.
Gavin Nace – Hollydell Hurricanes (Gold)
– Nace put a damper on opponent’s attacks through the team’s four showcase games. While +/- may not be a be-all, end-all stat, when you tally more points than goals against while you’re on the ice, that speaks volumes for a defenseman. Nace did just this, putting up nine points (3 G, 6 A) while helping Hollydell, as a team, concede only ten goals over the entire showcase.
Gavin Smith – York Devils (Silver)
– Toughing out a leg injury throughout the showcase, Smith still found the will to shine. In four games, he played outstanding defense while adding a goal and two assists. He also tallied the game-winning goal in the shootout to win the team’s opening game. Showcasing a clutch factor, grit, and ability at both ends of the ice, Smith is a great presence to have in the defensive zone and on the blue line.
Nathan Ciccarelli, North Jersey Aspen Kings Blue
The two-way forward has shown a lot of grit in his game this season. Not afraid to mix it up in the corners, Ciccarelli has been a source of energy for North Jersey, putting up three points in seven divisional games.
Stephen Gresch, Hollydell Hurricanes Red
With 12 points in the teams first 11 games, Gresch is showing his leadership on the scoresheet; but behind the scenes, the respect of his teammates show his leadership off the rink. With plenty of hockey sense and solid hands, Gresch will be a threat for Hollydell this showcase.
Tucker Graham, Team Philadelphia
A proven goal scorer, Graham has seven goals in six AHF match-ups this season, tallying a hat trick in the August Showcase. With a keen nose for the net, Graham will be a big offensive player for Team Philadelphia this coming weekend.
Connor Hall, Montgomery Youth Hockey Blue
In his last two AHF match-ups, Hall has potted three goals and added four assists. Hall has climbed through the Montgomery AA ranks the past three years, but this one he has discovered a scoring touch to compliment his solid passing ability.
Nicholas Marino, New Jersey Bandits
With seven goals in five AHF contests, Marino has been a big bright spot for this Bandits team. Marino is in his second season at the U16 AA level and looks to have found his footing, surpassing his goal total from last year in 13 fewer games.
Landon Street, Ashburn Xtreme
After a strong season last year, Street is continuing that trend this year with nine points in four AHF games this season. Coming off a better than point-per-game season last year at the U16 AA level, Street’s skill and natural playmaking ability continues to mature as he does.
Caden Hall, York Devils
After a year off, Hall hasn’t missed a step with seven points in six AHF match-ups. Hall is able to evenly distribute the puck when needed and uses his hockey sense to know when he needs to shoot the puck.
Tommy Ryerson, North Jersey Aspen Kings Blue
Ryerson has been crucial for the North Jersey offense by being able to hold the blue line and keep possession going for the team. He’s also not afraid of getting physical, using his big frame to his advantage against the opposition.
Hayden Shield, York Devils
With a good first touch, Shield is one of the main components starting up the York offense. With solid footwork and vision, Shield provides a solid option from the blue line, but he’s not afraid to throw the body around against the opponents to stake his claim in his own zone.
Colton Weiss, Igloo Jaguars Black
One of the top scoring defenseman, Weiss has five points in five AHF contests so far. Weiss has come into his own this year offensively, taking more chances with the puck, which as yield solid offensive returns for the Jaguars.
Johans Bars, North Jersey Skyland Kings Navy
A solid puck-moving blueliner, Bars has been a solid on the point for the Skyland Kings. With three goals so far this season, Bars shows that he’s not afraid to take a shot when he’s needed to. He won’t force a shot, however, knowing when to find the open man for a better opportunity.
Dante DeFruscio, Team Philadelphia
With two of his three games in the AHF being shutouts, it’s not hard to see why DeFruscio is one of the top goalies in the U16 AA. Aided by a solid team in front of him, DeFruscio is able to see plenty of pucks coming his way and knows he’ll get plenty of goal support.
John Castle, York Devils
Sporting a 1.50 GAA in six games in the AHF, Castle has helped York go undefeated in those contests. Castle has only let up two goals in his last three starts for York and has been a big part of their success this season.
Zach Carter and Bailen Smargiassi, Hollydell Hurricanes Red
Both Carter and Smargiassi are backbones for the Hurricanes this season. Both have faced an average of 35 shots a game and have made big saves to keep Hollydell in many of their match-ups this season.
Devin Valeri, Hollydell Hurricanes Gold
A big presence in front, Valeri has been a top producer for the Hurricanes so far this season. A threat in the blue paint, Valeri causes plenty of havoc in front and gets rewarded for taking the abuse in front of the net.
James Smack, Maryland Jr. Black Bears White
With 16 goals in five AHF games, it’s safe to say that Smack has plenty of offensive upside to his game. A natural in scoring, Smack has hat-tricks in four of his five games played for the Jr. Black Bears.
Nicholas Calandra, Jersey Shore Wildcats Red
In only eight games, Calandra has posted 21 goals for Jersey Shore; far eclipsing his 12 goals in 18 games last season in U16 A. While he did have better than a point-per-game last season in U16 A, Calandra has used that season as a huge jumping off point heading into this season.
Aidan Rozell, Brick Hockey Club
In only nine games, Rozell has matched his output from last season in U16 A with six goals and 13 points in half as many games last year. With a solid showing in the August Showcase, Rozell is looking to take control on the bigger stage once again.
Ryan Jarvie, Atlantic City Sharks
In his first year with Atlantic City, Jarvie has made quite an impression with 10 points in his first six games. Jarvie has great vision of the ice and solid decision making when it comes to handling the puck.
Patrick Shearn, Grundy Senators
With a balanced attack, Shearn provides a dual threat in the offense for the Senators. While he does have a solid goal scoring touch, his ability to dish the puck to his teammates around him keeps the defense guessing on what he’ll do when he has the puck.
Ethan Bui, Hollydell Hurricanes Gold
While he might not be the biggest on the team, Bui’s heart and speed make up for that. A vicious back-checker, Bui won’t back down from the competition and will give as good as he gets. Many feel that he’s one of the top defensive forwards in the division.
Tony Brandl, Jersey Shore Wildcats Black
Brandl leads his squad with 10 goals this season, which is a huge feat for the blue-liner. A solid puck moving defenseman, Brandl not only adds offense; but he makes sure to be as responsible in his own end to help out his goalies.
Tyler Peterson, North Jersey Aspen Kings Grey
A solid puck-moving defenseman, Peterson leads all defenders across the division with eight assists on the season so far. The right-handed shot defenseman has solid vision of the ice in order to find his teammates for prime scoring chances.
Gavin Nace, Hollydell Hurricanes White
Even though he’s one of the more undersized defenders, Nace has put up a 2.25 points-per-game mark in AHF play this season. You’d never know that Nace is in his first season of U16 A hockey, but uses his solid skating talent to close any gap there may have been coming into the year.
Cody Arnold and Lucas Vellequette, New Jersey Jets
Arnold and Vellequette sport the lowest goals-against in the division with only two goals against given up between the two. Arnold has three shutouts on the season and Vellequette has one in a combined 255 minutes of AHF game time.
Owen El-Attar, Delaware Ducks
Having only let up three goals in four games, El-Attar has been solid for Delaware this season. With a 0.75 GAA and .950 save percentage, El-Attar has been one of the top goalies in the division.
Shane Brannick, Atlantic City Sharks
Brannick has played over 300 minutes this season and has a 2.17 GAA and .910 save percentage. In his six games this season, Brannick has only allowed more than one goal twice on the season.