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.
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.