Lucas Barnes, Capital City Vipers
Lucas is an up-and-coming two-way player who can play both center and wing. He has great stickhandling ability that he will look to use to make plays this weekend.
Dylan Paranich, Igloo Jaguars Black
Dylan is a smooth skater who looks to use his abilities to score some dazzling goals. He has great edge work that helps him thrive on the ice.
Austin Shaw, North Jersey Avalanche Blue
Austin is a center that thrives in the faceoff circle. He has great speed and uses it to put the puck in the back of the net.
Brody Grill, York Devils
Brody is a forward who uses his speed to burn his opponents. He has a great goal-scoring sense he hopes to use this weekend.
Layton Becker, York Devils
Layton is a fast skating forward who uses his speed to create opportunities. He has a great hockey sense that helps his team score.
Liam Burns, Igloo Jaguars Black
Liam has great awareness on the ice to always get himself open for scoring chances. Liam also does a good job of getting back on defense to help out when needed.
Justice Kuba, Capital City Vipers
Justice is an offensive defenseman that has the ability to not only play defense but forward as well. He has great ice vision and is capable of leading a breakout.
Caiden Orth, Igloo Jaguars Black
Caiden is a defenseman with the ability to be able to use his speed to his advantage. When he’s out on the ice he is very difficult to get by.
Wyatt Rehal, North Jersey Avalanche Blue
Wyatt is another speedy defenseman who can lead his team in a rush up the ice. He is excellent at being able to get back on defense and isn’t afraid to get physical.
Byron Schultz, Capital City Vipers
Byron is a defensive defenseman who uses his size well and is strong on the puck. This is in addition to the heavy shot he possesses.
Lain Thomas, North Jersey Avalanche Blue
Lain is a physical defenseman who can pass the puck well. He has a great sense for the game which helps him shut down opponents in his own zone.
Aiden Dupuy, Igloo Jaguars Black
Aidan is a goalie who isn’t afraid of standing tall to the big shot. He has an excellent glove hand which makes him tough to score against.
Ella Long, Capital City Vipers
Ella is a goalie who possesses a great lateral movement ability. Ella has great technique in between the pipes, but can also skate out as a player when need be.
Cullen Widener, York Devils
Cullen is tough to beat in between the pipes for the Devils. He has quick reactions and can also use that speed to skate out when needed.
Ethan Stremmel, York Devils
Ethan is yet another goalie who has the ability to skate out when needed. Not only that, but he has a great sense of the game and a high hockey IQ.
John Scavetta, North Jersey Skyland Kings Navy
John is a big, strong two-way player who possesses great skating abilities and a deadly shot. He is very competitive and can play both offense and defense. John leads his team with six points in six games.
Trevor Smith, Delaware Ducks
Trevor has a high motor and great skating abilities. He is strong along the boards and is a great leader on the ice. Trevor is currently tied for the team lead in goals with six on the season.
TJ Kouba, MYHA Blue
TJ leads one of the top offenses in U18 AA with a league-leading 15 points in just six games. He possesses great offensive instinct and has a very well-rounded skill set.
Andrew Kurowski, Ashburn Xtreme
Andrew’s 13 points in just four games are not only good enough for the second-highest total in U18 AA but the highest points-per-game average in the league (3.25. points per game). He is a threat every time he touches the puck in the offensive zone.
Brian Kincaid, North Jersey Skyland Kings Navy
Brian has a high hockey IQ and is an excellent decision-maker when he has the puck. He can finish plays and has a strong vision on the ice.
Trent Lofland, Delaware Ducks
Trent is a skilled player with good vision and passing ability. He is a relentless defender who is very effective in using body position to win many puck battles and never gives up on a play.
Jake King, North Jersey Avalanche
Jake’s 12 points this season is the highest point total among defensemen in 18U AA. He is currently riding a six-game point streak, showing he can be an impact player on both ends of the ice.
William Thyberg, North Jersey Skyland Kings Navy
William is a strong skating defenseman who has a great ability to lead breaks out of his own zone. He has a competitive edge and can produce offensively when his team names him.
Luke Gutman, MYHA Blue
Luke can play great hockey in both the offensive and defensive zone. He has recorded a point in every game he has played this season, totaling four goals and nine points.
Daniel Testa, North Jersey Skyland Kings Navy
Daniel has a very high hockey IQ and excellent passing abilities. Not only is he a great skater, but he can play both offense and defense.
Brian Nelson, Grundy Senators
Brian has been an excellent goaltender for the Senators so far this season. He has a .920 save percentage through his first four games and has made over 30 saves in a game on two occasions.
Derek Baradgie, Grundy Senators
The other half of the Senators goaltending tandem, Derek has won three of his first four games this season and is riding a two-game win streak. He has great instincts and vision on the ice that helps him succeed.
Jimmy Rorro, North Jersey Skyland Kings Navy
Jimmy has strong angles and a competitive edge. He has great rebound control and battles for all pucks while keeping his team in the game.
Joseph Giarratano, Long Island Rebels
Joseph has been lights out so far this season, turning aside 43 of the 45 shots he has faced. He recorded a 19 save shutout in his first start of the season and has shown he has a great on-ice vision to help his team win.
Keegan Ford, Igloo Jaguars Green
Keegan has great reaction time and has helped keep his team in every game. He has turned aside over 25 shots in every start he has this season.
MYHA Blue (15-1-0): The highest-scoring team in Atlantic Hockey Federation’s U18 AA division slots at the number one seed for this weekend’s postseason with 93 total goals scored. Its +69 goal differential is the best in U18 AA and its 24 goals against is the second-lowest total of goals against amongst teams who have played ten or more games. MYHA has received fantastic goaltending, with the team’s goalies Sebastien Blanc and Joseph Lawrence both sporting a goals-against average under 2.00 and save percentages of .920 or higher. The offensive depth has shown throughout the season as MYHA Blue had five different skaters hit the 10 goal plateau this season. Led by forward TJ Kouba who leads the team in goals (14), assists (14), and points (28), the team looks to stay red hot as it enters the postseason. MYHA Blue has won 14 straight games heading into this weekend and has scored five or more goals twelve times this season.
Ashburn Xtreme (12-2-0): The Xtreme has allowed only 22 goals in 14 games, marking the lowest goals-against total amongst teams who have played ten or more games in U18 AA. The defense has been stellar this season for Ashburn along with its goaltending tandem. Both Patrick Depault and Leo Quattron have an above .910 save percentage, under 2.00 goals-against average, and two shutouts each. The offense has been effective as well with the team’s 82 goals the third-highest total in U18 AA. It possesses a deadly weapon in the form of Andrew Kurowski, whose 21 goals are tied for the U18 AA lead in goals.
Team Philadelphia (11-3-0): Team Philadelphia has finished the season red hot, winning nine of its last ten games. What’s more impressive is that during that ten-game stretch, Team Philadelphia only allowed more than two goals once and it was during a 6-3 win over North Jersey Skylands Kings Navy. The offense has faired well led by the team’s leading point scorer in Ethan Fredricks (18) and goal scorer in Ryan Magargal (11). Mix this in with a goaltending tandem of Tyler Richman and Gannon Walker who both have a goals-against average of under 3.00 and this could be a team to watch out for this weekend.
Philadelphia Blazers (10-4-0): The Blazers are the fourth-highest scoring team in U18 AA with 74 goals and possess the fourth-best goal differential with +43. Much like its fellow playoff teams, the Blazers finished on a high note by winning its last three games and five of its last six games. During its season-ending three-game win streak, they have outscored its opponents 21-2. Philadelphia’s goalies have been great throughout the season with Anthony Perti and Colin McKey both posting a goals-against average under 3.00 and each recording at least one shutout. Forward Brady Baehser has the fourth most points amongst all U18 AA players with 25 and has a great supporting cast, with eight players recording at least ten points.
Igloo Jaguars Black (11-5-0): The Jaguars boast one of the best offenses in the league, with the team’s 87 total goals the second most amongst U18 AA teams. They have posted the most shutouts amongst playoff teams (5) thanks to the great goaltending of Michael Lieze (three shutouts) and Nolan Bonawitz (two shutouts). Defenseman Mario Leone has stood out for this team, with his goal total (21) tied for most in the league and his point total (31) second most amongst all U18 AA skaters.
Rockets Hockey Club Black (7-6-0): The Rockets have ridden a hot start to the season into the post season, as the team won six of its first seven games. The team has a deep roster with four players averaging over a point per game. Led by Thomas Smith’s 13 goals and John Crowdell’s 19 points, the team has proven it has the weapons to make a deep run. The goaltending has been great so far, with both Jackson Gottlick and Michael Grima posting under a 3.25 goals-against average.