JJ Kilpatrick, New Jersey Bandits
With plenty of speed in his game, Kilpatrick makes it tough for opposing defenseman to keep him contained. On top of his foot speed, Kilpatrick’s stickhandling is another part of his game to give the opposition trouble.
Brennan Ward, New Jersey Jets
Ward is able to play the game with speed, not only entering the zone, but also driving the net and creating chances in front. Ward is a solid team player and has plenty of athleticism from being a dual sport athlete.
Tyler Hill, North Jersey Kings
With plenty of skill in his game, Hill is often a spark for the Kings’ offense. His ability to find the high-percentage scoring areas really helps his game and offensive output.
Scotty Stansfield, New Jersey Bandits
Possessing solid stickhandling ability, Stansfield is a very elusive player on the offensive end. With plenty of speed in his game, Stansfield adds to the Bandits team speed and skill up and down the roster.
Nicholas Racanelli, New Jersey Jets
A versatile player, Racanelli’s drive is what helps him standout. An aggressive player, he raises the compete level each shift with his workman like mentality.
Brady Mulligan, North Jersey Kings
A relentless forward, Mulligan’s toughness and aggression helps with the forecheck. Even with the toughness, Mulligan has a solid skill set to provide plenty of chances offensively.
Jeremy Emmel, New Jersey Jets
With a quick, precise shot, Emmel is a big contributor to the Jets’ offense. A strong player on and off the puck, Emmel makes sure he gets into the prime scoring areas to show off his solid shot.
Brady Driesse, New Jersey Bandits
From the blue line, Driesse possesses a strong shot that helps create scoring chances from the back-end. Driesse also adds to the solid skating of the Bandits’ team with his own excellent skating ability.
Griffin Dunne, New Jersey Jets
Dunne plays with plenty of confidence in his game, as he’s able to adapt to every situation on the ice when he sees it. That has helps his puck control, as Dunne doesn’t give up the pick haphazardly when he’s trying to push it up ice.
Logan O’Malley, North Jersey Kings
Strong in his own end, O’Malley is a stay-at-home defenseman who makes a solid first pass out of his own zone. O’Malley also bringts a strong leadership quality to the team.
Kaden Avella, New Jersey Bandits
An aggressive player in his own end, Avella adds a smooth skating style in his game. Avella is also a player who is a well-conditioned athlete, helping his game stay consistent from puck drop to the final buzzer.
Brandon Eigner, New Jersey Jets
A strong blue-liner, Eigner keeps himself in a solid defensive state by cutting off the opposition’s angles when entering the zone. With a good first pass and being strong on the puck, Eigner is able to help his team transition smoothly out of their own end.
Jacob McCullough, North Jersey Kings
An offensive minded defenseman, McCullough helps spark the offense for North Jersey. On top of that, McCullough is a physical player with the right amount of aggression to keep the opposition away from the scoring areas.
Brendon Eigner, New Jersey Jets
One of the key parts of Eigner’s game is his ability to play the angles well thanks to his solid vision of the ice. With an active stick in the crease, Eigner keeps shooters frustrated with his coverage of the net.
Lucas Egan, New Jersey Bandits
With a quick reaction to the play, Egan comes up big for the Bandits in clutch situations. Even with the support around him, Egan is able to stand out when he’s called upon to make the crucial stop.
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.
MYHA Blue vs. Rockets Hockey Club
U14 AA’s top team in MYHA Blue takes on the undefeated Rockets Hockey Club in a can’t miss goaltending match-up. MYHA Blue is 8-1-1 and has won four of its last five games. It boasts a lethal offense and a goaltending tandem that has been lights out in Daniel Rosenstock and Mac Glazer, who have combined for three shutouts this season. The Rockets are 5-0-0 and have three shutouts in those five games. Rasmus Bergam and Liam Slattery are the goaltenders for the Rockets and both have over a .935 save percentage and under a 1.00 goals-against average. These two teams face off Saturday, October 23rd at 8:40 PM ET on Grundy Rink B.
New Jersey Jets vs. North Jersey Aspen Kings Blue
A battle of two New Jersey teams both in the top five of the U14 AA standings. The North Jersey Aspen Kings Blue team boasts an 8-0-0 record and the highest-scoring offense in U14 AA with a team total of 71 goals scored while sitting in second place. The Kings have scored eight or more goals in seven of its eight games played and are led offensively by Jase Zangara and his team-leading 33 points. The Jets are 6-2-0 and are fourth in U14 AA. New Jersey is accustomed to winning close games with four of its six victories coming in one-goal games. The team is led offensively by Maximo Rodriguez and his nine points. These two teams face off Friday, October 22nd at 8:00 PM ET at Skylands Ice World Coliseum.
Ashburn Xtreme vs. Royals Hockey Club
The Xtreme enter this showcase with a 6-2-0 record and have recorded shutout wins the past two games. Tyler Rounds has been excellent in net, recording three shutouts this season. The team has been incredible defensively, holding its opponents to three or fewer goals in all six of its wins so far. The Royals enter the showcase 5-0-0 and have the second-best team goal differential with a plus 32. The club has six players with a point per game average or higher and is led by Cole Gainsley and his ten goals. This match-up takes place Saturday, October 23rd at 3:50 PM ET at NESZ Phantoms rink.
Jake Lauterstein, Ashburn Xtreme
Lauterstein finished the Showcase with multi-point games in each of Ashburn’s four games. His seven goals and 11 points helped Ashburn go undefeated and stay at the top of the U13AA standings.
Henry Kovacs, North Jersey Avalanche
Putting up a goal-a-game, Kovac walked out of the Showcase with seven goals and ten points on the weekend. Kovacs’ goals helped the Avs finish 3-1-0 and put himself in the top-ten in divisional scoring.
Liam Ahern, New Jersey Bandits
Ahern registered at least one point in each of the four games in the Showcase, finishing with three goals and two assists on the weekend. Ahern’s balanced attack helped create goals for his teammate, while also knowing when to take the shots on net himself.
Brennan Ward, New Jersey Jets
With four goals and five points in their three games, Ward was a big part in the undefeated weekend for the Jets. His ability to drive to the net and find the chances in front, Ward has been solid for the Jets all season, leading on and off the ice.
Connor Flynn, Atlantic City Sharks
Thanks to a three assist performance in the final Showcase game, Flynn walked away this weekend with six points in four games. While he was able to set up his teammates, Flynn was able to score both goals for the Sharks in their second game on Saturday.
Sean Rue, Grundy Senators
Rue was solid from the point, with three goals in the first two contests for Grundy. Rue also provided some timely blocks and solid defensive awareness for the Senators, as they won three of their four games in the Showcase.
Juno Moon, North Jersey Avalanche
More known for their defense, Moon provided two assists for the Avalanche on the weekend. However, Moon’s responsible play in the defensive zone helped the Avs limit opponents to 2.5 goals-per-game.
Ian Seitz, Atlantic City Sharks
Starting the weekend with a shutout, Seitz was able to complete the Showcase with a 2.00 GAA and .930 save percentage. Seitz was able to keep the Sharks in all four games, making crucial saves when called upon to do so.
Ryan Barker, Grundy Senators
Winning both the games he played, Barker was solid in the Showcase. With a 2.50 GAA and .902 save percentage, Barker played a solid part of the Senators weekend and keeping them at the top-three of the U13AA Division.
North Jersey Avalanche (3-1-0, 26 GF, 11 GA): Thanks to big offensive outputs by Henry Kovacs (7g, 3a), Dylan Ferlanti (3g, 5a), and Max Ruggie (4g, 1a); the Avalanche were able to get into the top-five of the U13AA Division. The defense was also strong with the team limiting the opposition’s shots to just over 14 shots a game over the four games. Much of that defense is thanks to the likes of Juno Moon, Andrew Sherland, and Maxwell Amico.
New Jersey Jets (3-0-0, 15 GF, 11 GA): Brandon Eigner and Brennan Ward were the offensive force behind the Jets’ undefeated weekend; accounting for almost half of the Jets goals. The Jets also leave the Showcase with only one blemish on their record, keeping them in the top part of the standings.
Grundy Senators (3-1-0, 19 GF, 14 GA): Playing at home gave the Senators some good vibes, as they were able to have a .750 win percentage on the Showcase. Christopher Marshall put up five goals and nine points, with Patryk Oszer (4g, 5a) and Jake Smaron (3g) playing key scoring roles in the Showcase. Ryan Barker and Lukas Chomic were busy, as they faced an average of 32 shots a game in the four games they played.
Atlantic City Sharks (2-1-1, 12 GF, 9 GA) Defense was the big part of the Sharks’ game, allowing only eight goals in regulation for the Showcase. Goalie Ian Seitz left with a 2.00 GAA and a shutout, while Luke Burns, Billy Christopher, and Connor Flynn accounted for over half of the Sharks’ goals on the weekend.