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