York Devils vs. North Jersey Avalanche
The York Devils enter this weekend’s showcase with an 8-1-1 record and are tied for first in U18 A with the North Jersey Aspen Kings Blue. One of the two losses for York? A 3-2 shootout loss to the Avalanche back in August. They are the highest-scoring team in the league with 49 total goals scored and have the best goal differential with a +28 margin. They have four players with over a point-per-game average and are led by Anthony Woodard’s eight goals and 15 points (both lead the team). The North Jersey Avalanche is the second highest-scoring team with 45 total goals. The Aves are third in 18U A with a 6-2-1 record and are led by U18 A’s leading goal (11) and point scorer (16) Camilo Ramirez. The game will take place Saturday, September 25th at 2:50 PM ET.
North Jersey Aspen Kings Blue vs. Maryland Jr. Black Bears
This match-up boasts two top-five teams in the U18 A division. The Aspen Kings are 8-1-1 and have allowed the lowest amount of goals against (18) amongst teams that have played more than five games. Ryan Solotist leads the way offensively for the Kings, recording 13 points in ten games. This total is good enough for the fifth-highest in 18U A. The Maryland Jr. Black Bears are fifth in U18 A with a record of 5-3-0. Offensively they are led by Edmond O’Connell with nine goals and eleven points while being held down in between the pipes by Alexander Nalepa and his .930 save percentage. The last time these two teams met the Kings defeated the Black Bears 3-0. This match-up will take place on Sunday, September 26th at 9:30 AM ET.
MYHA Gold vs. New Jersey Bandits
MYHA Gold head into the showcase undefeated with a record of 5-0-0 while scoring 32 goals in those games. They have two undefeated goalies in Julien Piche and Federick Horowitz who both have a save percentage higher than .920 and three players with over a point per game average. The New Jersey Bandits are 4-3-0, scoring 28 goals in those games. Mathew Healey’s eight assists are good enough for being tied for third in 18U A in that category. MYHA won the prior game in August by a score of 7-2. This game will take place on Saturday, September 25th at 11:20 AM ET.
MYHA Blue vs. Grundy Senators
This match-up highlights the top two teams in the U18 AA division. MYHA Blue currently leads U18 AA with a record of 5-1-0 and a league-best +27 goal differential. Forward TJ Kouba leads U18 AA in point scoring with 15 points in just six games. Goalie Sebastien Blanc leads the way in the net with a 3-0-0 record. He has only allowed two goals in those three games. The Grundy Senators are second in U18 AA with a 5-3-0 record. Michael McVey’s 11 points, the Senators are tied with the North Jersey Avalanche for the highest goal total in the league with 38. This will be the first meeting between these two teams. It will take place Saturday, September 25th at 6:50 PM ET.
North Jersey Avalanche vs. Delaware Ducks
The Avalanche enter this weekend’s showcase tied with the Senators for the highest-scoring team in the league with 38 total goals. The Ave’s 5-5-0 record is good enough for third in U18 AA. Led by forwards Jack Flatley and Danny Mauriber (both with 13 points), the Aves look to use a strong offensive attack to slow down the Delaware Ducks. The Ducks (3-3-0) are on a two-game win streak and are led by forward Nicholas Lawson and his nine points. This will also be the first meeting between these two teams. The game will be played on Saturday, September 25th at 9:30 AM ET.
Philadelphia Blazers vs. Ashburn Xtreme
The Blazers enter the showcase with a perfect 4-0-0 record and have outscored its opponents 28-3. They have received excellent goaltending performances from Anthony Perti and Colin McKey who both have save percentages over .930 while scoring at least six or more goals in three of its four games. The Ashburn Xtreme are 3-1-0 and have scored 30 goals in that span. Led by Andrew Kurowski and his 13 points (good enough for second in U18 AA), they look to avenge its loss to the Blazers back in August by a score of 3-1. The game will take place Saturday, September 25th at 5:10 PM ET.
Haverford Hawks vs. Atlantic City Sharks, September 25th, 9:50 AM
Both of these teams have had plenty of close match-ups leading up to this point, which will make this probably one of the tighter contests of the showcase. Sharks’ goalie Casey Smith has only allowed eight goals in 116 shots against (.931 save percentage), while Haverford has a goals-per-game average of 3.7 over six AHF games. One big plus for Haverford is how they’re able to distribute their goal-scoring with 11 players having at least a goal in AHF contests. Atlantic City prides themselves on defense, however, allowing an average of 25 shots a game in their five games this season.
Montgomery Youth Hockey Blue vs. North Jersey Skyland Kings Navy, September 25th, 11:50 AM
Two teams who have identical records (5-0-0) and identical goal differential (+18) will battle on Saturday morning. North Jersey’s Ayden Greenberg has five goals in five games and will try to continue his hot streak. Greenberg will have back-up, as Braden Peck and Robbie Myshkoff have four goals of their own this season. They’ll have to go up against Liam Jukas, who sports a 0.99 GAA, as well as the rest of the Blue Devils defense that has held their opposition to 20.6 shots-per-game. Not to mention Connor Hall for Montgomery, who has 10 points in five games.
York Devils vs. Ashburn Xtreme, September 25th, 2:25 PM
Two teams with explosive offenses and stingy defenses will go head-to-head on Saturday. York has been on a roll in AHF play, letting in only two goals in their last three division contests, while Ashburn has only been held to under five goals once in AHF play. Ashburn’s Landon Street’s 2.25 points-per-game this season is tops in the U16 AA division, while Jack Kline and Paul Allison have provided some scoring punch of the Xtreme, as well. York, however, likes to move the puck around with 16 skaters having at least one point this season. Add that to John Castle’s solid performance in net so far, this might be the marquee match-up of the showcase.
Philadelphia Blazers vs. Team Philadelphia – Sept. 24, 8:00 PM
Kicking off the showcase with a bang, the two Philadelphia squads will meet in a battle for the lead in the U15 AA standings. The teams will both enter the game with eight points through their first six games, owning identical 4-2-0 records. The Blazers have leaned on their group-leading 23 goals, paced by team-leader Colin Fera (4 goals). Meanwhile, Team Philadelphia has relied on fantastic defense and stellar netminding of Shahzad Bolduc (.923 save %, leads group) and Justin Koehler (.914 save %). Team Philadelphia has posted the best goal differential among all U15 AA teams, scoring 11 more goals than they have allowed.
Tomorrow’s Ice Selects vs. North Jersey Avalanche – Sept. 25, 11:40 AM
This game will feature two mid-standings teams battling to improve position and close the gap on the league leaders. North Jersey, who enter the showcase in third place, own a record of 2-3-0 through their first five games and will look for more standout performances from U15 AA leading point-scorer, Tommy Corazza (2 G, 7 A), and joint goals leader, Filip Hidas (6 goals). The Ice Selects, who enter the showcase in fourth place, own a 1-2-1 record through their first four games. They are led on the point sheet by Peter Mood (4 G, 1 A) and Ryan Kulak (1 G, 4 A).
Grundy Senators vs. North Jersey Aspen Kings Grey, September 24th, 6:50 PM
This game is a rematch of an epic at the opening showcase, which saw an eight-round shootout end with Grundy coming out on top. The Senators are coming in hot with a five-game winning streak in AHF and top scorer Evan Eisler having eight points (5g, 3a) in his last four games. North Jersey matches that with Nick Falco in the line-up, who has 13 points (10g, 3a) in seven games this season. These teams are separated by only two points in the AHF U16 A Gold standings.
Jersey Shore Wildcats Black vs. Delaware Ducks, September 24th, 7:15 PM
One of the highest scoring teams in the division will take on one of the toughest defenses in the division. Six players from Jersey Shore have five or more goals on the season: Tony Brandl (10), Nicholas Fanizza (9), Jason Sassano (9), Michael Rivelli (5), Matthew Doherty (5), and Daniel Daluise (5). For Delaware, only Paul Cisar (7) and Kevin Christensen (5) have over five goals; they have limited teams to only 13.4 shots-per-game in their five games this season.
St. James (Showcase) vs. York Devils, September 25th, 11:20 AM
Two teams at the middle of the table for the U16 A Silver have plenty to play for to crack the top-four on the division. St. James as a Showcase-only squad has plenty to prove in a shorter time. Both Ian Martin (2g, 3a) and Colin Regan (3g, 1a) have done well upfront for the offense with Bennett Mullin (3g) and Marcus Rector (3a) providing support on the backend. Rylan Schneider has been a star for York with 14 goals in seven games, while he has plenty of support from Colin Chapman (2g, 6a) and Gavin Smith (3g, 3a).
Team Philadelphia had a perfect showing this past weekend, going 3-0-0 in three games. The team outscored its opponents 10-2 and took out the top two teams in U18 A in the process. Led by Tyler Krick’s four points, the team improved its overall record to 7-1-0.
North Jersey Avalanche
The North Jersey Avalanche had a heavy workload this past weekend, playing four games in two days. Despite this, they were able to secure three wins. The team’s leading scorer Camilo Ramirez continued his successful season with four points in as many games and Michael McCarthy was lights out in between the pipes, recording two shutout wins. McCarthy turned aside 48 saves combined in those two games.
The Haverford Hawks shot up the standings this week, going 3-0-0 at the showcase. The Hawks are now 8-4-0 with 16 points, good enough for fourth place in U18 A. Highlighted by Andrew Knight’s four goals and seven points, Haverford put up a combined 16 goals and proved to be one of the toughest offenses to stop this past weekend.
MYHA Blue stayed at the top spot in the U18 AA standings, going 4-0-0 at the showcase and improving to 9-1-0 overall. MYHA Blue was dominant, outscoring its opponents 25-7 with players contributing from up and down the lineup. Seamus McNally extended his point streak to six games, using the four games this past weekend to score five goals and eight points.
North Jersey Avalanche
The North Jersey Avalanche jumped into second place in U18 AA this past weekend, going 4-0-0 and improved its win streak to nine games. The Aves outscored its opponents 27-5 and were led by Luke Hulbert’s excellent weekend performance, scoring five goals and eight points.
The Ashburn Xtreme is another team that was able to go 4-0-0 this past weekend, improving to 7-1-0 and moving to third in the 18U AA standings. The Xtreme outscored its opponents 26-8 and were led by the team’s leading point scorer Andrew Kurowski, who tallied six goals and eleven points. Ashburn also got a big goaltending performance from Leo Quattron, turning aside 20 shots in a 4-0 win over the Haverford Hawks.
Montgomery Youth Hockey Blue (4-0-0, 19 GF, 2 GA): With other solid teams in front of them Montgomery was able to vault over them and end up the weekend at the top of the U16 AA Standings. Only allowing two goals on the weekend helped out, as did keeping teams to an average of 17 shots on goal in their four games. Patrick McNeice (5g, 1a) and Connor Hall (1g, 4a) played solidly, as the team had 11 different goal-scorers in the Showcase.
North Jersey Aspen Kings Blue (4-0-0, 18 GF, 8 GA): A big weekend helped the Aspen Kings Blue squad jump to a tie for fourth place in the U16 AA division. Ryan Walter showed solid form with five points (2g, 3a) on the weekend, with help from Blake Stevens (2g, 4a) from the blue line. Both Connor Thomas and Soren Torlucci were stellar in net, both finishing with a 2-0-0 record and 2.00 GAA.
North Jersey Skylands Kings White (4-0-0, 18 GF, 6 GA): Coming into the weekend with only one win, the Skylands Kings White team knew they had plenty to prove and did just that with an undefeated weekend. Adam Stefanick (3g, 2a), Quinn Boudreau (2g, 4a), and Jack Boudreau (2g, 3a) helped kickstart the offense, while Nicholas Lombardo was lights out in net with a 2-0-0 record and .968 save percentage.
Team Philadelphia Black (4-0-0, 37 GF, 2 GA): Coming into the tournament undefeated at 6-0-0, Team Philadelphia Black made sure they left the Showcase undefeated. Asserting dominance in every aspect of the games, Team Philadelphia held teams to only 52 shots on goal in their four games. Not only that, their goal-scoring was spread around with 14 different goal-scorers in the Showcase, with Ben Falicki (8) and Anthony Logiurato (7) leading the way.
Grundy Senators (4-0-0, 17 GF, 7 GA): With an undefeated record in the Showcase, Grundy is at the top of the U16 A Gold standings. Logan Doyle had a breakout weekend with four goals in the team’s first game and six overall for the weekend. The team defense held the opposition to under 20 shots-per-game, while Ricky Gonzalez recorded a .922 save percentage and Aidan Hullings had a 1.50 GAA with both finishing with two wins a piece.
Brick Hockey Club (4-0-0, 23 GF, 11 GA): Even though they are denoted as a Silver Division team, Brick played three of their four games against Gold Division rivals and came out victorious in every one. Aidan Rozell was stellar again, putting home five goals and adding four assists on the weekend. Thomas Findley helped with the offense with two goals and five points on the weekend.
It was an undefeated weekend for Team Philadelphia, who left the showcase with a 3-0-0 record. The team won its opener against rival Philadelphia Blazers by the score of 3-0, led by a 26-save shutout turned in by Justin Koehler. Team Philadelphia went on to top the New Jersey Jets in a 3-2 shootout thriller. The team was backed in this game by Brendan Chandler, who scored twice in regulation and netted the only goal in the shootout, and by Shahzad Bolduc, who made 18 saves during regulation and went a perfect 3-for-3 in the shootout. The team closed out the effort with a dominant 6-1 victory over Tomorrow’s Ice Selects, as Broden Foley and Jack Biruk each scored twice. The team now has a three point lead over the second place Blazers, as they own a 7-2-0 record (14 points) over nine games.
A surprise riser, MYHA took third place in the division on the power of a seven-point weekend, going 3-0-1 over their four games. They opened the showcase with a 6-0 win over St. James, as Grady Sellman had two goals and Jeremy Eager backstopped a shutout. MYHA followed this with a statement 6-4 win over second place Philadelphia Blazers, thanks to a Reilly Doherty hat trick. The team won again later that day, earning a 3-1 decision over Tomorrow’s Ice Selects, as Sellman, Doherty, and Asher Wang scored goals. It took the New Jersey Jets, a U16 Gold squad, a shootout to stop a potential 4-0 weekend, as MYHA got two third period goals to force the shootout. The team now has a 4-4-1 record and improved their goal differential to -1. If MYHA can maintain this level of play, they have the potential to lead the way in the division.
The Blazers went 1-2-1 on the showcase, but they had some noteworthy performances along the way. The team earned a dominant 4-1 win over the North Jersey Avalanche, racking up 34 shots and getting goals from four different sources. Jacob-Daniel Summerfield also saved 22-of-23 shots in net, contributing to the win. The Blazers also pushed the New Jersey Jets to the brink, forcing a five-round shootout in a 4-3 loss.