Ashburn Rebels: The Rebels have played solidly in all of their games this season. Graydon Powers and Travis Brecht have led the way in goal-scoring, but John Ripke, Brodie DeVelli, and Henry Povlich have done a great job getting them the puck in prime scoring areas. Ashburn has been solid on the defensive side as well with only 11 goals-against in their four match-ups.
Patriot Selects: With only one game of AHF action, the Selects have shown the ability to move the puck around, with six players notching a point in the game– Patrick Knox, Justin Jackson, and Connor McGovern having a multi-point. On top of that, they only surrendered one goal, which shows they don’t skimp on the defensive side of the puck.
West Chester Wolverines: Things may have not been easy for the Wolverines, but they’ve stuck to it and kept grinding. Maksim Soumis, Jacob Cleaver, Joey Gilbert, Archie Strode, and Connor Oddo all have registered points for the team. They have kept to their game plan and played hard, showing the spirit of the game when they’re on the ice.
Hollydell Selects: Hollydell has played two tight games under the AHF banner. Roman Weed (3g, 1a) and Joseph Mastalski (1g, 2a) have shown off their offensive prowess, while Elvis Settlemyre has held his own between the pipes. With more games in this showcase to come, Hollydell will surely have many more players ready to get on the scoresheet and have a successful weekend.
Three New Competitors: This Showcase also welcomes three new competitors who haven’t played in the AHF this season. Hard Edge Selects, Aspen Aviators, and Pennsauken Pilots join in on the party this weekend, which should add to the solid competition we’ve seen already in the Mite B Division.
New Jersey Outlaws
The team staked their claim as a dominant force in the division, recording a perfect 4-0-0 weekend and a goal differential of +57. The team exploded for a big win over the Ashburn Rebels in their third game of the showcase. In that game, Rocco Luppino scored a hat trick and added four assists, good for an impressive seven-point outing. Aaralyn Shen also scored three goals and added three assists for a six-point game. Shen scored hat tricks in three of the four games and had two goals in the other game. The Outlaws excel at maximizing offensive output and limiting attacks, as they have only allowed an average of 5.2 shots on goal defensively over the course of the season.
West Chester Wolverines
The Wolverines started their season with a tidy 3-1-0 showing in the showcase, only falling to the New Jersey Outlaws. The team earned their first win in a 9-8 shootout win over the Ashburn Rebels before closing out the weekend with a pair of large wins. In their last game, against the Iceland Hamilton Huskies, Jacskon Mahalik netted five goals, taking them to the team lead with nine through four games. The Wolverines really found their legs after their first win and began firing on all cylinders, so expect it to continue in the future.
North Jersey Blizzard
Going 2-2-0 on the weekend, North Jersey had another strong showing on the AHF circuit. They opened the showcase with an win over Venom, which featured five goals off the stick of Miles Lee, contributing to his team-high 11 goals on the season. The Blizzard also topped Iceland Hamilton for the second time this season. Team points leader, defenseman James Wolfsohn, had his best offensive effort in this game as he had three goals and an assist. The team continues their trend of alternating wins and losses so far this season, as they stand with a 3-3-0 record with an even goal differential, but should they find a consistent offensive output, the Blizzard will be a team to watch.
Patriot Selects vs. Hollydell Selects
The top two teams in Mite B square off in each team’s first game of the showcase. The Patriot Selects boast some of the best team numbers with a league-leading 78 goals for while only allowing 22 goals against. The team is 7-0-1 on the year so far and is led by Connor McGovern and his 27 points in just eight games played. Hollydell enters this match up with the second-best record in Mite B at 2-4-1. Offensively, the team is led by Joseph Mastalski who has 12 points in just seven games. The last time these two teams met was back on October 16th where the Patriot Selects won 5-1. This matchup will take place Saturday, November 6th with puck drop scheduled for 8:00 AM ET at York Ice Arena Rink 1.
Aspen Aviators vs. West Chester Wolverines
The Aviators enter this weekend’s showcase at 2-2-0. The team boasts a talented and deep roster with seven players at a point per game average or higher. Tommy Tatum leads the way with four goals and five points as the team looks to build on its recent hot streak, winning two of its last three games. The Wolverines are the league’s third-highest scoring team with 38 goals and have scored 12 total goals in its last three games. West Chester has received scoring from all over its lineup, including 11 goals from defenseman Maksim Soumis. Puck drop is slated for 9:30 AM ET at York Ice Arena Rink 1 on Saturday, November 6th.
Pennsauken Pilots vs. Hollydell Selects (Mite A)
The Pilots sit at third place in Mite B with a record of 2-3-0 and have totaled 41 goals as a team. Pennsauken has won two of its last three games and was 37 goals in its last four games. Forward Brock Danenhower has been a force for the Pilots, scoring 22 goals so far this season. They will be tasked with trying to stop a Mite A team eager to show what it can do. Hollydell Selects A has eight skaters with at least one point this season, led by Corey Hewes and his eight points in as many games. The two teams will face off Saturday, November 6th at 8:15 AM ET at York Ice Arena Rink 2.
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.
Mite B’s top team stayed at the top spot of the standings this past weekend, going 3-1-0 in the four games they played. Justin Jackson had an excellent performance for the team, scoring six goals and seven points total. The Patriots scored 23 goals total in the four games, bringing the team total to 100 on the season.
West Chester Wolverines
The Wolverines got the job done in the two games they played at the Mite Showcase, going 2-0-0. They scored an impressive 12 goals in two games and got contributions from all across the line-up. Led by Jacob Cleaver and his four points, the Wolverines look to continue to climb the Mite B standings.
The Aspen Aviators slot themselves at third place in the Mite B standings and picked up a very impressive victory this past weekend. Led by Tommy Tatem’s hattrick performance, they were able to hand first-place Patriots Selects its first loss of the season with an 8-4 win. This win improves the team to 3-2-0 as they continue to make an impact in the Atlantic Hockey Federation.
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.