North Jersey Aspen Kings Grey: Being in the top-three of the standings, North Jersey showed plenty of teamwork with 10 players having at least a point this season. Landon Brookes (17g, 2a), Dylan Branigan (8g, 7a), and Brady Shetler (6g, 6a) are all in double-digits for points, while goalie Jackson Maloney has six wins on the season in his seven starts. With a balanced attack and everyone on the team contributing, the Aspen Kings Grey squad should be prepared for a solid showing this weekend.
Montgomery Youth Hockey Blue: With three straight wins in AHF play, Montgomery is riding a solid wave of success. While Jacob Guzman and Eric Myers have produced goals up-front, John Jacobs and Larry Du have provided just as much from the blue line. All four have four or more goals this season, while also helping limit the shots on net in their defensive end. In this three-game win streak, Montgomery has outpaced their opponents by a score of 15-4, which should help them going into the Showcase weekend.
North Jersey Bandits Red: The Bandits Red team offers a good look at variety in their team. While only playing four games, 13 players have scored at least one goal, and 10 players have scored multiple goals. Conor Madigan and Raffaele Macchiavello lead the way with five goals a piece, as goalie Matt Cook has a 2.75 GAA in his four games. The Bandits should give teams fits with their ability to produce offense up and down the bench, as well as be responsible in their own end to keep the puck out.
Tomorrow’s Ice North Stars White: With five straight wins, the North Stars White crew come into the showcase with plenty of confidence. Connor Derenick leads the way with 17 goals, but the team has been able to spread out the scoring with 10 other players having a goal in the team’s six games of AHF competition. Lukas Elek and Tomas Ancinec have been swapping roles in goal to success, while also being able to skate out when they aren’t suited up between the pipes.
Philadelphia Blazers: Undefeated in AHF play, the Blazers have plenty of scoring to go around in their line-up with two players– Kayden Wetherell (18) and Johnny Stokes (16)– in the teens for goals. But it’s not all offense, as their defense has taken care of business as well. Allowing only ten shots on goal a game, it has allowed Quinn Donofry to have a 1.43 GAA after seven games this season.