Atlantic City Sharks vs. Haverford Hawks White – October 23, 9:45 AM
The division’s top two teams are set to do battle to get their showcase under way on Saturday. Atlantic City (8-0-0) sits in second place after going undefeated through their first eight games this season. Their offensive attack has been nearly uncontainable this season, scoring 84 goals. Three players lead the way with double-digit goal tallies and at least 20 points. Haverford (9-1-0) sits in first place with outstanding defense, only allowing 9 goals through their opening 10 games. They will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season, a 4-2 decision to Hollydell Hurricanes Black in their last game, after starting the year with nine wins. In a classic battle of defensive game plan vs. offensive attack, only one can win.
Team Philadelphia vs. New Jersey Stars – October 24, 7:30 AM
Team Philadelphia (5-1-0) will hope to continue their hot start when they meet tough opposition in New Jersey (6-3-1). Philadelphia has a strong offensive attack, averaging 6 goals per game. They are led by Brooks Angelo, as they have racked up 11 goals and 6 assists to begin the season. New Jersey also has a high powered offense, scoring 61 goals through 10 games. Four forwards have at least 10 points. Leonard Rybakov leads the way with 25 points (16 G, 9 A). The first time these teams met, Philadelphia emerged with a statement win on August 28. Will they be able to repeat that result or will New Jersey respond?
Jersey Shore Wildcats Black vs. Igloo Jaguars – October 24, 10:10 AM
Two teams with 6 wins will meet on Saturday in a matchup between Jersey Shore (6-0-0) and the Igloo Jaguars (6-2-0). The Wildcats have a very strong offense, tallying 71 goals through their first six games. Every forward has at least 6 points while three have double-digit goals this season. Their attack has not been slowed once this season, as they have not scored fewer than 5 goals in a game this season. The Jaguars have a well-rounded game plan, earning a goal differential of +23. They are led offensively by Trey Frederico, as he has 10 goals and 9 assists on the season. They also have solid team defense, allowing no more than 6 goals in a game this season. This statistic will be put to the test, however, against Wildcats.