New Jersey Bandits vs. Grundy Senators, Friday October 22nd: Starting off the Showcase are the second and third place teams in the standings. It will be a rubber match, as well, as each team has a win over the other this season. New Jersey’s Theo Herman comes into the Showcase with a seven-game point streak, while Evan Pierri, Jason Kilpatrick, and Liam Ahern have three points a piece against Grundy on the season. Grundy’s Christopher Marshall, Patryk Oszer, and Shane Hicks have been big offensive factors, combining for 28 goals, though they only have four goals against the Bandits this season. Sean Rue and Lucas Gonzalez have contributed well from the blue line with four goals from the back-end.
North Jersey Avalanche vs. Team Philadelphia, Saturday October 23rd: Tied in points in the standings, North Jersey and Philadelphia will take on each other for the first time this year. North Jersey boasts a solid defensive game, with goalies Tyler Um and Ryan Felenstein only allowing 14 goals in their seven match-ups. They’ve gotten aid from Juno Moon, Aiden Chun, and Andrew Sherland, who have patrolled their defensive end to help the low-scoring output from the opposition. Philadelphia will test out the Avalanche defense, with Bradan Fisher and Michael O’Connor both coming into the Showcase with three-game point streaks. Declan Herr and Kevin Lang have provided solid vision coming out of their zone, with Lang leading the defense in assists with three.
Rockets Hockey Club vs. Atlantic City Sharks, Saturday October 23rd: Two teams who are close in the standings and close in their goals-for and goals-against. Rockets’ forward Rhone Armijo is coming into the Showcase with a six-game point streak, racking up 10 goals and an assist in those six games. Andrew Summa led Rockets Hockey Club with a goal and an assist in the previous meeting this year between the two teams. Paul Lavigna and Connor Flynn lead the way for Atlantic City, putting up a combined 13 goals on the season, with Flynn scoring twice against Rockets previously this year.