Brody Acropolis, Brick Hockey Club
Leading the team in all offensive categories, Acropolis netted two hat tricks during the showcase. His 11 points was tied for first among all U14A players in the showcase.
Spencer Applebaum, Jersey Shore Wildcats White
With nine goals and 11 points in three games, Applebaum put the Wildcats on his shoulders in the showcase. The drive in Applebaum was noticeable with his strong skating and relentless play all throughout the weekend.
Connor Blewett, Philadelphia Blazers
Despite not being the biggest player on the ice, Blewett showed up in a big way being a pest and not giving up an inch for the puck all weekend. Blewett’s heart and soul effort showed the fight that was in the Blazers team in the showcase.
Ben Skutnik, North Jersey Aspen Kings Grey
The kid known as “Spuds” led the team in points with seven, four of them being goals. The center was playing with plenty of jump in his play and knew this was a place for him to step up his game to another level.
Connor Martin, Haverford Hawks White
With six goals in four games, Martin helped the Hawks offensively by also leading the team in points with nine. Despite being short handed at center, Martin compete and energy shone through and kept the Hawks going all weekend.
Brandon Clayton, Jersey Shore Wildcats Black
Leading the way with six goals and eight points, Clayton’s skill was on full display this weekend. With his magician-like puck handling, Clayton chipped in on one-third of his team’s scoring.
Braeden McClure, York Devils
With a two-goal game to open up the showcase, McClure helped the Devils’ offensive production. Not only that, but McClure was a big part of the marathon shootout by netting four goals on his attempts.
Kaden Longo, Team Philadelphia
A new addition to Team Philadelphia who is proving to be a strong offensive threat. Put up 5 points in the opening weekend, contributing points in three of four games. Also brings a balanced approach and demonstrates his ability to play on both ends of the ice.
Brendan Cardarelli, Team Philadelphia
A versatile player who made the transition from defense to offense in the second game of the weekend as Team Philadelphia made some early season adjustments. During his first game on offense, Brendan put up an impressive two goals and three assists.
Luke Rudo, Brick Hockey Club
Not a part of the pre-tournament players to watch, Rudo made a case to be on that list from here on out. Rudo led the BHC defense in scoring with two goals and four points on the weekend, as well as helping his team secure two shutouts for their goalie.
Brandon Truax, Haverford Hawks White
A dual threat on the back-end and playing a little forward, Truax added plenty of physical presence to the Haverford game. The physical play of Truax gave the Hawks that extra spark when they needed it.
Charlie Wagenbach, North Jersey Aspen Kings Grey
Having to play every other shift definitely got Wagenbach noticed this weekend. The left-handed defenseman battled throughout the weekend and was able to tally an assist in the opening game of the weekend.
Leah Yedwab, Igloo Jaguars
Making sure to stand her ground, Yedwab was a presence in front of the Jaguars’ net and didn’t back down from a battle. With a solid hockey IQ and quick feet, Yedwab has a breakout performance for herself this weekend.
Drew Diech, Igloo Jaguars
With a flair for the dramatic, Diech got his first win with the Jaguars in a 13-round shootout against York. To add onto that, in his next game, Diech put up a shutout to mark his save percentage at .935 for the showcase.
Merrick Ferreira, North Jersey Aspen Kings Grey
Only allowing two goals on the weekend Ferreira was more than solid between the pipes. Stopping 50 out of 52 shots, Ferreira came away from the weekend with a .962 save percentage.
Bruno Mainardi, Haverford Hawks White
With timely saves and great communication with his defense, Mainardi kept the Hawks confidence high with him between the pipes. His communication helped stymie the forecheck, while also allowing a good first past out of the zone.
Zidane Brena, Team Philadelphia
Came out strong in his opening appearance of the year, making several dynamic saves which enabled his team to gain some momentum in their first game of the season. Also stood strong during a very tight game that eventually went to overtime. Zidane will be half of the very strong goaltending duo that Team Philadelphia has this year.