Haverford Hawks vs. Atlantic City Sharks, September 25th, 9:50 AM
Both of these teams have had plenty of close match-ups leading up to this point, which will make this probably one of the tighter contests of the showcase. Sharks’ goalie Casey Smith has only allowed eight goals in 116 shots against (.931 save percentage), while Haverford has a goals-per-game average of 3.7 over six AHF games. One big plus for Haverford is how they’re able to distribute their goal-scoring with 11 players having at least a goal in AHF contests. Atlantic City prides themselves on defense, however, allowing an average of 25 shots a game in their five games this season.
Montgomery Youth Hockey Blue vs. North Jersey Skyland Kings Navy, September 25th, 11:50 AM
Two teams who have identical records (5-0-0) and identical goal differential (+18) will battle on Saturday morning. North Jersey’s Ayden Greenberg has five goals in five games and will try to continue his hot streak. Greenberg will have back-up, as Braden Peck and Robbie Myshkoff have four goals of their own this season. They’ll have to go up against Liam Jukas, who sports a 0.99 GAA, as well as the rest of the Blue Devils defense that has held their opposition to 20.6 shots-per-game. Not to mention Connor Hall for Montgomery, who has 10 points in five games.
York Devils vs. Ashburn Xtreme, September 25th, 2:25 PM
Two teams with explosive offenses and stingy defenses will go head-to-head on Saturday. York has been on a roll in AHF play, letting in only two goals in their last three division contests, while Ashburn has only been held to under five goals once in AHF play. Ashburn’s Landon Street’s 2.25 points-per-game this season is tops in the U16 AA division, while Jack Kline and Paul Allison have provided some scoring punch of the Xtreme, as well. York, however, likes to move the puck around with 16 skaters having at least one point this season. Add that to John Castle’s solid performance in net so far, this might be the marquee match-up of the showcase.