York Devils vs. North Jersey Avalanche
The York Devils enter this weekend’s showcase with an 8-1-1 record and are tied for first in U18 A with the North Jersey Aspen Kings Blue. One of the two losses for York? A 3-2 shootout loss to the Avalanche back in August. They are the highest-scoring team in the league with 49 total goals scored and have the best goal differential with a +28 margin. They have four players with over a point-per-game average and are led by Anthony Woodard’s eight goals and 15 points (both lead the team). The North Jersey Avalanche is the second highest-scoring team with 45 total goals. The Aves are third in 18U A with a 6-2-1 record and are led by U18 A’s leading goal (11) and point scorer (16) Camilo Ramirez. The game will take place Saturday, September 25th at 2:50 PM ET.
North Jersey Aspen Kings Blue vs. Maryland Jr. Black Bears
This match-up boasts two top-five teams in the U18 A division. The Aspen Kings are 8-1-1 and have allowed the lowest amount of goals against (18) amongst teams that have played more than five games. Ryan Solotist leads the way offensively for the Kings, recording 13 points in ten games. This total is good enough for the fifth-highest in 18U A. The Maryland Jr. Black Bears are fifth in U18 A with a record of 5-3-0. Offensively they are led by Edmond O’Connell with nine goals and eleven points while being held down in between the pipes by Alexander Nalepa and his .930 save percentage. The last time these two teams met the Kings defeated the Black Bears 3-0. This match-up will take place on Sunday, September 26th at 9:30 AM ET.
MYHA Gold vs. New Jersey Bandits
MYHA Gold head into the showcase undefeated with a record of 5-0-0 while scoring 32 goals in those games. They have two undefeated goalies in Julien Piche and Federick Horowitz who both have a save percentage higher than .920 and three players with over a point per game average. The New Jersey Bandits are 4-3-0, scoring 28 goals in those games. Mathew Healey’s eight assists are good enough for being tied for third in 18U A in that category. MYHA won the prior game in August by a score of 7-2. This game will take place on Saturday, September 25th at 11:20 AM ET.