The 2019 Spring Showcase, a key part of the recruiting process for USPHL teams in many different divisions, kicked off at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass., on Friday morning.
The Showcase, which finishes a few days before the May 15 NCDC Entry Draft, will run from May 10-12 with games in five divisions - NCDC, Premier, Elite, 18U and 16U.
Following are some of the highlights from Friday's games.
Elite: Florida Eels 7, Hitmen Futures 0
Nick Corbett, an '03 defenseman, and '02 forward Cole Haldane, each had two goals for the victorious Eels. Goalie Gino Carpineta ('02) earned the shutout victory in net.
NCDC Red: Junior Bruins Black 5, Springfield Pics 2
NCDC Green: Twin City Thunder 5, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 3
NCDC Green: South Shore Kings 4, Boston Bandits 1
James Zegel scored three goals to help the Kings to an early victory.
Premier: Hitmen Elite 4, Junior Bruins 2
Chris Kourgelis scored two goals for the Hitmen to help them to the win.
16U: CP Dynamo 6, Springfield Pics 1
CP Dynamo started the Midget event on the right foot, overcoming an early 1-0 deficit to score six unanswered goals. Noah Carpenter ('04) scored two goals and an assist, and Chris Schulman ('03) also had two goals.
Premier: Florida Eels 6, Islanders HC 18U Blue
Lucas McKay ('02) scored two goals and added one assist, and goalie Tyler Moschella ('01) made 28 saves for the shutout victory.
18U: CP Dynamo 4, Philadelphia Hockey Club 0
18U: Palmyra Black Knights 3, Islanders Hockey Club 3
Palmyra's Owen Carpenter tied the game with 5 seconds remaining to set the final score.
NCDC Red: P.A.L. Jr. Islanders Orange 10, Connecticut Jr. Rangers 1
Domenic Settimo ('00) scored three goals, and Christos Carminis ('00) added two more as the Jr. Islanders opened up the offense on Friday afternoon.
16U: Jersey Shore Whalers 3, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 0
NCDC Green: P.A.L. Jr. Islanders White 4, Northern Cyclones 3
Matthew Alletto scored the game-winning goal with 2:29 remaining in the second half.
NCDC Green: N.J. Rockets White 3, Jersey Hitmen Carolina 1
The Rockets came back from being down 1-0 early to score three unanswered goals, the last two coming from Christopher Henn ('00).
NCDC Red: Jersey Hitmen Navy 3, Utica Jr. Comets 1
In another comeback from a 1-0 deficit, this time it was the Hitmen scoring two in the second half for the victory. Mason Beecher ('00) had the game-winner early in the second half.
16U: Islanders Hockey Club White 4, Philadelphia Hockey Club 3
Premier: Somang 18U 5, Springfield Pics Elite 0
Jeremy Girard ('00) had the shutout in net for Somang 18U.
Elite: Somang 16U 5, Islanders Hockey Club 16U Orange 1
Ryusei Kawamura ('03) picked up a pair of goals for Somang.
NCDC Green: Rochester Jr. Monarchs Gold 2, Junior Bruins Gold 1
18U: Jersey Hitmen Blue 6, New York Aviators Red 0
John Werber ('01) was in net for the shutout, and Keith Goldberg ('01) scored a hat trick.
16U: Utica Jr. Comets 2, New York Aviators 0
Peyton Kimball registered the shutout for the winning Jr. Comets.
16U: Palmyra Black Knights 2, Jersey Hitmen 2
Kyle Barbera ('03) scored at 8:47 remaining in the second half to tie the game for the Hitmen. Cole McCulley had a goal and an assist for the Black Knights.
NCDC Red: Islanders Hockey Club 2, Jersey Hitmen White 1
NCDC Red: Rochester Monarchs Blue 2, New Jersey Rockets Red 1
Continuing the theme of the day, the Monarchs came back from a 1-0 deficit to win the game. Donnie Feldman ('00) scored the game-winner for Rochester with 5:37 remaining in the second half.
NCDC Red: Junior Bruins Black 5, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders Orange 3
The Junior Bruins Black earned their second win of the tournament. P.A.L. fell to 1-1.
NCDC Red: Connecticut Jr. Rangers 3, Springfield Pics Premier 2
The Connecticut Jr. Rangers earned their first win of the tournament thus far.
18U: New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 7, Philadelphia Hockey Club 0
The Monarchs benefited from seven different goal-scorers in their first victory of the showcase.
16U: Boston Bandits 6, Springfield Pics 2
The Bandits rebounded greatly from a 1-0 deficit, as defenseman Dom Mauretti ('03) scored the Bandits' first two goals and they just rolled from there.
NCDC Green: P.A.L. Jr. Islanders White 3, New Jersey Rockets White 2
Shane Ahlers ('02) scored what stood up as the game-winning goal. It was the Jr. Islanders White squad's second win of the day, and the Rockets White (1-1) took their first loss.
18U: CP Dynamo 8, Palmyra Black Knights 1
Adam Burke and Brendan Murphy each scored two goals for CP Dynamo, which won its second game of the showcase. Palmyra, who had an exciting tie earlier in the day, took its first defeat.
16U: New Jersey Rockets 6, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 1
The Rockets scored three goals in each of the first and second halves for the victory. They moved to 1-1 in the tournament, and the Monarchs fell to 0-2.
16U: Jersey Shore Whalers 6, CP Dynamo 3
After this game was tied 3-3 with 10:41 remaining in the second half, the Whalers scored three unanswered goals for the win and a 2-0 record.
Elite: Somang 16U 10, Hitmen Futures 2
Seiya Kudoh ('02) scored five goals in total, including four in a row bridging the first and second halves. This was the second win for Somang 16U and the second loss for Hitmen Futures.
16U: Philadelphia Hockey Club 5, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 3
Philadelphia improved to 1-1, while P.A.L. dropped to 2-0 in the tournament.
Premier: South Shore Kings 3, Hockey Students Montreal 3
Jacob Mitchell ('99) scored the game-tying goal and also had an assist in both teams' first game.
More scores coming soon.