What a day! There were 13 games at the Hub City Tampa event in the NCDC, USPHL Premier and USPHL Elite Divisions.
Three of the six NCDC games were one-goal contests, and there was one major upset when standings are taken into account.
South Shore Kings 3, Northern Cyclones 2 (SO)
For the second straight day, the Kings were able to puck up a win in a tight and physical game. The shootout went the standard three aside, and three goals were scored, with Kyle Tomaso standing with the game-deciding shootout goal.
Rockets Hockey Club 4, Twin City Thunder 3
Sacred Heart University recruit Jake Bongo posted a pair of goals and two assists as well as the Rockets fought off a tough comeback attempt.
Boston Advantage 7, Philadelphia Hockey Club 1
Dante Moretti, with two goals, was one of six goal-scorers for the Advantage in this big win.
Connecticut Jr. Rangers 6, Islanders Hockey Club 3
A four-goal game by Andrey Levushkin was key to the Rangers beating one of the top squads in the North Division.
Boston Junior Bruins 5, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 4 (OT)
Northeastern University commit Jackson Dorrington scored the overtime game-winner after P.A.L. had scored two unanswered third period goals to force the OT.
Utica Jr. Comets 5, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 2
Walter Baumann collected a 1-2-3 line and Cameron Whitehead made 38 saves on 40 shots for a big opening victory for the Jr. Comets.
PWHPA All-Stars 5, Tampa Bay Juniors 2 (exh.)
Abby Roque, Hayley Scamurra, Dani Cameranesi, Jincy Dunne and Nicole Schammel all lit the lamp in the second period, as the PWHPA stormed back and won 5-3 in their ‘Hub City Tampa’ opener. (from Women’s Ice Hockey Tribune)
Islanders Hockey Club 7, Jersey Hitmen 4
Ryan Barrett (2-2-4) and Chase Conlon (0-5-5) were leaders for the Islanders as they scored five unanswered goals in the third.
Northern Cyclones 6, New York Aviators 3
Six different goal-scorers and 13 total point-scorers got in on the action.
P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 3, San Diego Sabers 1
John King had the game-winning goal and assisted on the insurance for the Isles.
Twin City Thunder 4, Connecticut Jr. Rangers 3
Alex Ray had the second period game-winner as the Thunder had to then fend off three unanswered Rangers goals for the win.
Boston Junior Bruins 6, Utica Jr. Comets 2
Ryan Decker had two goals and one assist, good for half the offense in the 6-2 win for the Junior Bruins.
Islanders Hockey Club 7, Jersey Hitmen 0
Jason Melanson scored two of the seven goals, and Austin Gilbert stopped all 17 shots in net.
Northern Cyclones 6, New York Aviators 1
The Cyclones’ Nick Super posted a 1-2-3 line.