The 16U squad has scored 12 times over their past 18 chances with the man-advantage. The power play is depositing goals at a 26% clip and has not shown any signs of slowing down. The Hitmen also had their 5-man unit score 13 seconds into a power play opportunity they had at the USPHL All-Star game in which the boys helped their team to an 8-1 win. Tyler Coffey scored twice, Brayden Patricia (1g 1a) and Tyler Sedlak (2a) all played well up front for the Hitmen as they showcased their skills in front of many scouts and colleges. Nic Petruolo and TJ Schweighardt played great defense and Liam Kelly earned the win while stopping sixteen shots. The South team sported an all-Hitmen starting lineup to begin the contest. It worked out well as Patricia found the back of the net only 21 seconds into the game.
The red-hot power play has translated into victories as the team has won seven in a row, outscoring opponents 46-10 during the streak. Coffey continues to shine within the league, amassing 51 points in only 20 games. He leads the USPHL in goals (32) and points (51). The next closest goal scorer is the Skipjack’s Clark Kerner who has scored 20 times. Sedlak is the nearest scoring Hitmen with 19 tallies (and is fourth in the league with 40 points). Mickey Burns leads the USPHL with 28 assists.