Pictured: Drew Bennett (Photo by Joshua Boyd / USPHL.com)
U18 Tier 1 Elite NB
Congrats to Future Wildcat Liam Devlin
Junior Eagles forward Liam Devlin committed to the University of New Hampshire this past week. Devlin has a goal and two assists through three games this season, with one point coming in each.
Busy Start and lots of scoring for Top Gun/NE Fall Prep
The Top Gun/NE Fall Prep squad has been thrown right into the fire with seven games played already.
At 3-4-0 and with six points they sit atop the division heading into the second full weekend of play. The Boston Junior Eagles (2-0-0-1) and Mid-Fairfield Rangers (2-1-0-1) sit right behind them tied for second place with five points each.
Bennett And Casey Top Gunners
Top Gun has lit the lamp 21 times and they’ve been led by center Drew Bennett and right wing Rory Casey. Each forward has six points in seven games with four goals and two assists. Casey and Bennett sit second in scoring behind Mid-Fairfield Jr. Rangers forward Joe Musa who has four goals and three assists, but has only played four games thus far.
Blue Line Special
Top Gun defenseman Andrius Kulbis-Marino leads all defenseman in goals thus far with three lamplighters, to go along with two assists. His five points is tied for most by a defenseman with Junior Eagles rearguard Jake Flynn who has two goals and three assists. However, Flynn has done that in just three games, while Kulbis-Marino did it across seven games.
Between The Pipes
South Shore Kings goalie Preston Baille is off to a strong start at 1-1-0-0 with a miniscule 1.59 goals-against average. Mid-Fairfield Junior Rangers netminder Cam Fernandez (2-1-0-1, 2.27) has also been stingy between the pipes.
The weekend ahead
With Top Gun and the Junior Rangers idle in league play this weekend, the Junior Eagles will have a golden chance to gain ground in the standings. They will play the Boston Bulldogs (0-1-0-0) at Flynn Rink at 6 p.m. Saturday and then face the Little Bruins (0-1-0-0) at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Warrior Arena.
U16 Tier 1 Elite NB
Cape Cod With A Whale Of A Start
The Whalers jumped out to a 2-0-0-0 start to lead the U16 Division after the first weekend of play. Through two games, Cape Cod outscored its opponents 12-6 with defenseman Jeff Lee (3g, 1a) and forward Joe Kramer (1g, 3a) leading the way with four points apiece.
In net, Chris Demers got both wins and posted a 3.08 GAA.
Lee’s four points are best among U16 defenseman. Teammate Ian Moore is second among defensemen with a goal and two assists.
The Week Ahead
Two teams looking for their first win of the season, the Eastern Mass Senators (0-1-0-1) and the Junior Eagles (0-1-0-0), will square off at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at Warrior Arena.
U15 Tier 1 Elite NB
Season Begins In Earnest This Week
Only three of the 11 teams were in action last weekend. The Junior Terriers (2-0-0-0) beat the Minuteman Flames (0-1-0-0) 4-2 last Friday and then the North Suburban Wings (0-1-0-0) 4-0 on Sunday. This weekend will see eight teams in action as the U15 Tier 1 Elite NB season begins in earnest.
Junior Terriers Strong Up The Middle
The Junior Terriers look to have a recipe for success this season as they have three top-notch centers who lit it up in their first two games last weekend. Billy Mrowka (2g, 2a) and Dylan McDonagh (1g, 3a) each have four points and Zach Sideropoulos lit the lamp three times.
U18 Tier 1 NB
Bay State, Central Mass off to strong starts
After one full weekend of play, the Bay State Breakers and Central Mass both sit atop the division at 2-1-0-0 and with four points.
Breakers left wing Paul Rorke got off to a roaring start with two goals and four assists and between the pipes, Kevin Chandler is 2-1-0 with a 1.74 GAA.
For Central Mass, Patrick Aalto is 2-1-0-0 with a 2.68 GAA. Blake Benett (2g, 3 a) has five points and Jake Murphy has three lamplighters.
Islanders East (0-1-0-0) will try for their first win against the first-place Breakers Saturday at 1:20 p.m. at The Bog. Islanders West (0-2-0-0) will also try to get in the win column when they face that same Breakers squad at Lawler Arena at 10 a.m. Saturday.
U16 Tier 1 NB
Breakers Breakout In First
The Breakers head into this second weekend of play in first place with a 1-0-0-1 record and three points. After that it’s a logjam at second with the Junior Terriers, Islanders East, Islanders West and the Northstars tied with two points.
Between The Pipes
Bay State Breakers goalie Steven Pisani is off to a splendid start between the pipes for the Breakers. Through two games Pisani is 1-0-0-1 with a 1.50 GAA.
The Week Ahead
Islanders East will try and leapfrog the Breakers for first place when they meet Bay State at Rockland at 12:35 p.m.