JERSEY HITMEN PREMIER SWEEP NJ ROCKETS ON OPENING WEEKEND
Wayne, NJ – The NJ Hitmen opened the 2018/19 season with a bang by sweeping their in-state rivals, the NJ Rockets.
Starter and returnee Cole Mulholland turned away 25 saves in game one for his first win of the season. Mulholland returns to the Hitmen after posting an impressive 2.76 GAA and a .905 SV% in his rookie season. After going down 1-0 early in the first, the Hitmen scored 4 unanswered goals. Defenseman Thomas Lamacchia, Artem Buzoverya (2) and Josh Mead scored to give the Hitmen a 4-1 lead. The Rockets would chip away at the lead making it a 4-3 game until Josh Mead scored his 2nd of the night to seal the 5-3 win.
Trevor Stenberg made the start for game two, turning away 26 saves for his first win of the season. Trevor moved up to the Premier team after posting an impressive 2.58 GAA and .915 SV% with the Hitmen Elite last season. Anton Nigay (1) opened the scoring and the Hitmen never looked back scoring 8 straight goals to take a 8-0 lead. Toivo Kramer (2), Connor Bizal (2) and Robbie Sheehan (2) all tallied 2 goals and Artem Buzoverya (3) stayed hot scoring his third goal of the season. Final score 8-1 for the home team.
The Hitmen will look to continue their winning streak when they travel to the NY Avaitors Thursday afternoon for a matinee game.
It is with sadness that the P.A.L. Ice Hockey organization and The Rinx informs you of the tragic loss of Donny Richardson on the morning of July 4th.
Donny played his youth hockey for PAL and was currently a Board member for the organization; but more than that he was a great man that loved his family and the game of hockey. Donny worked for years at The Rinx giving lessons, working clinics and was instrumental in restarting the girls program. He was a Dad, Husband, Friend, Governor, Head Coach, Instructor and a valuable asset to the organization and he will be deeply missed by all that worked with him.
The young lives that Donny touched are too many to measure. We will miss his hockey mind, his sense of humor and his true desire to help other become better athletes and overall better individuals. He helped create the name PRIDE in Athletics for Life and lived it every day.
Please keep Donny, his family, all his players and students in your thoughts and prayers.
We will miss you Donny!!!
Jersey Hitmen Premier: Darius Radziszewski Makes NCAA Commitment
Wayne NJ – The New Jersey Hitmen are proud to announce defenseman and team captain Darius Radziszewski has committed to Morrisville Mustangs for the fall of 2018.
Darius came to the Hitmen two years ago and developed his game in to one of the premier defenders in the league. Darius’s energy in the dressing room and his leadership on and off the ice was a reason for the Hitmen’s success this past season.
Darius on his experience with the Hitmen, “The Jersey Hitmen organization has benn a great place to call home for the past two seasons. Coach Dan Henningson and Brandon Stroud have given me every tool necessary for me to develop and form my own identity as a player. I owe very much to the staff at the Hitmen, who not only gave me the opportunity to better myself as a player and a person, but also helped me to rediscover my love and appreciation for thegame.”
Head Coach Dan Henningson “I am very happy for Darius and his family. Darius put a lot of work into his game since joining the Hitmen. Darius is a coach’s dream because of his coachability, work ethic and his commitment to winning. Morrisville is getting an outstanding individual that will be an asset to their program and the Morrisville community”
Morrisville is led by head coach Kevin Krogol and competes against Brockport, Buffalo St., Cortland, Fredonia, Geneseo, Oswego, Plattsburgh and Potsdam in the SUNYAC conference.