October 31, 2019
Northford, CT – Across the board, the Elite Hockey Program ended the month of October on a roll. All four teams were extremely successful in their games last weekend, going a collective 8-1-2 and showing the great improvements they have made in this still young season.
The 18Us have been on a tear recently going 8-2 in their last ten games which continued at the Beantown Classic. The squad went 2-1 during the weekend and were able to produce victories over legendary St. Michael’s from Toronto, Ontario and in-state rival Mid-Fairfield. The team was led offensively by Wes Coquet who, in the last two weekends, has been on fire by averaging a point per game with six points in as many games. Currently, they sit tied for 1st place in the ECEL standings and are 3rd in the AYHL as well. Next up for the 18s is their State Playoff matchups against the Selects Academy on November 2nd.
Following suit is the 16U Premier team which has been dominating since the calendar turned to October by winning 13 of their last 18 games. That trend continued over the weekend as the team went 3-0-1 and allowed only nine goals. That total contributed to their stretch of allowing only 27 goals in 18 games this month. Offensively, they have been left by 2003, Logan Nickerson that has 18 goals on the season so far. The Premier team is currently 3rd in the ECEL rankings and sits one point out of a playoff spot in the AYHL. They look to continue their 8-1-1 trend and carry momentum into their New England Regional tournament in two weeks in Marlboro, MA.
"There's no easy games in any of our leagues. We still don't feel like we're playing the way we want yet but we've been able to take some great strides. It's a big sign of how strong our teams are and we know we can be better. We've got the first two months behind us and now off to November. We want to be a better team than last month. Said, 18U & 16U EHP Head coach, Peter Alden.
This past weekend the 16U Elite team matched up in a home-and-home series against the Springfield Pics. They ended up sweeping the series and scoring 14 goals through the two games. Their offensive charge was led by Troy Goveia, Knut Hornkvist, and Joey Bisset who combined to score seven goals for fourteen points throughout the weekend. In their last four games, the Elite team has gone 2-1-1 in their last four games and has started trending in the right direction with greater chemistry and cohesiveness.
This weekend was the Christian Konstantino show for the 13U team. In three games, he shined offensively and nearly averaged three points per game. His five-goal effort paved the way for the 13s to pick up three enormous points in the AYHL by beating and tying the NJ Titans on Sunday. Next weekend, the NJ Devils come to town on Saturday, November 2nd before the team travels to face the Jr. Wolfpack on Sunday, November 3rd.
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