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RECAP | Elite Hockey Teams Earn Sweeps in Philly

By EHP, 01/06/20, 3:00PM EST


Elite Hockey earns sweep in Philly..

January 6, 2020

Guilford, Conn., -This weekend the U18 squad picked up four points out of a possible six against the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers in AYHL action. The team went 2-1 on the weekend, splitting a doubleheader, on Saturday winning 3-2 and losing 1-3. Then on Sunday, the offense exploded, scoring five goals as they won the game 5-1.  Assistant Captain Matt Esquerre scored his first two goals of the season. Karstian Lang also scored his first as he finished off a nice tic-toe play from Nicki Haviar, and Adam Coley. Aidan Coupe, Wes Coquet, Matt Esquerre, Dom Citivano, and Charlie Cocuzzo all had over two points this weekend to pace the offense.  The squad is back to work this weekend at the ECEL Winter Classic, where they will try and lock down a position in the ECEL Playoffs

U16 Premier -  The team went down to the Philly and took all six points that were on the table. It started on Saturday, where they went into Valley Forge and beat the Minutemen 3-1. Brenden Coon continued his hot streak scoring two goals to bring his point total to 11 points in his last four games dating back to the New Jersey Devils game on December 8. After the 3-1 win against Valley Forge, the squad went to take on the Jr. Flyers and put a beatdown on the Jr. Flyers, as they won 6-0 and 4-0 on Saturday night and Sunday. Newcomer Frankie Hipp scored his first two goals with Elite Hockey Program in the 6-0 win on Saturday night.  Standout players included Brooks McLean, who allowed one goal on the weekend, and Cody Spear, who continued to pile on the points. The squad will next be in action at the ECEL Winter Classic, where it looks to solidify its current first-place position.

U16 American - This weekend was huge for our elite squad, as they swept the Jr. Flyers and picked up six points in the AYHL standings. They won the first contest 5-4 off a penalty shot from Knut Hornkvist with over a minute left in the third period. Hornkvist was on fire as he scored three goals and three assists.. Three other players, to go along with Hornkvist, had over three points on the weekend. Anders Smith was tremendous in net stopping 44 out of 45 shots over two games. Three newcomers recorded their first points on the season as Aidan Ragusa, and David Pellegrino recorded their first goals and Mason Smutney who registered an assist. This weekend they will head up to New Hampshire for the ECEL Winter Classic. 

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