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By Dan Henningson, 01/16/15, 1:30AM EST


WAYNE NJ –The Hitmen would like to congratulate Nick Modica on winning goalie of the week. Modica ’96 from Strasburg, NY allowed 3 goals on 81 shots and was instrumental in the Hitmen’s victories at the USPHL Showcase. Modica also pitched a 19 save shutout win vs. the Florida Eels. Modica is now 9-3 with a 2.15 GAA and a .914 SV%.

The Hitmen went 2-2 at the USPHL Showcase with wins against the East Coast Eagles and the Florida Eels. In the first game the Hitmen beat the East Coast Eagles 2-1. Ryan Romeo (7) scored on the power play and Andrew Callahan (4) scored the game-winning goal on a nice back door feed from Mike Meisenbacher. Nick Modica made 30 saves for his 8th win of the season.

The Hitmen stumbled on day 2 of the Showcase losing 2-1 in back to back matches against the Hampton Whalers and Tampa Bay. The Hitmen bounced back on Day 3 with a gritty effort against the Florida Eels winning 1-0. Captain Mark Tomaschek (3) scored the GWG capitalizing on a nice pass from Ian Malone on a 2 on 1 late in the game. Starter Nick Modica made crucial saves down the stretch to solidify the 1-0 win.

“It was disappointing losing the way we did and taking dumb penalties late in the games. I felt that we were in every game and a couple bad penalties cost us the game. These are mistakes we can’t afford to make”


The Hitmen welcome the Islanders Hockey Club to the Ice Vault for a 2 game weekend series. The Hitmen currently are 4th in the USPHL North standings while the Islanders sit in 6th place.