Wayne, NJ – After dropping their home opener on September 13, the Hitmen bounced back to beat the Nighthawks 4-1 and 5-1. In Game One, goaltender Cole Mulholland backstopped the Hitmen to their first win of the season with a 20 save performance. Mulholland, from Pompton Lakes NJ, was a standout with USP3 Hitmen team last season leading the team to the final four with a 1.99 GAA and a .937 SV%. Coltin Craigo (1), Tristian Waechter (1), Austin Master (1) and Trevor Veneklase (1) all tallied for their first goals of the season. Trevor Veneklase, from Brentwood TN, added 2 assists for a 3 point night.
Trevor Osborne started and earned his first win of the season making 24 saves in Game Two. Osborne from O’Fallon IL came to the Hitmen after a successful season with the Iowa Wild. Trevor Veneklase (2,3) continued his hot play adding 2 goals, Tristian Waechter (2) and Alvari Rautiainen (1) and Christian Abel (1) scored their first goals of the season.
The Hitmen travel to the Boston Junior Bruins Showcase to face The Northern Cyclones, The Skipjacks Hockey Club, Jersey Shore Whalers and the South Shore Kings.