Wayne NJ – The Jersey Hitmen are proud to announce that Josh Mead has committed to Lawrence University for the fall of 2019. Mead ’99 from Sparta, New Jersey returned for his 2nd season with the Hitmen and has become one of the most dynamic forwards in the United States Premier League. In 34 games this season, Mead has 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points surpassing his totals from last season by 28 points. Josh will join former teammate and leading scorer from last year’s team Charles Stewart on the Lawrence Vikings roster.
Head coach Dan Henningson on Josh Mead’s commitment, “Josh and I set goals in the offseason about the importance of conditioning in order to increase his point productivity. Josh always had the talent but is now able to play with pace through the course of a full game. I am happy to see his hard work pay off. He’s the type of player that makes his teammates around him better.”
The Lawrence Vikings compete in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association and are lead by head coach Mike Szkodzinski. Lawrence University is located in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Wayne NJ – The Jersey Hitmen sweep the Rochester Monarch’s 5-1 Saturday night and 4-2 in game two on Sunday. With the sweep the Hitmen extend their winning streak to 7.
Trevor Stenberg earned his 9thwin of the season steering aside 26 shots. Assistant captain Thomas Lamacchia (10), captain Matthew Paiotti (9), defenseman Mykyta Volobuyev (2) and defenseman Michael-Anthony Deslauriers (2,3) all tallied for the Hitmen. Deslauriers ’99 from Montreal, Canada scored the game winning goal on the power play and added his second of the night to secure the 5-1 victory.
In game two the Monarch’s and Hitmen were tied at one a piece after two periods of play. Robbie Sheehan (14,15) opened the scoring on the power play to give the Hitmen an early 1-0 lead. Sheehan scored his second of the game in the third, Nick Davidow (4) scored the eventual game winning goal and Tedeas Pejchal (6) added the insurance tally late in the third period. Starter Cole Mulholland made 30 saves for his 10thvictory of the season.
Head coach Dan Henningson on the weekend “I didn’t think we played our best. We played well when we needed to, our work ethic was very inconsistent throughout the course of the weekend.”
The Jersey Hitmen will play the New Jersey Rockets in a home and home this weekend. The Hitmen will host the Rockets Saturday January 26 at the Ice Vault for 8pm puck drop and Sunday January 27 at the Bridgeport Sports Arena for 3pm puck drop. The Hitmen are 3-0-1 against the Rockets this season.