Saturday afternoon showcased the Hitmen offense scoring 7 goals, 5 of which in the 3rd period. John LaMacchia scored his first two goals of the year, Gordon, Maurer, E. Schnieder, Defares and Carducci each adding one in the win. Kobylyansky made 12 saves for the shutout.
Sunday the teams took the ice at the Ice Vault in Wayne, NJ. The Frasetto, Carducci and Bizal line carried the load as they went off for 4 of the 5 Hitmen goals. (Bizal, Frasseto x2, Carducci and B. Schnieder) Werber had 18 saves in the win.
Weekend top performers: Carducci 2g 2A, Frassetto 2G 2A, 1G 2A, B. Schnieder 1G 2A, Worob 3A, LaMacchia 2G.
Back to back weekends with plane trips the 18’s landed in Detroit for the Team INNvitational which features the top USPHL and the top HPHL teams. The Hitmen started the weekend losing to #20 Belle Tire 7-4 but responded with three consecutive wins over Meijer, Cleveland Barons and #30 Gilmour Academy. Weekend standouts: McLinskey 2G 5A, Defares 2G 4A, Atkinson 4g 1A, Carducci 1G 3A, Schweighardt 4A, Frassetto 4A, Worob 3G. Kobylyansky 3W 0L 2GA 51 saves The Hitmen scored 17 in 4 games while allowing 9.