The 18U Hitmen started the new year at Home hosting Islander Hockey Club for two league games. Saturday night featured John Werber making 22 saves in a 4-2 win with goals from Liam McLinskey, Everest Schneider, Connor Bizal and Brett Schneider. Nate Defares dished out two assists in the win. A quick turnaround for a Sunday morning series finale showed the Hitmen offense exploding for 6 goals with Artem Kobylyansky making 15 stops for a 6-3W. Goals from Facchini, Bizal, B. Schneider, Mclinskey X2, Gordon and Attkinson. B. Schneider dished out three assists while Grieco had two. The win pushed the 18’s win streak to 7 games.
This weekend the Hitmen will travel to South Kent, CT to take on 10th ranked Selects Academy for a two game series.
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.