EJEPL 12-14 U ALL-STAR GAMES A HUGE SUCCESS
NORWALK, CT...... The EJEPL's annual 12 and 14 U All-Star games were played on MLK Day at the SoNo Ice House, home of the Norwalk Rough Riders. The purpose pf the All-Star games is to reward the players who have performed in an exceptional way all year and to give Tier 2 players a chance to be recognized for their talents. Since most special events are only for the top 5% of the players, the Tier 2 players really never get any recognition for their play on the ice.
In the 12 U game, the Blue team coached by Dan Genovese (NYC Cyclones)& Erik Kuras (Red bank Generals) defeated the White team coached by Joe Shirk (Palmyra Black Knights) & John Walker (Delco Phantoms) 6-5, in a game that went down to the wire. For Blue, MVP Joe Tirendi (Exton Kings) tallied (4) goals to lead the way. Brady Silverman (Montgomery) & Dylan Rovetti (Ct. Capitals) also scored. For the White, MVP Elian Estulin (Pro Tec Ducks) scored a hat trick with Jack Plugas (LI Rebels) & Ben Feeman (Palmyra Black Knights) also adding goals. Hayden McGinnis (Delco) added (2) assists for the White team.
IN the 14 U Blue-White game, the Blue team coached by Tony Horacek (Palmyra Black Knights), Bill Grise (Western Mass Vipers) & Bill Desmaris (Maine Moose) defeated the White team coached by Sam Tafel (Jersey Colts) & Matt Davie Jr. (GNY Stars) 7-2. The game was tight for two periods with White leading 1-0 after 2 periods. White team MVP Ryan McCarthy (NE Stars) scored the White goal with an assist from Daniel Goldstein (NJ Stars). In the third period after the ice cut, the Blue team scored all (7) of their goals. Blue MVP, Cole McCully (Palmyra) tallied (2) goals. Jack Costabile (Palmyra), Kyle Kerrigan (Palmyra), Lenny Capri (Nassau County), Jeremy Seyfert (Palmyra) & Zach Aben (Palmyra) also scored. For the White team, MVP Ryan McCarthy (NE Stars) scored both goals.
Thanks go to the staff @ SoNo Ice House, and EJEPL staff Larry Nastasi and Steve Kauffman.
The 16 U and 18 U all-star games will be held Monday February 19th (President's Day) in Middletown, NJ rink. (NJ Titans). ---16 U @ 9 30 am, 18 U @ Noon.
The 10-11-13-15 U individual teams will play in a May Tournament in Boston. Those teams will be selected by March 15.