12 AND 14 U ALL-STAR GAMES GREAT EVENT FOR PLAYERS
BROOKLYN, NY.....The annual 12 and 14 U All-Star games were held on MLK Day at Abe Stark Arena in Brooklyn, NY. It was cold outside.....5 degrees, outside, but nice and warm inside. Abe Stark arena is next to the original Nathan's Hot Dogs --where they have the annual hot dog eating contest. In the first game the 12 U Blue and White teams battled. The Blue team coached by John Rostawanik (Ramapo) and Paul Cavanaugh (Hunterdon Bears) defeated the White team coached by Chris Evans (Pelham) and Michael Couvrette (Red BanK) by a 12-2 score. For the Blue team, MVP Matt Maglio (NJ Bandits) tallied a Hat Trick with other goals scored by Jacob Monroe (Ramapo), Luca Infusino (Jersey Colts), Robbie Turnbull (Hunterdon)---2 goals, CJ Diagastino (GNY Stars --2 goals), Jake Baratta (Ramapo), Connor Lawrence (Palmyra), Ryan Rutkowski (Protec Ducks), also adding tallies. For the White team, MVP Colin Moody (Darien Youth Hockey)scored as well as Will Crotty (Pelham).
In the 14 U game, the White team coached by Thomas Maulding (Montgomery) defeated the Blue team coached by Fred Cassivi (Palmyra), Jeremy Snyder (Tomorrow's Ice) & Ken Reagan (Hollydell) by a score of 6-4. The first period was scoreless as the action was back and forth with good goaltending and some great chances at both ends. For Blue, MVP Aadan Plank (Hollydell) scored (2) goals with Brady Porter (West Coast Renegades) & Duncan Craine (Ridgefield Lions) also lighting the lamp. Brady Porter's team plays in Salt Lake City, Utah. Max Allen had (2) assists for the Blue team. Also to be acknowledged is Zack Brady (Red Bank) who attended the game even though he was injured and couldn't play. For the White team, MVP Ryan Spengler (Darien Youth Hockey) tallied a Hat Trick with Colin Horn (Mid State), Mike Torre (So Ct Stars), & Jordan Reillo (Igloo Jaguars) also adding goals. Christian Cuccia (Protec) tallied (2) assists for the White team.
The EJEPL wants to thank Lisa Davie & Brian O'Leary (GNY Stars) for all their help in hosting the event.
The 16/18 U games will be February 18th at Aston Ice Works, Aston, PA.