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2013 AYHL Playoffs Recap

(Youth1 Hockey) - The AYHL Playoffs concluded over the weekend, and as expected, it provided some memorable finishes.  Here is a recap of each division, and the teams that won championship. 

Squirt Minor Champion - Valley Forge Minutemen

The Minutemen ran the table, winning all five games, which culminated with a 3-1 victory against Team Comcast in the championship match.  The final was a tight contest that came down to the final period.  It all started when All-American defenseman, Samuel Lipkin, scored 1:26 into the second period to put the Minutemen up 1-0.  Comcast’s Sammy Byrd-Leitner responded at the 13:26 mark to tie things.  All-American forward, Cam Bergeman, lit the lamp 4:45 into the 3rd, to put the Minutemen up 2-1.  Three minutes later, Kenny Connors found the back of the net, giving the Minutemen some 3-1 breathing room.  Jacob Stanza stopped 10 of 11 shots, and was named the tournament’s, “Great American Goalie”.  In the semifinals, the Minutemen defeated the North Jersey Avalanche 3-1, behind a two-goal performance from Kenny Connors.  In their three pool games the Minutemen defeated the Long Island Gulls 7-5, the North Jersey Avalanche 5-1 and the Mercer Chiefs 10-3.

Squirt Major Champions - New Jersey Colonials 

The Summit, NJ based squad, finished 5-0 overall, and edged out the Mercer Chiefs 5-4 to take home the championship honor.  The Colonials came out firing in the final game, scoring five of the first six goals of the match, which proved to be the difference.  Five different players scored each goal for the Colonials; including Robert Barrasso, Jake Puskar, Jason Siedem, David Chen (All-American forward) and Anthony Calafiore. The Chiefs made a valiant comeback however, scoring three times in the third to make it a close 5-4 game, but were unable to get the game tied.  Aidan Trainor, Michael Citara, Michael Cameron and Jarod Crespo all scored for the Chiefs, and Shane Albert notched two assists. In the semifinals, the Colonials defeated Team Comcast 5-1. In pool play, they defeated the Long Island Gulls 8-1, North Jersey Avalanche 7-1, and Team Comcast 6-2. With their outstanding performances on defense, Michael Kwiecinski was named the All-American Defenseman and Liam O’ Gwen earned the honor for Great American Goalie.

AYHLPeeWeeMinorChampionsPeewee Minor Champions - New Jersey Colonials

The Colonials may have had the most impressive performance throughout the entire tournament.  They outscored the opposition 38-5, and won all five games by at least a four-goal margin.  In the championship game, they defeated the Washington Capitals 6-2.  All-American forward John Farinacci, provided the Colonial’s spark in the championship game.  Farinacci notched a hat trick, and recorded two assists.  The squad also received goals from All-American defenseman Ryan Siedem, Matthew Zdanowicz and Alexandros Gaffney.  Brennan Kasper, and Max Thiessen scored the only two Capitals’ goals.  Six different players scored in the Colonials’ 7-3 semifinal victory over the Mercer Chiefs, they include: Farinacci, Gaffney, Siedem, Zdanowicz, Daniel Schnack and James Cerepak.  New Jersey coasted in pool play, outscoring the Valley Forge Minutemen, Long Island Royals and New Jersey Devils 20-1. With his performance in goal for the Colonials’ squad, Jake Brown was named the Great American Goalie of the tournament.

Peewee Major Champions - Long Island Royals

Unlike the Colonials, the Royals had to sweat out their final two games.  Both the semifinal and final games required overtime play, but it was All-American forward, Jason Ruszkowksi, who carried the Royals to victory, scoring the game-winning goal in both games.  Ruszkowski scored the game winner, 00:31seconds into the team’s semifinal victory against Team Maryland, and 7:29 into the final against the Philadelphia Little Flyers. The Royals defeated Team Maryland 2-1 while the championship was a high scoring affair that ended, 7-6. Five different players scored in the championship for the Royals, including: Ryan Colwell, Jacob Schapira, Connor Hutchison (All-American defenseman), Brendan Callow and Vincent Desanctis. In pool play, the Royals defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1, and Valley Forge Minutemen 3-1.  They tied the North Jersey Avalanche, 3-3.  Although, he struggled in the championship game, Ben Kraws was so effective in the other five games that he was named, Great American goalie.

Bantam Minor Champions - Team Comcast

Led by Great American Goalie, Brandon Graf, and his partner, Shane Conlon, Comcast completely stifled the competition.  Comcast finished 5-0 overall, edging out the New Jersey Colonials, 2-1, in a dramatic championship game. With the scored tied 1-1 in overtime, Colin Felix found the back of the net sending the crowd into a frenzy.  Comcast shutout all three of their opponents in pool play, outscoring them 7-0.  Shane Conlon combined to save 30 shots in shutouts against the New Jersey Devils, and Long Island Royals, while Brandon Graf stopped 10 shots against the Valley Forge Minutemen. In the semifinals, Comcast cruised past the Philadelphia Little Flyers, 5-1.  All-American forward, Andrew Carpenter, was the catalyst for Comcast, recording a hat trick, while the team also received goals from Matthew Cassidy (two assists), and Evan Barratt.

Bantam Major Champions - Team Comcast

Comcast scored a playoff high of 40 goals, as they coasted to a 5-0 record.  Comcast completely dominated in pool play, outscoring the Connecticut Jr. Wolfpack, New Jersey Rockets, and the Philadelphia Little Flyers, 30-3.  The Connecticut Jr. Wolfpack was able to put up a fight in the semifinals, but Comcast held them off, winning 5-3. Four different players scored in the championship, as Comcast defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-1.  All-American forward Marko Bohatiuk led the team with two goals, and All-American defenseman, Cameron Dineen, recorded a goal and assist. Kyle Weller and AJ Drobot also scored for Comcast, while Andrew Petrillo registered the lone goal for the Devils.  Cayden Primeau, the playoffs All-American goalie, was superb in net, saving 21 out of 22 shots.


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