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Little Flyers Youth Hockey Weekend Wrap Up 10/12 & 10/13 2019

10/16/2019, 8:00pm EDT
By AL

2005 Bantam Major Shuts Out LI Royals National

Aston, PA --  Little Flyers Youth Hockey Weekend Wrap Up 10/12 & 10/13 2019

18U – Three Power Play goals led the Little Flyers to a 7-1 win over CP Dynamo on Sunday.  Brendan McGroary opened the scoring for the Little Flyers with an even strength goal assisted by Rasmus Berrebbah at the 11:16 mark of the first period.   Trent Gehringer’s power play goal doubled the Little Flyers lead with Byron Hartley and Koby Howat assisting on the play.  Hartley picked up his second point of the game with an even strength goal with under five minutes left in the first period, Tyler Wnek assisted on the play.  In goal, Liam Gross held the Dynamo off the board in the first, making 7 saves.  CP cut into the Little Flyers lead early in the second period but Harrison Dumas answered right back to regain the three goal lead, Rasmus Berrebbah and Jack Costible were credited with assists on the goal.  Koby Howat’s power play goal three minutes later gave the Little Flyers a four goal cushion with almost half of the game left to play.  Gross was lights out the rest of the game for the Little Flyers,  the 2002 birth year goaltender made 21 saves in the second period to hold the Little Flyers comfortable lead.  Howat struck again early in the third, picking up his second power play goal of the game, set up by TJ Avellino and Byron Hartley.  Hartley tallied his third assist of the game on the goal.  David Matousek capped the Little Flyers scoring on the day to put the Little Flyers up 7-1 for the remainder of the game, Patrick O’Connell registered the only assist on Matousek’s goal.  Gross dominated in net, make 39 saves on 40 shots in the win. 

16U National – With no League games scheduled, the Little Flyers 16 National team played two non-league exhibition games.  Saturday, the team picked up a 2-0 win against the Mt. Laurel Jags.  The Little Flyers defense and goaltending shut down the Jags offense in the shutout victory. 

On Sunday, the Little Flyers suffered an Overtime loss to the Philadelphia Revolution.  Michael Guarracino scored the lone goal in the game for the Little Flyers offense, Sam Christian assisted on the goal.  Mike Manzi was solid in net all game, keeping the game deadlocked throughout until the overtime period where the Little Flyers eventually fell 2-1.    

16 U American –  In game one of a weekend series against the New York Saints, AJ Golden made 24 saves in net for the Little Flyers.  The Saints scored two goals separated by four minutes in the first period to hold an early lead in the game.  In the second period, New York added two more even strength goals heading into the final 17 minutes of play.  Dominic Sousa got the Little Flyers on the board in the third, taking a feed from Andre Amezquita at the 6:16 mark of the period.  Golden held the Little Flyers in the game late, but they were unable to find the back of the net in the remainder of the game and fell by a final score of 4-1.

In game two,  the Saints and Little Flyers played a scoreless first period with the two teams trading scoring chances back and forth.  The Saints were able to take a 1-0 lead in the second period with an even strength goal at the 5:25 mark.  John Plumley’s 33 save performance kept the Little Flyers within striking distance all game long but the offense wasn’t able to light the lamp as the Little Flyers lost a close one 2-0. 

2005 Bantam – On Saturday, the Little Flyers 05 team picked up their biggest win of the young season, a 1-0 victory against the Long Island Royals National team.  Aries Carangi was stellar all game long, making 37 saves in the shutout win.  Joseph Samango supplied the only offense for both teams in the game, taking a pass from Nick Fiore to score an even strength goal at the 15:14 mark of the 3rd period for the game winning goal.  A team focused effort of defense and limiting second chances to go along with Carangi’s performance shutout the Royals National team.

Building off of the momentum of Saturday’s game, the Little Flyers picked up their second win of the weekend on Sunday.  Samango was back to his scoring ways, lighting the lamp twice in the game against the New Jersey Jr. Titans American team.  In the first period, Samango connected with Eric McHale to take a 1-0 lead.  The Little Flyers held the 1-0 lead until the third period when Kevin Hudak added a short handed goal to increase the lead to 1-0, Nick Fiore collected the assist on Hudak’s goal.  Just over a minute later, Samango scored for the second time in the game with Fiore picking up his second assist of the game.  Eric McHale capped the scoring on the day with an unassisted event strength in the final minutes of the game.  Christian Amato made 24 saves in the win for the Little Flyers to secure the teams second shutout on the weekend. 

2006 Bantam – N/A

2007 PeeWee – Off Weekend

2008 PeeWee – Off Weekend

2010 Squirt – On Saturday, The Little Flyers played a cross town game against the Jr. Flyers.  The Little Flyers put 30 shots on goal in the 4-1 loss with Noah Russo and Nathan Shahi combining for 20 saves in goal for the Little Flyers.  Sean Devine scored the Little Flyers lone goal in the game, an unassisted tally on the power play late in the 3rd period.  Sunday, Matthew DeNucci’s three point game led the Little Flyers offensively against the Wilkes Barre Scranton Jr. Knights.  The Jr. Knights offense put scored four goals in the second period, but the Little Flyers never gave up and started a comeback in the third period.  DeNucci’s first goal of the game came courtesy of Marcus Berlansky 1:51 into the period.   Jeremy Raughley cut further into the Wilkes Barre lead with an even strength goal that was set up by DeNucci and Berlasky.  Several minutes later, DeNucci added his second goal of the game, a short handed unassisted goal.  Noah Russo and Nathan Shahi kept the Little Flyers in the game, as they faced 60 shots in the game combined.  Russo stopped 34 shots with Shahi turning aside 19 Knights shots.   

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