Aston, PA -- Little Flyers Youth Hockey Weekend Round Up 10/19 & 10/20
2010 – The Philadelphia Little Flyers traveled to NJ on Saturday for an AYHL league game against the New Jersey Titans. After the Titans took the lead late in the first period, Chase Bell tied the game at 1-1 for the Little Flyers with help from Pete Esposito. Less than two minutes later, the Titans regained the lead with an even strength goal. Midway through the second, Matthew DeNucci’s shorthanded game tied the game once again. With time winding down in the period, Jeremy Raughley gave the Little Flyers their first lead of the game with an unassisted goal. Thirty seconds into the third, Marcus Berlansky gave the Little Flyers their largest lead of the game at 4-2. The Titans never gave up and scored two goals late in the third period to earn a tie. Noah Russo made 23 saves on 27 shots in the game for the Little Flyers to gain them one point in the league standings.
2008 - The Little Flyers 2008 team played three league games in a five day period this week. On Saturday, the Little Flyers traveled to Wilkes Barre for a game against the Knights. Nash Grant cracked the scoreboard first in the game at the 6:40 mark of the first period, Grant’s power play goal was set up by Jack Torr. Late in the first period, Wilkes Barre tied the game at 1-1 with an even strength goal. Paxton Hoishik regained the lead for the Little Flyers late in the second period with an unassisted even strength goal. Page Faith and the Little Flyers defense did a good job defending the lead through most of the third period but the Knights were able to tie the game with under three minutes left to play to go home with a tie.
On Sunday, the Little Flyers hosted New Jersey Devils Youth on home ice. Jack Torr’s got the scoring going for the Little Flyers with an unassisted power play goal midway through the first period. The Devils offense woke up in the second period, scoring two even strength goals in a four minute stretch to take a 2-1 lead. Torr answered back less than a minute after the Devils took the lead, taking a feed from Anton Stackhow to tied the game. Torr returned the favor several minutes later, setting up Stackhow for a shorthanded goal to regain the lead. Several minutes later, Stackhow added his second goal of the game, this time a power play goal to take a two goal lead. The Little Flyers defense with Jackson Alcott, Adam Charrafi, Connor Nattress, Lucas Sutton and Jack Torr in front of goaltender Anthony Haag shut down the Devils for the rest of the game, Haag picked up the win in net, while making 26 saves. Stackhow finished off the hat trick with a power play goal late in the third period to seal the victory.
The Little Flyers finished the week with a Wednesday night game at the Jr. Flyers in West Chester. Michael Gravinese put the Little Flyers up 1-0 midway through the first period, taking a pass from Adam Charrafi and finding the back of the net. Anton Stackhow continued his scoring ways to make it 2-0 Little Flyers five minutes later, Jack Torr picked up the lone assist on the goal. Torr found Adam Charrafi early in the second period to go up 1-0. A Jr. Flyers power play tally cut the Little Flyers lead back to two but exactly one minute later, Aiden Delfin regained the three goal lead this time with Charrafi handing out the assist. Stackhow’s unassisted goal less than a minute into the third period gave the Little Flyers a comfortable four goal lead. Torr iced the game for the Little Flyers later in the third with helpers coming from Adam Charrafi and Nash Grant. Page Faith was stellar in net all game, making 25 saves in the winning effort.
2007 - In their only league game of the weekend, the Little Flyers traveled to New Jersey for a game against the Avalanche’s National team. The Little Flyers came out playing strong in the first period exchanging scoring chances with the Avalanche. Davis Fairbanks was on his game all day long as he faced 60 shots on goal throughout the game. The two teams battled to a scoreless tie at the end of the first period. The teams were deadlocked throughout most of the second period until the Avalanche broke the scoreless tie with less than three minutes left to play in the period. The Avalanche gained momentum in the third, scoring a power play goal at the 3:57 mark to go up 2-0. Being heavily out shot and down by two the Little Flyers never gave up and continued to play the Avalanche tough. The Avalanche put the game out of reach with two goals midway through the third period a minute apart to take a commanding 4-0 lead with little time remaining in the game. The Avalanche won the game by a final score of 5-0. Fairbanks finished the game with a career high 55 saves. Even though the Little Flyers were out shot 60-13 the team focused on limiting grade A scoring chances to help out their busy goaltender.
16U American - The Little Flyers 16U American team played one league game this weekend, on the road against the New Jersey Devils Youth. Midway through the first period, the Devils Youth got on the scoreboard first with an even strength goal. With less than two minutes left in the first period, the Devils Youth doubled their lead to 2-0. The Little Flyers fell behind by three halfway through the second period to trail 3-0 heading into the final period of play. Jeremy Durr pulled the Little Flyers to within two with an even strength goal at the 8:20 mark of the third period, Durr’s event strength goal was assisted by Santino Capone and Zachary Neild. In the final moments of the game, Capone pulled the Little Flyers to within one, scoring an even strength goal of his own, Connor Crymes and Andre Amezquita assisted on Capone’s goal. With the Little Flyers goaltender pulled looking for the equalizer, the Devils Youth scored an empty net goal to seal the game with thirty seconds left to play. AJ Golden made 20 saves in the game for the Little Flyers.
18U - The Little Flyers and CT. Chiefs played a home and home game this past weekend with game one taking place in Connecticut. The home team Chiefs jumped out to a 1-0 lead five minutes into the game but TJ Avellino answered right back with a Little Flyers power play goal. Avellino’s goal was assisted by Jack Costible and Chris Blango. Patrick O’Connell and Tyler Wnek set up David Matousek for the Little Flyers first lead of the game with seven minutes remaining in the first period. The Chiefs answered back in the last two minutes of the first period to go into the second tied at 2-2. A big second period by the Little Flyers gave them a commanding lead heading into the final minutes of play. First, Jack Costible regained the Little Flyers lead with a power play goal assisted by Harrison Dumas at the 4:43 mark. Five minutes later, Tyler Wnek increased the lead to two goals with helpers from Koby Howat and Byron Hartley. David Matousek’s short handed goal gave the Little Flyers their largest lead of the day with Patrick O’Connell registering his second primary assist of the game. In the third period, Cole Soster and Koby Howat scored just 14 seconds apart to put the game out of reach for the home team Chiefs. Soster’s power play goal, the team’s third of the game was assisted by Matousek and Costible. Conor Booth picked up his first point of the game on Howat’s goal with Byron Hartley registering the secondary assist on the Little Flyers final goal of the game. Liam Gross made 15 saves in net for the Little Flyers in the 7-3 victory.
On Sunday, David Matousek continued the Little Flyers offensive weekend just 2:28 into the game with an even strength goal set up by Patrick O’Connell and Chris Blango. TJ Avellino doubled the Little Flyers lead ten minutes later with Conor Booth and Byron Hartley registering assists on the goal. The Chiefs responded quickly in the second period, scoring just nine seconds into the frame, then tying the game just over a minute later. The Chiefs then took the lead just five minutes into the second period. Down 3-2 the Little Flyers Byron Hartley would have the last say in this game. Hartley’s unassisted goal at 10:47 of the second period tied the game at 3-3. Hartley struck again in the third, taking a feed from Patrick O’Connell for the game winning goal. Harris Brotman picked up the win in net for the Little Flyers, making 15 saves.