Aston, PA -- Little Flyers Weekend Wrap Up 10/26 & 10/27
18U – The 18U Little Flyers went an impressive 4-0 at the Winter Beantown Classic. In the opening game against the Junior Bruins, Byron Hartley led the Little Flyers to a 7-2 win, scoring four goals in the game. After trailing 1-0 in the first period, Koby Howat and Conor Booth set up Patrick O’Connell for the game tying goal. Twenty four seconds later, Hartley gave the Little Flyers a 2-1 lead that they would not relinquish for the rest of the game. Howat’s first goal was assisted by O’Connell and Howat. A minute later, Braedon Dougherty’s power play goal gave the Little Flyers a 3-1 lead. Hartley struck again in the second period with an unassisted goal. The Junior Bruins scored their second goal of the game in the period but trailed 4-2 heading into the third. Hartley added two insurance goals late in the third period, the first was unassisted, Jack Costible set up Hartley for his 4th goal of the game at the 2:03 mark. Costible added an insurance goal at the end of the game that was assisted by Harrison Dumas to give the Little Flyers a 7-2 victory. Harris Brotman picked up the win in net for the Little Flyers.
Im Game two the Little Flyers defeated Twin City Lightning by a final score of 3-1. Liam Gross was solid in net all game long, only allowing one goal to the Lightning.
In their second game of the day the Little Flyers faced off against Mount Academy. Mount jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first period. TJ Avellino evened the scoreboard with a power play midway through the first period. Avellino’s goal was set up by Jack Costible and Chris Blango. With less than thirty seconds left in the first period, Byron Hartley continued his scoring ways to give the Little Flyers a 2-1 lead. Patrick O’Connell extended the lead to 3-1 with an even strength goal courtesy of Byron Hartley and Koby Howat. Less than thirty seconds after the O’Connell goal, Mount Academy got back into the game with an even strength goal of their own. Trent Gehringer’s unassisted even strength goal regained the Little Flyers two goal cushion in the final minutes of the second period. In the third period, David O’Connell netted his second goal of the game at the 14:36 mark, O’Connell’s second goal of the game came with helpers from Conor Booth and Byron Hartley. Koby Howat capped the scoring for the Little Flyers in the game, O’Connell registered his fourth point of the game with the only assist on Howat’s goal. Harris Brotman picked up his second win of the tournament in the game.
In their fourth and final game of the tournament, the Little Flyers took on Compuware 18U. Jack Costible put the Little Flyers up early in the first period on a goal assisted by Koby Howat and Patrick O’Connell. Byron Hartley doubled the Little Flyers lead several minutes later with an unassisted even strength goal. In the second period, Harrison Dumas extended the Little Flyers lead to 3-0 taking a feed from Patrick O’Connell. The Compuware offense came alive in the third period, scoring two quick goals early in the period to cut the Little Flyers lead to one. Midway through the period, Compuware found the game tying goal to knot the game at 3-3. Patick O’Connell came through in the clutch, scoring the eventual game winner at the 6:13 mark of the third period, Koby Howat picked up the assist on O’Connell’s game winner. Liam Gross collected his second win of the weekend in goal to push the Little Flyers to 4-0 in the Beantown Classic.
16U National - The 16U National team also played in the Beantown Classic this past weekend, collecting a 1-2 record in three close games. The Little Flyers leaned heavily on their defense and goaltending throughout the weekend as the team combined to only allow five goals in three games. In game one of the tournament, the Little Flyers suffered a close 2-0 loss to the Utica Jr. Comets. The offense came alive in game two, collecting a 4-1 victory against a talented Boston Bandits team. In the final game of the tournament, the Little Flyers fell by a final score of 2-1 in a back and forth game against Mount Academy.
2005 Bantam Major – Joseph Samango led the Little Flyers to an 8-3 victory over the Mercer Chiefs on Saturday. Kevin Hudak opened the scoring for the Little Flyers with a short handed goal 2:03 into the game, Brody Bess picked up the only assist on Hudak’s goal. The Chiefs answered back to tie the game at 1-1 fourteen seconds later. Luke Simsir regained the lead for the Little Flyers two minutes later as he took a pass from Joseph Samango to score the go ahead goal. Matt Kratchwell set up Evan Rauch for the Little Flyers third goal of the first period at the 8:33 mark to give his team a 3-1 lead heading into the second period. Less than a minute into the second period, Rauch struck again, notching his second goal of the game with assists going to Eric McHale and Joseph Samango. Later in the period, Rauch and McHale worked to set Samango up for his first goal of the game to take a commanding 5-1 lead. The Chiefs cut the lead back to three several minutes later on the power play. Christopher Albert opened the scoring in the third period with a Little Flyers power play goal, Nick Fiore collected the only assist on the goal. After Mercer scored a power play goal of their own, to cut the Little Flyers lead to three once again. Samango closed the game out in a big way for the Little Flyers, scoring two goals in a thirty second period to ice the game. Brody Bess and Evan Rauch picked up primary assists on Samango’s goals. Aries Carangi made 22 saves in the win for the Little Flyers in goal.
2006 Bantam Minor – Devin Schaeffer scored the Little Flyers lone goal against Virtua Hockey National team on Saturday in the teams first league play in almost a month. Callahan Schultz made 29 saves for the Little Flyers in net but the Virtua offense was too powerful as they took the game by a final score of 11-1. Against the Mercer Chiefs on Sunday, Callahan Schultz made 29 saves on 39 shots faced in the game. Alex Fusaro netted a power play goal in the first period that was assisted by Nathan DeLorme but the Little Flyers offense couldn’t muster more fire power as they eventually fell to the Chiefs.
2007 PeeWee Major – In a three game weekend, the Little Flyers played two games against the New York Saints on Saturday followed by a Sunday matchup against the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers. In game one against the saints, Xavier Thomas gave the Little Flyers a 1-0 lead early in the first period, Blake Ditalia assisted on the go ahead goal. The Saints tied the game as time winded down in the period to head to the second tied at 1-1. Ten seconds into the second, Thaddeus Raynish regained the lead for the Little Flyers with an unassisted even strength goal. Midway through the period, the Saints once again tied the game and the two teams were once again deadlocked going into the third. At the 7:45 mark, the Saints gained their first lead of the game to take a 3-2 lead. New York added a shorthanded goal several minutes later to give themselves some breathing room. With the Little Flyers pulling the goalie down the stretch in favor of an extra attacker, the Saints sealed the game with an empty net goal. Jacob Aranda kept the Little Flyers in the game all day, making 29 saves in the 5-2 loss. Playing for the second time in the day, the Saints and Little Flyers battled for two scoreless periods as neither team could find the back of the net until the third period. With less than five minutes left to play, the Saints broke the scoreless tie to take a 1-0 lead. New York added an insurance goal two minutes later to go up by two which is how the game ended, a 2-0 Little Flyers loss. Davis Fairbanks was solid in goal for the Little Flyers, making 23 saves in the game.
On Sunday, Alec James put the Little Flyers up 1-0 with a power play goal against the Jr. Flyers in the first period. James’ power play goal was assisted by Blake Ditalia at the 10:15 mark of the period. Less than a minute later, the Jr. Flyers tied the game at 1-1. Still tied at 1-1 in the second period, the Jr. Flyers gained their first lead of the game with a power play goal. Thaddeus Raynish knotted the game at 2-2, taking a pass from Bradyn Holmes and finding the back of the net to head into the third period tied. Just over a minute into the period, the Jr. Flyers regained the lead on an even strength goal. The Jr. Flyers scored again five minutes later to take a two goal lead. The Little Flyers never gave up, creating scoring chances to get back into the game but time ran out as the Jr. Flyers iced the game with an empty net goal in the final minute of play to take the game by a final score of 5-2.
2008 PeeWee Minor - In a three game weekend, the Little Flyers 2008 team first faced off against the North Jersey Avalanche National team. The Avalanche held the Little Flyers off of the scoreboard for most of the game while they gained a 5-0 lead heading into the third period. Anton Stackow’s power play goal at the 14:14 mark of the third period was the only goal scored by the Little Flyers, Jack Torr picked up the only assist on Stackow’s goal. Anthony Haag made 23 saves in net for the Little Flyers in a 6-1 loss.
In Saturday’s second game of the day, the Little Flyers the Mercer Chiefs American team. This game would be a defensive battle as both teams defense and goaltender came to play in a low scoring affair. Anton Stackow scored a shorthanded goal mid-way through the second period for the game’s first goal, Aiden Delfin assisted on the Little Flyers goal. With time winding down in the third period, the Chiefs found the equalizer at the 14:23 mark to tie the game at 1-1. This is how the game would end as neither team could break the scoreless tie in what little time remained. Page Faith made 16 saves for the Little Flyers in the game.
On Sunday, the Little Flyers battled the New Jersey Colonials National team to a 6-6 tie. Michael Gravinese got the scoring started in the game, with a Little Flyers power play goal that as assisted by Aiden Delfin. New Jersey answered back with an even strength goal two minutes later. Anton Stackow took the puck in for an unassisted goal later in the first to regain the lead for the Little Flyers. Less than a minute later, the Colonials once again tied the game, this time with a power play goal. The two teams played the first five minutes of the second period tied at 2-2 until the Colonials took their first lead of the day. Nash Grant and Adam Charrafi connected to tie the game back up as Grant found the back of the net for the Little Flyers. In the back and forth contest, the Colonials once again regained the lead at the 11:12 mark of the second. Less than a minute later, Michael Gravinese scored his second of the game to once again deadlock the game, Gravinese’s second goal of the game came courtesy of assists from Delfin and Connor Nattress. Anton Stackow put the Little Flyers ahead early in the third period with a power play goal thanks to the set up from Paxton Hoishik. Connorr Nattress gave the Little Flyers their largest lead of the game two minutes later with Aiden Delfin picking up his third assist of the game. As they did all day long, the Colonials answered back with two goals in the final six minutes of play to send the two teams home tied 6-6. In split goaltending duties for the Little Flyers, Anthony Haag made 9 saves while Page Faith recorded 7 saves in the game.
2010 Squirt Minor - The Little Flyers 2010 team fell to the New Jersey Avalanche 6-1 in their lone AYHL league game of the weekend. Michael Siddons scored a third period power play goal for the Little Flyers to avoid the shutout. Nathan Shahi made 19 saves in the game.
Aston, PA – Little Flyers Youth Hockey Weekend Wrap Up 9/28 & 9/29 2019
18 U – The 18U Little Flyers were on the road this weekend against the Mercer Chiefs National-Elite team. The Chiefs jumped on the scoreboard first with a power play goal at the 10:23 mark of the first period. Under a minute into the second period, the Chiefs notched their second power play goal of the game to take a 2-0 lead. Patrick O’Connell cut the lead to one with a shorthanded goal later in the second period. Chris Blango and Jack Costible set up Izy Seaman for the game tying goal with four minutes left to play in the game. Neither team was able to break the 2-2 deadlock in the final minutes of the game. The Little Flyers out shot Mercer 31-17 in the game, Harris Brotman made 15 saves for the Little Flyers.
16 U National - The Little Flyers 16U National team was in Washington for two games against the Little Captitals. Michael Manzi recorded his first shutout of the season with a 20 save performance in a 2-0 win and stellar defense in front of him all game long. Jack Ellis collected two points including the eventual game winner at the 7:41 mark of the second period with Daniel Whittock setting up the goal. Ian Asuncion added an insurance goal later in the third period with Ellis picking up an assist on the play.
In game two, the Little Caps took a 1-0 lead in the first period but the Little Flyers answered right back with back to back shorthanded goals separated by just 1:23 of game time. First Daniel Whittock tied the game with help from his brother Timothy, then Ryan Karback netted the second Little Flyers shorty of the game with Andrew Henry picking up the assist. A Little Capts power play goal tied the game early in the second period, but that would be all for the Washington offense on the day as the Little Flyers scored four straight goals in the final five minutes of the second period to put the game away. Michael Guarracino scored the go ahead goal with Henry picking up his second helper of the game. Luke Riley’s unassisted goal thirty seconds later gave the Little Flyers a two goal cushion. Thomas Sullivan padded the lead several minutes later on an assist from Sean Pomerantz, Gurracino put the final touches on the game, scoring his second goal of the game in the last minute of the second period. Matt Lynch made 22 saves in the Little Flyers victory.
The highlight of the weekend may not have happened on the ice for the Little Flyers 16U team as prior to the game on Saturday the team ran into one of the NHL’s all-time greats Alex Ovechkin at the team facility.
16 U American - Saturday, the Little Flyers 16U American team visited the New Jersey Devils Youth American team. Francis Scales scored the lone Little Flyers goal on the day, an even strength goal that was assisted by Zachary Neild. In net for the Little Flyers, John Plumley made 36 saves and kept the Little Flyers within striking distance for most of the game but the Devils pulled away late in the second period and won by a final score of 5-1.
On Sunday, the team continued its tour of New Jersey, this time against the New Jersey Jr. Titans. Jordan Fabian ignited the Little Flyers offense early in the first period, scoring his first goal of the season. Fabian’s goal was assisted by Andre Amezquita and Michael Leight. A minute later, the Devils tied the game at 1-1 but Jeremy Durr and Santino Capone connected for a quick answer to regain the Little Flyers lead. After the Devils took their first lead of the game thanks to two quick second period goals, Fabian struck again thanks to Leight and Zachary Neild to tie the game at three apiece. Santino Capone’s goal late in the period gave the Little Flyers the lead for good, Neild picked up his second assist of the game on the eventual game winner. Colorado Cooper gave the Little Flyers a two goal lead early in the third period and Charlie Maratea provided the knockout punch ten minutes later to seal the Little Flyers first AYHL win of the season. Jacob Erlich and Steven Reiss assisted on Maratea’s goal. In the 6-3 win, AJ Golden made 26 saves to pick up the win.
2005 - In their only league game of the weekend, the Little Flyers 2005 team dropped a close game against the New York Saints by a final score of 5-4. New York jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first with the two goals being separated by less than thirty seconds. Nick Fiore’s second period goal cut into the New York lead at the 10:51 mark, Line mates Matt Kratchwell and Jack Wolf set up Fiore for the goal. Less than a minute later Fiore returned the favor and set Wolf up for the game tying goal. The Saints took control of the game in the first half of the third period, scoring three times in six minutes. The Little Flyers never gave up and mounted a comeback in the final minutes of play. Evan Rauch cut the lead to two with an even strength goal, Wolf picked up his 3rd point of the game with a primary assist, Dante Passio was credited with the secondary assist on the goal. A minute later, Nick Dignazio got the Little Flyers to within one with the help of Joe Samango. The Little Flyers comeback bid fell just short as they fell in the game by a final score of 5-4. For the Little Flyers, Aries Carangi made 15 saves.
2006 - The 2006 Little Flyers played a tough three game weekend series against the CT Jr. Whalers. Trailing 1-0 in the first period of game one, Nathan DeLorme tied the game for the Little Flyers with an assist from Alex Fusaro. The two teams headed into the first intermission tied at 1-1. Alex Fusaro gave Philadelphia a lead early in the second period that was assisted by Christian Gabriel and DeLorme. The Whalers offense were able to find the back of the net four times in the second to take a 5-2 lead into the 3rd. Spencer Parish’s unassisted even strength goal was the only tally for the Little Flyers in the period. Callahan Schultz and Vincent Berretta combined to make 41 saves for the Little Flyers in the game.
Two hours later, the teams met for game two where the Whalers jumped out to an early lead in the first period. Gareth McDonald set up Spencer Parish for his second goal of the day late in the first. Alex Fusaro cut the Whalers lead to two in the second period, scoring an unassisted goal but the Whalers offense remained hot throughout the day and wouldn’t let the Little Flyers get closer than that. Shane Maleno scored the Little Flyers lone goal of the third period with Fusaro collecting the only assist on the goal. Callahan Schultz made 31 saves in the game.
In Game three, Alex Losacco put the Little Flyers on the board first with an unassisted goal just 1:48 into the game. Connecticut ended the period strong, scoring three goals in under two minutes to take a 3-1 lead into the break. Christian Gabriel got the Little Flyers to within one off of a goal set up by Corrado Ditoro. After Connecticut increased their lead to 5-2, Shane Maleno scored a third period goal to get back within striking distance, Daniel Brown assisted on Maleno’s goal. Later in the period, Maleno returned the favor, setting up Brown to bring the Little Flyers to within one. A Whalers power play goal with under two minutes to play cut the Little Flyers comeback bid short. Vincent Berretta gave the Little Flyers a chance all game long, making 34 saves in the game.
2007 - The Little Flyers 2007 team faced a tough Virtua Hockey National team on Saturday. Xavier Thomas’s unassisted goal in the first period was the lone goal on the day for the Little Flyers offense. Virtua took a 6-1 lead into the final period, and put the game out of reach with a few even strength goals to end the game. Davis Fairbanks made 32 saves in the game for the Little Flyers.
On Sunday, the Little Flyers traveled to the New York Saints. The Little Flyers defense and Jacob Aranda played a solid game from start to finish; Aranda finished the game with 23 saves. The teams played a scoreless first period, New York took the lead in the second period with an even strength goal. Xavier Thomas answered back late in the third period to tie the game at 1-1, Marco Mazzarelli assisted on the game tying goal. Less than a minute later, the Saints Logan Hughes scored the game winner with under two minutes left in the game to hand the Little Flyers a tough 2-1 loss.
2008 – The Little Flyers 2008 team traveled to Maryland for one game this weekend against Team Maryland’s National team. After a back and forth scoreless first period, Paxton Hoishik opened the scoring, putting the Little Flyers up 1-0 5:54 into the second, Lucas Sutton picked up the only assist on the play. Several minutes later Anton Stackow’s scored an unassisted goal to increase the lead to 2-0. Stackow struck again less than a minute into the third period, netting his second goal of the game, this time it was Jackson Alcott who set up the score. Team Maryland cut into the lead two minutes later but that’s as close as Team Maryland would get. Page Faith made 30 saves in the game with a strong defensive effort in front of him to pick up the 3-1 over Team Maryland’s 2008 National team.
Aston, PA – Little Flyers Youth Hockey Weekly Round Up 9/14 & 9/15
18U - Patrick O’Connell and Byron Hartley led the way offensively for the Little Flyers, each scoring two goals and adding two assists in an 8-5 Little Flyers win over the NJ Colonials National Elite team. Five of the Little Flyers eight goals came courtesy of special teams. David Matousek, Patrick O’Connell and Koby Howat each scored with the man advantage. While Lukas Washco and O’Connell’s second goal of the game came while shorthanded in the third period, just over a minute apart. Liam Gross collected 19 saves on 22 shots while Harris Brotman made 6 saves on 8 shots to preserve the Little Flyers victory.
16U National - In a Non-League game against the New Jersey Rockets, the Little Flyers 16 National team took home a 2-1 win. Tom Sullivan got the scoring started with assists from Jack Ellis and Sam Christian. Michael Gurracino scored the game winner unassisted. Matt Lynch was stellar in net all day making 28 saves.
16 American - Opened AYHL league play with a three game home stand against the Long Island Royals. In game 1 of the weekend, the Royals won by a final score of 8-1. The lone Little Flyers goal was scored by Evan Golato, assisted by Collin Berry and Santino Capone. AJ Golden made 26 saves for the Little Flyers in net.
In game two the Little Flyers had a lot more scoring chances, putting 23 total shots on goal. Michael Leight and Francis Scales scored their first goals of the season in the Little Flyers loss. Andre Amezquita and Zachary Neil were credited with assists. John Plumley made 25 saves for the Little Flyers.
Game three was the closest of the weekend as the Little Flyers fell by a final score of 5-4. Playing a much better all-around game, Zachary Neild led the way offensively registering a goal and an assists. Charlie Maratea, Santino Capone and Chase Wilson all scored goals for the Little Flyers, Jeremy Durr and AJ Basich picked up assists in the game. AJ Golden made 31 saves in the close contest.
Bantam Major 2005 – In Saturday’s game against Team Maryland, The Little Flyers jumped out to a two goal lead in the first period thanks to goals by Nicholas Fiore and Joseph Samango, Jack Wolf and Evan Rauch assisted on the first period goals. Nick Dignazio’s third period goal looked to be the game winner for a while until Maryland came back late in the period to end the game in a 3-3 tie. On Dignazio’s goal, Jack Wolf picked up his second assist of the day. Christian Amato was sharp all day, making 35 saves.
On Sunday, the Little Flyers visited the New Jersey Colonials National team. Aries Carangi saw over 50 shots in net for the Little Flyers, making 43 saves. Offensively, Fiore scored his second goal of the weekend assisted by Joseph Samango. Jack Wolf scored the Little Flyers second goal of the day on an assist from Fiore.
PeeWee Major 2007 – Opened the AYHL season with a three game series against the Long Island Royals. Thaddeus Raynish led the way offensively, scoring a hat trick in the closely contested 4-3 loss. Jacob Aranda was sharp in net all day, making 28 saves.
The Royals ramped up their offense in game two, putting 35 shots on net against the duo of Aranda and Davis Fairbanks in a 7-2 loss. Raynish found the back of the net twice more in this game with Alec James picking up an assist on Raynish’s first goal of the game.
The Royals defense held the Little Flyers off the scoreboard in game three. Jacob Aranda made 26 saves in the game, while Fairbanks made 10 on 11 shots for the Little Flyers.
PeeWee Minor 2008 - The 2008 Little Flyers opened the AYHL regular season going 2-0 on the weekend and picking up a Wednesday night win against the Junior Flyers.
The Little Flyers offense was firing on all cylinders in game one against the Washington Little Capitals, scoring 10 goals. Paxton Hoishik’s six point (4 Goals, 2 Assists) game led the way, Jack Torr and Aiden each found the back of the net twice in the game with Torr also adding an assist on Hoishik’s fourth goal of the game. Sam Flood (1 Goal,2 Assists) and Michael Gravinese ( 1 Goal, 2 Assists) each had three point games with Anton Stackow Jackson Alcott each picking up an assist in the game. Page Faith picked up his first shutout of the season, making 21 saves.
The offense stayed hot in game two against the Little Capitals, Aiden Delfin looked like an NBA point guard, dishing out 5 assists in the game. Six Little Flyers had multi point games, Jack Torr (2 Goals, 1 Assist), Sam Flood (1 Goal, 1 Assist), Michael Gravinese ( 2 Goals), Anton Stackow (1 Goal, 1 Assist), Connor Nattress ( 2 Assists) and Delfin’s five assist performance. Adam Charrafi and Paxton Hoishik got in on the scoring by each adding an assist in the game. Anthony Haag made 7 saves in the 8-2 Little Flyers win.
The final game of the weekend was a rare Wednesday night game against the neighboring Philadelphia Jr. Flyers. After taking a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Jackson Alcott and Anton Stackow, the Jr. Flyers came back in the second period, taking a 3-2 lead into the third. The Little Flyers offense once again came to life, scoring five times in the third period. Paxton Hoishik tied the game under a minute into the period and then Connor Nattress gave the Little Flyers the lead six seconds later on a pass from Sam Flood. Jack Torr put the game out of reach, scoring a pair of goals in the third period. Michael Gravinese who has the primary assist on Torr’s goal earlier in the period put the game out of reach with an even strength goal of his own late in the third. Anthony Haag registered 7 saves while Page Faith made 8 saves in the win.
Squirt Minor 2010 – Saturday, the Little Flyers dropped the opening game of the weekend by a final score of 9-2 to the New York Saints. Pete Esposito and Marcus Berlansky scored third period goals for the Little Flyers, Berlansky assisted on Esposito’s goal with Matt DeNucci picking up the assist on Berlansky’s goal. Nathan Shahi made 25 saves in the contest.
On Sunday, the Little Flyers picked up their first win of the AYHL season with an 8-4 win over the Long Island Royals. Matt DeNucci led the offense, scoring four goals and adding an assist. Chase Bell had the only other multi point game with a goal and an assist. Luke Hartman, Marcus Berlansky and Nicholas Marra scored the Little Flyers other goals in the game with Michael Siddons and Shane Horkan picking up assists in the game. Noah Russo picked up the win in goal, making 19 saves in the game.
In game two against the Royals, the Little Flyers dropped a very tight game by a final scored of 3-2. Marcus Berlansky found the back of the net two more times in the game, with his second goal assisted by Sean Devine.