Atlantic Youth Hockey League


WEST ORANGE, NJ —The 15 Pure 08 division currently stands as one of AYHL’s most stratified…five teams are undefeated and five are without a win this season. However, with the season still in its infancy, there’s still plenty of time for a shakeup. Here are some of this weekend’s matchups that seem poised to do just that.  


Philadelphia Junior Flyers vs New Jersey Devils Youth (Premier)

It’s a battle of two undefeated teams as the Philadelphia Junior Flyers take on New Jersey Devils Youth. The Flyers currently share the division’s top spot with the W/B Scranton Jr. Knights, with both teams standing at an impressive 3-0. Furthermore, the Flyers’ last outing was an impressive 11-0 drubbing of the New York Saints. However, the Devils are shaping up to be a serious threat to that undefeated streak…they won their first and only match of the year against the Philadelphia Hockey Club. A Devils win could make a serious statement and catapult them to the top of the division. 


North Jersey Avalanche vs. W/B Scranton Jr. Knights (Premier)

Meanwhile, the division’s second top team is also in for a serious test, as the W/B Scranton Jr. Knights face off against the North Jersey Avalanche. While the Knights are sitting at 3-0, the Avalanche are nipping at their heels at 2-0. This will be a heavyweight bout; the winner will remain undefeated and launch to the top of the division while the loser will fall down a few pegs. Further adding to the big fight feel is the fact that both clubs are coming off dominant wins over the same team. The Avalanche buried the Washington Little Capitals 7-1, while the Knights outdueled them 7-0. 


New Jersey Colonials vs. Philadelphia Hockey Club (Premier)

The New Jersey Colonials are a rarity in this division: they’re a team that is neither undefeated nor without a win. Right now, they’re sitting at a perfectly neutral 1-1, occupying at the middle of the division standings. One way or another, that stands to change as they take on the 0-3 Philadelphia Hockey Club. The Hockey Club is coming off a tough 3-2 loss to the Devils. Although they’re 0-3, none of their losses have been blowouts…they’ve been in every game. It feels like they’re due for a big win, and a victory over the Colonials could be just what the doctor ordered to get their season back on track. 

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