Atlantic Youth Hockey League


SEWELL, NJ —There was plenty of action in the 18U Division this weekend, as many closely ranked teams slugged it out in matchups that are sure to be consequential down the line. Check out some of the games that shook up the standings this week!

Philadelphia Little Flyers vs. Philadelphia Hockey Club (Elite)

The Philadelphia Little Flyers took on the Philadelphia Hockey Club in a Battle of Philadelphia. It was a crucial game, as both clubs were looking for their first win of the young season. The Flyers jumped out to an early lead with a power play goal by Giancarlo Ciminio, but the Hockey Club’s Giovanni Pacilio equalized with a goal of his own. The Flyers responded with two goals by Stephen Pizak and Darin O’Dell in the second period and never relinquished their 3-1 lead. The Flyers finally secured their first victory after four consecutive losses. Perhaps this is just what the doctor ordered to build some momentum and get their season back on track. 


Philadelphia Hockey Club vs. North Jersey Avalanche (Elite)

There was no rest for the weary as the Philadelphia Hockey Club had to shake off their loss to take on the North Jersey Avalanche. Goals by the Hockey Club’s Bryce Ruwet and the Avalanche’s Frank Perrone knotted the game at 1-1 at the end of the first period. After a scoreless second period, Joe Byrne made it 2-1 Flyers. The Avalanche pulled their goalie late in the third as a last-ditch effort to equalize, but the Flyers were able to knock in an empty net goal to put the game out of reach and hand the Avalanche their third loss the year.


Philadelphia Little Flyers vs. Washington Little Capitals (Elite)

The Washington Capitals cemented themselves as one of the best teams of the division with a commanding 8-2 victory over the Washington Little Capitals. The Flyers were no doubt feeling confident after their win over the Philadelphia Hockey Club but got knocked back down to Earth with a crushing loss. The Capitals scored their eight goals with eight different players, demonstrating the depth of their team. This win improved their record to 4-1, behind only the 6-0 Long Island Royals for the division crown. 



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