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Week 5 Preview: 13 Pure Division

ASTON, PA — We’re in for some heavyweight bouts in the 13 Pure Division this weekend, as the two top teams are on an unreal run of dominance. However, some promising challengers are going to be stepping up to the plate to try and knock them off their perch. Take a look at some the games that are sure live up to expectations this weekend!

Philadelphia Little Flyers vs. Philadelphia Junior Flyers (Premier)

In the battle of the Philadelphia Flyers, there can be only one. The Junior Flyers have been on an absolute tear, going 6-0 whilst allowing only eight goals and scoring a staggering 70 goals. That’s over ten a game and almost twice as many goals as the next closest team (the Avalanche have 36 in four games). They also already have two players with double-digit goals on the season; Matty Lynn has 11 and Bobby Spang has 10. While the two teams share a name, unfortunately for the Little Flyers, they do not share the same record. The Little Flyers are 2-2…a respectable record, but they’ll need to bring their “A” game to survive against their cross-town rivals. If they can pull it off, it’ll certainly put them on the map as a contender in this division. 

North Jersey Avalanche vs. Philadelphia Hockey Club (Premier)

The Avalanche are 4-0, and in any division that didn’t also contain the Junior Flyers, they’d probably be the number one team. As previously mentioned, the Avalanche have scored the second most points in the division with 36 (an average of nine per game), but they’ve also somehow allowed only one goal in their four games. Their leading goal scorer, William LoSauro, is scorching hot with 10 goals already, whilst his teammate Christopher Pinko has been channeling his inner Chris Paul – diming up his teammates for 13 assists. The Philadelphia Hockey club may not be an easy out, however. There isn’t much we know about them, as they’ve just played one game, but they won that game by a dominant score by 9-3. This game will act as a barometer for measuring just how good Philadelphia Hockey Club is, and how big of a player they’ll be in this division. 

Washington Little Capitals vs New Jersey Colonials (Premier)

The Washington Little Capitals are the only team, other than the Junior Flyers, to play six games already this season. Despite only going 2-3-1 in that time, they’re currently clinging to the third spot in the division. If they want to hold on to their lofty perch, they’ll need to start putting some more wins together. They’ll have an opportunity to just that against the last place New Jersey Colonials. The Colonials have stumbled out the blocks to a 0-4 start thus far, but the season is still young, and taking on a third-place team that has already sustained three losses could be just what the doctor ordered to get their season back on track. 

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