Troy Schwab talked about the hard work of various Carolina Premier Hockey teams from the past weekend. All teams had different results, but all of them worked hard and are getting better each day and week and look to put up more banners and wins soon.
Schwab said of select teams that stood out over the weekend:
“10UA: The team played hard all weekend and even though they weren’t able to get a win they made great strides in their development. Cole Schwerdtfeger was very good in net making close to 150 saves over 4 games.
12UA: CPH 12UA had a great team building weekend in Charleston SC. From Ice to ocean these players came together and brought home their first win, 2-1 against the Predators. Elena Seeley netted her first goal of the season! This girl knows how to go to the net and it will not be her last for sure. With games running behind, CPH watched and cheered on fellow NC team Jr canes and when done they repaid the favor. Nothing better then seeing a great culture of rival teams root for each other.
13UAAA: The 2009’s went 1-1-1 in the round robin, coming in 3rd place. They lost in the semi’s to the St. Louis Sting. While the final score ended up being a bit lopsided, they put up a really good fight vs. the eventual champions. Notable performances included the tough play from our goalies, Ella Wojtowicz and Vaughn Lawson. The team showed some real grit in the opening game skating to a 3-3 tie vs. the Mountain Selects out of Aspen CO. Nathan Pownell scored twice, John Sisti netted one and Nolan Schooley and TJ Olsen contributed with an assist each. In our 2-1 victory vs. the Alaska Blue Devils, the team came back to win after being down 1-0 thru 2 periods. Braden Ayers scored twice in the third, with the second and game winning goal coming off a nifty pass from Charlie Kropf out of the right corner with 1:33 left in the game.
14UAAA: Great showing at the CCM Dallas tournament.
Opened up with a come from behind win over the Houston Wild. Caden Graham had a huge game, along with Assistant Captain Luke Schairer as well as Tristan Mcauliffe. The final score being 3-1
Game two saw us get in a 2-0 hole to the Texas Tigers, only to see us claw our way back with and eventual 5-4 win. Top performers were Like Schairer, Cade Kinnear and Mick Duggan.
Game three saw a different story, we started the scoring early and it happened often. The McKinney NorthStars could hang on as we racked up 65 shots and won 7-1 with a hat trick from Niko Petrionitis. Other top performers were Cash Gilbert and Vincent Forant. All played very solid and Jonah Weiss stood tall in net.
Game 4 was a repeat of game 3. Facing off against the NorthStars again with a final win of 6-0, Caden Graham with the shutout. Vincent Forant was all over the ice creating plays and making things happen while Cade Kinnear, Tristan Mcauliffe and Niko Tsatsoulis all were major factors in the win.
Game 5, semi final against the familiar Texas Tigers. We got behind early but came back to control the game in a 5-2 win. Luke Schairer and Cade Kinnear were the catalysts along with Greg Kasza. Caden Graham with the win in the crease.
Game 6, Championship, started very slow and could never recover. Having a short bench and playing 6 difficult games finally caught up to us, dropping the final game 4-2. Caden Graham & Jonah Weiss both splitting game time.
All in all it was a great showing for the 2008’s. A lot was asked of them and they earned every bit of success they had this weekend. We are very proud of their performance this weekend.
Next up CCM Motown in Detroit”
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