CPH recap: A lot of winning and development to round out President’s Day Weekend

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Program Director Jon De Castro talked about where his organization is. Read more on the update he provided on CPH Hockey.

“U10AA: The U10AA’s rounded out the CPH teams in Charleston for the Palmetto State President’s Day Tournament. The 10AA’s played a spirited tournament, even though the results were not there. Coach Brandon Corder was very happy with the effort and resilience the team showed throughout the weekend.

U12A: U12A’s were home in Charlotte for the Carolina President’s Cup. While the scores were not in favor of the team in regards to wins, Coach Jeff Holdenrid took time to celebrate a couple of standout players: Joseph Waksom and Cam Hargreaves. “Their feet don’t stop moving, their effort is always 100% playing in all areas of the ice and they do not stop working hard & hustling out there”.

U10A: Joining the U12A’s at home in Charlotte were our U10A team. Our U10s had tough match-ups throughout the weekend. Unfortunately going 0-4, but despite having a tough weekend, they showed a lot of heart and effort with Artem Sulenkov providing offense and Cole Schwerdtfeger playing valiantly in net.

U12AA: U12AA’s were down in Charleston for the Palmetto State President’s Puck tournament. The U12’s stormed out to a great start, winning their first game 3-1. Day two saw them lose 2-6 to Delaware, bounding back and winning 3-2 over the Howard Huskies. The 2-1 finish seeded them in third place leading to the semi finals. Sunday night’s semi-final matchup vs. the Triad Storm set-up a mini-battle of the Carolina’s with the U12AA’s winning by a score of 5-3 and it was on to the championship.

Monday afternoon’s championship game was a rematch versus the Delaware Ducks. After dropping their round robin matchup, we bounced back to win the whole thing by a score of 4-1 in the championship game. Congratulations to our 12UAA’s on a marvelous weekend!

U16AA: Also in Charleston were the 16U’s. After dropping the opening game by a score of 7-8 to the DME Swamp Rabbits, the U16’s marched ahead by winning their very next hame 5-2 versus Atlanta Center Ice and 7-6 versus the Central Florida Bears. Their efforts landed them in the championship game in a rematch the Bears, but would drop the championship game by a score of 2-6.

2011AAA: The 2011’s, also in Philadelphia for Superseries over came opening day losses to both the Little Flyers and NJ Jets to play the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers, a top 40 team Sunday morning. A courageous effort saw the team lose 2-4, but the 2011’s fought hard and kept the score close in a very spirited effort. The 2011’s finished the weekend vs. the Westcheter express, winning the game 5-3 thanks to Stone Honey leading the way with 4 goals, and Victor Sweeny providing the 5th. Shorthanded all year, our 2011’s showed another valiant effort, representing the organization well despite having a short bench.

2009AAA: The 2009’s were in Washington DC at the Congressional Tournament. An opening weekend match vs. The Fredericksburg Freeze proved to be a very physical matchup with the 09’s dropping the first game 3-1. The next day, the 09’s would bounce back wining the second game 4-2 vs. Lynchburg with Chris Holdefher leading the scoring. A loss to Capitals Academy bumped the 09’s out of the semi final, but responded the next morning by beating the Toms River Blackhawks 2-1 in a hard fought game that went down to the wire.

Tyler Lathrop and Matt Chriscoe played some of their best hockey of the season, while Nolan Schooley, Baylor Sender rounded out the scoring from the forwards. The team rotated three defensemen all weekend with Holdefher, Emerson Bosak and Asher Lutarawych (sp?) holding down the blue line

2008AAA: The 2008 AAA team were in Philadelphia for President’s Day Weekend at the Superseries AAA tournament. After dropping their first game to Philadelphia Hockey Club, our 2008’s roared back; going 3-0-1 for the rest of the weekend. The 08’s beat the Little Flyers and Kuper Academy by the score of 6-2 in both games. A 6-6 tie on Sunday night gave way to a 4-2 win vs. the St. Louis Sting on Monday morning. The 2008’s scored a combined 24 goals on the weekend.

Luke Schairer, Cade Kinnear, Tristian McAuliffe lead the 08’s in scoring, with forwards Mark Tagg, Cash Gilbert & Michael Duggan also providing offense.

We are extremely proud of all of our teams this past weekend and are happy with the performance of all of our teams!”

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