It was a loaded weekend of Junior hockey here in our region as every team hit the ice except for the Black Bears, so lets dive right in and recap all these games.
Richmond Sweeps Potomac
The Richmond Generals Elite and Premier teams would sweep their home and home series with in-state rivals the Potomac Patriots this weekend, getting 4 big points for both of Coach Lyke’s squads and shooting them up the division standings.
Premier The Generals Premier team won on Saturday 6-0 that saw a shutout preformace from Ryan Creenan stopping 21 of 21. The Generals has six different goal scorers as Cudd, Kiss, Wood, Meyer, Dennis, and Svoboda all found the back of the net as the Generals would pepper Patriots goalie Jacob Hahn with 47 shots. Sunday’s game wouldn’t be as much of a beeze, as Richmond would only come out of this one with a slim 4-3 win. The only repeat goal scorer for the Generals was Matt Wood, as Hofmann, Krofchalk, and Luckanish would round out the score sheet. On the other side, Potomac’s Daniils Berzins netted two and Ilya McCulloch would get the other past Generals goalie Ryan Creenan, who turned away 19 of 22 for the weekend sweeping win.
Generals Premier is now 6-4-0 with 12 points for 3rd place in the South East
The Potomac Patriots sit in last of the South East with a 3-6-1 record, good for 7 points
Elite was the same story this weekend, as the Gens would take both games 3-0, and 8-0, shutting out Potomac all weekend. Saturday’s game would see Lewis, Noll, and Dosen get pucks past Patriots goalie Griffin Knarr, while Dan Ludwig would shutout the other crease turning away all 16 shots he faced. Sunday would be no different, as the Gens would roll again to an 8-0 win that saw Hollister and Noll both have multi-goal games. Dan Boylan protected the crease on Sunday for Richmond and turned away 18 of 18. Potomac split their goalie Jacob Sanders and Griffin Knarr, who would both see four goals get past them each.
Richmond Elite is now 8-2-0 on the season with 16 points and 3rd place in the South East
Potomac Elite is 1-8-0 and in last place in the division
Whalers Sink, Lose all 4
It was a less than pleasant weekend for the Hampton Roads Whalers, as both the Premier and Elite teams would drop both of their games for a combined 0-4 weekend for the guys in green.
Premier started their weekend with a close 3-4 loss to the Carolina Jr Hurricanes despite Jake Kaplans hat-trick. KYle Watson was all over the score sheet too as he picked 3 apples, and Dom Rodrigue’s 36 saves weren’t enough to steal a win. Sunday saw a similar result as the Whalers would drop another one goal game. After leadin 2-0 in the first, Carolina would score 5 unanswered in the 2nd and early parts of the 3rd. Hampton Roads made a comeback effort withtwo goals late, but would fall short. Greg Moon faced 53 shots while Kaplan would tally another goal, with the remaining coming from Watson, Strazisar, and Daily.
The Whalers Premier team sits at 5-3-0, 4th in the South East Division
Elite would face a similar fate, as they dropped both to the Carolina Jr Canes, the first via a 0-3 shutout, as the Whalers could only muster up 22 shots on goal compared to the Canes 57. Sunday was… a littler beter, as the Whalers would net two, courtesy of Ziegler and Schauer.
The Elite squad is 4-3-0-1, and like the Premier team, sitting in 4th in the South East.
Team Maryland Splits
Team Maryland was in New York this past weekend taking on the NY Apple Core. TM would drop Saturdays contest, 3-6, with goals from Connor Ball, Rory Gresham, and Evan Donnelly. Charland had two periods in net where he stopped 16 of 17, while Peter Siolas let by 5 of 15 shots. Sunday would be a different story however, as the boys would skate away with a 4-2 win. Connor Ball with net two more, with the other tallies coming from Mock and Rebmann.
Team Maryland is 5-4-1 and sits in 2nd in the Mid-Atlantic Conference.