The Springfield Pics Elite, U16, and U15 all face opponents this weekend.
The Elite team is away from the friendly confines of the Olympia, facing the Junior Bruins at the New England Sports Center at 5:40 pm on Sunday. Action can be watched through HockeyTV. It will be the first game of the season for the Elite team. The Pics then play the Junior Bruins again for a home and home series starting away on October 5th, then returning to the Olympia on October 6th for a game at 3:30pm. Action will be carried by HockeyTV with, veteran area broadcaster, Eric Richardson providing the call for those who can’t watch the game in person.
The U16 team has action on Sunday against the Northern Cyclones on Sunday at 3:30pm. The last time these two teams faced, the Pics won in a penalty-filled game 2-1 at the Olympia. Jan Hunor scored both goals for the Pics, while Roman Shiryaev got 39 saves. The Pics will have to watch out for Cyclones centermen Billy Doughtery, who is averaging 2.75 points per game, along with Nicholas Grasso and Austin Larson who are averaging 1.75 points per game. The Pics next opponent is the Islanders Hockey Club on October 20th at 4:50pm.
The U15 team has action against the PAL Junior Islanders. The Pics are looking for their first league win. The last time the Pics met the Junior Islanders, the Pics lost 5-0 in a penalty-filled game. The Pics then visit the Utica Comets on October 11th.