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Weekend Review

By Eric Richardson, 02/11/20, 9:15PM EST

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Elite squad grounds the Aviators

Weekend Review

U15

The Philadelphia Hockey Club swept the Pics this weekend, defeating them 6 – 2 on Saturday night, and 11 – 0 on Sunday. Zack Fox and Quintin Wry were the only two goal scorers for the Pics.

U16

The Pics shut out the Boston Bandits 8 – 0 with a Bandits shortened bench.

Rihards Purgalis got the game-winning game early in the 1st period unassisted on the breakaway and got it past Connor McGill. Landon Kinnear got the insurance goal at the 13-minute mark. Carter Hanrahan got the assist.

The U16 squad also split with the South Shore Kings this weekend.

The Pics battled back from being down a goal going into the 3rd period when Matus Hadusovsky scored on a breakaway with just under 3 minutes to go.

The Kings opened up the game with a goal from Samuel Myles just past the 6-minute mark into the 1st period. Patrick Donovan got the assist.

Landon Kinnear then evened it up at the 7-minute mark of the 2nd unassisted.

Matt Brown then swung momentum by way of the Kings just 3 minutes later. Joey Davieau got the assist.

Both teams had their chances in the overtime period, but Ethan Kmiecik sealed the deal in the shootout when he scored in the 3rd round giving the Kings the needed win.

The Pics though hugely avenged their shootout loss on Sunday, defeating the Kings 4 – 0.

Carter Hanrahan achieved his league-leading 6th game-winning goal when he tallied the first goal of the game with just over 2 minutes remaining in the 1st period. Jan Hunor got the lone assist.

Dominick Balboni got the insurance goal around the same time in the 2nd period. Jan Hunor and Carter Hanrahan got the assists.

Dominick Balboni and Matus Hadusovsky got goals in the 3rd period to put the nail in the coffin. Hunor, Hanrahan and Rihards Purgailis all got assists.

Aidan Boyd stopped 23 out of 27 shots in the loss, while Andrej Julinek stopped all 25 shots he faced.

Elite

The Elite squad swept the Aviators 5 – 4 in the shootout on Saturday, and 5 – 3 on Sunday.

Saturday

On Saturday, Gavin Rock opened up the scoring after a loose puck was left right in front of Spyridon Markoulis’ net. Timofey Basarab and Derek Boutin got the assists.

Just 4 minutes later, Basarab got his first career goal as Pic when he broke down the far side, hit the brakes which caused his defender to go past him, and took a slapshot from next to the faceoff dot. Rock and Noah Palmer got the assists.

Damien Hogan broke the shutout and got the Aviator’s first goal just 45 seconds later when the Pics dished the puck back to the D-Line off a faceoff but missed the mark and Hogan picked up the puck and took it down the length of the rink. Dalton Schippel got the assist.

Aleksis Brukits got the goal right on the back just 50 seconds later when he received the no-look, behind the back pass from Adrian Brodnansky and he deposited it in the back of the net, popping the water bottle. Connor O’Brien got the secondary assist.

Brodnsky got his first goal as a Pic as well when he deposited the puck in the back of the net with just under 6 minutes remaining in the 2nd period when he got the give and go pass from Connor O’Brien. Aleksis Burkits got the secondary assist.

The Aviators then scored three straight to even up game at 4 apiece.

Robert Werner scored just 23 seconds into the 3rd period. Connor Trankina and Daniel Yakushenka got the assists.

Yakushenka then scored 5 minutes later. Patrick Mongiello and Alexander Laglia got the assists.

Yakushenka then scored again with just over 5 minutes left in regulation. Laglia and Werner got the assists.

It took going to the shootout to decide who won the game when Aleksis Burkits dragged it past Markoulis.

Schnopp stopped 45 out of 49 shots for the win, and Markoulis stopped 40 out of 44 shots in the shootout loss.

Sunday

The Pics finished the sweep of the Aviators as the Pics were victorious 5 – 3.

Daniel Yakushenka opened up the scoring just 17 seconds into the game. Alexander Laglia and Robert Werner got the assists.

Eddy Gelfand for the Aviators scored just 6 minutes later, Tony Knight got the assist.

The Pics then got those two goals back, once at the 11:36 mark of the first in which Adam Lindahl got the goal. Carter Brunelle was credited with the assist.

Connor O’Brien scored the second goal for the pics just a minute into the 2nd period. Adrian Brodnansky got the assist.

Luke Savov got the 3rd and final goal for the Aviators just 3 minutes later. Patrick Mongiello and Patrick Tschernitz got the assists.

The Pics then scored three straight, twice in the 2nd and once in the 3rd.

Aleksis Burkits scored what would be the game-winning goal 5 minutes into the 2nd period. Noah Palmer and Kade Bacon got the assists.

Carter Brunelle scored just 4 minutes later. Cam Pelky got the assist.

Burkits then slammed the door when he scored again halfway through the 3rd period. Connor O’Brien and Luc Fricchione got the assists.

Sam Zavelson got the save, stopping 31 out of 34 shots. Drew McCartney got the loss, stopping 31 out of 36 shots.

PREMIER

The Aviators swept the Pics, defeating them 3 – 1 on Saturday, and 8 – 3 on Sunday.

Saturday

Jacob Handfast for the Aviators opened up the scoring halfway through the 1st period when he was able to put one past Matthew Jonas. Aatu Niskanen and Matthew Kunach got the assists.

Brandon Derdiger got the only goal for the Pics in the final minute of the 1st. Nicholas Lopes and Cam Gaylor got the assist.

Michael Mania got what would be the game-winning goal with just under 5 minutes to go in the 2nd. Danylo Sukhonos got the assist.

Olaf Hart got the insurance goal at the 14:20 mark of the 3rd. Filimon Ledenkov and Arkhip Ledenkov got the assists.

Matthew Jonas stopped 32 out of 35 shots in the loss, while Olli Mustonen stopped 39 out of 40 for the win.

Sunday

Three straight goals swung the momentum in favor of the Aviators as the Aviators were able to defeat the Pics 8 - 3.  Max Moriarty and Owen Stacey were the only two Pics players to score goals.