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U16's defeat Rockets - Black, move on to Semis today vs PAL Islanders

By USPHL Newswire, 02/23/20, 7:15AM EST


Pics get top seed in Pod B going into Semifinals

The Springfield Pics turned a lot of heads when they defeated the previously unbeaten Rockets Hockey Club Black team in overtime on Saturday night, a fitting end to a dramatic Round Robin over Friday and Saturday at the Bridgewater (Mass.) Ice Arena. 

Springfield Pics and USPHL 16U all-time leading scorer Carter Hanrahan scored his second goal of the game 13:21 into overtime as the Pics handed the Rockets Black their first loss of the season with a 5-4 win.

The Pics made the semifinals just by advancing to overtime but Hanrahan’s OT winner added frosting on the cake, giving them home ice on Sunday morning. 

Mike Penna assisted on Hanrahan’s overtime tally and had three assists; Jan Hunor and Andrii Leutukhov lit the lamp and Tyler Cortis made 39 saves for the Pics.