Day 3 and 4 IHC Showcase Recap
Premier vs Potomac Patriots
Sean Donoghue lit the lamp twice, and Matthew Tullo put in the insurance goal to lift the Pics on top of the Potomac Patriots on Sunday morning.
The Patriots got one on the board early when Evan Rice was able to slip it past Ben Zaranek, but it was their only goal.
Donoghue was able to tie it up half way through the first while on the power play when he was able to rip one high glove side while skating down the near side. Nicholas Rodrigues and Luc Fricchione were credited with the assists.
Donoghue was able to get the game winning goal just over 4 minutes into the 2nd period when he got the pass from Tyler Wilson. Wilson picked the pocket of a defender and passed it to the breaking Donoghue, who went forehand then backhand and lifted the puck into the back of the net while on the shorthand. Coleson Hanrahan was credited with the secondary assist.
Matthew Tullo was able to get the insurance goal in the final seconds of the 3rd period on the empty net goal. Connor O'Brien and Wilson were credited with the assists. Zaranek stopped 34 out of 35 shots for the win.
Premier vs Jersey Shore Whalers
The Jersey Shore Whalers battled hard, but the Pics skated away with a 4 - 1 victory late Sunday night. The Whalers lone goal came near the midway point of the 1st period, when Edward Slack deposited the puck in the back of the net.
Sean Donoghue tied the game up when he got a centering pass from Nicholas Rodrigues and put it in the back of the net. Tyler Wilson got the secondary assist.
Matthew Tullo got the game winning goal off a lighting of a shot with a feed from Luc Fricchione and Aaron Cholewa to make it 2 - 1.
Sean Donoghue made it 3 - 1 when he was able to take the puck away and brought it in. Tyler Wilson and Joe Bouchard got the assists.
Coleson Hanrahan notched his first point on the Premier squad with just over 3 minutes remaining in regulation as he got the shot in from the point. Joe Bouchard and Brock Baumann were credited with the assists.
Nick Digiacomo stopped 13 shots for the win.
Pics vs New York Aviators
The Elite squad opened up Saturday morning action with a 3 - 1 victory against the New York Aviators. Victor Guastella was the only member of the Aviators who was able to score a goal in the 1st period.
Benjamin Goring was able to tie the game up at 1 when he was able to get the pass from a breaking Bryce St. Martin down the wing and one timed it into the back of the net to tie the game up at 1. Martin Rudolf got the secondary assist.
Zack Fox got what would be the game winning goal just two minutes later in the 2nd period when he got a loose puck, and went to the other wing to get a clear shot and deposited the puck from near the blue line. Chris Foster and Brandon Shuman were credited with the assists.
Goring got the insurance goal at the 6:15 mark of the 3rd when he got the give and go pass from St. Martin and went the length of the rink to make it 3 - 1. Shuman was credited with the secondary assist.
Noah Behrens-Gould stopped 38 out of 39 shots for the win.
Elite vs Carolina Junior Hurricanes
The Pics battled hard, but fell 5 - 0, with Colin Sherwood stopping 33 shots in the loss.
Elite vs Rockets Hockey Club
The Rockets opened up the game, scoring at the 6:11 mark, but the Pics struck back two minutes later when Parker Donahue drew up the the blue line off a pass from Thomas Malatinec, and deposited the puck to make it 1 - 1. Martin Rudolf was credited with the secondary assist.
James Lynch made it 2 - 1 when he was able to get the puck around a defender and broke down the far wing. He took a shot from just outside the faceoff dot on the glove side and deposited it in the back of the net. Aiden Grabowski and Braeden Humphrey were credited with the assists.
The Rockets were able to get one in just three minutes later in the 2nd period, but Zack Fox was able to get free on a short handed attempt in the waining seconds of the 2nd period in a sportcenter worthy goal as he was able to get around his defender and lift the puck up and over the goaltender to make it 3 - 2. Nick Disanti and Chris Foster got the assists.
Martin Rudolf made it 4 - 2 in an ensuing confusion on the ice in which a Rockets player commited a penalty, but a Rockets stick went flying making the Rockets think the penalty was on the Pics. Rudolf was able to get the puck in through traffic. Thomas Malatinec and Benjamin Goring were credited with the assists.
Thomas Malatinec got his first goal as a Pic half way through the 3rd period when he found a open spot in front of the net. He got a pass from Benjamin Goring and redirected it on in. Martin Rudolf got the secondary assist.
Jack Messing stopped 20 out of 22 shots for the win.