The Premier Pics skated out of the Winter Showcase with a final record of 3 – 1, only dropping their first game to the Fort Wayne Spacemen 7 – 2. Matthew Tullo and Brock Baumann were the only two players who scored. Tyler Wilson, Connor O’Brien, Nicholas Rodrigues, and Andrii Ievtukhov all had assists in the matchup. Pics goaltender Nick Digiacomo was credited with the loss, while Ben Zaranek stopped 23 out of 25 shots he faced.
The Pics then went undefeated the rest of the showcase, defeating the Steele County Blades 5 – 0, the Midwest Blackbirds 6 – 1, and the Las Vegas T-Birds 5 – 1.
Dominick Balboni and Tyler Wilson each had a goal and assist. Carter Brunelle, Benjamin Goring, and Connor O’Brien each had goals in the contest against Steele County, while Sean Donoghue, Aaron Cholewa, Matthew Tullo, Corey McNally, Shu Inamura, Brock Baumann, Felix Appelt, and Andrii Ievtukhov all had assists. Landry Laird stopped all 21 shots he faced.
In the Blackbirds contest, both Brock Baumann and Alexi Filmonov each had a goal and two assists, while Dominick Balboni had a goal and an assist. Connor Matthews, Nicholas Rodrigues, and Andrii Levtukhov each had goals. Sean Donoghue, Luc Fricchione, Mike Wilson, Carter Brunelle, Aaron Cholewa, Corey McNally and Joe Bouchard all had assists. Jacob Brown stopped 16 out of 17 shots.
For the T-Birds contest, Sean Donoghue and Connor Matthews each had a goal and an assist. Connor O’Brien, Coleson Hanrahan, and Nicholas Rodrigues each had goals. Sean Roach, Tyler Wilson, Matthew Tullo, Brock Baumann, Alexi Filimonov and Andrii Levtukhov all had assists. Ben Zaranek stopped 16 out of 17 shots he faced.
Highlights to be posted later.