HOOKSETT, NH -- The month of November is officially underway, and all of the teams throughout the New Hampshire Avalanche program have continued to roll.
Since last week's edition of Avs Weekly the top team in the program hit the ice for a trio of games. After shutting out the Seacoast Spartans by the score of 5-0 on Friday afternoon, the Avalanche returned home on Saturday to face-off with the Railers Junior Hockey Club for the first time this season. After a wild and entertaining 60 minutes of hockey, neither team was able to score in the five-minute overtime period, and ultimately it was the Railers claiming the extra point in the shootout. Fast forward to yesterday however, and the Avalanche got right back into the win column after knocking off the Vermont Lumberjacks by the score of 5-2. With the 2-0-1 record, the Avalanche improved to 10-2-3 on the season, as they continue to set the pace in the North Division.
As for the top performances from this past week, look no further than Michael Tersoni who continues to lead the team offensively. The '01 native of Framingham, MA has 23 points in 14 total games to date, and was named the EHL's Forward of the Week for week #7.
Looking ahead to this weekend, and the EHL Avs are set to face the New Jersey 87's on Sunday and the Valley Jr. Warriors on Monday at the Haverhill Showcase.
Since last week's edition of Avs Weekly, the EHLP team also hit the ice for a trio of games, following suit with two wins of their own. After losing by the score of 3-2 on Saturday night against the New Jersey 87s, the Avalanche salvaged a weekend split with a 3-1 victory on Sunday afternoon. Then, fast-forward to yesterday morning, the Avalanche led the way in the double-header sweep, beating the Vermont Lumberjacks by the final sore of 4-2.
Heading into the showcase weekend, the Avalanche own a record of 6-2-3, and it's worth noting that four of their five total losses are by just a single goal. The defending Regular Season Champions will face-off against the Philadelphia Little Flyers on Saturday and the Seahawks Hockey Club on Sunday at this weekend's league-wide event.
The U16s had 2 games this past weekend. They started off with a tough 5-1 loss to a very talented New England Fall Prep All-Star team in Salem, but bounced back with a convincing 7-1 win over the EC Spartans at home. The win was led by an offensive outpouring from Irik, Baumgartner, Burke, Mcmahon & Garvin.
U14's picked up a 3-point weekend in E9 action. Saturday they picked up a win with a pair of PP goals and great goaltending from Wyatt Demers to knock off 95 Giants Prep 2-1.
Sunday was a physical match-up vs. Boston Americans in Saugus. A late Americans goal stole the victory from the Avs, but they managed to still walk away with a point in the 2-2 tie. Highlight of the game was the beautiful short-handed effort from Aidan Gile to tie the game at one. Great work in net by James Brew as the Avs spent a lot of time in the penalty box. Goaltending was huge all weekend!
The Avs '09 Premier had their first GSL home game this past weekend. Avs were quick to score in the first, but the Flames came back to score two quick ones. The final score 3 to 1 - Flames.
The 09P is pumped up and ready to roll this upcoming weekend in their next two big games against the Jr. Mounties and the Concord Capitals.
The Avs 2010 Elite team had a very cool experience on Saturday and got to play their E9 league game at UNH. The team even had the UNH men’s hockey coach, Mike Souza, deliver their pre-game speech. They played very well as a team, with great passing, shooting and goaltending, to beat the Advantage 2010 Elite team 8-3.
With many of their coaches being UNH alumni, it was a special experience for the kids to see all of the memories from their coach’s hockey days there. The kids donned their Avs jerseys for the game after and cheered on UNH who beat Providence College in OT. This is a day they will look back on for years to come.
The 2011 Elite team traveled to Arlington, MA on Saturday to play the Boston Junior Penguins. The Avs came out strong and never looked back coming away with the 12-3 win on the road.
On Sunday, the 2011 Elite team hosted the Icemen in their first regular season home game on Halloween. The 2011 team came out slow, but never stopped battling. In what was an exciting and hard fought game, which saw the Avalanche battle back from being down 3 goals to come away with the 7-7 tie.
After the Halloween home game the 2011 Elite team had some fun in the parking lot with a trunk or treat to celebrate another successful weekend of Avalanche hockey.