In the Princeton, NJ area, the NGHL Winter Classic, Future East (10U & 12U) hosted 17 teams across three divisions. In over 65 games, these teams had no issue finding the back of the net averaging 4.6 goals per game! Championship matches were tight – two of the three championship match-ups went into overtime play and then a shoot-out. Below are the championship results and the Top Performer for each division.
- Carolina Jr Hurricanes 4
- CT Jr Rangers 3
- Top Performer – Maya Hurt, Carolina Jr Hurricanes
- Florida Alliance 3
- The St James Hockey 2
- Top Performer – Aviana Cortright, Florida Alliance
- Boston Advantage 2
- Philadelphia Little Flyers 0
- Top Performer – Ivanka Zharova, Ironbound Elite
The Futures Division focuses on supporting 10U and 12U teams with competitive events. This division was launched in Omaha over Columbus Day where we welcomed 11 midwest teams. The Fall Classic, Futures East was the first Futures Division event on the east coast.
The east coast Fall Classic was held at Breakaway Ice Center in Tewksbury, November 11-13, 2022. A big 12U Red Division matchup was one of the highlights of Day 1 and Boston Advantage held off the Worcester Jr. Crusaders for a hard-fought 1-0 victory. Caroline Allen’s unassisted first-period tally proved to be the difference in the game as Vienna Noble earned the shutout win in goal for Boston.
The Advantage went on to post a 4-0-0 record in the tournament, beating the Vermont Glades twice in a row to earn the championship. They won the first matchup, 2-1, before skating to a 3-2 shootout win in the finals. The championship game was an epic battle, tied 2-2 at end of the game and then went into a 5 min overtime. Teams came out of the overtime still tied and moved into a shootout. BA’s Noble stopped two of three Vermont shots in the shootout to again pick up the win. Makenna Pratt and Sadie Lizotte scored for Boston in the title game. This was a spectacular game to watch. Our NGHL team was glued to the boards watching this play out! These athletes did a great job in handling the pressure of this championship game.
Congratulations to these Division champions:
Thank you to all the teams that join us this weekend… Adirondack 46ers, Boston Advantage, VT Glades Girls Elite, Ironbound Elite, Mid Fairfield CT Stars, NS Wings, Potomac Lady Patriots, Shoreline Sharks, Syracuse Valley Eagles, Lovell Winter Club, Worcester Jr Crusaders.
Source: MyHockeyRankings, VT Glades, NGHL Hockey