In Week 1, Braden Slack scored one goal and dished out two assists and Jayden Godin scored twice as the Giants topped the Advantage Selects 4-2; Nick Bishop scored twice, Parker O’Toole posted a goal and an assist and Landon Beattie two assists as the Avalanche defeated the Patriots 4-1; Ryan Ruggiero, who also had an assist, scored with 4:23 left to give the Patriots a 2-2 tie with the Knights; and Aiden LeBel scored twice and Conor Secrist once in a three-goal third period (the winner with 3:18 left) that lifted the Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Jr. Bruins – Brady Hanlon with a hat trick and Brandon Ward two assists in the loss.
The Bruins and Wizards both won twice in Week 2. Brady Hanlon and J.J. Pena both scored twice and Tyler Heldenbergh had two assists in the Bruins’ 6-1 victory over the Avalanche – and Ward scored two goals and dished out four assists, Hanlon posted 2-2-4, Quinn Mathews wore the hat, Chris Alexander also scored twice and Mike Taranto also had two assists in a big win over the Advantage; Avery Powers scored two goals and set up another, Joe Goldstein posted 1-2-3, Matt Hughes had 1-1-2 and Dylan Higson also had two assists as the Wizards topped the Advantage 8-3, Max Ryan with all three goals in the loss – and Jack Donovan scored one goal and set up three others and Higson had 2-1-3 in a 5-2 win over the Patriots;
Cam Hosmer pitched a shutout and Casey Cosentino scored 30 seconds into the Warriors’ 3-0 victory over the Giants; Will Cronin scored two goals and set up two others, Liam Glew handed out three assists and Conor Glew scored twice as the Patriots downed the Knights 5-1; and Ty Carroll wore the hat, scoring twice in the third period as the Giants downed the Sharks 5-3 – Charlie Pelkey with 1-1-2 in the win and Aidan Caron 1-1-2 in the loss.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Brandon Ward, Jr. Bruins
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