This past weekend, hockey teams gathered at multiple rinks in the Delaware and Pennsylvania region for the annual Defender Hockey Tournaments' Denis Duplanti Boys Tournament. The tournament showcased the skills and talents of young athletes across various age divisions.
10U A Aviators Soar to Victory: In an impressive display of dominance, the 10U A Aviators showcased their prowess on the ice with an 8-1 victory over the West Chester Wolverines. Liam Fanning stole the spotlight with a remarkable performance, netting an impressive hat-trick, accounting for three of the Aviators' goals.
10U B HLH Elite Major Triumphs: In a spirited matchup, the 10U B HLH Elite Major team emerged victorious against HLH Elite Minor, delivering an exciting contest with multiple players contributing to the team's success.
12U AA Ashburn Power Play Selects Show their Dominance: The 12U AA Ashburn Power Play Selects demonstrated their skill and team chemistry as they secured an 8-3 victory over the West Chester Wolverines. Oliver Emilo and Owen Plummer shone brightly, each scoring two goals to contribute significantly to their team's success.
12U A HLH Elite Outlasts The Blueberries: A closely contested match between HLH Elite and The Blueberries in the 12U A division resulted in a 3-2 victory for HLH Elite. The game came alive in the third period, with all three goals being scored during this thrilling final period, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats.
12U B HLH Elite Minor Claims Victory: In an impressive display of skill, the 12U B HLH Elite Minor team secured a 3-1 win over Aviator Hockey. Demonstrating their scoring prowess, HLH Elite Minor managed to net three goals, all in the second period, propelling them to victory.
14U AA Mt. Laurel Jacks Showcase Superiority: The 14U AA division witnessed an outstanding performance from the Mt. Laurel Jacks as they faced off against the Delaware Patriots. Ryan Griscom and Aiden Whitehurst were instrumental in the Jacks' triumph, each contributing two goals to their team's winning effort.
14U A Stingers Emerge Victorious: In a tightly contested match, the 14U A Stingers emerged triumphant with a 1-0 victory over MAS. Trevor Robinson's goal in the third period proved to be the decisive factor, securing the Stingers' well-deserved win.
16U AA Dirty Danglers Edge Out Snider Hockey: A thrilling encounter unfolded between the 16U AA Dirty Danglers and Snider Hockey. Snider's Michael Previtera wasted no time, scoring within the first two minutes. However, the Dirty Danglers regrouped and staged a comeback, securing a 3-2 victory with goals in the first and second periods.
16U A Ashburn Power Play Selects Shine: The 16U A Ashburn Power Play Selects displayed their talent and determination against Stingers Hockey. Notable contributions from Zachary Dowe, Grant Leeds, Reid Baker, and other players ensured a well-deserved victory for the Power Play Selects.
18U AA/A Snider Hockey Prevails in Overtime Thriller: In an intense and closely fought contest, the 18U AA/A Snider Hockey team emerged victorious in an overtime battle against the Ashburn Power Play Selects, with Devon Mallon scoring the winning OT goal.