The summer heat was no match for the intensity and excitement that engulfed the ice rinks during the Defender Hockey Tournament's Jersey Shore Summer Sizzler in mid-July. The final day of the tournament, Sunday, July 16th, witnessed showdowns that crowned champions in their respective categories.
8U B Division: High-Scoring Thriller for H08 Hockey
The 8U B division provided an entertaining and high-scoring match, with H08 Hockey emerging victorious with a 12-7 scoreline against NJ Anchors. The game showcased the younger players' enthusiasm and determination, as both teams battled fiercely on the ice.
10U AA Division: Diverse Victories and Remarkable Goals
The 10U AA division witnessed an array of victories and remarkable goals. 22 Elite secured a 4-2 win against PA Horsemen, while Jersey Shore Hockey Development triumphed over Pucks with a close score of 3-2.
10U B Division: S & C Selects Secure a Convincing Win
In the 10U B division, S & C Selects demonstrated their prowess by winning 6-2 against Saugerties Kraken. Nico Mininni stood out with his exceptional performance, scoring 2 goals in the 2nd and 3rd periods.
12U A Division: Parker's Army Prevails
In the 12U A division, Parker's Army showcased their strength by securing a 4-1 victory against Metro Militia. Michael Cohen and Mason Nelligan's outstanding performances, with each player scoring 2 goals, were instrumental in Parker's Army's triumph.
12U B Division: RR Hockey's Shutout Victory
The 12U B division witnessed RR Hockey achieving a 3-0 shutout win against Saugerties Lady Kraken. The RR Hockey team demonstrated exceptional teamwork and a solid defensive strategy, leaving their opponents struggling to find the back of the net.
14U AA Division: 22 Elite Dominates with a Stunning Victory
The 14U AA division saw a standout performance from 22 Elite as they triumphed over PHD Prospects with a commanding 7-1 victory. The game was a true showcase of skill, with Jackson Folvik stealing the spotlight by netting an incredible 4 goals throughout all three periods.
14U A Division: LPD Fury Selects Triumph
In the 14U A division, LPD Fury Selects clinched victory with a 2-0 win against Saugerties Kraken.
14U B Division: MD Blue Crabs Secure Victory
The 14U B division witnessed MD Blue Crabs emerge victorious with a 4-1 win against Cutting Edge Cobras. Despite a Cobras goal in the 3rd period from Henry Day, MD Blue Crabs' overall gameplay and strategy led them to a well-earned victory.
16U AA Division: 22 Elite and Steven Garbowski's Double Impact
The 16U AA division featured another victory for 22 Elite, this time against the Mid Hudson Polar Bears with a 5-2 scoreline. Steven Garbowski emerged as the star of the match, contributing 2 goals that played a pivotal role in securing their victory. 22 Elite's ability to convert opportunities into goals and their unwavering determination propelled them to success.
16U A Division: 22 Elite's Triple Victory
The 16U A division showcased yet another triumph for 22 Elite as they defeated Bristol Bandits with a score of 4-2. David Fruda's outstanding performance, marked by an impressive hat-trick, solidified 22 Elite's reputation as a formidable team in this division.
18U AA/A Division: New Jersey Angels Claim Victory
In the 18U AA/A division, the New Jersey Angels emerged victorious, besting the AC Sharks with a score of 4-1. Nick Ctorides proved to be the key player for the Angels, scoring a crucial goal just 12 seconds into the 2nd period.
Thank you to all those who attended this tournament and we look forward to seeing you at our future tournaments!