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Wildcats Bantam Minor played in the NST Blizzard Challenge Tournament in Niagara Falls, NY.
Our Bantam team won 6-2 against the Tonawanda Lightning and 4-0 against the West Seneca Wings with their only loss in round-robin play came against the #5 ranked Canadian Bantam Minor team, the Cambridge Hawks.
With our Wildcats in 2nd place our boys found themselves in a rematch against the Cambridge Hawks playing for the Championship.
Our Wildcats played an amazing game! At the end of the third period, the score was tied 3-3. A nail-biting and scoreless 3 on 3 overtime lead to a shootout. Unfortunately, the Canadians beat us, but Victory is not always in the seen on the scoreboard! Our boys played their hearts out and represented the Jersey Shore, their team, and Coach Gibbons in an unforgettable game. Taking Second Place was well deserved!
Congratulations to Squirt B on capturing the gold medal at the Liberty Cup with 9-4 victory!
Wildcats Bantam B Black played in the 2018 Hershey Thanksgiving Tournament.
With wins against the NJ Bandits and the Jersey Stars and record of 2-1 they earned the 4th seed in the playoffs.
The Semifinal game pitted our Wildcats B against the #1 seeded UNDEFEATED on the season Hollydell Hurricanes. This Winner goes to the championship game was knotted at 0-0 after both regulation and the 4 on 4 overtime period had expired. Prevailing in the shootout by scoring 3 goals, the Wildcats knocked out the Hurricanes and Advanced to the Final. Also giving their rival Hurricane's their first lost on the season!
When the final Horn sounded at the end of the championship game, our Wildcats played their hearts out. Unfortunately coping with injuries, our Wildcats came up short on the end. The boys and girls played a hard-fought battle in the finals, never wavering from playing as a team and staying laser focused, they earned a great 2nd place finish out of 10 teams!! We are so proud of all of you!!!
The U18 Black team ended the season on a high note after going 3-0 in preliminary rounds before falling 4-3 to Ashburn Selects in the Gold medal game.
Congratulations to Coaches, Players, and Families and best of luck with your high school seasons!
WALL, NJ - Coach Scott Harrington and the Jersey Shore Wildcats Bantam Black Hockey Team joined the Muscle Movement Foundation (MMF) last season and signed Muscle Champion, Harry Smith, to their team. The result…a life-changing experience for Coach Harrington, his players, families, and Harry! The team finished the season as New Jersey Youth Hockey League (NJYHL) Champions and finished as the top team involved in the Muscle Movement Foundation Charity of Champions Campaign!
The Wildcats continue their partnership with MMF and this season signed 14-year old Middletown HS South freshman Gregory King.
Greg is a big hockey fan! He loves to play NHL 18 on Xbox. His favorite team is the New Jersey Devils and his favorite player is Taylor Hall. He enjoys watching all hockey – from the NHL to the NJYHL!
Read more here about Greg and the Muscle Movement Foundation.
Click here to read the Asbury Park Press article and see a video celebrating Bantam Black and their teammate 5-year old Harry Smith!
Congratulations to the Bantam Black team coached by Scott Harrington. Although they fell short in the Labor Day Ice Works Tournament with a 2-1 overtime loss in the finals, this team has been nothing but supportive of the Muscle Movement Foundation (MMF).
Recognized as the 2017 MMF National Champions, the coaches and players on this team represent all that is great about ice hockey - on and off the ice!
Individual Wildcats Players Josh Scheck, Marcus Franco, and Billy Hrehowsik were awarded the 2017 MMF National Champion, National Runner-Up, and National 2nd Runner-Up in recognition for their individual fund raising efforts.
Congratulations on being recognized by the Asbury Park Press for your efforts!
Congratulations to our Mite B team on taking home the Proskate Winter Classic. The Wildcats went 5-0 and sweeping the tournament. The Championship game was a close with a victory over the home team, the NJ Stars. This capped an all-around fantastic performance by both Mite teams (Mite A and B) taking home tourney champs on the same ice at the same time.
Congratulations to our Bantam B Black team on taking home the NJYHL Championship. After posting a 27-1 record, the club took on the Skylands Kings in the opening round of the NJYHL playoffs. After an 8-1 victory the Wildcats were set to face the Hollydell Hurricanes in the Championship game, a rematch against the only loss the Wildcats suffered in the Hershey Thanksgiving tournament.
After a tight game the first two periods, the Wildcats prevailed and broke open the game with a resounding 7-4 win for the Gold.
Joining them on the ice in the Championship photo is #55, 5 year old Harry Smith. These kids have not only excelled on the ice this season but also helped bring attention to Harry's fight against muscular dystrophy through their support of the Muscle Movement Foundation.
Well done on and off the ice!
Best of luck representing the NJYHL in the district tournament!
Congratulations to Congressional Cup Midwinter Classic Champion Midgets U16A Black. After a strong start and 4-2 win over the Northern Virginia Ice Dogs and 3-0 win over the Piedmont (VA) Predators, the team had a tough 3-1 loss to the Atlanta (GA) Phoenix. The boys rebounded with a 4-3 win over the Long Island Ducks in the semi-final game and set the stage for a rematch with the Atlanta Phoenix. The Wildcats prevailed in the final with a resounding 4-1 win over the Phoenix to capture the gold.
Congratulations to the Pee Wee A team on going 4-1 and taking home the silver at Can Am Montreal. The team started with a 4-0 win against the Westfield (Mass) Junior Bombers. They then defeated the Hollydell Hurricanes, 6-0, and WHK (Mass) Hawks 2-1, before defeating the NJYHL Pee Wee A Champion Jersey Devils 2-1 to advance to the gold medal game to face the Arnprior, Ontario Packers where they lost 3-0.
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