Freeze Weekly Update 10/31-11/1
On Halloween night, 18U played their first CBHL regular season game against the Howard Huskies in Columbia. After taking the lead, the Freeze played a solid defensive game winning, 2-1.
Sunday took the team to Easton to play in a non-league game against the Ice Hawks. The Freeze had another solid showing, keeping the puck in the offensive zone most of the game with 48+ shots on net ending with a 4-1 win.
The 16U team had a Spooktacular weekend against the Loudoun Knights. On Saturday, the Freeze traveled to Ion where they skated to a 4-2 win over the Knights.
On Sunday, the Freeze were hosts and they dominated the game and finished with a 5-1 win. All three lines were on their A game. They will face the Knights again this weekend at The Veterans Cup tournament.
The Freeze 14U UA enjoyed Halloween by having the day off. Sunday they played back-to-back games at home against the Mid-State Mustangs from Altoona, PA. The Mustangs were coming for revenge since the Freeze beat them twice on their home turf at the “Galactic Ice House“ a few weeks ago (one of those wins was in OT).
Sunday morning was not easy as the Commodores once sang, and the Freeze lost 5-0. The team regrouped and came back in the afternoon for a rematch. The Freeze held the Mustangs until four minutes left in the second period when the visitors scored. With 6 minutes to go in the game, the Mustangs killed a 5-on-3. The Freeze pulled our goalie with 1:30 left on the clock, but a bounce did not go our way, and the game ended 2-0 in the Mustangs favor.
The Freeze 14U UA boys came to second game even more prepared and focused, and we were proud of their efforts.
The start of official league play began this weekend for the boys. First up, the Freeze welcomed the Bulldogs to Skate Frederick on Saturday. While the Freeze dominated shots on goal throughout the game, the Bulldogs had two breakaway goals that left them with the win, 3-0.
Sunday, the boys headed down to the beautiful MedStar Capitals Iceplex, home to the Capitals Academy. Of course the location inspired many of our Washington Capitals youth hockey fans as they had the privilege of skating where the Capitals practice. Sadly, there were no sightings of any esteemed hockey stars in the audience. The Freeze worked on putting some new skills to great use throughout the game. The boys demonstrated true teamwork and secured the win 3-0.
Special shout out to Landon Bernard for his first shutout of the season. Each game creates new opportunities for growth and development for the team. Keep up the great work Freeze!
We hopped on our brooms and traveled this weekend to Rockville on a cloudy, cold All Saints' Day. In our third match up with the Montgomery Blue Devils (Blue) we tried to cast a spell for a win. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough eye of newt to complete it. Our next match up with the Blue Devils will be the weekend before Thanksgiving and we plan on stepping up our game and whipping up a win as smooth as Grandma's mashed potatoes!