NRSA Squirts Lead VHL All-Star East Team to Championship!
Max Hampoian, Cole Lopilato and Teddy Suny lead VHL All-Stars to Championship!
North Reading Squirt hockey players, Max Hampoian, Cole Lopilato and Teddy Suny, were selected as members of the Valley Hockey League (VHL) Elite All-Star East team. The trio is the teams 1st line and led the team in scoring as they compiled a first place 9-2-1 record in the series between four VHL All-Star teams. The Elite All-Star East team consists of fifteen players and two goalies, selected from the 2600+ Squirt-level players in the VHL. This year was Cole Lopilato’s second year selection to an All-Star team, as he represented North Reading last year and was the only returning player from his All-Star team.
The VHL Elite All-Star East and South teams faced off in the Championship game at the Valley Hockey Forum in Haverhill on Friday night, March 20th. The two teams had identical records in the series. The East All-Stars had a 3-1-1 record against the South and received the #1 seed in the playoffs. The South team was ready and came out firing, taking an early 3-1 lead in the game. The East regrouped and quickly came back as Teddy Suny head-manned the puck to Cole Lopilato. Cole made a move to the outside and slid the puck to Max Hampoian. Max fired the puck in the net to tie the game and electrified the team and the fans. There was no stopping them now! The East team controlled the rest of the game and won the Championship with a 6-3 win.
Max, Cole and Teddy are members of the North Reading Skating Association (NRSA) Squirt team that is currently leading the VHL in their division and is poised to make a run in the playoffs.
WOW, what a team! The NRSA Squirts are in full stride as we hit the half-season mark for the 2014-2015 season. The team is currently at the top of the Valley Hockey League (VHL) Squirt National division with a 15-2-2 record and a remarkable 104 goals vs. 47 goals for the opponents in 19 games. The Squirts lead all 225 VHL teams in wins, goals and goal differential…yes, 225 teams with 2600+ players!
The team welcomes new-comers to the Squirt team of Joe Gattuso, Vincent Pastore, Justin Daley and Jake Mikulski. These players have joined the Squirts to help form a strong team.
The players from last year’s Squirt 2 team have moved up to bond the new-comers and veterans into a formidable force. Jenna DiNapoli, Sam Elliott, Nathan Phillips, Alex Selverian, Patrick Tannian, Matt Young and Deven Tucker have combined in both offensive and defensive positions to help solidify the team.
The veteran group of Joey Collins, Max Hampoian, Cole Lopilato, Landon Phillips, Joe Repetto and Teddy Suny have led the new comers by example. These six players have accounted for over 70 of the 104 goals, while playing both offensive and defensive positions.
Sam Elliott and Deven Tucker have split the net-minder responsibilities and have been instrumental in keep the team in the win column with a sparkling 2.47 goals against average (GAA).
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