This coming weekend (December 8th) the U18 Full Season team will be heading down to CT to face off in the final ECEL Showcase of the season. Surrounding this showcase is the ECEL All Star game which will see 4 of our players participating in it. The weekend begins with a tilt against the SeaCoast Spartans on Friday night before the All Star game, followed by two on Saturday against the Boston Shamrocks and NH Avalanche, then wrapping it up against Elite Hockey. It will be a sure fire weekend of some great hockey as the GiShow looks to climb up in the standings. Stay tuned for updates and Good Luck to the boys and our All Stars!!
Pittston, PA native and U18 Full Season Goalie Jacob Urban has been affiliated with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights of the NAHL. Jacob received the call up this past week in what he said was “unexpected and exciting news”. Having played his midget minor year with the Knights and performing on the U16 team presented initial recognition with the NAHL affiliate and ultimately had him seeing NAHL action in 2 games last season.
This season Jacob, “Urbie” as teammates call him, packed his bags and headed north to play with the Giants . His early season performance of .921 SP, 1.3 GAA and a 13-4-0 record once again caught the eye of the Knights native and he has been called up to play in upcoming games the weekend of December 8th when they face off against the Johnstown Tomahawks in pre-holiday break action.
Congratulations to you “Urbie” from all of your teammates and coaches and good luck wearing the Navy and White!!
Bellies full from a Thanksgiving feast did not stop the Giants 06 team from gobbling down the competition in the Goblet Hockey Tournament that took place this past weekend. The first game of the weekend was a bit of turkey hangover as the boys in Orange dropped the first game 1-2 to the Squires. However, after a long night’s rest, and a mid-afternoon game time on Saturday against the Long Beach Lightning proved to be the difference maker throughout the rest of the tournament. They edged the Lightning 6 to 1, then clipped the Saints wings and beat them 6-2. Going into the final day of the tournament the boys were going at full speed and did not let the eyes on the turkey prize strain. The team beat the Lightning 8-1 and then in a goal tending duel took down the Squires 1 to 0 in dramatic fashion. Overall great team effort by everyone the entire weekend!! Congratulations!! Time to raise the banner!!!
Ugly game but U18 pulls out a 3-1 win over Boston Shamrocks. Goals from Sanchez X2 and Borshchev.