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Three AILA Junior Wings teams finish strong in @NLL tournament

Monday, 8th September 2014

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Youth, Posted 9/8/14

The American Indoor Lacrosse Association sent three Philadelphia Jr Wings teams to the 2nd annual Junior NLL Championship Cup over the Labor Day weekend to the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario.

Junior Wings teams competed in three age groups, PeeWees (U11), Bantams (U13) and Midgets (U15), facing some of the best junior indoor lacrosse players in North America. Teams at the Championships included the Buffalo Jr Bandits, Colorado Jr Mammoth, Edmonton Jr Rush, Minnesota Jr Swarm, Rochester Jr Knighthawks, Toronto Jr Rock & Vancouver Jr Stealth.

The Wings Peewees (U11) Roster included:

Jr Wings Pee Wees

Jr Wings Pee Wees

Trey Sacus Runner Building Blocks Morristown NJ
Owen Murray Runner West Chester Lacrosse West Chester PA
Nick Brennan Runner Kingsway Youth Lacrosse Mullica Hill NJ
Cooper DeMallie Runner Ridgewood / Tri-State Ridgewood NJ
Jack Irish Runner Marple Newtown Newtown Square PA
Ryan Gadomski Runner Clearview Mullica Hill NJ
Riley Spitznas Runner Fleetwood Indians Mt. Laurel NJ
Brian Russo Runner Building Blocks Livingston NJ
Jake Freebery Runner Kennett Blue Demons Avondale PA
Kyle Stephenson Runner Building Blocks Tewksbury NJ
Garret DeMallie Runner Ridgewood / Tri-State Ridgewood NJ
Ryan Demato Runner South Jersey Black Storm Medford NJ
Mason Bregman Runner Mount Laurel U13 Red / Dukes Mount Laurel NJ
Mason Carfello Runner Patriots Lacrosse Saylorsburg PA
Luke Hendricks Runner Clearview Mullica Hill PA
Alystair Hemberger Runner Rising Sons Spring City PA
Nicholas Ericson Runner Lionville Youth Chester Springs PA
Tyler Guzik Goalie Uprising East Norriton PA
Gavin Clarke Goalie Newmarket Redbirds Newmarket ON

Mason Bregman (Mt. Laurel, NJ) whose older brother, Andrew, played for the Midgets, led the scoring with 10 goals, 2 assists, 8 GBs and over 18% of the Peewee’s points. He was followed closely by Owen Murray (West Chester Lacrosse) with 8 points and 8 GBs and Kyle Stephenson (Building Blocks) with 7 points and 6 GBs. The top three accounted for over 41% of the Peewee’s points. Tyler Guzik (Uprising) and Gavin Clarke (Newmarket Redbirds) were impressive in net with 8.5 and 10 saves per game, respectively.

The Bantams (U13) Roster included:

Jr Wings Bantams

Jr Wings Bantams

Jack Sheridan Runner Germantown Academy Blue Bell PA
Chase Rivera Runner Building Blocks Stewartsville NJ
Marty Cattie Runner Charles Patton MS & KAU Chadds Ford PA
Ludwig Posauner Runner Radnor Radnor PA
Matthew Irvine Runner West Chester Lacrosse West Chester PA
Drew Shaw Runner Rumson-Fair Haven Rumson NJ
James Kearney Runner West Chester Lacrosse Thornton PA
Scott Deck Runner The Haverford School Wayne PA
Ryan Gray Runner CBAA Furlong PA
AJ Bernardine Runner Great Valley Malvern PA
Bayard DeMallie Runner Ridgewood / Tri-State Ridgewood NJ
Kieran Kraus Runner Building Blocks Chatham NJ
Bennett Stankovits Runner Rumson-Fair Haven Rumson NJ
Grant Hansen Runner SJ Black Storm /Tri State Medford NJ
Luke Phayre Runner Roughriders West Chester PA
Coleston Smith Runner Ridgewood Ridgewood NJ
Will Schiffenhaus Runner Building Blocks Montclair NJ
Grady Clark Runner Markham Minor Markham ON
Connor Reese Goalie CYLA/Team Philadelphia Pottstown PA
Axell Beskar Goalie SABLA (Souderton Boys Lax) Harleysville PA

Jr Wings jersey

Jr Wings jersey

Bayard DeMallie (Ridgewood/ Tri-State) whose younger brothers, Garret and Cooper, play for the Peewees led the Bantam’s scoring with 5 goals, 4 assists, 15 GBs and over 19% of the Bantam’s points. Grant Hansen (Tri-State Lacrosse) had 4 goals, 4 assists and 14 GBs followed by Bennett Stankovits with 4 goals, 2 assists and 18 GBs. The top three posted almost 49% of the Bantam’s points. Matt Irvine (West Chester Lacrosse) and the Bantam goalies had strong showings in net with Connor Reese (CYLA/Team Philadelphia) averaging 5.7 saves per game and Axell Beskar (Souderton Lacrosse) averaging 9.7 saves per game in their first box lacrosse tournament.

The Midgets (U15) Roster included:

Andrew Bregman Runner Mount Laurel U15 Red Mount Laurel NJ
Jack Sarson Runner Morristown Colonials / Tri-State Morristown NJ
Dillon O’Loughlin Runner Building Blocks Harding Township NJ
Teddy Mazaheri Runner Lampeter-Strasburg HS Lancaster PA
Josh Vandexter Runner Haddonfield HS Haddonfield NJ
Evan Malgier Runner Black Labs Medford NJ
Hunter Narozniak Runner Barnegat High School Barnegat NJ
Kyle Smith Runner Oakcrest high school Mays Landing NJ
Will Brossman Runner Princeton Day School / Tri-State Plainsboro NJ
Ryan Raftery Runner SJ Black Storm Marlton NJ
Devon Cowan Runner Mount Laurel U15A Mount Laurel NJ
Dylan Barnacle Runner Chester-Mendham Chester NJ
Joe Rice Runner SJ Black Storm Medford NJ
Liam Baker Runner Lenape HS Mt Laurel NJ
Alex Rice Runner SJ Black Storm Medford NJ
Griffin Westlin Runner Building Blocks Lebanon NJ
Julian Castilleja Runner Radnor Middle School Wayne PA
Mike Simmons Runner Team Florida Cherry Hill NJ
Taggert Clark Runner Markham Minor Markham ON
Gib Versfeld Goalie The Hun School of Princeton / Tri-State Langhorne PA
Scott Mason Goalie Uxbridge Enforcers Cannington ONJr. Wings helmets by Team 22, Under Armour

The Junior Wings Midget team was led by outstanding goalie play from Gib Versfeld (Tri-State Lacrosse), who averaged 7.2 saves per game and Scott Mason (Uxbridge Enforcers) who averaged 11.6 saves per game. Teddy Mazaheri (Lampeter-Strasburg HS Lacrosse) led all Midgets with 6 goals, 3 assists and an amazing 26 GBs, for 18% of all the Midget’s points. On his heels were Dylan Barnacle (Chester-Mendham Lacrosse) with 2 goals, 4 assists and 9 GBs, Jack Sarson (Tri-State Lacrosse) with 4 goals, 1 assist and 13 GBs, and Mike Simmons (Team Florida) with 3 goals, 2 assists and 6 GBs. These four tallied 50% of the Midget’s total points.

Wings franchise principle owner, Mike French, attended the tournament as did former Wings General Manager, and current American Indoor Lacrosse President Johnny Mouradian. “The boys played great against great talent. The Junior Rock and Junior Knighthawks are probably the best teams in their age groups in the world,” said Mouradian, whose American Indoor Lacrosse Association, runs the Jr Wings program. “We look forward to very competitive tryouts next year and have high expectations for the future.”


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