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MHR Week 13 Games of the Week

By Scott Lowe -

Each week going forward we will try to highlight some of the upcoming weekend’s top matchups based on our most recent MYHockey Rankings. If you have a matchup to recommend to us for a given week, please don’t hesitate to send your suggestions to Photos are always appreciated and will be used when possible either to highlight the preview on the website or via our social media accounts. And we are always trying to build our library of hockey photos from around the continent.

Here are your Week 13 top matchups:


USA Girls 14U Tier 1

#1 East Coast Wizards vs. #2 North Shore Vipers

Sunday, December 15 – 1:20 p.m. EST on

Edge Sports Center – Bedford, Mass.

Two Massachusetts powers, who also just happen to be ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the nation in our Week 12 rakings, face off Sunday for the second time this year as the North Shore Vipers try to avenge a 6-1 Sept. 15 loss to the East Coast Wizards. The Wizards bring a sparkling 23-3-0 record into the contest and have won 17 in a row since a 2-1 loss to the fifth-ranked Boston Jr. Eagles on Sept. 22. These two teams also finished 1-2 in the New England Girls Hockey League 14 National Upper Fall standings, with the Wizards posting a 9-1-0 record and a remarkable goal differential of 60-9. North Shore went 8-2-0 in league play and outscored its opponents 39-15. The Wizards opened their NEGHL winter slate with a 4-0 victory over No. 17 Assabet Valley. North Shore is 17-4-0 overall and has won eight straight since also losing to the Jr. Eagles on Nov. 10. The Vipers’ other two losses were to Canada’s 12th- and 14th-ranked teams.


USA Boys Bantam ’05 AAA

#2 Chicago Mission vs. #5 Mid-Fairfield Jr. Rangers

Saturday, December 14 – 10:00 a.m.

Chelsea Piers CT – Stamford, CT on

The host Jr. Rangers have some of the nation’s top bantam teams descending on Connecticut this weekend for their showcase, which features No. 1 Philadelphia Hockey Club, No. 2 Chicago Mission, No. 3 Boston Jr. Eagles, No. 4 Belle Tire, No. 5 Mid-Fairfield Jr. Rangers, No. 7 Honebyaked, No. 9 L.A. Jr. Kings, No. 10 New Jersey Colonials, No. 11 Florida Alliance and No. 13 Team Illinois. The second-ranked Mission are 15-2-3 in their last 20 contests, including a tie against No. 7 Honeybaked last weekend and a 3-1 loss to the same team Nov. 24. They also went 1-1-1 in a three-game set against sixth-ranked Shattuck-St. Mary’s and lost to the top-ranked Philadelphia Hockey Club, 3-2, Oct. 20. Chicago swept three games against Ontario’s first-, fourth- and ninth-ranked teams in early November, including an 8-1 rout of the top-ranked Oakville Rangers. The Mission are 26-6-4 overall this season. Mid-Fairfield comes into the weekend with an overall record of 23-11-0, which includes a pair of losses against the third-ranked Boston Jr. Eagles Dec. 1. Right before that the Rangers knocked off Ontario No. 2 Toronto Titans (5-1). No. 20 Toronto Nationals (4-1), No. 11 Markham Majors (3-2), No. 33 Don Mills Flyers (3-0) and No. 4 Jr. Canadiens (4-3). They also beat Western Canada No. 7 Calgary Edge School (3-2). Those wins followed a two-game sweep of U.S. No. 1 Philadelphia Hockey Club. Mid-Farifield had won 16 straight before falling to the Jr. Eagles. The Rangers and Mission met once previously this season, with Chicago earning a 5-1 victory Oct. 18.


USA Boys Bantam ’05 AAA

#3 Boston Jr. Eagles vs. #4 Belle Tire

Saturday, December 14 – 11:45 a.m.

Chelsea Piers CT – Stamford, CT on

Another marquee matchup in this weekend’s Mid-Fairfield Bantam Showcase, the Jr. Eagles and Belle Tire are meeting for the first time this season despite having faced many common opponents. Boston has won eight straight and nine of its last 10 while going unbeaten in 13 of its last 13 (11-1-2). The Jr. Eagles swept Providence Hockey Club last weekend and knocked off fifth-ranked Mid-Fairfield the weekend prior. They have faced the top-ranked Philadelphia Hockey Club three times this year, opening the season with a 4-4- tie and then dropping 3-1 and 6-3 decisions in October and November. Against other teams at the showcase, Boston has gone 7-2-2, and the Jr. Eagles also knocked off Ontario’s second-ranked Toronto Titans (5-2), Boston is 22-5-3 overall. Belle Tire enters the weekend at 19-8-2 and in the midst of a six-game unbeaten streak (5-0-1). They went 5-0 at a pre-Thanksgiving tournament immediately after tying Compuware (1-1) and falling to No. 7 Honeybaked (3-1) and No. 11 Florida Alliance (4-3). Against other showcase teams Belle Tire is 1-7-1.


Canada Girls 17U Tier 1

#1 Mississauga Hurricanes vs. #8 Oakville Hornets

Sunday, December 15 – 1:45 p.m. EST

Iceland Arena – Mississauga, Ontario

The Hurricanes take on the Hornets in an important Lower Lakes Female Hockey League South Central Division matchup. Oakville leads the division at 11-1-1 with 23 points, but Mississauga is unbeaten at 11-0-0 and has two games in hand. The Hornets have a plus-23 goal differential compared to the Hurricanes’ plus 62 in league play. Overall, Mississauga is ranked No. 1 in Canada at 36-5-0, while Oakville is No. 8 and is 24-8-3. The Canes have won 22 of their last 23 contests, with the lone loss coming against the No. 7 Cambridge Rivulettes, 2-0, Dec. 1. Prior to that, Mississauga’s most recent loss was against the USA No. 7 Jr. Flyers Oct. 26 by a 3-2 margin. Oakville took on three Western Canada foes last weekend, falling to the No. 3 Greater Vancouver Comets, 4-3, and the No. 5 St. Albert Slash, 2-1, while knocking off No. 17 Okanagan Hockey Academy 2-0. The Hornets also split games with USA No. 11 Honeybaked (3-1 win) and USA No 18 Belle Tire (2-0 loss) Dec. 6. Oakville is 11-4-3 in its last 18 contests. This will be the teams’ first meeting of the season.


Western Canada Boys Minor Midget 15U AAA

#1 Northern Alberta Xtreme Academy vs. #8 Notre Dame Hounds

Saturday, December 14 at 12:30 p.m. EST

River Cree Twin Rinks – Enoch, Alberta

Northern Alberta looks to hold on to its top ranking in Western Canada and get a firmer grasp on first place in the CSSHL Elite 15 Division against the traditionally strong Notre Dame Hounds. NAX is 17-5-1 In league play, good for 53 points, while Notre Dame is 8-9-1. Northern Alberta has outscored its opponents in league play 113-58, while the Hounds are plus-five in league goal differential. Overall, Northern Alberta is 21-6-0 after splitting a pair of contests against fourth-ranked Rink Hockey Academy last week. The Hounds and NAX have met four times previously, with Notre Dame winning once by a 5-3 margin Nov. 3. Northern Alberta beat the Hounds Oct. 25 (6-1), Nov. 8 (4-3) and Nov. 11 (5-3). Notre Dame is 10-12-0 overall and 6-5 in its last 11 games. Alden Fink leads NAX in CSSHL scoring with 15 goals and 24 assists, while Billal Noori has 17-21-38 and Ben Hemmerling has 11-24-35. Jonah Jelley leads Notre Dame in league scoring with 8-17-25, followed by Ty Beacon with 11-8-19.

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