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USPHL Prospects Skate Set for April 7th

01/21/2019, 4:00pm EST
By Pats Editor

The Potomac Patriots are excited to host our first USPHL Prospects skate on Sunday, April 7th from 12:10-1:30pm at the Prince William Ice Center.

The ice session will be run by USPHL-Premier Head Coach Zachary Vit and USPHL-Elite Head Coach Jonathan Sucese. The Prospects Skate is open to 1999-2004 born players. Following the skate, there will be a information session with the Patriots Coaching Staff, a tour of the facilities, and a Q & A session with the coaches as well as parent ambassadors. 

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Questions? Contact Premier Head Coach Zachary Vit at zvit@pwice.com

Brian Kerrigan Commits to King's College

01/21/2019, 2:00pm EST
By Pats Editor

The Potomac Patriots are proud and excited to announce the commitment of second year defenseman Brian Kerrigan to King’s College (NCAA- Division III) for the 2020-2021 season!  King’s is located in Wilkes-Barre, PA and competes in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC).  Brian began his tenure with the Patriots four seasons ago as a member of the USPHL U16 Futures team that would go on to win the League Championship.  

In his first year of Junior hockey, Brian appeared in 41 games with the Elite team while also playing in three games at the Premier level.  Last season he was able to compile five goals and six assists for 11 points on the season.  The 2018-2019 season has been spent solely at the Premier level, matching his total of 11 points from last season with 11 assists.  Perhaps the most impressive statistic is that Brian has only missed one game over the course of his entire Junior hockey career. 

“Brian has been a true cornerstone of our defensive core these last two season,” says Premier Head Coach Zachary Vit.  “He is a student of the game and has been relentless in his pursuit to bring his game to the highest level he can.”

Premier Assistant and Strength Coach Jonathan Sucese has coached Brian since the day he arrived at the Prince William Ice Center, home of the Potomac Patriots.  “I’ve worked with Brian for over four years and his patience and coachability have been outstanding.  He is a true product of the process, never in a hurry but always striving to be the very best,” Coach Sucese praised.  “His commitment to the off-ice portion of his game is probably one of the most superior I have ever worked with.” 

The entire Patriot organization, staff, and community would like to congratulate Brian on his commitment and would like to thank him for all he’s done for the program!

Patriots Premier Earn Sweep in Atlanta

10/11/2018, 12:00pm EDT
By Pats Editor

Last weekend the Potomac Patriots headed south to face off against a familiar Southeast divisional opponent, the Atlanta Jr Kings. The two teams played in Potomac on the opening weekend of the 2018-19 season. In those contests, the Patriots took the first game and the Kings won a dramatic overtime game on Sunday.

The Patriots got off to a strong start in the first game, tallying two goals in the first period. Martynas Miliunas (Vievis, Lithuania) got the scoring started with his first goal of the year on a rebound early in the period. Kalen Guimond (Fort Alexander, Manitoba) added his first of the year later on in the period to give the Patriots a 2-0 lead off a backdoor feed from James Jones (Burke, Virginia). That was all the scoring the game would see, as goalie Elvinas Karla (Zarasai, Lithuania) turned away 55 shots throughout the contest to lead the Patriots to a shutout victory. The was Karla’s first shutout as a member of the Potomac Patriots.

Sunday’s game saw the Kings control the play early and take a 1-0 lead just under five minutes into the opening frame. The Patriots responded late in the first period to tie the game 1-1 on a shot off the rush from Yevhenii Zyk (Kiev, Ukraine). The second period was extremely fast paced, with plenty of chances and odd man rushes for both teams. Elvinas Karla rose to the occasion again and was able to keep the game tied before Georg Landro (Riverside, California) cashed in on a breakaway late in the period. The tally from Landro to make it 2-1 would be enough, as neither team was able to find the back of the net during the third period.

The weekend sweep for the Potomac Patriots Premier brought the team’s win streak to three as they head into the USPHL-Chicago showcase next weekend. In Chicago the Patriots will face off against the Hudson Havoc, Rum River Mallards, Toledo Cherokee and Chicago Cougars.