* Super Deker - Brian Hensel (Ticket No 00556)
* Patrick Kane Jersey - Erika Pflugrath (Ticket No 00373)
* Capitals Tickets - Colin LeBlanc (Ticket No 00526)
* Massage Envy Gift Certificate - B Nowak (Ticket No 00611)
* Crosby Photo - Kevin Keulemann (Ticket No 00963)
* Luongo Photo - Liz Kernan (Ticket No 00459)
* Tavares Photo - Will Marm (Ticket No 00785)
* Stamkos Photo - Valascho (Ticket No 00825)
* Brodeur Photo - Kurt Mueller (Ticket No. 00115)
Thank you to Masonry Design for sponsoring us through the purchase of our practice jerseys.
Their services cover a full spectrum of masonry work, including:
Masonry Design, Inc.
10335 Balls Ford Road
Manassas, VA 20109
Phone: (703) 330-6766
Thank you to Ka-Bro Construction, LLC for sponsoring our team.
Many thanks to Frostie Moose for their support of our team.
12581 Milstead Way
Thank you to the Dale City Fire Department for their sponsorship this season.
3171 Prince William Parkway
Woodbridge Virginia, 22193
The U10 White team had an incredibly successful season no matter how you define success. They had an overall record of 36-15-5 with a CBHL record of 18-1-3. They averaged 5.22 goals per game while allowing just 2.18 goals per game. The goalie tandem of Tullo and LeBlanc allowed the least amount of goals in their entire twelve team division. They won the Congressional Cup Fall Classic and beat teams that were in higher divisions at several other tournaments. However, the Patriots played two playoff games on the weekend of February 29th that took the season from successful to magical.
The Pats entered the weekend as the second seed and faced off against the third seeded Bowie Bruins on the first day of playoff action. The Patriots got off to a quick start with a goal from Zach Schumacher that went bar down at 13:05 of the first period .He scored again off of a rebound when William Vaughn took a nice low shot. Alex LaMontagne scored a short handed goal by ripping a shot from the blue line and the game appeared to be well in hand. However, the Bruins responded by scoring two goals to get them back within one. There was tension in the air as LeBlanc made several stellar saves including one on a breakaway to keep the score at 3-2. Coach Henry turned to his second year players at the end of the game to close it out. Streeter, Colantoni, LaMontagne, Valascho and Bhatti skated onto the ice and did not disappoint. LaMontagne and Streeter both had assists on a critical goal that put the Pats ahead by two. The Patriots held onto the 4-2 lead for the last 1 1/2 minutes and advanced to the Championship game.
The following day, the players entered Richmond Ice Zone prepared for a battle against Caps Academy. The two teams knew each other well. The Pats lost 5-4 against the Caps in November after leading the game 3-1. The Patriots beat the Capitals in an exhibition game in January. However, they faced off the very next day in a league game where the Caps managed to leave with a tie after being down 2-0. The Capitals ended the season with an undefeated record of 19-0-3 and a knack for roaring back in games against the Patriots.
The Championship game began on an ominous note as the Capitals scored on their very first shot on goal. However, this group of Patriots were prepared and ready to compete. The hunger and drive for victory was palpable. Five of the players on this team had lost in the Championship game the season before and refused to allow this season to end in similar fashion. First, Cohen Bhatti made a beautiful pass to James Burns who roofed the puck into the top corner of the net. The Schumacher/Vaughn combo each scored goals with assists from each other before the period ended. Gunnar Streeter then began to impose his will with help from teammates Marm and Dinwoodie. He scored a goal midway through the second period that forced the Caps to call a timeout. However, the break in the action did little to cool off this Patriots team as LaMontagne scored another goal 25 seconds later. Streeter scored again before the period ended and the crowd was going wild. First year players Hailey Crosson, Declan Henry, Jaxson Jaynes and Justin Kernan battled all game long and played some of their best hockey of the year. Defensemen LaMontagne, Colantoni, Bhatti and Valascho showed an astonishing level of skill and sheer will as they helped to hold the Caps to eight shots on goal through the end of the second period. The Caps attempted to come back in the third period and managed to fire ten shots onto Xander Tullo. However, he stood tall and was prepared in net with some clutch saves. Streeter completed his hat trick with three minutes left and the final score was 7-2.
The Patriots won the Championship game against a formidable opponent who were undefeated in league play. The players and families came together on the ice to celebrate a game that was emblematic of their hard work and dedication all season long. The U10 Potomac Patriots White team held their banner high and cannot wait to bring it back to the Prince William Ice Center to share with the rest of the Patriot family.
The U10 White team competed in the Congressional Cup Fall Classic on Columbus Day weekend. The kids played six games in three days at the Ashburn Ice House and Ion International Training Center. The Patriots made quick work of the teams they faced in the preliminary rounds. They beat the New Jersey Devils, Union Thunder, Jersey Colts and Jersey Penguins by a combined score of 37-1. The big wins were a product of balanced scoring, suffocating defense and clutch goaltending.
The Patriots faced off against the Jersey Colts in the semi final game which featured an epic battle of wills. The two teams brought a 1-1 tie into the third period of a nail biting affair. Veteran James Burns scored with 8 minutes to go and there was a bit of relief as they took a 2-1 lead. However, the Colts went on a power play in the last two minutes of the game. The Colts pulled their goalie for a 6 vs 4 advantage with a minute to go. The Patriots withstood the challenge and hemmed the Colts in their own zone until the final buzzer.
The Championship game pitted the 5-0 Patriots against the 5-0 Atlanta Ice Bandits. The Ice Bandits outscored their opponents 32-6 leading up to the pivotal contest. Nerves were frayed after losing one of their top forwards to injury in the preliminary rounds. Coach Henry tapped Logan Colantoni to fill in at center and he did not disappoint. Colantoni scored the first goal of the game three minutes into the second period. The teams exchanged blows as Burns and Marm scored. The Patriots led 3-2 halfway through the third period. Tullo made some spectacular saves to keep the Bandits at bay. Marm and Schumacher scored late in the third to ice the game and bring the Championship banner back to Dale City.
The coaches and families are so proud of these players for their camaraderie, sportsmanship, hard work and dedication. They have come very far in a short period of time. Great things lie ahead!
The U10 White team enlisted the help of friends and family as they participated in the Walk 4 CMT on the morning of September 28, 2019. Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease (CMT) is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system characterized by progressive loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation across various parts of the body. The Patriots wanted to support their friend Benjamin, who has CMT, and his family in a meaningful way. Ben and his family walked with the Patriots team as they made their way around the reflecting pool. Participants aimed to create awareness, renew hope and generate a community of support, while raising funds for the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. Team Potomac Patriots raised $2,871 which was the fourth highest team total for the event.