Beast Tournament Series: Handful Of U18 League Games On Tap At This Weekend’s Yale Jr. Bulldogs Jamboree

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.

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With over 200 games at a handful of arenas in Connecticut, the Yale Jr. Bulldogs Jamboree gets underway on Friday, running through Sunday.

Included in that big group of games will be a handful of Beast Tournament Series U18 League contests. Several teams will also face opponents outside of the League during the three-day event.

The Connecticut Chiefs National battled with the Valley Forge Minutemen last weekend in the Beast League Fall Classic

One key battle to keep an eye on will face off on Sunday at 12:30pm at Northford Ice Pavilion when Mid-Fairfield takes on the Yale Jr Bulldogs.

For Mid-Fairfield, Mark Pizzo and Trey Dionne will lead the offense, while on the other bench, Avon Old Farms standout Alex Pelletier has scored seven goals in four Beast League games so far, while Charles Blanchard has a 2-4-6 line in those same four games.

In last Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Long Island Gulls, Yale goalie Kyle Ozgun was impressive. Here is an interview with Ozgun after the game:

Other Beast League U18 action this weekend:

Saturday, September 23

Connecticut Chiefs vs New Jersey Titans Premier, 9:20am at Newington

Maine Jr. Mariners vs New Jersey Titans, 11:00am at Newington

Long Island Gulls American vs North Shore Wings Showcase, 1:00pm at Newington

Buffalo Regals Showcase vs Connecticut Chiefs Split, 2:00pm at Hamden

Neponset River Rats Showcase vs Mid-Fairfield Showcase, 6:00pm at Northford

North Shore Wings Showcase vs Valley Forge Minutemen, 7:50pm at Newington

Long Island Gulls American vs Connecticut Chiefs Split, 8:40pm at Hamden

Mid-Fairfield National vs Springfield Thunderbirds, 8:40pm at Yale

Sunday, September 24

Springfield Thunderbirds 19 vs New Jersey Titans Split, 9:20am at Newington

Valley Forge Minutemen vs Neponset River Rats Showcase, 9:20am at Sacred Heart

North Shore Wings Showcase vs Connecticut Chiefs Split, 11:00am at Newington

East Coast Militia vs New Jersey Titans Split, 2:30pm at Newington

Buffalo Regals vs Springfield Thunderbirds, 3:40pm at Hamden

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