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U16 & U18 Players Represent IHC in Young Guns Game

By IHC Staff, 01/18/24, 2:30PM EST


Argento Young Gun Player of Game

The annual NCDC Young Guns game, part of the NCDC All-Star Event held at Boston University’s Agganis Arena on Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Participating from the Islanders Hockey Club were  U16's Cooper Ludwar (07) , Karolis Janulis (07) and U18 Nicholas Argento (06) and David Coughlin (06).

ust when you thought Team Atlantic might be carrying the day, a sleeping giant awoke in the form of Islanders Hockey Club 18U ’06 forward Nicholas Argento. His first goal to put New England on the board was at 6:27 of the third, and was assisted by 16U Islanders Hockey Club players – both ’07’s – Cooper Ludwar and Karlis Janulis.

Even with the score at 3-1 in the second intermission, Argento’s day was far from over. First, however, Team Atlantic extended its lead back to three when the P.A.L. Jr. Islanders ’06 forward Devin Niles sent one home 2:40 into the third period, shorthanded and assisted by P.A.L. Premier player Tomas Smetanka, also an ’06. Smetanka has played in four NCDC games this year, with two points.

Delleo was with Argento again when they connected at 5:47 for Argento’s hat trick goal, which also saw Northern Cyclones Academy 18U player Jordan Bowman register his first assist. Suddenly, the wolves were at Atlantic’s door in a 4-3 game.

amden Prier (’06) was able to sneak in and send the tying goal home at 13:09, assisted by Hitmen NCDC teammate Justin Ouellette (’06) and Argento, registering an assist in his four-point effort that eventually earned him The Dan K Show Star Of The Game honors.