In a display of unwavering skill and determination, the Rockets Hockey Club emerged as the undeniable champions of the 2023 USHL Fall Classic’s 15U division. The tournament, which began on September 21st, witnessed the Rockets launching their weekend with a resounding 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Vengeance.
The second day of the tournament saw the Rockets facing off against Team MN. Nicholas Desiderio emerged as the star of the day, netting two crucial goals in a commanding 4-1 victory. This performance was just a glimpse of what was to come from Desiderio in the days ahead.
In the afternoon, the Rockets took on the Anaheim Jr. Ducks. The game began with a bang as Deimantas Sulinskas found the back of the net just 12 seconds into the second period. This early goal set the tone for a resounding 6-0 victory, highlighting the Rockets’ ability to dominate both ends of the ice.
Saturday proved to be yet another day of triumph for the Rockets. They faced Seacoast Academy and continued their winning streak with a dominant 7-1 victory. Nicholas Desiderio once again left his mark on the game, contributing two more goals to his growing tally.
In their final preliminary game of the tournament, the Rockets squared off against Little Caesars. The game remained competitive, but Mark Konstantinov’s goal just 9 seconds into the third period turned the tide in the Rockets’ favor. They secured a 4-1 victory, setting the stage for the championship showdown.
The Tier 1 Hockey Federation congratulates the Rockets Hockey Club for their outstanding performance and well-deserved victory in the 2023 USHL Fall Classic’s 15U division!