Three of the five Esmark Stars AAA teams are in action over the course of this weekend, Feb. 10-11, as the U14, U15 and U18 teams return to the ice.
The U14 Stars welcome the Amherst Knights, Buffalo Saints, New Jersey Hitmen, Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Black, and Syracuse Stars to town for the Pittsburgh U14 AAA Showcase. At the round-robin event, the Stars will face the Amherst Knights, 12:30 p.m., and Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Black, 5:00 p.m., on Saturday. On Sunday, the Stars face the Syracuse Stars, 8:50 a.m., and the Buffalo Saints at 1:10 p.m. All games for the U14 Pittsburgh Showcase are at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena and admission is free.
The full schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Feb. 10
8:50 a.m., Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Black vs. Syracuse Stars
10:40 a.m., New Jersey Hitmen vs. Buffalo Saints
10:50 a.m., Amherst Knights vs. Esmark Stars
5:00 p.m., Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Black vs. Esmark Stars
5:30 p.m., Buffalo Saints vs Syracuse Stars
7:20 p.m., Amherst Knights vs. New Jersey Hitmen
Sunday, Feb. 11
7:00 a.m., Amherst Knights vs. Buffalo Saints
7:10 a.m., Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Black vs. New Jersey Hitmen
8:50 a.m., Esmark Stars vs. Syracuse Stars
12:00 p.m., Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Black vs. Amherst Knights
1:00 p.m., New Jersey Hitmen vs Syracuse Stars
1:50 p.m., Esmark Stars vs. Buffalo Saints
The U15 AAA Stars will be in Cleveland, OH, to face Mid-Am rival the Cleveland Barons. Opening face-offs are set for 5:45 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Both games are at the Barons Arena.
The U18 AAA Esmark Stars and U18 AAA Pittsburgh Vengeance will face each other in a home and home series this weekend. Opening face-off for Saturday's game is set for 3:00 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena and on Sunday, at 10:10 a.m. at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville.
The U16 & U12 Stars have the weekend off.