The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey program's will have all three of its midget teams (U18, U16 and U15) in action over the Halloween weekend, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1.
The U15 Stars (8-9-0-1) will play host to the "Pittsburgh U15 Showcase" at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena as they welcome the Mercer Chiefs, Tri-State Spartans, and the Montgomery Blue Devils to Pittsburgh for a weekend showcase. The Stars open play Saturday at 12:00 noon against the Mercer Chiefs (4-7-1-1). They return to the ice Saturday evening, 6:00 p.m., to face the Tri-State Spartans (4-9-2-0). On Sunday morning, 7:30 a.m., the Stars close round-robin play against the Montgomery Blue Devils (13-3-0-0). The Stars will take the ice again Sunday afternoon, 1:30 p.m., in a placement game to close the event.
The U16 Stars (10-7-0-0) will travel to York, PA, for a weekend series with the U16 Skipjacks AAA (5-6-1-0) club. The Skipjacks and the Stars square-off on Halloween evening, Saturday, at 5:00 p.m.. The two clubs welcome November and close the weekend series on Sunday with an 11:00 a.m. face-off. Both games will be at the York Ice Arena.
The U18 AAA Stars (9-5-0-1) will also travel to York, for a weekend series with the U18 Skipjacks AAA (8-5-0-0) club. The Stars and Skipjacks face-off on Halloween evening, Saturday, at 7:00 p.m. They close the weekend series on Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. face-off. Both games will be at the York Ice Arena.
The U12 Esmark Stars team will enjoy an unexpected weekend off as a tournament they were scheduled to participate in was cancelled.