The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey program will have all three of its midget teams (U18, U16 and U15) in action in Pittsburgh this upcoming weekend, Nov. 6 - 8, as they all participate in the Steel City Showcase, presented by Midwest Hockey Development, in some degree.
The U15 Stars (11-10-0-1) will play the Nashville Jr. Predators (5-9-0-0) at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville, PA, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., as part of the Showcase. A game originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 6, between the U15 Stars and the BK Selects face-off has been cancelled. On Sunday, Nov. 8, 1:00 p.m., the U15 Stars play host to the nation's #19 ranked New Jersey Rockets (19-7-3-0), at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena, in a home game not associated with the Showcase.
Likewise, Esmark's 16U AAA squad returns to action this weekend as they play a pair of games in the Steel City Showcase. On Saturday, 8:30 p.m., the Stars (10-7-0-0) will face the Syracuse (NY) Nationals (7-3-0-0) at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville, PA. On Sunday, the U16 Stars and the the nation's #15 ranked Nashville Jr Predators (7-5-0-0) will square off at 9:00 a.m. at the Alpha Ice Complex.
The U18 AAA Stars will also be in action this weekend at the Steel City Showcase. The U18 Stars (11-5-0-1) will open the event on Friday, Nov. 6, 3:00 p.m., against the Tri-State (OH) Spartans (7-5-2-1) at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena. Late Saturday morning, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m., the Stars and the nation's #15 ranked Nashville (TN) Jr Predators will square off at 11:30 a.m. at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville. Later Saturday evening, 6:30 p.m., the Stars and the nation's #9 ranked Belle Tire (MI) AAA Hockey (13-3-1-2) will square off at 6:30 p.m. at the Alpha Ice Complex. The Stars will play a fourth game, either a 1 vs 2 or 3 vs 4, following completion of the round-robin games, Sunday morning, 9:40 or 11:40 a.m., at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena. Time and opponent to be determined.
The U12 Esmark Stars (9-9-0-0) team will enjoy a weekend off.