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Stars set to invade Windy City

By DAG, 11/02/17, 6:15PM EDT


12U, 14U and 15U to participate in CCM World Invite Tournament

The Esmark Stars AAA U15 midget minor, U14 Bantam Major and U12 Pee Wee Major team will be participating in the 2017 CCM World Invite Tournament in Chicago, IL this weekend.

The U15 squad will face-off with the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals, Osseo-Maple Grove (MN),  Jersey Hitmen (NJ), and Chicago Mission teams in round-robin play.

The U14 Bantam squad will face the TPH (TN), Fox Motors (MI), Edina (MN), and Team Wisconsin teams in round-robin play.

The U12 Pee Wee Stars will face the San Jose Jr. Sharks (CA), Milwaukee Jr. Admirals (WI), and Victoria Racquet Club (BC) in round-robin play.

This past weekend, Oct. 28 - 29, Esmark's Midget teams welcomed Mid-Am rival Ohio AAA Jr. Blue Jackets into Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Ice Arena for a weekend of high-end hockey and the front-end of a home and home series

The U16 Stars picked up a pair of close wins, a 1-0 shut-out win on Saturday and 3-2 decision on Sunday, to run their current win-streak to nine games.  The two wins improves the U16s overall record to 15-7-1-0.

The U15 Stars skated to a 2-2 tie on Saturday and dropped a hard fought 3-4 decision on Sunday against the Blue Jackets. The weekend series left the U15s overall record at 11-15-3-1.

The U18 Stars split their games, with the Stars skating to a 5-3 win on Saturday and the Blue Jackets to a 4-6 win on Sunday. The split leaves the U18 Stars with an overall record of 12-9-0-4.