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Connecticut Showcase Preview

12/10/2019, 5:00pm EST
By Kyle McKenna

Revolution look to extend 3-game winning-streak

Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Revolution needed a spark entering December, and it seems the Junior A squad received that memo.

Philadelphia is set to play two games at the EHL’s third Showcase Series of the season, presented by Bertucci’s, in Newington, CT, this Wednesday and Thursday. The Revolution enter the showcase riding a three-game winning streak while outscoring opponents 16-4 in the process. In fact, the Revs have scored power-play and shorthanded goals in each of the last two contests.

Keep in mind that the team’s recent success has been a full-team effort, too.


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During the Revolution’s sweep over Team Maryland this past weekend, Philadelphia witnessed eight different skaters find the back of the net. The Revs also utilized two goaltenders in Duncan Nichols-Delay and Anthony Del Tufo on the current winning streak.

Philadelphia faces-off with two New England Conference teams, which are new opponents for the 2019-20 campaign. The Revs own a 3-2-0 record vs. the NEC this season.

The first contest takes place at the Newington Arena on Wednesday against the Seacoast Spartans with a 6:55 P.M. puck-drop. Seacoast enters the showcase with a 1-3-1 record over its last four games and sits in eighth place for the NEC (11-11-1).

On Thursday, the Revolution skate against the Boston Jr. Rangers. While “Boston Rangers” might sound funny considering the NHL’s Boston Bruins and New York Rangers are Original Six rivals, the Jr. Rangers own the league’s best overall record (21-4-0). Boston enters the contest riding an eight-game winning streak and entails eight skaters with 20 or more points on the year.

There's no doubting that Boston acts as a true test against a playoff hungry Revolution squad.


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A Closer Look

The Revolution is led by forward Brayden Patricia who’s recorded 33 points (18g-15a) in 23 games played. Believe it or not, but Philadelphia’s leading goal-scorer has only netted one power-play goal on the year, but does have five helpers on the man advantage and two shorthanded goals.

Since his return to the lineup, Anthony Bench has found the back of the net five times and chipped in five helpers to record 10 points in eight games played. It’s no surprise that when the team’s captain is flying on all cylinders – the Revolution is executing and winning games.

Don’t forget about veteran forward Mark Tosti, either. The assistant captain is riding a two-game goal streak after not finding the back of the net for three-straight games.

DEC. 7-8 POSTGAME RECAPS

Philadelphia Revolution 16-9-2 – 34PTS vs. Seacoast Spartans 11-11-1 – 23PTS

Philadelphia Revolution 16-9-2 – 34PTS vs. Boston Jr. Rangers 21-4-0 -- 42pts

(The Philadelphia Revolution can be followed on Twitter @RevsJrHockey)

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