The 2015-16 Tri City Icehawks squad are out to a 6-1 lead in the United States Premier Hockey League Midwest Division Eastern Conference Standings, two points ahead of the #2 Kalkaska Rhinos. A solid organization, the Icehawks have adapted nicely with the move to the USPHL. Historically a competitive team, Tri City has found a whole new level this season with victories over each of the top 4 Eastern Conference teams including two victories over the #2 Rhinos, a win and a loss against the #3 Traverse City Hounds, two wins over the #4 Motor City Hawks and a win over the #8 Michigan Wild.
Their 1.29 goals against average not only leads their conference but ranks 1st among all of the USPHL teams. With a +23 goal differential, the Icehawks have allowed multiple goals in only two games on the young season.
Players to Watch
Austin Caryl: A 5'10 155lb Forward from Ann Arbor, Michigan. A 1997, Caryl logged 6 goals and 3 assists through seven games including 1 game winner and three multi point games. Caryl currently leads the Icehawks in points.
CJ Bradburn: A 5'7 147lb Forward from Ann Arbor Michigan. A 1997, Bradburn earned 2 goals and 6 assists through the first seven games, including one game winner and a season best 3 assists on September 11th.
Addison Edwards: A 6'2 205lb Forward from Phoenix Arizona. A 1995, Edwards returns for his second season with the Icehawks. Through his 2014-15 campaign, Edwards logged 14 goals and 13 assists in 41 games. A Tier 3 veteran, Edwards played for the West Sound Warriors in 2012-13 and both the Richmond Generals and Philadelphia Revolution in the 2013-14 season. Edwards earned 4 goals and 4 assists through seven games this season.
Benito Posa: A 6'0 160lb forward from Grand Blanc Michigan. One of four 1999's on the Tri City roster, Posa earned 4 goals and 4 assists through the first seven games, including a 4 point game on October 2nd and a game winner on September 26th.
Cody Foster: A 6'1 165lb California native, Foster played three season in the NPHL with both the Bellingham Blazers and West Sound Warriors. Through five games this season, Foster earned a 4-1 record, 1.40gaa and a .938 save percentage.
The Icehawks travel to Marquette Mi this weekend for 2 games against the #6 Royales.