ASTON, PA -- The Philadelphia Little Flyers not only opened the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) season by sweeping two games from Team Maryland, but the Little Flyers did so by shutout in each game.
The Little Flyers, Frozen Finals round-robin participants a year ago, ruined the Team Maryland league debut with a 3-0 win Friday afternoon in Aston, Pennsylvania. The Little Flyers then won 9-0 Monday in Odenton, Maryland.
Brendahn Brawley made 17 saves in the opening shutout. Thomas McLaren had 27 saves Sunday.
Tanner Beals made 50 saves for Maryland in the first game, keeping the Little Flyers off the scoreboard despite an 18-3 shot discrepancy in the first period. Philadelphia finished with a 53-17 lead in shots.
Mikey Giampapa scored one goal and assisted on another.
Alexander McBey scored the first goal of the season for the Little Flyers on Saturday, and then followed things up when he opened up the scoring in Monday's rout.
Kyle Scott wound up leading the offense with three goals and an assist.
Read more EHL news from the USA Hockey Junior Notebook.
Opening face-off on Opening Day (September 8th) at the Ice Works Skating Complex in Aston, PA. (Photo Credit - Lindsay Tendler)