NORTHFORD, Conn. – There’s a saying that winning is contagious. That appears to be the case for the Long Island Gulls 15 Only team right now. A week after winning the Eastern Exposure Florida Cup, Dan Cassano’s team skated off the Northford Ice Pavilion tundra with a banner for capturing the Northeast Pack playoffs.
The Gulls’ organization is used to fielding good teams, but this is the first season having a 15 Only team with the current regime in place. There are a number of high-profile players on the Gulls, but it was a mix of the familiar and less heralded names making an impact last weekend in Connecticut.
The Long Island Gulls won all four games at the event, including Sunday’s final against the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite. Cassano’s group had to go through Mount Saint Charles twice and also fend off the New Jersey Rockets.
Below are 10 players on the Long Island Gulls who played well at the Northeast Pack playoffs: