New York Hockey Journal continues previewing the Northeast Pack playoffs, which are taking place Feb. 11-13 at the Northford Ice Pavilion in Northford, Conn. The competing programs include Bishop Kearney Selects, Long Island Gulls, Mount St. Charles, New Jersey Rockets, and Pittsburgh Penguins Elite.
Yesterday, we looked at the 10 best defensemen ahead of the event. On Tuesday, we previewed the forward group. While players at both of those positions will have a hand in the results of the weekend, no players will be more important than the ones tending the nets for each club.
Goaltenders are the core piece to most championship runs, and in a competitive league like this one, good goaltending will make a difference. The goalie performances will be especially critical in the single-elimination portions of the event, where one goal means everything.
Here, we dissect the goalie tandems for each club in the event and project how each team might operate this weekend.