A PAIR FOR PERREAULT: Under-18 forward Gabe Perreault (Hinsdale, Ill.) scored a pair of goals in Saturday's win at RIT, including the game winner, to give him 18 on the season and take the team lead in goals scored.
Perreault netted a power-play tally to help Team USA to a 2-1 lead late in the second period off a nice set-up from Zeev Buium (San Diego, Calif.). He followed that up with an easy tap-in before the close of the period off a beautiful assist from Will Smith (Lexington, Mass.).
After scoring a goal in Friday night's game at Niagara and the two at RPI, Perreault has earned 20 points (11g-9a) in 10 NCAA contests, collecting at least a point in each Kroger College Series contest. In nine NCAA wins for the U18s, Perreault has netted the game-winning goal in three.
On the campaign, the Boston College commit has produced 39 points (18g-21a) in just 21 games, good for second most on the team to Smith. Perreault's 1.86 points-per-game would rank fourth all-time in a U18 season, behind Jack Hughes (2018-19 / 2.24), teammate Will Smith (2022-23 / 2.05) and Auston Matthews (2014-15 / 1.95).
POCKET ROCKETS: Under-17 Team forwards Cole Eiserman (Newburyport, Mass.) and James Hagens (Hauppauge, N.Y.) are having an historic start to the 2022-23 season.
At their current rates, the two forwards would rank 1st and 2nd all-time in NTDP history in points-per-game in a U17 season.
Eiserman has potted 24 goals in 19 games and added 16 assists for 40 total points and a 2.11 PPG average. Hagens has 17 goals and 19 assists in 18 games for 36 points and an even 2.00 point-per-game pace heading into the weekend.
The current mark is set by Jack Hughes, who split his first NTDP year between the U17s and U18s and totaled 116 points (40g-76a) in 60 games, good for a 1.93 PPG clip.
SHOOT FOR 30: The Under-17 Team has generated great success when collecting at least 30 shots on net in a game. When hitting that number, the team is 9-1-0 on the season.
After their first game at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in which they recorded 25 shots against Finland, the U17s hit the 30 mark in each of the six games that followed, including setting back-to-back season highs against Czechia and Sweden, with 51 and 53 shots, respectively.
POWERED BY AUGUSTINE: U18 netminder Trey Augustine (South Lyon, Mich.) has been fantastic all season, but especially sharp over his past three appearances.
During that stretch, the Michigan State commit has picked up wins in all three while turning aside 62 of 65 shots faced (.954 SV%) and limiting opponents to a 1.05 GAA while he's in net.
Those three performances have bettered Augustine's season-long numbers to a 2.10 GAA and .928 SV% in 11 games, where he's posted a 10-0-0-1 record, the lone blemish coming in a shootout loss to the Youngstown Phantoms on November 4.
Augustine's season has been one of the best in the history of the NTDP as his .928 SV% would be the best ever by an NTDP goaltender and a 2.10 GAA would rank second in a single season to Thatcher Demko's 2.06 in 2012-13.