The Boston Advantage U12 Fighting Crabs won the inaugural NGHL MLK Showcase held at Pilgrim Arena. The Fighting Crabs began the showcase against a strong Boston Advantage Golden Seals team. It was a back and forth one goal contest through most of the first 2 periods, with the Fighting Crabs pulling away in the 3rd period for the win. The next 2 games they faced teams from New Jersey, The Union Thunder and the New Jersey Devils. The Fighting Crabs won both contests with a combined score of 16-0. The fourth game against a very solid Boston Jr Eagles team went back and forth. Both teams scored in the final two minutes of the game to send it to a shootout, where the Jr Eagles earned the win after 4 rounds.
The Fighting Crabs then faced that same Jr Eagles team in the championship, where the Fighting Crabs controlled play throughout the game to win 3-0 and take home the trophy. The Fighting Crabs goalie, Alex Hajjar, allowed 1 goal in 5 games, and the rest of the team combined for 24 goals for and 1 against. It was an impressive first showcase for the Boston Advantage U12s.