January 31, 2006

CJAHL Top 15 Teams

For the week ending January 29th, the following teams find themselves in the Canadian Junior "A" Hockey Leagues' rankings (last ranking):

#2) Alberni Valley Bulldogs (2)
#4) Nanaimo Clippers (6)
#8) Salmon Arm Silverbacks (12)

The Milton IceHawks are currently ranked #1. Milton's Cody Goloubef is considering becoming a future Cornellian. Cody is ranked #2 in the list of Ontario's 2007 prospects, according to Chris Heisenberg.

Sunday's BCHL Update

Nanaimo cooled the Victoria Salsa, 4-3, as Colin Greening picked up the game's 2nd-Star for his 2 assist evening.

Brendon Nash scored a goal in Salmon Arm's 6-3 win over Trail.

Joe Scali was not in the lineup this weekend for Alberni Valley. I haven't seen anything as to why he did not play.

January 30, 2006

Twin Beginning to 2007?

Chris Heisenberg's site is reporting that Cornell has received committments from Joe and Mike Devin, Catholic Memorial, West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Although listed as 2006 recruits one has to wonder if the Devins will spend a year playing junior hockey (USHL?) before matriculating above Cayuga's shore. The Devin boys were born October 5, 1987, so deferring until 2007 is not out of the question.

Heisenberg has Joe (6' 1", 191) rated as the 59th overall prospect (23rd prep only) in Massachusetts/New England, while Mike (6' 2", 198) is listed as the 61st overall prospect (25th prep only). Additionally, according to NHL Central Scouting, Joe is listed as an A-rated prospect, meaning he could go in top three rounds of this year's draft; while Mike is rated as a B-rated prospect, joining Tony Romano, Blake Gallagher, and Brendon Nash as potential later-round selections.

Interestingly, as of today, Heisenberg's site also lists Chad Morin as having officially committed to Harvard. The Auburn, NY native was considering Cornell (and he was a popular choice in the current Puckhead Poll) and was probably at the top of their remaining wishlist. Chad, an alum of the U18 National Team, has a cousin (JD Forrest) who played for Boston College and now finds himself heading to Beantown. It will be curious to see what impact, if any, this has on Cornell's future recruitment of Chad's younger brother, Jeremy.

Photo of Joe Devin: boston.com

January 29, 2006

Scrivens Stays Hot

Ben Scrivens continued his strong play with two outstanding games this weekend, helping the Spruce Grove Saints to a couple of impressive wins. Saturday, the Saints beat the division leading Fort McMurray Oil Barons, 2-1, as Ben stopped 27 out of the 28 shots he faced. On Sunday, the Saints finished their weekend sweep by defeating the Grand Praire Storm, 4-2. Ben faced 58 shots over the two games, saving 94.8% of them.


Season: Games, Goals Against Average, Save %, Shutouts
37 - 2.16 - 92.9 - 4 (includes non-league games)

Photo: Alberta JHL

Saturday NIght in BC

Nanaimo blanked Victoria on the road last night, 2-0, with Colin Greening picking up a helper on the game's opening and winning goal.

In Salmon Arm, the Silverbacks defeated Prince George, 6-2. Brendon Nash contributed a goal and an assist in the win.

Atlantic JHL All-Star Game

Tony Romano will be in action this afternoon in Walpole, MA., as the Atlantic Junior Hockey League holds its All-Star game. Tony will skate with Team South in the game.

January 28, 2006

Brad Thiessen

There was a rumor that Brad Thiessen was visiting Cornell on Friday. This has not been confirmed. Perhaps it was fueled (hoped?) by the fact that Brad was not playing for the Merritt Centennials in their game against Penticton. Brad was back in the goal last night, however, as the Centennials defeated the BCHL leading Alberni Valley Bulldogs, 2-1. Brad picked up a 2nd-Star in the game, stopping 24 of the 25 shots taken by the Bulldogs.

Friday Night Recap

Starting in the Near East (relatively speaking), the 6th-place Hartford Jr. Wolfpack took down the Atlantic JHL's 1st-place Bobcats, 3-2, in one of 2 overtime games involving future members of the Big Red. Tony Romano picked up an assist on New York's opening goal, in what would turn out to be an otherwise quiet evening. In the Middle East (again, keeping it relative), the night's other overtime game saw Lincoln lose to Omaha by the same 3-2 score. Justin Milo (it appears Lincoln is refusing to put up Justin's profile page until he picks up a hat trick) continued the subdued theme of the evening going scoreless, as the Stars fell before a crowd of nearly 4,800.

Out in the Far East (remember, it's all...), Brendon Nash stayed on the quiet side of the scoreboard, though his Salmon Arm mates had little trouble with Williams Lake in their 5-2 win. Also in British Columbia, Colin Greening was the star of the night with 2 goals in Nanaimo's 9-2 win over Powell River. For his effort, Colin picked up a 2nd-Star in the game.

Joe Scali did not play in Alberni Valley's win over the Vernon Vipers.

January 26, 2006

Wednesday & Tuesday Night

Three future Cornellians were in action the past two nights:

In Spruce Grove, Ben Scrivens helped the Saints to a 4-3 win in overtime. Ben stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced against Sherwood. Also on Wednesday, Salmon Arm fell to the Trail Smoke Eaters, 6-4, as Brendon Nash had a scoreless evening.

Tuesday, the Notre Dame Hounds struggled to sniff a goal against Yorkton, losing 5-1. Blake Gallagher was also held scoreless on the evening.

January 24, 2006

2006-2007 Roster

Here's an early look at next year's Big Red roster: Cornell will graduate 6 players and, hopefully, lose no one else to early departure. Those graduating will be Cam and Chris Abbott, Louis Chabot, Jon Gleed, Matt Moulson, and Dan Pegoraro. That's 4 forwards, one defensiveman, and one goalie. Not surprisingly, Coach Schafer has already lined up an impressive group of replacements, bringing in 6 forwards, one defensiveman, and one goalie.

Assuming everyone on the roster returns, next year shapes up like this:

Seniors:
F - Byron Bitz
F - Mitch Carefoot
F - Mark McCutcheon
D - Dan Glover
D - Ryan O'Byrne
D - Evan Salmela
G - David McKee

Juniors:
F - Chris Fontas
F - Raymond Sawada
F - Topher Scott
D - Doug Krantz
D - Sasha Pokulok

Sophomores:
F - Evan Barlow
F - Matt Connors
F - Michael Kennedy
F - Ryan Kindret
F - Tyler Mugford
D - Taylor Davenport
D - Jared Seminoff
G - Dan DiLeo

Freshmen:
F - Blake Gallagher
F - Colin Greening
F - Justin Milo
F - Tony Romano
F - Joe Scali
D - Brendon Nash
G - Ben Scrivens

There's some heavy losses coming soon at the blueline so it wouldn't be surprising if another defensiveman is brought in for next year, as well as being a huge priority for the incoming 2007 class. It also wouldn't be a surprise if another goalie is brought in for next fall, say if Brad Thiessen makes himself available (Thiessen is said to have visited North Dakota this past weekend).

Northwood School Invitational

The New York Bobcats went 3-0-1 this weekend in Lake Placid, out-scoring their opponents 25-10. After starting with 2 goals and 4 assists in their first 2 games, Tony Romano cooled considerably in the last 2 games of the weekend failing to score a point. Still, with January coming to a close Tony has touched the century mark. Congratulations, Tony.

Season: Games, Goals, Assists, Points
44 - 50 - 50 - 100 (includes non-league games)

January 23, 2006

Gallagher Warms Up the Hounds

After scoring 2 goals and adding 4 assists in Notre Dame's week ending games against Humboldt and Weyburn, Blake Gallagher was a runner-up for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Player of the Week honor. Blake was beaten out for the award by fellow Hound Wahsontio Stacey. Stacey, who's having a wonderful Rookie year in the SJHL, would have made a nice addition to the Big Red if for no other reason than having a name worthy of its own Faithful Cheer (Stacey is headed to the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 2007).

Blake continues to lead all SJHL Rookies in goals scored, and has picked up at least one point in 11 of his last 12 games.

Season: Games, Goals, Assists, Points
53 - 27 - 24 - 51 (includes all games)

Weekend Recap in British Columbia

Alberni Valley was the big winner this weekend as they defeated both Nanaimo and Salmon Arm. Joe Scali had an assist in both games as the Bulldogs beat the Clippers 4-3 and the Silverbacks 3-1.

In their games against the Bulldogs, Colin Greening and Brendon Nash failed to pick up a point.

On Saturday, Salmon Arm bested Cowichan Valley in overtime, 5-4, as Brendon picked up an assist.

Photo: Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Alberta JHL All-Star Game

Ben Scrivens played half the game for the North squad in yesterday's AJHL's All-Star event. Ben gave up 3 goals on 16 shots, saving 81.3% of the shots he faced as the South won 7-4 in Spruce Grove.

January 21, 2006

Milo Settles Into Lincoln

Recently accquired Justin Milo continued his strong play as the newest Star, helping Lincoln to a couple of wins on Friday and Saturday. Justin scored a goal and assisted on 2 others in Friday night's 7-2 win over Tri-City, while adding another goal in Saturday's 4-1 victory against Waterloo.

Season: Games, Goals, Assists, Points
40 - 20 - 18 - 38 (includes Buc Bowl and Viking Cup games)

Greening Leads Clippers Past Silverbacks

Colin Greening continued his hot streak with 2 goals and 3 assists last night, as Nanaimo beat Salmon Arm 10-3. Colin's future Cornell mate Brendon Nash went pointless in the game.

Season: Games, Goals, Assists, Points
Colin: 45 - 26 - 32 - 58 (includes All-Star game)
Brendon: 38 - 6 - 29 - 35

Shutout: Scrivens

Ben Scrivens stopped all 38 shots he faced last night against the Calgary Canucks, helping his Spruce Grove teammates to a 4-0 victory.

Tomorrow night Ben will participate in the Alberta JHL's All-Star game in Spruce Grove. Good luck, Ben.


Season: Games, Goals Against Average, Save %, Shutouts
32 - 2.20 - 93.0 - 3

Photo: Spruce Grove Saints

January 19, 2006

Perfect BCHL Weekend Ahead

For Cornell fans this weekend will bring some interesting hockey in the BCHL as the 3 top teams Alberni Valley, Salmon Arm, and Nanaimo face each other for both league supremacy (well, at least until the playoffs) and some bragging rights for the next 4 years in Ithaca.

League leading Alberni Valley (75 points, ranked #2 in the latest Canadian Junior A top-15 list) will play host to Nanaimo (64 points, #10 in the CJAHL rankings) on Saturday and then Salmon Arm (64 points, #11 on the CJAHL list) on Sunday. The weekend kicks off tomorrow night when Salmon Arm travels to Nanaimo.

Shootout in Salmon Arm

Last night's BCHL All-Star game turned into quite an offensive affair. At the end of the evening the Coastal Conference was on the winning end of the 13-10 shootout. Colin Greening was named the player of the game for the Coastal side after scoring 4 goals & adding 3 assists in what must have been an exhausting game to watch.

I'll update this post after the boxscore is available.

Photo: Nanaimo Clippers

Scrivens Debuts

In his first game as a Big Red recruit, Ben Scrivens came up with 34 saves in Spruce Grove's 3-2 OT win over Sherwood Park last night. Ben was awarded a 1st-star for his efforts.

Season: Games, Goals Against Average, Save %, Shutouts
31 - 2.28 - 92.7 - 2

Bobcats Roll On

The New York Bobcats ran their record to 26-2 with a 5-2 win over Laconia on Monday. Tony Romano went scoreless in the afternoon affair.

Season: Games, Goals, Assists, Points
40 - 48 - 46 - 94

Photo: Atlantic JHL

Two 6-4 Notre Dame Wins

The Notre Dame Hounds beat Weyburn and Estevan on Monday & Tuesday, respectively, by the same score. Blake Gallagher had a goal and an assist against Weyburn, while adding 2 assists versus Estevan.

Season: Games, Goals, Assists, Points
47 - 24 - 21 - 45

January 17, 2006

Who Wants a Goalie?

elynah is buzzing about Cornell's newest recruit: Ben Scrivens from the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey league (AJHL). Ben is listed at 6' 2" and 180 lbs and hails from Spruce Grove, AB. For the year, Ben has a 2.30 goals against average and has saved 92.64% of the shots he's faced, with 2 shutouts. Ben's commitment was announced on the AJHL's website on Friday.

Ben has been named to the AJHL North Division All-Stars for their upcoming game in Spruce Grove on January 22nd. Ben additionally was a member of the AJHL North team that participated in the recent Viking Cup (Tony Romano and Justin Milo also participated in the Viking Cup), winning the Gold Medal. Although the AJHL is perhaps not as glamorous as Canada's BCHL and OPJHL, or the USA's USHL, it has produced plenty of NCAA players in recent years, including former Spruce Grove alums Nick Johnson of Dartmouth (3rd-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins; Ivy League Rookie of the Year), and Kevin Du of Harvard (ECAC Championships All-Tournament team).

During the recent Viking Cup, Ben had a save percentage of .933, including one shutout. For comparative purposes, Ben shutout Switzerland once and held them to one goal in the medal round, while the USA's Alex Stalock gave up one goal to the Swiss team in prelim play and teammate Brian Foster gave up 2 goals to the Swiss in the Bronze medal game. Stalock and Foster are the top 2-ranked goalies in the USHL, according to Chris Heisenberg's site. Stalock will be attending the University of Minnesota, Duluth and Foster will be attending the University of New Hampshire. In one additional comparison, Ben gave up 2 goals against Finland, while Foster gave up 5 to the same Finn team. Obviously, the goalies were playing with different teams in front of them so this comparison is merely offered as a little context.

Ben, welcome to Cornell.

January 16, 2006

Weekend Recap: 2006 Class

AJHL:

Tony Romano had a quiet weekend despite the Bobcats torching their 2 opponents with 15 goals In their 2 games. Tony's contribution was a quotidian 2 assists.

For the season: 39 games, 48 goals, 46 assists, and 94 points (includes tournament games)


BCHL:

Joe Scali returned to the ice this week and the rust did not sleep for long. Joe had an assist in his first game back and then put up a goal and assist on Saturday night. Despite going pointless on Sunday, Joe's 3 points were a welcome sign of his returning to form.

2 goals on Sunday resulted in a 1st Star for Colin Greening, though those would be his only points in 3 games.

Brendon Nash added 3 assists to his totals in Salmon Arm's 3 games.

For the season:
Colin, 42-20-26-46
Brendon, 36-6-29-35
Joe, 34-19-15-34


SJHL:

Blake Gallagher had a quiet weekend as well, contributing one assist in Notre Dame's 2 games.

For the season: 45-23-18-41 (includes games played for the AAA Hounds)


USHL:

Justin Milo picked up his first goal for the Stars on Sunday. This would be Justin's only point in his 2 games.

For the season: 39-17-15-32 (includes tournament games)

January 15, 2006

Thiessen Traded

Potential Cornell recruit Brad Thiessen was traded yesterday to the Merritt Centennials along with 2 other players. Prince George receives 3 players and future considerations in the deal.

January 14, 2006

Coming Soon...?

As I was preparing this post word came that Ryan Hayes had committed to Boston College. Hayes, currently with the NTDP's U17 team, is a Syracuse native who had given the word he wanted to head back east for school. Being the Big Red Puckheaded optimist I am, I was hoping it was east...as in East Hill. So, with Hayes off the books, here's a look at some of the candidates to join the glorious Big Red in 2007 & beyond. Note: Obviously this list is subjective: some of these student-athletes have expressed interest in Cornell, for others it isn't clear. It's also not clear whether each of them possess the academic credentials necessary to succeed at Cornell.

Forwards:
Mike Cieslak (6' 2", 178), Penfield, NY/McQuaid HS/Rochester Jr Amerks
NTDP, U17
Currently tied for 2nd in scoring on the U17 team. Former HS teammate of Billy Sauer. Cornell has been getting closer to swaying some of the NTDPers (Sauer, Popko, Morin), might this be one?

Justin Vaive (6' 5", 186), Buffalo/Toronto Marlies
NTDP, U17
Rumored to be coming back east for school, though probably not to Cornell, but one should never say never (or so I've been told).

Richard Manley (6' 4", 201), South Buffalo/Buffalo Saints
NTDP, U17
Another big forward in that National Team pipeline...keep casting that net.

Ben Winnett (6' ,175"), Burnaby, BC
BCHL, Salmon Arm
Having a solid rookie season as one of the youngest members of the Silverbacks. Teammate of future Cornellian, Brendon Nash. High on the list of WCHA powers.

Riley Nash (6' 1", 168), Kamloops, BC
BCAHA, Thompson
Last name sound familiar? Riley was a member of the U17 Pacific team that participated at this year's Under 17 World Challenge.

Defense:
Cody Goloubef (6', 175), Oakville, ON
OPJHL, Milton
Cody was a member of the U17 Ontario team that participated in the Under 17 World Challenge. Cody is reportedly looking at Cornell, Boston University, Maine, New Hampshire, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Miami (OH).

Nick Jaskowiak (5' 11", 180), St Louis Park, MN
Salisbury Prep
It isn't clear if the Minnesota transplant is being recruited by Cornell. What is clear is that Nick is being courted by Harvard, Boston University, Boston College, New Hampshire, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Colorado College. He's considered too talented not to be sought after by the Big Red, despite their lacking much recent history with prep athletes.

Keith Seabrook (6' 0", 198), Delta, BC
BCHL, Burnaby
At 17 he's in his second season in the British Columbia Hockey League. Solid offensive skills for a young blueliner.

Goalies:
Bryan Hogan (6', 197), Detroit, MI
USHL, Lincoln
Eyes on one of the Michigan or other Midwestern schools? Who knows, maybe Justin Milo and his new teammate will form a lifelong bond.

Andrew Margolin (5' 9", 150), Mahwah, NJ
Taft School
Ok, again, he's an eastern prep student and Cornell doesn't recruit them...blah...blah...wait, Cornell almost nabbed Cushing Prep's Richard Bachman this year. Let's face it, Cornell needs to find their next great goalie fast (hopefully it's DiLeo). An issue with Andrew may be that he's been tutored by George Bosak, currently an assistant coach at Princeton, and he's from New Jersey.

Scott Orth (5' 11", 155), Cranbrook, BC
BCHL, Trail
Scott was a teammate of Riley Nash's on the U17 Pacific team at this year's U17 World Challenge. He hasn't logged a lot of time this year but when he has he's saved 93% of the shots he's faced. Besides, Cornell loves BCHLers.

Some Other Names:
Mike Colwill (F), OPJHL, North York
Brad Malone (F), Cushing Prep
Matthew Thurber (F), Madison Caps -- very good student.
Jeremy Morin (F), Syracuse Stars (2008?) -- "The Jet" is Chad's younger brother.
Max Stang (G), USHL, Green Bay (2008?) -- hails from PA.
Ryan Grimshaw (D), Salisbury Prep (2008?) -- next great Rochester player; considered by some the best US Dman in age group.

NHL Mid-Term Rankings

The NHL Central Scouting's mid-term rankings are out and two future Big Red players had made the list. Of the 210 players listed Blake Gallagher is listed at #151 & Tony Romano is listed at #172.

Congratulations to Blake and Tony.

Also of interest, potential Cornell recruit Chad Morin is listed at #97.

January 13, 2006

USHL All-Stars

Justin Milo did not make the USHL All-Star recently announced.

Current Big Red target, Chad Morin (Sioux City) was named to the Western Conference team. Former Cornell netminder, Troy Davenport (Des Moines) was named to the Eastern Conference team, while former target Ian Tallett (Chicago/Harvard) also made the Eastern squad.

CJAHL Top 15 Teams

For the week ending January 8th, the following teams find themselves in the Canadian Junior "A" Hockey League's rankings (includes movement since last poll):

#2) Alberni Valley Bulldogs (+3): Joe Scali
#10) Nanaimo Clippers (-4): Colin Greening
#11) Salmon Arm Silverbacks (+2): Brendon Nash

January 12, 2006

Poll Quirks

I'm having some trouble making corrections with the posted poll. This month's poll includes Luke Popko who has since committed to Boston University (c'est la glace). Also included is Bradyn Melrose. Melrose, however, is linked to Trevor Lewis on the results page. Lewis was an original option when it was uncertain if he had committed to Michigan (he has). Before he received any votes I attempted to change the option but it won't take.

Weekend Recap: 2006 Class

AJHL:

Tony Romano returned to action with the Bobcats this weekend and helped his mates to a sweep over the Washington Jr. Nationals. In the 2 games, Tony added a goal and 4 assists to growing totals for the year.

For the season: 37 games, 48 goals, 44 assists, and 92 points (includes tournament games)


BCHL:

In what proved to be a relatively quiet week for the BCHL trio, Colin Greening scored one goal in Nanaimo's 2 games.

Brendon Nash picked up a goal and an assist in the 3 games played by Salmon Arm.

Meanwhile, Joe Scali continued to rest his knee this week, missing the Bulldogs 2 games.

For the season:
Colin, 39-18-26-44
Brendon, 33-6-26-32
Joe, 32-18-13-31


SJHL:

Blake Gallagher played in all 3 games for the Hounds this week, scoring a short-handed goal and adding 2 assists.

For the season: 43-23-17-40 (includes games played for the AAA Hounds)


USHL:

Justin Milo is now a member of the Lincoln Stars. In his last 2 games with the Ice, Justin went scoreless.

For the season: 37-16-15-31 (includes tournament games)

Milo Traded

Justin Milo has been traded to the Lincoln Stars for Steve Jakiel. Jakiel, a goaltender, considered attending Cornell before settling on Michigan last year. The Ice also gave up goalie Brian Mahoney-Wilson in the deal.

Note: The Ice is updating its roster so Justin's link is currently broken.

January 4, 2006

Starting to look ahead...

As the new year begins it's time to take a peak down the road to see what 2007 may bring the Big Red in terms of new players. Cornell currently has 7 Juniors who will be leaving after the 06-07 season. Additionally, the Big Red will graduate 6 players this year. Thus far, Coach Schafer has 6 players lined up for next year and that figure probably will grow by 1-3. To date, however, Cornell doesn't have anyone committed to its (incoming) class of 2007. There are 27 programs that have commitments for 2007 already:

4 players committed:
Denver
Michingan
New Hampshire

3 players committed:
Boston College
Alaska, Fairbanks
Ferris State
Miami
Notre Dame

2 players committed:
Boston University
Providence
Michigan State
Nebraska-Omaha
Ohio State
Michigan Tech
Wisconsin

1 player committed:
Brown
Dartmouth
Princeton
Yale
Bowling Green
Alaska, Anchorage
Colorado College
Minnesota, Duluth
Minnesota State
North Dakota
St. Cloud State
Bemidji State

There are even some schools that have commitments for the class of 2008 & 2009:

2008: Michigan leads the way with 3 players, while Bowling Green, Ohio State, Colorado College, and Michigan Tech each have one player commited.

2009: Wisconsin and Nebraska-Omaha each have one player committed.


Later this week I'll take a look at some players that may be of interest to Cornell.

January 3, 2006

Weekend Recap: 2006 Class

AJHL:

After a successful sojurn helping his Viking Cup mates to a Bronze medal, Tony Romano will rejoin his NY Bobcats team this weekend.

For the season: 35 games, 47 goals, 41 assists, and 88 points (includes tournament games)


BCHL:

Colin Greening was awarded the 3rd star in Saturday's game, picking up the Clippers' first goal in what turned out to be a 2-1 win over Surrey. In his other 2 games last week, Colin managed to pick up another assist, though he went pointless in Salmon Arm's 5-4 win in OT on Friday.

Brendon Nash picked up an assist in the Silverbacks' OT win over Nanaimo, to go along with his 2 assists on Wednesday night.

According to a post on elynah.com Joe Scali will be out until later this month with a knee injury. Joe was listed, however, as playing in Friday night's game for Alberni Valley.

For the season:
Colin, 37-17-26-43
Brendon30-5-25-30
Joe, 32-18-13-31


SJHL:

Blake Gallagher was caught working on his tan in northern Saskatchewan this weekend as the Notre Dame Hounds continued their break. As a reward for his much deserved rest, Blake was named an SJHL All-Star for the upcoming game in Humboldt in mid-January.

For the season: 40-22-15-37 (includes games played for the AAA Hounds)


USHL:

Justin Milo also enjoyed considerable success in the Viking Cup, matching his future Big Red mate with 8 points (4-4) in the 6 game tournament.

For the season: 35-16-15-31 (includes tournament games)

January 2, 2006

Viking Cup Update: Bronze Medal Game

Let's Go Red...White...& Blue...

Team USA won the bronze medal by defeating Switzerland today 6-2. Tony Romano scored a goal and had an assist helping the US to the win. Justin Milo picked up an assist, helping his future Big Red mate score the game's final goal.

In the tournament's 6 games, Justin has 4 goals and 4 assists, while Tony has 3 goals and 5 assists. Team USA finished 5-1 and outscored its opponents 37-17.

January 1, 2006

Viking Cup Update: Game 5

Let's Go Red...White...& Blue...

Team USA suffered their first defeat today, falling to the AJHL South All-Stars 3-2 in OT. Justin Milo scored Team USA's second goal though it wasn't enough as the AJHLers cam from behind.

Tony Romano went scoreless after his monster game the other day.

After 5 games, Justin has 4 goals and 3 assists, while Tony has 2 goals and 4 assists. Team USA is now 4-1 and has outscored its opponents 31-15.

CJAHL Top 15 Teams

For the week ending December 18th, the following teams find themselves in the Canadian Junior "A" Hockey League's rankings:

Alberni Valley Bulldogs (5): Joe Scali
Nanaimo Clippers (6): Colin Greening
Salmon Arm Silverbacks (13): Brendon Nash

Happy New Year Big Red & Fans...

For the first post of the new year, here's a recap of last month's poll:
"What is the Greatest Need for the 2006 Recruiting Class?"

The results were as follows:

Goaltending, 52%
Defense, 26%
Special teams 13%
Offense, 4%
Speed, 4%

Thank you for voting & please remember to vote in this month's Puckhead Poll.