September 28, 2008

Saturday Recap

Oakville blanked Mississauga, 4-0, on Saturday. Braden Birch was scoreless for Oakville.

The Blades will visit Milton on Friday.

St. Michael's dropped an overtime decision to Toronto, 5-4. Nick D'Agostino picked up a helper for St. Mike's.

The Buzzers will travel to Stouffville on Thursday.

Chris Moulson scored Alberni Valley's first goal to help the Bulldogs to a 3-2 win over Powell River.

Alberni will host Langley on Friday.

September 27, 2008

Thursday & Friday Update

Alberni Valley dropped its first two games of the weekend. The Bulldogs lost to Quesnel on Thursday, 4-3, and to Nanaimo on Friday, 6-2. Chris Moulson picked up an assist against the Millionaires and added two more helpers against the Clippers.

Alberni will host Powell River on Saturday.

In Ontario, Stouffville dropped its two games to Wellington, 8-2 and 7-4. Jarred Seymour went scoreless for the Spirit.

Stouffville will entertain St. Michael's on Thursday.

Oakville defeated Milton, 5-3, on Friday. Braden Birch went scoreless for the Blades.

Oakville will visit Mississauga on Saturday.

St. Mike's led 3-0 after the first period, but was unable to hold off Cobourg, losing 5-4. Nick D'Agostino picked up an assist for the Buzzers, while Erik Axell did not play.

St. Michael's is at Toronto on Saturday.

September 22, 2008

OJHL: Sunday Action

Nick D'Agostino scored the game-winning goal at 8:04 of the second period to help St. Michael's to a 3-1 win over Newmarket. Erik Axell did not play for the Buzzers.

St. Mike's will host Cobourg on Friday.

Stouffville dropped a 4-3 decision to Toronto, despite having entered the second period with a 2-0 lead. The Spirit remains winless on the year. Jarred Seymour did not score for Stouffville.

Stouffville will visit Cobourg on Monday.

Red Picks Up Rochester Forward

According to Chris Heisenberg, Cornell has received a commitment from John Knisley (5' 8", 160), a 1992-born forward who played last season for Pittsford High School and for the Rochester Alliance. John scored 20 goals and added 24 assists as a freshman for the Pittsford Panthers last year and was named to the All-Greater Rochester team and was a 2nd-team All-State selection. John played with Team Navy this summer in the Select 16 Festival and had an 0-4-4 line in 5 games.

The Scouting News had this to say about John: [Has] great outside speed, very shifty with the puck...quick and dangerous around the net...very good acceleration with and without the puck...needs to work on his defensive game to be a solid all-around player.

John will probably be joining Cornell in 2011.

Welcome to the Big Red, John.

Photo: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

No Red/White Game

In case anyone has been wondering, there will not be a Red/White game this year. It really wasn't omitted from the schedule; it isn't going to happen.

Local fans will just have to wait a little longer to see the Red & White open up against the Red & White...and Blue.

Let's Go Red...

September 21, 2008

Saturday Recap

In OJHL play (the league dropped Provincial from its name), Oakville raced out to a 5-0 lead after the first period and cruised to an 8-5 win over Whitby. Braden Birch went scoreless for the Blades.

Oakville will visit Vaughn on Monday.

Alberni Valley remained the only winless team in the BCHL after losing in overtime to Victoria, 4-3. Chris Moulson picked up an assist for the Bulldogs.

Alberni will host Quesnel on Thursday.

September 20, 2008

Friday Night Hockey

Oakville and St. Mike's each picked up 8-5 wins on Friday. The Blades defeated Bramalea, while the Buzzers took care of business against Stouffville. Braden Birch picked up two helpers in Oakville's win. In the Stouffville - St. Mike's match, Nick D'Agostino had an assist in the winning effort. Jarred Seymour went scoreless for Stouffville. Erik Axell did not play for the Buzzers.

Oakville will host Whitby on Saturday. On Sunday, St. Michael's will visit Newmarket and Stouffville will be home against Toronto.

In the BCHL, Chris Moulson had an assist on Alberni Valley's only goal in its 2-1 loss to Cowichan Valley.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Saturday against Victoria.

Chris Moulson Interview

Evan Hammond, the play-by-play voice of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, recently conducted an interview with Chris Moulson. There is a link to the interview posted on elynah, or one can go directly to Hammer's Bulldog Blog. There is also an interview at the same site with former Bulldog and Big Red alum, Doug Krantz.

Access to the interviews was made possible by 93.3 The Peak FM and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.

September 14, 2008

Blades Dull Against Cougars

Oakville dropped its first road game of the season, 6-2, on Saturday. Burlington took a 3-2 lead late in the first frame and never looked back. Braden Birch went scoreless for Oakville.

Oakville hosts Bramalea on Friday.

September 13, 2008

OPJHL Update

Oakville kicked off its season with an 8-4 win over Mississauga on Friday. Braden Birch scored a power play goal to help the Blades secure its opening victory.

Oakville will visit Burlington on Saturday.

Also on Friday, Markham defeated Stouffville, 7-3, as the Spirit was unable to rally from a 3-2 deficit at the end of two periods. Jarred Seymour went scoreless for Stouffville, which visits Newmarket on Sunday.

The game of the night, however, had to be between St. Michael's and Hamilton. St. Mike's came back from 7-1 and 8-2 scores to win 10-8. Nick D'Agostino chipped in with 3 assists and picked up the game's 3rd-Star, while Erik Axell went scoreless.

The Buzzers travel to face Toronto on Sunday.

Alberni Opens Flat

Victoria breezed past Alberni Valley, 5-1, in the Bulldogs' opener on Friday. Chris Moulson went scoreless for the Dogs.

Alberni will host Powell River on Sunday.

September 12, 2008

Stouffville Drops Opener

Stouffville opened its season against Newmarket on Thursday and fell to the Hurricanes, 6-2. Newmarket's Glen McCarron, who led the WOHL in scoring last season, scored two goals to lead the Canes.

Jarred Seymour went scoreless for the Spirit.

Stouffville visits Markham on Friday.

September 11, 2008

Moulson Gets An A

Alberni Valley announced that Chris Moulson has been named an Assistant Captain for the 2008-2009 season.

The Bulldogs open its season on Friday when Victoria travels to Port Alberni.

Congratulations, Chris, and best wishes for the upcoming season.

September 9, 2008

Buzzers Start Two For Two

St. Michael's took to the road for the first time in the 2008-2009 season and came away with a 7-5 win over Hamilton on Monday night. In a game that had been tied four times, Erik Axell assisted on David Stevens' third goal at 6:53 in the third period for the game-winning score. Erik finished with three assists on the night, while Nick D'Agostino scored his first goal of the season.

St. Mike's will host Hamilton on Friday night.

September 6, 2008

St. Mike's Opens With Win

St. Michael's began its defense of its regular season title with a 7-3 win over Markham on Friday night. It was a game of runs as the Buzzers raced out to a 5-0 lead at the end of the first stanza. The second period belonged to Markham as the Waxers scored three times in the first 8:07 to draw close. St. Mike's put the game away with two goals in the final frame, which included Erik Axell's first of the season to complete the scoring. For the game, Erik scored a goal and added an assist. Nick D'Agostino picked up an assist for the Buzzers as well.

St. Mike's next game is Monday in Hamilton.

Stouffville, which joins St. Mike's in the inaugural Central Division, will begin its season on Thursday when it hosts Newmarket.

Oakville, the OPJHL's defending RBC representative, begins its season on Friday against Mississauga. Oakville will play in the Mackinnon Division.

Note: The Central Division is a one year pilot program envisioned to be the Ontario Hockey Association's premier development division. For this season the teams will remain in the OPJHL and play an independent schedule while still qualifying for the league playoffs. The program is intended to place a greater emphasis on operating standards and developing players for the OHL, CIS, and NCAA. In addition to St. Michael's and Stouffville, the participating teams are Coburg, Hamilton, Markham, Newmarket, Toronto, and Wellington.