December 28, 2009

Gotovets In World U20s

Kirill Gotovets was a member of the Belarus team which recently participated in the Division 1 World U20 Championship in Gdansk, Poland.

Belarus finished second to Norway in Group B. Belarus defeated Kazakhstan, Croatia, and host Poland, while losing to Italy and Norway.

Kirill played the first two games of the tournament, against Italy and Poland, and was scoreless while picking up four penalty minutes. Kirill is expected to be back with Shattuck for the Mac's AAA Midget Tournament being held this week.

December 24, 2009

Holiday Schedule

BRP wishes everyone a happy holiday season and a very healthy new year.

With leagues off oh their various breaks, here's a look at when teams will be getting back into action:

12/26 - Shattuck at Mac's Tournament, Calgary, Alberta
12/28 - USA U17 vs Team Quebec (ex), World U17 Challenge, Timmins, Ontario
12/28 - Team Sweden vs Team Pacific (ex), World U17 Challenge, Timmins, Ontario
12/30 - Cornwall vs Kemptville
12/31 - Indiana vs Chicago
12/31 - Omaha at Sioux City
12/31 - USA U18 at Fargo
1/2 - Syracuse at Springfield
1/2 - Okotoks at Brooks
1/2 - Victoria at Nanaimo
1/2 - Wenatchee vs Alaska
1/6 - Choate at Kingswood Oxford
1/17 - Boston at Valley

December 21, 2009

Ryan To Team Sweden

The Swedish Ice Hockey Association has named Joakim Ryan to its roster (truppen) for the World Under-17 Challenge in Timmins, Ontario. NJ.com also had an article on Joakim's selection in Sunday's edition.

There will be three Cornell recruits in the World Under-17 Challenge, which begins on December 29:

Joakim Ryan (SWE) - Team Sweden vs Team Pacific (ex)
Philippe Hudon (QUE) - Team Quebec vs Team USA (ex)
Cole Bardreau (USA) - Team USA vs Team Quebec (ex)

Congratulations to each student and best of luck.

December 18, 2009

Colts Best Stallions

Cornwall won a fiesty match against Kanata, 8-2, on Thursday. Kevin Cole picked up two assists for the Colts before receiving a game misconduct for hitting from behind in the third period. Kevin also received a 10-minute Protective Equipment misconduct in the second period. There were five 10-minute misconducts handed out in the game, two of which were of the Protective Equipment variety.

Cornwall will host Nepean on Saturday.

Oilers Tripped Up By Canucks

Okotoks scored three goals in the first period, including two in the final 16 seconds of the period, but couldn't hold off Calgary on Thursday, dropping a tough 4-3 decision. Rodger Craig did not play.

Okotoks will visit Drumheller on Saturday.

Victoria Blanks Silverbacks

Ryan Holfeld picked up his second straight shutout as Victoria defeated Salmon Arm, 4-0, on Wednesday. Dustin Mowrey scored two goals and picked up the game's 2nd-Star.

Victoria visits Vernon on Friday to wrap up the pre-holiday portion of its schedule.

December 16, 2009

Choate Doubles L-C

Choate scored the first five goals of the game on its way to a 6-3 win over Loomis-Chaffee on Wednesday afternoon. Philippe Hudon picked up an assist for Choate.

The Wild Boars will be at the Lawrenceville Tournament on Saturday. Philippe is scheduled to miss the tournament to be with Team Quebec as it prepares for the World U17 Challenge to be held from December 29-January 4.

Omaha Thumps Tri-City

Omaha ran out to a 3-0 lead on Tuesday and never really looked back as it beat Tri-City, 9-2. Mathieu Brisson scored a goal and had an assist for the Lancers.

Omaha will visit Chicago on Friday.

Grizz Blanks Cents

Victoria shut out Merritt, 4-0, on Tuesday. Dustin Mowrey scored two goals and added a helper to pick up the game's 2nd-Star.

Victoria visits Salmon Arm on Wednesday.

Oilers Drops Eagles

Okotoks defeated Canmore, 6-3, on Tuesday. Rodger Craig did not play.

The Oilers visit the Calgary Canucks on Thursday.

December 15, 2009

Brisson Named Player of the Week

The USHL named Mathieu Brisson its CCM Defensive Player of the Week. Mathieu scored a goal and had three assists in two games for the Lancers this past week.

Mathieu, one of the youngest players on Omaha, is in his first season in the USHL. Congratulations, Mathieu.


Photo: USHL

December 13, 2009

Choate Easy Does It

Choate had its way with Deerfield on Saturday, picking up a 7-0 win. Philippe Hudon scored a goal for the victors.

Choate will visit Loomis-Chaffee on Wednesday.

Victoria Falls To Kings

On Friday, Victoria raced out to a 3-0 lead but couldn't hold on, while on Saturday it was Powell River who ran out in front by three and were able to finish the game. The Kings gave up three third period goals to Victoria but pulled the game out in overtime, 4-3. Dustin Mowrey picked up two assists and four penalty minutes.

Victoria will host Langley on Sunday.

Okotoks Drop One

Okotoks lost to Olds, 4-3, on Saturday. Rodger Craig did not play.

Okotoks will visit Canmore on Tuesday.

USHL Recap

Team USA's U17s battled back to split with Youngstown, picking up a 4-3 victory on Saturday. Cole Bardreau was scoreless and picked up two penalty minutes.

The U17s are off for a couple of weeks until the World U17 Challenge. The Nats will have an exhibition game against Team Quebec on December 28.

Indiana also picked up a split in its series with Lincoln, with a 4-3 shootout win on Saturday. Brian Ferlin was scoreless.

The Ice will host Youngstown on Friday.

Omaha breezed to a 9-2 win over Sioux Falls on Saturday. Mathieu Brisson scored a goal and added an assist in the win.

Omaha will host Tri-City on Tuesday.

U18s Defeat Williams

Team USA skated to a 6-1 win over Williams College on Saturday. Williams is currently ranked 14th in Division III and has yet to lose this year in the regular season. Andy Iles got the win by stopping 21 of the Ephs' shots.

The U18s will host Cedar Rapids on Friday.

December 12, 2009

U18s Fall To Union

The Nationals visited Union on Friday and came out on the short end of a 4-1 verdict. Andy Iles did not play.

The Nats will visit Williams College on Saturday.

USHL Update

Team USA's U17s dropped a 6-5 overtime game to Youngstown on Friday. Cole Bardreau was scoreless.

The Nationals play the Phantoms again on Saturday.

Indiana was blanked by Lincoln, 1-0, on Friday. Brian Ferlin was scoreless.

The Ice and Stars face off again on Saturday.

Also on Friday, Omaha fell to Tri-City, 3-2, in a shoot-out. Mathieu Brisson had an assist and two penalty minutes for the Lancers.

Omaha hosts Sioux Falls on Saturday.

Stars Split

Syracuse dropped a 3-2 decision in overtime to Baystate on Friday, but bounced back on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Green Mountain. John Knisley was scoreless in each game.

The Stars will host Jersey for a two game set beginning on Saturday.

Victoria Can't Hold Off Express

Victoria sprang out to a 3-0 lead but couldn't put Burnaby away, falling, 5-4, in overtime on Friday. Dustin Mowrey scored a goal and added two helpers for the Grizz.

Victoria will visit Powell River on Saturday.

Oilers Prevail In 2OT

Okotoks defeated Camrose, 4-3, in double overtime on Friday. Rodger Craig did not play.

Okotoks will host Olds on Saturday.

Cornwall Falls In OT

Kanata needed just 13 seconds of overtime to pull out its 4-3 win over Cornwall on Friday. Cornwall had won six straight games. Kevin Cole was scoreless for the Colts.

Cornwall will visit Gloucester on Sunday.

December 10, 2009

Colts Outrun Grads

Cornwall needed an empty netter from Mike Zannella to put away Cumberland, 6-4, on Thursday. Kevin Cole was scoreless for the Colts.

Cornwall will visit Kanata on Friday.

Indy Shuts Down Phantoms

Cab Morris (Dartmouth) picked up his third shutout of the season as Indiana defeated Youngstown, 3-0, on Thursday. Brian Ferlin was scoreless for the Ice.

Indiana hosts Lincoln on Friday.

December 9, 2009

Boston Edges South Shore

The Jr. Bruins got past South Shore, 2-1, on Wednesday. Stephen Miller was scoreless for Boston.

The Bruins will host Salem on Saturday, the 19th.

Choate Loses Home Opener

Choate fell behind 4-0 to Westminster and couldn't come back, dropping a 5-2 decision on Wednesday. Philippe Hudon scored a goal for the Wild Boars.

Choate will visit Deerfield on Saturday.

Grizzlies Edge Bulldogs

Dustin Mowrey scored 21 seconds into the game and then assisted on the game-winner in the third to help Victoria to a 2-1 win over Alberni Valley on Tuesday. Dustin picked up the game's 2nd-Star for his effort.

Victoria will visit Burnaby on Friday.

December 8, 2009

Shattuck Takes Detroit

Shattuck rolled into Detroit this past weekend and took on the Michigan Midget trinity of power. On Friday, the Sabres took care of Victory Honda, 3-1. On Saturday, Honeybaked went down, 6-3. Shattuck finished its trip with a 5-2 win over Little Caesars on Sunday. Kirill Gotovets scored a goal and picked up an assist to go with 12 penalty minutes.

Shattuck is off to Indiana this weekend for a series with Culver Prep.

December 7, 2009

Syracuse Shines

The Stars rolled through Philadelphia and swept the Revolution, 8-3 and 7-2, this weekend. John Knisley scored three goals and added two assists in the series.

Syracuse will visit Baystate on Friday.

Wild Tamed

Wenatchee came out on the short end of two 2-1 games against St. Louis this weekend. Friday's game ended in regulation, while Saturday's affair ended in a shootout. Armand de Swardt was scoreless and picked up 6 penalty minutes.

Wenatchee is off for a bit and will host Alaska for two games beginning on Saturday, January 2nd.

December 6, 2009

Devils' Sunday Sweep

New Jersey won its doubleheader on Sunday when it defeated Team Comcast, 2-1, and Long Island, 4-2. Joakim Ryan scored a goal and added a helper to go along with four penalty minutes.

The Devils will visit Philadelphia on Sunday.

Jr. Bruins Blank CD Selects

Colin Stevens pitched back-to-back shutouts against CD Selects on Saturday and Sunday as Boston rolled to 5-0 and 14-0 wins. Steven Miller picked up four assists in his return to action.

Boston will visit South Shore on Wednesday.

Okotoks Takes Two Of Three

The Oilers had a busy weekend and started strong with wins on Friday and Saturday over Lloydminster, 2-0, and Spruce Grove, 4-3, in overtime. Okotoks couldn't finish the sweep on Sunday, however, falling to Sherwood Park, 4-1. Rodger Craig had an assist on the weekend.

Okotoks will host Camrose on Friday.

Grizz Split

Dustin Mowrey sparked Victoria to a weekend split. After dropping a 4-0 game to Alberni Valley on Friday, things started slowly for the Grizzlies as Surrey jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Saturday. Dustin's two goals drew Victoria even and started the team on a six goal run that led to a 6-3 win. Dustin also added an assist to pick up the game's 1st-Star.

Victoria travels to Port Alberni on Tuesday.

December 5, 2009

Choate Drops Opener

Choate fell in its opener, 5-2, to Gunnery on Saturday. Philippe Hudon had an assist.

The Wild Boars has its home opener on Wednesday against Westminster.

USHL Recap

Omaha split its games this weekend. The Lancers defeated the US U18s, 3-2, on Friday, then lost to Indiana, 4-2, on Saturday. Mathieu Brisson picked up an assist on the weekend for the Lancers. Brian Ferlin was scoreless for the Ice on Saturday.

Omaha travels to Tri-City on Friday.

On Friday, Indiana fell to Des Moines, 5-1. Brian Ferlin was scoreless.

Indy will visit Youngstown on Thursday.

Also on Saturday, the U18s defeated Tri-City, 3-2, in a shootout. Andy Iles stopped 20 shots during the game and then stuffed 3 of 4 shootout attempts for the win.

The U18s will be on the road at Union on Friday. The U17s will host Youngstown on Friday.

Cornwall Blanks Hawks

Doug Carr pitched his second straight shutout to lead Cornwall to a 3-0 win over Hawkesbury on Saturday afternoon. Kevin Cole scored a goal and added an assist for the Colts to pick up the game's 2nd-Star.

Cornwall will host Cumberland on Thursday.

From Sweden With Love

USHR has reported that Joakim Ryan (6', 190) a 1993-born blueliner from Rumson, NJ has committed to the Big Red for 2011. Joakim currently attends CBA HS in NJ and plays for the NJ Devils' Midget program (AYHL). According to USHR, Joakim has scored 5 goals and added 3 assists in his first two games with CBA. Joakim has scored 9 goals and pitched in 15 assists in 21 games with the Devils, which currently leads the league in scoring among defensemen.

Joakim is the son of former Swedish tennis star Catarina Lindqvist and was once a rising tennis star in Sweden. Joakim's father is a US tennis agent, hence he has dual citizenship.

Joakim was a finalist for the US NTDP team over the summer when he was one of 40 players invited to camp. Joakim will be off to Sweden this month to participate in Sweden's U17 camp, which will play in the World Under-17 Challenge later this month in Ontario.

Joakim's other finalists were Hockey East schools Northeastern and Vermont.

Welcome to Cornell, Joakim.

December 4, 2009

Fly Like A Bruin

The Boston Junior Bruins (Empire JHL) announced that Steven Miller (6' 2", 195), a 1993-born forward from Boxbourough, MA, has committed to Cornell, for either 2011 or 2012.

Steven has scored 8 goals and added 10 assists in 15 games with the Jr Bruins (Empire) this season, having recently been out with a broken wrist. Prior to his injury, Steven had also skated in two games with the Bruins' EJHL team. The Jr. Bruins currently lead the Empire's Eastern Conference with a record of 20-2-1.

Welcome to the Big Red, Steven.

Photo: Boston Jr. Bruins

December 3, 2009

Cornwall Rolls Canadians

Cornwall had its way with Carleton Place on Thursday as it cruised to an 8-0 win. Kevin Cole scored a goal and added a helper for the Colts to pick up the game's 2nd-Star.

Cornwall plays host to Hawkesbury on Saturday.

Indiana Rally Falls Short

Sioux Falls scored five goals to start the game before Indiana answered with four straight by the end of the second period. That would be as close as the Ice would come, however, as it dropped a 6-4 decision to the Stampede on Thursday. Brian Ferlin was scoreless.

Indy will visit Des Moines on Friday.

Victoria Clips Nanaimo

Dustin Mowrey's hat trick paced Victoria's 7-4 win over Nanaimo on Wednesday. The Grizzlies scored four times in the third to finally put the Clippers away. Dustin was named the game's 1st-Star for his effort.

Victoria will host Alberni Valley on Friday.

Oilers Over Royals

Okotoks came away with a 5-3 win over Calgary on Wednesday. Rodger Craig was scoreless.

The Oilers will visit Lloydminster on Friday.

December 1, 2009

November Poll Results

Wow, the final month of the calendar year is here and it's a long wait until the Big Red are back home in Lynah.

Our November poll asked "despite Niagara snafu, is video review a good addition to Lynah?"

The results were as follows:

  • 57% -- Absolutely
  • 35% -- Still under review
  • 8% -- Not no way, not no how


    Thank you, once again, for voting & please remember to vote in the current Puckhead Poll.
  • November 22, 2009

    USHL Update

    Omaha breezed past Des Moines, 5-1, on Friday and Sioux Falls, 6-1, on Saturday. Mathieu Brisson was scoreless for the Lancers.

    Omaha will host Waterloo on Wednesday.

    Indiana blanked Chicago on Saturday, 4-0, behind Cab Morris' 26 saves. Brian Ferlin scored the game-winner and added a helper to pick up the game's 3rd-Star.

    The Ice are off to Lincoln for game on Wednesday.

    The US U17s defeated Tri-City on Friday, 3-1, for its first league win. On Saturday, the U17s fell to Fargo, 6-3. Cole Bardreau was scoreless.

    The U17s visit Chicago on Saturday.

    The U18s also split its league action, winning 3-2 in overtime against Tri-City on Saturday, then dropping a 6-3 game to Fargo on Sunday. Andy Iles took the loss stopping 29 of the Force's 33 shots.

    The U18s travel to Maine for two exhibitions this coming weekend, starting with Colby College on Saturday.

    Wild Avoid Avalanche Sweep

    Wenatchee concluded its Alaska trip with a split with the Avs. Alaska won an overtime game on Friday, 3-2, and the Wild won by the same 3-2 score on Saturday. Armand de Swardt had an assist on the weekend.

    The two teams meet again in Wenatchee on Friday.

    Victoria Surrenders Late Goal To Tie

    Westside scored with one second remaining in the third period to tie its game with Victoria, 3-3, on Sunday. After two scoreless overtime periods the game ended in a tie. Dustin Mowrey scored two goals for Victoria and received the game's 1st-Star.

    The Grizzlies will visit Cowichan Valley on Wednesday.

    Oilers Split

    Okotoks dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Grande Prairie on Friday, then bounced back to defeat Drayton Valley, 7-4, on Saturday. Rodger Craig scored a goal and had an assist on Saturday, after a scoreless Friday.

    Okotoks is at Drumhelier on Tuesday.

    Syracuse Swept

    The Stars were not aligned well as Syracuse dropped two games against South Shore, 3-0 and 4-1, on Saturday and Sunday. John Knisley was scoreless.

    Syracuse will visit Philadelphia for two beginning on Saturday.

    Cornwall Strikes Down Hawks

    Cornwall scored a goal during the first minute of each period (actually twice during the opening minute of the third) on its way to a 5-2 win over Hawkesbury on Friday. Kevin Cole picked up a helper for the Colts.

    Cornwall hosts Kemptville on Thursday.

    Hudon Hooray!

    USHR reported that Philippe Hudon (6' 1", 195), a 1993-born centerman with Choate has committed to Cornell for 2011. Philippe, who's from Hudson, Quebec, will need to accelerate to arrive in Ithaca on time, but reportedly he has the grades and the support of Choate to try to get it done. Last season, Philippe scored 8 goals and had 12 assists in 25 games with Choate.

    USHR had a chance to speak with Choate's coach, Pat Dennehy, who said "[Philippe] has a real edge to his game – a grittiness. He’s first in on the forecheck, first back on the backcheck, and he’ll try to hurt you, which is what Cornell and the pro scouts want to see. He’s the full package.” Have to like the sound of that. USHR also had this to say to Cornell fans wondering what kind of player Philippe is... "think Colin Greening."

    Philippe selected the Big Red over Yale and Vermont, although he was also being recruited by BC, BU, Harvard, Michigan, and Princeton.

    Philippe was recently named to Quebec's Under-17 team that will participate in the World U17 Challenge at the end of the year.

    Welcome to the Big Red, Philippe.

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    USHR also reported in its article that Joakim Ryan, a 1993-born blueliner, was in Ithaca this weekend for his visit. Joakim is an offensively-gifted defenseman who is playing with CBA and the NJ Devils U16 team this season. Joakim was invited to the NTDP training camp this past summer and was a teammate of Philippe Hudon's on this fall's Boston Eagles' midget squad. Northeastern ans Vermont are also reportedly involved with Joakim.

    November 15, 2009

    Victoria Can't Catch Surrey

    Victoria fell to Surrey, 5-2, on Saturday. Dustin Mowrey added an assist for the Grizzlies.

    Sunday's game against Powell River was canceled due to the weather.

    Victoria will host Alberni Valley on Wednesday.

    Okotoks Salvages A Win

    Okotoks dropped its first two games of the weekend before pulling out a 3-2 double-overtime win against Spruce Grove on Sunday. The Oilers had lost to Olds on Friday, 3-2, and to Sherwood Park on Saturday, 5-2. Rodger Craig had a scoreless weekend.

    Okotoks travels to Grande Prairie on Friday.

    Cornwall Splits

    Cornwall defeated Carleton Place, 4-3, on Friday. On Sunday, the Colts fell to Kemptville 3-2. Kevin Cole scored two goals on Friday, and picked up the game's 2nd-Star. Kevin followed that up with an assist on Sunday.

    The Colts will host Pembroke on Thursday.

    Syracuse Drops Three At Showcase

    Syracuse couldn't quite get it going at Valley's Classic this weekend. The Stars dropped its opener against the hosts, 2-1, in overtime on Friday. On Saturday, the Stars lost twice, first to Capital District, 6-4, and then to Apple Core, 7-5. John Knisley was scoreless in the three games.

    Syracuse will visit South Shore for two games beginning on Saturday.

    USHL Recap

    Indiana split its weekend series with Fargo. The Ice picked up a 6-3 win on Friday, then dropped a 6-5 verdict on Saturday. Brian Ferlin was scoreless in the two games.

    Indiana will host Cedar Rapids on Wednesday.

    Omaha also had a weekend split after defeating Sioux City, 3-2, on Friday, and losing to Sioux Falls, 5-2, on Saturday. Mathieu Brisson had an assist and two penalty minutes in his weekend's work.

    Omaha hosts Des Moines on Friday.

    Team USA's U18s picked up a 4-3 win over Green Bay on Saturday. Andy Iles stopped 26 shots for the victory.

    The Nationals are home against Chicago on Sunday.

    November 12, 2009

    Omaha Quiets Storm

    The Lancers breezed to a 4-1 victory over Tri-City on Wednesday. Mathieu Brisson was scoreless for Omaha.

    Omaha will host Sioux City on Friday.

    Colts Run Away From Raiders

    Ithacan Mike Zannella scored three times to lead Cornwall to a 6-3 win over Nepean on Wednesday. Kevin Cole was scoreless for the Colts.

    Cornwall is off to Carleton Place on Friday.

    Okotoks Upend Bandits

    Okotoks got a third period goal from John McInnis to defeat Brooks, 3-2, on Wednesday. Rodger Craig picked up a helper for the Oilers.

    Okotoks is at Olds on Friday.

    Victoria Dropped By Vees

    Victoria struck first and then Penticton ran off five unanswered goals to cruise to a 6-2 win on Wednesday. Dustin Mowrey had an assist for the Grizzlies.

    Victoria will visit Langley on Thursday.

    November 8, 2009

    US U18s Capture Four Nations Cup

    Team USA's U18s traveled to Finland and also claimed the Four Nations Cup this past weekend. The U18s defeated Sweden on Friday, 4-2, in its opener as Andy Iles stopped 16 shots.

    On Saturday, the Nationals defeated host Finland, 4-1, as Jack Campbell got the call.

    On Sunday, the US stopped Switzerland, 3-2, to win the cup. Andy Iles picked up the win as he stopped 22 Swiss shots.

    US U17s Win 4 Nations Cup

    Team USA's U17s traveled to Slovakia and claimed the Four Nations Cup this past weekend. The Nationals defeated Russia, 5-2, on Thursday.

    On Friday, the Yanks squeaked past the host Slovakians, 7-6.

    On Saturday, the US finished off Switzerland, 8-2.

    Cole Bardreau was scoreless and picked up ten penalty minutes.

    Shattuck Falls In Bauer Championship

    Shattuck breezed through its first two games in the Bauer National Invitational Tournament, beating the Dallas Stars, 8-1, and the MDHL U18 White team, 7-1. In the Championship, Shattuck was on the short end of a 10-3 rout by Minnesota Red. Kirill Gotovets was scoreless in the two games he played.

    Shattuck is back in action on November 20th at Bottineau.

    Okotoks Takes One Of Two

    Okotoks defeated Canmore, 5-2, on Friday. Rodger Craig was scoreless with four penalty minutes

    The Oilers dropped a 4-3 game to Bonnyville on Sunday. Rodger was scoreless with two minutes in penalties.

    Okotoks will visit Brooks on Wednesday.

    Victoria Splits

    The Grizzlies dropped a 4-2 decision to Alberni Valley on Friday, then pulled out a 4-3 win over Powell River in overtime on Saturday. Dustin Mowrey was scoreless with two penalty minutes for the Griz.

    Victoria travels to Penticton on Wednesday.

    Wild Win Two

    Wenatchee also picked up a sweep this weekend, dispatching Texas 6-4 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday. Armand de Swardt added three helpers and had eight penalty minutes for the Wild.

    Wenatchee heads up to Alaska next week for a Tuesday date (11/17) at Kenai River.

    Cornwall Takes Two

    Cornwall swept its weekend opponents, defeating Gloucester 3-2 on Saturday and Nepean 5-2 on Sunday. Kevin Cole picked up an assist and four minutes in penalties for the Colts.

    Cornwall will host Nepean on Wednesday.

    USHL Update

    Omaha got its weekend off to a strong start by beating Waterloo on Friday, 7-4, and Sioux City on Saturday, 4-3. Mathieu Brisson scored two goals and had two penalty minutes for the Lancers.

    Also on Saturday, Indiana lost to Sioux Falls 6-2. Brian Ferlin scored a goal for the Ice.

    The two teams met on Sunday in Omaha, with the Lancers blanking the Ice, 6-0. Mathieu and Brian went scoreless for their respective teams.

    Omaha will visit Tri-City on Wednesday; Indiana will host Fargo on Friday.

    Syracuse Sweeps

    Syracuse edged Boston in each of its games this weekend, defeating the Jr. Bruins 3-2 and 2-1. John Knisley had an assist and 4 penalty minutes in the two games.

    The Stars will face Valley on Friday in Valley's Warrior Classic.

    November 1, 2009

    Wenatchee Sweep Wildcats

    Wenatchee's three first period goals paved the way for a 4-2 win over Wichita Falls on Saturday, which gave the Wild a sweep of its weekend series. Armand de Swardt pitched in with a helper on the game-winner.

    The Wild will host Texas on Friday.

    Cornwall Rolls On

    Cornwall jumped out to a four goal lead and held on to defeat Hawkesbury, 5-3, on Saturday. Kevin Cole was scoreless with four penality minutes.

    The Colts will play a return game at Hawkesbury on Wednesday.

    Indiana Ice Hawks

    Indiana blanked Waterloo on Saturday, 7-0. Brian Ferlin scored a goal for the Ice; Cab Morris (Dartmouth) pitched the shutout.

    Indiana will visit Sioux City on Thursday.

    U18s Defeat Adrian

    The US U18s hosted Division III power Adrian College (currently ranked 6th), a team it had not beaten previously, and came away with a 3-2 shootout victory on Saturday. Andy Iles had 34 saves during regulation and overtime, and stopped all 4 shots during the shootout phase.

    Team USA travels to Finland this week for the Four Nations Cup.

    October Poll Results

    Daylight saving time is over; the regular season is off and running. Life is a bowl full of fallen leaves...at least for this month.

    Our October poll asked "which freshman will have the greatest impact this season?"

    The results were as follows:

  • 29% -- Braden Birch
  • 19% -- Nick D'Agostino
  • 13% -- Greg Miller
  • 10% -- John Esposito
  • 9% -- Vince Mihalek
  • 8% -- Erik Axell
  • 4% -- Omar Kanji
  • 4% -- Chris Moulson
  • 4% -- Jarred Seymour

    Thank you, once again, for voting & please remember to vote in the current Puckhead Poll.
  • October 31, 2009

    USHL Update

    Omaha came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat the US U18s, 4-3, in a shootout on Friday. Mathieu Brisson was scoreless for the Lancers. Andy Iles had the night off for the Nationals.

    Omaha will host Waterloo next Friday.

    The U18s host Adrian College on Saturday. The U17s travel to Slovakia for the Four Nations tournament this coming week.

    Indiana managed to outlast Waterloo, 2-1, on Friday. Brian Ferlin pitched in with a helper for the Ice.

    Indiana and Waterloo meet for a second game on Saturday.

    Wild Over Wildcats

    Wenatchee survived a back-and-forth game with Wichita Falls on Friday, pulling out a 6-5 victory. Armand de Swardt picked up an assist on the game-winner.

    The Wild will host the Wildcats on Saturday in the second game of the series.

    Victoria Tops Caps

    The Grizzlies cruised to a 5-2 victory over Cowichan Valley on Friday. Dustin Mowrey scored two goals, added two assists, and picked up two penalty minutes.

    Victoria will host Nanaimo on Saturday.

    Oilers Tip Canucks

    Okotoks scored three goals in the last ten minutes of the game to nip Calgary, 4-3, on Friday. Rodger Craig picked up an assist and two penalty minutes.

    The Oilers visit Drumheller on Sunday.

    October 29, 2009

    Cornwall Nips Bears

    Cornwall slipped by Smiths Falls, 2-1, on Thursday. Kevin Cole was scoreless for the victors.

    The Colts will host Hawkesbury on Saturday.

    Omaha Over USA U17s

    Omaha got a power play goal from Dakota Eveland (Colorado College) late in the third period to defeat the USNTDP Under-17s, 3-2, on Thursday. Matthieu Brisson was scoreless with two penalty minutes for the Lancers. Cole Bardreau picked up two assists and two penalty minutes for the Nationals. Cole also was named the game's 2nd-Star.

    The two teams will play again on Friday.

    2009 ECAC Hockey Recruiting Final Rankings

    Here's BRP's final look at the ECAC's 2009-2010 recruiting classes. For the third year in a row, Harvard claims the magic puck. It's time for the men of Donato to step up -- will this be the year? Or, perhaps the year will belong to RPI which has also had a string of recent recruiting successes.

    For the second year in a row the ECAC has 11 NHL-drafted recruits entering the league, spread among 6 schools.

    The basic formula remains largely unchanged for previous editions. The final numerical score is no longer displayed since it is translated into a letter grade.

    2009 ECAC Hockey

    1) Harvard - Players, 8; Grade, A+
  • Another stellar class heads to Cambridge. From top to bottom there's nothing but quality.
    Buzz: Louis Leblanc (6', 178), 1991-born forward, Omaha/USHL. USHL's Rookie of the Year should be the favorite to pick up similar honors in the ECAC.
    NHL: Louis Leblanc, #18 (Montreal) in 2009.
    NHL: Alexander Fallstrom, #116 (Minnesota/Boston) in 2009.

    2) RPI - Players, 5; Grade, A
  • Brandon Pirri and Jerry D'Amigo add more ammunition to a growing arsenal.
    Buzz: Brandon Pirri (6', 170), 1991-born forward, Georgetown/OJHL. It's difficult to pick between Pirri and D'Amigo, but Pirri gets the nod to challenge Leblanc for the league's top rookies.
    NHL: Brandon Pirri, #59 (Chicago) in 2009.
    NHL: Jerry D'Amigo, #158 (Toronto) in 2009.

    3t) Dartmouth - Players, 6; Grade, B+
  • Small class focused on restocking the forward position.
    Buzz: Dustin Walsh (6' 2", 175), 1991-born forward, Trenton/OJHL. Good frame that will need some time to fill in. Considering he's reportedly a tough, relentless player already...that bodes ill for opponents.
    NHL: Mark Goggin, #197 (Boston) in 2008.
    NHL: Dustin Walsh, #169 (Montreal) in 2009.

    3t) Colgate - Players, 8; Grade, B+
  • Needed to replenish its blueline and brought in four, two of whom were selected in the 2009 draft.
    Buzz: Thomas Larkin (6' 4", 215), 1990-born defenseman, Phillips Exeter/Prep. Adds more size to a Raider backend that's gotten much bigger the past two years.
    NHL: Jeremy Price, #113 (Vancouver) in 2009.
    NHL: Thomas Larkin, #137 (Columbus) in 2009.

    5) Cornell - Players, 9; Grade, B
  • One of five schools bringing in multiple NHL draftees. Class has a dash of everything.
    Buzz: John Esposito (5' 10", 170), 1991-born forward, Notre Dame/SJHL. It's tough not to go with either of the drafted defenders, but the league's youngest incoming player is going to be fun to watch.
    NHL: Braden Birch, #179 (Chicago) in 2008.
    NHL: Nick D'Agostino, #210 (Pittsburgh) in 2008.

    6) Princeton - Players, 6; Grade, B-
  • Nice blend of forwards add nicely to Princeton's existing firepower.
    Buzz: Michael Sdao (6' 4", 215), 1989-born defenseman, Lincoln/USHL. Big, physical banger will adds more size to the Tigers backend and help clean the crease.
    NHL: Michael Sdao, #191 (Ottawa) in 2009.

    7) Clarkson - Players, 6; Grade, C+
  • Talent across the board; filled every position. The Knights did very well with home-state cooking, picking up 4 players with NY connections.
    Buzz: Nik Pokulok (6' 5", 220), 1990-born defenseman, Northwood/Prep. Little brother of Sasha. Should receive a warm welcome in his trips to Lynah.

    8) Yale - Players, 7; Grade, C-
  • Just when it looked like Yale was going big again, here comes another dazzling smurf...
    Buzz: Andrew Miller (5' 9", 175), 1988-born forward, Chicago/USHL. USHL's top scorer and top player. What else is there to say?

    9t) St. Lawrence - Players, 7; Grade, D+
  • Class is loaded with defensive players, but it might be the lone forward who steals the headlines.
    Buzz: Kyle Flanagan (5' 11", 190), 1989-born forward, Cedar Rapids/USHL. Solid point producer in junior play with enough experience to make an immediate impact.

    9t) Quinnipiac - Players, 13; Grade, D+
  • In time this may turn out to be the league's best class. At 13, the 'Cats only have to hit on half the class to score big.
    Buzz: Reese Rolheiser (5' 10", 170), 1988-born center, Sherwood Park/Alberta JHL. 5-year AJHL player who led the league in scoring last season.

  • 11t) Brown - Players, 9; Grade, D-
  • Added some needed spark up front and some skill on the backend.
    Buzz: Rich Crowley (6' 1", 188), 1991-born defenseman, USNTDP. New coach, new system...Crowley should be a good beginning.

    11t) Union - Players, 8; Grade, D-
  • The Dutchmen continues to focus on more experienced players, which has helped its move up the standings.
    Buzz: Wayne Simpson (5' 11", 190), 1989-born forward, Lawrence/Prep. Finished second in scoring in NE Prep play; should get rolling quickly.
  • October 28, 2009

    Andy Iles Article

    USA hockey has a nice article about Andy Iles on its website. The article offers a glimpse into Andy's competitive nature and what went into the design of his current helmet.

    Andy Iles

    October 27, 2009

    Dustin Mowrey Article

    The BCHL has an article on Dustin Mowrey up on its website. The article talks about Dustin's progress from his rookie year in the league to this season, as well as having some insight into his feelings on Cornell.

    Dustin Mowrey

    Cornell Picks Up Another National

    Chris Heisenberg has reported that Cole Bardreau, (5' 10", 170), a 1993-born forward with the US Under-17 National Team has committed to the Big Red for 2011. Cole is from Fairport, NY, and is a former teammate of future Cornellian John Knisley, both of whom played with the powerful Rochester Alliance midget program. Last year, Cole scored 16 goals and had 16 assists in 19 games with Fairport HS. Additionally, Cole was named to the All-Greater Rochester team and was the co-player of the year (with John Knisley) in Section V's Eastern Division.

    Cole has currently played 8 games with Team USA in the USHL and has recorded one assist in those games.

    Welcome to the Big Red, Cole.

    Photo: USHL.

    October 26, 2009

    Victoria Can't Catch Express

    Despite being even with 14 minutes remaining in the game on Sunday, Victoria couldn't keep up with Burnaby as the Express scored three goals in the final stanza for a 4-1 win. Dustin Mowrey was scoreless for the Grizzlies.

    Victoria will visit Cowichan Valley on Friday.

    Stars Split Apple Core

    John Knisley rejoined Syracuse and helped the Stars to a weekend split with Apple Core. The Stars dropped the first game, 7-4, on Saturday, then bounced back with a 4-3 win on Sunday. John was scoreless on Saturday and picked up two assists on Sunday, including a helper on Josh Larose's game-winning goal.

    The Stars will host CD Selects on Saturday.

    October 25, 2009

    Iles Turns Red White & Blue

    Andy Iles returned to Ithaca for a visit on Saturday and helped lead the US U18 team to a 3-2 upset of the Big Red. It was an odd experience for fans who found themselves wishing for Andy to succeed against his future team, yet pulling for the home side at the same time. Most fans probably would have been thrilled with a 1-0 win or a 0-0 tie, but the night belonged to Andy and his Red, White, and Blue mates. From the opening introductions, which might be the only time a visiting player has received a standing ovation, to the game-ending 6-on-4 Cornell advantage, Andy was in control of the crease stopping 39 shots for the well-earned victory by the visitors.

    The Nationals visit Colgate on Sunday.

    October 21, 2009

    Okotoks Roll

    Okotoks rushed out to a 3-1 lead after the first period and cruised to a convincing 7-2 victory over the Calgary Canucks on Tuesday. Rodger Craig scored a goal for the Oilers.

    Okotoks visits St. Albert on Friday.

    Colts Win 4th Straight

    Jacob Laliberte (RPI) scored 23 seconds into the game, his first of three goals, to jump-start Cornwall's 4-2 win over Kanata on Tuesday. Kevin Cole did not play for the Colts.

    Cornwall hosts Brockville on Thursday.

    October 18, 2009

    Cornwall Claws Out A Win

    Cornwall visited Smiths Falls on Friday and fell behind to the Bears just 35 seconds into the game. The Colts, however, got two goals from Tylor Spink to pull out a 2-1 win. Kevin Cole picked up an assist and two penalty minutes for the winners.

    Cornwall will visit Kanata on Tuesday.

    Wenatchee Splits

    Wenatchee finished up its 7-game trip to Alaska with a weekend split with the Alaska Avalanche. The Avs struck first with a 4-0 win on Friday. Armand de Swardt did not play for the Wild.

    Wenatchee bounced back on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win. Armand de Swardt was scoreless.

    The Wild will host Wichita Falls for a pair beginning on Friday.

    Shattuck Two For Three

    Shattuck St. Mary's picked up two wins in its weekend series of Elite High School play. The Sabres began the weekend with a 5-2 loss to Southeast. Shattuck won Saturday's second game, 4-1, over North. On Sunday, Shattuck defeated Northwest, 4-3. Kirill Gotovets picked up an assist and six minutes in penalities on the weekend.

    Shattuck will host Southeast on Wednesday.

    USHL Recap

    Omaha split its weekend games with a 5-0 win over Green Bay on Friday and a 5-2 loss to Fargo on Saturday. Mathieu Brisson picked up an assist on the game-winner against the Gamblers, then was scoreless against the Force.

    The Lancers will host Chicago on Thursday.

    Indiana defeated the US Under-17s on Saturday, 4-1. Brian Ferlin was scoreless with two penalty minutes.

    The Ice will visit Green Bay for series on Friday and Saturday.

    The US Under-18s played an exhibition against Bowling Green on Friday and came away with a 7-2 win over the Falcons. Jack Campbell got the start in goal for the Nationals.

    On Saturday, the U18s dropped a 2-1 decision to Sioux City in USHL play. Andy Iles had 15 saves in the loss.

    The U18s will visit the Big Red on Saturday and Colgate on Sunday for a pair of exhibitions.

    Victoria Rolls Double Seven

    Victoria kicked off its weekend with a 6-goal first period on Friday against Cowichan Valley. The Grizzlies then settled in for a 7-4 win. Dustin Mowrey picked up an assist for the victors.

    On Saturday, the Griz matched its Friday output and cruised to a 7-3 win over Salmon Arm. Dustin Mowrey scored a goal and had 2 penalty minutes.

    Victoria will host Penticton on Wednesday.

    Okotoks Win Two By One

    Okotoks played host to the Calgary Royals on Friday and raced out to a 5-1 lead before having to hold on for a 5-4 win. Rodger Craig was scoreless and picked up 4 penalty minutes.

    On Sunday, the Oilers needed 1:38 of overtime to claim a 6-5 win over Fort McMurray. Rodger Craig was scoreless.

    Okotoks will host the Calgary Canucks on Tuesday.

    October 11, 2009

    USHL Update

    Indiana lost its weekend series with Tri-City, dropping Friday's game, 5-1, then Saturday's overtime affair, 4-3. Brian Ferlin was scoreless in the games and picked up 2 penalty minutes on Saturday.

    The Ice will host Team USA on Saturday.

    Omaha defeated Lincoln, 3-1, on Saturday. Mathieu Brisson was scoreless and picked up 7 penalty minutes.

    Omaha is back home against Green Bay on Friday.

    Wenatchee Splits

    Wenatchee split a pair of 4-1 contests with Fairbanks on Friday and Saturday. Armand de Swardt was scoreless on Friday and did not play on Saturday for the Wild.

    Game three of the Fairbanks-based series is Sunday.

    Oilers Sweep Weekend

    Okotoks cranked up its offense on Friday with a 9-1 blasting of Lloydminster. Rodger Craig was scoreless for the Oilers.

    On Saturday, the Oilers continue its onslaught with a 7-0 victory over Drumheller. Rodger picked up an assist in the game.

    Okotoks will host Calgary on Friday.

    Victoria Blanks Burnaby

    Dustin Mowrey scored a goal and added two helpers in Victoria's 4-0 blanking of Burnaby on Saturday. Dustin was named the game's 3rd-Star for his effort.

    The Grizzlies travel to Nanaimo for a game on Sunday.

    October 9, 2009

    BC Doubles Up U18ers

    The Under-18 National Team visited Boston College on Friday for an exhibition game and fell to the Eagles, 6-3. Andy Iles got the call for the Nationals and stopped 25 shots on the night.

    The USNTDP stays in Boston and faces BU on Saturday in another exhibition.

    October 8, 2009

    Colts Turn Back Canadians

    Cornwall defeated Carleton Place, 4-2, on Thursday. Kevin Cole scored the game-winner early in the second period.

    The Colts host Cumberland next Thursday.

    October 4, 2009

    Wenatchee Wins

    Wenatchee defeated Kenai River, 3-1, on Saturday. Armand de Swardt was scoreless for the Wild.

    Wenatchee hosts the Brown Bears on Sunday to finish their three game series.

    USHL Update

    Indiana opened its season with a 6-2 win over Youngstown on Saturday. Brian Ferlin was scoreless for the Ice.

    The Ice will visit Tri-City on Friday.

    Omaha also opened its season on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Tri-City. Mathieu Brisson was scoreless for Omaha.

    The Lancers play host to Lincoln on Saturday.

    Langley Tops Victoria In OT

    Victoria dropped a 3-2 decision to Langley in overtime on Saturday. Dustin Mowrey did not play for Victoria.

    The Grizzlies host Alberni Valley on Tuesday.

    October 3, 2009

    Caps Top Victoria

    Cowichan Valley rode a third period power play goal to a 3-2 win over Victoria on Friday. Dustin Mowrey had an assist and picked up four penalty minutes for the Grizzlies.

    Victoria plays host to Langley on Saturday.

    October 2, 2009

    Colts Buck Rangers

    Cornwall rode the strength of three second period goals to dispose of Gloucester, 4-1, on Thursday. Kevin Cole was scoreless and picked up two penalty minutes for the Colts.

    Cornwall is on the road against Cumberland on Sunday.

    Oilers Get Stumped

    Okotoks came up empty in the AJHL Showcase when it dropped its second game in two days on Thursday. The Oilers fell behind Lloydminster 2-0 after one before rallying in the second period to take a 3-2 lead into the intermission. The Bobcats, however, came out and regained the lead 90 seconds into the third and never looked back in a 5-3 win. Rodger Craig scored a goal for the Oilers.

    Okotoks will visit Calgary on Monday.

    Sabres Tie

    In a game from Wednesday, Shattuck tied Southwest, 5-5, in the High School Elite League. Kirill Gotovets was scoreless with two penalty minutes.

    Shattuck plays Great Plains on Saturday.

    Okotoks Open Showcase With Loss

    Two second period power play goals were too much to overcome for Okotoks in a 3-2 loss to Spruce Grove on Thursday. Rodger Craig was scoreless for the Oilers.

    Okotoks plays its second showcase event against Lloydminster on Friday.

    Wenatchee Is Wild

    Wenatchee dropped its second game of the season when it fell to Kenai River, 4-3, on Thursday. The Wild had begun the year with a ten game run through the NAHL. Armand de Swardt sat the game out after making his way from Green Bay to Wenatchee to join his new team.

    The Wild continue its series with the Brown Bears on Saturday.

    October 1, 2009

    September Poll Results

    Welcome to October, hockey fans, welcome to a new season. Future Cornellians have already begun their respective junior campaigns and the 2009-2010 Big Red will soon be on the ice.

    Our September poll asked "which non-conference team are you most excited to see on the schedule?"

    The results were as follows:

  • 42% -- North Dakota (two big games in Lynah Rink)
  • 39% -- Boston University (rivalry resumes in Madison Square Garden)
  • 10% -- Colorado College (Florida showdown in game one)
  • 8% -- New Hampshire (big ice; big road game)
  • 1% -- Niagara (high flying Eagles are always entertaining)


    Thank you, once again, for voting & please remember to vote in the current Puckhead Poll.
  • September 30, 2009

    Griz Comeback

    Victoria rallied from a three-goal deficit to defeat Powell River, 6-4, on Tuesday. Dustin Mowrey scored two goals and added an assist to earn the game's 2nd-Star for the Grizzlies.

    Victoria will host Cowichan Valley on Friday.

    September 28, 2009

    Cornwall Cruises

    Cornwall found itself down 1-0 just 69 seconds into its game with Carleton Place on Saturday and couldn't find the mark for the remainder of the first period. In the second period the Colts made its move on the strength of its special teams. Kevin Cole's man-up goal in the middle of the frame pulled the Colts even; while Jacob Laliberte scored the game-winner on a shorthanded goal with a second left in the period. The Colts added two goals in the third for a 4-1 final score.

    Cornwall visits Cumberland on Friday.

    Shattuck Opens Season

    Shattuck began its Upper Midwest Elite League season this past weekend by sweeping its three games. The Sabres defeated Team Northeast, 7-3, Team Southwest, 8-3, and Team Wisconsin, 5-3. Kirill Gotovets was scoreless on the weekend and picked up 8 minutes in penalties.

    Shattuck will host Team Southwest on Wednesday.

    Okotoks Drops Two

    In a game of threes, Fort McMurray defeated the Oilers, 6-3, on Friday. The Oil Barons opened with the game's first three goals before Okotoks scored three straight to tie it after one stanza. The Oil Barons scored three more unanswered goals to finish the game. Rodger Craig was scoreless with a two minute penalty.

    On Saturday, The Oilers found itself battling back again when it fell into a 2-0 hole against Bonnyville. Despite evening it up at 2 and then 3, Okotoks ultimately succumbed by a score of 5-3. Rodger Craig was scoreless with four minutes in penalties.

    Okotoks will face Spruce Grove on Thursday in the AJHL's Showcase Weekend.

    One additional note: Rodger Craig has been invited to participate in the selection camp for Team Canada West for the upcoming World Junior A Championship.

    Victory, Victoria

    Joel Lowry scored an unassisted third period goal to give Victoria a 4-3 win over Cowichan Valley on Friday. Dustin Mowrey was scoreless for Victoria.

    The Grizzlies host Powell River on Tuesday.

    September 24, 2009

    Unbeaten No More

    Cornwall found itself in a 4-1 hole to Brockville after the 1st period and fell for the first time this season, 5-2, on Thursday. Kevin Cole had an assist and picked up two penalty minutes.

    Cornwall visits Carleton Place on Saturday.

    Colts Beats Rangers

    Cornwall continued its strong start with a 6-4 win over Gloucester on Wednesday. The teams had entered the game as the last remaining unbeaten teams in the league.

    Kevin Cole scored a goal and had 4 penalty minutes.

    Cornwall hosts Brockville on Thursday.

    September 23, 2009

    Okotoks Falls To Kodiaks

    Camrose handed Okotoks a 5-0 loss on Tuesday. Rodger Craig had a clean sheet.

    The Oilers visit Ft. McMurray on Friday.

    From Grizzly To Big Red Bear

    Chris Heisenberg has reported that Dustin Mowrey has committed to Cornell for 2010. Dustin (5'9", 180) is a 1991-born centerman playing with Victoria (BCHL). In 4 games with the Grizzlies this season, Dustin has scored 2 goals and picked up an assist. Last season, Dustin scored 8 goals and had 18 helpers in 60 games with Victoria.

    Two years ago, Dustin was named Rookie of the Year in the Pacific International JHL, a Jr. B league in British Columbia, where he finished tied for the league lead in goals scored and 6th overall in scoring. In 48 games with Grandview, Dustin scored 38 goals and had 28 assists.

    Welcome to the Big Red, Dustin.

    Photo: BCHL

    September 21, 2009

    Cornwall Rolls On

    Kevin Cole assisted on Cornwall's first goal and then scored its second to help the Colts to a 2-0 first period lead which would not be surrendered. Cornwall would get two more unanswered goals by Kris Arvanitakis before Nepean scored two late goals in the Colts' 4-2 win on Sunday. Kevin was named the game's 2nd-Star for his performance.

    The Colts visit Gloucester on Wednesday.

    September 20, 2009

    Cornwall Stays Unbeaten

    Cornwall picked up a 4-3 win over Kemptville on Friday. Mike Zannella scored the game-winner for the Colts. Kevin Cole did not play.

    Cornwall is scheduled to meet Nepean on Sunday.

    Okotoks Sweep Weekend

    Okotoks defeated Olds on Friday, 4-2. Rodger Craig scored a goal and had 2 penalty minutes.

    On Saturday, the Oilers finished its 4-point weekend with a 5-4 win against Calgary in overtime. Quinn Sproule (Alaska-Anchorage) won the game on a penalty shot. Rodger Craig was scoreless.

    Okotoks will host Camrose on Tuesday.

    September 18, 2009

    Cornwall Stays Hot

    Cornwall won its third straight game to open the season with a blistering 7-1 victory over Hawkesbury on Thursday. Jacob Laliberte (RPI) scored 4 goals and had 2 assists to pace the Colts. Kevin Cole did not play.

    Cornwall visits Kemptville on Friday.

    September 16, 2009

    Oilers Win First

    Okotoks got in the win column with a 5-2 win over Olds on Tuesday. Rodger Craig picked up a helper on the Oilers second goal which tied the game in the third period. The Oilers then reeled off 3 power play goals to finish the game.

    Okotoks will host Olds on Friday.

    September 15, 2009

    2009-2010 Roster Update

    It looks like Armand de Swardt is deferring for a year after all. Armand has hooked up with the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) and will be heading to the Hill next season.

    This fall's roster now stands at 27 -- 16 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 3 goalies. That lightens up the forward position a bit, but should still make for some intense competition.

    Here's the breakdown by class and position:

    Seniors: 6 (8 in 2008-2009)
    F - Blake Gallagher (A)
    F - Colin Greening (C)
    F - Joe Scali
    D - Justin Krueger
    D - Brendon Nash
    G - Ben Scrivens

    Juniors: 6 (6 in 2008-2009)
    F - Joe Devin
    F - Patrick Kennedy
    F - Riley Nash (A)
    F - Dan Nicholls
    F - Tyler Roeszler
    D - Mike Devin

    Sophomores: 6 (6 in 2008-2009)
    F - Sean Collins
    F - Locke Jillson
    F - Jordan Kary
    D - Keir Ross
    D - Sean Whitney
    G - Michael Garman

    Freshmen: 9 (6 in 2008-2009)
    F - Erik Axell
    F - John Esposito
    F - Vince Mihalek
    F - Greg Miller
    F - Chris Moulson
    D - Braden Birch
    D - Nick D'Agostino
    D - Jarred Seymour
    G - Omar Kanji

    On the horizon...

    2010-2011:
    Targets (5-6): Fs: 2-3, Ds: 2, Gs: 1
  • F - Cole Bardreau
  • F - Kevin Cole
  • F - Rodger Craig
  • F - Armand de Swardt
  • F - Dustin Mowrey
  • F - Brian Ferlin (2011)
  • F - Phillipe Hudon (2011)
  • F - John Knisley (2011)
  • F - Stephen Miller (2012?)
  • D - Mathieu Brisson
  • D - Kirill Gotovets
  • D - Joakim Miller (2011)
  • G - Andy Iles

    It now appears 2010's class is full, although I still wouldn't be surprised to see another forward or two (depending upon whether Kevin Cole defers to 2011) join the class. Pending any early departures, the next two classes could be full.
  • September 13, 2009

    Colts Rise, Oilers Fall

    In Ontario, Cornwall visited Kanata and came away with a 6-1 win. Kevin Cole had an assist and four penalty minutes for the Colts.

    Cornwall is at home against Hawkesbury on Thursday.

    Out in Alberta, Okotoks dropped its opener to Calgary, 5-2. Rodger Craig picked up an assist for the Oilers.

    Okotoks visits Olds on Tuesday.

    September 12, 2009

    Cornwall Opens With Win

    Cornwall gave up a quick goal to Pembroke on a powerplay before settling in and coming away with a 4-2 win on opening night. The Colts were led by two New Yorkers: Shane Avery and Ithaca native Mike Zanella, each of whom scored a goal and picked up an assist. Kevin Cole was scoreless.

    Cornwall visits Kanata on Saturday.

    September 10, 2009

    Juniors Ready To Start Season

    Spring and summer always seem to be over in a blink or two of the eye, yet it takes forever for hockey season to begin once more. Forever, at least the 2009 version, is finished beginning on Friday. Two of the Big Red's recruits begin their seasons this weekend when the CJHL and the Alberta JHL get underway.

    Kevin Cole will take the ice for Cornwall as the Colts face Pembroke, the 3-time defending CJHL champions, on Friday. While in Alberta, Rodger Craig will skate with Okotoks as the Oilers visit Calgary on Saturday.

    Most of the remaining recruits begin preseason play this weekend.

    So rest easy...hockey has returned.

    September 6, 2009

    Recruits In The News

    Here's a couple of recent articles on future icers:

    Kevin Cole

    Brian Ferlin

    September 1, 2009

    Summer Poll Results

    Did we really just have summer? I swear I fell asleep in May and just woke up on this last day of August. I remember peonies and then it was dark, cool, misty, with the scent of leaves crowding the streets. No matter, it brings one that much closer to hockey season.

    Our summer poll asked which school was the "early pick to win the ECACHL in 2009-2010?"

    The results were as follows:

  • 56% -- Cornell (shocking, isn't it?)
  • 14% -- Yale (no surprise)
  • 7% -- Clarkson (readers expecting a rebound)
  • 6% -- Harvard
  • 5% -- Princeton
  • 3% -- Dartmouth
  • 3% -- RPI
  • 2% -- Brown
  • 2% -- Colgate
  • 2% -- SLU
  • 1% -- Quinnipiac
  • 1% -- Union


    Thank you, once again, for voting & please remember to vote in the current Puckhead Poll.
  • August 16, 2009

    US Under-18s Finish Fourth

    Team USA dropped its 3rd-place game, 9-2, to Sweden in the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The US team went 2-2 in the tournament with wins against Finland (3-2) and host Slovakia (7-6, OT), while losing to tournament runner-up Russia (4-3) and Sweden.

    Brian Ferlin had two assists in the four game tournament.

    July 21, 2009

    A Sunshiny Day

    According to Chris Heisenberg, the Big Red has picked up a 2011 commitment from Brian Ferlin (6' 2", 195), a 1992-born forward from Jacksonville, Florida. Brian will be playing with the Indiana Ice (USHL) this fall. Last season, Brian was named the Metropolitan JHL's South Division Player of the Year while playing with the Jacksonville Ice Dogs, where he scored 40 goals and had 37 assists in 38 games for the Junior Bs.

    Brian participated in the Select-17 Festival in Rochester this month where he scored 3 goals and added 3 assists in 5 games. Brian was also named to the camp all-star game.

    Brian will be participating with the USA's Under-18 team in the Ivan Hlinka tournament next month in Slovakia.

    Welcome to Cornell, Brian.

    July 2, 2009

    2009-2010 Roster Update

    Cornell released its list of incoming recruits and it contained one surprise: Armand de Swardt is coming in this fall instead of deferring a year.

    This fall's roster stands at 28 -- 17 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 3 goalies -- assuming there are no early departures. That stands a little heavy at the forward position, which hopefully provides for some spirited competition.

    Here's the breakdown by class and position:

    Seniors: 6 (8 in 2008-2009)
    F - Blake Gallagher (A)
    F - Colin Greening (C)
    F - Joe Scali
    D - Justin Krueger
    D - Brendon Nash
    G - Ben Scrivens

    Juniors: 6 (6 in 2008-2009)
    F - Joe Devin
    F - Patrick Kennedy
    F - Riley Nash (A)
    F - Dan Nicholls
    F - Tyler Roeszler
    D - Mike Devin

    Sophomores: 6 (6 in 2008-2009)
    F - Sean Collins
    F - Locke Jillson
    F - Jordan Kary
    D - Keir Ross
    D - Sean Whitney
    G - Michael Garman

    Freshmen: 10 (6 in 2008-2009)
    F - Erik Axell
    F - Armand de Swardt
    F - John Esposito
    F - Vince Mihalek
    F - Greg Miller
    F - Chris Moulson
    D - Braden Birch
    D - Nick D'Agostino
    D - Jarred Seymour
    G - Omar Kanji

    On the horizon...

    2010-2011:
    Targets (5-6): Fs: 2-3, Ds: 2, Gs: 1
  • F - Kevin Cole
  • F - Rodger Craig
  • F - Brian Ferlin (2011)
  • F - John Knisley (2011)
  • D - Mathieu Brisson
  • D - Kirill Gotovets
  • G - Andy Iles

    For 2010-2011: It looks like there's most likely only 1 forward position open, pending any early departures and possible deferals.
  • June 27, 2009

    A Different Kind Of Bolt

    The Tampa Bay Lightning selected 2010 Big Red recruit Kirill Gotovets in the 7th round. Kirill was the 183rd selection overall.

    Tampa Bay has a brief review of Kirill's selection, as does BoltProspects.

    Congratulations, Kirill.

    June 25, 2009

    NHL Draft Eve

    This year's NHL draft will be held on Friday and Saturday in Montreal. According to NHL Central Scouting the following ECAC recruits are rated as possible selections (projected round):

  • Louis Leblanc (1), Harvard
  • Jerry D'Amigo (3), RPI
  • Alexander Fallstrom (3), Harvard
  • David Valek (3), Harvard
  • Brandon Pirri (3), RPI
  • Thomas Larkin (3), Colgate
  • Brendon Rempel (4), Harvard
  • Jeremy Price (4), Colgate
  • Jeremy Langlois (5), Quinnipiac
  • Gus Young (5), Yale
  • Ben Sexton (5), Clarkson
  • Sean Logue (5), St. Lawrence
  • Dustin Walsh (5), Dartmouth
  • Kirill Gotovets (6), Cornell
  • Marshall Everson (7), Harvard

    Among goalies (goalie rank):

  • Michael Condon (21), Princeton
  • Mathieu Cadieux (26), Quinnipiac

    Per school:

  • Harvard, 5
  • Colgate, Quinnipiac, and RPI, 2
  • Clarkson, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, St. Lawrence, and Yale, 1
  • June 18, 2009

    Ben Bolts

    The Kitchener Rangers have signed Ben Thomson to a contract thus ending his NCAA eligibility. This isn't a huge surprise as it was rumored Thomson was OHL-bound before he committed to Cornell. Last week The Scouting News reported that Thomson was about to jilt the Red...sad, but true.

    Best wishes to Ben.

    June 10, 2009

    Eastern European Red

    Chris Heisenberg has reported that Kirill Gotovets (5'11", 170), a 1991-born blueliner from Minsk, Belarus, has committed to Cornell for 2010. Kirill spent this past year at Shattuck-St. Mary's, where he scored 7 goals and added 25 assists in 54 games.

    Kirill is a 2-time member of Belarus' U18 national team. In this past season's U18 World Champiionship, Kirill picked up 4 assists in 5 games for Belarus.

    Kirill is ranked 179 on the NHL's Central Scouting final 08-09 list. Kirill was also recently selected 18th in the Kontinental Hockey League's draft by Dinamo Moscow.

    Welcome to the Big Red, Kirill.

    Photo: NHL.com

    June 1, 2009

    Last Poll Results

    June dawns with its sweet scent of summer, yet even more powerful is its smell of ice...summer hockey is here

    Our last poll asked "which newcomer has had the greatest impact this year?"

    The results were as follows:

  • 37% -- Keir Ross
  • 25% -- Locke Jillson
  • 13% -- Sean Collins
  • 8% -- Derek Punches
  • 8% -- Sean Whitney
  • 5% -- Jordan Kary
  • 4% -- Michael Garman


    Thank you, once again, for voting & please remember to vote in the current Puckhead Poll.
  • May 13, 2009

    USHL Draft

    Mathieu Brisson has been selected by Omaha with the 8th overall selection in this afternoon's draft.

    May 11, 2009

    Iles To The NTDP

    USHR has reported that Andy Iles will leave Salisbury and spend his senior year in Ann Arbor where he'll join the US National Team Development Program. Andy helped lead Salisbury to the New England Prep championship this past spring.

    This fall the NTDP will join the USHL after having participated in the NAHL.

    May 3, 2009

    Red Adds Firepower

    St. Michael's has announced that Greg Miller (5' 11", 197), a 1989-born center, will be heading to Cornell this fall. Greg was the Buzzers' captain this season and led the team in scoring with 47 goals and 57 assists in 55 games. Greg's regular season totals were good enough to place him in a tie for fourth in the OJHL scoring race. Greg was also a member of Team Canada East in last year's World Junior A Challenge, along with Braden Birch and Nick D'Agostino.

    Greg will join two former teammates from St. Mike's, Erik Axell and Nick D'Agostino, on next season's Big Red.

    Welcome to the Big Red, Greg.

    Photo: OJHL

    Thanks, PF.

    April 19, 2009

    Australia Slides Down Under

    Australia went 0-5 and finished in last place in Group A at the IIHF Division 1 World Championship held this past week in Lithuania. Jarred Seymour was one of the bright spots for Australia, leading the team in scoring with one goal and three assists in the five games, in which Australia was outscored 40-7.

    Australia will be relegated to Division 2 for the next qualifying tournament. Kazakhstan won the group and will be elevated to next year's elite division.

    April 15, 2009

    Vees Wins OJHL

    Kingston defeated Oakville, 5-2, on Tuesday to win the OJHL championship. The Vees scored 4 goals in the opening frame and never looked back. Braden Birch scored a goal for the Blades.

    April 14, 2009

    Oakville Pushes To Six

    Oakville kept alive on Sunday with a 5-2 win over Kingston on Sunday. Braden Birch was scoreless.

    Game six is at Kingston on Tuesday.

    April 11, 2009

    Oakville On The Brink

    Oakville dropped game four to Kingston on Friday, 4-2, and finds itself down 3-1 in the best-of-seven championship series. Braden Birch was scoreless for the Blades.

    Oakville will host game five on Sunday.

    April 10, 2009

    Seymour Meets The World

    Jarred Seymour will be skating with Australia in the IIHF Division 1 World Championship in Vilnius, Lithuania (April 11-17). Australia will participate in Group A with Lithuania, Croatia, Japan, Kazakhstan, and Slovenia. The winner of the group will be elevated to next year's World Championship in Germany. The team which finishes last in the group will be relegated to Division 2.

    It also appears that Jarred will be joining Cornell this fall instead of 2010.

    Good luck in Vilnius, Jarred.

    April 9, 2009

    Iles Honored By USHR

    US Hockey Report named Salisbury's Andy Iles as its Prep Goalie of the Year. USHR cited Andy's strong play during the stretch run of the season and his shutout of Exeter in the prep championship game as factors in its decision. USHR named Phillips Andover's Chris Kreider (Boston College) as its Player of the Year, as well as its Forward of the Year, and Danny Biega (Harvard), also of Salisbury, as its Defenseman of the Year.

    Andy also recently played in the Tier 1 U18 National Championship with Mid-Fairfield. Andy, who split time with Alex Vazzano (Union), gave up 2.00 goals per game and saved 93.33 percent of the shots he faced, which was good for 3rd among goalies who played at least 2 games. Mid-Fairfield finished 2-2 in the tournament. Detroit's Little Caesars won the title, 4-3, over the Dallas Stars (whose alumni include past, current, and future Big Red icers David McKee, Locke Jillson, Keir Ross, and Armand de Swardt).

    Congratulations, Andy.

    Oakville Rebounds

    Oakville cut Kingston's series lead to 2-1 with a 5-4 win in overtime on Wednesday. Braden Birch did not play for the Blades.

    Game four is in Kingston on Friday.

    April 5, 2009

    Oakville's In A Hole

    Oakville dropped a 5-4 decision in overtime to Kingston on Saturday in game one of the OJHL Championship. The Blades outshot the Vees, 52-22. On Sunday, the Vees scored three goals in the first fifteen minutes and held on for a 4-3 win, which put the Blades down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. Braden Birch was scoreless in the two games.

    Game three is Wednesday at Oakville.

    Chicago Finishes With Sweep

    Chicago finished its season with a bang, defeating Green Bay, 4-3, on Friday, then posting a 6-4 win over Indiana on Saturday. The Steel finished its season in fifth place in the East Division, one spot out of the playoffs. Armand deSwardt did not play on Friday and was scoreless on Saturday.

    April 1, 2009

    Big Red Adds 'Tender Depth

    According to Chris Heisenberg, Cornell has added a goalie for 2009 with the commitment of Omar Kanji (5'10", 165), a 1991-born prep player out of Thornhill, Ontario. Omar attends Upper Canada College, where he was the team's MVP last year after posting a 1.65 GAA, with a 93.5 save percentage and 4 shutouts in 20 games. Omar was also an affiliate player with UCC's OJHL team and played four games in the OJ last fall, including a 58-save shutout against Orangeville in his first game in juniors (some highlights below).



    The Toronto Star named Omar its athlete of the week in February.

    Omar will join former UCC players Colin Greening and Erik Axell on this fall's roster. Welcome to the Big Red, Omar.

    Photo: OJHL
    Video: YouTube

    Blades Slide Into Finals

    Oakville surrendered two third period goals in a 5-4 loss on Sunday, which sent its series with Wellington to a seventh game. In game seven, the teams battled to a 0-0 tie after one. In the second period, Oakville got two goals and finally put the finishing touch on a 3-0 win with an empty netter late in the third on Tuesday. Braden Birch was scoreless in the two games.

    Oakville will face Kingston in the OJHL championship.

    Steel Tumble

    Chicago dropped its third straight game when Waterloo scored three unanswered goals in its 5-3 Tuesday tilt. Armand deSwardt was scoreless for the Steel.

    Chicago will travel to Green Bay on Friday.

    Hurley & Schmicker Chill Out

    Two members of the Cornell lacrosse team have decided to turn in their sticks and join the hockey program. Ryan Hurley (left), a 6'3", 185 lb scoring phenom for Jeff Tambroni's laxers was leading the team with 26 goals in 7 games this season. Last season, Ryan was an All-Ivy selection and an honorable mention All-American. Before matriculating at Cornell, Ryan was a co-captain at Academy of Holy Angels and was one of the top scorers in Minnesota. As a junior with the Stars, Ryan was a member of the team that won a state championship.

    Tommy Schmicker (right), a 6'4", 225 lb faceoff specialist has decided he also missed the ice too much. Tommy, who played his prep hockey at Deerfield, was a one-time invitee to the USNTDP summer camp and was also once named to the NHL's Central Scouting watch list.

    After much discussion with Coach Tambroni, the two players cleaned out their lockers and headed for the skating treadmill at the Bloom Hockey Center to get in a little late season conditioning. The two are eager to spend the summer training with some of the returning Icers. Each player will have one season of eligibility remaining.

    March 29, 2009

    Chicago Drops Two

    Chicago was swept this weekend, losing to Des Moines, 2-1, on Friday, and dropping a 5-3 decision to Indiana on Saturday. Armand deSwardt was scoreless in each game for the Steel.

    Chicago will host Waterloo on Tuesday.

    Oakville Takes 3-2 Lead

    Oakville moved within a game of advancing to the OJHL finals with a 4-1 win on Friday. Braden Birch was scoreless for the Blades.

    Game six is at Wellington on Sunday.

    March 27, 2009

    Knisley Makes AGR Team

    John Knisley was selected to the All-Greater Rochester first team for the second straight year.

    Congratulations, John.

    CCL Concludes Season

    Charles-Lemoyne dropped games five and six on Tuesday and Thursday and were bounced from the Quebec AAA playoffs by Trois-Rivieres, 4-2. CCL was unable to hold a 6-4 lead in the third period of game five, losing 8-6. On Thursday, it was all Trois-Rivieres in a 4-1 finale. Mathieu Brisson was unable to play in the final two games.

    Oakville's Tied After Four

    Oakville was unable to hold a 2-0 lead in game three on Tuesday and dropped a 3-2 decision in overtime to Wellington. The Blades drew even in the series with a 4-2 win on Thursday. Braden Birch was scoreless in each game for the Blades.

    Game five is at Oakville on Friday.

    March 25, 2009

    Nearly Red

    USHR reported two commitments today of players who had also considered Cornell.

    Colin Markison (5'9", 174), a 1992-born forward with the New Jersey Hitmen (EJHL) selected Vermont over Cornell and Northeastern. Markison capped off his rookie year in the EJ by being selected the MVP of the league championship series. Markison is reportedly a burner who could make the jump to the USHL next year, where his rights are owned by Omaha -- although, according to the Hitmen's website, he is expected back in New Jersey.

    The other near miss was Alex Gacek (5'8", 175), a 1993-born forward at Governor's Academy, who committed to Miami (OH) over the Big Red and Maine. Gacek has been invited to the NTDP's camp, which is this week in Ann Arbor.

    March 23, 2009

    Steel Drop Saturday's Affair

    Chicago lost a 7-4 decision to Waterloo on Saturday. Armand deSwardt was scoreless for the Steel.

    Chicago host Des Moines on Tuesday.