February 26, 2009

Riverains Draw Even

Charles-Lemoyne scored the game's first four goals en route to a 6-2 win over Lac St-Louis on Thursday. Mathieu Brisson pitched in with two helpers.

Game three is Friday at Lac St-Louis.

February 25, 2009

Charles-Lemoyne Opens Playoffs

Charles-Lemoyne began its playoff run with a 4-3 loss to Lac St-Louis on Wednesday. Mathieu Brisson scored a goal for the Riverains.

CCL will host game two on Thursday.

Salisbury Jumps Hotchkiss

Salisbury scored four goals in a little over four minutes during a third period outburst to defeat Hotchkiss, 5-1, on Wednesday. Andy Iles stopped 32 shots to pick up the victory.

Salisbury plays Canterbury on Saturday.

Blades Look Sharp

Burlington scored first and then Oakville ripped off the next five goals to cruise to an 8-2 win on Tuesday. Braden Birch had an assist for the Blades.

Oakville leads the series 3-1 with game five on Friday at Oakville.

Pittsford's Eliminated

Pittsford fell to Fairport, 1-0, in its Section V semifinal on Tuesday. John Knisley was scoreless.

February 23, 2009

Oakville Falls 2-1

Braden Birch scored Oakville's lone goal in its 2-1 loss to Burlington on Sunday.

Oakville leads the series 2-1 with game four on Tuesday at Burlington.

February 22, 2009

Oakville Opens 2-0 Lead

Oakville began round two play with 7-2 and 4-3 victories over Burlington. Braden Birch picked up an assist in each win.

Game three is Sunday at Oakville.

St. Mike's Eliminated

After an evenly played first four games of the series, St. Michael's and Toronto parted ways in dramatic fashion as the Jr. Canadiens breezed into the next round with convincing victories in games five and six, winning 7-3 and 12-3. Erik Axell scored a goal and picked up two assists, while Nick D'Agostino added a helper over the two final games.

Stouffville's Season Ends

After three one-goal losses, the Spirit faded in game four as Wellington ran away with a 7-2 win. Jarred Seymour was scoreless for Stouffville.

Chicago Takes Two

Chicago took care of business this weekend with a 5-1 win over Waterloo on Friday and a 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids on Saturday. Armand deSwardt was scoreless on the weekend.

Chicago will host Cedar Rapids on Friday.

BCHL Wraps Regular Season

Alberni Valley concluded its disappointing season on a high note with two wins this weekend. The Bulldogs defeated Cowichan Valley, 5-4, on Friday, and then polished off Nanaimo, 5-2, on Saturday. Chris Moulson picked up an assist in Friday's game and went scoreless in Saturday's event.

Alberni finished in last place in the Coastal Conference's Island Division with a record of 16-36-1-7 (overtime losses).

Westside also swept its final two games of the regular season. The Warriors knocked off Vernon, 4-3, on Friday, then dispatched Salmon Arm, 4-2, on Saturday. Vince Mihalek added a helper on Friday and went scoreless on Saturday.

Westside finished in a third place tie with Penticton in the Interior Conference with a record of 37-18-1-4 (overtime losses).

Salisbury Shuts Down Avon

Andy Iles stopped 33 shots to help Salisbury to a 4-0 win over Avon Old Farms on Saturday. Salisbury begins the final week of its regular season with a game on Wednesday against Hotchkiss.

In a game played on Thursday, which had late results trickling in, Salisbury dropped a 4-3 decision to Gunnery. Andy Iles stopped 30 shots in the loss. Also of note, Ithaca High alumnus, Gabe French scored a goal for Gunnery. French, a former Little Red teammate of Iles, is spending a PG year at Gunnery.

Charles-Lemoyne Sweeps

College Charles-Lemoyne concluded its regular season with a weekend sweep. The Riverains defeated divisional leader Laval-Bourassa, 5-4, in overtime on Friday. Mathieu Brisson scored a goal and added two helpers, including one on the game-winner, and was named the game's 1st-Star. On Saturday, CCL defeated Lac St-Louis, 7-2. Mathieu did not play.

Pittsford Opens Sectional Play

Pittsford advanced to the Section V semifinals with a 4-0 victory over Hilton on Saturday. John Knisley picked up an assist on the game-winning goal and scored the Panthers' second goal.

Pittsford will face Fairport on Tuesday. The winner of the Section V bracket will face Ithaca (Section IV) in the state quarterfinals.

February 19, 2009

OJHL Update

The playoffs are in full bloom up in Ontario. Defending champion, Oakville, swept through its opening round against Brampton and begins its best-of-seven round versus Burlington on Thursday. In other best-of-seven sets, St. Mike's and Toronto are tied up at two games each, with game five at St. Mike's on Friday; and Stouffville is deep in a hole, trailing Wellington 3 games to zero, with game four on Thursday at Stouffville.

Warriors Win

Vince Mihalek scored a goal and added an assist to help Westside to a 4-1 victory over Trail on Tuesday.

Westside will entertain Vernon on Friday.

Hounds' Season Is Over

Notre Dame wrapped up its regular season by splitting its final two games with Kindersley on Monday and Tuesday. The Klippers won the first game, 6-4, and the Hounds took the finale, 3-2, in overtime. John Esposito picked up an assist in the Hounds' win.

Notre Dame finished last in the Sherwood Conference with a 23-33 record and missed the playoffs.

John finished the season with 15 goals and 22 assists in 51 games, which was good for sixth among all rookie scorers in the SJHL.

Salisbury Rolls

Salisbury had no trouble with a struggling Albany Academy in its 8-0 win on Wednesday. Andy Iles stopped 5 shots in one period of play; Evan Casamento stopped the 9 shots he faced in finishing off the shutout.

Salisbury faces Gunnery on Thursday.

Chicago Ices Indy

The Steel used its special teams to lock down Indiana, 2-1, on Wednesday. Chicago got goals in both the man-up and man-down situation to pull out the win. Armand de Swardt was scoreless for the Steel.

Chicago will host Waterloo on Friday.

February 18, 2009

POTW For Brisson

Mathieu Brisson has been named the Defensive Player of the Week in the Quebec Midget AAA League. During this past week, Mathieu helped College Charles-Lemoyne to two wins by scoring three goals and helping out with four assists.

The Riverains head into the final weekend of the season in second place in the CCM Division behind Laval-Bourassa.

Congratulations, Mathieu.

February 12, 2009

Salisbury Bounces Back

Salisbury rode a solid defensive effort to defeat Taft, 5-1, on Wednesday. Andy Iles stopped 14 shots for the win.

Salisbury faces Loomis-Chaffee on Saturday.

Oakville Kicks Off Playoffs

Oakville began its best-of-five series against Brampton with a 5-1 victory on Wednesday. Braden Birch was scoreless.

Game two is Thursday at Brampton.

Yorkies Terrorize Hounds

Yorkton ripped off five unanswered goals in the second period to run away from Notre Dame on Wednesday, 11-4. John Esposito was scoreless.

Notre Dame is back in action on Thursday against Kindersley.

Westside Falls

Conor Morrison scored at 17:36 of the third period to give Salmon Arm a 4-3 win over Westside on Wednesday. Vince Mihalek was scoreless.

The Warriors will host Prince George on Friday.

February 11, 2009

St. Mike's Drops One

St. Michael's began the final week of its season with a 7-4 loss to Hamilton. Erik Axell scored a goal and picked up an assist; Nick D'Agostino was scoreless.

The Buzzers host Wellington on Friday in its regular season finale.

February 9, 2009

Steel Sweep Weekend

Chicago squeaked out a 4-3 shootout victory over Omaha on Friday. Armand de Swardt was scoreless.

On Saturday, the Steel blanked Sioux City, 3-0. Armand picked up an assist in the win.

Chicago will visit Tri-City on Friday.

Panthers Climb Into First

Pittsford pulled out a 2-1 win over Gates-Chili on Saturday. John Knisley picked up a helper for Pittsford.

Pittsford moved one point ahead of Fairport as the season heads into its final week.

The Panthers finish up its regular season on Saturday against Canandaigua.

Stouffville Wins

Stouffville defeated Newmarket, 4-1, on Saturday. Jarred Seymour was scoreless.

The Spirit visit Newmarket on Thursday.

Oakville Finshes Strong

Oakville won its eighth in a row when it blasted Milton, 15-2, on Saturday. Braden Birch scored a goal and added three assists.

Oakville finished the regular season in second place in the Mackinnon Division. The Blades will begin the playoffs against Brampton on Wednesday.

Dogs Drop Two

Alberni Valley fell to Nanaimo, 7-2 on Friday. The Bulldogs finished off its rough weekend with a 6-1 loss to Cowichan Valley. Chris Moulson was scoreless on the weekend.

Alberni is at Victoria on Friday.

Westside Wins 6th Straight

Westside defeated Vernon, 4-1, on Saturday. Vince Mihalek was scoreless.

The Warriors will visit Salmon Arm on Wednesday.

February 5, 2009

Two For The Spirit

Stouffville defeated Markham, 3-2 in overtime on Monday. Jarred Seymour had an assist.

Stouffville picked up a 4-3 win over Wellington on Thursday. Jarred scored a goal for the Spirit.

Stouffville hosts Newmarket on Saturday.

Buzzers Struggle

St. Michael's fell to Markham, 4-3, on Friday. Erik Axell scored a goal and added a helper; Nick D'Agostino was scoreless.

On Sunday, St. Mike's dropped a 6-1 decision to Wellington. Erik chipped in with an assist; Nick was scoreless.

On Tuesday, the Buzzers bounced back with an 8-6 win over Cobourg. Erik and Nick each picked up two assists.

St. Mike's will host Toronto on Friday.

Oakville Glides

Oakville defeated Georgetown, 5-2, on Friday. Braden Birch was scoreless.

On Saturday, the Blades picked up a 7-3 win over Mississauga. Braden was scoreless.

Oakville won its sixth straight with a 4-3 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday. Braden scored a goal for the Blades.

Oakville will host Mississauga on Friday.

Northwood Rolls

Northwood picked up a 5-2 win over South Kent School on Sunday. Kevin Cole was scoreless. On Wednesday, Northwood defeated Green Mountain (EJHL), 7-2. Kevin scored a goal and added four helpers against the Glades.

Northwood will host the Nichols School on Sunday.

Charles-Lemoyne Wins Two

Charles-Lemoyne squeaked out a 3-2 win over Saint Eustache on Sunday. Mathieu Brisson scored a goal for CCL.

On Wednesday, Mathieu scored two goals and added a helper in CCL's 4-3 win over Laval-Bourassa. Mathieu was named the game's 1st-Star for his 3-point night.

The Riverains will host Gatineau a next Friday.

Salisbury Slips

On Saturday, Salisbury tied Berkshire, 2-2. Andy Iles stopped 23 shots for the Crimson Knights. A shocker, however, came on Wednesday when Trinity-Pawling pulled out a 3-2 win in overtime. Andy had 24 saves in the loss.

Salisbury is off until Wednesday when it hosts Taft.

Panthers Best Schroeder

Pittsford defeated Webster Schroeder, 4-3, in overtime on Tuesday. John Knisley scored a hat trick to help the Panthers extend the game into overtime, where it grabbed the win on Alex Garfield's goal.

Pittsford will face Webster Thomas on Thursday.

de Swardt to Chicago

Armand de Swardt has joined the Chicago Steel (USHL). Armand had spent 11 games with the Dallas Stars AAA team before the holiday break, where he had scored a goal and picked up two assists in 11 games. In 11 games with the Steel, Armand has scored two goals.

Heading into the second half of its season, Chicago is currently in 5th place in the East Division with a record of 18-19-2 (overtime losses).

The Steel visits Omaha on Friday.

Photo: Chicago Steel

Thanks, A.J.