November 26, 2010

Dias Selected To Prospects Game

Madison Dias has been selected to Team West for the upcoming CJHL Prospects Game to be held December 7-8 in Dauphin, Manitoba. The game features 20 players each from the eastern and western leagues deemed to be NHL draft eligible. The Prospects Game is actually a two-game total goal series.

Congratulations to Madison.

November 15, 2010

Dias And Ryan Compete In Penticton

Madison Dias and Joakim Ryan participated in last week's World Junior A Challenge in Penticton, BC. Madison represented Team Canada West and picked up two assists and six penalty minutes in five games for the fourth place squad. Joakim played for Sweden and was scoreless with four penalty minutes in four games.

The Challenge was won by Team USA for the third year in a row.

US U18s Take Four Nations

The U18 National team defeated Sweden 5-4 in a shootout to win the Four Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden, on Sunday. Team USA had earlier defeated Finland and Switzerland to set up the final against the hosts.

Cole Bardreau had two assists and two penalty minutes for the Nats.

The U18s return to USHL play on Saturday when it will host Omaha.

USA Hockey Features Bardreau

Cole Bardreau was recently featured by USA Hockey as part of its series NTDP Feature of the Week.

October 29, 2010

Ryan Picks Up Honor

Joakim Ryan was named the USHL's defensive Player of the Week for this past week.

Congratulations to Joakim.

October 25, 2010

Dias Selected To Canada West

Madison Dias has been selected to Team Canada West for the second straight season. TCW will compete in the World Junior A Challenge from November 8-14 in Penticton, BC.

Congratulations to Madison.

October 23, 2010

Upgrading BRP

The blog will be undergoing renovations over the few days. Please forgive our sloppiness during the process.

October 20, 2010

An Early Look At The Draft

NHL Central Scouting offered an early look at some of the prospects for the 2011 draft. This list is comprised of U.S. scholastic and Canadian junior provincial league players, so it'll grow by the mid-term release as U.S. junior league and NTDP players are added.

Two future Big Red players were named to the early list: Philippe Hudon and Stephen Miller.

Philippe is a junior at Choate who is attempting to accelerate his graduation to this coming spring, as was reported by USHR when it announced his commitment in November, 2009. Philippe is rated an A-prospect, which means he could in the first two rounds of the draft. If Philippe succeeds in graduating this spring there's a good chance he'll be in Ithaca next fall.

Stephen has transferred to Nobles this year. Central Scouting lists Stephen as a B-rated prospects, meaning he could go in third to fifth rounds.

Congratulations to Philippe and Stephen.

October 17, 2010

BCHL Update

Vernon fell to Trail, 3-2, on Friday. The Vipers, however, earned a split with the Smoke Eaters with a 3-1 win on Saturday. John Knisley was scoreless in the loss and picked up a helper on Saturday.

Vernon will travel to Penticton on Friday.

Victoria began its weekend with a bang when it put down Nanaimo, 5-2 on Friday. The Grizzlies scored three goals in under three minutes in the first period to effectively win the game. Joel Lowry had two assists, while Madison Dias added a helper as well. On Sunday, the Grizz blanked Salmon Arm, 5-0. Joel Lowry was named the game's 2nd-Star for his one goal and four assist performance. Madison Dias was scoreless.

Victoria will host Cowichan Valley on Thursday.

Monarchs Sweeps Weekend

New Hampshire hosted Valley on Friday and blasted the visitors, 14-7. Stephen Miller scored four goals and added a helper for the winners.

The Monarchs edged Bridgewater on Sunday, 5-4. Stephen Miller was scoreless and had two penalty minutes.

New Hampshire will host Green Mountain on Friday for a two game set.

USHL Update

Indiana had a rough weekend getting swept at home. The Ice dropped a 4-2 decision to Green Bay on Friday, then posted a 4-1 follow-up loss to Cedar Rapids on Saturday. Brian Ferlin was scoreless in the two games.

Indiana will visit Muskegon on Friday.

Team USA suffered a Sioux sweep this weekend as it fell to Sioux Falls, 5-3, on Friday and Sioux City, 4-3, on Saturday. Cole Bardreau had an assist and four penalty minutes in the two games. It was the Nats' third game in five days, having also been blanked 3-0 at Michigan during the week.

The U18s will travel to Ithaca for an exhibition against the Big Red on Saturday.

Dubuque scored a 7-4 win over Des Moines on Friday, then finished of its sweep with a 6-4 decision over Waterloo on Saturday. Joakim Ryan scored a goal in Friday's victory and added an assist in Saturday's win.

The Saints will host Omaha on Friday.

Lincoln lost to Waterloo on Friday, 5-3. John McCarron was scoreless.

The Stars will host Tri-City on Friday.

Cornwall Wins 7th Straight

Cornwall's Jacob Laliberte (RPI) answered Dustin Darou's game-tying goal with the winner barely a minute later as the Colts held on for a 4-3 win against Smiths Falls on Friday. Kevin Cole had an assist for the victors.

Cornwall will visit Ottawa on Thursday.

October 13, 2010

Victoria Nips Dogs

Victoria scored two third period goals to defeat Alberni Valley, 3-2, on Tuesday. Joel Lowry scored a goal and Madison Dias chipped in with an assist.

The Grizz will host Nanaimo on Friday.

Colts Beat Stallions

Cornwall defeated Kanata, 4-1, on Tuesday. Kevin Cole picked up an assist for the winners.

Cornwall will host Gloucester on Thursday.

October 11, 2010

New Hampshire Doubles Wildcats

New Hampshire finished off its third game in three days with a 6-3 win over the Jersey Wildcats on Monday. Stephen Miller scored a goal and had a helper to go along with six penalty minutes.

On Saturday, the Monarchs lost to the Jersey Hitmen, 4-3, in a shootout. Stephen Miller was scoreless and scored the Monarchs' only goal during the shootout stage.

New Hampshire picked up a strong 9-1 win over Buffalo on Sunday. Stephen Miller had a hat trick and an assist.

New Hampshire will host Valley on Friday.

Cornwall Clips Hawks

Cornwall defeated Hawkesbury, 4-1, on Friday. Kevin Cole had an assist and two penalty minutes.

The Colts will visit Kanata on Tuesday.

USHL Weekend Overview

Team USA defeated Dubuque, 4-2, on Friday. The Nats' Cole Bardreau had a helper for the victors, while Joakim Ryan was scoreless for the Saints.

On Saturday, the U18s dismantled Muskegon, 10-3. Cole Bardreau scored a goal and added an assist and was named the game's 2nd-Star.

The U18s will visit the University of Michigan for an exhibition on Tuesday.

Dubuque bounced back from its Friday night loss to the U18s with a 4-1 win over the U17s. Joakim Ryan was scoreless.

The Saints will visit Des Moines on Friday.

John McCarron scored a goal and had an assist in Lincoln's 4-3 loss to Youngstown on Friday. John was named the game's 2nd-Star for his effort.

On Saturday, Lincoln dropped a 5-3 decision to Waterloo. John McCarron was scoreless and had four penalty minutes.

The Stars will host Waterloo on Friday.

Indiana began its weekend with a 2-1 defeat to Chicago. Brian Ferlin was scoreless and had four penalty minutes.

The Ice bounced back with a 5-0 win over Sioux Falls on Saturday. Brian Ferlin picked up an assist and had two penalty minutes.

Indiana will host Green Bay on Friday.

BCHL Weekend Update

Victoria kicked off its weekend with a 4-2 win over Alberni Valley on Friday. Joel Lowry scored two goals and picked up the game's 2nd-Star. Madison Dias was scoreless.

On Sunday, the Grizzlies finished off its sweep with a 3-1 victory against Prince George. Joel Lowry scored a goal and had two assists to picked up the games's 1st-Star. Madison Dias also scored a goal and had seven penalty minutes.

Victoria will visit Alberni Valley on Tuesday.

Vernon also swept its two games over the weekend. The Vipers defeated Westside, 4-1, on Friday, then followed up with a 6-4 win over the Warriors on Saturday. John Knisley was scoreless in the series and picked up two penalty minutes.

Vernon is off to Trail on Friday.

October 7, 2010

Cornwall Edges Braves

Kevin Cole scored a goal in Cornwall's 2-1 win over Brockville on Thursday.

The Colts will visit Hawkesbury on Friday.

Vernon Draws Mills

John Knisley scored Vernon's only goal in a 1-1 draw with Quesnel on Wednesday.

Vernon will visit Westside on Friday.

Cornwall Stiffles Raiders

Nepean scored the first and last goals of the game, but Cornwall strung together six markers in between and came away with a 6-2 win on Wednesday. Kevin Cole scored a goal and picked up four penalty minutes.

The Colts will host Brockville on Thursday.

October 4, 2010

Vernon Beats Cents

Vernon defeated Merritt, 4-3, in overtime on Sunday. John Knisley picked up an assist.

The Vipers will host Quesnel on Wednesday.

October 3, 2010

Monarchs Split Again

New Hampshire dropped the opener of its weekend series with South Shore, 1-0, on Saturday. Stephen Miller was scoreless and was assessed 15 penalty minutes, including a game disqualification at 3:01 of the second period.

On Sunday, New Hampshire scrapped out a 6-5 win over the Kings in a game which featured 132 penalty minutes, 6 powerplay goals, one short-handed goal, and five game disqualifications.

New Hampshire will host Jersey on Saturday.

Indiana Ice Opener

Indiana kicked off its season with a 4-1 win over Muskegon on Saturday. Brian Ferlin was scoreless.

The Ice will visit Chicago on Friday.

BCHL Saturday Recap

Vernon dropped a 4-2 decision to Cowichan Valley. John Knisley scored a goal and picked up two penalty minutes.

The Vipers will visit Merritt on Sunday.

Victoria also fell on Saturday, losing 4-1 to Powell River. Madison Dias and Joel Lowry went scoreless and each had two penalty minutes.

Victoria will host Alberni Valley on Friday.

October 2, 2010

Colts Bounce Back

Cornwall defeated Brockville, 2-1, in a shootout. Kevin Cole was scoreless and failed to score on his shootout opportunity.

Cornwall will visit Nepean on Wednesday.

USHL Underway

Dubuque dropped its opener, 3-2, to Omaha of Friday. Joakim Ryan had an assist on the Saints' first goal of the season.

Dubuque will visit Team USA on Friday for a weekend set.

Lincoln got a more favorable result when it defeated Tri-City, 4-3, in a shootout. John McCarron scored the Stars' first goal of the season.

Lincoln will host Youngstown on Friday.

Vipers Fall In OT

John Knisley tied the game at two in the third period, but Trail's Sam Mellor (Alaska-Anchorage) potted the deciding goal in extra time to give the Smoke Eaters a 3-2 win.

Vernon will host Cowichan Valley on Saturday.

October 1, 2010

Carleton Place Cools Cornwall

Cornwall went into Thursday's game on a recent tear but found itself stoned by Carleton Place, 5-0. The Canadians scored four goals in the second period to blow open the game. Kevin Cole was scoreless.

The Colts will visit Brockville on Friday.

September 30, 2010

September Poll Results

Hockey season is nearly upon us. For all but the Ivies, it's actually arrived. Now, just a couple more weeks until the Red/White game opens a new can of Lynah ice pop.

Our September poll asked "which non-conference team are you most excited to see on the schedule? (* pending result of SCSU game)."

The results were as follows:

  • 27% -- Miami (hoping for a Florida treat)
  • 25% -- USA Under-18s (a bit surprising)
  • 21% -- New Hampshire (also a bit surprising)
  • 11% -- St. Cloud State
  • 8% -- RIT
  • 3% -- Maine and Quebec-Trois Rivieres
  • 2% -- Alabama-Huntsville


    Thanks for your participation & please remember to vote in the current Puckhead Poll.
  • Victoria, Victoria

    The Grizzlies erased a two goal lead late in the third period to send its game into overtime, where Wade Murphy rang the bell in a 4-3 win over Nanaimo on Wednesday. Joel Lowry picked up two helpers and Madison Dias chipped in with one.

    Victoria will host Powell River on Saturday.



    The Victoria News has a short article on the Big Red's recent run on Grizzlie recruits. You have to like that headline... oh, and Madison looks great in red.

    September 27, 2010

    BCHL Sunday Wrap

    Victoria fell to Langley, 3-2. Madison Dias scored a goal for the Gizzlies, while Joel Lowry did not play.

    Victoria will visit Nanaimo on Wednesday.

    Vernon blanked Prince George, 6-0. John Knisley chipped in with a helper.

    The Vipers will visit Trail on Friday.

    Cornwall Nips Lumber Kings

    Cornwall surrendered the first two goals before scoring three unanswered to defeat Pembroke on Sunday, 3-2. It was Cornwall's fourth straight win. Kevin Cole was scoreless.

    The Colts will host Carleton Place on Thursday.

    September 26, 2010

    USHL Preseason Concludes

    The USHL wrapped up its Fall Classic this weekend and heads into the regular season beginning on Friday. Here's how Cornell's recruits did this preseason:

    John McCarron, Lincoln, 4-1-1-2, 0, 10 penalty minutes
    Opens against Tri-City, Friday, 10/1

    Joakim Ryan, Dubuque, 4-1-2-3, -4, 2 penalty minutes
    Opens against Omaha, Friday, 10/1

    Brian Ferlin, Indiana, 5-3-2-5, +4, 8 penalty minutes
    Opens against Muskegon, Saturday, 10/2

    Cole Bardreau, USNTDP, 4-2-1-3, +1, 2 penalty minutes
    Opens against Dubuque, Friday, 10/8.

    BCHL Recap

    John Knisley pitched in with two assists to help Vernon defeat Quesnel, 5-2, on Saturday.

    Vernon will visit Prince George on Sunday.

    Madison Dias and Joel Lowry were kept quiet but Victoria beat Westside, 3-1.

    Victoria will host Langley on Sunday.

    Monarchs Split

    New Hampshire bounced back from its shootout loss to New England on Friday with its own shootout win on Saturday. The games were strangely similar in both their 3-2 scores and manner. On Saturday, New England's Tim Wurman (who was the hero with the only score during Friday's shootout) opened the scoring in the first period. Meanwhile, Stephen Miller (who had opened the scoring in the first period on Friday) turned hero when he scored the only goal during the shootout. Stephen had an assist and four penalty minutes during the game.

    New Hampshire will host South Shore on Saturday.

    September 25, 2010

    BCHL Friday Night Update

    Victoria jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first period but was unable to hold on as Cowichan Valley came away with a 5-4 win. Madison Dias and Joel Lowry went scoreless.

    Victoria will host Westside on Saturday.

    Vernon threw a lot of shots on net but couldn't solve Ryan Benitez, as Prince George picked up a 3-1 win despite being outshot 45-13 -- including 36-6 over the last two periods. John Knisley was scoreless and picked up 6 penalty minutes.

    Vernon travels to Quesnel on Saturday.

    Correction

    In BRP's post on Thursday regarding Joel Lowry, Dave Lowry was erroneously identified as Dan.

    BRP aplogizes for this mistake.

    Monarchs Drop Opener

    Stephen Miller scored an unassisted shorty to start the season, but New Hampshire fell to New England, 3-2, in a shootout on Friday. Stephen was one of the Monarchs who participated in the shootout phase, during which New England's Tim Wurman scored the only marker for the win.

    New Hampshire will host the return game on Saturday.

    Note: Stephen will be playing with the Monarchs (Empire JHL) until the prep season begins.

    September 23, 2010

    Cornwall Rolls Hot

    Cornwall pitched its third straight shutout when it blanked Cumberland, 4-0, on Thursday. Kevin Cole opened the scoring for Cornwall in the first period, then added an assist on the third goal.

    The Colts will visit Pembroke on Sunday.

    Another Grizz Joins Cornell

    The BCHL site is listing Joel Lowry as a Cornell commit for 2011. Joel (6' 2", 185) is a 1991-born forward from Calgary, Alberta, who has scored 2 goals and added 4 assists in 3 games with Victoria (BCHL) in the young season. Last year, Joel scored 15 goals and picked up 29 assists in 57 games with the Grizzlies.

    Joel, the son of 20-year NHLer Dave Lowry*, becomes the second member of Victoria to commit to the Big Red this season, joining Madison Dias.

    For some additional information, Dan Sallows has an interesting interview with Joel on his site.

    Welcome to Cornell, Joel.

    Photo: BCHL.


    *Note: Original post had identified Dave as Dan.... with apologies. 9/25

    September 22, 2010

    Dias Invited To Team West Camp

    Madison Dias has been invited to Team Canada West's evaluation camp for the World Junior A Challenge. The camp will run September 27-28 and the competition will be held in Penticton, BC, November 8-14.

    Madison was a member of last year's silver medalist TCW and had one assist in 5 games.

    Vipers Dropped In OT

    Vernon fell to Merritt, 5-4, in overtime on Tuesday. John Knisley picked up an assist and two minutes in penalities.

    The Vipers will visit Prince George on Friday.

    September 21, 2010

    Cornwall Schools Grads

    Cornwall put down its second straight spanking with an 8-0 win over Cumberland on Tuesday. Kevin Cole scored a goal and picked up two assists, to go along with two penalty minutes.

    The two teams will meet again on Thursday in Cornwall.

    September 20, 2010

    Big Red Nabs Big Forward

    John McCarron (6' 3", 215), a 1992-born forward from Macomb, Michigan has reportedly committed to the Big Red for 2011 or 2012. John currently plays for Lincoln (USHL), where he scored 7 goals and added 19 assists in 58 games with the Stars last season. John was tied for 5th on the team in scoring and 4th in penalty minutes (114).

    In 2009, in his final Select Festival performance, John led his team in scoring and finished tied for 6th overall with 2 goals and 6 assists in 5 games.

    Here's a nice profile on John from the USHL's Get to Know series. This article is on John's younger brother, Mike (who committed to Michigan State this week), but it talks a bit about John as well.

    Welcome to Cornell, John.

    Thanks to the Black and Blue Blog for all its help.

    Photo: USHL.

    September 19, 2010

    BCHL Update

    Madison Dias opened the scoring but Victoria fell to Powell River, 4-2, on Saturday.

    The Grizzlies will visit Cowichan Valley on Friday.

    Vernon swept its weekend series with Penticton with a 4-1 win. John Knisley picked up an assist.

    The Vipers will host Merritt on Tuesday.

    September 18, 2010

    BCHL Recap

    John Knisley scored his first goal of the season unassisted to spark Vernon to a 3-2 win over Penticton on Friday. John was named the game's 1st-Star.

    The Vipers will host the Vees in a return match on Saturday.

    In Powell River, Madison Dias scored two goals but Victoria was on the losing end in a 4-3 overtime game.

    The two teams will play its return game on Saturday in Victoria.

    Cornwall Blanks Hawks

    Cornwall breezed to a 7-0 win over Hawkesbury on Thursday. Kevin Cole chipped in with an assist for Cornwall.

    The Colts will visit Cumberland on Tuesday.

    September 13, 2010

    Hart-less

    US Hockey Report announced that Brian Hart (6' 1", 200), a 1993-born forward selected Harvard over Cornell and New Hampshire. Hart put up nearly 2 points per game last year with Brewster Academy. This year, the Cumberland (Maine), product will play for Exeter. Hart should arrive in Cambridge in 2012.

    September 12, 2010

    Saturday Recap

    In British Columbia, Vernon dropped its second straight game to Salmon Arm by an identical 4-1 score. John Knisley was scoreless and had two penalty minutes.

    The Vipers will look for their first win on Friday at Penticton.

    In the Central League, Cornwall dropped its first game of the young season, 4-2, to Nepean. Kevin Cole picked up an assist on the night.

    Cornwall will have its home opener on Thursday against Hawkesbury.

    September 11, 2010

    BCHL Friday Night Update

    Vernon lost to Salmon Arm 4-1, as John Knisley went scoreless and picked up two penalty minutes. While in Victoria, Madison Dias scored a goal and added an assist to help the Grizzlies defeat Coquitlam 6-5 in OT.

    Vernon is back in action at Salmon Arm on Saturday.

    Victoria is off until facing Powell River on Friday.

    September 10, 2010

    Cornwall Bolts From Gate

    Kevin Cole scored a goal and added 3 assists as Cornwall opened its season with a 7-2 win over Ottawa on Friday afternoon. Kevin was named the game's 2nd-Star.

    The Colts play Nepean on Saturday in its final game in the CHL's September Showcase.

    September 7, 2010

    Let's Play Hockey

    The first games of the 2010-2011 junior A regular season get underway on Friday north of the border.

    In the CJHL (which appears to be going by the CHL this year):

  • Cornwall hosts Ottawa

    In the BCHL:

  • Vernon hosts Salmon Arm
  • Victoria hosts Coquitlam (formerly Burnaby)
  • Another Gets Away

    Mark Scheifele didn't take long to bolt to the Barrie Colts of the OHL. Scheifele had an excellent pre-season with Huntsville (OJHL), scoring 3 goals and adding 3 assists in 3 games.

    Good luck to Mark as he embarks on his major junior career.

    August 31, 2010

    Summer Poll Results

    Summer slowly draws to a close in the Finger Lakes. The Junior A exhibition season is underway in Canada and soon the Red/White game will be here.

    Our summer poll asked "which team will show the most improvement in 2010-2011?"

    The results were as follows:

  • 31% -- Cornell
  • 20% -- Clarkson
  • 13% -- RPI
  • 11% -- Brown
  • 8% -- Harvard
  • 4% -- Colgate and Dartmouth
  • 3% -- Quinnipiac
  • 2% -- Princeton, SLU, and Union
  • 1% -- Yale


    Thanks for your participation & please remember to vote in the current Puckhead Poll.
  • August 27, 2010

    A Big Catch From Kitchener

    Mark Scheifele (6' 3", 175), a 1993-born forward has committed to the Big Red for 2012. Mark was the leading scorer for Kitchener (GOJHL) last season when he picked up 18 goals and 37 assists in 51 games. Mark was named the Mid-West Conference Rookie of the Year and was selected to play in the league all-star game.

    Welcome to Cornell, Mark.

    Thanks to Phil Fibiger's excellent investigative work on this one.

    Photo: GOJHL

    2010-2011 Roster

    With classes in session and, as you all know by now, without Riley Nash, Cornell's roster for next season appears set. This fall's roster stands at 26 -- 15 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 3 goalies.

    Here's the breakdown by class and position:

    Seniors: 5 (6 in 2009-2010)
    F - Joe Devin
    F - Patrick Kennedy
    F - Dan Nicholls
    F - Tyler Roeszler
    D - Mike Devin

    Juniors: 6 (6 in 2009-2010)
    F - Sean Collins
    F - Locke Jillson
    F - Jordan Kary
    D - Keir Ross
    D - Sean Whitney
    G - Michael Garman

    Sophomores: 9 (6 in 2009-2010)
    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

    Freshmen: 6 (9 in 2009-2010)
    F - Rodger Craig
    F - Armand de Swardt
    F - Dustin Mowrey
    D - Mathieu Brisson
    D - Kirill Gotovets
    G - Andy Iles

    On the horizon...

    2011-2012:
    Targets (5-7): Fs: 4-5, Ds: 1-2, Gs: 0
  • F - Cole Bardreau
  • F - Kevin Cole
  • F - Madison Dias
  • F - Brian Ferlin
  • F - Philippe Hudon
  • F - John Knisley
  • F - Joel Lowry
  • F - John McCarron
  • F - Stephen Miller
  • D - Joakim Ryan

    *updated 9/23

    2011's class of forwards is full with the addition of Madison Dias, Joel Lowry, and John McCarron. Their arrival will probably allow some of the younger recruits the opportunity to defer. At present, Cole Bardreau, Philippe Hudon, and Stephen Miller look most likely for 2012. Even then there were be 17 forwards on the roster, assuming no one departs early or transfers. Most likely would be for some of the younger 92s or less experienced 92s to also consider deferring a year -- of those Dias, Knisley, and McCarron might consider another year of seasoning. On the blueline, another recruit could be on the staff's radar. For 2012, 2-3 blueliners and a goalie remain as targets. The plethora of forwards might also allow some of the 93s an opportunity to defer and gain additional experience.
  • August 24, 2010

    Dias Joins Red For 2011

    Chris Heisenberg has reported that Madison Dias (6' 1", 175), a 1992-born forward has committed to the Big Red for 2011. Madison scored 15 goals and picked up 28 assists in 54 games with Victoria (BCHL) last season.

    Welcome to Cornell, Madison.

    Photo: BCHL

    May 2, 2010

    Ryan USHL Bound

    Joakim Ryan has signed a tender offer with the Dubuque Saints for this coming season. Dubuque will be one of two expansion teams in the USHL this fall, joining Muskegon.

    April 3, 2010

    April Poll Results

    It's been quiet on the recruiting front, which has allowed some tending to other issues. May has now arrived with summer's breath and it's easy to think of ice.

    Our last poll asked "which freshman had the greatest impact in 09-10?"

    The results were as follows:

  • 63% -- Nick D'Agostino
  • 14% -- John Esposito
  • 6% -- Vince Mihalek
  • 5% -- Braden Birch
  • 4% -- Greg Miller
  • 3% -- Omar Kanji
  • 3% -- Chris Moulson
  • 2% -- Jarred Seymour
  • 0% -- Erik Axell


    Thanks for your participation & please remember to vote in the current Puckhead Poll.
  • March 12, 2010

    Colts Bucks Raiders In Opener

    Cornwall picked up a win in game one of its series against Nepean, 3-2, on Thursday. Kevin Cole scored two goals and was named the game's 1st-Star.

    Game two is at Nepean on Friday.

    Storm Falls In OT

    Grande Prairie trails Fort McMurray 2 games to 1 after dropping a 4-3 decision in double overtime on Thursday. Rodger Craig was scoreless.

    Game four is Friday at Fort McMurray.

    March 11, 2010

    Playoff Updates

    Catching up on some of the playoff action from this past week:

    In the BCHL, Victoria saw its season end when it fell to Nanaimo 4 games to 2 in the opening round.

    In Alberta, Grande Prairie is even at a game a piece in its second round series with Fort McMurray.

    In prep action, Choate defeated Berkshire 8-4 to win the Martin/Earl large school title.

    In EJHL play, Boston advanced to the semifinals as it dispatched Bay State. The Junior Bruins will face New Hampshire on Saturday. Syracuse was knocked out by Jersey.

    de Swardt Picks Up Honor

    Armand de Swardt was named the Sherwood/NAHL West Player of the Week for the week ending March 8. Armand scored two goals and added three assists in Wenatchee's two game split with Wichita Falls.

    Armand has picked up points in six straight games, and in ten of his last eleven, as the Wild has clinched the West Division title.

    Wenatchee concludes its regular season with a six game road trip to Alaska, beginning in Kenai River on Friday, March 19.

    Photo: NAHL

    March 4, 2010

    Choate Advances

    Choate defeated Andover, 4-0, in the Martin/Earl quarterfinals on Wednesday. Philippe Hudon did not play.

    The Wild Boars move on to the semis this Saturday.

    Note: Philippe's season has ended as he has been suspended for a week.

    Iles Picks Up Honor

    Andy Iles was selected as the USHL's Goalie of the Week for this past week.

    Andy stopped 39 of the 41 shots he faced in two wins against Des Moines and Sioux City.

    The U18s next USHL action will come on March 12th and 13th when the Nationals visit Cedar Rapids and Waterloo.

    Grizzlies Evens Up Series

    Victoria tied up its series with Nanaimo at 2 with a 3-2 overtime win on Tuesday. Dustin Mowrey chipped in with a goal and picked up six penalty minutes.

    Game five will be in Victoria on Thursday.

    March 2, 2010

    Victoria Nicks Clippers

    Victoria crept a bit closer in its series with Nanaimo, with a 4-3 win on Monday. Dustin Mowrey picked up an assist for the Grizzlies.

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

    Storm Moves On

    Grande Prairie won its opening round series against Lloydminster 3-1 with a 4-1 win on Monday. Rodger Craig was scoreless for the Storm.

    Grande Prairie begins the next round against Fort McMurray on Monday in a best-of-seven series.

    Sunday USHL Action

    Andy Iles pitched a shutout as the USA U18s knocked off Sioux City, 6-0, on Sunday. Andy stopped 21 shots and picked up the game's 1st-Star for his efforts.

    The U18s will host Sioux City on Friday.

    Also on Sunday, Indiana defeated the U17s, 6-2. Brian Ferlin and Cole Bardreau were scoreless.

    Indiana will visit Cedar Rapids on Friday. The U17s will host Sioux City on Saturday.

    March 1, 2010

    Ryan Also Receives Honor

    Joakim Ryan has been named to the NJ Gordon Conference All-Star team. Joakim's CBA team recently won the Gordon Conference Championship and will begin its quest for a state title against the winner of the DePaul vs Paul VI winner.

    Hudon Gets NEPSIHA Nod

    According to U.S. Hockey Report, Philippe Hudon has been selected by the NEPSIHA coaches to the West All-Star team.

    Additionally, the NE Prep Playoffs begin this week. Choate received the #2 seed in the Martin/Earl Tournament for large schools and will face #7 Andover in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

    Bobcats Battles Back

    Lloydminster kept its series with Grande Prairie alive when it picked up a 4-3 win in overtime on Sunday. Rodger Craig was scoreless for the Storm.

    Game four is Monday in Lloydminster.

    February 28, 2010

    EJHL Recap

    Boston blanked Valley, 4-0, on Friday. Stephen Miller was scoreless.

    The Jr. Bruins concludes its regular season on Sunday against Jersey.

    Also on Friday, Syracuse slipped past the Huskies, 4-3. John Knisley was scoreless.

    On Sunday, Syracuse wrapped up its regular season with a 4-3 overtime loss to New Hampshire. John Knisley did not play.

    USHL Recap

    On Friday, Omaha defeated Lincoln, 4-0. Mathieu Brisson was scoreless and had two penalty minutes.

    Also on Friday, Team USA's U18s beat Des Moines, 6-2. Andy Iles stopped 18 shots in the win.

    Finally on Friday, Indiana got the best of Team USA's U17s, 6-1. Brian Ferlin picked up an assist for the Ice, while Cole Bardreau was scoreless for the Nationals.

    **

    On Saturday, Omaha picked up another win with a 3-2 decision over Sioux City. Mathieu Brisson was scoreless. Omaha will visit Green Bay on Friday.

    Also on Saturday, the U18s picked up its second win of the weekend with a 7-1 win over Lincoln. Jack Campbell was in net for the Yanks. The U18s will host Sioux Falls on Friday.

    **

    On Sunday, Indiana swept its series with the U17s, 6-2. Brian Ferlin and Cole Bardreau went scoreless. Indiana will visit Cedar Rapids on Friday, while the U17s will host Sioux Falls on Saturday.

    Wenatchee Takes Three

    Wenatchee swept its three game series with Kenai River this past weekend. The Wild won by the scores of 10-2 on Thursday, 4-2 on Friday, and 4-3 on Saturday in a shootout. Armand de Swardt scored a goal in each of the three games and picked up four penalty minutes.

    Wenatchee will host Wichita Falls on Saturday.

    Cornwall Splits

    Cornwall picked up a win over Smiths Falls on Thursday, 5-3, then fell to Brockville, 4-1, on Friday. Kevin Cole had a helper for the Colts.

    Cornwall begins its final weekend of regular season play by hosting Gloucester on Thursday.

    Victoria In A Hole

    Victoria opened its first round playoff series by dropping two games to Nanaimo on Friday and Saturday, 3-2 and 4-3. Dustin Mowrey had an assist and four penalty minutes.

    Things get more interesting as the series moves to Nanaimo on Monday.

    Storm Tames 'Cats

    Grande Prairie has jumped out to a 2-0 lead over Lloydminster in its best-of-five opening round series in Alberta JHL playoff action. The Storm won its opening home leg 4-3 and 5-3 on Thursday and Friday. Rodger Craig was scoreless in the two games.

    Game three is Sunday at Lloydminster.

    February 20, 2010

    Rivals Joins The Recruiting Scene

    CollegeHockey247 was recently launched as part of the Rivals network. This should greatly expand the coverage of college hockey recruiting and it's long overdue. As per Rivals' policy the site will be using a star ranking method, with 5 stars being its top mark. CH247 recently put out its list of the top 50 incoming recruits and Cornell and Yale were the only ECAC schools with recruits on the list. Two future members of the Big Red made the list, along with one future Eli.

  • 29 -- Andy Iles (one of only 3 goalies on the list and highest ranked)
  • 47 -- Kenny Agostino (expected in 2011; they must know something)
  • 48 -- Mathieu Brisson (one of 4 Omaha Lancers on the list)

    Each of the above are considered 4-star recruits.
  • February 18, 2010

    Colts' Rough Ride

    Cornwall scored five goals in the first period and ended up escaping with a 6-1 win over Carleton Place on Thursday. What would have appeared to be an easy skate home took an ugly turn early in the third period. Jacob Laliberte (RPI) scored his third goal 16 seconds into the period and a melee broke out which resulted in 8 players receiving misconducts. Kevin Cole added two assists and received one of those misconducts.

    The two teams will tee it up at Carleton Place again on Friday.

    Bruins Outlast Huskies

    Boston managed to survive 2 goals in the last 35 seconds of the game to defeat the Huskies, 7-6, on Thursday. Stephen Miller chipped in with two assists for the winners.

    Boston will host Valley on Friday.

    February 17, 2010

    Choate Pulls It Out

    Philippe Hudon's overtime strike allowed Choate to claim a 2-1 win over Avon Old Farms on Wednesday.

    Choate will visit Taft on Saturday.

    Cornwall Goes 1-1

    Cornwall picked up a weekend split. The Colts lost to Gloucester, 5-3, on Saturday, then defeated Cumberland, 5-2, on Sunday. Kevin Cole scored a goal and had a helper.

    The Colts host Carleton Place on Thursday.

    February 16, 2010

    EJHL Update

    Boston went 3-0 at the weekend South Shore Showcase, while Syracuse went 1-2.

    The Junior Bruins defeated CD Selects, 4-2; Syracuse, 5-2; and the hosts, 6-5, in overtime. Stephen Miller scored a goal and added an assist in the event.

    In addition to the game with the Jr. Bruins, Syracuse picked up a 5-4 win over Jersey in overtime, and dropped a 9-3 game to Springfield. John Knisley had an assist and two penalty minutes.

    Syracuse will be at Green Mountain on Saturday.

    In a game on Wednesday, the Junior Bruins breezed past Bridgewater, 7-1. Stephen Miller was scoreless and picked up a two penalty minutes.

    The Jr. Bs are at Huskies on Thursday.

    Wild Boars Fall

    Choate fell to Westminster, 2-1, on Saturday. Philippe Hudon was scoreless.

    Choate will host Avon Old Farms on Wednesday.

    Devils Ground Flyers

    New Jersey Devils Midget 16s shut down Philadelphia, 4-0, on Sunday. Joakim Ryan was scoreless for the Devils.

    The Devils will host Team Comcast on Sunday.

    CBA defeated St. Peters, 2-1, on Monday. Joakim picked up an assist in the win.

    Griz Rumble On

    Victoria swept its weekend games with an 8-2 whipping of Williams Lake on Friday and a 2-0 blanking of Quesnel on Sunday. Dustin Mowrey scored a goal in each game and was named the game's 1st-Star on Sunday.

    Victoria is at Powell River on Tuesday.

    Storm Hit Rough Patch

    Grande Prairie dropped its pair of weekend games before winning on Monday. The Storm lost to Spruce Grove on Friday, by a score of 5-1, and to St. Albert on Sunday, 4-2. Rodger Craig was scoreless in the two games and picked up five penalty minutes. On Monday, the Storm defeated Sherwood Park, 4-1. Rodger scored a goal and added a helper.

    Grande Prairie will host Drayton Valley on Friday.

    U18s Finish Strong In Minsk

    The US National Under-18 team finished with a 4-1 record at the Six Nations Cup in Belarus, which was good for second place. The Yanks only loss was a 2-1 squeaker against Russia on Saturday. Andy Iles stopped 21 shots and was named Team USA's Player of the Game. On Sunday, the U18s bounced back with a 5-2 win over the Czech Republic. Jack Campbell picked up the win in net.

    Andy Iles led all goalies in the tournament with a 1.01 GAA and a .960 save %.

    The U18s are off until Feb 26 when the team visits Des Moines.

    Americans Roughed Up In Piestany

    The US National Under-17 team finished the Vlad Dzurilla Tournament winless after it dropped a 6-5 decision to Germany in a shootout loss, and a 5-3 finale against the hosts from Slovakia. Cole Bardreau was scoreless against Germany and pitched in with a goal and four penalty minutes against Slovakia. Cole tied for the team lead in goals with two in three games.

    The Nationals will host Cedar Rapids on Friday in USHL play.

    February 11, 2010

    Omaha Cruises

    Omaha rolled over Des Moines, 8-2, on Thursday. Mathieu Brisson picked up two helpers.

    Omaha will host Chicago on Saturday.

    Colts Stumps Bears

    Cornwall picked up a 3-0 win over Smiths Falls on Thursday. Kevin Cole had an assist for Cornwall.

    The Colts will host Gloucester on Saturday.

    U17s Falls To Eisgenossen

    The US National Under-17 team fell to Switzerland, 5-2, in the opener of the Vlad Dzurilla Tournament in Slovakia on Thursday. Cole Bardreau scored a goal and picked up two penalty minutes.

    The U17s will play Germany on Friday.

    U18s Tops Three Crowns

    The US National Under-18 team defeated Sweden, 4-1, to win its third straight game at the Six Nations Cup in Belarus on Thursday. Jack Campbell picked up the win in goal.

    The Nationals will play Russia on Saturday.

    Grande Prairie Tames Bobcats

    Grande Prairie scored four goals in the second period and eased to a 4-1 win over Lloydminster on Wednesday. Rodger Craig was scoreless.

    The Storm will host Spruce Grove on Friday.

    February 10, 2010

    U18s Start Strong

    The US National Under-18 team got off to a strong start in the Six Nations Tournament with two impressive wins on Tuesday and Wednesday. In the opening game, the Yanks defeated Finland, 5-2, as Jack Campbell picked up the win. On Wedneday, Team USA faced off against the hosts from Belarus and came away with an 11-0 win. Andy Iles stopped all 34 shots to pick up his fourth shutout of the season.

    The Nationals will face Sweden on Thursday.

    February 9, 2010

    Ice Over Waterloo

    Indiana skated to a 4-2 victory over Waterloo on Monday. Brian Ferlin scored a goal for Indy and was named the game's 3rd-Star..

    Indiana will host Des Moines on Friday.

    February 8, 2010

    EJHL Recap

    The Junior Bruins picked up a 3-2 win over New Hampshire on Friday. Stephen Miller was scoreless and had two penalty minutes. Boston finished its sweep with a 3-1 win over Valley on Saturday. Stephen Miller was scoreless.

    Boston will face Capital District on Saturday.

    Also on Saturday, Syracuse battled Philadelphia to a 5-5 tie. John Knisley scored a goal and added an assist.

    Syracuse will face Jersey on Saturday.

    Young Devils Torment Chiefs

    New Jersey Devils Midget 16s trumped Mercer, 5-1, on Sunday. Joakim Ryan scored two goals and added three assists.

    The Devils will host Philadelphia Little Flyers on Sunday.

    Cornwall Picks Up Split

    Cornwall kicked off its weekend with a 4-3 loss in a shootout to Brockville on Friday. Kevin Cole was scoreless.

    On Sunday, Cornwall bounced back in a big way with a 9-3 stomping of Hawkesbury. Jacob Laliberte (RPI) scored five goals for the Colts. Kevin Cole was scoreless.

    Cornwall will host Smiths Falls on Thursday.

    USHL Recap

    On Friday, the U18s blanked Lincoln, 3-0. Andy Iles stopped 34 shots and was named the game's 2nd-Star.

    The U18s are off to Belarus to participate in the Six Nations tournament. The Yanks will open on Tuesday against Finland.

    Also on Friday, Omaha dropped a 4-3 decision to Fargo. Mathieu Brisson was scoreless. On Saturday, the Lancers lost to Fargo, 3-1, as the Force swept the series. Mathieu picked up a helper and four penalty minutes.

    Omaha will visit Des Moines on Thursday.

    Grizzlies Roar

    Victoria had an explosive weekend on the road. The Grizzlies ran past Prince George, 8-5, on Saturday. Dustin Mowrey scored two goals and added a helper to pick up the game's 3rd-Star. On Sunday, Victoria did itself one better with a 9-1 win over Williams Lake. Dustin scored a goal and picked another helper.

    Victoria will host Williams Lake on Friday.

    Storm Split With Oil Barons

    Grande Prairie dropped a 4-2 decision to Fort McMurray on Friday, then gained a split with a 3-0 win on Saturday. Rodger Craig picked up a helper in the series.

    The Storm will host Lloydminster on Wednesday.

    January 23, 2010

    USHL Update

    Indiana dropped a 3-1 decision to Tri-City on Friday. Brian Ferlin was scoreless.

    The two teams meet again in Indiana on Saturday.

    Omaha had its way with Lincoln, 7-0. Mathieu Brisson was scoreless.

    Omaha will visit Waterloo on Saturday.

    Also the US U17s lost to Fargo, 4-3, in a shootout. Cole Bardreau scored a goal and added a helper.

    The U17s will host Waterloo on Friday.

    Wenatchee Cruises Over Dogs

    Wenatchee had little trouble with Fairbanks on Friday, dispatching the Ice Dogs 6-2. Armand de Swardt scored a goal and picked up seventeen penalty minutes.

    The two teams play again on Saturday in Wenatchee.

    Colts Breeze Past Bears

    Cornwall blanked Smiths Falls, 5-0, on Friday. Kevin Cole scored a goal and picked up two penalty minutes.

    Cornwall will host Cumberland on Thursday.

    Victoria Smokes Trail

    Victoria cruised to a 4-1 win over Trail on Friday. Dustin Mowrey had an assist for the Grizz.

    Victoria will visit Cowichan Valley on Saturday.

    Storm Can't Catch Saints

    Grande Prairie fell behind by three at the end of two periods but couldn't catch Spruce Grove, despite scoring twice in the opening two minutes of the third, losing 3-2 on Friday. Rodger Craig was scoreless for the Storm.

    Grande Prairie will visit Lloydminster on Saturday.

    January 21, 2010

    Colts Double Up 73s

    Cornwall rolled to a 6-3 win over Kemptville on Thursday. Kevin Cole scored a goal and had a helper to go along with two penalty minutes.

    Cornwall is at Smiths Falls on Friday.

    Jr Bruins Brush Off Bandits

    Boston shut out Bridgewater, 4-0, on Wednesday. Stephen Miller, who's been playing up with the EJHL team, picked up an assist and two penalty minutes.

    Boston will visit the CD Selects on Saturday.

    Young Nats Fall

    Team USA's U17s fell to Sioux Falls, 8-2, on Wednesday. Cole Bardreau scored a goal and picked up a helper for the Yanks.

    The U17s will be off to Fargo on Friday.

    Victoria Blanks Clippers

    Victoria picked up a 2-0 win over Nanaimo on Wednesday. Dustin Mowrey was scoreless and picked up four penalty minutes.

    Victoria will host Trail on Friday.

    Choate Wins

    Choate picked up a 6-3 win over Berkhire on Wednesday. Philippe Hudon scored a goal and had an assist for the Wild Boars.

    Choate will host Deerfield on Saturday.

    January 14, 2010

    Oilers Trade Craig

    In an Alberta JHL trade, Rodger Craig has been moved from Okotoks to Grande Prairie. In his first game with the Storm, Rodger was scoreless in a 4-1 win over Bonnyville.

    Grande Prairie visits St. Albert on Friday.

    January 11, 2010

    NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings

    Two future Cornellians landed on Central Scouting's midterm rankings:

    122 -- Brian Ferlin, Indiana (USHL)
    177 -- Mathieu Brisson, Omaha (USHL)

    This ranking would consider Brian and Mathieu as potential mid to late round selections in this summer's 2010 draft.

    January 10, 2010

    U17 World Challenge Update

    The USA picked up gold at the World U17 Hockey Challenge, which concluded last week in Timmins, Ontario. The Nationals went 6-0 and defeated Team Ontario, 2-1, in the final. Cole Bardreau was scoreless and had six penalty minutes.

    Sweden picked up the bronze with a 5-2 win over Russia. Sweden went 4-2 in the tournament. Joakim Ryan scored a goal and had an assist, plus two penalty minutes.

    Team Quebec finished in sixth, going 2-3. Philippe Hudon was scoreless and had four penalty minutes.

    January 4, 2010

    Okotoks Stopped By Bandits

    Okotoks dropped its first game of 2010, 5-4, in overtime to Brooks on Saturday. Rodger Craig did not play.

    The Oilers will host Camrose on Tuesday.

    Victoria Over Nanaimo

    Victoria began the new year with a 4-2 win over Nanaimo on Saturday. Dustin Mowrey scored a goal and was named the game's 1st-Star.

    The teams will play again on Tuesday at Victoria's Bear Mountain.

    Cornwall Swept

    Cornwall struggled getting back into gear after the holiday break as it dropped both its games. The Colts fell to Kemptville, 2-1, in a game that featured 51 penalties for 263 minutes, and to Cumberland, 5-2. Kevin Cole had an assist.

    Cornwall will host Pembroke on Thursday.

    Wild Take Two

    Wenatchee returned to action over the weekend with full force as it swept Alaska, 6-1 and 5-1. Armand de Swardt scored a goal for the Wild on Saturday and did not play on Sunday.

    The Wild begin a five game swing through Texas when it visits Wichita Falls on Wednesday.

    Stars Sweeps Springfield

    Syracuse got back in action with a weekend sweep over Springfield. The Stars won 2-1 and 4-3. John Knisley scored a goal and added an assist.

    Syracuse will play South Shore on Saturday.

    USHL Update

    The USHL got back in action on New Year's eve with a busy slate of games. Indiana got the best of Chicago, 5-3, as Brian Ferlin picked up two assists for the Ice.

    Team USA scored three goals within four minutes during the first period but fell to Fargo, 4-3. Andy Iles took the loss for the Yanks while stopping 31 shots.

    Omaha also picked up a win with a 5-3 decision over Sioux City. Mathieu Brisson had a helper for the Lancers.

    On Friday, Team USA bounced back with a 4-2 victory over Sioux Falls. Andy Iles came on in relief and picked up the win as he stopped all 19 shots in the third period.

    The U18s will visit Michigan State for an exhibition game on Monday.

    On Saturday, Omaha got out to a 4-1 first period lead but couldn't hold off Fargo, as it fell 6-5. Mathieu Brisson was scoreless.

    Also on Saturday, Indiana skated to a 4-3 overtime win against Waterloo. Brian Ferlin was scoreless.

    The Ice will host Sioux City on Friday.

    On Sunday, Omaha blanked Cedar Rapids, 1-0. Mathieu Brisson was scoreless for the Lancers.

    Omaha will visit Lincoln on Friday.

    January 1, 2010

    December Poll Results

    2009 has wound down and BRP hopes everyone had a safe and happy holiday. 2010 will begin with a month that will go a long way in defining its season.

    Our December poll asked how often one would like "Red Hot Hockey in NYC?"

    The results were as follows:

  • 59% -- Every other year
  • 30% -- Every year
  • 11% -- Every four years


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