February 27, 2006

Scrivens Stays Busy

Spruce Grove fell further behind Fort McMurray by splitting their two games this weekend. The Saints opened the weekend losing to Fort Saskatchewan 4-2 on Friday, before bouncing back on Saturday to beat Drayton Valley 3-1. On Friday, Ben Scrivens was awarded a 2nd-Star in the losing effort after stopping 36 of the 39 shots taken by the Traders. Ben then followed up that performance with 25 saves on Saturday helping the Saints to the split.

Welcome Back, Troy

The USHL and the Des Moines Buccaneers report today that Troy Davenport has, indeed, committed to the Big Red for the fall semester. The story, first reported on Chris Heisenberg's site, has been the subject of spirited discussion on elynah and was mentioned in today's edition of Paul Sheehan's Research on Ice. Troy becomes the second goalie to join Cornell's incoming class of 2006.

Photo: United States Hockey League

Notre Dame Waits for the Semis

Notre Dame won the right to select their semifinal opponent after wrapping up the Sherwood Conference's Selection Series. The Hounds clinched the series with a 4-2 win over Melville on Saturday, before losing to Yorkton on Sunday 6-5. After scoring a goal and picking up 15 minutes in penalties, including a game misconduct, Blake Gallagher came back on Sunday and picked up another goal and an assist in the defeat.

BCHL Weekend Roundup

One couldn't ask for a more exciting weekend than what went on in British Columbia. Penticton and Salmon Arm played a home-and-home series, with Penticton winning both games and taking a two point lead in the Interior Divison. Meanwhile in the Island Division, Alberni Valley and Nanaimo also played a home-and-home series with each team winning on the road, allowing Alberni Valley to maintain their two point lead over the Clippers heading into the final week of play.

For the incoming Cornell BCHLers, however, it was a relatively quiet weekend. Brendon Nash went scoreless in the two games against Penticton. Colin Greening was named the game's 2nd-Star in Saturday's effort, though going scoreless in the two games. Joe Scali picked up an assist for his weekend's work. As I said, it was a quiet weekend.

February 26, 2006

Have You Heard the One About...

Ok, this isn't a joke (well, at least it doesn't appear to be one). According to Chris Heisenberg's site, Troy Davenport has committed to Cornell...again. Troy, who was a freshman on last year's team before returning to the USHL in mid-season, ostensibly unhappy over playing time, would likely be either a sophmore or a junior academically upon his return this coming fall. One has to wonder if this decision confirms that David McKee will be leaving after his junior year is completed. It's difficult to imagine Troy would want to spend a year on the bench watching David play when that was the reason he left last year. Of course, spending a year away might also have confirmed to Troy that a Cornell education is as important to him as anything else at this stage of his life. Regardless, Troy is a solid goalie and, although his previous departure was a bit stunning, it appears he didn't burn any of the bridges over Cascadilla or Fall Creek Gorges on his way out of town.

Troy (6' 1", 175), is originally from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and has been playing for the Des Moines Buccaneers in the United States Hockey League. The Bucs are currently in first place in the USHL's Eastern Division. Troy is currently allowing 2.63 goals per game, while stopping 92% of the shots he's faced. Troy was a member of Eastern Conference All-Stars (where he had 16 saves on 18 shots faced in that game) and is the second Des Moines goalie to commit, joining Brian Foster who will be attending the University of New Hampshire next fall.

Hopefully, some additional news will be forthcoming in the next day or two.

Note: There's a couple of threads discussing Troy Davenport over at elynah. Check 'em out.

Photo: Des Moines Buccaneers

Lincoln Splits

The Lincoln Stars failed to make a move this week in their race to secure second place in the United States Hockey League's West Division. After defeating Waterloo 5-0 on Tuesday, the Stars fell to Green Bay 3-1 on Saturday. Justin Milo continued his steady play picking up an assist against Waterloo and a goal in the loss to the Gamblers.

February 23, 2006

Hat Trick Tony

The New York Bobcats picked up an easy win last night against Hartford, beating the Junior Wolfpack 6-1. Tony Romano scored three times in the rare midweek game.

Notre Dame Off to the Races

Blake Gallagher led the way with two goals and an assist as Notre Dame defeated visiting Yorkton 6-4 last night in the SJHL's Sherwood Conference Selection Series.

Next up for the Hounds is a Saturday visit to Melville.

February 22, 2006

Gallagher Makes All-Rookie Team

Blake Gallagher has been named to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's All-Rookie Team. Blake's Notre Dame mate, Wahsontio Stacey, was named Rookie of the Year. Each team was only allowed to nominate one player for the Rookie of the Year award and Stacey, who will be attending the University of Minnesota, Duluth, was the Hounds' nominee. Both players scoring lines were fairly similiar over the course of the season, though Stacey got hot over the last 6 weeks of the regular season. Congratulations to Blake.

For the season (SJHL games-goals-assists-points):
Blake, 44- 25 - 19 - 44
Stacey, 49- 20 - 26 - 46

Saints Surrender to Oil Barons

Monday night saw the Fort McMurray Oil Barons travel to Spruce Grove to face the surging Saints in a showdown for the right to a first round bye in the upcoming Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs. For fans of Spruce Grove the game might better be forgotten as the Oil Barons skated to a 5-1 victory. Fort McMurray came into the game ranked #8 in the Canadian Junior A Hockey Leagues' national rankings and are the only team in the Alberta JHL to be ranked in the top-15.

Ben Scrivens continued his recent struggles while giving up 3 goals on 12 shots. Ben played 15:48 in the game. Spruce Grove next travels to Fort Saskatchewan on Friday.

As the season winds down BRP's best wishes go out to Ben and his teammates for the upcoming playoffs.

February 20, 2006

Cody Goloubef Update

CHris Heisenberg is reporting the Cody Goloubef is rumored to be deciding this week between Boston University and the University of Wisconsin. Although Wisconsin was not on Cody's original list of schools he took an unofficial visit to Madison, as updated here on Feburary 1st, and must have liked what he saw. If Cody joins the Badgers he will be joining an impressive group of players already committed for 2007.

Cody (6', 175), Oakville, ON, is a member of the Milton Icehawks, who are currently ranked #1 in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League's National Rankings. The 16-year old defensiveman was a member of the U17 Ontario team that participated in the Under 17 World Challenge. He's currently ranked the #2 prospect in Ontario for 2007, behind Brendan Smith (already committed to Wisconsin and a former junior mate of Goloubef in Toronto). Cody reportedly also looked at Cornell, Maine, New Hampshire, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Miami (OH). It should also be noted that Cody's Ontario Hockey League's rights are held by the Sarnia Sting, so that remains an option for him in the upcoming year.

Photo: Milton Icehawks

'Cats Sweep Little Flyers

The New York Bobcats took both games from Philadelphia this weekend, beating the 4th-place Little Flyers by the scores of 5-2 (Saturday) and 4-3 (Sunday). Tony Romano continued his incredible season, picking up 2 goals and 3 assists in the 2 games.

On the Season, Tony now has 61 goals and 69 assists in 53 games (including tournaments).

Somewhat Quiet on the Western Ice

Ok, how quiet can it really be when at the end of the weekend Salmon Arm leads Penticton by two points in the Interior Division and Alberni Valley leads Nanaimo by two in the Island Division with 4 games to play? The weekend began with Nanaimo picking up two points on Alberni Valley when the Clippers defeated Trail 3-2, while the Bulldogs fell to Victoria 3-2. Also on Friday, Salmon Arm lost to Vernon 5-4. Colin Greening, Joe Scali, and Brendon Nash each went pointless in their respective games on the weekend's opening night.

On Saturday, things began to heat up as Nanaimo beat Penticton 4-2, with Colin picking up the game's 1st-Star for his one goal and two assist night. Alberni Valley meanwhile kept their lead over the Clippers as the Bulldogs beat Cowichan Valley 7-5, with Joe picking up the game's 2nd-Star for his one goal and three assist game.

The weekend concluded with Nanaimo falling to Vernon 5-2 and Salmon Arm beating up on Prince George 10-1. Colin and Brendon each picked up an assist in their game.

This weekend is a schedule-maker's dream as Alberni Valley and Nanaimo face each other in a home-and-home series, and Salmon Arm and Penticton gets to do the same.

For the season the scoring lines for our BCHLers look like this:
Colin: 52 games - 26 goals - 35 assists - 61 points
Joe: 39 - 21 - 22 - 43
Brendon 48 - 8 - 33 - 41

Hounds Open Playoffs

Notre Dame played host to Melville on Sunday as they opened the selection round of the SJHL playoffs. Blake Gallagher scored a goal and added an assist in helping the Hounds to a 2-2 tie with the Millionaires. Next up is a Wednesday matchup against visting Yorkton.

Note on the selection round: While the 4th and 5th place teams play a best-of-seven series in each conference, the top three teams play a home-and-away round robin sequence with the winners getting the right to select their opponents in the conference semifinals.

February 19, 2006

Spruce Grove Hit and Miss in Alberta

Spruce Grove has been one of the Alberta Junior Hockey League's stingiest teams this year. With the regular season winding down, however, the Saints found themselves nearly defenseless on the road this weekend. On Friday, the Okotoks Oilers treated the Saints ratherly crudely beating them 8-4, and chased Ben Scrivens from the game after scoring 7 goals on 21 shots. Both Ben and his mates bounced back on Saturday beating the Olds Grizzlys 5-3, though the Saints gave up 37 shots to the Grizzlys. Ben played the entire 60 minutes to pick up the win, which also helped the Saints move within 4 points of first-place Fort McMurray.

Monday finds Spruce Grove hosting Fort McMurray as they try to draw within 2 points of the Oil Barons. Spruce Grove has three games remaining in the regular season, while Fort McMurray has two.

Milo and Lincoln Shine

The Lincoln Stars swept through two games in Chicago this weekend beating the Steel 6-2 on Friday and 9-5 and Saturday. In the process the Stars picked up two points on second-place Omaha in the USHL's Western Division. Justin Milo continued his resurgence with a goal on Friday and two more on Saturday. Since being traded from Indiana to Lincoln, Justin has as many goals with the Stars as he had with the Ice while playing half as many games. Additionally, Justin is a +4 in 14 games with his new team while he was -18 in 28 games with Indiana. Justin is also finding the back of the net with a much greater rate of efficiency since the trade, scoring on 22% of his shots compared to only 6% while in Indiana.

February 18, 2006

Alex Biega

Alex Biega, reportedly a Harvard lean, is still considering Cornell, according to a recent interview with McKeen's Hockey.com. Biega (5'11", 191) is an intriguing prospect from Montreal. Considered a quick blueliner with offensive flair, Biega was a member of Quebec's Under-17 team in 2004 and currently attends Salisbury Prep. At Salisbury, he's the leading scorer among defensivemen and recently had a hat trick against Loomis Chaffee (how many d-men put up hat tricks?). Biega is the 2nd-ranked player in Massachusetts/New England on Chris Heisnberg's list and is listed as a B-rated player on NHL's Central Scouting board. In addition to Cornell and Harvard, Biega is also considering Boston College, Boston University, University of New Hampshire, University of Maine, and the University of Vermont. As a sidenote, whomever ultimately gets Biega may be getting a two-for-one deal as his younger brother Michael is considering joining his brother in 2007. Michael is currently the 3rd-ranked prospect in Massachusetts/New England on Heisenberg's list.

From the Things-that-probably-have-nothing-to-do-with-anything Department, here's some fun things to consider: Salisbury is coached by Dan Donato, brother of Harvard coach Ted Donato. However, Dan Donato attended Boston University and is a graduate of Catholic Memorial (school of recently committed twins, Joe and Mike Devin). Of course, Biega's Salisbury mate Nick Jaskowiak has already committed to Harvard for 2007. Oh, and one last thing: Salisbury's the Crimson Knights. Isn't Crimson just an ugly shade of Red?

Photo: Salisbury School

February 17, 2006

Greening Returns

Colin Greening was back in action on Thursday as the Nanaimo Clippers faced off against the Merrritt Centennials. The Centennials continued their late season push with a 6-2 win on home ice. Colin got the Clippers on the board in the first period, cutting Merritt's early lead to 2-1, and, beating Cornell-recruiting target Brad Thiessen in the process. In the end, however, the night belonged to Thiessen, who stopped 47 of the Clippers' 49 shots.

February 16, 2006

SJHL Regular Season Ends

The regular season concluded last night with the Notre Dame Hounds falling to Yorkton 4-2. Blake Gallagher sat out the game, playing instead with the AAA Hounds, who defeated the Beardy's Blackhawks 7-3, behind Blake's hat trick.

As post-season honors begin to roll in, Blake should garner serious consideration for Rookie of the Year and for the All-Rookie team, despite having played fewer games than most Rookies. For the year, Blake led all Rookies in goals scored (24), power play goals (14), and was tied for the league-lead in game-winning goals (5). Additionally, Blake was tied for second in points scored -- while having played fewer games than any other Rookie in the top-10 -- and finished tied for sixth in assists (18). Among all players, Blake was tied for second in power play goals (14), and tied for third in game-winning goals (5).

Of course, before all of that there is more hockey to be played. The Hounds begin playoff play on Sunday when they host the Melville Millionaires.

Photo: Athol Murray College of Notre Dame

February 15, 2006

Bobcats Split with Northern Mass

In a showdown between the two teams atop the Atlantic Junior Hockey League standings, not much was settled other than there's a lot of offense in the AJHL. On Saturday, New York beat Northern Mass, 8-3, with Tony Romano picking up three goals and three assists in the win. The Cyclones won the rubber match, 8-7, on Sunday, with Tony adding a goal and two more assists in his Bobcats' effort.

The Bobcats continue to lead the AJHL by two points over Northern Mass, though they've played three fewer games than the Cyclones.

For the season, Tony has 59 goals and 66 assists in 50 games (including tournament play).

February 13, 2006

Silverbacks and Bulldogs Wrap Up Week with Wins

Salmon Arm beat Victoria, 3-2, on Saturday keeping two points ahead of Penticton in the BCHL's Interior Division race. Brendon Nash went pointless in the game, though picking up his 68th and 69th penalty minutes on the season.

Sunday's big game saw Alberni Valley beat Merritt, 3-2, in overtime, to push their Island Division lead to 4 points over second place Nanaimo. Joe Scali was kept off the scoreboard by Brad Thiessen, who was named the game's 2nd-Star for his 45-save performance. Thiessen also helped keep the Bulldogs' power play in check limiting the unit to one goal in 11 sets.

Gallagher Quiet Though Winning

Blake Gallagher remained quiet through the end of the week, going scoreless in 2 games played with the big dogs, though managing to pick up an assist in a game with the little dogs. The big Hounds won both games, beating Estevan, 4-1, on Thursday and Yorkton, 3-1, on Sunday. On Friday, the AAA Hounds beat Saskatoon, 5-3.

Up and Down in Alberta

Saturday saw Spruce Grove shut down the high-octane Bonnyville Pontiacs, 2-1, in a surprisingly low-scoring game. Bonnyville came into the game with 3 of the top-4 scorers in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and ran into a Big Red-hot goalie, Ben Scrivens. Ben was named the game's 1st-Star as he turned away 32 of the 33 shots he faced in the overtime win. On Sunday, however, it was Ben's turn to cool down, as he left the game early in the third period after giving up 4 goals on 29 shots. The Saints managed to hold on for a 5-4 win against the Olds Grizzlys.

February 12, 2006

Lincoln Splits Weekend

In USHL action this weekend, the LIncoln Stars defeated Sioux City, 5-2, on Friday night, then fell to league-leading Sioux Falls, 4-2, on Saturday. Justin Milo has an assist on the Stars first goal on Friday, while going pointless on Saturday.

With 16 games to go, Lincoln is 8 points behind second-place Omaha in the West Division race.

For the season, Justin has 21 goals and 20 assists in 49 game (including Buc Bowl and Viking Cup action).

February 11, 2006

Friday Night in BC

Nanaimo defeated Cowichan Valley, 5-3, to inch closer to first-place Alberni Valley, who lost in OT to Powell River, 4-3. Clipper Colin Greening did not play as he nurses an undisclosed injoury. For the Bulldogs, Joe Scali picked up an assist in their loss to the Kings. Nanaimo now trails Alberni Valley by 4 points in the Island Division with three weeks remaining.

Visiting Salmon Arm defeated Williams Lake, 5-3. Brendon Nash was held scoreless in the win. Also, Brendon's younger brother, Riley, made his Silverback debut last night. Riley (6' 1", 175) is 16 and currently ranked the 4th-best player in the BCHL's class of 2007 recruits, according to Chris Heisenberg. Wouldn't it be nice to have the Nash brothers in Red?

February 9, 2006

Scrivens Solid Again

While helping Spruce Grove to a 3-2 win over Sherwood Park, Ben Scrivens resumed playing solid hockey for the surging Saints. The Saints are now just 3 points out of second place in the powerful North Division, where 6 of the 8 teams have point totals that would put them in at least a tie with first-place Olds and Camrose in the Southern set of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

For the evening, Ben played all 60 minutes and stopped 30 shots.

Scali Returns

Joe Scali returned to the ice for Alberni Valley last night and helped the Bulldogs to a 4-4 tie with Penticton. Joe scored his 20th goal of the season, and added 2 assists, while being awarded the game's 3rd-Star.

Welcome back, Joe.

February 8, 2006

Quiet Night for the Gmen

In Saskatchewan, Blake Gallagher had a scoreless effort as the Notre Dame Hounds played to a 3-3 draw with Humboldt.

Further west, Nanaimo lost to Cowichan Valley, 3-2, in BCHL play. It isn't entirely fair, however, to say Colin Greening had a quiet night as he did not play for the Clippers. Come to think of it, it doesn't get much quieter than that. No word on why Colin didn't play. Hopefully he was given the night off to contemplate the mysterious allure of the aurora borealis (which is something we should each do now and again), and it's nothing more serious than that.

Cats and Dogs

The New York Bobcats swept the Boston Bulldogs this past weekend in Hauppauge, NY, by the scores of 7-6 and 7-3. Our favorite 'Cat was in a helping mood as Tony Romano had 6 assists in the 2 games, going along with a goal on Friday night.

For the season, Tony now has 55 goals and 61 assists in 48 games.

February 7, 2006

CJAHL Top 15 Teams

For the week ending February 5th, the following teams continue to be ranked in the Canadian Junior "A" Hockey Leagues' top-15 (previous ranking):

#3) Nanaimo Clippers (4)
#4) Alberni Valley Bulldogs (2)
#7) Salmon Arm Silverbacks (8)

The Milton IceHawks continue to be ranked #1. Cody Goloubef, a defensiveman with Milton, is considering Cornell as a future destination. Cody is ranked #2 in the list of Ontario's 2007 prospects, according to Chris Heisenberg.

February 5, 2006

British Columbia Round Up

In the match-up of the week, Nanaimo faced off with Alberni Valley on Friday, dealing the division-leading Bulldogs a 4-2 defeat. Colin Greening was held scoreless in the Clippers' win, while Joe Scali did not play for the 'Dogs. Also on Friday, Salmon Arm beat Williams Lake, 4-2, with Brendon Nash also being held scoreless.

On Saturday, Brendon picked up an assist in the Silverbacks 5-0 win over Quesnel. Nanaimo defeated Powell River 6-1 on Saturday, though Colin did not play.

Gallagher Plays With The Pups

Blake Gallagher fulfilled one of his game requirements with Notre Dame's Midget AAA Hounds this weekend, helping the team to a 6-4 win over Tisdale. Blake picked up a short-handed goal and 2 assists in the game.

As an out-of-Province player who's under 18, Blake is required to play 22 games with the AAA Hounds. The game against Tisdale marked the 17th game Blake has played with the Midget squad.

Milo Helps Stars Sweep

Justin Milo helped Lincoln to a 7-2 win over Cedar Rapids on Friday, picking up an assist. The next night saw Justin score the game-winning goal in Lincoln's 3-1 victory over Des Moines.

For the season, Justin now has 21 goals and 19 assists in the 47 games he's played (including the Buc Bowl and the Viking Cup).

Photo: Lincoln Stars

Scrivens Struggles Some

Cooling off after his recent string of strong performances, Ben Scrivens would probably rather forget about this weekend's two games in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Friday night saw Ben give up 4 goals in a little more than 2 periods before getting the rest of the night off in a 6-2 loss to the Fort Saskatchewan Traders. Ben bounced back and played much better on Saturday, though it wasn't enough as his Saints went down, 2-1, to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.

For the weekend, Ben stopped 44 of the 50 shots he faced, while playing 99 minutes and 15 seconds.

February 4, 2006

Thiessen Update

Research on Ice has a story on Brad Thiessen in today's newsletter. Brad sounds like a great kid who's worked very hard, both on the ice and in the classroom. According to the article Brad has eliminated the Big Red from consideration. Although he seemed to enjoy his visit, he says in the article that he just didn't feel it was the "right place" for him. Brad seems set on North Dakota if an opening for next year is there. Other schools cited as still being in the hunt are Bowling Green, Clarkson, and Quinnipiac (which has a committment from Merritt mate Brandon Wong).

The news that Brad has apparently said no to Cornell wasn't the most surprsing aspect of the article. This quote from Brad is what killed any lingering Colgate buzz I had from Friday night's win: "[Cornell's] losing both of their goalies at the end of the season...They pretty much told me McKee wouldn't be coming back after this season..." Of course, until this becomes official David McKee still wears the Cornell sweater...repeat: David McKee still wears the Cornell sweater.

So, where would such a development leave the program? Assuming Dan DiLeo returns, Cornell would have two goalies who have yet to play a minute in the collegiate ranks, as Ben Scrivens also joins the Big Red next year. Dan and Ben may be exactly what Cornell fans have come to expect from a Big Red goalie, but such inexperience might help explain why Cornell ostensibly continues to recruit 2 goalies for the 2006 class. Perhaps their attention may now turn to Alex Kangas (Sioux Falls/USHL). Alex, who is from Minnesota, is said to long for Gopher glory. However, Minnesota may not be interested in bringing in a goalie next year and chatter has Alex wanting to move on to college in 2006. Alex's teammate at Sioux Falls, John Murray could also be a target. John was just named the Goalie of the Month in the USHL and hails from Pennsylvania. Another goalie in the USHL who might be of interest is Pat McGann (Cedar Rapids). Pat was drafted last year in the 7th Round by the Dallas Stars. In the BCHL, Alex Evin (Powell River) and Corey Milan (Penticton) could also be of interest to the Big Red. Alex has been in the BCHL for 3 years and has steadily improved his numbers. Additionally, Alex was the Kings' top academic player in his first year in the league. Corey is in his 2nd year with Penticton and is from Massachusetts. Another name that may surface is Matt Dalton (Bozeman/NAHL), who's from Ontario and currently leads all NAHL goalies. There are other players out there that may fit the Big Red profile. Stay tuned, this is going to be an interesting next couple of weeks.

February 2, 2006

Dog Fight in Saskatchewan

The top two teams in the Sherwood Division battled last night in the SJHL, with the Yorkton Terriers out running the Notre Dame Hounds, 4-2. As the regular season winds down, the Terriers lead Notre Dame by 11 points. Blake Gallagher picked up one goal in the defeat, and continues to lead all Rookies in goals scored, powerplay goals, and in game-winning goals.

February 1, 2006

Checking in on 2007

A couple of weeks ago I started looking ahead at some of the players that may be of interest to Cornell. Here's some news on two of the names on that early list:

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

Cody took an unofficial visit to Wisconsin last weekend. Wisconsin already has a commitment from 2007 blueliner, Brendan Smith, who's considered the top-ranked prospect in Ontario. Michigan is also being rumored to have begun paying increased attention to Cody.

Nick Jaskowiak (5' 11", 180), St Louis Park, MN
Salisbury Prep -- Defense
It wasn't clear if the Minnesota transplant was being recruited by Cornell. What was clear was that Nick was being courted by Harvard, Boston University, Boston College, New Hampshire, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Colorado College.

Nick has committed to Harvard. With Chad Morin and Ian Tallett scheduled to join the Crimson next year, Harvard is putting together an impressive group of young defensivemen. Still, it's Harvard...Let's Go Red...

Another Goalie?

The Merritt Herald confirmed that Brad Thiessen did visit Cornell on Friday, taking in the Brown game. It may be that Brad really enjoyed his visit because after flying back to British Columbia on Saturday he was in goal against Alberni Valley, helping the Centennials to a 2-1 victory over the BCHL leading Bulldogs. As previously reported, Brad was awarded the game's 2nd-Star, stopping 24 of the 25 shots he faced. As jazzed as Brad may have been on Saturday he seemingly came back to earth missing a few beats on Sunday, giving up 6 goals in an overtime loss to Cowichan Valley. Of course, as anyone who's flown in and out of Ithaca on a cross-country fly-around can attest to, it can be [insert favorite venting word] exhausting...well worth it, but exhausting.

Currently, Brad leads BCHL goalies in shutouts, and is in the top-5 in minutes played, shots faced, saves, and save percentage.

January Poll Recap

Welcome to February. There are four weekends left in the regular season.

Here's a recap of last month's poll:
"Whom would you prefer to be Cornell's next verbal?"

The results were as follows:

Brad Thiessen, 38%
Chad Morin, 25%
Keith Seabrook, 14%
Alex Kangas, 9%
Luke Popko, 6%
Bradyn Melrose, 4%
Please, send us someone else, 4%

Chad Morin has recently committed to Harvard. Luke Popko has committed to Boston University.

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