December 24, 2007

Sunday Play

There were only two games played on Sunday, at least, involving known Cornell commitments.

In OPJHL play, Stouffville went into their holiday break with a 6-5 win over Couchiching. Jarred Seymour went scoreless for the Spirit.

Stouffville will next play on January 3rd, when they host Orangeville.

Down the road from Ithaca, Binghamton wrapped up their 2007 play with a 5-1 loss to Walpole. Kevin Cole scored the Junior Senators' only goal.

Binghamton is now off until January 5th, when they will participate in the Eastern Showcase in Marlboro, MA.

December 22, 2007

Friday & Saturday Action

On Friday in Ontario, St. Mike's skated to a 7-4 win over Durham. Erik Axell scored two goals for the Buzzers and was named the game's 3rd-Star. Nick D'Agostino went scoreless for St. Mike's.

The Buzzers are now off until January 4th, when they host Vaughan.

Also in the OPJHL, Jarred Seymour scored a goal to help Stouffville defeat Huntsville, 6-5.

The Spirit will visit Couchiching on Sunday.

In the BCHL, Nanaimo shut down Victoria, 4-0. Michael Garman did not play for the Clippers.

Nanaimo will visit Trail on Friday.

On Saturday, Binghamton dropped a 6-2 decision to Walpole. Kevin Cole tallied helpers on both goals for the Jr. Sens.

The teams will play on Sunday in Binghamton.

December 17, 2007

CJAHL Top 15 Teams

Camrose (Alberta JHL) keeps rolling through the regular season and remains the top team in the CJAHL's latest rankings. The Kodiaks are 29-4-0-3 (with three overtime loses).

Nanaimo and St. Michael's also continue their strong play and remain near the top of the rankings this week. The Clippers (27-6-0-3) moved from 4th to 2nd, and the Buzzers (31-2-0-2) moved from 6th to 5th.

Photo: Alberta JHL

December 15, 2007

Friday Recap

Cushing kicked off their Lawrence/Groton tournament play with two games on Friday. In the early game, the Penguins blanked The Hill School, 3-0. Sean Whitney picked up an assist on Cushing's third goal. Cushing fell to Lawrence, 3-1, in the evening. Sean went pointless in the later game.

Cushing continues tournament play on Saturday against Culver.

In Ontario, St. Michael's eased past North York, 8-3. Erik Axell had an assist on the evening, while Nick D'Agostino went scoreless for the Buzzers.

St. Mike's visits Durham on Saturday.

Stouffville continued their hot play with a 10-7 win over Villanova. Jarred Seymour did not register a point for the Spirit.

Stouffville will play at Newmarket on Sunday.

In USHL play, Cedar Rapids and Omaha were winners. The RoughRiders defeated Green Bay, 4-1, and the Lancers wore out Ohio, 5-2. Vince Mihalek did not play for Cedar Rapids, and Keir Ross went scoreless for Omaha. Des Moines fell to their host, Tri-City, 4-2. Locke Jillson's goal gave the Buccaneers a 1-0 lead in the first period.

On Saturday, Cedar Rapids travels to Sioux Falls, while Des Moines is home against Green Bay, and Omaha is home against Ohio.

In the BCHL, Nanaimo had their way with Quesnel, defeating the Millionaires, 7-0. Michael Garman picked up his second shutout of the season in the win.

The Clippers play on Friday against Victoria.

Alberni dropped a 5-4 decision against Victoria in Port Alberni. Chris Moulsonhad an assist in the Bulldogs' loss.

Alberni goes into their holiday break and next plays in two weeks when they visit Cowichan Valley.

Note: Braden Birch is reportedly in Ontario recovering from an injury.

December 13, 2007

Alberni Beats Quesnel

Alberni Valley got off to 2-0 start, then rode out the game to beat Quesnel, 2-1, on Wednesday. Chris Moulson did not score for the Bulldogs.

Alberni will host Victoria on Friday.

Team East Wins Prospects Game

Erik Axell, who was a late addition, scored a goal to help Team East defeat Team West, 5-3, in the CJAHL Prospects Game on Wednesday. Team East's Player of the Game, Greg Miller, another St. Mike's player, scored two goals to help East beat West for the first time in three years.

Fellow Buzzer Nick D'Agostino also participated in the game.

A complete box score has not been released as of this post.

December 11, 2007

Cole To Test His AHL Skills

Kevin Cole is one of two Binghamton Junior Senators to be invited to the AHL's All-Star Skills Competition on January 27th. Matt Pratt will also represent the Jr. Sens in the event.

The AHL All-Star game will be hosted by the Binghamton Senators on January 28th.

Garman, BCHL All-Star

Michael Garman has been named the starting goalie for the Coastal Conference in the upcoming BCHL All-Star game. Michael is one of 5 Clippers to be named to the team, joining Mikael Bedard, Eric Filiou, Russell Goodman, and Matt Irwin (UMass-Amherst).

Filiou and Irwin were also named to the team as starters. Goodman is not expected to play due to an injury.

The game will be held on January 23rd, in Victoria.

D'Agostino In Prospects Game

Nick D'Agostino will be playing for Team East in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League Prospects Game on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the skills competition was held. Nick D'Agostino participated in the fastest skater event and was tied for the best time among Team East participants. Erik Axell also participated in the event. Team West won the fastest skating event.

Erik also participated in the 3-on-3 game and scored a goal for Team East, as they defeated Team West, 7-5.

The overall competition was won by Team West, 6-4. Other events were the Breakaway Relay, Rapid Fire, Defensive Drill, and individual Breakaway.

I'm assuming that Erik is a late addition to Team East, though I haven't found an updated roster posted.

Thanks to Phil Fibiger for the tip.

December 10, 2007

Sunday Action

St. Michael's romped past Pickering on Sunday, 9-3. Nick D'Agostino scored a goal for the Buzzers, while Erik Axell was held without a point.

St. Mike's is at home against North York on Friday.

In the battle between conference leaders, Nanaimo defeated Penticton, 4-2. Michael Garman stopped 19 of the Vees' shots to pick up his 14th win.

The Clippers will host Quesnel on Friday.

Also in the BCHL, Alberni Valley fell to Burnaby, 5-3. Chris Moulson helped out with an assist in the Bulldogs' loss.

Alberni will be at home against Quesnel on Wednesday.

December 9, 2007

Friday & Saturday Updates

Cushing dropped a 1-0 decision to Exeter on Saturday. Sean Whitney just missed tying the game late in the 3rd period when his powerplay shot hit the post.

Cushing will face the Hill School on Friday in the Lawrence/Groton tournament.

Kevin Cole went scoreless as Binghamton was swept in their series with Philadelphia. The Little Flyers won on Friday night, 5-4, and took the Saturday game, 3-1.

Binghamton will host the Northern Cyclones on Saturday.

Erik Axell and Nick D'Agostino each went scoreless in St. Mike's 5-1 win over Durham on Friday.

St. Mike's visits Pickering on Sunday.

Stouffville also picked up a win on Friday. The Spirit defeated Orangeville, 5-3, though Jarred Seymour went scoreless in the win.

The Spirit will host Newmarket on Thursday.

Omaha split its games this weekend. The Lancers fell, 3-2, to Sioux City on Friday, then shutout Lincoln, 2-0, on Saturday. Keir Ross was held without a point in the two games.

The Lancers will host Ohio on Friday.

Locke Jillson scored a goal in Des Moines' 3-2 loss to Green Bay on Saturday. Des Moines also lost to the Gamblers on Friday, when they dropped a 5-2 decision.

The Bucs will visit Tri-City on Friday.

Cedar Rapids won their weekend games with relative ease. The RoughRiders beat Sioux Falls, 5-2, on Friday, and then put Waterloo away, 6-2, on Saturday. Vince Mihalek went scoreless in the two games.

The 'Riders take on Green Bay this Friday in Cedar Rapids.

Nanaimo lost to Langley on Friday, 5-4. Michael Garman replaced Evan Smith early in the 3rd period after the Clippers fell behind, 5-1. Michael stopped his only shot as the Clippers' comeback fell short.

Nanaimo will host Penticton on Sunday.

Chris Moulson was held scoreless in Alberni Valley's 7-3 loss to Lanlgey on Saturday.

The Bulldogs are at home against Burnaby on Sunday.

December 5, 2007

CJAHL Top 15 Teams

Camrose (Alberta JHL) continued to hold on as the top team in the CJAHL's latest rankings. The Kodiaks are 24-4-0-3 (with three overtime loses).

Nanaimo and St. Michael's marched up the rankings this week. The Clippers moved from 5th to 3rd, and the Buzzers jumped from 12th to 7th.

Photo: Alberta JHL

Tuesday Hockey

Omaha needed a shootout to defeat Des Moines, 5-4, in Nebraska. Keir Ross and Locke Jillson each went scoreless in the game, though Locke was the only Buccaneer to score during the shootout.

On Friday, Des Moines will visit Green Bay and Omaha will travel to Sioux City.

Nanaimo was also in action, beating Westside, 3-2. Michael Garman did not play for the Clippers.

The Clips play their second straight road game on Wednesday against Vernon.

December 2, 2007

Saturday Recap

Starting on the left coast, Nanaimo defeated Alberni Valley, 7-1, for the second straight night. Chris Moulson was held scoreless for Alberni Valley. Michael Garman did not play for the Clippers.

Nanaimo will visit Westside on Tuesday. Alberni is off until Saturday, when they host Langley.

In the USHL, Des Moines pulled out a 4-3 win over Ohio in overtime. Locke Jillson went scoreless for the Bucs. Omaha dropped a 3-2 decision to Lincoln. Keir Ross was held scoreless for Omaha. The game between Cedar Rapids and Green Bay was postponed due to the weather.

Des Moines will visit Omaha on Tuesday. Cedar Rapids will host Sioux Falls on Friday.

In Ontario, Jarred Seymour went scoreless for Stouffville, as the Spirit was shutout by Newmarket, 3-0.

Stouffville will visit Aurora on Sunday.

Kevin Cole and his mates were also shutout in their game against New York. The Bobcats won 1-0 in Atlantic JHL action.

The two teams play again on Sunday.

Cushing defeated Tilton, 3-0, in NE Prep play. Sean Whitney went scoreless for Cushing.

The Penguins will play Williston-Northampton on Wednesday.

December 1, 2007

Birch To Thunder

Nanaimo has traded Braden Birch to Drayton Valley of the Alberta JHL. The Clippers have also sent Tim Holloway and Warren Muir to the Thunder. Drayton Valley has sent Andrew Cherniwchan (Northern Michigan) and Chad Ziegler (Yale) to Nanaimo.

Drayton Valley will host Brooks on Sunday.

Update: Warren Muir has been sent from Drayton Valley to Canmore and then back to the BCHL's Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

Friday Night Hockey

Nick D'Agostino picked up three assists for the second game in a row, including one on the game-winning goal by Brian Potacco (Bowling Green), as St. Michael's defeated Dixie, 7-4. Erik Axell was held scoreless in the game.

The Buzzers will visit Ajax on Sunday.

In the USHL, Omaha visited Des Moines and came away with a 2-1 win. Keir Ross and Locke Jillson each went scoreless on the evening. Cedar Rapids also went down, falling to Sioux City, 4-1. Vince Mihalek was held without a point for the RoughRiders.

On Saturday, Green Bay will travel to Cedar Rapids; Des Moines will host Ohio; and Omaha faces Lincoln back in Nebraska.

Michael Garman picked up his 13th win of the season as he helped Nanaimo breeze past Alberni Valley, 7-1. Michael stopped 20 shots for the Clippers. Chris Moulson went scoreless for the Bulldogs. Braden Birch did not play for the Clips.

The two teams meet again on Saturday in Port Alberni.

Cushing and Winchendon skated to a 2-2 tie. Final statistics from the game are unknown. Cushing plays on Saturday against Tilton.

November Poll Results

December brings the end of classes, study periods, exams, rest, healing, and a trip to Florida...well, at least for the team.

Last month, BRP asked the following question: "Where would you like Cornell to spend more time recruiting?"

The results were as follows:

  • 26% -- USNTDP
  • 22% -- Eastern Preps
  • 14% -- Atlantic JHL
  • 9% -- USHL
  • 6% -- Greater Ontario JHL
  • 6% -- OPJHL
  • 5% -- BCHL
  • 5% -- Minnesota HS
  • 4% -- Eastern JHL
  • 2% -- Alberta JHL
  • 1% -- NAHL
  • 1% -- SJHL

    This is the second time BRP has asked this question, and for the second time the US National Team Development Program has received the highest number of votes. Here's the top-5 from the previous time this was the question:

    1) USNTDP
    2) Minnesota HS
    3) Eastern Preps
    4) Alberta JHL
    5) BCHL

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