September 30, 2009

Griz Comeback

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

Victoria will host Cowichan Valley on Friday.

September 28, 2009

Cornwall Cruises

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

Cornwall visits Cumberland on Friday.

Shattuck Opens Season

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

Shattuck will host Team Southwest on Wednesday.

Okotoks Drops Two

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

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

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

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

Victory, Victoria

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

The Grizzlies host Powell River on Tuesday.

September 24, 2009

Unbeaten No More

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

Cornwall visits Carleton Place on Saturday.

Colts Beats Rangers

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

Kevin Cole scored a goal and had 4 penalty minutes.

Cornwall hosts Brockville on Thursday.

September 23, 2009

Okotoks Falls To Kodiaks

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

The Oilers visit Ft. McMurray on Friday.

From Grizzly To Big Red Bear

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

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

Welcome to the Big Red, Dustin.

Photo: BCHL

September 21, 2009

Cornwall Rolls On

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

The Colts visit Gloucester on Wednesday.

September 20, 2009

Cornwall Stays Unbeaten

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

Cornwall is scheduled to meet Nepean on Sunday.

Okotoks Sweep Weekend

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

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

Okotoks will host Camrose on Tuesday.

September 18, 2009

Cornwall Stays Hot

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

Cornwall visits Kemptville on Friday.

September 16, 2009

Oilers Win First

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

Okotoks will host Olds on Friday.

September 15, 2009

2009-2010 Roster Update

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

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

Here's the breakdown by class and position:

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

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

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

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

On the horizon...

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

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

    Colts Rise, Oilers Fall

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

    Cornwall is at home against Hawkesbury on Thursday.

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

    Okotoks visits Olds on Tuesday.

    September 12, 2009

    Cornwall Opens With Win

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

    Cornwall visits Kanata on Saturday.

    September 10, 2009

    Juniors Ready To Start Season

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

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

    Most of the remaining recruits begin preseason play this weekend.

    So rest has returned.

    September 6, 2009

    Recruits In The News

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

    Kevin Cole

    Brian Ferlin

    September 1, 2009

    Summer Poll Results

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

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

    The results were as follows:

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

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