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.


    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


    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.