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Monday, November 25, 2013

Ohio High school hockey rankings November 25th

There have been some Ohio High School hockey games played.  The preseason has concluded.  Thanksgiving tournaments are upon us and its time draw some conclusions and make some predictions from those results.

The new look in Cleveland is the Great Lakes Hockey League.  The league is composed of University School, Walsh, Lake Catholic, Holy Name, Gilmour, St. Ignatius, Padua, and St. Edwards. This league is the strongest and most competitive in the state.  Had, Toledo St. Johns, Toledo St. Francis, Sylvania Northview, Bowling Green and Findlay joined the league, to form the proposed Turnpike league, the objective of establishing a AA and A levels would have been mostly established.  Why, those institutions elected to opt out makes no sense.  Unless it is a timing thing where they still may.  At any rate in the Great lakes League
1. University School-  based on report and what I have seen US will finish in the top 3 and has good odds on states
2. Walsh.  This is a strong team, with sound skill set, good size and they use it well.  A top 3 team, if the consistency is there.
3. Lake Catholic  showing lots of promise and intensity.
Games to watch
12-15 430 pm  Shaker vs US at Thornton Park
1-3 450pm US and Walsh at the Pond 

Greater Cleveland HIgh School League
The strongest two not in the Great lakes League are the most familure
Rocky River and Shaker Heights.  Poised to make the most noise and one of the two will return to states  Game to watch 12-14 445 pm Rocky river and Shaker heights at Thornton Park

Capital District
I feel Orange will be in the hunt, Jerome and coffman as the top choices.  Liberty appears to have some issues that if worked out will be heading them in to the mix, but with the short season its hard to say.
  12 13 8pm Olentangy Orange and Dublin Jerome

North West Hockey Conference
1. Toledo Saint Francis
2. Toledo St Johns 2w 1L 2 T   BEAT Plymouth 3-1
3. Bowling Green 4w 0L
4. Sylvania Northview 1w 2L 1T
5. Bedford
6. Findlay
It has not been an easy beginning for defending district champions Sylvania Northview.  The State runners up fell Saturday night to the Knights of St. Francis, 3-2.  Knights who are proving to have the talent, they were short last season.  Biggest surprise this year is set to be the currently undefeated Bowling Green Bobcats, who are going to play every team tight and tough.  Calling how they finish and where they are is entirely differnt story.  Findlay...its just going to be a long season, some good times, but more pain.  Bedford...I get why you play in Ohio, Im pissed a soultion can not be reached that makes you an ohio team.  Bowling Green will have one of their best seasons, and alot to cheer and be proud of and some great "upset wins".  Northview will figure their defensive issues, and get more pucks to the net.  They may even decide that one of Marsh's competitors for the #1 goalie spot, is really the #1. Northview will not be in the district finals this year, falling in the semi finals, is my prediction.  The District will come down to St Francis and Toledo St Johns.
Games to watch
DEC 13 630pm Northview St. Johns
DEC 14  7 PM Toledo St Johns and St Francis
JAN 3  7pm BG at Northview

JR Hockey update
Historically Ohio HS has averaged 1 young man going on to play division 1 NCAA hockey every 6 years.  It is a bit longer than that, and lots of people are working hard to help our players develop, and get to that point, IN-SPITE of the inhospitable environment the state has uneducated thrust upon hockey families.   Today as write this there are THREE former Ohio HS  on the fring of making their NCAA D1 commitments.  THREE!  I dare say had Patrick Spellacy elected to stay in Jr hockey, he too would be added to this list.  Further there are six additional players who are making cases for themselves, working the process of playing, developing and getting exposure.  Folks the dreams of NCAA can and do happen, as parents it is our responsibility to make sure our children have every opportunity for the best in education and extracurricular's.  Hockey is unlike any-other sport where the path to the NCAA is spoken about.  Do your part with your son, and make time to go see a USHL game in Youngstown, or to see Team USA in Ann Arbor, or the Indy ice USHL in Indianapolis.  Go see an NAHL game, an NA3HL game.  Watch on fast hockey the teams this current crop are playing for on fast hockey. 

NA3HL standings
North Iowa Bulls lead the NA3Hl at 17W 0L followed by Flint at 23-1 Granit City at 19-4 and Peoria at 18-5  Toledo is at 11-8-3 amd Cleveland is 13-8-3
New Hampshire 15-4-1 Norther Cyclones 15-4 Philadelphia Little Flyers 10-5
Dalton Carter and Zach Felser remain tied for 18th in scoring in the league.  Austin Kelly is again on the move picking up a point this weekend and if its anything like his last streak he will crack the top 25 in short order.  Drew Crandal was traded late last week, and is joining up with the Washington Nationals in a move to some much need point production in the South Diviison.

Connor Frey and the Amarillo bulls are leading the NAHL again this season with 19 w and 4 losses and 39 points.  The Bulls are followed by
Nolan Culver and the Wilderness just wraped up a 5 game trip to Alaska where they lost one to Fairbanks, and won a shoot out over Fairbanks.  Then lost one to Kenai River, won two.  Culver managed to win another fight against 6'1"  210 lb  enforcer Frankie Spellman ( 23 games played, 5 pts 47 PIM)  another nice notch in Culvers energy man belt.   Coming in to the bout at 5'10" and 170lbs, Culver is proving to be a real Ian Laperierre type player, not the "small 5'6" 145lb playmaker he was in high school.  Culver is now 4-0 on his fight card.

* on Nov 25th Connor Frey was traded from Amarillo Bulls to the Minnesota Magicians.  Where Minnesota will hope to take advantage of Freys offensive prowess, and ability to jump in and rush the puck.  The magicians are currently in a very tight race for third place in the Midwest division with just 5 points separating 4 teams.  It has to be an exciting moment for Frey, as is he being given the opportunity to return to his wide open style of play.
The Wilderness and Magicians square off December 11th.  This would be the first time Culver and Frey have played against each other since the 2011 Ohio High School District finals.

Monday, November 18, 2013

New York Bobcats of the Eastern Hockey League

November 16th the Eastern Hockey Leagues New york Bobcats announced that their goalie,  Gabe Grunwald will play NCAA division 1 hockey.  Gabe announced that he will play for the Wisconsin Badger of the NCAA Big Ten Hockey conference following this season. 
The average hockey fan will see a player who has played for 6 teams in 3 different leagues over a three year career, may be a problem.  Reality is being traded is normal. Other teams need good players, and good players get traded for any number of reasons.  Jr hockey is about development, and playing at the level your able to best develop.  Gabe played in the OJHL, the NAHL ( four teams in a season and half) and now the EHL.  Gabe has had a great season thus far with a 2.12 GAA and 935 save percentage.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November 13 News

Today I will be hitting upon a lot updates in a lot of places.

In the USHL's Eastern Conference.  Team USA ( 18 and 17 u teams) are residing in the NUMBER 1 position, and I would asses are #2 over all.  Team USA plays out the ICE CUBE in ANN ARBOR Mi.  A short drive from the Toledo scene, and well worth it.  These are the TOP 1/2% of all USA born 18u and 17u players.  They are NHL futures, NCAA super stars and the cream of JR crop.  Team USA's 18 and 17 U teams rival NCAA d1 teams.  NCAA d1 teams where the youngest players are on average 21 the oldest 24.  Beating Lake Superior State 3-2, loosing to Northern MI 3-1 and the FIGHTING SIOUX of North Dakota 4-1.  Amazingly fast, effortlessly fast, smart and explosive hockey.
Out east the Eastern Hockey League announced yesterday that Tyler Drevitch made his NCAA division 1 commitment.  He has committed to play for Merrimack college.  Merrimack College is a member of what is arguably the strongest college hockey conference in the Nation, Hockey East.  The 5'10" 170lb 1995 forward is currently ranked 23rd in scoring, having played 16 games, he has 9 goals and 7 assist.  Sylvania native, Dalton Carter.  The 1993 Defense-man is currently ranked 15th in scoring 4 goals, and 15 assist, and is followed by Zach Felser at 19th with 14 games 6 goals 12 assist ranked 19th. So far the EHL has 5 earned and announced NCAA D1 commitments, and is again leading tier3 hockey in NCAA D1 and D3 commitments.   This weekend in the EHL, Zach Felser, Austin kelly and Rocky Ruso's cast of players take on the New Hampshire Jr Monarchs this Saturday at 245pm est in their only game of the weekend.  A game with huge ranking ramifications.  Carter and cyclones play the Monarchs a week from today, next Wednesday the 20th.

Ranking the EHL:
1. NH Jr Monarch
2. CT Oilers
3. Northern Cyclones
4. Philidelphia Little Flyers
5. Boston Bandits
6. Wilkes Bare Scranton Knights
7. NJ Rockets

In the NAHL
The Minnesota Wilderness have secured the #1 team ranking.  The Wilderness are still 100% on the PK, and are ranked 9th on the power play at 15.94%.   The Wilderness are on a 10 game winning streak, a streak which includes wins over Aberdeen(2), and Austin(1).  The Wilderness have left Minnesota and will not return from this Alaska bound road trip until the 24th of November.  Playing Fairbanks twice and Kenai River three times. 
1. Minnesota Wilderness
2. Amarillo Bulls
3. Austin Bruins
4. Fairbanks Ice Dogs
5. Port Huron
6. Coulee Region
7. Aberdeen
8. Bismark Bobcats
9. johnstown
10. kenai River.

NCAA D1 Comitments NOV1-13
Date                 Name                             School                              Current Team                 est start date

11/12/13SOUCIE, BrendanU.S. Military Academy (ArmyKent PS (NEDI)2015-16
11/12/13DREVITCH, TylerMerrimack CollegeBoston Bandits (EHL)2016-17
11/11/13LAFFERTY, SamuelBrown UniversityDeerfield Academy PS (NEDI)2014-15
11/11/13CHARTRAND, Danys University of North DakotaFlin Flon Bombers (SJHL)2015-16
11/11/13REPENSKY, NateYale UniversityBismarck Bobcats (NAHL)2014-15
11/11/13PITTMAN, ZackCanisius CollegeLincoln Stars (USHL)2014-15
11/11/13FUCHS, Sebastian University of DenverKenai River Brown Bears (NAHL)2015-16
11/11/13DELIA, CollinMerrimack CollegeAmarillo Bulls (NAHL)2014-15
11/11/13KOLIAS, VasiliBoston UniversityChicago Mission Major Midget (HPMaj)2015-16
11/11/13OJANTAKANEN, Kasperi University of ConnecticutJokerit Helsinki Jr. (FinJrA)2014-15
11/08/13SCHMIDT, KyleBentley CollegeSioux City Musketeers (USHL)2014-15
11/08/13BOYD, CodyU.S. Military Academy (ArmyCoquitlam Express (BCHL)2014-15
11/08/13PURMAL, MatthewSt. Lawrence UniversityGreen Bay Gamblers (USHL)2014-15
11/07/13BOJE, PhilU.S. Air Force AcademyDubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)2014-15
11/07/13LETUNOV, MaximBoston UniversityYoungstown Phantoms (USHL)2014-15
11/06/13DOHERTY, TimBrown UniversitySt, George's PS (NEDI)2016-17
11/06/13SOMOZA, EthanBemidji State UniversityFairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)2014-15
11/05/13HAMILTON, Mark University of MaineVernon Vipers (BCHL)2014-15
11/05/13RITT, Evan University of DenverNew Jersey Hitmen (USPHL)2014-15
11/04/13BASKIN, ErikU.S. Air Force AcademyAberdeen Wings (NAHL)2014-15
11/01/13MCPHEE, GrahamBoston CollegeShattuck St. Mary's U16 (MinnM)2016-17

The Sylvania North Stars 2002 AAA team is currently ranked 36th in the Nation.  This places them ahead of storied programs like Det Compuware, The Ohio Blue Jackets, Wheatfield Blades, and Boston Advantage.  In fact the Sylvania North Stars are hot on the heels of Detroit Honey Baked, Little Caesars and Victory Honda.  I remind you, again my readers that this is simply year 1, in that advancement of hockey in the North West Ohio- greater Toledo area, and this first club, is having sucess on the National stage.  As people continue to see that AAA can work here, be successful and actually creates more development opportunists, for more players. In the both travel and house segments.  I predict the level of cooperation between Bowling Green, Sylvania, Toledo and several down river, clubs will get stronger, as these are all organizations being run by groups more dedicated to the positives of player development.  It just has to, as the overall depth of hockey vetran parents has never been stronger, or a more cohesive group.  What a great era to be youth player in Northwest Ohio.  Further the Sylvania 18u club is the number one ranked Ohio Tier 2 team, with a slight edge on rival cleveland.  A heated battle looks to be in the works at the 16u level, between Sylvania and Toledo, Toledo has clear lead in the rankings and that will some good post HS hockey to watch.

Speaking of HS hockey, you know the foundation of this blog
At Tamoshanter  Saint Francis plays Walsh Jesuit in the 7pm scrimage
and Northview hosts University School in the 9pm match.
Then on Saturday morning at 11 St. Johns plays, followed by Northview  Vs Walsh and then St Francis Vs St Ed's 7pm  a great local preview of consistently in the mix teams.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Henry Dill playing for Aberdeen NAHL

LIke most players your goal is to land options.  Better options, like for Dill being drafted out of the AAA Blue Jackets, 156th in the USHL draft is a good start.  Dill like the majority are outstanding, and for what ever the reason being, his USHL opportunity, lead to his NAHL opportunity.  Dill is the primary net minder for the Aberdeen Wings.  At 6'2" and 205lbs he fits the mold of good sized, athletic goalies.  His stats at 6 games played he seen a total of 179 shots, surrendered 14 goals and has an eliet 926 save percentage.
Last night the the second place, NAHL central division team, faced the #1 ranked MidWest, and arguably the 1 or 2 overall Minnesota Wilderness.  The Wilderness downed the wings 3-0.  Hill faced 33 shots, and the Wings managed 30.  The Wilderness again went on the PK 5 times, and again remained perfect.  18 games played, and 100% on the PK.  While Culver an other Ohio native did not find a point in the game, it is likely only a matter of time until the Wilderness give the heady center his try on the PP as overall the team average in that arena, and last night in 3 PP they produced nothing.
Connor Frey of the Amarillo Bulls found the net once last night and got a helper as that 1 or 2 overall ranked team rolled to an easy victory.

Friday, November 8, 2013

NCAA acidemic standards getting tougher

The need for athletes to be outstanding students has never been more apparent than it is today.  It is only becoming more and more so.  Part of the changes are being run as idealist are fighting against academic scholarship, saying higher education is where all the funds should be going, and working hard to reallocate those athletic dollars.  Two associated changes are in place.  one the growth of self funded athletic programs.  Where by donations are mounting, that eliminate all to nearly all school money from the athletic program.  Two, the higher academic standards.  Lol the third action by the idealist is to eliminate logos that the NCAA finds is only a matter of time until the autobahn society steps in and on behalf of the avian that are being offended.

read the following excerpt
"The new requirements could result in athletes being NCAA DI Nonqualifiers before their senior year of High School even begins. In other cases, some athletes who would have been Full Qualifiers in previous years will now only achieve Academic Redshirt status or even be Nonqualifiers. Here are a few examples of the impact these changes have:
  1. Prior to 2016: 2.299 core course GPA + 910 SAT or 76 ACT = Full Qualifier
  2. 2016 and after: 2.299 core course GPA + 910 SAT or 76 ACT = Academic Redshirt
  3. Prior to 2016: 2.125 core course GPA + 960 SAT or 81 ACT = Full Qualifier
  4. 2016 and after: 2.125 core course GPA + 960 SAT or 81 ACT = Nonqualifier
The NCAA does not include the writing component of the SAT or ACT.   The ACT score is a total score of the English, math, reading and science sections.
Remember, just because a student-athlete meets the minimum NCAA initial-eligibility standards, it doesn’t mean they will be admitted to play sports at the college of their choice. Many universities have academic standards for incoming freshman athletes that are much higher than the NCAA minimum requirements.
So what does this all mean?
Student-athletes must start tracking courses early. A student-athlete should calculate their initial core course GPA at the conclusion of their first semester in high school and continue to do so each semester thereafter.  It no longer matters how good of an athlete you are.  The “wiggle room” is gone, and there is no appeal process that I am aware of for a student athlete that does not qualify under these new rules."
The Junior Hockey News, Joseph Kolodziej – Publisher

Coaches and athletic directors should all be in the know about these changes.  It is however the sole responsibility of the student and parent to meet with the schools guidance offices and to make certain the student athlete is keeping doors open in his future.  As I have said, and others time and time again.  The most important things the young athelet need to concern themselves with is that they are doing everything with in their power, every day, with those things they  can influence.  The rest takes care of itself.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NAHL Frey and Culver

Culver of the Minnesota Wilderness did a great job of creating space and opportunities against Austin tonight.  Culver landed the assit on the first goal of 3, in the 3-0 win, at 428 of the second period.  Frey has 2 A with 9 min to go in a 6-0 rout of Lone Star.
The Wilderness are still 100% on the PK and have a near 80% wining percentage.
They are now going to be just 2pts behind defending Robertson Cup Champions Amarillo.

Wednesday Nov 6th 2013

Going to try and touch on a lot in a single post, as there is a lot going today and in to this weekend.  Lets get the HS season going.  Its been months and now the teams are all back on the ice, and off on to another year of High School Hockey.  First some Ohio HS dates:   1. Nov 15 HS preview.  2. Nov 22nd Season begins  3. Jan 20 Season Ends.  4. Feb 7 District play off draw  5. Feb 10 District playoffs begin. 6. Mar 8-9 States
Sad Items to continue to point out.  At this time Ohio HS will continue to operate under Federation rules.  Players are NOT being permitted to double roster between HS teams and travel teams between 11/1 and 3/9.  As far as I have seen the state has not established two championship levels, for the two clearly defined levels of play in the state.  The state is continuing to misuse district play.  In that instead of assigning the top four regular season teams from each district, to play, one each, in each of the four districts.  Assuring the top 4 teams in the state, qualify for the state semi finals.  Which again, are sadly being played in the rudely operated, grossly over sized, void.  Nation Wide Arena.  Nation Wide is designed for 19000 hockey fans.  Single game HS Championships draw no more than 4000....
So lets see.  Bowling Green State University.  One of, if not the loudest areana in all Ice hockey holds-5000,   Covelli center-5700,  Huntington Center 7,300, HObart- an awesome classic barn 3,700.  The Cinicinatti Gardens another classic, on the big side at 11,000.  Bird Arena at OU 2,000.  There are far better options, and these options allow for the champs, to float from district to district.

In glancing at various team schedules I have to say I am excited about what I am seeing in none league play scheduling.  I like seeing team reach, push challenge themselves.  Im not saying rush out and try and schedule a tier1 MM team.  But when I see Toledo St. Johns playing Macomb,  and Plymouth HS.  Then see Sylvania Northview playing Adams/Marian, St. Joes.  Bowling Green heading up to Mi as well as Toronto and Indiana.  St Ignatius heading over to Culver for a tourney.  Rocky River will back at it as well this year.  Losing in the semi finals last year the Pirates will be working to follow the plan that worked for them last season.  In all no team is letting up or looking for a soft path.

We are in our third year of tracking the progress of two recent North West Ohio stand outs.  They are friends.  They have been team mates, Team Toledo- Toledo Cherokee.  They have been rivals, Toledo St. Francis and Sylvania Northview.  Two similar paths, two different journey's again on a collision course.  Conner Frey and Nolan Culver.  Frey left Ohio High School with a State Championship and USA hockey Tier2 National Runner up.  Culver left with a district runner up, USA hockey Tier 2 national runner up, NAHL tender, and went on to join the USHL Youngstown Phantoms.  Frey went to play a year of AAA for Bell Tire.  Culver went from Yongstown, to Amarillo, to New Mexico.  Frey earned a spot to Amarillo for his first year of JRs.  Culver saw New Mexico's team fold, then earned a spot in Kalamazoo, where he joined Dalton Carter and Patric Spellacy.  Frey went on that year to play 45 games for the Bulls, put up 28pts and 58 PIM.  Culver after 15 games and 8 points moved on Bay State Breakers where he had 3 goals and 2 assist in the EHL semi finals before retiring from overtime with an injury.  Frey won the Robertson Cup, but only played one game.  Culver quit that summer, exhausted with his battle and road in Jr hockey.  Frey returned to Amarillo an NCAA prospect at both D1 and D3 levels.  Culver enrolled at BGSU, attended classes for a few weeks, and became reinvigorated, and following the NAHL Blaine Showcase joined the Minnesota Wilderness expansion team.  Frey injured his shoulder in Blain and has been in the line up a couple weeks now.  Since Joining the Wilderness Culver has been working, carving out his leadership role with the club.  Frey has returned to his established leadership role.  The Bulls are 13-3-1 with a 794 win%, are First place in the NAHL south division.   The Wilderness are 11-2-3 with a 781 win %, are in First place in the NAHL MidWest and have unprecedented 100% penalty kill, 21% PP, Culver has played 9 games 2goals, 2 a  and 12 PIM and is 7th in points.  Whats interesting here????  Should the clubs keep this up, they are on a collision course in the Robertson Cup.  Both men are in their final year of Jr's and both have similar developing NCAA opportunities.   Tonight Wilderness are playing the Austin Bruins at 7:05 central time.  Austin is ranked first in the central division at 12w 3 L.  Amarillo plays south division last place LoneStar tonight at 730 central. Those games are available on fast hockey.  Life in Jr hockey takes many shapes, forms and directions.  All the player needs to do, is his best.   His best with every opurtunity and to all the former Ohio players I wish you the best of luck on your journey's.

in prepost Sylvania 16u is 20-3  148GF 28 GA
Sylvania 18u is in a similar position   it looks as if North Star hockey will make noise again at the National levels this year.

In local OHL news the Plymouth Whalers are just 4 and 6 in their last 10 games. 7 and 11 overall.  49 goals for and 68 goals against.  Center Ryan Hartman played all 17 games and has 9 goals and 10 assits 30 PIM and is -14 .  The Whalers goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, Parma Ohio native.  At just 17 years old he is in his second season with the Whalers.  last year Nedeljkovic joined the team and played 26 games and had a studly 923 save percentage.  This year in 17 games he is facing more shots pergame and still maintaining a 910 save percentage.

Alden Hirschfeld, Sylvania Ohio Native, Sylvania Northview former player, Youngstown Phantom, and Miami Ohio former Captain and NCAA runner up to Boston University is playing with the Toledo Walleye.  Alden has played 7 games and has 3pts and 2 PIM.

Bowling Green State University is in second place in the WCHA.  BGSU is 2-0 in league play, after sweeping Alaska Anchorage this past weekend, and the Falcons are 4W2L2T overall and ranked 26th Nationally.  Bowling Green is on the road this week for a pair of games at Minnesota State University Mankato.  Heading up to Ty Eigners back yard you can count that Falcon taking a look at some Minnesota prospects, in that great hockey state.
In that same national ranking Michigan is ranked 2, Notre Dame 4th, Miami Ohio 7th.  There are still ongoing rumblings coming out of the newly establish Big Ten hockey conference, where by the big is working to grossly alter the long standing well established rules for teams entering post season play.  Where since its beginnings hockey has had the best and most fair system in play, which has maintained great competitive balance top down in NCAA d1 hockey.  The small 6 team confernce desires to have disproportional representation in post season play, by not weighing their most important records.  Those being league play, as heavily.  Post season play needs to be for league champions, at all times, and then to round out the 16 team field those teams that have second best league records and then of the remaining clubs, the best blending of regular and occ records.  Under no circumstance can ever see the big 10 with more than 3 teams in post season play.  That would mean a team that went less than 500 in conference play has made the post season, when we know that club is NOT better than the other 2-3 clubs. IT will be interesting to see how this unfolds, as the big ten pour money on the fire.  In OCC play BGSU split with Ohio State this season.  The big ten have yet play each other, but it sure looks like  Minnesota, Michigan and MSU are the best clubs, and I would wager the Minnesota-Mi game has the potential in becoming a very, very,very big rivalry game.
In hockey east I am leaning toward Notre Dame, BC, Mass Lowell and Providence making the most noise.  While the Black Bears rebuild and adjust to new coaching along with BU and Jack Parker not on the bench.

keep checking back

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sylvania 02 North Stars Bauer World Invite

The Bauer World invite is in that category of "elite" tournaments.  It is a place for organizations to showcase tomorrows stars.  Stars in the NHL, semi pro, WHL, OHL, QMJHL, NCAA, USHL, NAHL etc.   As part of the ongoing development of the Sylvania youth hockey modle.  Top age group team 2002 AAA independent made the trip, with head Coach Mike Mankowski.  The Sylvania North Stars 02 AAA team hosts a cast of players.  A few from Michigan, but also demonstrates why the union of Sylvania with the Toledo Cherokee-Team Toledo Ice house is so vital to the areas youth players.  Since the beginnings there have been differences of opinion between the two historic organizations.  Yet both want the same result.  The best for the area youth.  It seems clear that sensibility and unified approach is taking shape.  The 02 North Stars in addition to those Michigan resident players, hosts a cast of Tamoshanter and Ice House players.  This group, in their first exposure to WORLD hockey (as you will see below) did FANTASTIC!  Congratulations to all of you on these first steps.  It is huge for these young players, and parents to get exposed the big picture in the hockey world.
So here you go readers take a look at how the week played out.  Lets keep looking forward to seeing these two organizations working together for the best interests of all area players.

World Hockey Invite 2013 - Chicago : 2002 Elite


World Hockey Invite


Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Totals

3A1. KC Mavs Elite, MO31225071200041275632
4A2. Boch Blazers, MA52255117000031114-3440
2A3. Huron Perth Lakers, ONT13071275200041596625
5A4. HoneyBaked E, MI13055157000011115-4423
6A5. GB Jr Gamblers, WI2501701700000419-15174
1A6. Team Illinois, IL312522712000615411789

Division B

6B1. ISS Kings, NJ4413701400001815-7348
5B2. Waterloo Wolves, ONT35055146000011216-4429
3B3. Peterborough Petes, ONT1501504120002611-5353
4B4. Sylvania North Stars, MI44155114000021013-3435
2B5. St. Louis Blues, MO53251241200061459737
1B6. Chicago Fury, IL512732642000618810692

Division C

6C1. Milw Jr Admirals, WI1401704700000618-12250
1C2. Chicago Mission, IL40254285200061798654
3C3. Little Caesars W, MI14065232200041011-1476
4C4. Don Mills Flyers, ONT41245023000021091526
5C5. Chatham Kent Cycl, ONT04056074200021214-2462
2C6. Westchester Express, NY412712580000416106615

Division D

2D1. Vaughan Kings, ONT40262223000041257706
3D2. Boston Jr. Eagles, MA2402123220004770500
6D3. DYHA Firebirds, AZ3404412300001911-2450
5D4. Clev Jr. Lumberjacks, OH040120322000248-4333
1D5. CO Thunderbirds, CO42244132200051183579
4D6. Team Maryland, MD4322602300002812-4400



Day / DateTimeRink
1Friday, November 1, 20137:00amFV Inter
A1. KC Mavs Elite, MO3
A4. HoneyBaked E, MI1
2Friday, November 1, 20137:00am7B OLY
B1. ISS Kings, NJ4
B4. Sylvania North Stars, MI4
3Friday, November 1, 20137:10am7B NHL
B3. Peterborough Petes, ONT1
B6. Chicago Fury, IL5
4Friday, November 1, 20137:10amFV NHL
A2. Boch Blazers, MA5
A5. GB Jr Gamblers, WI2
5Friday, November 1, 20138:30amFV Inter
A3. Huron Perth Lakers, ONT1
A6. Team Illinois, IL3
6Friday, November 1, 20138:30am7B OLY
B2. Waterloo Wolves, ONT3
B5. St. Louis Blues, MO5
7Friday, November 1, 20138:40amFV NHL
C1. Milw Jr Admirals, WI1
C4. Don Mills Flyers, ONT4
8Friday, November 1, 201310:00amFV Inter
C2. Chicago Mission, IL4
C5. Chatham Kent Cycl, ONT0
9Friday, November 1, 201310:10amFV NHL
C3. Little Caesars W, MI1
C6. Westchester Express, NY4
10Friday, November 1, 201311:30amFV Inter
D1. Vaughan Kings, ONT4
D4. Clev Jr. Lumberjacks, OH0
11Friday, November 1, 201311:40amFV NHL
D2. Boston Jr. Eagles, MA2
D5. CO Thunderbirds, CO4
12Friday, November 1, 20131:00pmFV Inter
A4. HoneyBaked E, MI5
A2. Boch Blazers, MA5
13Friday, November 1, 20131:05pm7B NHL
D3. DYHA Firebirds, AZ3
D6. Team Maryland, MD4
14Friday, November 1, 20131:10pmFV NHL
A5. GB Jr Gamblers, WI1
A3. Huron Perth Lakers, ONT7
15Friday, November 1, 20132:30pmFV Inter
A6. Team Illinois, IL5
A1. KC Mavs Elite, MO2
16Friday, November 1, 20132:40pmFV NHL
B4. Sylvania North Stars, MI5
B2. Waterloo Wolves, ONT5
17Friday, November 1, 20134:00pmFV Inter
B5. St. Louis Blues, MO5
B3. Peterborough Petes, ONT1
18Friday, November 1, 20134:10pmFV NHL
B6. Chicago Fury, IL7
B1. ISS Kings, NJ3
19Friday, November 1, 20135:30pmFV Inter
C4. Don Mills Flyers, ONT4
C2. Chicago Mission, IL5
20Friday, November 1, 20135:40pmFV NHL
C5. Chatham Kent Cycl, ONT5
C3. Little Caesars W, MI6
21Friday, November 1, 20137:00pmFV Inter
C6. Westchester Express, NY7
C1. Milw Jr Admirals, WI1
22Friday, November 1, 20137:10pmFV NHL
D4. Clev Jr. Lumberjacks, OH1
D2. Boston Jr. Eagles, MA2
23Friday, November 1, 20138:30pmFV Inter
D6. Team Maryland, MD2
D1. Vaughan Kings, ONT6
24Friday, November 1, 20138:40pmFV NHL
D5. CO Thunderbirds, CO4
D3. DYHA Firebirds, AZ4
25Saturday, November 2, 20137:00amAS Blue
C3. Little Caesars W, MI3
C4. Don Mills Flyers, ONT2
26Saturday, November 2, 20137:20amAS Red
C2. Chicago Mission, IL8
C6. Westchester Express, NY5
27Saturday, November 2, 20137:10am7B NHL
C1. Milw Jr Admirals, WI4
C5. Chatham Kent Cycl, ONT7
28Saturday, November 2, 20138:30amAS Blue
D2. Boston Jr. Eagles, MA3
D6. Team Maryland, MD2
29Saturday, November 2, 20138:50amAS Red
D3. DYHA Firebirds, AZ2
D4. Clev Jr. Lumberjacks, OH3
30Saturday, November 2, 20139:50am7B OLY
D1. Vaughan Kings, ONT2
D5. CO Thunderbirds, CO3
31Saturday, November 2, 201310:00amAS Blue
A3. Huron Perth Lakers, ONT7
A4. HoneyBaked E, MI5
32Saturday, November 2, 201310:20amAS Red
B3. Peterborough Petes, ONT4
B4. Sylvania North Stars, MI1
33Saturday, November 2, 201311:30amAS Blue
A2. Boch Blazers, MA1
A6. Team Illinois, IL7
34Saturday, November 2, 201311:50amAS Red
B2. Waterloo Wolves, ONT4
B6. Chicago Fury, IL6
35Saturday, November 2, 20131:00pmAS Blue
A1. KC Mavs Elite, MO7
A5. GB Jr Gamblers, WI1
36Saturday, November 2, 20131:20pmAS Red
B1. ISS Kings, NJ1
B5. St. Louis Blues, MO4
37Saturday, November 2, 20132:30pmAS Blue
C2nd-Westchester Express2
D3rd Boston Jr Eagles116's
38Saturday, November 2, 20132:50pmAS Red
D2nd VAughn Kings3
C3rd-Little Caesars216's
39Saturday, November 2, 20133:00pm7B NHL
C6th-Milw Jr Admirals2
D6th DYHA FiIrebirds2Consol
40Saturday, November 2, 20134:00pmAS Blue
C1st-Chicago Mission7
D4th Team Maryland216's
41Saturday, November 2, 20134:20pmAS Red
D1st CO THunderbirds3
C4th-Don Mills Flyers416's
42Saturday, November 2, 20134:30pm7B NHL
C5th-Chatham Kent Cylones0
D5th Cleveland Lumberjacks2Consol
43Saturday, November 2, 20135:30pmAS Blue
A2nd Huron Perth Lakers, ONT2
B3rd Peterborough Petes, ONT416's
44Saturday, November 2, 20135:50pmAS Red
B2nd St. Louis Blues, MO8
A3rd KC Mavs Elite, MO316's
45Saturday, November 2, 20137:00pmAS Blue
A1st Team Illinois, IL3
B4th Sylvania North Stars, MI216's
46Saturday, November 2, 20137:20pmAS Red
B1st Chicago Fury, IL6
A4th Boch Blazers, MA016's
47Saturday, November 2, 20138:30pmAS Blue
A5th HoneyBaked E, MI2
B5th Waterloo Wolves, ONT8Consol
48Saturday, November 2, 20138:50pmAS Red
A6th GB Jr Gamblers, WI0
B6th ISS Kings, NJ6Consol
49Sunday, November 3, 20138:10amFV Inter
A1/B4 win-Team Illinois2
C2/D3 win-Westchester Express1Qtr
50Sunday, November 3, 20138:10amAS Blue
C1/D4 Chicago Mission3
A2/B3 win-Peterborough Petes1Qtr
51Sunday, November 3, 20138:20amFV NHL
B1/A4 win-Chicago Fury2
D2/C3 win Vaughn Kings3Qtr
52Sunday, November 3, 20138:20amAS Red
D1/C4 win Don Mills Flyers5
B2/A3 win-St Louis Blues2Qtr
53Sunday, November 3, 201311:40amFV Inter
Winner 49 Team Illinois2
Winner 51 Vaughn Kings4Semi
54Sunday, November 3, 201311:50amFV NHL
Winner 50 Chicago Mission4
Winner 52 Don Mills Flyers2Semi
55Sunday, November 3, 20133:00pmFV NHL
Winner 53-Vaughn Kings3
Winner 54-Chicago Mission 5Final

Saturday, November 2, 2013

NCAA division comitments

A quick look at Octobers NCAA division 1 commitments
Date             Player                             School                              Current Team                  est Season
11/01/13MCPHEE, GrahamBoston CollegeShattuck St. Mary's U16 (MinnM)2016-17
10/31/13SUPINSKI, BrettUnion CollegeConnecticut Wolfpack U18 National (ConnM)2015-16
10/31/13RACINE, BruceColgate UniversityConnecticut Yankees (USPHL)2014-15
10/31/13ABT, MatthewRochester Institute of TechnologyWhitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)2014-15
10/30/13DEMONTIS, RobbieYale UniversityMuskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)2015-16
10/30/13HORTON, JakeHarvard UniversityWaterloo Black Hawks (USHL)2014-15
10/30/13WIDMAR, Joseph University of MaineConnecticut Oilers (EHL)2014-15
10/30/13KNIGHT, Cam University of Alabama-HuntsvilleLawrence Academy PS (NEDI)2014-15
10/30/13FOGET, MathieuMerrimack CollegeGloucester Rangers (CCHL)2016-17
10/29/13STEVENS, NolanNortheastern UniversityUSA Under 18 Team (NTDP)2014-15
10/29/13SWANEY, Nick University of Minnesota-DuluthLakeville South HS (MN-HS)2016-17
10/29/13WIITALA, JohnThe Ohio State UniversityWaterloo Black Hawks (USHL)2014-15
10/28/13FOLEY, ErikProvidence CollegeTabor Academy PS (NEDI)2016-17
10/28/13ISRAEL, EricRobert Morris UniversityBrockville Braves (CCHL)2015-16
10/28/13ANHOLT, Matt University of Alaska-AnchorageWest Kelowna Warriors (BCHL)2014-15
10/25/13FERGUSON, Mitchell University of VermontSalmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL)2014-15
10/25/13MICHAUD, Lucas University of MaineBerwick Academy PS (NEDI)2015-16
10/25/13REMPAL, SheldonClarkson UniversityNanaimo Clippers (BCHL)2015-16
10/25/13PRITCHARD, JacobSt. Lawrence UniversityIndiana Ice (USHL)2014-15
10/25/13ROY, MattMichigan Tech. UniversityIndiana Ice (USHL)2014-15
10/25/13STARRETT, BeauCornell UniversityCatholic Memorial HS (MA-HS)2014-15
10/25/13BROSSEAU, DevinClarkson UniversityNanaimo Clippers (BCHL)2015-16
10/25/13SWITZER, ChazMiami UniversityMuskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)2015-16
10/24/13GERSTENFELD, BryanU.S. Military Academy (ArmyBerkshire PS (NEDI)2015-16
10/23/13O'CONNOR, Logan University of DenverSioux Falls Stampede (USHL)2015-16
10/23/13JONES, NicholasThe Ohio State UniversitySherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL)2014-15
10/23/13LUKOSEVICIUS, Jarid University of DenverPowell River Kings (BCHL)2015-16
10/23/13FINLAY, Liam University of DenverOkanagan Rockets Midget (BCMHL)2016-17
10/22/13LEONARD, JohnUniversity of MassachusettsSpringfield Cathedral HS (MA-HS)2016-17
10/22/13RONAN, Corey University of ConnecticutSt. Sebastian's PS (NEDI)2015-16
10/22/13KENNEDY, KorySacred Heart UniversityAurora Tigers (OJHL)2014-15
10/21/13DOROWICZ, SpencerRobert Morris UniversityOlds Grizzlys (AJHL)2014-15
10/21/13YOUNG, Blake University of Minnesota-DuluthBattlefords North Stars (SJHL)2014-15
10/21/13BILY, ShaunNortheastern UniversityDetroit Honeybaked Minor Midget (HPMinM)2016-17
10/21/13DEROCHE, JohnQuinnipiac UniversityBoston Junior Bruins U16 (USP16)2016-17
10/16/13MCGUIRE, RoryColgate UniversityVictoria Grizzlies (BCHL)2015-16
10/16/13MCGING, HughWestern Michigan Univ.Chicago Mission Minor Midget (HPMinM)2016-17
10/16/13HAMMOND, Tariq University of DenverOkotoks Oilers (AJHL)2014-15
10/16/13MURPHY, Liam University of ConnecticutAvon Old Farms PS (NEDI)2016-17
10/16/13BEST, TaylorMercyhurst UniversityWhitby Fury (OJHL)2015-16
10/15/13OKELEY, EvanU.S. Air Force AcademyWichita Falls Wildcats (NAHL)2015-16
10/15/13SMITS, Roberts University of Alabama-HuntsvilleSelects Hockey Academy U18 (USP18)2014-15
10/15/13AMANTEA, Cameron University of Alaska-AnchoragePenticton Vees (BCHL)2014-15
10/15/13USTASKI, Matt University of WisconsinLangley Rivermen (BCHL)2014-15
10/15/13NOVAK, WadeUnion CollegeNew Jersey Colonials U16N (AYHL16)2016-17
10/10/13KALYNUK, WyattWestern Michigan Univ.Virden Oil Capitals (MJHL)2016-17
10/10/13JOHNSON, Steven University of MinnesotaOmaha Lancers (USHL)2014-15
10/09/13MCLEOD, MatthewCanisius CollegeToronto Lakeshore Patriots (OJHL)2015-16
10/09/13MCHUGH, Max University of Alabama-HuntsvilleDubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)2014-15
10/08/13LAFFIN, MichaelHoly Cross UniversityNew Jersey Hitmen (USPHL)2015-16
10/08/13LATA, MichaelColgate UniversityPhillips Academy (Andover) PS (NEDI)2014-15
10/08/13COATTA, MaxMinnesota State UniveristyPenticton Vees (BCHL)2014-15
10/08/13LARSON, Jake University of Alaska-AnchorageBrooks Bandits (AJHL)2014-15
10/08/13NORRISH, ChaseRochester Institute of TechnologyYorkton Terriers (SJHL)2014-15
10/07/13NORRISH, BradyRochester Institute of TechnologyYorkton Terriers (SJHL)2014-15
10/07/13ALVARO, MatthewProvidence CollegeSt. Michael's Buzzers (OJHL)2015-16
10/07/13COUGHLIN, LiamUniversity of MassachusettsVernon Vipers (BCHL)2014-15
10/07/13MICK, LoganQuinnipiac UniversityVernon Vipers (BCHL)2015-16
10/04/13DOUGHERTY, Jack University of WisconsinUSA Under 18 Team (NTDP)2014-15
10/04/13SCARTH, MatthewHoly Cross UniversityPowell River Kings (BCHL)2014-15
10/04/13GALT, Ryan University of Nebraska-OmahaDes Moines Buccaneers (USHL)2014-15
10/04/13MCCARTHY, JakeUniversity of MassachusettsPortland Junior Pirates (USPHL)2016-17
10/04/13BEDERKA, RyanMichigan State UniversityDetroit Honeybaked Minor Midget (HPMinM)2016-17
10/04/13SLATTERY, MitchSt. Cloud State UniversityHill-Murray HS (MN-HS)2014-15
10/03/13MCKEEBY, NicholasWestern Michigan Univ.Detroit Honeybaked Minor Midget (HPMinM)2016-17
10/02/13EGLI, BrandonUniversity of MassachusettsVictoria Grizzlies (BCHL)2014-15
10/01/13POWERS, RobertRobert Morris UniversityStouffville Spirit (OJHL)2014-15
10/01/13CHARYSZYN, KevinU.S. Air Force AcademyPhiladelphia Jr. Flyers Major Midget (T1Maj)2016-17