Beta North Week Ahead

Playoffs!

Mar. 17: Bradford Ale House vs. Stormtroopers | 10 p.m., Feature

Mar. 17: Bar Down Bullies vs. Five Holes | 10 p.m., Olympic

Mar. 18: Essex St Pub vs. Fighting Hellfish | 10:20p.m., Feature

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Club North Week Ahead

Mar. 13: Red Army vs. Shennanigans | 10:45 p.m., Feature

Mar. 14: Jetsers vs. Sabres Warriors | 10:50 p.m., NHL #1

Mar. 16: Beer Chuggin Mavericks vs. Honey Badgers | 10:00p.m., Feature

Mar. 16: Chiefs vs. Shooting Blanks | 10:50 p.m., NHL #2

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Club North Week In Review

Mar. 7: Chiefs 6 vs. Red Army 6

The two teams traded goals in the first period, but the Chiefs didn’t have an answer for Red Army’s third goal of the first period and went into the second, down by one. Red Army would score one unanswered in the second and two more in the third. However, the Chiefs potted four in the third, including a 3-0 run to close out the game in a tie.

Mar. 9: Sabres Warriors 2 vs. Shooting Blanks 3

Shooting Blanks started things off, scoring just thirteen seconds into the game. They would add another in each of the final two periods while the Sabres Warriors could only muster two over the final two periods in the 3-2 loss.

Mar. 9: Honey Badgers 4 vs. Jesters 10

The game remained close after the first period with the Jesters holding onto a two goal lead. Each side would score one in the second and the Honey Badgers actually sniffed at a comeback early in the third. Unfortunately, five straight Jesters’ goal would quell that.

Mar. 9: Beer Chuggin Mavericks 2 vs. Shennanigans 3

The Mavericks scored the only goal of the first period, and despite ceding two in the second, would head into the third period, tied at two. After a long stretch of no scoring in the third, the Shennanigans finally found the back of the net with what would be the game winner.

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No Joking Around For the Jesters In Round Two Victory

After picking up four points in their round one victory over the Mavericks, there would be no joking around for the Jesters in the second round of the PxHL Playoffs. Playing the Honey Badgers, Jeremiah Bogard gave the Jesters an early first period lead. That lead would however be quickly erased when Alex Vonlangen evened things up just over a minute later. The Jester’s Larry Ralph would score two unanswered goals to help them regain their lead though.

 

The Honey Badgers’ Mat Emmerson did score his first of the game to help get his team back within one. Unfortunately, the potent Jesters offense bounced back with their fourth of the period courtesy of the stick of Bill Brian. Still a wide open game for either team, the same would be true after the second period.

 

Each team only added one goal in the second. Emmerson picked up his second of the game for the Badgers while Bogard potted his second as well for the Jesters. Going into the third period, it was still up for grabs with a score of 5-3.

 

Things were even looking good for the Honey Badgers to open the third as they scored just seven seconds into the period. That goal also completed the hat trick for Emmerson. Signs were pointing towards a comeback early, but unfortunately, the Jesters took over from there on out, scoring five unanswered to close out the period.

 

With goals from Rob Krajewski, Larry Ralph, Jeremiah Bogard (2) and Kevin Ritchey, the Jesters won their second playoff matchup and are in a good position heading into week three. They will play the Sabre Warriors in the third round on Friday at 10:50 on NHL #1.

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Beta North Week In Review

Mar. 11: Bradford Ale House 5 vs. Essex St Pub 3

Bradford Ale House finished the first up by two before Essex was able to tie things up in the second. Regaining the lead before the start of the third, Bradford Ale House fought off another comeback attempt in the third for the 5-3 victory.

Mar. 11: Bar Down Bullies 10 vs. Fighting Hellfish 2

Bar Down Bullies dominated this one, scoring four unanswered in the first before the Fighting Hellfish broke onto the scoreboard. After two, this one was all but over at 7-2. Bar Down Bullies would add three more though in the third to finish it off.

 

Mar. 12: Stormtroopers vs. Five Holes

Due to worsening winter storm conditions, the game was cancelled.

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Bradford Ale House Jumps Ahead In Playoff Points

After starting their playoff run with a tie, a timely win has helped thrust Bradford Ale House ahead in the PxHL Playoffs point total with 11 points in three games. Going into game four, they now hold a one point lead over Fighting Hellfish. Here’s how they got there.

Playing Essex St. Pub, things kicked off at 10:30 in North Buffalo. Bradford Ale House was the first on the board, picking up two goals, less than two minutes apart. Alan Fitzsimmons opened the scoring while Adam Reich widened the lead soon after. That two goal lead would last into the first intermission.

Essex St. Pub was able to fight their way back into this one though. Richard Incorvaia brought them to within one early in the second and Matt Peters potted the tying goal just a couple of minutes later.

Unfortunately, the tie didn’t last long as Joe Wesolowski helped give Bradford Ale House the lead back. It was their only goal of the period and the last tally of the second.

It would take more than half of the third period before either team would score in the final frame, and again it was Essex St. Pub. Tying things up this time was Tom Cotter. At this moment, the game was still up for grabs. However, Bradford Ale House’s Adam Reich really wanted this victory and showed it by completing his hat trick in the third period.

Bradford Ale House is set to take on the Stormtroopers, Monday night at 10 pm on the Feature Rink.

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Training For Hockey Clinic | Sponsored By Perfromax Sports & USA Hockey

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JUNE 6-7, 2014
NATIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING WORLD HEADQUARTERS
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

The NSCA along with top strength coaches from hockey teams across the US are presenting the Training for Hockey Clinic stacked with hands-on and lecture-based sessions on integral components for successful strength and conditioning training. This two-day event is a developmental opportunity for strength coaches and trainers specifically working with hockey athletes at any level. 

Join strength coaches from:  

USA Hockey – Quinnipiac University – University of Minnesota – University of Denver – Colorado Avalanche

…..And more as they come armed with in-depth information on periodization models, advanced principles in programming, youth and collegiate development, off-season training, specialty strength training, recovery/restoration, and more.

By the close of this event, coaches will walk out with the latest tools to train hockey athletes from youth to professional. 

CEUs This Clinic will provide the following CEUs: NSCA 1.6 BOC 16

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ICY RED SOUTH: A MANCUSO FAMILY AFFAIR

DSCN1271-300x225“Between the 4 of us, someone’s usually there,” – Tony Mancuso #77

On Thursday, Nino, Erin, Dante and Tony could all be found on the Feature Rink at the Northtown Center. Playing their second to last game of the regular season, Icy Hot South was looking to keep their three game winning streak alive. Tied for first in wins with the Crashers and leading the league in points, Icy Red South seemed poised to keep the good times rolling against the sixth place Wolverines.

The first period got started off with a bang when Icy Red South put one home only 19 seconds in. From there, the rest of the first period featured some back and forth scoring with Jared Pristach getting it right back for the Wolverines only three minutes later.

Fortunately, James Copperthite, Mike Dentico and Dan Curr would able to get the lead back for Icy Red South, flexing the team’s offensive muscles over the first half of the period. The Wolverines didn’t lay down though and got two quick ones from Brian Hoffman and Andrew Brooks. The score would remain 4-3 for the rest of the period.

In the second period, the Mancuso’s finally got on the board when Nino and Erin teamed up for the first goal of the second. The team would pick up one more before the Wolverines’ Andrew Gruber got his team back to within two. Nino Mancuso picked up his second of the game just a few minutes later, pushing the score to 7-4, where it would stay until the third.

The two teams would go on to trade goals during the first half of the third, including tallies from Wolverines’ Brian Hoffman and Andrew Gruber and from Icy Red South’s Tony and Nino Mancuso. James Copperthite scored his second of the game just a few minutes later, putting the Wolverines in a 10-6 hole.

The Wolverines would pick up the next goal, but that would be it as they ultimately dropped this one, 10-7.

After that performance it is easy to see why the Mancuso’s are leading their team in every statistical category.  Nino leads the team in goals with 32 while Erin leads in assists with 41, points with 65, shorthanded goals with 2, game winning goals with 3 and points per game with a rate of 3.42. Dante leads the team in Penalty Minutes with 26 and Tony in powerplay goals with 3. Overall the, the four rank 1st (Erin), 2nd (Nino) 3rd (Tony) and 8th (Dante) in team scoring.

Moreover though, they also have a pretty tight stranglehold on the Sports South Division scoring lead. The team’s top line of Nino, Erin and Tony are currently first, second and tied for third in league scoring. Erin leads the charge with 65 points while brother Nino ranks second with 52. Dad Tony caps off the highest scoring line in the league with 47 points.

They have one more game to see if they can perform a clean sweep of the top three spots of individual scoring this season.

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Sportsman South Week In Review

Feb. 13: Crashers 5 vs. Puck Heads 2

The two teams played the first period to the tune of a 1-1 tie. The Crashers however pulled away in the second with three goals unanswered before the Puck Heads scored their second of the game. The Crashers added one in the third just for aesthetic purposes in the 5-2 victory.

Feb. 13: Blades 4 vs. Niagara Hitmen 2

The Niagara Hitmen got things started early in the first, but the Blades added one of their own just five minutes later. The game would remain tied until the third when the Blades pulled ahead with a two goal lead. The Niagara Hitmen would get it back to within one, but an empty netter would seal the deal for the Blades.

Feb. 13: Wolverines 7 vs. Icy Red South 10

There was a lot of back and forth scoring in this one, but never a point where Icy Red South didn’t maintain a lead. Wolverines Brian Hoffman had two goals on the night while the Mancuso’s of Icy Red South had a hand in five goals, picking up ten points and tightening their grip on the league lead in points.

Feb. 14: Highlanders 4 vs. Pylons 1

The Highlanders opened the scoring in the first and would push the game to a 2-0 affair, early in the second. The Pylons did get one back to keep things close, but the Highlanders shut the door with two more in the third period.

Feb. 14: Black Knights 2 vs. Molinaros 4

Both teams scored within a minute of each other in the first period, but in the second, Molinaros pulled ahead. They scored three unanswered before the Black Knights fought back with one. After a scoreless third, Molinaros came away with a 4-2 victory.

Feb. 16: Cyclones 7 vs. Chiefs 2

After finishing the first period up 2-0, the Cyclones exploded offensively. While the Chiefs did pick up one in each of the next two periods, the Cyclones found the back of the net four times in the second and once more in the third for a pretty convincing 7-2 victory.

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Spotsman South Week Ahead

Feb. 20: Crashers vs. Highlanders | 9:30pm, Brighton

Feb. 20: Icy Red South vs. Niagara Hitmen | 10pm, Feature

Feb. 20: Cyclones vs. Wolverines | 10:30pm, Riverside

Feb: 21: Blades vs. Growlers | 10:30pm, NHL #1

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