Northeast Generals: Week in review

This week presented the NAHL Generals an opportunity to get better through practice and development as they did not have any dames scheduled. Their NA3HL team played and won two games against Long Beach to remain undefeated, winning close games that again showed how well Head Coach Daryl Locke has his team running.

Weekend Highlights

Here are Locke’s thoughts on the two games played this week.

“ I thought Saturday’s game Matt Nuzzolilo had the biggest impact for us. His speed and compete level all over the ice was hard for them to contend. Same with Payton Felix. His speed all over pucks creates numerous offensive opportunities for his line mates. Mason Joseph was very good in net when called upon. We were scrambling a bit in front of him in the second period and he shut the door for us thankfully. In today’s game I thought we started slow again.D’Mar McCoy kept us in the game with some timely saves in the 1st period. Owen McNamee sparked the bench with his fight sticking up for his teammate, who was hit from behind. I think it was the deciding factor in the game as the boys were determined to keep the streak going. Tyler Ramm with 3 goals in 2 games is showing signs of breaking out. He and Caiden Hess made it hard on The Long Beach defense all weekend. Overall, a decent weekend but still plenty to work on this week. “

Given the positive work of the NA3HL team, they head to another week undefeated with players making their mark in junior hockey.

BOX SCORES

Saturday game

Northeast Generals 4 at Long Beach Sharks 2 – Status: Final
Saturday, October 30, 2021 – Long Beach Municipal Ice Arena

Northeast 2 1 1 – 4
Long Beach 1 1 0 – 2

1st Period-1, Northeast, Ramm 3 (McNamee), 0:40. 2, Northeast, Felix 6 (Lamphear, Gorman), 15:55. 3, Long Beach, Gilbert 3 (Dixon), 18:52. Penalties-Felix Net (tripping-minor), 13:47.

2nd Period-4, Northeast, Nuzzolilo 5 (Mulligan, McNamee), 11:41 (PP). 5, Long Beach, Weikel 12 (Carney), 17:01 (PP). Penalties-Sinople Net (checking from behind-minor), 3:08; Rotsaert Lgs (high sticking-minor), 9:53; McCreadie Net (elbowing-minor), 11:53; Carney Lgs (boarding-minor), 12:30; Lambert Net (charging-minor), 16:50.

3rd Period-6, Northeast, Ramm 4   19:36 (EN). Penalties-Gilbert Lgs (interference-minor), 15:51; Gallagher Lgs (head contact-minor), 20:00.

Shots on Goal-Northeast 19-19-14-52. Long Beach 16-12-5-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 1 / 0; Long Beach 1 / 0.
Goalies-Northeast, Joseph 6-0-0-0 (33 shots-31 saves). Long Beach, Skirpan 3-3-1-0 (51 shots-48 saves).
A-45
Referees-Peirce Marston.
Linesmen-Michael Carro, Brandon Felice.

Sunday Game

Northeast Generals 2 at Long Beach Sharks 0 – Status: Unofficial Final
Sunday, October 31, 2021 – Long Beach Municipal Ice Arena

Northeast 0 1 1 – 2
Long Beach 0 0 0 – 0

1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Miadzvedzeu Lgs (holding-minor), 9:53.

2nd Period-1, Northeast, Wracker 1 (Frolik, Gorman), 4:30. Penalties-Hess Net (fighting-major), 4:28; McNamee Net (fighting-major), 4:28; Montgomery Lgs (checking from behind-major, fighting-major), 4:28; Harbour Lgs (holding-minor), 6:51; Gorman Net (hooking-minor), 15:01; Crisp Net (hooking-minor), 19:40.

3rd Period-2, Northeast, Mulligan 2   18:59 (EN). Penalties-Kennedy Net (spearing-major), 15:30; Fitzpatrick Lgs (interference-minor), 17:57; Harbour Lgs (tripping-minor), 18:59.

Shots on Goal-Northeast 10-11-11-32. Long Beach 10-11-11-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 0 / 0; Long Beach 0 / 0.
Goalies-Northeast, McCoy 5-0-0-0 (32 shots-32 saves). Long Beach, Murakami 4-1-0-0 (31 shots-30 saves).
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Referees-Avi Lax.
Linesmen-Robert Hogue, Jim Marrone.

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Army earns 4-1 win over Princeton: Now What?

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Today, Army West Point earned a non conference win. After being in all hut one of their non conference affairs they added some positive marks to their tournament resume. Their complete win over Princeton ,4-1. Is an early reminder of how good this team can be when they are all in sync. Here are three quick thoughts on the win and what it means.

Confidence And Point Booster

Army arguably deserved a point in their Wisconsin series for the play of Gavin Abric alone. Today , he stemmed the tide of Tigers and forced them to play a complete game. This strong play from Abric and the confidence he brings Brian Riley’s group as big part of why they are trending in the by

The board is open

Today is one of those big wins for the Black Knights. Yes they got two points, but they also had players like Eric Butte find the goals they needed to get back on the goal sheet, then hopefully more players could find more twine sooner rather than later. This renewed utilization of the whole comittee of offense is something like what Head Coach Brian Riley’s group needs to get going in order to win their conference and earn an NCAA tournament spot.

Now what?

This group gets until Friday November 12 to rest and get ready. Their next opponent is the Yale Bulldogs. The group has time to heal up a bit as it is missing some players that helped last year’s group to injury. In addition, the team gets time to get prepared for a grueling Atlantic Hockey schedule and look back on their early season. They have been in pretty much all but the first game of the season, and every on ice mistake the group has made in previous games that has been dealt with. has gotten them better. For this group to go far, they have to continue the defensive buy in every night while keeping good quality shots going on net.

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AIC-Quinnipiac More on a postseason-like series

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For AIC, they played their most complete game of the season, and earned a 2-2 tie against the Bobcats who are a top ten team in the country. Chris Van Os-Shaw provided the final tally for AIC on the evening, one of quick punches. He put home his first goal in an AIC uniform. He praised Justin Young for getting the puck to him quickly on a broken play. On Saturday, Alec Calvaruso stole the show with his first AIC start in net. The Yellow Jackets lost 2-1 in overtime, still getting some pairwise benefit as an overtime loss is 45 percent of a regular season win compared to a regulation loss which is a zero benefit.

On the effort from his team he said, ” I thought it was one of the most complete games we’ve played this year.” This again held true in the finale despite the 2-1 overtime loss. AIC battled and while the Bobcats got more looks, Lang’s group did enough to take them to overtime again.

Eric Lang said of the tie ” I think we are trending in the right direction… i just like the direction in which we re headed… i didn’t think we look out of place against one of the best teams in the country… there’s not a lot of weak links there… we gave them hell for 65 minutes.” Of improvements for Saturday, Lang said ” I think we can deliver more pucks to the net.” He wants to see chaos in front of the net. “Low scoring tight games is a good recipe for AIC Hockey.”

On preventing quick strike goals. Lang said ” I thought they just cranked it up on us and they just found a way.” On Saturday , this applies in part to the overtime goal. AIC did everything right and still gave up a goal in the extra frame.

“I think I’ve said get me to Halloween 71 times” this month, Lang said . Well, the team is there, with a lot of experience, more chances to win non conference games coming, and the heart of their Atlantic Hockey schedule starting against RIT next weekend.

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With Ducky’s persistence, Darwin Lakoduk develops his game at AIC

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Darwin Lakoduk’s most commonly used nickname by his teammates at AIC is Ducky. The reason for that does not have anything to do with the NCIS character, Dr. Donald Mallard, given the nickname of Ducky. Lakoduk was asked what nickname he prefers and he told the staff Ducky, so it is the main one he is called. There is a common trait both of them share in what they do, and in their desire to consistently improve.

Like Dr. Mallard, Lakoduk plays his game with a persistence and desire to improve. Both work to get better in their fields through development and effort, and thanks to Lakoduk’s choice to take a flight of faith to AIC midway through last season, that development and persitence is starting to pay off. He came to AIC halfway through last year as the BCHL season was in flux due to the pandemic. As Lakoduk said “ Obviously with the uncertainty of my season.. I just thought it would be a good opportunity to develop my game for the following seasons.” Head Coach Eric Lang said of Lakoduk regarding his eligibility and of Lakoduk himself, “he does get the 5th year. He’s a wonderful coachable kid. He’s going to be a terrific player in this league. With the uncertainty of BCHL last year we simply said come here and let us develop you. It has paid big dividends.”

As for the program itself, Lakoduk appriciates how close knit it is, and how team first everything is. As he said “the way the whole program is ran.. we’re run like an NHL team here.” He appriciates what the coaching staff does in honing on improving details on and off the ice. Lang and his staff do their best to focus on everyone in the AIC Family, the group cares about their players’ well being as people and students just as much if not more than what they see on the ice. Lakoduk appriciates the details that Lang and his staff take pride in, and those details show themselves on the ice and in the classroom every day. As Lakoduk said of Lang ” he truly cares about his players.”

This summer preceding his growth in playing time, Lakoduk worked on adding more muscle and overall strength as part of his quest to get better. He tries to model his game in part after Brayden Point. Both are big power forwards that can contribute in all three zones, in a number of different ways. He also credits his time training with Justin Young over the summer in getting better and developing into a more complete player as well. Lakoduk’s energy is great for a team that rolls four lines pretty evenly, it allows his line to wear down the top skill of the other group, depending on how Lang matches lines up, and make things easier for the offense to flourish each night.

Going forward, Lakoduk is looking forward to seeing his family come to Springfield this year. They have not been able to see him play in person due to the pandemic. In addition, the forward wants to work at and perhaps own the metal fabrication shop he has worked at in summers in the Edmonton area. Although Point is who he models his game after, Lakoduk’s favorite team, the Oilers, has a player that took extra time to develop on his schedule and is now making a lot of money to play with Connor McDavid. That player is Zach Hyman. Hyman, like Lakoduk wants to be, lives around the net, plays a strong game in all three zones, and makes his team better, which is something Darwin does every single day.

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AIC faces a tough challenge from the Bobcats: Read More

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For AIC, the team knows they need some signature non conference wins to boost their national tournament profile. This weekend against the Bobcats of Quinnipiac is one of their last remaining chances to earn non conference wins that could be the the difference between an at large bid in March, or time spent at home wondering “what if.”

Head Coach Eric Lang said the following on how similar this Bobcats group is to the one his team faced last year , “They are extremely balanced and could be one of the best structural teams we see all year. They are unbelievably predictable for one another. They rarely stray from what they are trying to do.”

One player that has stood out for Lang’s group as an energy provider in the third or fourth line for AIC this year is Darwin Lakoduk. The sophomore brings the same energy to the game reminiscent of what Aaron Grounds brings, and always is tough to compete against. Lang mentioned the following on Lakoduk’s eligibility and on Darwin himself given that he came to AIC midway during last season. “He does get the 5th year. He’s a wonderful coachable kid. He’s going to be a terrific player in this league. With the uncertainty of BCHL last year we simply said come here and let us develop you. It has paid big dividends.”

As for those who are not playing as much, Lang also took the time to single those out who are performing well, and those who could get some more work this season. Luis Lidner has played some, but everyone else on this list has not played in game action this year. As Lang said “Luis Lidner practices everyday likes it’s his last. Reggie millette has an unprecedented work ethic as well. Our hardest worker is Cheese ( goaltender Jarrett Fiske) who has not been rewarded but he keeps on chugging away. He’s a special person.”

One thing that stands out about AIC as a program is how Lang empowers his assistants. All of them run practices a lot, especially early in the year where Lang is trying to fill out a lineup, which is a daunting task when you have the roster depth AIC does. As Lang said , “They each bring their own perspective to the game and Cory Schneider , Matt Woodard , and Patrick Tabb are so passionate about AIC hockey it starts there. They each have their unique skill set but all 3 are player first coaches. They put the student athlete needs above everything else.”

On the Bobcats and Their head coach Rand Pecknold, Lang was effusive with praise for what he does, saying “Rand in my opinion is one of the best in the country. His teams are prepared competitive and always win. He is tough to coach against because his teams can put pressure on you in so many areas.”

The teams that AIC play out of conference this year are all considered top tier programs. Lang explained the decision saying , We have made a decision to play elite hockey programs this year Quinnipiac Umass providence certainly fall into that category. We know we are going to be better for it in the long run.”

The team has improved in their non conference play. The next chance for them to earn points to go along with their improvement comes this weekend.

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Northeast Generals Player Profile: Viktor Solokhin

For the NA3HL Northeast Generals, they were able to get the services of a player looking to play the North American Game. 17 year old Viktor Solohkin is a power winger with strong skating skills. He has come into the the NA3HL group and made an immediate impact. In four games, the six foot tall winger has put up four points, and he is earning time on Coach Daryl Locke’s first line. For a Generals team that has yet to lose, and has eyes on a return trip to the Fraser Cup in March, adding Viktor is like bringing talent upon talent to Attleboro.

He is a smooth skater with a keen hockey sense for where to be. In the long term, his shot has potential to be even better than it is, with a decent release already in his arsenal. If the St. Petersburg native can continue to grow under Locke’s and Bryan Erikson’s tutelage, then the sky is the limit for him in North America. He plays like someone who has been there before, and already has a growing following of his work. If he keeps up his torrid start with the Generals, then higher levels of junior hockey, and perhaps Division One College hockey could very well be in his future.

NA3HL General Manager Bryan Erikson had the following to say about one of the newer NA3HL Generals.

“Viktor has come in a little late due to visa issues but he obviously had been putting in work. He has a nice long fluid stride that will only get more powerful as he gets stronger. He is very big for his age and just need to add some muscle. But he knows how to play, where to be on the ice and how to execute Darryl’s game plan. Point wise I think he is a bit ahead of where we thought he was going to be but we are delighted with his quick assimilation to the North American style of hockey we play. I don’t think he has a real cap on his potential yet. He just needs to keep working and he will have a lot of opportunities at the next level of junior hockey.”

Check out the recruiting video Viktor put together to get a better idea of his strengths, and to see why the Generals are so happy for him to finally be in Attleboro.

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Northeast Generals Player Profile: Jackson McCarthy

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Jackson McCarthy is a strong skating, right shot defenseman that committed to play for a Mercyhurst program on the rise early on this college hockey season. He will be heading to Erie in the 2023-2024 season according to Head Coach Bryan Erikson. For now, he is getting better leading a stronger group with a good mix of improved returners, and rookies making an impact at the NAHL level.

On McCarthy’s choice to play for the Lakers in two seasons, Erikson said ” I am ecstatic for Jackson. He is our first commit to Mercyhurst and we are very excited to solidify that relationship. He is committed for 2023-24 so he will hopefully be back next year and running the show on the backend. His improvement has been so fun to watch. He works so hard and deserves everything he has received. Things really picked up after his performance with Matt Dibble and Roc City this past summer. A lot of schools were in on him but Mercyhurst was the most aggressive. And they made a great offer and made the decision very easy for Jackson.” With his time playing for the champion organization of Roc City Elite, followed by his strong start to the season, a quick good offer seemed to make sense, and is a reward for the type of player and person McCarthy is.

In the Generals’ press release announcing McCarthy’s comittment, Erikson had, even more, to say ” Matt did an amazing job of identifying the potential in Jackson right after he got hired and made a great trade. Jackson came in and really outworked everyone. He is just an incredibly hard worker. We were familiar with him and his game having played down the street at the prestigious Mount St. Charles school but he was an even better person than advertised. Just a phenomenal kid that works his tail off. He beats me to the rink most days. I’ll come in on a weekend off day and there he is working in the skills center, in the gym, getting extra ice. Anything he can do to get better he does. Jackson and his work ethic put himself in a position where he had a ton of interest. Mercyhurst really stepped up and made a great offer and Jackson was extremely excited to accept. I know Eric Progen who runs our Defense has put in a lot of work with Jackson. But it’s all on Jackson for listening and working hard. We started to see a lot of his hard work pay off this summer during the Chowder Cup playing for Roc City. He was named D man of the tournament and put on a show. Really took a huge step forward and that has carried into the beginning of this year. Excited for this step for Jackson and getting back to work on his development.” For the rest of the season, look for McCarthy to keep leading the rear guard and earning key minutes as the Generals look to earn a playoff spot this season, and help his teammates get offers to Division One schools as he has. The Generals are better for McCarthy’s play, and the Lakers see his potential and have bought into what he will bring them. McCarthy has the rest of this year, and next year to keep developing and get ready to play for the Lakers.

Player profile answers

Why did you decide to play hockey
“Because the game is fun and addicting”
What is your favorite food and why?
“My favorite food are chicken wings because I’m from Buffalo and it’s a staple”


What is your favorite thing about the Generals?
“My favorite thing is the ability and opportunity to get better on and off the ice”


Where are you from ?
“Buffalo New York”
What is your favorite subject and why?
Biology because the inner workings of living things are very interesting
Tell us about the type of player you are
I am a strong defenseman
Which NHL player past or present do you model your game after? *
“Colton Parayko”
What is your best hockey memory?
“Winning a national championship”
What are your goals on and off the ice this year?
“Winning as many games as possible and getting as close to my potential as possible”
What is your favorite tv show or movie to watch?
“Peaky blinders”
Tell us one unique thing about you off the ice
I shoot a lot of archery”
What is your favorite place to go around the rink in Attleboro?
“Jersey Mike’s”
What is your favorite video game or thing to do in your spare time?
“Call of duty”


Who do you look up to most in your life and why?
I look up to my mom and dad equally because they dedicate their time to helping my sister and I achieve any goals we have and their level of selflessness is amazing.”

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Northeast Generals: Week in review

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This week saw both the NA3HL and NAHL Generals earn wins. The NAHL group went 1-1 and the NA3HL group went 3-0 and remains undefeated.

NAHL

Head Coach Bryan Erikson had the following to say on the group’s split against division leaders, the Maryland Black Bears. The team is .500 after the week as well.

Erikson said “ Friday I thought we played very well and earned a great win. We skated hard and were very opportunistic scoring goals. It was a good battle and Cullen DeYoung played very well in net. Last night I thought we came out a bit flat but responded really well after falling behind 2-0. Our forwards did a great job keeping us in the game and battling back but I thought our Defense let us down a bit. 3 goals that can’t happen. We are too far into the season to let guys just get behind us. It is very frustrating because I thought we played well enough to win and DeYoung played well again. Frustrating but Maryland is a very good team and they are great in transition. A split on the road isn’t terrible. Now we have 2 weeks to get ready for our road trip to Jamestown where we know they will play a hard hard game.”

Friday box score

Northeast Generals 6 at Maryland Black Bears 3 – Status: Final
Friday, October 22, 2021 – Piney Orchard Ice Arena

Northeast 2 1 3 – 6
Maryland 0 1 2 – 3

1st Period-1, Northeast, Minnehan 6 (Scott, Zezima), 3:27. 2, Northeast, Minnehan 7 (Scott, Zezima), 19:52. Penalties-Wites Nte (boarding-minor), 10:49.

2nd Period-3, Maryland, Kebreau 1 (Wegner, Bottrill), 5:31. 4, Northeast, Schroeder 1 (Gordon, Andreychuk), 11:53 (PP). Penalties-Cooper Nte (slashing-minor), 3:05; McNeil Myd (roughing-minor), 10:31.

3rd Period-5, Maryland, Bruich 5 (Aldridge, McNeil), 7:14. 6, Northeast, Andreychuk 5 (Minnehan, Keefer), 17:02. 7, Northeast, Friberg 3 (Marnauzs, Scott), 18:40 (EN). 8, Maryland, Kebreau 2 (Bottrill, Lareau), 18:49. 9, Northeast, Keefer 7 (McCarthy, Friberg), 19:25 (EN). Penalties-Bruich Myd (holding-minor), 9:11.

Shots on Goal-Northeast 15-15-15-45. Maryland 12-14-15-41.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 1 / 2; Maryland 0 / 2.
Goalies-Northeast, DeYoung 3-3-0-0 (41 shots-38 saves). Maryland, Morelli 6-2-1-1 (43 shots-39 saves).
A-221
Referees-Patrick Jacobs.
Linesmen-Chadd Colin, Sean Hoppe.

Saturday Box Score

Northeast Generals 3 at Maryland Black Bears 7 – Status: Final
Saturday, October 23, 2021 – Piney Orchard Ice Arena

Northeast 0 2 1 – 3
Maryland 2 1 4 – 7

1st Period-1, Maryland, Aldridge 3 (Scott, Bruich), 0:58. 2, Maryland, Gunty 1 (Van Why, Lareau), 16:32. Penalties-Scott Nte (slashing-minor), 7:04; Johnson Myd (elbowing-minor), 7:04; Scott Myd (tripping-minor), 11:45; Scott Myd (cross checking-minor), 19:52.

2nd Period-3, Northeast, Boczar 3 (Schubert, Andreychuk), 6:45. 4, Maryland, Bennett 1 (Piku, Scott), 9:31. 5, Northeast, Keefer 8 (Schroeder, Cooper), 14:03 (SH). Penalties-Aldridge Myd (holding-minor), 10:04; Scott Nte (cross checking-minor), 12:04; McCarthy Nte (unsportsmanlike conduct-minor, roughing-minor), 20:00; Bottrill Myd (roughing-minor), 20:00.

3rd Period-6, Maryland, Piku 7 (Aldridge, Tornqvist), 2:43. 7, Northeast, Minnehan 8 (Zezima, Keefer), 5:18 (PP). 8, Maryland, Cole 2 (Piku, McNeil), 8:50. 9, Maryland, Aldridge 4 (Lareau, Di Pasquo), 19:11 (EN). 10, Maryland, Kebreau 3 (Bennett), 19:45 (SH EN). Penalties-Piku Myd (unsportsmanlike conduct-minor), 0:15; Aldridge Myd (cross checking-minor), 4:45; McCarthy Nte (slashing-minor), 6:46; Gunty Myd (tripping-minor), 19:36.

Shots on Goal-Northeast 11-10-18-39. Maryland 9-12-18-39.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 1 / 8; Maryland 0 / 5.
Goalies-Northeast, DeYoung 3-3-0-0 (37 shots-32 saves). Maryland, Di Pasquo 4-2-0-0 (39 shots-36 saves).
A-266
Referees-Patrick Jacobs.
Linesmen-Chadd Colin, Sean Hoppe.

NA3HL team results

Erikson also discussed the still undefeated group lead by Head Coach Daryl Locke. As Erikson says “Solid game played on Friday. Did a good job getting the win vs a well coached Norwich team. And then on Saturday they put together what I thought was their best effort of the year. Dominant in all phases of the game in a battle of unbeaten teams. Really a great example of a team win. Todays game was sluggish and the Titans pushed back as expected but a wins a win and now we go to Long Beach to play another very good team.”

Once again, the NA3HL group is poised to have another good season based on their strong start, veteran leadership, and strong goaltending as the team looks to get back to the Fraser Cup. The team has strong goaltending, depth up and down its lineup, and has been able to get ahead of teams this year because they play a consistent game, value a high volume of quality shots, and for most of their games have forced their opponent to catch up to them.

Friday box score

Norwich Sea Captains 1 at Northeast Generals 3 – Status: Final
Friday, October 22, 2021 – New England Sports Village

Norwich 0 0 1 – 1
Northeast 1 2 0 – 3

1st Period-1, Northeast, Frolik 5 (Felix, Gorman), 18:33 (PP). Penalties-Felix Net (hooking-minor), 10:53; Hayden Nsc (hooking-minor), 12:43; Smith Nsc (high sticking-minor), 17:41.

2nd Period-2, Northeast, Sinople 2 (Kennedy), 3:59. 3, Northeast, Nuzzolilo 3 (Mulligan), 16:13. Penalties-Hultin Nsc (checking from behind-major, unsportsmanlike conduct-ej), 4:17; Savoie Net (roughing-double minor, unsportsmanlike conduct – 10 minute), 4:17; McCreadie Net (hooking-minor), 17:11.

3rd Period-4, Norwich, Ranger 1 (Kinahan, Schemmel), 18:48. Penalties-Mulligan Net (charging-minor), 6:39.hots on Goal-Norwich 5-5-7-17. Northeast 19-31-27-77.
Power Play Opportunities-Norwich 0 / 3; Northeast 1 / 2.
Goalies-Norwich, Pellerito 1-3-0-0 (77 shots-74 saves). Northeast, McCoy 4-0-0-0 (17 shots-16 saves).
A-150
Referees-Phil Garcia.
Linesmen-William Jacques, Justin Lange.

Saturday Box Score

7 – Status: Final
Saturday, October 23, 2021 – New England Sports Village

New Jersey 0 0 0 – 0
Northeast 0 6 1 – 7

1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Ramm Net (interference-minor), 0:48; Spangler Njt (roughing-minor), 11:06; Miller Njt (slashing-minor), 14:24; Felix Net (slashing-minor), 14:24.

2nd Period-1, Northeast, Murphy 3 (Kennedy), 1:22. 2, Northeast, Kennedy 5 (Nuzzolilo), 7:05. 3, Northeast, Hess 5 (Solokhin, Joseph), 8:56. 4, Northeast, Ramm 2 (Wracker, Hess), 12:41. 5, Northeast, Murphy 4 (Felix, Nuzzolilo), 15:24 (PP). 6, Northeast, Lamphear 1 (Lubin, Frolik), 17:05. Penalties-Lubin Net (roughing-minor), 4:23; Savoie Net (roughing-minor), 6:49; DiTullio Njt (hooking-minor), 7:50; Frolik Net (interference-minor), 9:11; Miller Njt (roughing-minor), 14:36.

3rd Period-7, Northeast, Nuzzolilo 4 (Kennedy), 8:08. Penalties-McCreadie Net (roughing-minor), 3:12; Sinople Net (charging-minor), 9:48; Lambert Net (roughing-minor), 13:00; Lupo Njt (fighting-major, fighting-ej), 16:04; Sinople Net (unsportsmanlike conduct-minor, fighting-major, fighting-ej), 16:04; McCreadie Net (interference-minor), 17:09.

Shots on Goal-New Jersey 7-12-5-24. Northeast 25-22-9-56.
Power Play Opportunities-New Jersey 0 / 10; Northeast 1 / 2.
Goalies-New Jersey, Alfama 3-2-0-0 (41 shots-35 saves); Hensley 2-0-0-0 (15 shots-14 saves). Northeast, Joseph 5-0-0-0 (24 shots-24 saves).
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Referees-Shane Valeri.
Linesmen-William Jacques, Kieran Hurley.

Sunday Box Score

New Jersey Titans 1 at Northeast Generals 3 – Status: Final
Sunday, October 24, 2021 – New England Sports Village

New Jersey 1 0 0 – 1
Northeast 0 2 1 – 3

1st Period-1, New Jersey, Spangler 3 (Garnhart), 11:12. Penalties-Wracker Net (tripping-minor), 12:09; Maslov Njt (too many men-minor), 13:22; Spangler Njt (slashing-minor), 15:14; Ishigaki Njt (tripping-minor), 16:52.

2nd Period-2, Northeast, Murphy 5 (Nuzzolilo), 12:09. 3, Northeast, Felix 4 (Lambert), 16:10. Penalties-Crisp Net (elbowing-minor), 0:32; Spangler Njt (tripping-minor), 4:09; Savoie Net (interference-minor), 6:55; Wracker Net (holding-minor), 18:33; Alfama Njt (roughing-minor), 20:00; McKinney Njt (fighting-major, fighting-ej), 20:00; Gorman Net (unsportsmanlike conduct-minor), 20:00; Ramm Net (fighting-major, fighting-ej), 20:00.

3rd Period-4, Northeast, Felix 5   18:51. Penalties-Kennedy Net (boarding-minor), 1:25; Scherff Njt (roughing-minor), 11:07; Solokhin Net (cross checking-major), 11:07; Lubin Net (fighting-major, fighting under 5 minutes-gm), 15:12; Lupo Njt (fighting-major, fighting under 5 minutes-gm), 15:52; Spangler Njt (fighting-major, fighting under 5 minutes-gm), 15:52; Gorman Net (fighting-major, fighting under 5 minutes-gm), 15:52; Hess Net (fighting-major, fighting under 5 minutes-gm), 17:16.

Shots on Goal-New Jersey 7-10-10-27. Northeast 17-20-13-50.
Power Play Opportunities-New Jersey 0 / 5; Northeast 0 / 5.
Goalies-New Jersey, Alfama 3-2-0-0 (50 shots-47 saves). Northeast, McCoy 4-0-0-0 (27 shots-26 saves).
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Referees-Steven Saul.
Linesmen-Kieran Hurley, A. Clark.

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Atlantic Hockey: What we learned-Three things

Photo Credit:Mady Salvani-Army West Point Athletics

This weekend in Atlantic Hockey play showed us a few things. From shining on a national stage to showing us new contenders while reminding us who the previous favorites are, this conference has had an interesting past few days. Let’s recap some takeaways.

Same story different year

Army West Point and AIC once again look to be competitive for the top spot in this conference. Their series was a back and fourth one where both teams made claims to why they are serious contenders this season. AIC has the most skilled lineup in the league , based on pedigree. Army West Point finally got a win playing sound team defense and forcing their opponent to the outside. Lang appreciates thay trait, as it’s one that his 2018-2019 group did quite well on their way to being one game from the Frozen Four. Army West Point also has two solid weekends of net minding to their credit thanks to the work of Gavin Abric. If he can keep this team in it and give them time to find offense, than good things can be in store moving ahead.

Here RIT Roar

Moving forward, Atlantic Hockey always seems to get a great effort from RIT. The Tigers are a veteran heavy group with one of the best offensive players in the country leading them in Will Calverley. Average teams do not walk into Notre Dame for a series and come out with points of any sort, much less a dramatic overtime win as part of a split. How they earned four of six against Army West Point, and their top end scoring combined with the solid goaltending they’ve had so far bode well for their prospects moving ahead.

Bentley’s path ahead

While we probably think Ryan Soderquist and his Falcons wanted the sweep against a rebuilding Holy Cross group, we also think that the Falcons, based on their non conference ledger of key wins against Ohio State and Boston College, combined with their key personnel, are expected to provide the top talent in this conference all they can handle. Nicholas Grabko is one of the most under rated goalies in the country, and will keep his team in most games. If his group can play a very good Harvard team close and get points , than the future looks even brighter for this team.

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AIC fights hard to squeak out 4-3 win over Army West Point: Read more

Photo Credit:Kelsey Lee-Violet Turtle Photography

Brett Callahan described the tough 4-3 win over Army West Point well. He said “it wasnt perfect but our whole attitude has been to stick with it.” The game winning goal scorer in the third period credited Chris Theodore for getting the puck to the net and giving him to put it past Gavin Abric who made 43 saves tonight and nearly willed his Black Knights to a win. They were less by two Anthony Firriolo goals and played a physical brand of hockey all night. The thing that changed the direction of the game for AIC in the second period was how they got shots on net.

That is, they followed up point shots with more rebound and high danger chances overall that lead to more pucks finding the back of the net. Callahan’s goal ultimately was the difference in a great game where both teams had their moments of brilliance.

Going forward , Callahan was direct, saying of AIC’s first win, “ now we know what it takes to win, and there’s no time to wait around.”

AIC Assistant Coach Matthew Woodard described the night saying of playing Army West Point, “ it’s always going to be a battle, and he was right.” A scoreless first period where AIC controlled time and space preceded them going down 2-0 early in the second stanza. Luckily, the bench seems to have a saying for playing through adversity “ never let them know.” That is this team tries to keep an even mindset on the bench regardless of score and stick to their game , which is playing with the same brand of physical play they always have, but now complimented by a skill presence that has grown for Eric Lang and his staff over the past few seasons. The result wasn’t pretty and the staff has some things to work on for the finale in West Point tomorrow night, but one thing that did change was the penalty kill. The first one on which they conceded a power play goal featured AIC chasing everything and conceding too much to the Black Knights. Woodard noted that the team had to win more defensive zone faceoffs which they did on the one they killed later on. If they “ make them earn their setup” as he said, and play aggressive , they can draw from the penalty kill going forward. It seemed to work on the last one as it was the only penalty either team killed on the evening.

For both teams, the finale provides opportunity. For Army West Point it once again gives them a chance to take Atlantic Hockey points in a finale after they lose a winnable opener. For AIC they have a chance to add to their win column and try and convert more of the chances they will get on the evening.

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