Photo Credit:Kelsey Lee-Violet Turtle photography
This weekend , the Generals went 2-1 as an organization with Eric Progen getting his first win behind the bench as head coach. The NA3HL group remains undefeated at 16-0 and the NAHL group took some points against a playoff ready Maryland team.
On their NA3HL team’s win, Head Coach Daryl Locke said “ I thought we came out fast and physical to start the game. Our transition from defense to offense was pretty good. It’s always good to score the first goal on the road after not playing a game in 10 days. Braeden Kennedy won the face off cleanly to Nolan Murphy, who fired a rocket over the goalies shoulder. Happy for Nolan as he’s been a little snake bitten recently. Pucks haven’t been bouncing his way so I’m hoping this gives him a boost. Our recent call up from our U18 NAPHL Team Jack Demoura played a solid two way game for us. He was a physical presence and moved pucks up ice with good outlet passes in transition. A hat tip to him as he had two assists on the night. It’s always great when you can reach down to your midget teams and pull up a player and plug him in the lineup. It shows the depth in the organization that Bryan Erikson and U18 Coach Eric Progen have assembled. Overall, I’m happy for the boys that they were able to keep their streak alive. Plenty of time to work on things this week in practice to get ready for the NJ Titans next Sunday.”
For the NAHL group who got the splot againt them, Head Coach Bryan Erikson said “ I thought yesterday we played pretty well in the first 2 periods but they got some bounces on their 4 goals that put us on our heels. Then I got thrown out in the 3rd which carried a suspension for today’s game for exchanging words with the officials. I need to be better than that because I thought the kids fed off my negative energy and that led to some stupid penalties and the game getting off the rails a bit.So Eric got the call to be the Head Coach today and I thought he did a good job. I left the entire game to him with nothing added in between periods so he deserves a lot of credit as does Cody. But the boys battled hard. They fought through a lot of penalties and Scotty did a great job getting the lead. Then OT is the Keefer show. He is just so dynamic. But that entire goal was created by Kyle Schroeder and his puck protection along the wall. Just a great play that was all heart by Kyle. It’s why we added a letter to his chest. Overall I am very proud of my players and my staff for stepping up.” On the win today, Eric Progen said “ Hey! It was a bit of a roller coaster game with all of the penalties but we did a good job of sticking together and working through it. The boys played well today. Part of the gameplan was to slow Maryland down through the neutral zone and I thought we were effective in that. We didn’t give up too many odd man rushes which was key to beating a good team like the Black Bears. Oliver Drum was superb in net. I thought he did a good job of making every save he should’ve and then a couple spectacular saves. When you’re on the kill as much as we were today you need your goalie to step up in a big way and Oliver did just that. I thought we got contributions from every player in the lineup today and that was the key to winning the game.”
Maryland Black Bears 7 at Northeast Generals 2 – Status: Final
Saturday, December 4, 2021 – New England Sports Village
Maryland 2 2 3 – 7
Northeast 1 1 0 – 2
1st Period-1, Maryland, Kebreau 5 (Bennett), 2:56. 2, Northeast, Andreychuk 12 (Keefer, Schroeder), 8:56. 3, Maryland, Gunty 5 9:44. Penalties-Davies Myd (high sticking-minor), 18:09.
2nd Period-4, Northeast, Tolan 2 (Zezima, Corcoran), 2:31. 5, Maryland, Young 1 (Bottrill, Polegoshko), 3:34. 6, Maryland, Piku 10 (Van Why, Bennett), 4:27. Penalties-Aldridge Myd (tripping-minor), 10:41; Ardagna Nte (tripping-minor), 16:34.
3rd Period-7, Maryland, Gunty 6 (Lareau), 2:39. 8, Maryland, Brockman 6 (Piku, Scott), 10:50 (PP). 9, Maryland, Piku 11 (Scott, Kilcullen), 13:03 (PP). Penalties-McGraw Nte (bench-minor), 0:00; Nte (abuse of official-gross misc), 2:39; Johnson Myd (roughing-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct-10 minute misconduct), 9:50; Gordon Nte (slashing-major, slashing-gm), 9:50; Scott Nte (roughing-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct – 10 minute), 9:50; Aldridge Myd (unsportsmanlike conduct-minor), 11:38; Tolan Nte (tripping-minor), 11:38; Polegoshko Myd (roughing-minor), 13:57; Ardagna Nte (roughing-minor), 13:57; Cooper Nte (unsportsmanlike conduct-10 minute misconduct), 13:57; Andreychuk Nte (cross checking-minor), 19:13.
Shots on Goal-Maryland 10-10-19-39. Northeast 9-8-4-21.
Power Play Opportunities-Maryland 2 / 4; Northeast 0 / 2.
Goalies-Maryland, Di Pasquo 9-3-0-0 (21 shots-19 saves). Northeast, Drum 1-2-0-0 (39 shots-32 saves).
Linesmen-Alex Borowiec, Cam Goebert.
Maryland Black Bears 1 at Northeast Generals 2 (OT) – Status: Final OT
Sunday, December 5, 2021 – New England Sports Village
Maryland 0 0 1 0 – 1
Northeast 0 0 1 1 – 2
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Schubert Nte (slashing-minor), 3:04; Scott Myd (high sticking-minor), 9:31; McDowell Myd (roughing-minor), 10:16; Scott Nte (roughing-minor), 10:16; Brockman Myd (roughing-minor), 17:16; Scott Myd (roughing-minor), 17:16; Schubert Nte (roughing-minor), 17:16; Woll Nte (cross checking-minor), 17:16; Young Myd (roughing-minor), 17:45; Schroeder Nte (roughing-minor), 17:45.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-DesRochers Nte (tripping-minor), 0:36; Scott Myd (interference-minor), 3:38; McCarthy Nte (hooking-minor), 5:40; Polegoshko Myd (slashing-minor), 8:13; Scott Nte (cross checking-minor), 8:37; Andreychuk Nte (cross checking-minor), 17:30.
3rd Period-1, Northeast, Scott 11 (Zezima), 15:13. 2, Maryland, Piku 12 (Young, Cole), 16:15 (PP). Penalties-Bennett Myd (roughing-minor), 3:24; Schubert Nte (roughing-minor, cross checking-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct – 10 minute), 3:24; Kilcullen Myd (checking from behind-minor, checking from behind-10 misc), 5:14; Kilcullen Myd (head contact-minor), 10:39; Tornqvist Myd (tripping-minor), 12:17; DesRochers Nte (elbowing-minor), 15:29.
OT Period-3, Northeast, Keefer 13 (Andreychuk, Schroeder), 1:59. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Maryland 5-19-12-1-37. Northeast 14-6-7-2-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Maryland 1 / 6; Northeast 0 / 4.
Goalies-Maryland, Morelli 7-3-2-2 (29 shots-27 saves). Northeast, Drum 1-2-0-0 (37 shots-36 saves).
Linesmen-Alex Borowiec, Cam Goebert.
Northeast Generals 6 at Bay State Bobcats 3 – Status: Final
Saturday, December 4, 2021 – Fitzpatrick Ice Skating Rink
Northeast 1 4 1 – 6
Bay State 0 2 1 – 3
1st Period-1, Northeast, Murphy 12 (Crisp), 6:47. Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-2, Northeast, Gorman 8 (McCreadie), 0:54. 3, Northeast, Kennedy 8 (Demoura), 2:50. 4, Northeast, Gorman 9 6:32. 5, Bay State, Woak 2 (Schirm, Schnopp), 8:10. 6, Bay State, Cormie 5 (Desmarais, Mastrony), 11:15 (PP). 7, Northeast, Sinople 3 (Kennedy, Murphy), 15:09. Penalties-Young Net (interference-minor), 10:25; Lubin Net (roughing-minor), 12:36; Murray Bsb (roughing-minor), 12:36; Schirm Bsb (roughing-minor), 12:36.
3rd Period-8, Bay State, Mastrony 2 (Schirm, Desmarais), 6:09. 9, Northeast, Lambert 3 (Demoura), 17:28. Penalties-Demoura Net (cross checking-minor), 3:46; McNamee Net (holding-minor), 3:49; Ramm Net (roughing-minor), 8:11; Stone Bsb (roughing-minor), 8:11.
Shots on Goal-Northeast 15-16-9-40. Bay State 9-11-13-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 0 / 0; Bay State 1 / 0.
Goalies-Northeast, McCoy 8-0-0-0 (33 shots-30 saves). Bay State, Schnopp 2-2-0-0 (40 shots-34 saves).
Linesmen-Nonda Tsilibocos, Ross Brancati.