A perfect rebound: The Northeast Generals’ Week in review

Photo Credit: Kelsey Lee-Violet Turtle Photography

For both the NAHL and NA3HL teams, this week showed promise. The NA3HL remains perfect as they get ready for the NA3HL showcase starting tomorrow while the NAHL team rebounded to earn a split heading into their holiday breaks.

First for the NAHL Bench Boss,Bryan Erikson had that to say on the team’s split in Jamestown.

“I thought Friday we played about as bad of a game as we could play. The full shift to shift compete just wasn’t there. We didn’t stop on pucks, finish checks and really just let Jamestown dictate the play the entire game. But we have preached moving on and that is exactly what the boys did. Down Minnehan, Scott, Friberg and Ramm the boys played a full 60 minute on Saturday and Schroeder was awesome. Not only scoring 2 goals but just buzzing around and affecting the game in all 3 zones. And we had a lot of players play really good hockey, Kaminski, DeSpirit were great on the back end. Zezima, Corcoran, Woll, McGraw and Schubert were great up front. Those are guys we are going to need to continue to ramp it up for a strong second half. And Drum was great in net. We finally feel very confident in goal with a great tandem in Oliver and Cullen which will be huge down the stretch.

We have preached 10 game sets all year and we went 6-4 in the first 10, dipped to 4-6 in the second 10 and are at 5-3 so far in the 3rd 10. Which sets up a huge test in Johnstown on New Year’s Eve and Day. Really important that the boys get some rest, get healthy and refreshed and ready to battle.

But overall I am very happy. I get to go to work everyday with amazing people. I get to coach great kids. It’s not even fair to call it work when I get to hang with Eric Progen, Matt Dibble, Darryl Locke, Matt Atherton, Dillon and Cody Gonyeau and our great owners Bob Penfield and Rich O’Dowd. The kids on all 4 teams are amazing. And I feel very blessed to have this Gens Family!”

As for the NA3HL team, the group got three wins in three games before the NA3HL Showcase this week in Blaine. Head Coach Daryl Locke took us through each one. This team has a chance to remain perfect, but regardless of their results, Coach Locke has every reason to be optimistic for this group,especially if they compete well against non division teams this week.

Game one

“I thought we came out and tried to establish our forecheck early. Unfortunately, we put ourselves behind the eight ball with some early penalties. As usual our penalty killers lifted us up with three short handed goals tonight. A tip of the hat to our U18 call ups. Nolan Zotter, Jack Demoura, and Ryan Cox. All three played exceptionally well in a tight physical game. Matt Nuzzolilo, Nolan Murphy, and Zotter moved the puck well tonight. Tyler Ramm was a physical force all night for us. Payton Felix played a ton of minutes and was all over the ice. I was happy for our Captain Nick Wracker, who scored a typical Nick Wracker goal going hard to the net. I’ve never been as confident in my goaltending than I am this season. D’Mar McCoy is so poised back there. He brings calm to the bench when he’s in net. He and Mason Joseph instill confidence the team needs to be successful. Overall, the streak lives another day. Hopefully our injured players are getting better as we ramp up for two home games Friday and Saturday night before we head to Minnesota for The NA3HL Showcase on Sunday.”

Game two

“Tonight’s game was a rollercoaster for sure. We came out and established a two goal lead and then tried to coast through the second half of the game. We took some undisciplined penalties and they made us pay with two power play goals. Caiden Hess scored a nice shorthanded goal and gave the bench a boost. Mason Joseph went down with a lower body injury during the second period and I felt it took the wind out of our sails. D’Mar McCoy came in cold and was victimized by our sloppy defensive play as they put one by him early. After that goal, I thought D’Mar settled in and was solid for us. Again, not happy with our play defensively but a win is a win. We’ll put this game in the rear view mirror and get ready for Norwich Saturday night.”

Game Three

“Another sluggish start to the game for us. We got into penalty trouble again. Our penalty killers were excellent as usual. Three shorthanded goals along with two power play goals propelled us to victory. D’Mar was solid in the net again yielding one goal on 22 shots. Sean Gorman and Nolan Murphy with the hat trick. Hopefully, those two can keep up the pace in Minnesota. The play started to get chippy in the third period. A Norwich player tried to take our captain, Nick Wracker, out with a dangerous leg check. Tyler Ramm responded like the good teammate he is and took care of business. Proud of the way Tyler stepped up for his line mate and captain. It shows that he’s a true leader on this team. Again, with all the injuries we’ve accumulated over the last month I think the boys have been pulling together and it really showed tonight. Proud of the effort tonight and on to Minnesota in the morning.”

NAHL Box Scores

Northeast Generals 0 at Jamestown Rebels 4 – Status: Final
Friday, December 17, 2021 – Northwest Arena

Northeast 0 0 0 – 0
Jamestown 1 2 1 – 4

1st Period-1, Jamestown, Sedlak 5 (Bazin, Lundy), 14:51. Penalties-Ardagna Nte (fighting-major, fighting-10 misc), 5:20; Lafay Jmt (cross checking-minor, fighting-major, fighting-10 misc, aggressor-gm), 5:20.

2nd Period-2, Jamestown, Sedlak 6 (Jurrens, Casper), 1:46. 3, Jamestown, Casper 4 (Kivela Carlzon, West), 13:11. Penalties-Amici Jmt (tripping-minor), 6:55; Grier Jmt (head contact-minor), 15:57; Jurrens Jmt (tripping-minor), 19:06.

3rd Period-4, Jamestown, Hamstad 6 (Simmons, Bazin), 8:13. Penalties-Boczar Nte (holding-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct-10 minute misconduct), 8:53; Gordon Nte (slashing-minor), 8:53; Calvarino Jmt (roughing-minor), 8:53; Andreychuk Nte (interference-minor), 14:10; Schroeder Nte (tripping-minor), 18:10; Andreychuk Nte (roughing-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct-10 minute misconduct), 19:00; West Jmt (roughing-minor), 19:00; Grier Jmt (slashing-minor), 19:58.

Shots on Goal-Northeast 10-18-8-36. Jamestown 16-15-13-44.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 0 / 5; Jamestown 0 / 3.
Goalies-Northeast, DeYoung 8-5-0-0 (44 shots-40 saves). Jamestown, Howe 5-4-0-0 (36 shots-36 saves).
A-482
Referees-R. Beck.
Linesmen-J. Cleary, Jordan Stachelski.

Northeast Generals 2 at Jamestown Rebels 1 – Status: Final
Saturday, December 18, 2021 – Northwest Arena

Northeast 0 1 1 – 2
Jamestown 0 0 1 – 1

1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Amici Jmt (cross checking-minor), 2:00; Gordon Nte (tripping-minor), 4:19; Simmons Jmt (interference-minor), 6:59; Calvarino Jmt (slashing-minor), 7:04; Keefer Nte (tripping-minor), 11:00; Grier Jmt (roughing-minor), 13:30; DesRochers Nte (roughing-minor), 14:34; Sedlak Jmt (cross checking-minor), 17:34.

2nd Period-1, Northeast, Schroeder 5 (Andreychuk, McCarthy), 2:59. Penalties-McCarthy Nte (cross checking-minor), 3:41; Bazin Jmt (roughing-minor), 3:41; Jennersjö Nte (roughing-minor, continuing altercation-10 misc), 6:15; Woll Nte (cross checking-minor), 6:15; Casper Jmt (roughing-minor, continuing altercation-10 misc), 6:15; served by Woll Nte (too many men-minor), 9:50; McCarthy Nte (cross checking-minor), 12:19; Kivela Carlzon Jmt (high sticking-minor), 19:53.

3rd Period-2, Northeast, Schroeder 6 (Cooper, Gordon), 1:42 (PP). 3, Jamestown, Kivela Carlzon 6 (Sedlak, Casper), 6:54. Penalties-West Jmt (tripping-minor), 10:37; Ardagna Nte (head contact-minor), 13:19.

Shots on Goal-Northeast 13-11-12-36. Jamestown 10-13-12-35.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 1 / 7; Jamestown 0 / 7.
Goalies-Northeast, Drum 2-2-0-0 (35 shots-34 saves). Jamestown, Howe 5-4-0-0 (36 shots-34 saves).
A-556
Referees-R. Beck.
Linesmen-J. Cleary, Jordan Stachelski.

NA3HL Box Scores

Northeast Generals 5 (SO) at Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks 4 – Status: Final SO
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – Danbury Ice Arena

Northeast 2 1 1 0 – 5
Danbury 3 0 1 0 – 4

1st Period-1, Northeast, Sinople 4 (Felix), 1:53 (SH). 2, Northeast, Gorman 9 (Nuzzolilo), 2:29 (SH). 3, Danbury, Kovalev 15 (Walker, Devereaux), 6:07. 4, Danbury, Walker 4   7:49. 5, Danbury, Kovalev 16 (Devereaux, Walker), 14:35. Penalties-Murphy Net (slashing-minor), 1:19; Rogers Dan (head contact-minor), 9:37; Felidi Dan (interference-minor), 16:49.

2nd Period-6, Northeast, Nuzzolilo 9 (Gorman), 5:28 (SH). Penalties-Demoura Net (roughing-double minor), 3:11; Sinople Net (kneeing-minor), 6:13; Demoura Net (head contact-minor), 16:56.

3rd Period-7, Northeast, Wracker 3 (Ramm), 5:10. 8, Danbury, Egorov 5 (Khatib, Deitsch), 15:55 (PP). Penalties-Mulligan Net (head contact-minor), 15:21; Tamburo Dan (cross checking-minor), 19:57.

OT Period- No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties

Shootout – Northeast 2 (Nuzzolilo NG, Zotter NG, Mulligan NG, Ramm NG, Murphy NG, Solokhin NG, Felix NG, Frolik NG, Gorman G, Young NG, Lamphear NG, Sinople G), Danbury 1 (Devereaux NG, Walker NG, Kovalev NG, Khatib NG, Rogers NG, Fancher NG, Egorov NG, Tamburo NG, Deitsch G, Westendorf NG, Beagle NG, Hanifen NG).
Shots on Goal-Northeast 19-13-21-4-1-58. Danbury 12-9-6-1-0-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 0 / 0; Danbury 1 / 0.
Goalies-Northeast, McCoy 11-0-0-0 (28 shots-24 saves). Danbury, Churchill 3-1-0-1 (57 shots-53 saves).
A-30
Referees-R. Beck.
Linesmen-Jesse Burns, C. Johansen.

Bay State Bobcats 5 at Northeast Generals 6 – Status: Final
Friday, December 17, 2021 – New England Sports Village

Bay State 0 5 0 – 5
Northeast 2 3 1 – 6

1st Period-1, Northeast, Murphy 14 (Nuzzolilo), 16:33. 2, Northeast, Gorman 10 (Mulligan, Sinople), 17:33. Penalties-Kennedy Net (boarding-minor), 3:41; Janik Bsb (interference-minor), 11:04.

2nd Period-3, Bay State, Woak 4 (Cormie, Mastrony), 5:05 (PP). 4, Northeast, Sinople 5 (Savoie, Gorman), 8:21. 5, Northeast, Hess 9 (Ramm), 9:04 (SH). 6, Bay State, Mastrony 3 (Cormie, Skinner), 9:43 (PP). 7, Bay State, Montague 3 (Boothe, Mastrony), 11:59. 8, Bay State, Walter 2 (Gallagher), 13:42. 9, Northeast, Mulligan 3   14:26. 10, Bay State, Johnson 3 (Montague), 18:48. Penalties-Lambert Net (interference-minor), 4:30; Lambert Net (tripping-minor), 8:54; Lubin Net (interference-minor), 16:47.

3rd Period-11, Northeast, Kennedy 9 (Murphy, Nuzzolilo), 9:47 (PP). Penalties-Boothe Bsb (cross checking-minor), 0:31; Ramm Net (hooking-minor), 5:33; Johnson Bsb (unsportsmanlike conduct-minor), 7:01; McNamee Net (hooking-minor), 7:01; Montague Bsb (hooking-minor), 9:37; McCreadie Net (boarding-major, unsportsmanlike conduct – 10 minute), 14:22.

Shots on Goal-Bay State 4-12-10-26. Northeast 13-12-8-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Bay State 2 / 6; Northeast 1 / 3.
Goalies-Bay State, Di Fiore 4-7-1-0 (33 shots-27 saves). Northeast, Joseph 10-0-0-0 (12 shots-9 saves); McCoy 11-0-0-0 (14 shots-12 saves).
A-150
Referees-H. Musgrove.
Linesmen-Joshua Berenson, Bryan Gallant.

Norwich Sea Captains 1 at Northeast Generals 12 – Status: Final
Saturday, December 18, 2021 – New England Sports Village

Norwich 0 0 1 – 1
Northeast 1 4 7 – 12

1st Period-1, Northeast, Gorman 11 (Felix, Lambert), 9:41 (SH). Penalties-Mulligan Net (roughing-minor), 5:36; Hess Net (checking from behind-minor, checking from behind-10 misc), 7:33; Murphy Net (cross checking-minor), 9:41; Lambert Net (holding-minor), 10:40; Sachs Nsc (tripping-minor), 14:02; Nuzzolilo Net (roughing-minor), 15:03; McNamee Net (slashing-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct-minor), 16:40.

2nd Period-2, Northeast, Lambert 4   1:50. 3, Northeast, Sinople 6 (Gorman, Felix), 4:22. 4, Northeast, Murphy 15 (Nuzzolilo, McCoy), 7:40. 5, Northeast, McNamee 4 (Nuzzolilo, Lambert), 17:22. Penalties-No Penalties

3rd Period-6, Northeast, Lubin 1 (Nuzzolilo, McCreadie), 2:00. 7, Norwich, Harwell 4 (Tower), 5:34. 8, Northeast, Gorman 12 (Mulligan, Felix), 8:37. 9, Northeast, Solokhin 3 (Frolik, Lamphear), 9:56. 10, Northeast, Gorman 13 (Felix, Mulligan), 12:30 (SH). 11, Northeast, Murphy 16 (Kennedy, Sinople), 13:56 (SH). 12, Northeast, Lamphear 3 (Solokhin, McNamee), 16:35 (PP). 13, Northeast, Murphy 17 (Kennedy, Felix), 18:55 (PP). Penalties-Harwell Nsc (roughing-double minor), 12:13; Ramm Net (fighting (instigator, fighting-major, fighting-10 misc)-mn, fighting-major, fighting-10 misc), 12:13; served by Loftus Nsc (bench-minor), 15:35; Morran Nsc (unsportsmanlike conduct-major, unsportsmanlike conduct-ej), 15:35; Ranger Nsc (cross checking-minor), 16:50.

Shots on Goal-Norwich 12-6-4-22. Northeast 11-22-27-60.
Power Play Opportunities-Norwich 0 / 8; Northeast 2 / 2.
Goalies-Norwich, Pellerito 1-7-1-0 (18 shots-14 saves); Tsymbalyuk 1-4-0-0 (42 shots-34 saves). Northeast, McCoy 11-0-0-0 (22 shots-21 saves).
A-150
Referees-John Collins.
Linesmen-William Jacques, Bryan Gallant.

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