Head Coach Daryl Locke said “ Monday’s game was an up and down affair. I thought going into the game playing our third game in three nights our pace would slow a bit. I was surprised at the jump we had in the warmup. I had a good feeling we were ready to compete. Danbury jumped out to a 1-0 lead after one period. Joey McCreadie scored his first goal as a General to even the score. The bench erupted when Joey got his first goal. Happy for him he finally erased the zero in the goal column beside his name. Caiden Hess continued his hot streak with a nice shorthanded goal. Matt Nuzzolilo scored the third goal on a nice play from Braeden Kennedy and Nolan Murphy. Danbury tied it up at 3-3 in the last few minutes of the game. Going into overtime I had a good feeling that with our team speed we had a good chance to get the extra point. Braeden Kennedy was outstanding in overtime. His patience with the puck enabled Caiden Hess to get open on a two on one. Braeden held the puck after the defender laid out and made a great pass to Caiden who finished with a nice goal. A nice win on the road for the boys.”
In their second and final game as Saturday’s was postponed due to snow, Locke added “ Saturday’s game at Norwich was postponed due to the snow storm. It will be rescheduled at a later date. Unfortunate that it was postponed but the safety of the players comes first. Today’s game was choppy from the beginning. We were struggling to set the tone and play our style of hockey. Norwich played a solid defensive game but I think we found our groove in the second period. Our pace picked up and we were able to attack with numbers. Braeden Kennedy had two goals and was all around solid again for us. Cody Lambert, who I moved back to defense from forward due to injuries, scored a nice goal from the point. Tyler Ramm, another forward I moved back to defense, played a solid game. Nolan Zotter, a U18 call up, completed the scoring with a nice goal. D’Mar McCoy with some timely saves got the win in net. We have some things to work on this week in practice. We’re hoping some of our injured players get healthy and get back to playing sooner rather than later.”
Head Coach Bryan Erikson added of the one win his team got “ I thought we were terrible. Just a sloppy game that was the opposite of what we did in New Jersey. But it was a win so we love getting the 2 points. But we need to start being more consistent day in and day out. We talk it to death but don’t execute it. Frustrating game to Coach and we need a much better effort tomorrow.”He did praise Sixten Jennersjo for his development saying “Sixten is really coming along. Great fight. Played great in our structure and was just awesome all game long. He has been getting better everyday and we are excited to see what he brings the last 22 games!”
Northeast Generals 4 (OT) at Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks 3 – Status: Final OT
Monday, January 24, 2022 – Danbury Ice Arena
Northeast 0 2 1 1 – 4
Danbury 1 0 2 0 – 3
1st Period-1, Danbury, Kovalev 24 (Khatib, Rogers), 16:40. Penalties-Rogers Dan (tripping-minor), 9:36; Schouten Net (holding-minor), 12:53; Demoura Net (tripping-minor), 18:26.
2nd Period-2, Northeast, McCreadie 1 (Wracker), 8:39. 3, Northeast, Schouten 2 18:50 (SH). Penalties-Tamburo Dan (tripping-minor), 1:04; McCreadie Net (slashing-minor), 11:11; Lubin Net (slashing-major, slashing-gm), 14:26; Rogers Dan (cross checking-minor), 19:59.
3rd Period-4, Danbury, Kovalev 25 6:47 (PP). 5, Northeast, Nuzzolilo 17 (Kennedy, Murphy), 8:18. 6, Danbury, Rogers 17 14:52. Penalties-Kennedy Net (slashing-minor), 4:52; Kovalev Dan (elbowing-minor), 8:53; Lambert Net (boarding-minor), 12:32.
OT Period-7, Northeast, Hess 14 (Mulligan, Kennedy), 0:54. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Northeast 22-13-12-4-51. Danbury 12-15-13-1-41.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 0 / 0; Danbury 1 / 0.
Goalies-Northeast, Fundator 2-0-0-0 (41 shots-38 saves). Danbury, Churchill 8-2-1-1 (51 shots-47 saves).
Linesmen-M. Heiser, Max Latin.
Norwich Sea Captains 3 at Northeast Generals 4 – Status: Final
Sunday, January 30, 2022 – New England Sports Village
Norwich 0 2 1 – 3
Northeast 1 3 0 – 4
1st Period-1, Northeast, Lambert 7 (Kennedy, Nuzzolilo), 4:59. Penalties-Ramm Net (boarding-minor), 0:49; Lambert Net (interference-minor), 14:13.
2nd Period-2, Northeast, Kennedy 14 (Gorman), 3:31. 3, Norwich, Morran 2 14:34 (SH). 4, Northeast, Kennedy 15 (Ramm, Solokhin), 17:11. 5, Norwich, Harwell 9 (Ward), 17:51. 6, Northeast, Zotter 5 (Hess, Wracker), 19:51. Penalties-Ramm Net (head contact-minor), 6:10; Hayden Nsc (interference-minor), 12:57.
3rd Period-7, Norwich, Beier 10 (Morran, Harwell), 19:05. Penalties-Lambert Net (head contact-minor), 7:29.
Shots on Goal-Norwich 5-4-6-15. Northeast 15-15-10-40.
Power Play Opportunities-Norwich 0 / 4; Northeast 0 / 1.
Goalies-Norwich, Yocum 0-10-1-0 (40 shots-36 saves). Northeast, McCoy 15-2-0-0 (15 shots-12 saves).
Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks 2 at Northeast Generals 3 – Status: Final
Sunday, January 30, 2022 – New England Sports Village
Danbury 0 0 2 – 2
Northeast 2 1 0 – 3
1st Period-1, Northeast, Corcoran 7 (Ardagna, Tolan), 16:03. 2, Northeast, McGraw 3 (Jennersjö, Boczar), 18:13. Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-3, Northeast, Schubert 6 (Woll, Ramm), 9:45. Penalties-Orr Nte (high sticking-minor), 4:20; Hyde Dht (hooking-minor), 9:45; Sukovic Dht (boarding-minor), 10:39; Schubert Nte (hooking-minor), 14:07.
3rd Period-4, Danbury, Sukovic 6 (Lajoy, Andersons), 12:54. 5, Danbury, Davis 2 (Krivtsov, Sukovic), 18:31. Penalties-Ramm Nte (charging-minor), 3:02; Harrington Dht (fighting-major, fighting-ej), 9:11; Orr Nte (fighting-major, fighting-ej), 9:11; Howard Dht (fighting-major, fighting-ej), 11:33; Jennersjö Nte (fighting-major, fighting-ej), 11:33; McGraw Nte (slashing-minor), 15:01.
Shots on Goal-Danbury 12-10-9-31. Northeast 13-9-13-35.
Power Play Opportunities-Danbury 0 / 4; Northeast 0 / 1.
Goalies-Danbury, Seeley 6-15-2-0 (35 shots-32 saves). Northeast, DeYoung 14-5-0-1 (31 shots-29 saves).
Linesmen-Cam Goebert, Michael Tarquinio.