Photo Credit:Kelsey Lee-Violet Turtle Photography
For the NAHL team, practice and preparation for their next game against Maine tomorow is what happened. For the NA3HL team, history was made.
Head Coach Bryan Erikson said of this week as his team is getting a full lineup for the first time since January 15.
“Our big focus was on accountability. We have tried to clean some stuff up both on and off the ice. Guys just being more diligent in paying attention to the small details. I think we got away from that a bit and that can bleed into your play on the ice. If you look at the last game for example all 3 goals allowed were mental or physical breakdowns by individual players. We will never eliminate those but we want guys to understand that they need to compete for the full shift and the full 60 minutes. We had a phenomenal week of practice and some good meetings as a group. We know we control our own destiny for playoffs and we need to start by controlling our emotions better. Need to not get too high or too low after good or bad plays. Need to be goldfish and have short memories. Just play within our structure and we will be fine. Monday will also be our first game with our entire line-up (Orr/Krause) this season. The last game we had everyone on the roster available (before the Orr/Krause trades) was January 15th. So we are getting healthy at the right time. 4 games in 6 days agains 2 very good teams is a tall task and I look forward to seeing how the boys perform.”
Head Coach Daryl Locke was a part of getting 41 wins for the NA3HL team, an organizational record. Of the past week he said the following:
“ Coming into Monday’s game against Danbury I was thinking it might be a game where we might struggle. Three games in three days with a short bench, do to injuries, can put doubt in a players mind. I was wrong as they came out buzzing and jumped to a 5-0 lead in the first period and never looked back. Caiden Hess led the way with a hat trick and Sean Gorman had two goals. D’Mar McCoy was solid again in the net.
Saturday’s game in New Jersey I thought we executed our game plan as far as keeping it simple and controlling the tempo. They always play us physical so I thought we matched them in that department. Zach Sinople had a goal and was physical all night. Tyler Ramm had New Jersey on their heels with his physical presence. Mason Joseph with another shutout for him. He’s been dynamite between the pipes for us.
Sunday’s game plan was pretty much same as Saturday. Be physical, push the tempo. It took us awhile to get going. I thought Nathan Gilleshammer had an excellent game. He was exploding through holes and making plays all day. Our defense was solid and moved pucks up ice with ease. Nick Wracker had two goals and was around the puck all day. Luke Fundator played solid in net all day. Nice sweep on the road for the boys. The win set a Generals franchise record at forty one. The boys dedicated the victory to our owners Bob Penfield, Bryan Erikson, and Rich O’Dowd, who started this organization from scratch, and brought it to the level of excellence it is today.I’m happy for the players and everyone who is a part of The Generals Organization. The owner’s Bob, Bryan, and Rich have poured so much time and resources into making this organization successful that you love to see them be rewarded for all their hard work. I know the players and staff appreciate all they do to make it easy for us on a daily basis. We want to be the gold standard in the East for junior hockey and I believe we’re on our way to being there.”
NA3HL Box Scores
Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks 2 at Northeast Generals 11 – Status: Final
Monday, February 21, 2022 – New England Sports Village
Danbury 0 1 1 – 2
Northeast 5 4 2 – 11
1st Period-1, Northeast, Hess 18 (Gilleshammer), 0:18. 2, Northeast, Felix 20 (McNamee), 1:45. 3, Northeast, Hess 19 (McNamee, Ramm), 5:30 (PP). 4, Northeast, Murphy 24 (Ramm, Mulligan), 9:23. 5, Northeast, Gorman 18 (Felix, McNamee), 11:45. Penalties-served by Bianco Dan (too many men-minor), 4:05; Felidi Dan (roughing-minor), 5:10; Murphy Net (roughing-minor), 5:10; Westendorf Dan (elbowing-minor), 7:37; Sinople Net (elbowing-minor), 7:37; Parker Dan (cross checking-minor), 9:23; Ramm Net (roughing-minor), 9:23; Leps Dan (slashing-minor), 14:21.
2nd Period-6, Northeast, Nuzzolilo 21 (Sinople, Mulligan), 2:45 (SH). 7, Danbury, Rogers 22 9:33. 8, Northeast, Gorman 19 (Felix, Lambert), 10:54. 9, Northeast, Mulligan 5 16:53. 10, Northeast, Hess 20 (Gilleshammer, Mulligan), 19:33. Penalties-Gilleshammer Net (slashing-minor), 0:57; Leps Dan (tripping-minor), 5:07; Ramm Net (elbowing-minor, slashing-minor), 13:15.
3rd Period-11, Northeast, Kennedy 21 (Murphy, Mulligan), 3:01. 12, Danbury, Rogers 23 (Khatib), 6:20. 13, Northeast, Ramm 19 (Gilleshammer, Wracker), 9:05. Penalties-Westendorf Dan (slashing-minor), 6:40; Felix Net (roughing-minor), 6:40; Westendorf Dan (unsportsmanlike conduct-minor), 9:30; Felidi Dan (slashing-minor), 12:00; Sinople Net (slashing-minor), 12:00; Kennedy Net (slashing-minor), 18:50.
Shots on Goal-Danbury 4-7-9-20. Northeast 20-18-18-56.
Power Play Opportunities-Danbury 0 / 9; Northeast 1 / 9.
Goalies-Danbury, Churchill 10-5-1-1 (56 shots-45 saves). Northeast, McCoy 17-2-0-0 (20 shots-18 saves).
Linesmen-Eric Tevelson, Mike Redmon.
Northeast Generals 4 at New Jersey Titans 0 – Status: Final
Saturday, February 26, 2022 – Middletown Ice World Arena
Northeast 3 0 1 – 4
New Jersey 0 0 0 – 0
1st Period-1, Northeast, Sinople 8 (Zotter, Frolik), 3:19. 2, Northeast, Zotter 9 (Sinople, Frolik), 7:52. 3, Northeast, Mulligan 6 (Murphy), 15:55. Penalties-Kennedy Net (interference-minor), 10:15.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties
3rd Period-4, Northeast, Murphy 25 (Mulligan), 16:19. Penalties-Smith Njt (slashing-minor), 20:00.
Shots on Goal-Northeast 10-18-12-40. New Jersey 6-7-6-19.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 0 / 0; New Jersey 0 / 1.
Goalies-Northeast, Joseph 17-0-0-0 (19 shots-19 saves). New Jersey, Alfama 6-15-0-0 (40 shots-36 saves).
Linesmen-Tiago Ferreira, Jon Field.
Northeast Generals 6 at New Jersey Titans 1 – Status: Final
Sunday, February 27, 2022 – Middletown Ice World Arena
Northeast 0 4 2 – 6
New Jersey 0 1 0 – 1
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Ponechal Njt (slashing-minor), 5:39; Frolik Net (roughing-minor), 14:45; Smith Njt (roughing-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct-10 minute misconduct), 14:45; Wracker Net (cross checking-minor), 15:16; Lupo Njt (roughing-minor), 15:16; McKinney Njt (hooking-minor), 17:42.
2nd Period-1, Northeast, Nuzzolilo 22 (Gilleshammer, Mulligan), 5:48 (PP). 2, New Jersey, McKinney 5 (Renbarger, Kenna), 10:11 (PP). 3, Northeast, Hess 21 (Ramm), 12:04 (SH). 4, Northeast, Ramm 20 (Gilleshammer, Zotter), 16:16 (PP). 5, Northeast, Murphy 26 (Nuzzolilo, Gilleshammer), 16:59 (PP). Penalties-King Njt (spearing-major, spearing-gm), 1:20; Gorman Net (cross checking-major), 8:03; Miller Njt (cross checking-minor), 8:03; Mulligan Net (tripping-minor), 9:04; Gorman Net (fighting-major, unsportsmanlike conduct-gm), 13:31; Lupo Njt (fighting-major, unsportsmanlike conduct-gm), 13:31; Miller Njt (fighting-major, unsportsmanlike conduct-gm), 13:31; Gorman Net (second major penalty in same game-gm), 20:00.
3rd Period-6, Northeast, Wracker 6 (Felix, Ramm), 8:30. 7, Northeast, Wracker 7 (Gilleshammer, Felix), 14:15. Penalties-Sinople Net (charging-minor), 3:31; Kennedy Net (fighting-major, unsportsmanlike conduct-gm), 5:11; Mataviesko Njt (fighting-major, unsportsmanlike conduct-gm), 5:11; Ramm Net (cross checking-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct – 10 minute), 9:09; Kennedy Njt (cross checking-major, unsportsmanlike conduct-gm), 9:09; March Njt (cross checking-minor), 15:08; Smith Njt (too many men-minor), 15:08.
Shots on Goal-Northeast 12-17-12-41. New Jersey 5-10-4-19.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 3 / 9; New Jersey 1 / 2.
Goalies-Northeast, Fundator 7-0-0-0 (19 shots-18 saves). New Jersey, Freitas 5-11-1-0 (41 shots-35 saves).
Linesmen-Christian Clark, William Pein.
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