'07s, U14s & 15s at Crimson Elite Series
The first weekend of the Crimson Elite Series gets underway tomorrow, Fri. Dec. 13th, at Harvard's Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
This weekend belongs to the '07s, U14s, and U15s. The organizations that will be on hand include teams from near and far, like the Boston Advantage, LI Royals, LI Gulls, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes, Syracuse Nationals, Belle Tire, Florida Alliance, Chicago Fury, Team Illinois, Kuper Academy, Seacoast Spartans, Team Maryland, and the Valley Jr. Warriors.
Next weekend, December 20-22, the Crimson Elite Series will be hosting the '06s.
The schedules and rosters can be found here:
Crimson Elite Series Program -- '07s, U14s, U15s
ECEL Holiday Classic Program Book
The East Coast Elite League (ECEL) Holiday Classic, for U16 and U18 teams, gets underway Saturday morning and runs through Monday Dec. 2nd at the Northford (Conn.) Ice Pavilion.
Other tournament venues will be Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.), Newington Arena (Newington, Conn.), Yale University (New Haven, Conn.), and Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, Conn.)
There will be good representation from the top Tier I organizations from all corners of the United States -- distant ones like the Colorado Rampage, Atlanta Fire, and Seattle Jr. Thunderbirds -- and Canada, too, of course.
Mass., N.E. Regionals Results
Semifinal: Eastern Mass Senators 6, Little Bruins 2 -- In the second period, the Senators got four goals from four different players.
Semifinal: Boston Jr. Eagles 5, NV River Rats 1 -- Phil Tresca, a Rivers centerman and Yale recruit, scored all five goals -- two in the first, one in the second, and two in the third.
Championship: Boston Jr. Eagles 6, Eastern Mass Senators 5 -- Senators had the early lead, but the Jr. Eagles fought back with three third-period goals. Nobles' Casey Severo scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal.
Semifinal: NV River Rats 5, Junior Bruins (USPHL) 3 -- Rats scored three unanswered goals in the first and the Junior Bruins couldn't find their way back into the game.
Semifinal: Boston Jr. Eagles 5, East Coast Wizards 0 -- Cully Wilson (Dexter) scored two goals and G Ryan Kazmouz (Dexter) got the shutout.
Championship: NV River Rats 5, Boston Jr. Eagles 3 -- Rats led it all the way. Goaltender Dylan Silverstein (Dexter) came up big for the Rats.
Semifinal: Cape Cod Whalers 8, Springfield Rifles 1 -- Henry Cohen (Middlesex) and Shane Taddia (Thayer) led Whalers' scorers.
Semifinal: Minuteman Flames 3, East Coast Wizards 2 -- Flames scored three first-period goals, but Wizards battled back to make it a one-goal game.
Championship: Cape Cod Whalers 6, Minuteman Flames 2 -- Ryan Teehan (Hillside School) scored two goals for the Whalers.
New England U18
Semifinal: Northern Cyclones Prep 6, Yale Jr. Bulldogs 2 -- An upset. New Hampton G Robby Farrell was big in net, and Kevin Urquhart (Proctor) had a pair of goals for the Cyclones.
Semifinal: RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 5, East Haven 3 -- Saints simply had too much offensive firepower.
Championship: RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 4, Northern Cyclones Prep 1 -- Again, the Saints just had too many dangerous players, like Q-pac recruit Victor Czerneckianair. His surname is difficult to spell and prononunce, but he sure is fun to watch.
New England U16
Semifinal: Mid-Fairfield 4, Wallingford (Selects Academy) 2
Semifinal: RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 8, Northern Cyclones Prep 3 -- Cyclones led 1-0 after one. It didn't hold up.
Championship: Mid-Fairfield 5, RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 2 -- Avon's Connor Callaghan was strong in goal. James Shannon (Brunswick), PJ O'Neal (Avon), and Casey Raffone (Canterbury) were all productive up front.
New England 15
Semifinal: Wallingford (Selects Academy) 4, Northern Cyclones 0
Semifinal: RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 4, Seacoast Spartans 2
Championship: Wallingford (Selects Academy) 5, RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 2 -- With four third-period goals, the Selects opened up what had been a close game.