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Northeast Showcase Schedule

Here's the schedule for the Northeast Hockey Showcase, which starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

The tournament director is Mike Addesa.

Fri. Nov. 29

@ The Chelmsford Forum; Chelmsford, Mass.
8 am: Banff Academy vs. Mass Mariners
10 am: Northeast Selects vs. Brewster Academy
Noon: Boston Bulldogs vs. Norwich Icebreakers
2 pm: NY Apple Core Juniors vs. Johnstown Jr. Chiefs
4 pm: Northwood vs. Detroit Redhawks
6 pm: Brewster Academy vs. Boston Bulldogs

@ The Veterans Rink; Gardner, Mass.
Noon: Our Lady of Mount Carmel vs. Apple Core Midgets
2 pm: Mass. Mariners vs. Winchendon
4 pm: Capital District Selects vs. Millbrook
6 pm: Norwich vs. Northeast Selects

@ The Wallace Civic Center; Fitchburg, Mass.
4:30 pm: Berkshire School vs. Richmond Hill Stars
6:40 pm: Canterbury vs. Banff Academy
8:50 Apple Core Midgets vs. Winchendon

Sat. Nov. 30

@ The Chelmsford Forum; Chelmsford, Mass.
8 am: Richmond Hill Stars vs. Capital District Selects
10 am: Our Lady of Mount Carmel vs. Canterbury
Noon: Northwood vs. Apple Core Juniors
2 pm: Boston Bulldogs vs. Northeast Selects
4 pm: Millbrook vs. Richmond Hill Stars
6 pm: Capital District Selects vs. Berkshire

@ The Veterans Rink; Gardner, Mass.
10 am: Berkshire vs. Millbrook
Noon: Detroit Redhawks vs. Johnstown Jr. Chiefs
2 pm: Norwich Icebreakers vs. Brewster Academy
4 pm: Winchendon vs. Banff Academy
6 pm: Mass Mariners vs. Our Lady of Mount Carmel

@ The Wallace Civic Center; Fitchburg, Mass.
5:20 pm: Canterbury vs. Apple Core Midgets
7:30 Apple Core Juniors vs. Detroit Redhawks
9:40 pm: Johnstown Jr. Chiefs vs. Northwood

Sun. Dec. 1

@ The Chelmsford Forum; Chelmsford, Mass.
9 am: 1st Place East vs. 1st Place West
11 am: 1st Place South vs. 1st Place North
6 pm: Winner of South/North vs. Winner of East/West

The East Division consists of NY Apple Core Juniors, the Detroit Redhawks, Johnstown Jr. Chiefs, and Northwood. The West Division consists of the Capital District Selects, Berkshire, Millbrook, and the Richmond Hill Stars. The North Division consists of NY Apple Core Midgets, Canterbury, the Mass Mariners, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Winchendon, and Banff Academy. The South Division consists of the Boston Bulldogs, Brewster Academy, Norwich Icebreakes, and the Northeast Selects.



Albany Academy Blanks Hoosac

Albany, NY -- Jonas Svensson (1g,2a), Ross Glynn (2g), and Andrew Hasselbach (2g) put up the points, and Chris Drobnicki and Ted Stanowski combined on a 17-save shutout as Albany Academy blanked the Hoosac School here today.

Final score:
Hoosac 0-0-0 (0)
AA 1-4-1 (6)

Period 1: (18:00 period)
AA Ross Glynn (Jonas Svensson) 5:42

Period 2: (18:00 period)
AA Andrew Hasselbach (Mike Szpiech) 3:19
AA Jonas Svensson (Mike Borisenok) 7:14 PP goal
AA Brandon Drellos (Bryan Blair) 8:33
AA Ross Glynn (Jonas Svensson) 16:47

Period 3: (18:00 period)
AA Andrew Hasselbach (Merrick Thomson, Mike Szpiech) 9:39

Goal Saves:
AA Chris Drobnicki 9-3-0 (12 saves)
Ted Stanowski 0-0-5 ( 5 saves)

Hoosac Matt Hickey 12-9-11 (32 saves)

AA 38
Hoosac 17



BB&N Jamboree Schedule

Cambridge, Mass. -- Here's the schedule for the BB&N Jamboree, which will be held this Saturday (Nov. 30) at the Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols School here. All games will consist of one 20-minute stop-time period.

10 am -- Pomfret vs. Cushing
11 am -- Pomfret vs. GDA
Noon -- Cushing vs. GDA
1 pm -- Cushing vs. Tilton
2 pm -- BB&N vs. Pomfret
3 pm -- GDA vs. NMH
4 pm -- Tilton vs. NMH
5 pm -- BB&N vs. Tilton
6 pm -- BB&N vs. NMH



O'Brien's Six Points Lead Berkshire

Senior Chris O'Brien of Watertown, Mass. notched six points (2g,4a) in leading the Berkshire School to a 12-2 romp over the Valley Forge Minutmen yesterday. Senior Nick Shackford (2g,2a) and junior Tim Dancey (1g,3a) each added four points.

Score 1 2 3 OT Final
Berkshire 5 5 2 = 12
Valley Forge 0 2 0 = 2

Shots 1 2 3 OT Final
Berkshire 21 15 17 = 53
Valley Forge 4 5 2 = 11

1st Period
Berkshire 1:12 Shackford (Holland, O'Brien) - Even
Berkshire 4:09 O'Brien (Shackford, Dancey) - Even
Berkshire 11:38 Beckett (Carlbom, Donovan) - Even
Berkshire 13:11 O'Brien (Norton, Dancey) - Even
Berkshire 15:55 Bellamy (Cohen) - Even

2nd Period
Valley Forge 2:39 # 45 (# 91) - Even
Berkshire 3:54 Carlbom (Norton, Donovan) - Even
Berkshire 5:02 Dancey (Shackford) - PPG
Berkshire 8:19 Shackford (O'Brien, Dancey) - Even
Berkshire 10:55 Naessens (Willets, Pagotto) - Even
Valley Forge 16:48 # 44 (unassisted) - PPG
Berkshire 17:13 Bellamy (O'Brien) - SHG

3rd Period
Berkshire 8:21 Beckett (Carlbom, O'Brien) - Even
Berkshire 12:54 Holland (Harrison, Donovan) - PPG

Berkshire 8
Valley Forge 8

Berkshire Pine (7/8)
Robinson (2/3)
Valley Forge # 30 (41/53)



Meintel, Ftorek Lead Way for Taft

Avon, Conn. -- Alex Meintel scored a pair of goals and Casey Ftorek added a goal and an assist as visiting Taft topped Avon Old Farms, 5-3. Sean Backman had a three-point game (2g,1a) for Avon.

Avon 1 0 2 = 3
Taft 0 3 2 = 5

1st Period
Avon- Backman ( Mori, DiMarzo ) 5:46

2nd Period
Taft- Ftorek ( Maldonado) 3:41
Taft- Meintel -unassisted 15:30
Taft- Meintel- ( Ftorek, Ahearn) 17:47

3rd Period
Taft- Davis- (Ogiba) 7:30
Avon- Blanchette ( Backman)- 8:18
Taft- Fogarty- unassisted 11:59
Avon- Backman- ( DiMarzo, DeBello) 13:43

Taft- John Curry -29 saves
Avon- Jon Quick- 35 saves



Halverson Hat Lifts Exeter

Pomfret, Conn. -- PG John Halverson, formerly at Belmont Hill, scored three goals to lead Exeter to a 4-1 road win over Pomfret today.

Scoring by Period:
Pomfret 0 0 1 - 1
Exeter 1 3 0 - 4

1st Period
Exeter: Halverson (Yeager) 10:46 SHG

2nd Period
Exeter: Halverson (unassisted) :31
Exeter: LaFreniere (Yeager, Bennett) 8:41 PPG
Exeter: Halverson (Bennett) 14:22

3rd Period
Pomfret: Latter (Lowell, Deppmeyer) 6:37

Pomfret: 8 minors
Exeter: 6 minors

Pomfret: Watson 25/29
Exeter: Edge 21/22


Russo, Ryan Pace Cushing Past Holderness

Plymouth, NH -- Jimmy Russo, a junior transfer from Thayer Academy, had a hat trick, and Billy Ryan, a sophomore transfer from Catholic Memorial, had three assists as Cushing Academy topped Holderness 5-2 here today.

Goals By Period:
Holderness 1 1 0 = 2
Cushing 2 0 3 = 5

1st period
C - Bourque (Ewing, Fontas) @ :18
H - Brown (Farrow, Thompson) PPG @ 3:36
C - Russo (D'Agostino, Ryan) @ 7:02

2nd period
H - Carr (Hopkins, Williams) @ 1:54

3rd period
C - Koziara (Ryan, D'Agostino) PPG @ 2:18
C - Russo (Ryan, Yandle) PPG @ 8:09
C - Russo (Ryan, Murray) PPG (5 V.3) @ 15:18

Holderness - Burzon - 43/48
Cushing - Longo - 31/33



Berkshire Edges Albany Academy in OT

Sheffield, Mass. -- New senior Mike Cohen, a native of Williamsville, NY who formerly played for the Buffalo Regals Midget AAA program, had a three-point night -- including an unassisted game winner in overtime -- to lead host Berkshire past Albany Academy, 5-4, here this afternoon.

Final score:
Albany Academy 1-0-3-0 (4)
Berkshire 1-2-1-1 OT (5)

Period 1 (18:00 period) Berk Mike Cohen (Matt Tommasiello, Rob Bellamy) 3:34; AA Jonas Svensson (Mike Leveille) 9:50 PP goal.

Period 2 (18:00 period): Berk Ed Naessens (Jason Pagotto) 4:07; Berk Tom Harrison (Naessens, Pagotto) 6:35.

Period 3 (18:00 period): AA Bryan Blair (Merrick Thomson) 1:54 ; AA Mike Leveille (Steve Coon) 2:59; Berk Rob Bellamy (Tommasiello, Cohen) 7:48; AA Ross Glynn (Bryan Blair) 15:34 PP goal.

OT Period (5:00 period): Berk Mike Cohen (unassisted) 1:52 SH goal.

Saves: AA Chris Drobnicki 9-15-11-1 (36 saves); Berk Issa Azat 9-9-7-2 (27 saves).

Shots: AA 31, Berk 41.



Prep Schedules -- Check 'Em Out

We not only have all the New England Div. I prep schedules up on the site (click on the drop-down menu on this page's left-hand column), but they are fact-checked, too.

We did it the old-fashioned way -- line-by-line, by hand, with a red pen. We were as careful as possible, and double-checked every entry, but that doesn't mean there might not be a mistake or two.With that in mind, we are asking for volunteers to check the posted schedule against a school-issued copy you may have in your possession. If you see a mistake, drop an email to ASAP.

We will be fact-checking a second time as we put together the 2002-03 Northeastern U.S. Division I Prep Composite Schedule Book. (The book should be ready for mailing by Thanksgiving. We'll have more info on that early next week.)

We will also have the "weekly game results" link, found on the upper left-hand corner of this page, operating within the next week. At that point, we will also be ready for box scores and rosters to be submitted via our new high-tech (though very easy to use) forms. We have a few minor things to work out -- some tweaking, if you will -- and not a lot of time to do it in. The new design has been more time-consuming than expected!

When we're ready, we'll post a brief tutorial on how to post to the site. Over the next week, we'll be putting out the call for volunteers from Div. I schools to sign on as USHR reporters. We'll be looking for someone who attends every home game, and can afterward fill out our box score template and upload it directly to the web. That's the minimal job description. Generally, box scores are compiled by a team's coach, though the coach may assign the job to any responsible individual he wishes. Often, that's an assistant coach, a student manager, a fellow faculty member, a correspondent for the school paper, a parent, etc. All things being equal, we'd prefer that players not do it.

If you are the coach and would like to do the box scores again -- roughly half our reporters last year were also head or assistant coaches -- please let us know if you will be doing it again. If you are not a coach but would like to do it, please clear it with the coach, and then let us know who you are so we can get the proper info to you. It's not a hard job, and your work will be much appreciated by fans, players, parents, alums, scouts, college recruiters -- and this typist.

Please contact us via the e-mail link above. Thank you.



Today's Games

There are not many games today (Sat. 11/23), but there are more than on any Saturday since last February. Here are today's top picks: Taft at Avon (2:30 pm); Albany Academy at Berkshire (2:30 pm); Exeter at Pomfret (4:00 pm); and Cushing at Holderness (4:00 pm).

Also, Kimball Union will be leaving today for Moscow, where they will participate in a tournament put together by Vladislav Tretiak. Teams from Russia, Latvia, Belarus, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, and Switzerland will also be competing.



SPS Jamboree Schedule

The St. Paul's School Jamboree will take place Sat. Nov. 30 -- Sunday, Dec. 1 at the school's Concord, NH campus. Four teams are in it this year -- St. Paul's, Tabor, Bridgton, and Deerfield. Here's the schedule:

Sat. Nov. 30 (these scrimmages will consist of three 18-minute periods):
3:30 pm -- Bridgton vs. Tabor
5:30 pm -- Deerfield vs. St. Paul's

Sun. Dec. 1 (these scrimmages will consist of two 20-minute periods):
9:00 am -- Deerfield vs. Tabor
10:30 am -- Bridgton vs. St. Paul's
12:30 pm -- Bridgton vs. Deerfield
2:00 pm -- St. Paul's vs. Tabor



Andover Shows Balanced Attack

Andover, Mass. -- Phillips Andover got goals from five diffent players in a 5-0 shutout of Worcester Academy today.

1st Period: 9:37 Vaslet (Doherty); 3:04 Doherty (Mazzolini,Adams).

2nd Period: 10:23 Mazzolini (Dignard)..

3rd Period: 16:31 Kucharski (Thunnell, Vaslet); 8:35 Cahill (Ward).

PA Schneider 10/10; WA Comerford 41/46



Exeter Bombs NMH

Exeter, NH -- Exeter topped Northfield-Mount Hermon this afternoon, 10-5. Senior James Tselikis had a hat trick. Senior John Halverson had a four-point outing (2g,2a).

1st Period:
Exeter-- Bennett (Hines/ Clauson) 15:27
Exeter-- Dornseif (Ottariano/ Wright) 15:11
NMH-- Genovese (Ellsworth) 13:34
Exeter-- Dornseif 3:08

2nd Period:
Exeter-- Tselikis (Yeager/ LaFreniere) 17:19
Exeter-- Tselikis (LaFreniere/ Halverson) 9:58
Exeter-- Halverson (Yeager) 9:05
Exeter-- Halverson 2:03
NMH-- M. Germain (Colby/ D. Germain) 0:09

3rd Period:
NMH-- Wissman (Gardy) 16:05
NMH-- Colby (M. Germain/ Wissman) 12:05
Exeter-- Dornseif (Hines/ Petito) 5:27
NMH-- Shaw (Ellsworth/ Hurley) 4:19
Exeter-- Tselikis (LaFreniere)3:57
Exeter-- LaFreniere (Halverson) 3:49


Exeter: 8, NMH: 2

Shots on goal:

Exeter- Edge (34/39)
NMH- Kalec (28/38)

Note: Canterbury topped Williston, 8-2, in their game today. We have no further details.



Caveat Emptor -- for now

We've posted about 90% of the prep schools schedules (see drop-down menu in left-hand column). However, they haven't all been fact-checked yet. We're in the process of doing that and will let you know when we're done, which we expect will be in the next couple of days. We'll also be coming up with printer-friendly versions of each.

As soon as that's done, we'll unveil the new weekly results section -- and more.



Middlebury Prep Tournament Schedule

The Middlebury College Invitational Prep Tournament will take place this weekend. Here's the schedule.

Sat. Nov. 23: Noon, Upper Canada College vs. Northwood; 6:30 pm, Middlebury College JV vs. Northwood; 8:00 pm, Lawrenceville vs. Upper Caanada College.

Sun. Nov. 24: 9:00 am, Middlebury College JV vs. Upper Canada College; 10:30 am, Northwood vs. Lawrenceville; 3:00 pm, Middlebury College JV vs. Lawrenceville.



Pomfret Edges Avon in Scrimmage

Pomfret's Craig Sanders had both goals as Pomfret edged Avon Old Farms, 2-1, in a scrimmage at Avon, Conn. Patrick Watson had 22 saves for Pomfret. Winchendon, on the road, topped Tilton, 6-2. Exeter topped the Valley Jr. Warriors -- also by a 6-2 sccore -- in a regular-season game at Exeter, NH.

Note: Monday's Gunnery at Hotchkiss matchup (4 pm) will be a scrimmage instead of a regular-season game. A number of Hotchkiss players were in yesterday's football playoff game.



Halverson, LaFreniere Come Up Big for Exeter

Exeter, NH -- Seniors John Halverson and Eric LaFreniere each scored two goals in the third period to lead Exeter, trailing 3-1 at the time, to a season-opening come-from-behind win over the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (EJHL).

The Junior Monarchs outshot Exeter, 45-27. Andrew Edge had 41 saves for Exeter, while Josh Vega had 22 for the Monarchs.

1st Period: Exeter-- Bennett (Tselekis) 13:57; Monarchs-- Pouliot (Kielt) 9:59; Monarchs-- Wisnowski (Smith) 2:06.

2nd Period: Monarchs-- Acropolis (Anderson, Kielt) 2:31.

3rd Period: Exeter-- Halverson (Bennett, Tselekis) 10:24; Monarchs-- Evjenth (Kielt) 7:36; Exeter-- LaFreniere (Gale) 6:52; Exeter-- LaFreniere (Yeager) 4:50; Exeter-- Halverson (Bennett, Yeager).

Penalties: Exeter-- 11; Monarchs-- 9.

Goaltending: Edge (Exeter): 45/41; Lauderdale (Monarchs) 27/22.

Notes: We'll have the forms for schedules, rosters, and box scores finished shortly. In the meantime we'll report game info here.

We have a scheduling note, too. Because Salisbury has qualified for the prep soccer tournament, and a number of hockey players are on the team, they've pulled out of their scheduled scrimmage with Pomfret. Instead, it will be Pomfret at Avon (4:00 pm). Also on Saturday, KUA will scrimmage Worcester Academy on the road (7 pm); Loomis will play the Maroon/Gray scrimmage (7 pm); Hill will host LaSalle HS in a scrimmage (4 pm); Winchendon will play at Tilton (2 pm); Exeter hosts the Valley Jr. Warriors (3:30 pm); and Andover hosts Brooks (2:30).

On Monday the 18th, Hotchkiss hosts Gunnery in a regular-season game (4 pm).


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