Saturday, January 16, 2010

SQB2 at Deep Freeze - Game 2 Period 3

The refs are hurrying this game along. One more goal and the clock will go to running time.

Faceoff at center ice, Eagles come out with Sanatulli, Hunt, Rupert, Ralph and Wagoner on D. Santulli wins it forward, takes it in, play in the corner, Hunt helping out, Rupert shot blocked, Hunt tries the rebound but the goalie covers.

Faceoff left of Needham, Needham wins it forward, rushing, bothered by Ralph, cross to Santulli up ono the boards, Rupert tries to send it out taken away by Needham, now Ralph sends it out.

Whistle, Rupert is down.

Faceoff outside the Eagles zone, Nagy wins it forward, Needham picks it up, Cardinale back behind the goal, sends it out, Needham bats it back, Smith in the corner, Tulchinsky, Nagy on a break, bothered by Needham shot covered by the goalie.

Faceoff right of Needham, Eagles win it, McAuley behind the net, now down into the Eagles zone, Needham shot covered by Newton.

Faceoff left of Newton. Eagles take it out, Needham back in offsides.

Faceoff outside the Eagles zone, Needham takes it in, Cardinale sends it back out, Needham dumps it in again, Ralph in the corner sends it up, Cardinale behind the net, Santulli in the corner, Cardinale racing, Ralph to Rupert nice pass, Santulli on break . .. dekes the goalie and taps it in. SCORE!

With 7:37 on the clock it's Needham 5, Eagles 2.

The goalie is putting his underwear back on, which ended up on the ice after Santulli's deke.

Faceoff Eagles win it, in the Needham zone, Tulchinsky in the corner, Caridnale keeps it in.

Really loose game being callled here, lots of hard bumps. Needham taking it down the ice now, centering pass by Ziskin weak shot Newtonn covers.

Faceoff Needham wins it, Smith in the corner, Needham long hard shot Newton swallows it for a whistle.

Faceoff, shots by Needham, whistle Needham is in the crease.

Faceoff outside of the Eagles zone, Eagles win it, Needham back, Ziskin on the rush, Wagoner in front of the net, stripped away by Needham, shot -- goal. Score is now 6-2 Needham.

Faceoff Eagles take it up. Shot by Ralph from the blue line, back out to Ralph, shot again bouncing and IT'S IN. Wow. Great long wrister from the blue line. Score is now 6-3 Needham.

Faceoff Eagles win it, Needham has it sends it back, battling at center ice, Eagles rushing now, Popp centering to Nagy, Nagy weak shot wide of the net, Ralph stripped away, Ralph keeps it in. Gillan hanging out of the box sends it up to McAuley all alone. Needham rushing back now no one can catch him . . .shot, goal. 7-3 Needham.

Faceoff at center ice, Needham wins it, shot save Newton. Back in Needham's zone now, Needham rushing on a break, shot savae Newton, rebound . . . Newton from his belly on the ice makes a second save in a great effort.

Faceoff right of Newton, Hunt with a nice rush down the ice . . . Needham has it on a rush now, battling on the boards, puck is frozen.

Faceoff outside th eEagles zone now, Eagles carry it in, Popp on the ice trying to keep it in. There's the buzzer.

Final score of the game Needham 7, Eagles 3.

SQB2 at Deep Freeze - Game 2 Period 2

Here we go, Eagles out with Nagy, Tulchinsky, Popp, Gilland and Wagoner.

Nagy wins the faceoff, play in Needham's zone, Nagy with a shot. Needham rushing Wagoner picks a pocket and almost has a rush. Back in the Eagles zone now, Gillan sends it up, Needham picks the pass and takes it back, Ralph now up to Popp, Popp in the corner, Nagy centering, shot Tulchinsky on the rebound can't lift it up, Nagy tryhing to help, Needham has it now and sends it out and down.

McAuley on a rush now, stopped by Needham, 18 with a shot great butterfly save by Newton.

Arm now, not sure what for. Looks like #11 Noone is going to the box for interference. Eagles power play at 9:43 of the second.

Faceoff, Eagles take it in, out now Needham rushing, Wagoner back but she's beat, backhand shot and Newton makes the save. Great save.

Faceoff quick shot by Needham and Newton makes a glove save.

Faceoff left of Newton, Needham centering, puck is out, Needham brings it back in but offsides.

Faceoff Eagles win it forward, Needham picks it up, Popp rushing can't get it out. Nagy now, up to Tulchinsky, Popp ahead but it's icing and the faceoff goes all the way back.

8:33 left in the second, faceoff left of Newton, Nagy wins it, Popp sends it out, Ralph in the corner tries to send it over but it's off the ent. Gillan sends it up, Popp racing in, Needham back Gillan keeps it in, playon the other boards, Needham on the rush now, Gillan picks it up at center sends it out. Ralph on the rush now, shot blocked by Needham, Gillan over Ralph, Ralph back in to center . . . Needham picks it up, shot and it's in. Needham goes up 2-1 with 6:57 left in the period.

Faceoff zt center ice, Smith and Wagoner on D. Ziskin picks it up and rushing, splits the D, shot it's in. 3-1 Needham. Two quick goals here, Eagles need to get moving.

Icing on the Eagles faceoff way back in their zone. Shot Needham from the high slot, Newton sticks it up and gloves it. Faceoff left of Newton, play on the boards, Santulli on a rush now into the Needham zone, Wagoner back, to smith, Rudd, Needham rushing stripped away by Smith, into the Eagles zone, Zelker back, up to Santulli, Noone rushing shot Newton kicks it aside. IN the corner, back to center no D in front . . . shot Needham and it's in. Needham goes up 4-1.

Ralph on a rush now, high stick but no call. Back in the Eagles corner. Whistle and looks like Ralph is going to the box for roughing. Needham power play with 3:43 left in the second.

Faceoff left of Newton, Needham wins it, Wagoner chance to ice but she looks for the pass, play in the corners now, shot Needham and it's in. 2:55 left in the second, Needham goes up 5-1.

Eagles looking a bit draggy here. Faceoff left of Needham, Nagy wins it, Nedham has it, Tulchinsky battling in the corner, centering to Popp, shot blocked by Needham. Puck loose down the ice now, Smith back, sneds it up, Tulchinsky driving shot save, rebound shot save, Nagy helping, puck is back Popp with a shot blocked, Needham takes it out now, back in offsides.

Eagles back now, McAuley in the corner, Cardinale has it, sends it up. Big bump in the corner not sure who it is, looks like Cardinale he's down. No call though.

Faceoff left of Newton, Eagles win it, take it down, play in the corner there's the buzzer and at the end of the second Needham leads 5-1.

SQB2 at Deep Freeze - Game 2 Period 1

On the UMass campus today for game 2 of the deep freeze. Eagles facing off against the Needham Rockets.

Eagles are out now and looking energetic in the warmup.

The UMass network is limited access but a student here was kind enough to log me in under his account. Not sure if I will get as lucky for the evening game tonight. "Just don't hack anything," he said.

There's an announcer. That's cool.

Here we go. Eagles open with Santullii at center, Rudd and Zelker on wing, Cardinale and Ralph on D.

Good to see McAuley back on the bench this morning, also joined by Cole Rudd.

Opening faceoff Egales win it forward, Needham picks it up, carries it in, shot by Needham Hickey blocked by Santulli.

Eagles have it now carry it in, Santulli to Rudd, Rudd with a shot goes wide. Play back out in front of the ent now, another shot and the goalie covers.

Faceoff left of Needham. Eagles havve changed lines, Nagy is out with Popp and Tulchinsky, Gillan and Wagoner on D.

Needham wins the faceoff, racing back now Ziskin, Tulchinsky takes it away, Nagy out now, Needham dumps it, Wagoner sends i tup, cross to Nagy, Nagy dumps it in and Tulchinsky chasinng. Tulchinsky with a weak wrister blocked, now the puck is loose and IN!! Eagles goal at 9:51 of the first.

Faceoff Needham wins it. #19 takes it in, backhander lifted and . . . it's in. Needham goal at 9:39. Score is 1-1.

Faceoff Amherst wins it forward, Eagles pick it up, taken away, play on the boards now, #19 Keenan with another shot swallowed by Newton.

Faceoff right of Newton, Needham wins ti forward, picked up by Smith, Needham towards the net, Rudd takes it away, Santulli racing back now behind the net, up to Rudd but Needham intercepts, shot, Newton covers for a save.

Faceoff left of Newton, Eagles win it forward, Needham keeps it in, plahy in front of the net, Nagy back sends it to the side, upt to Popp, Popp has it out, taken away by Needham, Ziskin on a rush now, Ralph takes it, over to Tulchinsky, Ralph behind the net now looking, skating, dumps it in but picks it up again, Ralph centering into the paint but the goalie kicks it away. Nedham takes it into the circle, Ralph with a big hit . . . that's going to be a penalty. Needham shot wide of the net, Eagles touch it and the penalty is blown.

Faceoff right of Newton, Eagles are short on Ralph's peanlty for checking.

Play into Needham's zone now, McAuley battling, Hunt with it now, Needham has it carries it in offsides. :55 left on the penalty. FAceoff outside th eEagles zone, Needham wins it, takes it forawrd, Cardinale behind the net and sends it all the way down. Nedham on the rush, tries to center Gillan foils it, shot blocked by Newton, Needham digging, peantly is over, Rupert picks a pass, Zelker now sends it down, Needham has it takes it in, Zelker now on a rush, shot wide of the net. Needham on a rush now, Rudd tripped but no call, on the boards, Tamkin rushing, Nagy picks it up, down the ice into the Eagles zone, Needham picks it up and rushes back, Needham shot wide of the net, Needham centering but no one home. Needham doing a good job of keeping playon the Eagles ice, centering pass again but they can't get a shot off. Smith now sends it out but Ziskin is back in with a shot, save by Newton, Rudd on a rush now stripped away and the Eagles are changing. Cardinale racing back loses to Ziskin, Ziskin with a shot hits the side of the net. Centering shot now. Tulchinsky with a hard stick wins the battle and sends it out.

Needham is offside now. Faceoff outside the Eagles zone. McAuley, Rupert and Hunt are out. Needham brings it in, Keenan again, centering pass by Needham, Ralph on a rush now looking, picks up Hunt, Hunt otwards the net with a diving, sliding shot blocked away by a Needham player. Needham on a rush now, shot and Newton swallows it for a stoppage of play.

:37 left in the first, this has been a good fast game. Gillan battling on the boards almost out, still battling now, puck loose across the ice, Wagoner picks it up, Gillan has it ready to send it out but there's the buzzer. At the end of one period it's Eagles 1, Needham 1.

This is a close game and the refs are calling it pretty loose, lots of bumps out there.

Friday, January 15, 2010

SQB2 at Deep Freeze - Game 1 Period 3

Eagles open with Nagy, Tulchinsky, Hunt on forward, Cardinale, Ralph on D.

Faceoff Nagy wins it, Amherst picks it up. Eagles battling ack now. Tulchinsky with a nice pass back to thepoint. Ralph driving the net with a backhander, rebound Ralph picks it up and tries a backhander on the other side of the net. Goalie covers.

FAceoff right of Amherst Santulli wins it, Amherst, Tedone on a break, weak shot Newton save, Gillan picks up the rebound and sends it right up to Popp, Popp breaking now, shot wide, battling in the corners now, Amherst up, Gillan keeps it in with a nice wrister, centering now from the corner, to Rupert, Rupert shooting, SCORE!

Eagles 6, Amherst 1. Faceoff Eagles win, take it in, Hunt with a backhander. Nagy in the corner now looking, find Hunt still camped out in the slot, one-timer SCORES. Eagles 7, Amherst 1.

7:52 left in the game. Faceoff Eagles win, play back and forth in the neutral zone, Santulli has it up, stripped away, shot blocked by Zelker, Zelker up to Tulchinsky, Tulchinsky back to center, Amherst taps it out, Amherst has it bothered by Santulli, Amherst on a drive stripped away, Rupert has it now driving, stripped away, Gillan backhand pass to Santulli. Stewart driving now held up by Wagoner, Gillan takes it, Eagles down the ice now. Amherst with it in front of their net, Popp swooping in, Amherst driving Stewart up the ice but Amherst goes offsides. 5:24 on the clock.

Faceoff Rupert wins it, to Popp, back to Wagoner. Up Amherst steals and takes it in offsides.

Faceoff outside the Eagles zone, Amherst wins, sends it up, taken away by the Eagles, down the ice, Rupert with a shot now blocker save, Rupert centering from behind the net, Amherst has it, Smith with a chance for a break, Amherst strips it away, Rupert has it takes it out. Whistle for something.

3:46 left in the game, Eagles win the faceoff, Tedone driving, shot save Newton, plays it out to the corner. Eagles down the ice now, Zelker back to Ralph, to Cardinale, Cardinale with a shot wide of the net. Amherst slaps it out, Ralph back, takes it up, Amherst Tedone on a rush, passes, covered by four Eagles. Hunt on a break now tied up by Stewart. Out to Cardinale now, looking for Zelker, Zelker shot, kept in by Wagoner, again, Wagoner nice long shot wide of the net, in the corner now, 43 seconds.

Amherst rushing, stripped away by Wagoner, back on it, knocked away by Gillan, Tulchinskyh in the corner sends it back, Santulli shot wide, Tulchinsky to Santulli again, shot wide.

Buzzer . . . Eagles mob the goalie for the second time this game as they sew it up, 7 to 1. Nice job Eagles!

Next game tomorrow morning, play-by-play will appear here if there's wireless and coffee at the rink.

SQB2 at Deep Freeze - Game 1 Period 2

Faceoff, Eagles go with Nagy, Rupert, Hunt, Ralph, Cardinale.

Amherst wins it forward, Cardinale picks it up, over to Ralph. Ralph sends it up but offsides.

Faceoff again, Amherst wins it. Play in the Eagles' corner now. Out, Rupert taps it out, Hunt takes it in the neutral zone. Centering pass to Nagy no shot. Down in the Eagles' zone now. Shot dribbles in from the corner and onto the net, play stops.

Faceoff in the Eagles zone, loose puck, Popp picks it up, carries it out, on a break now. Lift it, SCORES. 5-1 Eagles with 10:42 left in the first.

McAuley is on the bench now, looks like he might be not feeling well.

A bit of change in game play now, the Eagles have taken a little bit of edge off and look generally relaxed. Amherst is trying hard but is mostly in a defensive stance now.

Faceoff outside of Amherst's zone, Nagy wins it, Ralph takes it in, battling on the boards, Amherst sends it out. Cardinale has it, passes to Ralph but the pass is wide. Back over to Smith now, Nagy battling, Amherst behind the net, Cardinale keeps it in, to Ralph, to Cardinale long shot left of the net. ON the boards now Conkey takes it up, Ralph back and has it across the ice. Ralph with a nice long wrister from the faceoff dot and the goalie covers.

Faceoff with 7:51 left, Eagles win it, battling in the corner, Santulli keeps it in, Gillan keeps it in, Rupert centering, Hunt with a shot rebound, cover.

Faceoff left of Amherst, Amherst winds it - - Tedone again, Gillan takes it away, sends it in, Santulli behind the net, Hunt joining, Rupert shot, blocked, back to Wagoner shot blocked aside. McAuley leaving the team box now. Wagoner with a long shot, Amherst has it, brings it out, Tedone takes it up stripped away by Wagoner, sends it back in offisdes Amherst.

Faceoff Nagy wins it forward, Amherst picks it up, Ralph takes it away, racing down the ice nice pass to Popp but can't get a shot off. Tulchinsky in the corner centering pass Amherst blocks it. Ralph with a long shot from the blueline turned aside by the goalie. #63 Stewart from Amherst takes it in, shot, Newton covers.

Amherst on a break now, Wagoner racing back, catchines Amherst, foils the shot. Smith has it, takes it out, up to Santulli, now in the corner, up, Santulli with a nice shot but the goalie covers.

Faceoff right of the goalie, Amherst wins, Conkey on break now, four Eagles racing back take it away. Ralph in the corner sends it up, back now, Rupert with a nice move at the blue line, looking for a pass, troubled by Amherst, Rupert again on the boards. Now Nagy battlin, Cardinale keeps it in, back in the corner, Nagy rushes in, sends it back ot center bu tAmherst picks it up, Tedone takes it in to the Eagles zone, Eagles pick it up and take it back but offsides.

Faceoff just outside Amherst's zone. Loose puck, Tulchinsky in the corner, back to Santulli, Santulli to Tulchinsky, Tulchinsky centering. Now out, Popp carries it back in, Santulli with a shot blocked by the goalie bobbles along the goal line, out, Gillan has it, passes to Popp, Popp with a shot blocked and covered.

1:24 left in the second.

Oops, Amherst on a break. Shot goes wide. Play in the corner Gillan battling sends it up. Now Rupert, nice bang off the boards. Eagles are offisdes.

Faceoff, Eagles win, send it in. Hunt on the boards, centering shot blocked by Amherst, Amherst has it , Tulchinsky battling, out to neutral ice and there's the buzzer.

Score still stands at Eagles 5, Amherst 1.

Jump to the next post for the third and final period of this game.

SQB2 at Deep Freeze - Game 1 Period 1

Getting ready for the first game of the Deep Freeze tourney in Amherst/Holyoke Massachusetts.

A bit of a setback here at the start as it looks like our goalie ended up at the other rink. So we are borrowing a goalie from Amherst. They just they won their game 5-0 so it looks like we'll be getting a good one.

Eagles are on the ice now and looking pretty motivated.

Word is that our goalie should be here for the second period. I have to say that if it hadn't been for Nona giving me one of those "you know you're going to a different rink" lines just before I left Clifton Park Ian and I would have been up there with Luka wondering where everyone else was. Thankfully it was just a mis-cue and not an accident that has them delayed.

Our borrowed goalie's name is Kyle. There's the buzzer for warmup. But it looks like they are still going.

About to get underway now at 7:54.

Eagles open with: Santulli at center, Zelker and Smith on wing, Ralph and Cardinale on D. Faceoff Santulli wins it forward, play on the boards, Amherst brings it in , shot blocked off a player's back. In the nuetral zone now, Smith has it, now Ralph takes it in , behind the net, centers back to Zelker who taps it in to the wide open net for the first goal. Eagles 1, Amherst 0, 48 seconds in to the game.

Fceoff at center ice, Rupert, Hunt, Wagoner, Gillan, and Nagy out for th eEagles. Amherst wins it forward, weak shot sticked aside. Still in, Amherst with another shot blocked aside. Now out and into the Amherst zone, Hunt to Rupert looking for a shot no go. Amherst on the break back but Wagoner and Gillan run him down. Now Hunt up looking for Rupert again, no shot. Amherst has it. Battles in the corner puck squirts away, Amherst with a long pass and it's own. Cardinale back dumps it in, play on the boards.

Amherst has it takes it up, into the Eagles zone, Ralph troubling Amherst's #16 Tedone. Ralph behind the net now, sends it up, Cardinale, almost out but they keep it in. Popp takes it into center ice, stripped away and Amherst takes it back in offsides.

Faceoff Nagy wins it forward, Wagoner takes it wide, dumps it in, looked like a high stick there for a second but no call. Wagoner driving up now wide, long shot blocked aside by Amherst, Amherst in the corner, centering shot for Zelker tries to get a stick on it but tied up, back to the poin now, Gillan sends it toward the net, turned aside by Amherst, Zelker with another chance here but not close.

Faceoff Amherst wins it, Amherst on a break, Ralpoh and Cardinale run him down. Cardinale back, sends it way down the ice. Faceoff at center ice now, Amherst carries it in. Shot, scramble, shot it's in. Amherst scores. 1-1 with 6:10 left in the first.

Faceoff Eagles win it forward, play in the corner, shot blocked and the goaliie covers.

Faceoff right of the Amherst goalie. Puck is loose. Amherst has it, Gillan keeps it in, Popp with a spinning shot blocked by Amherst, Nagy on a drive stripped away but Tulchinsky follows. Shot by Nagy rebound shot again and it IN. Score! 2-1 Eagles. Not sure who actually got the shot on that one.

Faceoff Santulli wins it forward, Amherst picks up the loose puck takes it in. Smith now has it and out, way down the ice and . . icing. Faceoff all the way back in the Eagles zone. Tedone wins it, Santulli spins and takes it. Tedone with a shot blocked. Tedone with another shot. Smith has it on the boards now and out, nice play. Amherst has it driving, repelled by the Eagles but they keep it in, shot wobbling towarrd the net, Kyle covers.

3:50 left in the first. Eagles with a break, Hunt behind the net looking for the wraparound. Wagoner tries a shot from mthe blueline fans, play on the blueline, Hunt with a nice rifle but it's blocked by Amherst. Now in the corner, centering shot and Amherst almost tips it in to their own net.

Faceoff McAuley wins it forward. Amherst picks it up, sends it down, Gillan and Wagoner back. Eagles take it out and Amherst sends it back in offisdes. Faceoff . . . Cardinale has it back, nice long pass to Popp. Ralph in the neutral zone back to Cardinale, Cardinale take sit up, over to Popp, Popp in traffic stripped away, kept in by Ralph, short pass to Tulchinsky LOVELY backhand into the net for a goal. Excellent play. Eagles up 3-1 with 2:06 left in the first.

Faceoff at center ice Eagles win it, now back out, Amherst driving Tedone toward the net, backhand shot Kyle sticks it aside. Now up, long shot and the Amherst goalie covers. Faceoff left of the goalie Eagles win it, Zelker in the corner misses the puck. Wagoner keeps it in, nice long shot, Santulli in the ocrner, Zelker centers to Smith, Santulli with a nice wrister deflected up and over the net. 27 seconds left. Santulli centering now, Zelker with a nice one timer taps it in. Goalie tried to cover but couldn't get down in time. 4-1 Eagles.

Faceoff at center ice Amherst wins it forward, little play back and forth, and the period runs out.

Eagles are mobbing Kyle right now to say thanks for filling in. That's funny.

OK. Go to the next post for the second period.