U20 Thrashers Win 2014 Hub Cup!

 

 

The New England Thrashers U20 team entered the 2014 Hub Cup looking for revenge from last season, when they finished first in the round robin, but lost in the semi-finals. This year, the Thrashers entered the playoffs as the 8 seed and made it all the way to the championship.

In the round robin, the Thrashers played the NY Applecore (Green) and beat the 7-4 and the Maine Wild 10-4. The team lost a close game to the A/P Selects 3-1.

In the playoffs, the Thrashers had to play the top seed East Coast Militia. The Thrashers got out to quick 4-0 start and never looked back and beat them 7-4 with goals from Zuccarini(2), Fitzpatrick(2), Kelly, Manchuck, and Quirk. In the semi-finals the Thrashers had to now play the second seed Boston Generals (Green). The Thrashers battled back twice and beat the Generals 4-2, with goals from Fitzpatrick(2), Zuccarini, and N. Pezza.. In the championship game, the Thrashers had to face off against the Lovell Knights, the same team who knocked the Thrashers out of the playoffs last year. The team got down once again, but battled back to beat the Lovell Knights 3-1 to go on to win the 2014 Hub Cup, with goals from Fitzpatrick, Pezza, and Quirk.

Jarrod Fitzpatrick was named the Bauer Playoff MVP with a playoff stat line of 5-2-6 in three playoff games.

The Thrashers top scorers for the weekend were; J. Fitzpatrick 7-4-11 in 6 games, N. Pezza 4-7-11 in 6 games, and C. Zuccarini 5-4-9 in 6 games.

In Net for the Thrashers; M. Michals- 1.66 1SO, B. MacBurnie 1.33 4SO

Thrashers Roster;

Forwards; N. Pezza, G. Pezza, C. Zuccarini, J. Kelly, S. Manchuck, C. Lafata, D. Quirk, M. Castro, B. Panausk, J. Fitzpatrick

Defense; M. Steele, T. Tierney, E. Boyda, W. Hoer, K. Fitzpatrick, C. Price

Goalies; M. Michals, B. MacBurnie

 

New Assistant Coach

As an Organization the New England Thrashers would like to welcome Mike Busconi to the coaching staff for the 2014 summer. Mike who is a ’94 born player will still participate in the Pre-Draft Showcase, Hub Cup, Senior Chowder Cup, and High End Hockey Coast to Coast Showcase, but he will be acting as an assistant coach for all other tournaments this summer that the Thrashers participate in. Mike is a Watertown, MA native and played his high school hockey career at Watertown High School, where he was a captain his senior year. Mike then moved on to Winchendon School Prep for a Post-Grad year. Mike is currently a Freshmen at Wesfield State University, where he is a member of the Varsity hockey team. Mike has a line of 2-1-3 in 11 games this season for the Owls. Mike was also one of the first members of the New England Thrashers and he is looking to help the organization continue their success from last season.

Kevin Darrar Commits to Holy Cross!

The New England Thrashers would like to congratulate Kevin Darrar on his recent commitment to Holy Cross for the fall of 2015 or 2016. Kevin is currently a playing for the 18U Neposent River Rats and will be a senior this year at The Gunnery. Last year Kevin helped The Gunnery make a final four appearance and he will be looking to do the same this year. Kevin has played for the Thrashers in the Senior Chowder in the past and he will be suiting up for the Thrashers this upcoming summer as well. Congratulations to Kevin and his family, it was well deserved.

Willman Commits to Brown

The New England Thrashers would like to congratulate  Max Willman on committing to Brown University for the fall of 2014. Max graduated from Barnstable High School in Barnstable, MA this past June and is currently attending The Williston Northampton School for a Post-Grad year, where he is expecting to have a great season. Last season Max posted a line of 19-13-32 in 20 games for Barnstable High School. Max played for the Thrashers this past summer in the Recruiters Cup, where he had line of 4-2-6 in 3 games. Congratulations to Max and his family.

Recruiters Cup 2013

The New England Thrashers U16 & U18 squads had a great showing in the Recruiters Cup, which was hosted by Hub City Hockey on August 1st-4th. The tournament was different than last year, there were more teams and there was a U18 and U16 division, last year there was only a U16 division.

The  U18 Thrashers had a tough first game, they were missing some players and they had to go up against the Foxboro Stars, which was a good game until about 15 minutes to go and the Stars ran away with the game and won 7-0. The Thrashers second game was against a very talented Boston Jr. Whalers team. The Thrashers had their whole team and Spencer Cookson was awesome in net and the Thrashers beat the Whalers 6-4. In the third game of the weekend, the Thrashers had to win to get into the playoffs. The only problem was that the Thrashers had to go up against the best team in the tournament, GBL Bruins. The Bruins ended up winning the tournament on Sunday, but the Thrashers were not going to go away without a fit. The Thrashers played a great game and took it to them right away. The final score was 4-3 with two goals from Max Willman. The Thrashers finished 1-2 on the weekend and had a great showing. Thank you to all of the players who participated in the Recruiters Cup for us on the U18 team.

For the U16 team, the tournament ended differently than the U18′s. The Thrashers started the weekend the same, missing two players and going up against a very talented goalie. They played the Sea Dogs and the goaltender won the game for them. The Thrashers lost 3-1, but it should of been a win. The next game was against the Wolfpack Prospects. The Thrashers had something to prove and they wanted everyone to know that they were a better team than the last game. The Thrashers went up big fast and beat the Wolfpack in every aspect of the game and won 5-1. In the third game of the weekend, the Thrashers went up against Hockey Techinques ll and beat them 5-2 with two goals from Noah Strawn, The Thrashers got into the playoffs as the 5th seed and went up against a very tough Apple Core team. The Thrashers just didn’t seem to be on the same page and they lost 4-0. The Thrashers had a great showing and it was a fun weekend as well. Thank you to all of the players or participated in the Recruiters Cup for the U16 team.

Thrashers (U18′s) were lead up front by M. Willman: 4-2-6 in 3 games

The Thrashers (U16′s) were lead up front by N. Strawn: 3-2-5 in 3 games, Moran: 0-4-4 in 3 games, Gardiner: 1-2-3 in 3 games, Guarino: 2-1-3 in 3 games

Thrashers (U16′s) were lead in net by Ethan Roth: 6 GA in 3 games

U18 Team: 

Forwards: M. Willman, B. Strawn, D. Goldstein, B. Bishop, J. Osaka, B. Gray, A. Giandemenico, J. Cyr

Defense: C. Roth, C. Iadeluca, A. Siering, S. Hallice,

Goalies: S. Cookson, P. Sheehan

U16 Team: 

Forwards: N. Strawn, T. Gardiner, P. Daley, J. Guarino, B. Panasuk, T. Giandemenico, R. Costa, B. Grant,

Defense: J. Moran, M. Lombardozzi, M. Stewart, K. Roy, K. Rogers

Goalies: E. Roth

’98 Junior Chowder Cup

The New England Thrashers ’98 team participated in the Junior Chowder Cup this past weekend, which was hosted by Pro Am Hockey. Thrashers we hoping for a good showing and was expecting to make a nice run in the tournament.

Thrashers started the weekend off slow, with a lost to Fine Line Hockey 9-2. The Thrashers had to go up against a very strong Fine Line Hockey team, who were very skilled and just an overall very good team. The Thrashers started the game off slow, being down 5-0, but the second period was a much better showing, with the Thrashers losing that period 4-2. The next game was against another strong team called CC Cougars. The Thrasher fought hard after a lost start and after a much better game, the Thrashers lost 6-2. The final game of the weekend for the Thrashers, was against Hockey Essentials (White). The Thrashers were very well matched with Hockey Essentials and after being tied 2-2 at the end of the third, because of two big goals by Billy Smith. The Thrashers just didn’t come out to play the way Hockey Essentials did for the rest of the game, and they lost 5-2 to finish the weekend 0-3. The Thrashers had fun and it was a better weekend than the record showed. The Thrashers will be looking for improve the ’98 team next year and build off the good things from this year with the ’98s and improve the bad things from this year. The Thrashers coaches, would like to thank all of the players and families who participated in the Junior Chowder Cup with them.

Team

Forwards: Dell’Orfano, Ash, Rogers, Parker, Murphy, Giandomenico, Smith, Sheehan, Cavalloro, Boring

Defense: McDonough, Stewart, Souza, Sigal, Locke

Goalies: Ryan

’97 Junior Chowder Cup

The New England Thrashers ’97 team participated in the Junior Chowder Cup this past weekend, which was hosted by Pro Am Hockey. Thrashers we hoping for a good showing and was expecting to make a nice run in the tournament.

The Thrashers started their weekend off fast with a big win over the Walpole Express. They beat the Express 7-3 with Joey Guarino and Jack Kelly both scored two goals. The next game was against Jersey Rockz, there was some issues with the game and the Thrashers played hard, but lost 1-0. The Thrashers third goal of the weekend was an important one. The Thrashers had to win by 2 and only give up 2 or less goals to get into the playoffs on Sunday. The Thrashers went up against the Ice Holes, which was 2-0 and a good solid Canadian team. The Thrashers fought hard and had a chance after the first period, with them only being down 2-1. The Thrashers lost their playoff chances mid-way through the second period, but they continued to fight hard all game and lost 5-3. The Thrashers finished 1-2 on the weekend and if it wasn’t for a few little things and some bad breaks, the Thrashers would of made the playoffs. They were the better team in the bracket overall, but they just couldn’t have the breaks go their way. It was a great weekend and the Thrashers players gave the coaches everything they had and had fun along the way. Thank you everyone.

Thrashers were lead upfront by- Kelly: 2-3-5 3 games, Guarino: 2-2-4  3 games.

Team

Forwards: Kelly, Panasuk, Daley, Guaridia, Guarino, Griffin, Wagner, Gardiner, O’Brien

Defense: Cambria, Lombardozzi, Harney, Adams

Goalies: Mason

Thrashers (Jr. A) make it to the Quarterfinals

The New England Thrashers Junior A team participated in the Junior A Division of the Chowder Cup this past weekend, which was hosted by Pro Am Hockey. The Thrashers had a good showing in the College Open last year and they looked to build on that success by having a great showing in the top division of the Chowder Cup

The Thrashers started their weekend off slow and it always resulted in them not making the playoffs. The Team played Canada West (Creme) on Thursday afternoon and they came out flat. The Thrashers went down 2-1 early in the second period and the Thrashers scored two quick goals from Mike Restuccia and Zach Pard. But late in the game, the Thrashers gave up two goals one on the Power Play and the other just seconds later to be down 4-3. The Thrashers picked up the pressure and with about 2 minutes to go, Ross Mandigo scored a very important the game tying goal. By tying Canada West (Creme) the Thrashers now had to win the next two games and let in less goals than Canada West (Creme) if they also won their next two games to make it into the playoffs. The next game the Thrashers took on the Aviators (Black) and beat them 5-0 to help their chances to make it into the playoffs. Brett Strawn had two goals and Robby Darrar had a Hat Trick. In their final game of the round robin, the Thrashers played WB Miners and beat them 10-2, where Brett Strawn scored another two goals and Robby Darrar put up another Hat Trick. The Thrashers were up 9-0 when they gave up two late goals, which resulted in the Thrashers having to wait for Canada West (Creme) to either let up one goal or win 11-0 in their final game to beat out the Thrashers for their playoff spot.

The Thrashers went into the playoffs ready to make a run, they went up against the Eastern Eskimos in the first round. Matt Muzyka put the Thrashers up early with a very nice tip in goal. The Thrashers held on the whole time and finished off the Eskimos 1-0. Then the Thrashers took on Team Ontario in the second round and after Anthony Luzzi scored a Power Play goal, the Thrashers held on again and beat them 1-0 to advance to the Quarterfinals against Canadian Future Pros. The Thrashers had a tough task ahead of them and it was a hard fought game, but with this being their third game in 4 hours and with only 8 Forwards, the Thrashers ended up losing 2-0 to a very talented team, who ended up winning the whole tournament later in the day. The Thrashers fought hard all weekend with a short bench and left everything on the ice for the coaches. The coaches would like to thank all of the players who participated this weekend.

Thrashers were lead upfront by- Darrar: 7-3-10 6 games, Strawn: 4-3-7 6 games, Freeman: 1-5-6 in 6 games.

Thrashers were lead in net by: Macburnie: 3 GA in 6 games / 4 SO, Michals: 5 GA in 6 games / 3 SO.

Team

Forwards: Darrar, Restuccia, Freeman, Luzzi, Sanford, Muzyka, Strawn, Pard, Mandigo, Redler.

Defense: Lee, Busconi, Sullivan, Cranston, Thiesing, Jackson

Goalies: Michals, Macburnie

Thrashers (CO) in the Chowder Cup

The New England Thrashers College Open team participated in the College Open Division of the Chowder Cup this past weekend, which was hosted by Pro Am Hockey. The Thrashers had a good showing in the College Open last year and they looked to build on that success.

Their first game was on Thursday morning against OneHockey (Black) where they lost a close game 4-2 with an empty net goal at the end. The Thrashers had many chances to win the game and they just couldn’t put the puck in the net. The next game was on Friday morning against the Jr. Hurricanes. The Thrashers were leading 2-1 with about 8 minutes and the Jr. Hurricanes scored the tying goal on the Power Play on a penalty that the Thrashers shouldn’t of taken. Then with about 2 minutes to ago, the Jr. Hurricanes scored a very good goal, that the Thrashers couldn’t really do much about. The Thrashers played well in that game, but they should of won the came. In the final game of the round robin play, the Thrashers look on a very dirty Niagara Whalers ’96 team. The Thrashers went up early and never looked back. The team also showed great control against the Whalers who only wanted to fight after they went down by 2 goals. The Thrashers were lead that game by Colton Lafata and Joe Osaka who both had two goals in the game. If the Thrashers held on to the 2-1 victory in game two, they would of have won the tiebreaker and would of made it into the playoffs. It was a good weekend for the team anyways. Thank you to all of the players and parents for the weekend and we look forward to next year!

Thrashers were lead upfront by- Lafata: 3-2-5 in 3 games, Osaka: 2-1-3 in 3 games.

Team

Forwards: Lafata, Osaka, Bishop, Marini, Erban, Vincellette, Kelleher, Renzi, Goldstein, Michaud.

Defense: Usseglio, Driscoll, Griffin, Lynch, Chugg, Leininger.

Goals: Cookson, Ajello

Thrashers U16′s win Next Level Showcase

The New England Thrashers U16 squad participated in the Next Level Showcase this past weekend, which was hosted by the Northern Cyclones. The tournament was held in Hudson, NH and the Thrashers were ready for a good tournament.They entered the tournament with only 2 lines and they played with 10 guys all weekend.

The weekend started off with a game against the Boston Knights on Thursday morning. The Thrashers beat up on the Knights with a convincing 7-3 win. The next game on Friday evening was against the Long Island Royals where the Thrashers were winning until the end and with the short bench, the Thrashers weren’t able to hold off a very good Royals team and lost 4-2 with an empty net. The Thrashers third game of the round robin was against a very talented and well coached Nordiques. The game was back and forth the whole time and with less than a minute left, the Thrashers were losing by won. With the goalie pulled David Cambria look a shot from the slot and scored the game tying goal with .30 seconds left in the game. The Thrashers then were able to score the winner with 2 minutes left in the OT off the stick of Brian Panasuk.

The Thrashers entered the playoffs as the 2 seed and took on the Boston Jr. Rangers and beat them 4-1 in the Sem-Finals. The Thrashers now had a rematch with the Boston Knights in the finals. The game was close the whole time. Rj Guarida scored early in the first and the Thrashers were able to hold the 1 goal lead until late into the game, because of the amazing play in net by Shane Mason. The Thrashers capitalized on a penalty by the Knights late in the game and Brian Panasuk got the PP goal. The Thrashers Organization won their second champion in back to back weekends. The coaches are proud and want to thank all of the players for participating in the tournament this weekend. With a short bench, the player gave the coaches everything they had all weekend and they were able to accomplish their goal of winning the championship.

Thrashers were lead up front by-  Panasuk: 5-5-10 in 5 games, Guarino: 4-3-7 in 5 games, Guaridia: 3-4-7 in 5 games

Thrashers were lead in goal by- Shane Mason 9GA in 5 games 1 SO (Championship Game)

Team

Forwards: Panasuk, Guarino, Terry, Stockford, Todisco, Allard, Guarida

Defense: Cambria, McDonough, Ruzecki, Rogers, Flynn, Morretti

Goalie: Mason