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Mite "B" Places Second At CHC Tournament
Southern Stars Mite "B" - CHC State Runner Up
The Southern Stars Mite "B" team took home second place in the full-ice Smythe Division of the CHC Tournament.
The entire tournament was highlighted by outstanding goaltending, solid defense, and an attacking offense.
The Stars were 2-1 going into the Championship Game with 17 goals scored in their first 3 games. The Stars were able to score one goal in the Championship Game but it was not enough to get past a strong Yale "B" team.
Each coach and player gave the effort and the teamwork that was needed to cap off a great season of Mite Hockey!
The Southern Stars Squirt A-1 Team traveled to Aston, PA over the weekend to play in the EJEPL 9U Diamond Playoff Finals. The Stars finished top in their division posting a 13-2-1 record.
Leading up to this past weekend the Stars played in a few games where effort and teamwork seemed to fall short. Coach Mike Violano taking notice re-enforced what this wonderful game is all about. Working hard and doing it together. After making a few changes to the routine line assignments, a few games away from the EJEPL Playoffs, the dimming Stars would shine bright once again.
On Saturday, the Stars took on the Rhode Island Jr. Blues in the semi-finals. Scoreless over the first several minutes of the game, Brody DiNuzzo would look to get the Stars on the board when he picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone. After cutting through three of the Blues defenders, DiNuzzo found the back of the net giving the Stars a 1-0 lead and they never looked back. Goals from Nicky Stevens(2), Mathew Stevens, Michael Page, Camryn Beauvais, and Carter Reynolds would ultimately put the Stars in the Finals as the defeated the Blues 7-5.
On Sunday, the Stars would face off against the Long Island Arrows for the Championship. Over the season the two teams have met five times, splitting those games with two wins and a tie apiece. The most recent contest was a very hard fought game that ended in double overtime as a tie. This game wasn’t going to be much different. As both teams waited to take the ice, you could sense something great was going to happen. Perhaps “greatness” and that is exactly what Stars Centerman Mathew Stevens(MVP) displayed.
Stevens provided the Stars with all the offense they would need. Stevens determined to get the Stars on the board as he carried the puck around a few defenders and buried it in the back of the net. Stevens would do the same again, as his wrist shot found mesh giving the Stars a 2-0 lead. The Arrows wouldn’t go away easily. They found a way to get through the brick wall goaltender Bryan Hong built across the crease. Hong was absolutely brilliant over the three periods of play. With only a one goal lead the Stars back checking lead by Will Delvecchio, Trevor Lima, Danny Johnson, and defensive play from Ronnie Mastroni, Aiden Judge, Cameron Levy, and Connor Bunnell in front of Hong would prove to be too much as they shut down the offensive assault of the Arrows. As the clock made its way toward expiring, a last second shot from the point was turned aside by Hong. The Stars would storm the goalie and become the EJEPL 2016-2017 9U Diamond Champions.
Every player and coach on this team gave effort and the teamwork that was needed to bring home the championship. Congratulations Team.
Congratulations to Coach Vio and the Southern Stars Squirt A1 team! This past weekend the STARS took home the 9U division championship. More information will be posted as we receive updates.
Below is a message from the EJEPL Commissioner
On Feb 6, 2017, at 9:07 PM, Henry Lazar wrote:
Congratulation on your 9 U Championship. The team played hard all season and deserved their title. The final game was tight and well played for 9 year old’s.’
Pee Wee "B" Collects Silver Medal at Challenge Cup
Our Pee Wee "B" stars shined brightly as finalists at the 2017 Challenge Cup tournament held January 20-22 at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, Mass.
The entire tournament was highlighted by simply outstanding goaltending by Ryan Lugo. Ryan, as well as relentless defense by Noah Grauer, Gabe Maus, Ethan Moffett, and Isaiah Phillips made things very difficult for teams facing the Stars.
Our Stars showed their presence early Friday with a convincing win over Peabody. Ending the contest with a 4-0 victory, with goals from Grauer, Austin Ashby, Jenna Johnson and Chloe Garguilo.
Friday's second game brought stiff competition from Wonderland, with a lone goal from Moffett to tie the game in the 2nd period. Despite a late push, the scoreless third period ticked by, and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Saturday morning facing East Haven, in a physical contest, our Stars took control early, with goals from Caitlin Welch, Christian Douglas and Joey Carangelo. They kept the pressure on through the second, with another goal from Amanda Regina. Stars defense and solid goaltending kept East Haven on their heels the whole game and resulted in another 4-0 win.
With a 2-0-1 tournament record, and only one goal against, our Stars entered the semifinals in first place. Goals from Johnson and Amanda Regina provided an early lead, until Danbury was able to break through and tie the game. The tie was held through most of the second until Jimmy Revay found the back of the net late in the period. The third period brought more of the same, with goals from Carangelo and another from Revay, gave us a 5-2 victory, sending the Stars to the championship game.
The championship game facing Walpole was one for the ages. Both teams struggled to find an advantage and the first period ended scoreless. Walpole was able to capitalize on a deflection in the second period, and put the Stars down a goal for the first time in the tournament. The Stars worked to find an opening as the third period ticked by. Finally, with :09.3 seconds left in the game, Christian Douglas was able to get the puck by the Walpole goaltender, sending the game to OT. The five minutes of 4 on 4 was a back and forth, and expired with neither team breaking the stalemate. Moving to double OT, the teams faced 3 on 3 hockey. Two quick penalties put our Stars on a 5-3 penalty kill. With :02 remaining on the first penalty, Walpole was able to capitalize on the 2-man advantage and end the game with a 2-1 loss for the Stars.
Congratulations to our PWB Stars, you played like champions, and showed what it means to be a team. You all have shown that Stars shine brightest when they shine together. Keep up the good work!
The SHU Mens team would like to cordially invite the Southern Stars teams to our game Friday night vs Bentley 830pm at Webster Bank Arena. This is a TV game (American Sports Network) and we want to get a good crown there. I could speak with any of the teams and show you around our locker room and such before the game. We have already done that with one of your Pee Wee teams. This is a great way to get your players have some team building while watching NCAA Division 1 College Hockey. By NCAA rules, we cant leave tickets for your whole team but group ticket prices are below. At the door student tickets are 5 dollars while adults are 10 dollars each.
If the whole team cant do it, any player that comes in a jersey gets a 2 dollar ticket. Otherwise tickets are 5 dollars for students and 10 dollars for adults.
Please email me Dan Varga for tickets. My email is
. Ticket office number is 2033968499 and my cell is 2036457336. The group rate tickets are:
$7.50 to Adults
$4.75 for youth(not wearing youth jersey/seniors) (youth jersey get in for 2 dollars)
From Left to Right. Michael Torre, Tye Battipaglia and Evan Smutney
The EJEPL U12 Diamond All Star game was played on 1-16-17. Representing the STARS was Michael Torre, Tye Battipaglia and Evan Smutney. Torre had 2 goals and 2 assists, Battipaglia had 1 goal and 2 assists, while Smutney capped it off with 3 assists. A solid effort by all three STARS in in a 9-8 in overtime team loss. Great job guys and congratulations on being chosen to represent SCYH. Keep up the great work.
The NewportChristmas Tournament Champion Pee Wee A1 (04) Team
The Southern Stars Pee Wee A1 team entered the Newport Christmas Tournament on December 27, 2016, with excitement and determination on the heels of a five-game unbeaten streak.
During the tournament the Southern Stars faced off against ECHO winning 8-0, beat a tough Newport Whalers team 4-3, and defeated a tenacious Framingham Jr Flyers team, 5-3. The win against the previously unbeaten Framingham team propelled the Stars to the Championship game showdown against the also Tournament-unbeaten South Coast Panthers.
In the Championship game the Stars faced off against the Panthers with both teams playing to win. Our Southern Stars set a high-energy pace for the game and punched in an early goal, further inspiring the team to give their all on the ice. The game continued to be challenging against the equally matched Panthers. The second period was full of action and the Stars were assessed penalties, allowing the Panthers to score on a 5 on 3 power play. Back at full strength the Stars answered with a goal and the board read 2-1 in favor of the Stars going into the third period. The energy in the rink was electric and tension filled as both teams vied for a victory. Mid-way through the final period the Stars sealed their fate as they scored their third goal which would also be the last in the Championship game.
As the buzzer sounded signaling the end of the game the rink erupted with cheers from the dedicated Southern Stars fans and players alike. The final score was 3-1. The game wasn’t an easy win but the kids displayed drive and determination throughout the entire tournament and their hard work paid off. The players, coaches and parents couldn’t be happier about bringing the Newport Christmas Tournament Pee Wee Tier 3 trophy home to the Milford Ice Pavilion.
The Southern Stars Pee Wee A1 team returns home on January 8, 2017 and currently have a 23-7-3 record and is ranked 19th overall in the CHC.
Newington, CT- It took nearly three overtime periods to determine the 2016 U16 CHC State Champions. In a rematch from last season’s 2015 CHC state finals game, the STARS found themselves in a dog fight with a tough U16 Wonderland Wizards team. The Wizards scored first and held a 1-0 lead at the break. The STARS tied it up late in the final period 1-1, but neither team could put the game away. It wasn’t until the third overtime that the STARS Alex Mozian found a way to score against a solid Wizards goalie to win 2-1. The Wizards were relentless in keeping up the pressure on STARS goalie Ryan Wilson but he would not break. The STARS will head to Nationals in the spring of 2017. Best of luck as the team will now break up and go on to play for their respective High School teams.
The STARS U18 team also played for the CHC state championship game today. The STARS played a gritty Hamden team and found themselves down 3-0 at the first break. The STARS came out flying after the break and scored four unanswered goals to take a 4-3 lead, but Hamden would not quit. A Power Play goal tied it up late to send the game into overtime. Hamden won the face off and ended the game quick.
Best of luck to the U18 STARS who will be moving on after this year. On behalf of the entire organization I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication while you were a Southern STAR. Your professionalism and accomplishments are unmatched and you will be taking many great memories with you. You should leave with your heads high knowing that you accomplished what only many skaters dream about. You made some friends for life along the way and your coaches have instilled discipline and a work ethic that will help you in whatever path you take in life.
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Sacred Heart Mens Hockey season opens Saturday 10-15-16
SHU Men's Hockey
Sacred Heart University men's ice hockey team is now playing at the wonderful Webster Bank Arena. This is a great place to watch very competitive Division I hockey. On Saturday, October 15 we kick off our home season against 2014 National Champion Union College at 2pm.
All season long we are doing a promotion for youth hockey teams. If any youth hockey players come to Webster Bank Arena wearing their team jersey they will receive a $2.00 youth ticket with the purchase of a regular priced adult ticket.