All-Time Records Now Available
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Fri Nov 18th 2016 8:37pm
Team America all-time career, season and single game record-holders are now available on the History section of the website.
NEWS: Team America Becomes the Bushwhackers
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Tue May 31st 2016 2:08pm
Six members of Team America will try to defend their AHA Hockey Summer League title this year on the Level 1 "Bushwhackers". The summer season begins on Thursday, June 2:
• D Joseph Blaney
• F Steve DeMatteis
• F Ryan Evans
• F Justin Schwechter
• F/D Eric Theis
• D Zach Wilkinson
The six players from last summer's title-winning "Colts" team are joined by some familiar faces, including World Police teammate Mike Downs and 2014-15 Team America player Brendan Rose. Rounding out the roster are five other returning Colts players, four players from one of Team America's Winter League rivals--the Grizzlies---and one free agent pick-up.
RECAP: 2015-16 Team America - "Emerging Contenders"
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Mon Apr 11th 2016 8:00am
After a winless inaugural season, Team America turned the ship around in 2015-16, thanks in large part to a number of new additions. The World Police's roster featured nine new players, all of which made significant contributions. Team America went 14-4-2-0 and was in first place from day one until the last day of the season, when the Miners nipped them by one point for the regular season title.
During the regular season, the World Police boasted the league's most prolific offense, scoring 121 goals (6.05 per game). An impressive seven players averaged a point per game or better on the season.
Team America made the first postseason appearance in team history as the No. 2 seed. The World Police went 0-2-1-0 in the playoffs, finishing in fourth place.
RECAP: Game 20 vs. Chiefs (March 22, 2016)
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Wed Mar 23rd 2016 8:52am
After two straight losses, Team America (14-4-2-0, 30 points) got its offensive mojo back Tuesday night and closed out the regular season with a 9-6 win over the Chiefs.
After falling behind, 3-1, early, the World Police's special teams took the game over. Team America rattled off three unanswered goals, including two shorthanded, to take a 4-3 lead. They never trailed after that point, scoring five of the next eight goals--three on the power play and another shorthanded.
Defenseman Zach Wilkinson led the way for Team America with four goals and six points on the night. Forward Matt Fairbanks notched a brace and four points as well in the winning effort.
RECAP: Game 19 vs. Miners (March 20, 2016)
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Mon Mar 21st 2016 8:59am
Team America's (13-4-2-0, 28 points) normally potent offense was shut down by the league's best defense Sunday night, as the Miners throttled the World Police, 9-1, in Richfield.
The Miners dominated the game from start to finish, jumping out to a 3-0 first period lead and never looking back. Team America forward Tom Miskavige gave his team a glimmer of hope with a shorthanded tally to cut the deficit to 3-1 in the second, but that's as close as the World Police got. The Miners rattled off six more unanswered goals to run away with the game as Team America couldn't muster anything against their league-best defense.
Team America has now lost two straight and three of its last five games and no longer controls the race for first place. To win the regular season, the World Police must win their last game of the season and hope the Miners lose at least one of their last two.