2017-18 Recap: Rebound and Return to the Postseason
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Sun Apr 08th 2018 1:02pm
After a disheartening 0-6-0 start to its campaign, Team America bounced back in a big way—closing out the regular season with a 9-4-1 record to finish in third place with 19 points and earn the franchise's second postseason berth. The playoff run was highlighted by the team's first-ever postseason victory (7-4 over the No. 4 Chiefs) and a third place finish in the round robin.
Four new faces joined the team in 2017-18 and each made an immediate impact, led by forwards Noah Sundberg and Sean Keane who finished the year No. 2 and 3 in goal-scoring and No. 2 and 5 in point-scoring, respectively. Captain America Justin Schwechter led the squad in all three major offensive categories for the second-straight season, including a team single season record 19 assists. Overall, 13 players finished with double digit point totals—the most in team history.
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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.