NEWS: Nine Players Added for 2015-16 Season
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Wed Oct 14th 2015 1:32pm
Team America has officially added nine new players to its roster for the upcoming 2015-16 season: Chris Anderson (goaltender), Joseph Blaney, Steve DeMatteis, Matthew Fairbanks, Alex Hardyman, Kenny Lawrence, RJ Kelly, Eric Theis, and Zach Wilkinson.
Five of those players come in with a winning pedigree, having played for the 2015 Level 1 Summer League champion Colts.
There is a lot of turnover from last season's winless team, with only half of that team returning, including leading scorers Tom Miskavige and Justin Schwechter, as well as Brendan Rose, Mike Downs, Daniel Plooster, Dane Espenson, Christopher Bixby, Logan Martin, Ryan Evans, and John McElhenny.
The puck drops on the 2015-16 AHA fall season in a few weeks and you can expect a much-improved Team America squad this year.
NEWS: Colts Win AHA Summer League Championshp
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Mon Aug 31st 2015 11:55am
EDINA, Minn. -- Team America forwards Justin Schwechter and Ryan Evans and their summer team, the Colts (12-2-0-0), came back to win the 2015 AHA Summer Level 1 League championship Sunday, 3-2, over the Pintos (12-2-0-0).
Trailing 2-0 after one period, the Colts scored the next three goals to take the title. Schwechter and Evans provided the primary assists on the game-tying and winning goals, respectively.
Also on the title-winning Colts were four players (Joseph Blaney, Steve DeMatteis, Eric Theis, and Zach Wilkinson) who have committed to play for Team America for the 2015-16 winter season.
Schwechter finished the season tied for first in the league with 32 points, tied for third in goals (13), and second in assists (19). Evans tied for seventh in the league with 23 points and tied for fifth in assists (15).
NEWS: Looking Ahead: 2015-16 Season
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Wed Jul 08th 2015 10:51am
With the 2015-16 AHA season is rapidly approaching, Team America is beginning to plan for its upcoming campaign. We have some roster holes to fill and will be looking to gather some new players for the squad.
If you are a returning player and haven't notified Justin that you plan to return, please e-mail him ASAP.
Team America will again play in the 'A' Division next season.
NEWS: Summer Update: Three Playing AHA Summer League
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Wed May 27th 2015 1:08pm
Three Team America players - forwards Ryan Evans, Jamie Jackish, and Justin Schwechter - will be playing in the 2015 AHA Level 1 Summer League.
Evans and Schwechter are on the Colts, while Jackish is on the Pacers.
Jackish and the Pacers will face off against Evans, Schwechter, and the Colts on three occasions: Thursday, June 8 (7:45pm at Breck), Tuesday, July 14 (8:40pm at Braemar E), and Monday, August 10 (7:30pm at Richfield 2).
Full schedules for both the Colts and Pacers can be found at AHAHockey.com
RECAP: Game 20 vs. Spartans (March 21, 2015)
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Wed Mar 25th 2015 3:12pm
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - Team America's inaugural season ended with a league-ruled forfeit loss, 1-0, to the Spartans (9-10-1-0, 5th place) Saturday night. Despite the "forfeit," the two teams played a full game, which T.A. won, 9-3.
The game was ruled a forfeit because the World Police (0-20-0-0 *technically*, 7th place) borrowed two opposing players to fill out their bench because only five of their own players were available. Both Team America and the Spartans played the game under the impression that the game would not be forfeited. So, while the standings won't show it, as far as Team America is concerned, it finished the season with a win.
The "loss" concludes the first season in Team America history. Forward Justin Schwechter finished as the team leader in goals (13) and points (26) and tied with forward Tom Miskavige for the assists crown (13).
See you all next year.