RECAP: Game 10 vs. Farmers (Dec. 28, 2014)
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Mon Jan 05th 2015 9:07am
NEW HOPE, Minn. - Despite being comically shorthanded, Team America (0-10-0-0, 7th place) played the first place Farmers (7-2-1-0, 1st place) close before tired legs did them in in the third period in an 11-4 loss.
Playing with just six guys, Team America did well to stay with the Farmers for most of the game. The game was tied at two in the second period and TA had multiple chances to go ahead, including a disallowed goal. It was a 4-2 game heading into the third before the Farmers pulled away in the final frame.
"I was incredibly impressed at the effort tonight," forward Jamie Jackish said. "Don't let the box score fool you this was a very close game until the third period."
Captain Justin Schwechter continued his torrid play with a hat trick and an assist in the loss and now leads the team in goals (7) and is tied for the team points lead (12). Forward/defenseman Paul Lynch chipped in three points (1+2) as well.
RECAP: Game 9 vs. Grizzlies (Dec. 20, 2014)
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Tue Dec 23rd 2014 12:21pm
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - A strong finish wasn't enough to overcome a slow start for a shorthanded Team America (0-9-0-0) vs. the Grizzlies (5-3-0-1) Saturday night. T.A. found itself in an early 5-0 hole from which it was unable to recover and eventually fell, 10-3.
Team America played the game with just eight skaters, yet got stronger as the game went on, scoring twice in the third period. Defenseman John McElhenny and forward Ryan Evans each netted their first goals of the season, while captain Justin Schwechter stayed hot with a goal and now has three goals and four points in his last two games.
RECAP: Game 8 vs. Spartans (Dec. 11, 2014)
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Tue Dec 23rd 2014 12:24pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Team America (0-8, 7th place) held leads of 2-0, 3-1, and had the game tied 5-5 in the third period, but ultimately fell, 8-5, to the Spartans (4-3, 5th place) at Parade Ice Gardens.
Team captain Justin Schwechter provided an offensive spark in his return to forward, tallying two goals and three points on the night. Tom Miskavige also had a big night, with two goals and three points of his own.
NEWS: Pond Hockey North American Championship
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Wed Nov 19th 2014 12:40pm
I know there was some interest at the beginning of the season in playing in a pond hockey tournament this winter, so I thought I would pass this info along. It takes place January 23-25, on Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior.
There are three men's divisions (open, 35+, and 45+) and a maximum of eight players per team. Registration for men's teams is $500.
Pond Hockey North American Championship Website
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