Maryland and West Virginia were represented well, with 39 Bulldogs attending and rocking their High School Club sweaters! Thank you to all the parents and coaches supporting this effort! It is amazing to see how many different High School Hockey Clubs and schools are represented within Bulldog Nation! This season HYHA has 16 seniors in the class of 2020 and are well represented in the leadership of each club.
Parity again is the word being used about the CBHL
Once again the entire Bulldog Nation was in action during the weekend, and the word being used around all the rinks is “Parity”. The CBHL has become a force in Youth Hockey that is being recognized not just in regional play but on the National scene. The “Parity” is seen in this week’s Bulldog Nation record of 7-5-1. There were a few one sided games, some going for and some against Bulldog Nation, but overall there was some very good quality hockey being played in the DMV by all teams.
Parity at the 18U National Level
As of this writing every CBHL 18U AA team has three loses in at least eight games, except Ashburn who has only played six games, and stands currently with a 5-0-1 record. Saturday the #54 ranked 18U AA Bulldogs (21-10-1 overall; 14-4-0 EJPL; 3-4-1 CBHL) traveled to #48 Ashburn in a typically fierce game. The game, as always, was fast and structured, with Ashburn scoring first but the Dawgs showed resiliency and came back quick with two unanswered by Maggi and Mueller. The Xtreme fought back to tie the game early but within a minute the Dawgs were back on top with Carson Maggi’s even strength goal. Before the end of the period the Dawgs gave up a Power play goal to end the second period tied 3-3. The third period was full of speed, determination, and amazing goalie play by both sides but in the end the game ended 3-3. Will Callan was phenomenal in net and recorded 29 saves in the contest. Saturday the Dawgs traveled to Columbia to take on #45 Howard Huskies. It was another back and forth dogfight between these two bitter rivals. Both teams traded goals throughout the game but after 51 minutes of play the Huskies came out on top 3-2. Again Will Callan was a freak with his athleticism coming up with 26 saves. Goals were scored again by Maggi and Mueller in the contest. The 18U AAs will have a rare home stand this coming weekend, when they host Hampton Roads for two CBHL games.
18U UA stay tied for 1st place after a split weekend
Saturday the 18U UA (15-3-1 overall; 9-1-0 CBHL) Bulldogs traveled to Laurel, Maryland to take on the Tri-City Eagles in CBHL play. The game started off with both teams trying to find their legs, which lead to a scoreless 1st period. The same can’t be said about the second period, where four goals were scored. Scoring in the second for the Bulldogs was Malasky and Martin who also notched assists on each other’s goals. The third period, scoring wise was, was all Tri-City but the Dawgs fought hard and kept it close. In the end the Dawgs suffered their first CBHL loss falling 4-2. Pellegrino was strong in net and swatted away 17 of 21 shots on goal. Sunday was a whole different outcome when eight different skaters recorded points. Although Martin and Malasky both recorded hat tricks and an assist each, the player of the game was Keith Kuntz who recorded two goals and SIX assists for an eight point game! Others recording points were E. Jensen and Cantor a goal each; Snyder with two assists; and Eberhardt and Sirface each recording an assist. Tommy Oseneek was athletic between the pipes and logged 20 saves. Next weekend the 18U UA Dawgs take to the road for a tough two game road swing; Saturday versus Richmond and Sunday versus Northern Virginia.
16Us extend win streak to four!
Saturday the 16U Dawgs (13-3-1 overall; 7-0-1 CBHL) took to home ice to defend the house against Capitals Academy in CBHL play. Just as when the Dawgs took on Caps Academy earlier in the season, the game was tough and scrappy. The Dawgs showed their resiliency and strength up front and came away with a 4-1 win. Scoring points were; Knutson and Janus with a goal and an assist each; Hill and Blanchard both with goals; Harris with two assists; and Jenks and Briscoe also making the scoresheet with an assist each. Rosa was a wall between the pipes and stopped 18 of 19 shots on goal. Next weekend the 16Us look to extend their win streak Saturday versus 3rd place Ashburn.
14U UA go 1-1 over the weekend
The UA Bantams (6-10-0 overall; 3-5-0 CBHL) traveled Saturday to Rockville to take on the first place Blue Devils. The Dawgs were scrappy and fought hard but the Blue Devils out skated the Dawgs to a 7-2 victory. Wilkinson and Hersey recorded the goals and Bjerklie recorded a helper in the contest. Howard fought hard between the pipes and still recorded 11 saves in the match. Sunday the Bantam Dawgs were on the other side of the scoresheet and dominated Ashburn at home in a 7-0 victory. Points were recorded by; J. Stoner two goals; Noll a goal and two assists; Wilkinson, Joyce, and Welsh each with a goal and an assist; Bjerklie goal; Corridon-Crum and Bowman with two assists each; and Moore with an assist. Howard was a freak between the pipes and recorded the shutout on 20 saves. Next weekend the UA Bantams play Saturday in Chevy Chase and return home Sunday to take on Capitals Academy.
Bantam Bs Sweep the Weekend
The 14U Bs (9-4-2 overall; 6-4-2 CBHL) had a fantastic weekend home stand, breaking out the brooms in CBHL play over the weekend. Saturday Bantam B Dawgs welcomed the Metro Maple Leafs to Hagerstown. It was a solid game showing experience is being applied from previous games. This lead to the team coming out on top with a 6-3 win. Beam (2 goals) and Arnoult (goal and assist) lead the team in points, others finding the scoresheet were; Johnson, Redden, and Smith each with a goal and Hite, Ryan, and Boggs all logging assists. Contrael was solid in net with 21 saves. Sunday the Bantam Bs took on Chevy Chase, who they tied last time they met head to head. It wasn’t nearly the same result with the Dawgs coming out fast and determined. In the end the Dawgs pounced on Chevy Chase and put up an 8-2 victory. Smith lead the team in points with five (3G/2A) but Johnson recorded a hat trick as well. Cleary found the back of the net for two goals, while Hite, Harris, and Boggs each recorded an assist each. This time Ciucci was the goalie of the day and swatted away 27 or 29 shots on goal. Next weekend the Bantam B Dawgs have a rare weekend off.
Upper A Peewees take one on the chin
On Saturday the 12U UA Dawgs (10-5-3 overall; 3-3-1 CBHL) took on first place Reston Raiders Silver. The Raiders came out fast, strong, and determined and attacked the Dawgs from the beginning. In the end the Raiders Silver were took strong for the Dawgs Saturday and came away with a 11-3 win. Finding their way on the scoresheet were; Schoenborg recorded two goals, Kochel goal, and T. Witt with an assist. Rotruck was under siege the entire game but was still able to turn away 15 shots in the game. Next Saturday the 12U UAs travel to Bowie to take on the Bruins in CBHL play.
Peewee Bs find same fate in Reston as UAs
Traveling with the Peewee UAs to Reston, Virginia, the Peewee Bs unfortunately met the same fate as the Upper As against the Raiders. The Reston teams at the Peewee level, in 11 games only have two loses which didn’t bode well for the Dawgs. The Dawgs fought on anyway and made sure that they would gain experience from the game to use in future. When the final buzzer sounded in Reston the Raiders came away with an 8-1 win. Scoring the lone goal for the Dawgs was Wilt, unassisted. Williams was solid between the pipes when in an 8-1 loss he still had 30 saves. Next weekend the Peewee Bs also have a rare open weekend to heal, practice, and eat a big holiday meal!
10Us Sweep Home Stand
To start the two game home stand the 10Us (14-4-0 overall; 3-3-0 CBHL) took on Montgomery in CBHL play. It was a solid game and the players worked together to come out 8-3 over the Blue Devils. On Sunday the 10U Dawgs were back at it but this time in a non-league game versus the Baltimore Stars. Again the players worked hard, continued to progress in their passing, and solidified their defense to come away with a 12-3 victory over the Stars. Next weekend the 10Us travel to Piney Orchard to take on the Metro Maple Leafs in CBHL play.
8U Red travel to Frederick for CBHL Jamboree
Hagerstown Red was in Frederick Sunday for a CBHL jamboree. The team did an amazing job with displaying great team efforts with passing and awesome teamwork. Over the team did fantastic during the Jamboree and the future is bright with these young Dawgs.
o Please congratulate Jacob Mueller on being named DMV Prospects Goal of the Week for the week ending 10 November 2019. His goal was voted Best in the DMV receiving 62% of the votes!
o High School Group, Seniors, and Captains pictures went smooth and had a larger turnout than last year! Pictures are posted on the website and if you need copies sent you please contact email@example.com
o Come and get your blankets! These blankets are becoming a hot, and yes warm, commodity to have if you are part of Bulldog Nation! Orders are due by 27 November, which will ensure having them in time for the holidays. You can order here: https://shop.logoknits.com/product/bulldogs-blanket/
o The Dawg shop is open for business and there is LOTS of good “Spirit Wear” to be had. Looking around the rinks, this isn’t a big secret, but don’t wait too late to make orders for the Holidays!
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