Tournaments, CBHL Games, Non-League Games, and Rink of Dreams lead to a full weekend!
Long weekends mean Tournaments for travel hockey and HYHA had teams in Pittsburgh and Virginia representing Bulldog Nation. Other teams were all over the DMV playing in critical CBHL games, augmenting their schedules with quality Non-League games, and our Mites were in Hershey playing in “Rink of Dreams”. Overall the club went 13-6 for the weekend and one team came home with some hardware!
Bulldogs 18U AA split CBHL weekend
Earlier in the week the National My Hockey Rankings were released and the Bulldogs 18U AA team (14-6 overall; 10-2 EJEPL; 1-2 CBHL) jumped up in the rankings to #31 nationally due to their strong performance in the ECC College Cup in Connecticut the week prior. After 20 total games in the books, the 18U AAs finally had their CBHL Home Opener Saturday evening vs the Montgomery Blue Devils. It was a very chippy game, which saw two Blue Devils ejected. When the final buzzer was blown, behind a solid 12 save game by Luke Hood, the Bulldogs came out on top 6-2. Scoring was lead by Fritts and Joyce two goals and an assist each; Maggi and Denis with a goal and an assist each; Petite with 3 helpers; and Plaisance and Tmberlake each recording a helper as well. Sunday morning was not as well executed and the 18U AAs fell to rival Howard 5-2. Will Callan faced 44 shots on goal and scoring was lead by Fritts with a goal and an assist; Petite with a goal; and Hammer and Maggi both with a helper. This weekend the 18U AAs travel to Reston for a combined EJEPL/CBHL game Saturday and return home Sunday for an EJEPL game vs vaunted Hollydell, NJ.
18U UA Bulldogs in First Place in CBHL
The 18U UAs Bulldogs (8-2-1 overall; 4-0 CBHL) played two games at home and swept the competition. Saturday they took the ice against the visiting Richmond Generals and jumped out to a quick lead. Scoring was lead by Kuntz, Snyder, and Cantor all credited with a goal and an assist each; Ritchie and Swindell with a goal each; and Belisle and Martin each with an assist. Oseneek was solid in goal with 21 saves. Sunday the 18U UAs were at it again but this time shutout the Southern Maryland Sabres 4-0. Swindell lead scores with two goals and an assist, followed by Sirface goal and an assist; Ritchie goal; Cantor, E. Jensen, and Snyder all with an assist. Oseneek was a wall between the pipes and swatted away all nine shots faced. This coming weekend the 18U UAs have a rare “Open” weekend, which should help get some of their players healthy.
Hammer’s 16Us continue to progress
Coach Hammer’s 16U team (9-3-0 overall; 3-0 CBHL) continues to progress by taking on higher level teams in Non-League games to augment their CBHL schedule. Saturday the Bulldogs took on a higher division Tri-City team, who last year contended for the 16U AA CBHL Championship. The players came up short but in games like this, it helps players progress and makes regular league games easier. Sunday the 16Us traveled to Piney Orchard to take on Metro Maple Leafs, which is always a difficult opponent. When all was said and done, Bulldogs moved into first place in the CBHL behind “Game Winning Goal” by Jenks, also with two assists and goals by Wallin, Briscoe, and Knutson. This Sunday the 16U Bulldogs take on Bowie in CBHL play in Bowie at 5:30pm.
14U UA Bulldogs compete in Congressional Cup Fall Classic
The 14U UA Bulldogs (5-6-0 overall; 2-1 CBHL) competed in the Congressional Cup Fall Classic held in Northern Virginia over the long weekend. The Dawgs went 2-2 over the weekend with wins over Mountclair Blues (NJ) 2-1 and Mt Lebanon Hornets (PA) 1-0. The two losses were against the same team, the eventual tournament champion Union Thunder (NJ) 4-1 and 3-0 (Semi-Finals). It was a hard fought weekend and the Bulldogs finished a respectable 4th in a division comprised of teams from Canada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Over the weekend Veilleux recorded a goal and an assist; Joyce and Noll both had goals; Hersey and J. Stoner had assists. Both Zeoli-Luisi and Howard were strong in net and both recorded wins.
14U B Stay in 1st Place in CBHL
The 14U B Bulldogs (6-2-1 overall; 2-2-1 CBHL) traveled to Piney Orchard Sunday morning to take on the Metro Maple Leafs in CBHL play. It was a high scoring affair that had our #Dawgs coming out on top 6-4. Contrael was athletic in net with 20 saves and the offense showed lots of team play with 9 players recording points. Scoring was lead by Harris with two goals and an assist; Johnson with a goal and two assists; Smith and Cleary both with a goal and an assist; Timberlake with a goal; and Redden, Boggs, Beam, and Jones all recording assists. The 14U Bs continue CBHL play this coming weekend with two games; Saturday evening vs Navy and Sunday morning vs Baltimore.
12U UAs in Pittsburgh for the Columbus Day Clash
Over the long weekend another team took to the road for a tournament. 12U UAs traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to take part in the My Hockey Columbus Day Clash. The Dawgs finished in 3rd place going 2-2. They recorded wins against Jersey Shore Wildcats (NJ) 4-3 and the Birmingham Bulls (AL) 5-2. Their two losses came against the two teams who competed in the Championship game Pittsburgh Predators (PA) 8-3 and eventual Champion Capitals Academy 4-2. This weekend the 12U UA Dawgs travel Saturday evening for a Non-League game vs Reston and return home for a CBHL game vs Bowie Sunday evening.
We are the Champions!!!
What a weekend!!! 10U LA traveled to Pittsburgh, and came back the Three Rivers Cup Champions!!! Matchups were against Wheatfield Blades AA (5-3 W), Mt. Lebanon Hornets LA (10-2 W) and Capital City Capital City Vipers LA (6-2W). The team remained undefeated through the Championship game against Mt. Lebanon Hornets (8-3W). Hat trick awards were received by Axel Schoenborg and Collin Mayhew, and the MVP award was presented to Axel Schoenborg. Coach Wood feels this Championship was a result of an overall team effort, all players gave 110% which lead to the victory in Pittsburgh. Congratulations Dawgs!
8U Red Mites take part in "Rink of Dreams"
The 8U Red team took part in the "Rink of Dreams" game prior to the Hershey Bears game on Sunday vs the Capital City Vipers. The teams played a close game and fun was had by all. Going forward per ADM/CBHL rules, no score will be kept at the 8U level. Per the ADM; wins, losses, individual statistics and standings should not be a part of 8U hockey.
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