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Monday, October 17th Results

Team Scyoc 14 Team Sutter 13

Team McKinley 7 Team Matchock 5

Team Lingenfelter 9 Team Dodd 6

Did not get to see any of the first game between team Scyoc and team Sutter. Brad Scyoc was unable to attend last night due to an illness. Tony Dodd filled in. Henry Sutter got the times mixed up and did not arrive until later in the game. A 5-5 tie at the end of the 2nd period turned into a 14-13 win for Scyoc. The good news for team Scyoc is that Andy Calvert showed up last night. Both teams are now 2-1.

Team McKinley fell behind 2-0 at the end of the first period last night, but found themselves up 4-3 going into the 3rd period. Eric Llewellyn, Joe Roush and Zach Foradori contributed on the offensive side for team McKinley. Just a minute or so into the 3rd period, Zach Foradori made a long pass along the side to Eric Llewellyn, from there, Llewellyn found Brian Pangallo open in front of the net to make the lead 5-3. Alex Waddell and Nate Galentine also contributed goals for team McKinley to help them open up a 7-3 lead in the 3rd period. John Matchock was unable to make it last night for his team. Henry Sutter filled in. They were able to close to within 2 at 7-5 late in the 3rd period but thats as close as they got. Brice Miller continues to play well offensively for Team Matchock. Both teams are now 1-2 on the season.

Team Lingenfelter fell behind 2-0 last night (Cory and Bob scored early for team Dodd), but the lead was short lived. Team Lingenfelter scored 5 unanswered goals. It all started with Rooster making it 2-1. Mark Chesley contributed 3 goals for Team Lingenfelter. Jason Stamler filled in for a missing Jeff Wehner and contributed one of the goals on that 5 goal run. Team Dodd tied the game at 5 late in the 2nd period. Bob Anderson scored on a pass from Brian Anderson, then Fred Terwilliger had a really nice shot on a face off win to draw the team within a goal at 5-4. Minutes later, Bob Anderson found Brian Anderson from behind the opposing goalies net to tie the game at 5. Rooster made it 6-5 going into the 3rd period. From there, it was the Jake Kline show. Kline scored 3 times in the 3rd period to open up the lead for Team Lingenfelter. Bob Anderson scored to draw Dodd's team to within 2, but Jake scored soon after and the 9-6 lead held up. Lingenfelter is now 3-0 on the season. Dodd's team has yet to win. Cory made his first appearance last night for team Dodd but the team was playing ironman.

Brice Miller (Team Matchock)

1. 7-5 loss last night. What can you say about the overall team effort? I think our team effort was fine, we gave a lot of effort especially in the third just one period go away from us.

2. What do you think went wrong in the 2nd period (a 2-0 lead turned into a 4-3 deficit)? I think ball possession really hurt us in the second. We didn’t have it enough and we we stuck in our own end for far too long. I think we lost our way a bit and got stuck chasing in the second and even the third.

3. You have been putting up your share of goals recently. Are you playing with a lot of confidence right now? Yeah you could say that. The preseason tournament got it going for me and just trying to play my game has made the difference. Being more confident with the ball has helped.

4. How do you think team chemistry has looked in these last couple of weeks? We definitely have room for improvement. We played much better as a team last week. Transitioning out of our end needs to be better.

5. What was your impression of the opposition last night? They like to play a slow possession game and it made the difference for them. When they slowed it down and moved it in our end they were scoring.

Jason Stamler (Team Scyoc)

1. A wild win for you guys in the first game last night. What can you say about the overall team effort? The team look really good. Everyone played hard.

2. Andy was back in the lineup last night. How do you think he looked? He looked good it was really nice to have him there. He adds scoring and passing.

3. You have been playing a lot of hockey these days. How are you feeling physically? Feeling good. It takes some time to adjust from puck to ball and from ice hockey to roller hockey.

4. What was your impression of the opponent last night? They are really good. They have scorers and are fast

5. You got to play again at 820. How do you think the team looked overall in that game? We looked really good everyone contributed. Defense was good also everyone one gave 100%

Brian Anderson (Team Dodd)

1. A 9-6 loss tonight extends your winless streak to 3 this season. What do you think has been the biggest issue for your team so far? It’s hard to pin point. It seems like we have controlled the play and looked pretty good at times but then it falls apart and we cant stop the bleeding. One goal deficits are quickly turning into 3 goal deficits and we are finding ourselves having to take chances which is leading to easy goals on the other side.

2. It seems like you guys have done well in the first periods of games only to see them get away in the latter half of the contests. Any thoughts on why that might be happening? Its a game of momentum. It seems like we can’t stop the bleeding once we give up a goal. We have been in position to tie games in the 3rd period but one goal deficits are quickly turning into 3 goal deficits. The effort has been there though so hopefully we can start winning as the season goes on.

3. Clint’s team is off to an undefeated start. Do you think they are the team to beat going forward? They are certainly going to be up there. Clint is a top notch goalie and Jake is solid defensively. Mark Chesley is going to be a really good player in this league. Combine that with Rooster doing his thing offensively along with Jeff and Steve Hetrick always giving 110 percent, they don’t really have any weaknesses.

4. Team Interim Healthcare was able to edge out the Narwhals to win its first championship in Brockway. How would you compare that title with the XHL one from a year ago? We had similar players in both but the Brockway one was probably more special. We really struggled against the Narwals the last couple of seasons but Tim Herman played an amazing championship game. He almost had to play a perfect game for us to have a chance to win and he did. To shutout a team as good as the Narwals takes an amazing effort.

5. Speaking of XHL, any word on when that might start and do you anticipate having a good turnout for it? Planning on starting in early January after the holidays are over. It’s hard to say what the turn out will be like. I am hoping everyone gets January doldrums like I do and have more desire to play hockey to start out the new year.

Mark Chesley (Team Lingenfelter) 1. 9-6 win last night. What can you say about the overall team effort? Team effort is always good

2. You contributed your share of goals last night. Are you happy with how you are playing? I’m am happy with how I am playing

3. How do you think team chemistry has looked so far? Team seems to be alright I’ve been enjoying playing with the guys

4. This is the first league you have played in down in Reynoldsville. Are you having fun so far? I have had fun playing in the league

5. What was your impression of the opposition last night? I think it was a fun and pretty fair game last night. It was enjoyable

Eric Llewellyn (Team McKinley)

1. 7-5 win last night. What can you say about the overall team effort? we started sloppy and ended sloppy but we played good enough in between to win. Well take the W and try to improve next week.

2. You guys were down 2-0 going into the 2nd period. What do you think you guys did better in the 2nd period? we just started playing real hockey. The first period was nothing but blind passes and no look dumps. That never works. I always preach possession on every team I play for.

3. You will be looked upon to lead the team offensively, but you really don’t appear to have a weakness surrounding you. What kind of expectations do you have for this team going forward? I just want us to compete every week. Theres no reason we shouldnt. I think our offense is a little weak but we have Adam back there so as long as we defend well hes gonna keep us in every game.

4. The opposing team scored a couple quick goals to draw within 2 with enough time remaining to get even closer. Were you getting worried at that point at all? A little bit but there was no panic. We knew we messed up and we finished it strong.

5. How would you compare the style of play in Reynoldsville to the style of play in Brockway? well theres the obvious change from ball to puck. I personally love the puck. I feel it gives me an advantage. I see a lot of good hockey players struggle with the puck but i do feel like everyone is improving. Theres also good boards in brockway… which not many people use (not sure why) as much as they should. That really changes the game. People just aimlessly throw the puck all over in brockway because they have no idea how to use the space. Very few clean passes are made… thats how we lost the finals. They get the puck and just throw it anywhere. Reynoldsville is super fast and seems to be more on the reckless side. I get slashed in reynoldsville 10 times a game because i constantly carry it into the zone with it being smaller. I also REALLY enjoy the fact that i dont have to check the weather on game day. I think outdoor hockey in PA is borderline stupidity. We spend most of the brockway season slipping and sliding all over the place… even if it doesnt rain. Maybe the barometric pressure was off that night and we cant skate. The skating in reynoldsville is way better. I use sharp cuts and sudden stops on the walls to beat people… brockway you cant do that. That hurts my game. No doubt about it. My ultimate combo would be play puck on the brockway rink if it was inside and provided the same quality skating as reynoldsville. You want to see perfect? Go check out grove city. Those boys have it made. What a place. I love it.

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