Thursday, September 21, 2017

Schedule Announced for Ridley College Tiger Cup

The schedule is out for the 2017 Ridley College Tiger Cup, and the field will be a competitive one.  Twelve teams will make the journey to St. Catherine's, ON for the chance to take hom some hardware.  The Big Green will have a challenging draw in its first appearance at this longstanding tournament.

9/28 v Le Sommet Faucons (ON)  8:30p
9/29 v Bishops College School (QUE)  6:30p
9/30 v Lake Forest Academy (IL)  8:00a
9/30 v Blyth Academy South (ON)  5:00p
10/1  Crossover TBD

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Big Green Responds with Weekend Sweep

In Game 1 of the home and home series, the line of Cole Donhauser (Sr/Kenmore), Dylan Lugris (So/Buffalo) and Max Fox (Jr/Amherst) combined for 5 goals to lead the Big Green to an 8-1 victory in Syracuse, NY.  Donhauser netted 3 goals on the evening while Lugris and Fox had single tallies.  This was the first Nichols goal for Fox.  Chris Morrison (Sr/Ridgefield, CT) netted 2 goals of his own, while linemate Ryan Leonard (Jr/Orchard Park) scored his first goal in a Nichols uniform.  Robbie Nuchereno (Jr/Williamsville) picked up the win making 22 saves on the evening.  

Game 2 featured another strong performance for the Big Green in an 11-1 victory over the Syracuse Stars.  Dylan Lugris (So/Buffalo) netted 3 goals and linemate Cole Donhauser (Sr/Kenmore) netted two of his own.  Noah Szretter (So/Lancaster)  and Carl Russo (Sr/Tonawanda) each scored their first two Nichols goals while Robbie Maulucci (Jr/Buffalo) netted his first Nichols goal.  Ryan Leonard (Jr/Orchard Park) scored for the second game in a row.  Michael Delehanty (So/Hermitage, PA) picked up his first Nichols win making 17 saves on the day.

2017-18 Season Opener Goes to Jr Sabres

It was a difficult season opener for the Big Green as the fell to cross town rival 5-1 on Saturday night at the Harbor Center.  Dylan Lugris (So/Buffalo) opened the scoring for the season with a goal in the opening minutes of the first period.  The Buffalo Jr Sabres responded in the next shift to tie the game, and the first period would end in a 1-1 tie.  The Jr Sabres scored three in the second to take control of the game and added the final goal late in the third period.  Robbie Nuchereno (Jr/Williamsville) was strong in net making 36 saves on the day.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016 Shattuck St. Mary's Showcase Schedule

The weekend schedule is set for the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Showcase in Faribault, MN.  The field consists of the 5 teams of the Interscholastic Hockey League, Shattuck-St. Mary’s (MN), Nichols School (NY), Culver Academy (IN), Northwood School (NY), and St. Andrew’s College (ON).  There will be a sixth guest team, Sioux Falls Stampede 18U to round out the field.  The 5 teams will meet again Jan 13-15 in Lake Placid, NY adding CEGEP St. Foye to the group as the guest team.  The weekend schedule is below.

Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep Showcase
December 2-4, 2016

Friday – December 2
2:00 PM New Rink – Northwood vs. Nichols
5:00 PM New Rink – Sioux Falls vs. Culver
8:00 PM New Rink – SSM vs. St. Andrews

Saturday – December 3
10:00 AM New Rink – Nichols vs. Sioux Falls
1:00 PM New Rink – Northwood vs. St. Andrews
4:00 PM New Rink – SSM vs. Culver

Sunday – December 14
8:00 AM New Rink – St. Andrews vs. Sioux Falls
10:00 AM Old Rink – Culver vs. Northwood
11:00 AM New Rink – SSM vs. Nichols

***Team listed first will be the home team and wear light colored jerseys.

****Games will be 20 minute periods with a cut after the 1st and 2nd period of each game.

Weekend Recap: Berkshire Showcase

The Nichols Boys Prep traveled to Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA to play a two game set in front of dozens of college and junior coaches to showcase their talents and compete with some of the best prep school in New England.  The field consisted of Berkshire, Brunswick, Northwood, Gunnery, Kent, Pomfret, and Canterbury with Nichols taking on the host Berkshire School, and Brunswick School from Greenwich, CT.  Overall it was a positive day finishing with a 3-3 tie against Berkshire and a 2-0 win over Brunswick.

Nichols 3, Berkshire 3 – In the first game of the Berkshire Showcase, Nichols took on the host team and settled for a 3-3 tie.  The Big Green jumped on the board quickly when Chris Morrison (99/Jr/Ridgefield, CT) netted his second in as many games off an Andrew Fromen (99/Jr/Amherst) rebound set up by Dylan Lugris (01/Fr/Buffalo).  Berkshire would answer back with two quick goals and take the 2-1 lead into the locker room after the first half.  Although Berkshire would score a third goal in the first shift of the second half, Nichols would show its character and got to work.  Matt Gasuik (99/Sr/South Buffalo) netted a power play goal to even the score with assists coming from Cole Donhauser (99/Jr/Kenmore) and Jack Millar (99/Sr/Hamburg).  Nichols continued to apply the pressure, and Dylan Lugris found the back of the net on a shot from the top of the circles to even the score.  Robbie Nichereno (01/So/Williamsville)  played the first 30 minutes making 12 saves on 14 shots.  Josh Graziano (00/Jr/Williamsville) made 12 saves on 13 shots in his 30 minutes of action.

Nichols 2, Brunswick 0 – With only an hour to regroup and take on its next opponent, Nichols showed it’s grit with a strong effort against Brunswick School earning a 2-0 win.  Although the first half ended in a scoreless tie, Nichols put on great pressure as it pumped 18 shots on the Brunswick net.  The group was determined to pick up where they left off, and Matt Gasuik (99/Sr/South Buffalo) cashed in on a rebound set up by Bryan Bylsma (99/Sr/Buffalo) and Cole Donhauser (99/Jr/Kenmore).  The pressure continued and Dylan Lugris (01/Fr/Buffalo) buried a rebound as the power play expired with assists going to Steve Senese (99/Sr/Niagara Falls) and Lucas Herrmann (00/Jr/Lancaster).  In net, Josh Graziano (00/Jr/Williamsville)  and Robbie Nuchereno (01/So/Williamsville) each made 7 saves splitting the game as Nichols held a 39-14 shot advantage.  

Monday, October 24, 2016

Weekend Recap: Boys' Prep Defeats Blyth-South at Home

The Boys' Prep team took the home ice of Dann Memorial Arena for a Saturday night tilt and cruised to a 5-0 victory over Blyth Academy (South) of Burlington, ON.  It was the first time in the history of the program that these two teams met.  After a scoreless first period where teams were feeling each other out, Jeffrey Kopek (So/Camillus, NY) finally broke the tie with a shorthanded goal midway through the second period.  Brandon Hausler (Sr/Montgomery, TX) extended the lead before the close of the period.  The big Green came out and put the game away with a dominating third period out shooting Blyth 22-2 in the final frame.  Cole Donhauser (Jr/Kenmore) scored the third goal of the game on the power play.  Chris Morrison (Jr/Ridgefield, CT) added to the lead with the fourth goal of the game on a nice tic-tac-toe play around the net, and Dylan Lugris (Fr/Buffalo) finished the scoring with the teams' second power play goal of the evening.  Josh Graziano (Jr/Clarence) and Robbie Nuchereno (So/Clarence) combined to make 14 saves and earn the shutout as Nichols out shot Blyth 39-14 on the day.  Next up for the Big Green is a trip to the Harborcenter Cup in downtown Buffalo.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Harborcenter Cup Schedule Released

The schedule is out and the Boys' Prep team could not be more excited to see the list of opponents heading in to the Harborcenter Cup held in downtown Buffalo from October 28-30.  The tournament opens on Friday with a 9:15am game against defending 18U National Champions Pittsburgh Pens Elite 18U.  Later in the evening, the Boys' Prep will face the Chicago Mission 18U at 6:00pm.  On Saturday, the opponent will be the Boston Junior Bruins at 1:00pm.  Game 4 of the weekend will be determined based on performance in the first three games.