Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The weekend kicks off with a game against #54 ranked HC Dallas at 8:00am on Friday. In game 2, the Vikings take on #59 ranked Chicago Young Americans at 3:40pm. On Saturday, Game 3 will be against MDHL Green, currently ranked #21. The round robin concludes with a game against familiar foe Pittsburgh Esmark Stars, currently ranked #71.
A full schedule can be found at the tournament website by clicking here.
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Skipjacks 4, Nichols 1 - Game 1 of the weekend put the Big Green up against a 4-0 York Skipjacks team of teh USPHL. The skipjacks built a 2-0 lead just before the half despite some quality play from the Vinkings squad. Penalties in the final third of the game found Nichols falling behind at 4-0 before Tom Elia (Sr/99, Lewiston) would find the back of the net on the power play for his first goal of the season. Josh Graziano (Jr/00, Clarence) made 18 saves on the day.
Nichols 6, Rochester 1 - Nichols would rebound later in the day with an improved effort against another USPHL team walking away with a 6-1 victory. Cole Donhauser (Jr/99, Kenmore) opened the scoring with one of his two goals on the evening. Bryan Bylsma (Sr/99, Buffalo) extended the lead to 2-0 shortly after. The game would open up in the finals third of the game. Rochester found the net to close the gap to 2-1, but Steve Senese (Sr/99, Niagara Falls) and Dylan Lugris (Fr/01, Buffalo) scored goals 40 seconds apart to take control of the scoreboard. Donhauser would add his second of the game and Charlie Carlson (Sr/98, Orchard Park) would complete the scoring with a shorthanded tally. Robbie Nuchereno (So/01, Clarence) made 17 saves on the day.
Nichols 5, Ct. Jr Rangers 4 - Although the play was not indicative of the score, the Vikings pulled out a tight 5-4 victory against their third USPHL opponent of the weekend. It was all Nichols early as Lucas Herrmann (Jr/00, Lancaster) opened the scoring in the first shift followed by a Steve Senese (Sr/99, Niagara Falls) strike in the third shift. Cole Donhauser (Jr/99, Kenmore) would quickly extend the lead to 3-0 follwed by another by Dylan Lugris (Fr/01, Buffalo) to make it 4-0. The Rangers would battle back amd make it a 4-3 game but Senese would add his second of the game to take control once again. The Rangers would adda late goal to make it interesting but the defense held up and Nichols claimed victory for the third time this season. Josh Graziano (Jr/00, Clarence) made 8 saves and Robbie Nuchereno (So/01, Clarence) made 9 saves as they split duties
in the win.
The Vikings take the weekend off before heading to the Compuware/Honeybaked Invitational in Detroit, MI over Columbus Day Weekend.
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Monday, September 19, 2016
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
9/23 v York Skipjacks 18U 12:30pm Rink 4
9/23 v Rochester Monarchs 18U 8:10pm Rink 5
9/24 v Ct. Jr Rangers 18U 11:00am Rink 3
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Monday, September 12, 2016
The Boys’ Prep team opened their season with a home and home series against the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 18U. In game 1, Matt Gasuik (Sr/1999) and Bryan Bylsma (Sr/1999) found the back of the net, but it wasn’t enough in the 5-2 loss to open the season. Josh Graziano (Jr/2000) played well in his first action of the season stopping 27 of the 32 shots he faced in the game. It was a different team that took the ice at the Harbor Center in game 2 as Nichols exploded for 3 goals in the first period to propel the Vikings to a 5-2 victory. Matt Gasuik continued his strong play scoring 2 more and adding an assist. Linemates Connor Zak (Sr/1998) and Steven Senese (Sr/1999) each added a tally while Jeffrey Kopek (So/2001) scored his first goal of his Nichols career. Robbie Nuchereno (So/2001) made 24 saves for the win. Nichols will take some time off as they prepare for the Jr Bruins Shootout in Marlbourough, MA from September 23-25.
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Sunday, September 11, 2016
|Jeffrey Kopek makes it 2-0.|
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Saturday, September 10, 2016
The Prep Boys opened the season at home with a 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Jr Sabres 18U. Matt Gausik and Bryan Bylsma both lit the lamp but it wasn't enough to counter the Jr Sabres attack. Josh Graziano made 27 saves in net. The same teams take the ice Sunday morning at the Harbor Center. The puck drops at 8:30am.
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