Squirrels Begin A New Era, Continue Dominance

Thursday’s game against the Nordiques marked the beginning of the post-Mike Bronson era for the Screaming Squirrels.   Bronson, who spent 3 seasons with the Squirrels, amassed a whopping 59 goals and 95 points as part of the Gold and Black.  Rumors surfaced earlier in the week that as a gesture of good faith Bronson left the Squirrels a nut before heading to Chicago and presented it to Vice President and General Manager Ben Sumner.  However Sumner, who was vacationing on the West Coast, was not available for comment.

The Squirrels would need no superstar power on this night as they jumped to a multi-goal lead by the 2nd period and initiated the running clock rule about half-way through the 3rd.   Chris Wautel, recently called up from the team’s minor league affiliate, struck for 2 goals and 4 points in the first period alone.  Although not managing to put the puck in the net, defenseman Kyle Gassert was effective in using the puck at knocking down and knocking out several Nordiques who already had a short bench.  One Nordique player had to leave the game with a busted finger from a Gassert slapshot.  At the other end of the ice, Squirrels goalie Eric Coulson managed to stop most of the dozen or so shots that trickled his way, however, Nordiques star Hector Rosario managed to sneak one in through the 5 hole and Regan Sweeney put in the 3rd period’s lone goal past Coulson as well.

The Gardens IH – Resor      Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 9:49 pm
Nordiques 2 Screaming Squirrels 9
Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Nordiques 1 0 1 2
Screaming Squirrels 4 5 0 9
Nordiques 16
Squirrels 43
Scoring Summary
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsTero Moberg (Paul Patrinicola, Chris Wautel) , 1:24
Screaming SquirrelsChris Wautel (Kyle Gassert, tero moberg) , 7:21
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Valdes (tero moberg, Chris Wautel) , 7:55
NordiquesHector Rosario (Regan Sweeney) , 8:12
Screaming SquirrelsChris Wautel (tero moberg) , 10:49
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsAnthony Richelsen (shorthanded) (Robert Valdes) , 3:07
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Valdes (tero moberg, Chris Wautel) , 3:55
Screaming SquirrelsTero Moberg (Chris Wautel, Matthew Borlik) , 4:12
Screaming SquirrelsDonald Marks Jr. (Robert Myers, Matthew Borlik) , 6:32
Screaming SquirrelsDaniel Carter (tero moberg) , 13:49
Period 3
NordiquesRegan Sweeney (unassisted) , 5:15
Penalties
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsDaniel Carter – (Interference Minor), 2 min , 1:50
NordiquesHector Rosario – (Elbowing Minor), 2 min , 12:08
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsPaul Patrinicola – (Holding Minor), 2 min , 1:29
Screaming SquirrelsKyle Gassert – (Tripping Minor), 2 min , 10:25
Period 3
NordiquesHector Rosario – (Roughing Minor), 2 min , 5:15
NordiquesDon Brodnax – (Roughing Minor), 2 min , 5:15
Screaming SquirrelsDaniel Carter – (Roughing Minor), 2 min , 5:15

Rosters
Nordiques Screaming Squirrels
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
31 Terri Ball 45 43 34
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Eric Coulson 45 16 14
Players
# Name G A Pts PIM GWG
2 Sarah Bucior 0 0 0 0 0
19 Mike Dunlap 0 0 0 0 0
23 Don Brodnax 0 0 0 2 0
27 Walt Bender 0 0 0 0 0
28 Melissa Frederick 0 0 0 0 0
32 Tom Swindell 0 0 0 0 0
42 Trevor Frederick 0 0 0 0 0
72 Hector Rosario 1 0 1 4 0
89 Regan Sweeney 1 1 2 0 0
# Name G A Pts PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks Jr. 1 0 1 0 0
4 Chi Pham 0 0 0 0 0
5 Robert Valdes 2 1 3 0 1
12 Anthony Richelsen 1 0 1 0 0
17 Daniel Carter 1 0 1 4 0
18 Robert Myers 0 1 1 0 0
25 Kyle Gassert 0 1 1 2 0
28 Matthew Borlik 0 2 2 0 0
55 Paul Patrinicola 0 1 1 2 0
61 Tero Moberg 2 5 7 0 0
77 Jeff Headlee 0 0 0 0 0
96 Chris Wautel 2 4 6 0 0

Shorthanded Squirrels Get Last Laugh

With a total of eight skaters at a time, the Squirrels played an all-round good game Sunday and beat the Laughing Skulls, 6-1.

It was Michael Bronson’s final game as a Squirrel, but he was only able to play in the first period due to a scheduling conflict with another team. He had an assist and in typical fashion, also a penalty before he went to the other rink. After he left, Tero Moberg finally found the rink and gave the Squirrels some relief on the bench.

This game will also be noted as one where players we could’ve used showed up to watch some of the game, including former roller captain Ed Bager. Hope you enjoyed the show, guys.

The Gardens IH – Resor      Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 4:23 pm
Laughing Skulls Bronze 2 1 Screaming Squirrels 6
Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Laughing Skulls 1 0 0 1
Screaming Squirrels 3 2 1 6
Laughing Skulls 14
Squirrels 33
Scoring Summary
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsChi Pham (Jason Nehmer, Daniel Carter) , 1:49
Screaming SquirrelsChris Wautel (Michael Bronson) , 10:29
Laughing Skulls Bronze 2Eddie Zaruba (nic zamora) , 12:06
Screaming SquirrelsChi Pham (Benjamin Sumner) , 13:37
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsChris Wautel (powerplay) (unassisted) , 4:43
Screaming SquirrelsJason Nehmer (powerplay) (Daniel Carter) , 10:34
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsTero Moberg (unassisted) , 9:24
Penalties
Period 1
Laughing Skulls Bronze 2Fred Newton – (Tripping Minor), 2 min , 2:59
Laughing SkullsFred Newton – (Hooking Minor), 2 min , 6:09
Screaming SquirrelsJason Nehmer – (Hooking Minor), 2 min , 6:41
Screaming SquirrelsMichael Bronson – (Cross Checking Minor), 2 min , 14:10
Period 2
Laughing Skulls Bronze 2Vladimir Semendyai – (High Sticking Minor), 2 min , 4:17
Laughing SkullsVladimir Semendyai – (Tripping Minor), 2 min , 4:17
Screaming SquirrelsDaniel Carter – (Tripping Minor), 2 min , 6:13
Laughing SkullsJohn Lozupone – (High Sticking Minor), 2 min , 9:30
Laughing SkullsVincent Barracchini – (Hooking Minor), 2 min , 14:54
Period 3
Laughing Skulls Bronze 2Vladimir Semendyai – (Holding Minor), 2 min , 4:07
Screaming SquirrelsChi Pham – (Interference Minor), 2 min , 10:33

Rosters
Laughing Skulls Screaming Squirrels
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
1 Herb Malveaux 45 33 27
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Eric Coulson 45 14 13
Players
# Name G A Pts PIM GWG
2 Philip Brach 0 0 0 0 0
3 Mike Ohanian 0 0 0 0 0
5 Kevin Cox 0 0 0 0 0
9 Fred Newton 0 0 0 4 0
10 Eddie Zaruba 1 0 1 0 0
19 Christopher Tucker 0 0 0 0 0
24 Vincent Barracchini 0 0 0 2 0
024 Nate Heard 0 0 0 0 0
31 John Lozupone 0 0 0 2 0
42 Vladimir Semendyai 0 0 0 6 0
77 Paul Keys 0 0 0 0 0
86 Nic Zamora 0 1 1 0 0
# Name G A Pts PIM GWG
4 Chi Pham 2 0 2 2 0
8 Michael Bronson 0 1 1 2 0
12 Anthony Richelsen 0 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Carter 0 2 2 2 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 1 1 0 0
55 Paul Patrinicola 0 0 0 0 0
61 Tero Moberg 1 0 1 0 0
88 Jason Nehmer 1 1 2 2 0
96 Chris Wautel 2 0 2 0 1
Staff
Other Facts
Referee
Bert Whitelock, Norm WilliamsScore Keeper
Thomas Haworth

Squirrels Win Game Not Worth Remembering

The Squirrels had one of their smallest lineups of the season Wednesday, and so did Gnu. The play was one-sided and the Squirrels easily won, 9-0.

The Gardens IH – Resor      Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm
Gnu 0 Screaming Squirrels 9
Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Gnu 0 0 0 0
Screaming Squirrels 6 2 1 9
Gnu 12
Squirrels 23
Scoring Summary
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Myers (Charles Wolstein) , 0:14
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Myers (Daniel Carter) , 1:36
Screaming SquirrelsAnthony Richelsen (Michael Bronson) , 2:14
Screaming SquirrelsAnthony Richelsen (Robert Myers) , 5:00
Screaming SquirrelsAnthony Richelsen (Matthew Borlik) , 7:25
Screaming SquirrelsDaniel Carter (Michael Bronson) , 8:56
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsMatthew Borlik (Charles Wolstein, Anthony Richelsen) , 5:13
Screaming SquirrelsDaniel Carter (penalty shot) (Robert Myers, Anthony Richelsen) , 14:30
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsMatthew Borlik (Anthony Richelsen) , 0:00
Penalties
Period 1
(no penalties)
Period 2
(no penalties)
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsKyle Gassert – (Slashing Minor), 2 min , 6:12
Screaming SquirrelsEric Coulson – (Tripping Minor), 2 min , 12:54

Rosters
Gnu Screaming Squirrels
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
1 Sub Goalie Passaniti 45 23 14
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Eric Coulson 45 12 12
Players
# Name G A Pts PIM GWG
00 Mary Passaniti 0 0 0 0 0
3 Andrew Boswell 0 0 0 0 0
9 Nick Bergeris 0 0 0 0 0
12 Steve Chamberlain 0 0 0 0 0
13 Stephen Bergeris 0 0 0 0 0
17 Kevin Fendlay 0 0 0 0 0
20 Jim Shaffer 0 0 0 0 0
34 Michael Poston 0 0 0 0 0
45 Ian Soper 0 0 0 0 0
# Name G A Pts PIM GWG
8 Michael Bronson 0 2 2 0 0
9 Charles Wolstein 0 2 2 0 0
12 Anthony Richelsen 3 3 6 0 0

17 Daniel Carter 2 1 3 0 0
18 Robert Myers 2 2 4 0 1
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 0 0 0 0
25 Kyle Gassert 0 0 0 2 0
28 Matthew Borlik 2 1 3 0 0

Piranhas Feel Bite of Squirrels Scoring Power

There were more Squirrels at Thursday night’s game versus the Piranhas than you’d find at a bird feeder overflowing with seed, and Piranhas backup goalie Greg Mumma played the best game of his career through 22 minutes of play, but none of that could stop the Squirrels from improving to an incredible 15-1-0 with a 10-4 victory at the Patrick Rink.  “I think the goalie gave up after I ran him over and scored a goal”, said Squirrels ringer Mike Bronson after the game. “But that’s what you gotta do, crash the goalie.”  Bronson had a relatively quiet night scoring only 3 goals and assisting on 2 others.  When asked about the goal, a visibly upset and dazed Mumma said, “They said ‘your mamma’ after the goal- ha ha, real funny.”  However other players on the ice reported only hearing someone say “You OK Mumma?”  Mumma denied allegations that he was only there to once again prove that the Squirrels should be playing in the B league.

Things didn’t start out well for the Squirrels, who gave up the first goal of the game, then fell behind again early in the 2nd period after relinquishing two quick goals within the first 2 minutes of the period.   Halfway through the 2nd period though the Squirrels got things rolling as Bronson got physical with Mumma sparking the beginning of a Squirrels scoring spree.  The Squirrels netted the game’s next 6 goals and outscored the Piranhas 8-1 over the remainder of the game.  Six different players scored for the Squirrels during that stretch, illustrating what a true team effort the win was.  Piranhas scoring threat John Kucharski was a non-factor the 2nd half of the game, being shut down by the Squirrels defense and goalie Eric Coulson.  “I thought we played a well disciplined game, controlling the puck and staying out of the penalty box,” said the Squirrels coach.

Game Details

3 Stars:

1st Star

Mike Bronson

2nd Star

Bob Valdes

3rd Star

Greg Mumma

Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Piranhas 1 2 1 4
Screaming Squirrels 2 4 4 10

Piranhas 18
Squirrels 35

Scoring Summary


Period 1
PiranhasJohn Kucharski (unassisted) , 1:33
Screaming SquirrelsJason Nehmer (Desmond Richelsen) , 2:27
Screaming SquirrelsDesmond Richelsen (Michael Bronson) , 14:23
Period 2
PiranhasJohn Kucharski (Brian Neall, Dave Beauchamp) , 0:18
PiranhasAlexander Baddock (David Quigley) , 1:23
Screaming SquirrelsMichael Bronson (unassisted) , 7:27
Screaming SquirrelsAnthony Richelsen (Robert Myers) , 10:36
Screaming SquirrelsMichael Bronson (unassisted) , 10:49
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Valdes (Michael Bronson) , 13:24
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsChi Pham (Jason Nehmer) , 5:43
Screaming SquirrelsMichael Bronson (unassisted) , 7:36
PiranhasScott Zabinsky (John Kucharski) , 8:52
Screaming SquirrelsDaniel Carter (Chi Pham) , 10:09
Screaming SquirrelsTero Moberg (Chi Pham) , 14:43
Penalties
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsDaniel Carter – (Tripping Minor), 2 min , 9:20
Period 2
PiranhasDave Beauchamp – (Roughing Minor), 2 min , 2:25
Screaming SquirrelsMatthew Borlik – (Roughing Minor), 2 min , 2:25
PiranhasBrian King – (Cross Checking Minor), 2 min , 7:27
PiranhasJohn Kucharski – (Body Checking Minor), 2 min , 14:20
PiranhasBrian King – (Roughing Minor), 2 min , 14:41
Period 3
PiranhasDave Beauchamp – (Slashing Minor), 2 min , 7:36