The Screaming Squirrels are now puttting together their rosters for the Summer Hockey Seasons. We have decided to play both Ice and Roller at the Gardens Ice House this summer.
Ice registration is due by March 11th. with Practice sessions beginning April 17th. The season will begin on April 20th. We will play all Spring and Summer long with 19 regular season games. Playoffs will begin on August 24th, and the season should be finished by September 1st. Blackout dates for games include all Fridays and Saturdays, 5/8, 5/29, 5/30, 7/3, and 7/4. Chris Long and Matt Borlik will be handling registration for the Summer Ice team.
Roller registration is due by March 4th. with Practice sessions beginning April 4th. The season will begin on April 11th. We will play all Spring and Summer long with 19 regular season games. Playoffs will begin on August 22nd, and the season should be finished by September 1st. Blackout dates for games include all Fridays, Mondays from 6/6 to 8/22, 5/30, and 7/4. Ed Bager will be handling registration for the Roller team.
The Screaming Squirrels opened our first full season of Hockey North America play by skating to a 5-5 tie with the Vikings. The scoring was back and forth with the Vikings taking a lead with just over 2 minutes remaining in the game. With just over a minute to go, the Squirrels took their time out, and with less than a minute remaining pulled the goalie. With only 17 ticks left on the clock, Adam Hughes took a shot off the pass from Don Marks and the rebound caromed up into the air. Greg Wenograd and Juan Canchasto were waiting in front of the crease as the puck came down, and Juan was able to put it in the back of the net. The Screaming Squirrels then skated a 5 minute, running clock, overtime with the Vikings and tied their first game while wearing the new road jerseys.
After starting the season 6-0, the Screaming Squirrels Ice team was moved up to the C division in the summer season of HNA. Including last night’s defeat to the Homerhawks, the Squirrels finished the season with three consecutive losses and find themselves on the outside looking in for the playoffs.
While disappointed in the results of the summer, we can now turn our attention towards the fall season, and look forward to being competitive in our new division. The season will begin towards the end of October, with a schedule to be released shortly. Our jerseys should also be in this week, so look back soon for photos of our new road uniforms.
The Screaming Squirrels failed to defend their C Level Roller Championship, in falling to The Rocks on 8/31. The Squirrels entered the playoffs as the 4th seed, and eliminated the 5th seeded Chupacabras 7-2. Next we faced The Rocks who had soundly defeated us just two weeks prior by the score of 5-0. We came out strong and at halftime led the game 2-0. Unfortunately they put together a string of three goals within just a few minutes, and ended up with the win, 4-3. The Rocks then proceeded to the Championship where they defeated the 3rd seeded 5 Holes, 8-1.
Congratulations to The Rocks for the Championship and to the Roller Squirrels for another winning season. We finished with a record of 13-8-1. Currently the Ice Squirrels are battling for playoff positioning in the HNA Summer League. Fall Ice Hockey will begin towards the end of October.
Registration for Inline Weeknight League
Ed Bager is currently collecting registration forms and fees for our upcoming Roller Season. The Screaming Squirrels will return to the Gardens Ice House for the Adult Weeknight C Division, where we plan to defend last season’s Championship. Registration is due by March 22nd. Please get your forms and checks to Ed ASAP. Our season will begin the week of April 19th.