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.
The Ice Squirrels are playing so well this summer, 6-0 and +40 goal differential, that they have been moved up to the C Division. The revised schedule has been posted on the webpage. Congratulations to the Ice Team for the promotion. Keep up the hustle!
Official word from the league : “We had to move two teams to different levels, as they were obviously misplaced. The Squirrels will be moving up from D level to C level after they play the Stingrays. Only their games in their new level will count in the standings, although the league website may show them all as counting. To determine their real position in the standings, we will convert their record to a winning percentage and then determine their position relative to the teams in their new division. If you have any questions about this, please let me know, but we have done this before when teams have been misplaced and it has worked out fine. “
The Summer Ice Season is upon us, and we have already recorded our first victory. The webpage has been updated to include the information on the Summer season. More games will be added to the schedule once we receive them from the league.
The Screaming Squirrels would like to welcome two new members, who will skate on the ice with us this summer. Joseph Wu, who once broke his ankle subbing for us in Rockville, and Wade Marks, brother of longtime Squirrels defenseman Don, are now on the roster. With their help, we hope to bring home another ice championship.
The Screaming Squirrels completed their first undefeated season (10-0) Tuesday night with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over the Ice Men. The Squirrels got off to a slow start, giving up an early goal and trailing most of the first period. A goal with less than a minute remaining in the first turned the momentum, and a second period goal put the Squirrels ahead for good. The Ice Men made one final run on a power play at the end, but the Squirrels killed it off and brought home the 2004 Hockey North America Beginner League trophy.