Squirrels End Regular Season With Win

Oddly enough, Sunday’s 3-1 victory for the Squirrels won’t earn them extra standings points, since a scheduling abnormality got them an extra game in the regular season. Instead, the win kept them from losing two points. While the first-round playoff opponent isn’t set until after the Piranhas-Nordiques game, the Squirrels stepped up their efforts in preparation for the playoffs, which begin next week.

After a scoreless first period, goaltender Eric Coulson let in his only goal of the game early in the second. But the Squirrels’ took advantage of quality blueline shots as Don Marks and Chi Pham each tallied, with Pham’s marker coming on a power play.

After lots of hard work in keeping it 2-1, the Squirrels added an insurance marker on another power play as Paul Kobernick netted a rebound. Brent Machado earned assists on all three goals, and led the Squirrels in scoring with 13 goals and 9 assists for the season.

The Squirrels finished 12-8-1 on the season (with one win not counting) as they head into the playoffs, set to defend their Bronze 2 winter championship.

Squirrels 3 Strange Brew II 1
Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Screaming Squirrels 0 2 1 3
Strange Brew II 0 1 0 1
Squirrels 28
Strange Brew II 28

 

Scoring Summary
Period 1
(no scoring)
Period 2
Strange Brew IIMatt Wienold (Matthew Chesick) , 1:10
Screaming SquirrelsDonald Marks (Brent Machado, Robert Myers) , 4:18
Screaming SquirrelsChi Pham (power play) (Brent Machado, Donald Marks) , 6:21
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsPaul Kobernick (power play) (Anthony Richelsen, Brent Machado) , 10:22

 

Penalties
Period 1
(no penalties)
Period 2
Strange Brew IIJoseph Huntington (Tripping), 2 min , 5:30
Strange Brew IIMatt Wienold (Body Checking), 2 min , 6:12
Screaming SquirrelsBrent Machado (Slashing), 2 min , 6:37
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Valdes (Interference), 2 min , 13:57
Period 3
Strange Brew IIKeith Olin (Interference), 2 min , 8:30
Strange Brew IIChris Steacy (Roughing), 2 min , 9:08
Screaming SquirrelsMark Tessar (Roughing), 2 min , 12:40
Strange Brew IIThomas Hall (Roughing), 2 min , 12:40
Screaming SquirrelsMark Tessar (Roughing), 2 min , 14:40
Strange Brew IIThomas Hall (Roughing), 2 min , 14:40

 

Rosters
Screaming Squirrels Strange Brew II
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Eric Coulson 45 28 27
Name Min Shots Saves
34 Steven Pierce 45 28 25
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 1 1 2 0 0
4 Chi Pham 1 0 1 0 1
5 Robert Valdes 0 0 0 2 0
7 Doug Winters 0 0 0 0 0
9 Charles Wolstein 0 0 0 0 0
10 Brent Machado 0 3 3 2 0
12 Anthony Richelsen 0 1 1 0 0
16 Michael Ricci 0 0 0 0 0
18 Robert Myers 0 1 1 0 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 0 0 0 0
22 Jeffrey Bobeck 0 0 0 0 0
50 Paul Kobernick 1 0 1 0 0
61 Tero Moberg 0 0 0 0 0
96 Mark Tessar 0 0 0 4 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Joseph Huntington 0 0 0 2 0
5 Mike Shuck 0 0 0 0 0
6 Ken Siple 0 0 0 0 0
8 Ben Golway 0 0 0 0 0
16 Keith Olin 0 0 0 2 0
17 Jeff Huntington 0 0 0 0 0
20 Scott Dingman 0 0 0 0 0
22 Bill Schmidt 0 0 0 0 0
24 Chris Steacy 0 0 0 2 0
30 Matt Wienold 1 0 1 2 0
44 Matthew Chesick 0 1 1 0 0
51 Thomas Hall 0 0 0 4 0
52 Greg Henegar 0 0 0 0 0

 

Squirrels Lose Close One to 1st Place Highlanders

Tony Richelsen scored the Squirrels’ lone goal of the night on the powerplay to give the Squirrels an early lead but it would not last as the Highlanders would answer with a goal later in the 1st period and the eventual game winner in the 2nd period to escape with the 2-1 win.

Richelsen’s dynamic rush up the ice and top shelf wrister to put the Squirrels up early on in the contest seemed to be a sign of more good things to come. However, the Highlanders were able to tie the game at 1 with a quick power play goal less than 10 minutes later.

Highlander defenseman Joe Burkhardt broke the tie with an end-to-end rush, beating goalie Eric Coulson 5-hole with a wrister halfway through the 2nd period. It would be all the scoring the Highlanders would need. Goalie Ernie Miller would shut the door and deny every single Squirrel chance that would follow.

The loss leaves the Squirrels with a record of 11-8-1, good for 23 standings points and a tie for 5th place with the Piranhas. The final game of the regular season for the Squirrels is Sunday, March 27th, at 11AM.

The Gardens IH – Patrick      Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Squirrels 1 The Highlanders 2
Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Screaming Squirrels 1 0 0 1
The Highlanders 1 1 0 2
Squirrels 22
The Highlanders 20
Scoring Summary
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsAnthony Richelsen (power play) (unassisted) , 5:15
The HighlandersNick Newman (power play) (Justin Smith, Matthew Journy) , 13:55
Period 2
The HighlandersJoe Burkhardt (unassisted) , 10:52
Period 3
(no scoring)
Penalties
Period 1
The HighlandersJoe Burkhardt (Roughing), 2 min , 4:57
The HighlandersKevin Moore (Interference), 2 min , 7:23
The HighlandersKevin Moore (Unsportsmanlike Conduct), 2 min , 7:23
Screaming SquirrelsBrent Machado (Slashing), 2 min , 13:40
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Valdes (Tripping), 2 min , 1:48
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Valdes (Body Checking), 2 min , 7:12
The HighlandersNick Newman (Slashing), 2 min , 11:53
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsJeffrey Bobeck (Interference), 2 min , 6:18
Screaming SquirrelsMichael Ricci (Roughing), 2 min , 14:03
The HighlandersDave Loudon (Roughing), 2 min , 14:03
Rosters
Screaming Squirrels The Highlanders
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Eric Coulson 45 20 18
Name Min Shots Saves
00 Sub Ernie Miiller 45 22 21
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 0 0 0 0 0
5 Robert Valdes 0 0 0 4 0
10 Brent Machado 0 0 0 2 0
12 Anthony Richelsen 1 0 1 0 0
16 Michael Ricci 0 0 0 2 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 0 0 0 0
22 Jeffrey Bobeck 0 0 0 2 0
50 Paul Kobernick 0 0 0 0 0
61 Tero Moberg 0 0 0 0 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
3 Matthew Journy 0 1 1 0 0
5 Joe Burkhardt 1 0 1 2 1
8 Jon Funk 0 0 0 0 0
10 Justin Smith 0 1 1 0 0
12 Rahul Paris 0 0 0 0 0
13 Kevin Moore 0 0 0 4 0
19 Jonathan Colombo 0 0 0 0 0
23 Dave Loudon 0 0 0 2 0
25 Andrew Olson 0 0 0 0 0
36 Nick Newman 1 0 1 2 0
91 Kevin Stitcher 0 0 0 0 0

Squirrels Shut Out Vikings

The offense came alive last night as the Squirrels downed the Vikings, 9-0. It took a little while for things to get going, but once it did, it was raining goals on Vikings goalie Greg Mumma. It was enough to make a goalie cry!

Leading the way for the Squirrels was Brent Machado with 2 goals and 3 assists, Mark Tessar with 3 goals, and Tony Richelsen with a goal and 2 assists. Every Squirrels skater on the roster recorded at least one point.

After scoring only once in the opening 15 minute period, the Squirrels exploded for 5 in the 2nd and 3 more in the 3rd. Goalie Eric Coulson was not severely tested but did have to make a few strong saves to preserve the shutout.

With the win, the Squirrels move to 11-7-1 and 23 standings points, good for 4th in the Bronze 2 Division with 2 games remaining. Next game is Sunday, March 20th against the first place Highlanders.

The Gardens IH – Patrick      Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm
Squirrels 9 Vikings 0
Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Screaming Squirrels 1 5 3 9
Vikings 0 0 0 0
Squirrels 48
Vikings 17
Scoring Summary
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsBrent Machado (Doug Winters, Anthony Richelsen) , 14:31
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsMark Tessar (Jeffrey Bobeck) , 4:14
Screaming SquirrelsMark Tessar (Brent Machado, Jeffrey Bobeck) , 5:10
Screaming SquirrelsBrent Machado (Robert Myers, Paul Kobernick) , 5:44
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Valdes (unassisted) , 6:50
Screaming SquirrelsChi Pham (Brent Machado, Donald Marks) , 8:00
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsAnthony Richelsen (unassisted) , 7:32
Screaming SquirrelsMark Tessar (unassisted) , 9:10
Screaming SquirrelsPaul Kobernick (Brent Machado, Anthony Richelsen) , 14:23
Penalties
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsMark Tessar (Slashing), 2 min , 4:50
Screaming SquirrelsBrent Machado (Hooking), 2 min , 6:06
VikingsEdward Hulten (Tripping), 2 min , 7:12
Period 2
(no penalties)
Period 3
(no penalties)
Rosters
Screaming Squirrels Vikings
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Eric Coulson 45 17 17
Name Min Shots Saves
40 Greg Mumma 45 48 39
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 0 1 1 0 0
4 Chi Pham 1 0 1 0 0
5 Robert Valdes 1 0 1 0 0
7 Doug Winters 0 1 1 0 0
10 Brent Machado 2 3 5 2 1
12 Anthony Richelsen 1 2 3 0 0
18 Robert Myers 0 1 1 0 0
22 Jeffrey Bobeck 0 2 2 0 0
50 Paul Kobernick 1 1 2 0 0
96 Mark Tessar 3 0 3 2 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
0 Ryan Ghiz 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ryan Manley 0 0 0 0 0
8 Edward Hulten 0 0 0 2 0
15 Michael Desrocher 0 0 0 0 0
015 Steve Champaloux 0 0 0 0 0
18 Peter Banwell 0 0 0 0 0
21 David Monroe 0 0 0 0 0
22 Jason Karbeling 0 0 0 0 0
23 Sue Felter 0 0 0 0 0
27 Steve Felter 0 0 0 0 0
39 Fred Ryland 0 0 0 0 0
Other facts
Referee
Default Referee, Jay Whitelock, Chuck EvansScorekeeper
John Oneill

Squirrels Play Awful Game

Generating offense has been the main struggle of the Squirrels all season, but they’ve always found an exception when playing against the lowly Laughing Skulls. But a relative lack of effort led to the Squirrels giving up a season-high five goals – two more than in any previous game – in a 5-2 loss. The Squirrels also squandered several power plays, including two-man advantages, though they did outshoot the Skulls, 29-15.

The Gardens IH – Logsdon      Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 8:31 pm
Laughing Skulls 5 Screaming Squirrels 2
Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Laughing Skulls 0 3 2 5
Screaming Squirrels 1 1 0 2
Laughing Skulls 15
Squirrels 29
Scoring Summary
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsJason Nehmer (power play) (Jeffrey Bobeck) , 12:14
Period 2
Laughing SkullsMichael Davis (James Ningen) , 9:03
Laughing SkullsNic Zamora (Matt Stea) , 10:29
Laughing SkullsJohn Lozupone (nic zamora, Matt Stea) , 10:38
Screaming SquirrelsJeff Headlee (Jason Nehmer) , 13:20
Period 3
Laughing SkullsMatt Stea (Michael Davis) , 10:28
Laughing SkullsEddie Zaruba (Peter Gruhn, Anthony Campanella) , 11:49
Penalties
Period 1
Laughing SkullsJohn Lozupone (Interference), 2 min , 7:09
Laughing SkullsDouglas Church (Tripping), 2 min , 9:06
Laughing SkullsPatrick Herwig (Roughing), 2 min , 11:50
Laughing SkullsPatrick Herwig (Slashing), 2 min , 11:50
Period 2
Laughing SkullsPatrick Herwig (Slashing), 2 min , 4:29
Laughing SkullsDouglas Church (Slashing), 2 min , 14:51
Period 3
Laughing SkullsPatrick Herwig (Roughing), 2 min , 0:33
Screaming SquirrelsJason Nehmer (Hooking), 2 min , 7:53
Rosters
Laughing Skulls Screaming Squirrels
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
3 Mike Ohanian 45 29 27
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Eric Coulson 45 15 10
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
4 Patrick Herwig 0 0 0 8 0
7 James Ningen 0 1 1 0 0
10 Eddie Zaruba 1 0 1 0 0
18 Douglas Church 0 0 0 4 0
19 Christopher Tucker 0 0 0 0 0
024 Nate Heard 0 0 0 0 0
24 Vincent Barracchini 0 0 0 0 0
27 Matt Stea 1 2 3 0 0
31 John Lozupone 1 0 1 2 1
39 Anthony Campanella 0 1 1 0 0
49 Peter Gruhn 0 1 1 0 0
54 Michael Davis 1 1 2 0 0
77 Paul Keys 0 0 0 0 0
86 Nic Zamora 1 1 2 0 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 0 0 0 0 0
5 Robert Valdes 0 0 0 0 0
9 Charles Wolstein 0 0 0 0 0
12 Anthony Richelsen 0 0 0 0 0
16 Michael Ricci 0 0 0 0 0
18 Robert Myers 0 0 0 0 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 0 0 0 0
22 Jeffrey Bobeck 0 1 1 0 0
61 Tero Moberg 0 0 0 0 0
77 Jeff Headlee 1 0 1 0 0
88 Jason Nehmer 1 1 2 2 0
Other facts
Referee
Default Referee, John Oneill, Sarah HickmanScorekeeper
Terri Ball

Squirrels Hold Off Brewins

The Squirrels got back to their winning ways with a solid, if unspectacular 4-2 win against a Brewins squad that came into the game with only a 4-12-0 record but winners of 2 straight.

The Brewins opened the game’s scoring when Chris Olson managed to bank a lose puck from behind the net, off the back of Coulson’s leg before he could recover to hug the post, and into the net. However, the Squirrels would answer only a minute later when Bob Valdes scored an unassisted goal on a beautiful rush into the zone and with a pinpoint wrist shot to beat Brewins goalie McNeil blocker side. The period ended with a 2-1 Squirrels lead thanks to a beautifully ugly goal by the team’s leading goal scorer, Brent Machado. Ben Sumner won a faceoff just outside of the offensive zone, gathered his win and threw a good wrist shot at McNeil. The rebound kicked out to a charging Machado and he gathered the loose puck, waited a split second for McNeil to commit, then buried the puck. Ugly goals are a thing of beauty!!

The Brewins would tie the score at 2 with a quick goal only :50 seconds into the 2nd period. Two Brewins were left alone down low. A shot from high in the zone was deflected off the post by a lone Brewin standing to Coulson’s left. The puck caromed off the post and rolled along the goal line to come to rest on the other post. Coulson, being down and out as a result of the initial shot and deflection, was unable to scramble across to swipe at or cover the loose puck and it was eventually tapped in by Kali Wood. The Squirrels would break the tie 11 minutes later when Mark Tessar scored his 3rd of the year on a great pass from behind the net from Mike Ricci. It would be all the Squirrels would need.

The only scoring in the 3rd period was an insurance marker from the Squirrels’ Bob Valdes with his 2nd of the game. The Brewins never really threatened in the 3rd and time eventually ran out for them. Despite the Brewins pulling their goalie to try to mount a comeback, a couple of attempts from the Squirrels to pot an empty netter were not successful.

The Gardens IH – Resor      Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm
Squirrels 4 The Brewins 2
Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Screaming Squirrels 2 1 1 4
The Brewins 1 1 0 2
Squirrels 34
The Brewins 17
Scoring Summary
Period 1
The BrewinsChris Olson (Tom Casciani, Mark Mey) , 2:27
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Valdes (unassisted) , 3:27
Screaming SquirrelsBrent Machado (short handed) (Benjamin Sumner) , 13:52
Period 2
The BrewinsKali Wood (Marcus Weisgerber, Abdul Rahimi) , 0:50
Screaming SquirrelsMark Tessar (Michael Ricci) , 11:51
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Valdes (unassisted) , 5:51
Penalties
Period 1
The BrewinsChris Olson (Hooking), 2 min , 4:54
Screaming SquirrelsBrent Machado (Body Checking), 2 min , 11:02
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Myers (Roughing), 2 min , 13:44
Period 2
(no penalties)
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsRobert Myers (Hooking), 2 min , 2:47
The BrewinsMark Mey (High Sticking), 2 min , 3:39
Rosters
Screaming Squirrels The Brewins
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Eric Coulson 45 17 15
Name Min Shots Saves
35 Ron Mcneil 45 34 30
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chi Pham 0 0 0 0 0
5 Robert Valdes 2 0 2 0 0
7 Doug Winters 0 0 0 0 0
9 Charles Wolstein 0 0 0 0 0
10 Brent Machado 1 0 1 2 0
12 Anthony Richelsen 0 0 0 0 0
16 Michael Ricci 0 1 1 0 0
18 Robert Myers 0 0 0 4 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 1 1 0 0
61 Tero Moberg 0 0 0 0 0
96 Mark Tessar 1 0 1 0 1
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
3 Michael Pesci 0 0 0 0 0
4 Kali Wood 1 0 1 0 0
5 Michael Adams 0 0 0 0 0
6 Jason Gustafson 0 0 0 0 0
7 Daniel Weiss 0 0 0 0 0
8 Joseph Pavelka 0 0 0 0 0
9 Mark Mey 0 1 1 2 0
11 Tom Casciani 0 1 1 0 0
14 Chris Olson 1 0 1 2 0
17 Daniell Schneiderman 0 0 0 0 0
19 William Mosberg 0 0 0 0 0
21 Marcus Weisgerber 0 1 1 0 0
42 Rodney Jokerst 0 0 0 0 0
78 Steven Lippman 0 0 0 0 0
80 Abdul Rahimi 0 1 1 0 0
Other facts
Referee
Default Referee, Nick Torre, Steve Torre

Scorekeeper
Emily Richter