USA Junior Hockey Magazine November 2009 : Page 16

6 • November 2009 PoRtLAnD JR. PIRAtes jrpirates.pucksystems2.com McAuliffe, Smith help Pirates through rough seas at start of season By Joshua Boyd It hasn’t been easy going so far for the Portland Jr. Pirates, who went 3-10 in their first 13 Atlantic Junior Hockey League contests of the 2009-10 season. If not for the contributions of forward danny Mcauliffe and defenseman Mike smith, the Portland Pirates would have had two goals in those first 13 games. With 21 points between them through Oct. 30, the offense of those two players accounted for the lion’s share of the Pi- rates’ 23 goals scored in Atlantic Junior Hockey League play. The Hartford Jr. Wolf Pack (in one of their two games against the Pirates) and the Walpole Express (in two games) were able to contain McAuliffe in wins over Portland, with two of those being shutout losses for the Pirates. Few other AJHL teams have been able to do the same, as he had nine goals and 12 points in 12 of the Pirates’ 13 AJHL games. McAuliffe exploded for four goals against the Washington Jr. Nationals on Oct. 10. On that night, and the next night against Binghamton, he scored the game-tying goal in each contest. He also had a three-point night against the North Division-leading Northern Cyclones on Oct. 2. McAuliffe, a Phoenix, Ariz., resi- 15th Annual Induction Ceremony and Dinner November 11, 2009 Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame Lombardo’s - Randolph, MA For Immediate Release October 19, 2009 MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: dent, played previously for Lake Forest Academy in the Mid-West Prep Hockey League. “Danny is the hardest worker we have on the team,” said Pirates co-head coach Brooks Boucher. “He comes every day ready to play and puts his best effort for- ward. He plays a ton of minutes every game, and in all situations. “So far, it has been a great experience working with a player of his magnitude and work ethic,” Boucher added. Another Western U.S. import for the Pirates, Smith hails from Pleasanton, Ca- lif. He last played Midget hockey for the San Jose Jr. Sharks youth organization. This year, he has made a smashing Jr. A debut by scoring a pair of goals and seven assists for nine points. “Mike is a solid defenseman who runs our power play,” said Boucher. “He is a great competitor and is a very skilled and smart player. Like Danny, he is a leader on and off the ice and brings it every- day.” Also of note, Matt Crowley scored six points to place third in scoring behind McAuliffe and Smith. He scored the only goal in an 8-1 loss to Hartford on Oct. 18 – Portland’s last goal going into its Oct. 30 game against the Boston Jr. Bulldogs. ceDAR RAPIDs RoUGHRIDeRs www.roughridershockey.com Aneloski contributing on offense, defense By Jeff Johnson You may have expected some of those other guys. You didn’t see Bryce anelos- ki coming. The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders de- fenseman was tied for the United States Hockey League scoring lead after the first four weeks of the season. Aneloski piled up six goals and nine assists in his team’s first eight games, tied with Chica- go’s sahir gill for most points. Of the top 22 scorers in the USHL, Aneloski is the lone rearguard. And he had all of 12 points in 38 games last sea- son for the RoughRiders. Yep, definitely a surprise. “I always knew I could play offensive- ly,” said Aneloski, 19, a Pekin, Ill., resi- dent who will suit up for Nebraska-Oma- ha next year under coach dean Blais. “I didn’t really do it as much my first two years here, but I feel really comfortable on the power play. That’s how I get all my points, on the power play. So it’s nice to get off to a good start personally.” Nine of Aneloski’s 15 points (five goals, four assists) have come with the man advantage. He’s been playing well even strength, too, with the proof being a plus-minus rating of +6. “We expect him to contribute at both ends of the ice,” said RoughRiders coach Mark Carlson. “To be, first and fore- most, good, solid, reliable and depend- able defensively. Then, after that, he has the ability to chip in offensively, as he has. That is what’s going to make him a really good player.” JAMestoWn Jets www.jamestownjets.com Jets advance another player to Jr. A When it comes to junior hockey, the mark of any program is how you develop players and advance them to the next level. The Jamestown Jets are proud to an- nounce that defenseman david Moore has signed with the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Jr. A Ontario Junior Hock- ey League. Moore, a 19-year-old from Winfield, Jim Prior (781) 938-4400 Ill., recorded six goals and 14 points in 11 games for the Jets this season. Moore joins Jamestown, N.Y., native (and last year’s Jets assistant captain) tyler nel- son in Trenton. Nelson was acquired by the Golden Hawks in a trade with Georgetown in October. “On behalf of the Jets organization, I would like to wish Dave the very best in Boston, MA – Joining a stellar lineup of past and current hockey greats recognized for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the sport of ice hockey in Massachusetts, nine men and one woman will be inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday November 11, 2009. The 15th Annual induction ceremony and dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. at Lombardo’s in Randolph. Bernie Corbett, longtime voice of the BU Terriers, will once again serve as Master of Ceremonies. Headlining the class of 2009 inductees are former Boston College and Bruins standout Bob Sweeney, legendary Bruins radio broadcaster Bob Wilson, legendary Matignon High School coach Marty Pierce, and Hudson native, Northeastern University and US Women’s National Team star Tina Cardinale. In addition, Mass Hockey builders Paul Surette and Paul Schwabe will be inducted, as well as Melrose native and 1955 US National Team member John Titus, Reading coach Peter Doherty, and the dean of New England sports information, longtime Northeastern SID Jack Grinold. Past inductees read like a “who’s who” of hockey heroes who over the past 50 years have helped position Massachusetts as the hotbed of hockey in the United States. Olympic heroes including Eruzione, Craig, O’Callahan and Silk; the Cleary brothers; Amonte, Roenick, Guerin and Tkachuk; Ftorek, Mellor and Sheehy; Women’s Olympians Mleczko, Baker, Coyne and King; Paralympians Howard and St. Germaine. College and professional stars like Cunniff, Carpenter, Cox, Langway, Donato and the Fusco brothers. Women’s pioneers Curley, Dyer, Schieffelin, Witt, Kazmaier and O’Sullivan. Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame Committee Dan Esdale (Chair), Steve Palmacci (Co-Chair), Jim Prior (Secretary), Joe Bertagna, Steve Burke, Jim Craig, Joe Curnane, Deborah Davis, Richard Dow, Mike Eruzione, Joanne Federico, Paul George, Jim Geraghty, Carl Gray, Gloria Heerman, Roger Heerman, Dave Hoffman, Duke Kumpel, Tom McGrath, Jean Ann Nigro, Dave Silk. his career,” said Jets vice president and head coach dennis Canfield. new kid in net: The Jets signed 20-year-old veteran netminder rick hennard after losing three of its four Northern Junior Hockey League games going into an Oct. 30 contest against the Wooster Oilers. The 6-foot-3-inch, 210-pound Detroit, Mich., native was an All-Star last season for the Penn Enforcers and he saw time in the North American Hockey League with the Albert Lea Thunder. “Rick is someone we looked at ac- quiring last season,” Canfield said. “He moves extremely well for a big goalten- der and he is a competitor. He will make an immediate impact.”

Portland Jr. Pirates

Joshua Boyd

It hasn’t been easy going so far for the Portland Jr. Pirates, who went 3-10 in their first 13 Atlantic Junior Hockey League contests of the 2009-10 season.<br /> <br /> If not for the contributions of forward Danny McAuliffe and defenseman Mike Smith, the Portland Pirates would have had two goals in those first 13 games.<br /> <br /> With 21 points between them through Oct. 30, the offense of those two players accounted for the lion’s share of the Pirates’ 23 goals scored in Atlantic Junior Hockey League play.<br /> <br /> The Hartford Jr. Wolf Pack (in one of their two games against the Pirates) and the Walpole Express (in two games) were able to contain McAuliffe in wins over Portland, with two of those being shutout losses for the Pirates. Few other AJHL teams have been able to do the same, as he had nine goals and 12 points in 12 of the Pirates’ 13 AJHL games.<br /> <br /> McAuliffe exploded for four goals against the Washington Jr. Nationals on Oct. 10. On that night, and the next night against Binghamton, he scored the game-tying goal in each contest. He also had a three-point night against the North Division-leading Northern Cyclones on Oct. 2.<br /> <br /> McAuliffe, a Phoenix, Ariz., resident, played previously for Lake Forest Academy in the Mid-West Prep Hockey League.<br /> <br /> “Danny is the hardest worker we have on the team,” said Pirates co-head coach Brooks Boucher. “He comes every day ready to play and puts his best effort forward.<br /> <br /> He plays a ton of minutes every game, and in all situations.<br /> <br /> “So far, it has been a great experience working with a player of his magnitude and work ethic,” Boucher added.<br /> <br /> Another Western U.S. import for the Pirates, Smith hails from Pleasanton, Calif.<br /> <br /> He last played Midget hockey for the San Jose Jr. Sharks youth organization.<br /> <br /> This year, he has made a smashing Jr.<br /> <br /> A debut by scoring a pair of goals and seven assists for nine points.<br /> <br /> “Mike is a solid defenseman who runs our power play,” said Boucher. “He is a great competitor and is a very skilled and smart player. Like Danny, he is a leader on and off the ice and brings it everyday.” Also of note, Matt Crowley scored six points to place third in scoring behind McAuliffe and Smith. He scored the only goal in an 8-1 loss to Hartford on Oct. 18 – Portland’s last goal going into its Oct. 30 game against the Boston Jr. Bulldogs.

Cedar Rapids Roughriders

Jeff Johnson

You may have expected some of those other guys. You didn’t see Bryce Aneloski coming.<br /> <br /> The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders defenseman was tied for the United States Hockey League scoring lead after the first four weeks of the season. Aneloski piled up six goals and nine assists in his team’s first eight games, tied with Chicago’s Sahir Gill for most points.<br /> <br /> Of the top 22 scorers in the USHL, Aneloski is the lone rearguard. And he had all of 12 points in 38 games last season for the RoughRiders.<br /> <br /> Yep, definitely a surprise.<br /> <br /> “I always knew I could play offensively,” said Aneloski, 19, a Pekin, Ill., resident who will suit up for Nebraska-Omaha next year under coach Dean Blais. “I didn’t really do it as much my first two years here, but I feel really comfortable on the power play. That’s how I get all my points, on the power play. So it’s nice to get off to a good start personally.” Nine of Aneloski’s 15 points (five goals, four assists) have come with the man advantage. He’s been playing well even strength, too, with the proof being a plus-minus rating of +6.<br /> <br /> “We expect him to contribute at both ends of the ice,” said RoughRiders coach Mark Carlson. “To be, first and foremost, good, solid, reliable and dependable defensively. Then, after that, he has the ability to chip in offensively, as he has. That is what’s going to make him a really good player.”

River City Jaguars

Jets advance another player to Jr. A<br /> <br /> When it comes to junior hockey, the mark of any program is how you develop players and advance them to the next level.<br /> <br /> The Jamestown Jets are proud to announce that defenseman David Moore has signed with the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Jr. A Ontario Junior Hockey League.<br /> <br /> Moore, a 19-year-old from Winfield, Ill., recorded six goals and 14 points in 11 games for the Jets this season. Moore joins Jamestown, N.Y., native (and last year’s Jets assistant captain) Tyler Nelson in Trenton. Nelson was acquired by the Golden Hawks in a trade with Georgetown in October.<br /> <br /> “On behalf of the Jets organization, I would like to wish Dave the very best in his career,” said Jets vice president and head coach Dennis Canfield.<br /> <br /> New kid in net: The Jets signed 20-year-old veteran netminder Rick Hennard after losing three of its four Northern Junior Hockey League games going into an Oct. 30 contest against the Wooster Oilers.<br /> <br /> The 6-foot-3-inch, 210-pound Detroit, Mich., native was an All-Star last season for the Penn Enforcers and he saw time in the North American Hockey League with the Albert Lea Thunder.<br /> <br /> “Rick is someone we looked at acquiring last season,” Canfield said. “He moves extremely well for a big goaltender and he is a competitor. He will make an immediate impact.”

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