|Final Season Series at Boulder Bison|
|Fri, March 7||7:11 PM||Boulder|
|Sat, March 8||7:11 PM||Boulder|
|Sun, March 9||12:15 PM||Boulder|
Former Redhawks Defenseman Bryan McFarlane has accepted a D1 Hockey Scholarship to the University of Windsor in the Canadian College Association, the program is ranked in the top 10 in all of Canada
Arizona Redhawks' Oscar Hagborg Olsson had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team's 5-2 win over New Mexico Renegades. Hagborg Olsson found the back of the net 2:47 into the second period to make the score 1-1 and again while on the power play 14:12 into the second to make the score 2-2.
Arizona Redhawks' penalty kill excelled, as Arizona Redhawks gave up zero goals despite allowing seven power plays.
Arizona Redhawks forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 11 minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time. Arizona Redhawks had been averaging 17.0 minutes in penalties per game. Arizona Redhawks stifled New Mexico Renegades' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Arizona Redhawks forced New Mexico Renegades goalie Jacob Garvey to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots.
Arizona Redhawks additionally got points from Shane Fitzpatrick, who also had one goal and one assist. Arizona Redhawks also had goals scored by Colin Salotti and Danny Bello, who each put in one. In addition, Arizona Redhawks received assists from Sebastian Viding, who had four and Jonas Almgrund, Eric Calcavecchia, and Travis Cornwell, who contributed one a piece.
Congratulations to Mitch Cobby, Mattias Marten and Oscar Hagborg Olsson for their honorable mention in the WSHL 3 stars of the week for the weekend of 11/22
Congratulations to Mitch Cobby selected as 3rd star for the league last week, also Mattias and Oscar for making honorable mention for the weekend of 11/15
Congratulations to Anton Melin, Mitch Cobby and Oscar Hagborg Olsson for making Honorable mention in WSHL 3 stars of the week...We have had someone either a star or Honorable mention all three weekends we've played
Western States Hockey League Three Stars of the Week Presented by Hockey Wolf - Junior Hockey News
Published: Monday, 21 Oct 2013
By: Brent Maranto
The Hockey Wolf Three Stars of Week Five
1. Dusty Watt (Forward, Ogden Mustangs)- After the Arizona Redhawks handed them their first loss of the season on Friday night, the Ogden Mustangs roared back to take the next two in the series, showing a resolve they lacked at times last year. A big reason for their success on Saturday and Sunday was the leadership and play of forward Dusty Watt, who did his leading by example, collecting nine points over the weekend series, upping his league-leading total to 25 and helping his team get back on track in the process.
2. Mike Nolan (Forward, Fresno Monsters)- Much like Watt has done in Ogden, Mike Nolan has been the go-to guy in Fresno, doing a little bit of everything including scoring goals, blocking shots and laying the body. In a weekend sweep of the Valencia Flyers, Nolan was on his game again, scoring timely goals and adding eight points to his team-leading total of 20, helping Fresno stay atop the Pacific Division.
3. The Arizona Redhawks Top line- I know this is cheating on my part but Arizona Redhawks top forward trio deserves some recognition, as they have been on fire to start the season. In a series against Ogden this weekend, the "King Line" combined for 21 points, with center Mitch Cobby leading the way with eight and Swedish wingers Mattias Marten and Oscar Hagborg Olsson notching seven and six, respectively. In total, the three veterans have combined for 37 points, the most of any one line in the league and have done so in just six games. If the Redhawks can find some secondary scoring like they did in their Friday night victory over the Mustangs, they will be very tough to beat in their division.
Arizona Redhawks 2013-2014 Season Preview
Published on September 9, 2013 by bmaranto · No Comments
Following their first-ever playoff appearance the year before, the Arizona Redhawks fell back to earth in 2013 but it had more to do with injuries than it did with the team’s overall performance on the ice.
At full strength, which they only seemed to be for a small portion of the season, the Redhawks played tough against just about everyone in the league and picked up a number of points against teams like the Boulder Bison, Cheyenne Stampede and Valencia Flyers but struggled from the outset with injuries. It was so bad on some nights, that the team played with just 11 or 12 active skaters, compared to the 18 that most teams are able to dress and wound up losing an astounding 210 man games due to injury in total, completely derailing their season before it got a chance to start.
Now entering their fifth season in the Western States Hockey League, all of which have been spent under the tutelage of head coach Rob Powell, the Redhawks have a solid core of returners and have brought in enough talent from outside the organization that they feel they can contend for the Mountain Division title this season, which has been left vacant due to the El Paso Rhinos move to the Midwest.
The Redhawks got off to a pretty good start in their opening weekend last season and managed to pick up three points in a road series against Boulder, a divisional opponent who always seem to play well at home.
The following weekend, against the physical El Paso Rhinos, the slew of injuries began and in a big way, as Powell says the Rhinos pushed them around a bit and a number of players went down with long-term injuries, including a number of top defensemen.
Injuries or not, Powell wasn’t happy with the fact that Redhawks didn’t put another tally in the win column until they saw Boulder again in mid-November, a stretch of over a month and a half.
The team settled down over the next few weeks however and added three more points in Cheyenne against the Stampede and followed that up with a sweep of the Tulsa Jr. Oilers at home.
They were able to get a few guys healthy just before the All-League Showcase in Las Vegas and did pretty well, going 2-1-1 and entered the much-needed holiday break knowing they would have to pull out all the stops in the second half to have a shot at the playoffs.
A big chance came the weekend following the break, in a series against the rival Phoenix Knights, a team that they pretty much needed to sweep in order to move up the standings.
Well, they only managed to collect three points over the three games and suffered a couple more injuries, putting themselves in an even deeper hole.
Give the team credit however, as even short-benched and outmanned on most nights, the Redhawks competed admirably down the stretch and even took a series from the red-hot Valencia Flyers in the second-to-last weekend of the regular season. They wound up finishing with a record of 13-26-7 but only missed the post-season by nine points.
Powell said injuries played a big factor and never gave the Redhawks a chance to get any sort of momentum going but did say that it gave a number of younger guys a chance to get more ice time and develop more than they probably would have.
He was happy with the way the team fought through adversity, including his top line of Mitch Cobby, Mattias Marten and Oscar Hag Born-Olsson, who combined to finish the year with 131 points.
He was also happy with the way his defensemen battled, including captain Patrik Birath and fellow Swede Joacim Lovgren, each of whom played a ton of minutes down the stretch. Lastly Powell praised the play of Colton Pankiw, who came to the team in the middle of the season and really helped bolster their goaltending situation, which was off-and-on up to that point.
Powell still believes there were a lot of positives for his team to build off from last year and wants them to focus more on commitment this season, not only to the team but to each other, on playing systems and winning hockey games, which he feels they have the talent to do a lot of this year.
Players Moving Up:
One thing Powell and General Manager Greg Schursky have done a great job of from the franchise’s inception is moving their players on to higher levels of hockey and giving them a chance to continue playing in Tier II juniors, college or even professionally.
Four players from last season’s squad will be playing some form of college hockey this fall, including forwards Kyle Pavlack and TJ West, defenseman Patrik Birath and goaltender Nick Carroll.
Pavlack, who played three solid seasons with the Redhawks, is headed to Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan and West, a skilled forward who was one of the many that had to fight through injuries last season, is going to Kent State University in Ohio.
Birath, the team captain, is off to St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota and Carroll, who was a steady backup in his two years in Arizona, is headed to Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa.
Two imports from the team will also be playing professionally this upcoming season in Norway, as goaltender Fredrik Johansson returns to his home country and defenseman Joacim Lovgrenisn’t too far away from his home in Sweden.
Powell was also happy to get four of his players spots in North American Hockey League camps but each has since returned and he’s happy to have them back.
Players Coming Back:
It’s not often a team gets their entire top forward line back in junior hockey but that’s exactly what Powell has got, with all three of the “King” line coming back, featuring Mitch Cobbycentering Oscar Hag Born-Olsson and Mattias Marten.
Cobby is a local kid that has a great pair of hands and is the playmaker of the group, while both Hag Born-Olsson and Marten can fire the biscuit. The trio was a nightmare to deal with last season and should only be better this time around.
Also returning is forward Chance Taylor, who struggled through two separate injuries last season and Powell says is back to 100%.
Rounding out the returning group of forwards are role players Drew Daley and Danny Bello, who Powell says have both grown tremendously over their two years in a Redhawks’ uniform and should only keep getting better.
Unlike the forward group, Powell’s defense will feature plenty of new names as just one defenseman returns, as does just one goaltender.
Bret Stevens is the only veteran d-man coming back and appeared in just 14 games last season, so he still has some learning to do but Powell thinks he can make a big jump this year.
Possibly the biggest return is that of goaltender Colton Pankiw, who came to the Redhawks mid-season and starred in net, many nights having to do it solo, without a whole lot of help around him.
Powell went much younger in recruiting than he usually does and was happy to nab a few prospects that he may be able to mold for a couple of seasons.
Anton Melin is another Swedish forward he has brought in and Powell thinks he can learn a lot from his fellow countrymen Hag Born-Olsson and Marten.
He also has two other young guns coming in that he expects will compete for top forward minutes right away, in Connor Rickabus from California and Mac Mindus out of Canada.
Defensively, he’s very excited about Swedish d-man Simon Hedlum, who recently had surgery on his hip but should be back within a couple of months. Powell says that scouts have raved about his poise and maturity and think he can be a top-flight defenseman in this league.
He’s also brought in a local kid to backup Pankiw and groom for the future, in Michael Montrulis, who will get his feet wet this season.
He is also waiting on a couple of returnees to make their final decisions but likes the way his roster has taken shape thus far.
Powell, who grew up in Southern California, was a huge fan of the Western Division that the Redhawks competed in for their first three years of existence but told me that he enjoyed their time in the Mountain Division last season even more. He says that the travel is a bit longer and the trips to Colorado and Wyoming can be exhausting but he loves how competitive the division is and that with El Paso now gone, it’s anyone’s to win.
Along with their local rivalry with the Phoenix Knights, they’ll also play the rest of the division six times each, which also includes the Boulder Bison, Cheyenne Stampede, first-year Colorado Jr. Eagles and New Mexico Renegades.
Outside of the division, the Redhawks will welcome in their former foe, the Long Beach Bombers and get their first look at the Ogden Mustangs. They’ll also travel to So-Cal to face the Ontario Avalanche and make the long trek to Fort Worth to take on the Texas Brahmas, who they’ve faced all four years at the All-League Showcase and lost to by just one goal each time.
Powell feels the Redhawks don’t get a ton of respect around the league, a majority of which he believes was based off their first season in 2009, where they didn’t do very well at all. Since then, the Redhawks have built themselves into a tough team to play against and definitely not one you can sleep on. He expects his team to compete even harder this season and with a commitment to the systems and giving it all for the team, he hopes they can return to their winning ways.
Story by Brent Maranto, WSHL Director of Communications
Captains Lead the Way as Five Redhawks Commit to College
Published on May 17, 2013 by bmaranto
The Arizona Redhawks are proud to add five players from their 2012-2013 roster to the growing list of Western States Hockey League college commitments this summer, including all three of their captains and two goaltenders.
The group is made up of Captain Patrik Birath and alternates Kyle Pavlack and TJ West, as well as two of the clubs three goaltenders, in Nick Carroll and Fredrik Johansson.
Birath is headed to the cold climate of Winona, Minnesota, where he’ll play for St. Mary’s University at the Division III NCAA level, along with a number of WSHL alumni.
The 6’2, 223-pound Swede was a steady force on the Arizona backend throughout his first season of North American hockey and earned this praise from head coach Rob Powell, “Patrik is big and tough but he also has a very high hockey IQ. He knows his role on the ice and always seems to make the right play.”
Forward Kyle Pavlack is also headed to a WSHL sanctuary, committing to return to his home state and play for Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan.
Over his three seasons in a Redhawks uniform, Pavlack did everything he could to help the team win, including playing and excelling at both forward and defense. His constant forecheck, great work ethic and leadership abilities will be an asset to the Lions.
The other alternate captain, skilled forward TJ West, is headed to Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and will play on their ACHA Division I hockey club.
West got off to a great start in his rookie season with the Redhawks, notching 17 points over his first 13 games and finished the year with 33 points, good enough for fourth on the team. The Arizona native possesses a great set of hands and is an above average skater and should make an immediate impact with a young Golden Flashes team.
Two of the three Arizona netminders will be seeing more pucks at college in the fall and each will have to adapt to vastly different weather than what they’re used to in Arizona. Veteran Nick Carroll will play at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa and Norwegian-born Fredrik Johansson will stay in the states and play for Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon.
Next up for the Redhawks is the start of their summer open camp, set to run June 22-23 at Polar Ice in Peoria, Arizona.
Amateur Athletic Union's National Championship News
Redhawks are pleased to announce that two players were chosen to the Best of the Rest All Star teams, TJ West and Mitch Cobby were nominated and chosen, Each team in the League is asked to select or nominate 4-6 players from their team and then those selections are whittled down to a 20 man roster by the All-Star General Managers and Coaches.
The Redhawks are pleased to announce that Head Coach Rob Powell has been selected as a Coach for the Best of the Rest Team at the Amateur Athletic Union's National Championship that is set to take place in Las Vegas on April 5-9.
Congratulations to Coach Powell for your hard work and dedication to the program and this great honor.
Current College Commitments
Team Captain Patrik Birath commits to Stone Hill
Alternate Captain Kyle Pavlack commits to Finlandia
Goaltender Colton Pankiw receives game
puck for the first shutout in Redhawks history.
Michael DeStefino former
Here are the awards from the 2012-2013 Season
Kyle Pavlack became the 1st three year Redhawk
1st time we had a Goalie in top 5 save% and goals against
Most pims 149 Travis Cornwell
Most points by a line 131 Kings Line:
Mattias Marten, Mitch Cobby, Oscar Hagborg-Olssen
Three players play all Redhawks 46 games:
TJ West, Pontus Wikner, Joakim Lovgren
2012-13 Annual Awards
|Most Improved Forward||Jaren Habel|
|Defensive Defenseman||Patrik Birath|
|Defensive MVP||Joakim Lovgren|
|Offensive MVP||Mattias Marten|
|Most Improved Defenseman||Colin Solatti|
|Best Forechecker (Redhawk Hustle Award) (Segall Trophy)||Kyle Pavlack|
|Offensive Defenseman||Travis Cornwell|
|Best Defensive Forward||Pontus Wikner|
|Rookie of the year||Mitch Cobby|
|Coaches Award||Colton Pankiw|
|Unsung Hero of the Year (Kouris Trophy)||TJ West|
|Redhawk Award for Excellence||Kyle Pavlack|
REDHAWKS PICK UP 5 PTS AT THE LAS VEGAS SHOWCASE AND HAVE 11 PLAYERS OFFERED COLLEGE HOCKEY FOR 2ND YEAR IN A ROW
Coach Powell is happy with the results of Vegas but thought that his squad should have picked up more pts, “ we lose the 1st game in overtime off a bad angle ricochet and we really had a poor outing in the last game.” Explained Coach Powell, “ The last game was real disappointing for we had a number of players sick with the flu and suffering from food poisoning, so our 1st period effort was less than what we wanted, although we win the 2nd period 2-0 we still lose 3-2”
Coach Powell also was excited over the fact that for the 2nd year in a row 11 kids were offered College Hockey opportunities, “it shows what we are teaching the kids is what higher levels are looking for” offered Powell. After losing 11 players for six weeks and losing some 11 or so games in row the Redhawks are excited to have everyone back and competitive again. “We are still in position to make playoffs after all this so the 2nd half of the season will be exciting,” added Powell
Coach Powell also stated he was really excited for the following players who were offered College hockey
Congratulations to all and LETS GO REDHAWKS
Head Coach AZ Redhawks Jr A Hockey Club
Arizona Redhawk Forward garners WSHL second star of the Week (11/30 - 12/02)
Mattias Marten (Forward, Arizona Redhawks)- The Arizona Redhawks have been in need of some offensive depth for weeks and they finally got it in the form of Mattias Marten. The Swedish forward and a couple of his fellow countrymen combined to lead Arizona to a three-game sweep of Tulsa, with Marten collecting six goals and five assists.
Any questions Call Rob Powell, Head Coach at 623-764-2688 or email@example.com
Redhawks Summer News and Notes:
Come out and support your local Jr A team
The Redhawks call the Peoria, AZ USA Polar Ice Rink their home for the each season. Peoria Polar Ice is one of the newest rinks in the area and has ample seating and amenitites for our club. Peoria Polar Ice is located at 15829 N 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ USA 85382 and the main phone number is 623 334-1200
Here are the opportunities that some recent players are presented with this off-season:
Bryan McFarlane has made the Alaska Avalanche NAHL team
Chris Gartner is off to the great white north to play in the NOJHL
Marcus Esparza has been offered a spot on Northland College D3 Team
Brandon Parone is taking his talents to the Manitoba League
Nick Zern has excelled in the Maritime League
Peter Sjostrom will be blocking shots and playing in Swedish Hockey League
Adam Kesser is off to Concordia in Wisconsin
Noah Segall will be playing and studying at the University of Mass - Lowell
Ray Kizzie has been offered a place to play in NCAA D3
Matt Melhaff will be returning to the Redhawks after rejecting an NCAA D3 Offer
REDHAWKS CLINCH 1ST EVER PLAY OFF SPOT
The Redhawks have clinched thier 1st playoff spot after winning thier last game in Valencia, The redhawks will finish 4th this season after a string of injuries limited their roster to 14 skaters
REDHAWKS LOSE TO FRESNO IN 1ST ROUND OF PLAYOFFS
Even though the Redhawks were short players due to injury they made the Fresno Monsters work to beat them loosing 4-3 with 20 seconds left in the 1st game and 3-0 in the 2nd.
REDHAWKS FINISH WITH THEIR BEST EVER RECORD 24-20-2
Even though the Redhawks were decimated by injuries the 2nd have of the season they finish with a all time best record
REDHAWKS ANNOUNCE THEIR SEASON AWARDS AT THEIR END OF THE YEAR BANQUET
Most Improved Forward Drew Daley
Defensive MVP James Takacs
Offensive MVP Denny O’Hara
Most Improved Defenseman Ryan Haar
Best Forechecker Kyle Pavlack
Best Offensive Defenseman Sean Stahlnecker, Cam Maceau
Best Defensive Forward Swedes ( Dennis Allingmon)
Rookie of the year Chance Taylor
Coaches Award Wade Weisgerber
Unsung Hero Nick Carroll
Redhawk Award for Excellence Dedrick Wiese
MVP Andrew Barletta
Most Points by a line 107 the Tower line O'Hara, Wiese, Mehlaff
Most wins by a Goalie 15 Andrew Barletta
Most Pims in a season 119 Dedrick Wiese
Most Points in a Season 44 Denny O'Hara
Join our Junior Redhawks Booster Program:
All youth hockey players who join receive the following:
The Redhawks have scheduled their end of the season Banquet for Tuesday Feb 22nd at Prime Pizza right next to the rink. Cost is $15.00 per person for family, billet families and friends which includes all you can eat pasta and Salad Bar, the evening will start at 6pm with the awards following dinner. This will also be web cast by our video crew so the parents and family members not able to attend can enjoy. Please sign up ASAP as spaces are limited.
To reserve your spot please contact:
Rob Powell, Head Coach
The Redhawks finish the 2nd half of the season 8-10-I
We were able to finish the 2nd half of the season right on track with our short and long term plans. I’m excited we tripled our wins in one season, but feel empty over the fact we lost 23 games by 3 goals or less. Going 8-10-1 the 2nd half shows that we were better than our record and how the boys never gave up. Consistency was a huge problem this season, and I think being the youngest team in the league had a lot to do with that, but when we were mentally prepared we showed that we could compete with anyone.
We beat San Diego, Valencia twice, lost one goal games to Idaho twice, went to OT with Fresno twice and took Phx to a shootout twice and finally beat them in the 2nd one!!! Then to finish off the season beating Long Beach twice at home really shows how far we’ve come in this league.
We had 6 players offered the opportunity of D3 Hockey and education and 4 others offered NAHL invites to main camps.
Team awards were as follows:
Best Defenseman: Cam Maceau
Most Improved Defenseman: Devin Smith
Most Points: Ivo Dimitrijues
Most Goals: Danny Fazio
Most Assists: Ivo Dimitrijues
Best Fore Checker: Denis O’Hara
Rookie of the Year: Kyle Pavlack
Coaches Award: Jay Kouris
Redhawk of the Year: Noah Segall
MVP: Theo Campe
I’m sure that more good things will happen for we have the opportunity to return 11 players, this is a great way to start for the next season
Just Livin the dream
The Redhawks are excited to be establishing a Booster Club. The purpose of the Club is the assist in the game operations and promotion of the Arizona Redhawks Junior A Hockey Team.
We are hoping to get the volunteer support of local hockey and sports enthusiasts to help get the program to a level that is comparable to the othere elite Junior programs in the country.
If you are a hockey nut with a passion for exciting and fast paced hockey, we want and need you on board to help.
Revised times for AZ. Redhawks vs. Long Beach Bombers
Friday 2/18 – 6:50pm warm up, game time 7:20p
Saturday 2/19 – 7:30pm warm up, game time 8:00pm
Sunday 2/20 - 12:00pm warm up, game time 12:30p
Ronald R. White
Western States Hockey League
I am inviting you to the 7th Annual JPS Showcase (JPS) which will be May 20-22, 2011 at the Apex Arena in Arvada, Colorado. The Showcase will start late on Friday, May 20th and will end at noon on Sunday, May 22nd so as not to interfere with school. If you have any schedule conflicts, such as graduation/prom, we will adjust the playing schedule to meet your needs.
In attendance will be 50-60 coaches/general managers representing Jr. A, Colleges, Prep Schools, and Midget AAA hockey programs. The exposure from this Showcase gives the participants a great experience along with excellent opportunities to be seen by the numerous coaches. In the past, hundreds of participants have been seen and were offered a spot/tender on a higher level team.
JPS will provide the much needed exposure and experience to you as an aspiring young player. In fact, attending JPS is like attending 50-60 individual camps, thus saving money and maximizing your exposure!
I am sending you a brochure regarding JPS. For more information you can look on line
www.jps-hockey.com or call me at 719-473-5175.
This year JPS is teaming up with Planet Hockey to select players for a midget team to participate in training and games in the Swedish Summit Series in Stockholm, Sweden, August 7-15, 2011. For more information please go to www.JPS-Hockey.com or contact Shawn Killiam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-304-3880.
I look forward to seeing you at JPS.
After two close games on Friday and Saturday, the Redhawks erased a three goal deficit to force overtime Sunday and defeated Phoenix 6-5 in a shootout. Danny Fazio scored the shootout winner and Theo Campe netted the GTG while shorthanded late in the third. Peter Sjostrom made 58 saves to pick up his 4th win of the season! Coach Powell was really happy to see the boys finally prevail in a tight situation against a top team…”we’ve lost so many one goal or shoot out games to top teams this season, maybe this will change things around” stated Coach Powell
Coach Powell states for as disappointed as I am with the teams effort the 1st three games, he is more than excited to announce that 5 players Led by Captain Noah Segal have been offered the opportunity t play for NCAA D3 programs. This is what our program is about developing kids and moving them to higher levels, The other players solicited were Cam Maceau, Adam Kesser, Matt Mahlaff, and Jay Kouris, Coach Powell also would like to announce that 4 other players were contacted to play NAHL hockey next season. But the highlight of the Vegas weekend was when Peter Sjostrom won his 1st game in the pipes!!I Peter really struggled after he injured his hand and the team really let him down a few times, but to watch how hard Peter worked and how Determined he was to succeed the whole team was truly excited for Peter stated Coach Powell.
Armed with a few new faces and a complete new attitude the Redhawks visit Valencia and walk away with four pts and move to 7th place in the western division. Redhawks 1st game was sluggish and they got down early and lose the 1st game 5-2, but storm back win the next two games to secure 4pts and move up in the standings. I really thought we out played Valencia most of 8 of the 9 periods we were there stated Coach Powell, Peter by his own admission started slowly in the 1st game but just flat dominated the next two games, and the team responded with a different forecheck and offensive zone scheme that the players really responded to…
Coach Powell had a team meeting before the trip and stated the old going through the motions attitude was out the door and we will take the 2nd half of the season personal !!, so as of now we are looking fine, and anyone who doesn’t believe or give his all the rest of the season won’t see much ice time…Having that much interest in Vegas should really open some of these kids eyes, stated Coach Powell, Now the big task is having the kids focus on themselves and what they can do for the team instead of worrying about others and pointing the finger….
Head Coach AZ Redhawks Jr A Hockey Club
REDHAWKS TAKE 1ST PLACE FRESNO TO A SHOOTOUT!!!
The Redhawks picked up a point this past weekend taking the Fresno Monsters to a shootout before losing 1-0 . This was a tremendous weekend for the Redhawks organization, The boys finally saw how working hard will make them competitive stated Coach Powell. On Saturday Kyle Pavlack was surprised to see his parents in town from Michigan and rewarded them by scoring the game tying goal with 7 seconds left in regulation, That goal was the 1st Redhawks Hat trick at home capping off a tremendous effort by all the Redhawks and we wish to thank our very supportive fans who had the place rocking all night. The boys are buying into the forecheck and even more importantly pressuring the puck as soon as possible when we don’t have the puck, now all we need is consistency in this area from our top lines, added Coach Powell…Denis O’Hara capped off a great weekend by scoring his 1st Jr goal in the 3rd game.
The Boys were really tired Sunday after all that excitement Saturday and even though we lost Sunday I was really proud that the boys never gave up and really didn’t get out played, we have some weak areas but we are a much more competitive program now and look forward to the toughest part of our schedule stated Coach Powell as he left the arena with a smile on his face.
Head Coach Az Redhawks Jr A Hockey Club
The Tenth Annual Western States Shoot-Out Showcase begins at 1:00pm on December 16, 2010 at the Las Vegas Ice Center.
The Showcase will include all 13 teams from the WSHL and 1 team from NorPac the Helena Bighorns.
Each team will play 4 games in the showcase format of 2-25 minute halves. All games will be played as league games, with all stats and win/loss points included in the season totals.
The WSHL is expecting a large turnout of NCAA college coaches after the very successful 2009-2010 recruiting season. The WSHL set a all-time league record for placement of college freshmen into NCAA ice hockey for the 2010-2011 season.
The Host Hotel for the Showcase is the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino. Room rates are $25 plus a $5 resort fee per night.
For parents and spectators who are flying into Las Vegas, the WSHL will have available a charter bus running between the rink and the Stratosphere. The bus pass will be $40 per person for the entire weekend, or $15 for one round trip. Parents/Spectators interested in the bus pass contact the league office at: email@example.com
The WSHL will also be holding a College Hockey Seminar at the Stratosphere Showroom Saturday December 18. This seminar is for players and parents and will discuss such items as financial aid, recruiting, admission criteria, and more.
The actual pairings schedule will be available November 30. Pairings are based on the standings as of
The All Showcase Admission Pass which entitles the holder to attend all games is $45 which is purchased
at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Day passes and individual game passes are also available.
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