Stony Brook Captain J.T. Hall awarded country’s Most Valuable Player!

The 2016 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Men’s Division I Player of the Year Award, goes to the Captain of Stony Brook University#17 J.T. Hall, as selected by the Head Coaches of ACHA Men’s Division I.
JT, a junior captain from Lake Grove, NY, becomes the first ever Seawolf to win the ACHA Men’s Division I Player of the Year Award after leading the team to a 30-3-2 record, spending 4 weeks as the #1 ranked team in the country, earning a #2 seed at the ACHA Men’s Division I National Championships, and ending the year with a #3 final ranking.
J.T. was consistently near the top of just about every meaningful statistical category in ACHA Men’s Division I this season: 3rd in scoring with 71 points in 34 games played, an average of 2.09 points per game; 7th in goals scored (30); 4th in shorthanded goals (2); 9th in game winning goals (4); 3rd in assists (41); and 5th in power play assists (13). As well, J.T. collected some hardware for his efforts: Most Valuable Player of the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL); ACHA Men’s Division I Nationals 1st Team All-Tournament; ESCHL 1st Team All-League; and Most Valuable Player Award for Stony Brook University.
J.T. has directed the Seawolves to three straight Top 4 finishes at the ACHA Men’s Division I National Championships, including an ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Runners-Up finish during in the 2014-2015 season.
In his 3-year career, J.T. has 102 games played, 48 goals, 88 assists, 136 points (1.33 Pts/GP), 10 power play goals, 2 shorthanded goals, and 107 penalty minutes. Moreover, Stony Brook has won both the ESCHL Regular Season and Playoff Championships each of those 3 seasons, and he served as an Assistant Captain during the 2014-2015 season.
J.T. is a role model to the rest of his teammates because of his work ethic, commitment, passion, and dedication to the game. His team first attitude combined with his leadership skills has made him into the player he is today.

Seawolves take on the University of Rhode Island tonight and tomorrow night.

Tonight the Seawolves host the University of Rhode Island Rams at 9:00pm and tomorrow afternoon at 5:00pm at the Rinx in Hauppauge. Tonight is Rock the Red Night. The first twenty people to buy a ticket wearing your Stony Brook Red, receive a free Stony Brook Hockey rally towel. Tomorrow afternoon is Youth Hockey Day. All youth hockey players will be able to do a meet and greet with all of their favorite Seawolves players. Come down and cheer on your Stony Brook Seawolves!

Seawolves sweep weekend series against Rutgers!

This past weekend the Seawolves swept the weekend series with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Friday night at Rutgers, the Seawolves got off to a slow start but soon found their footing in the second period scoring five unanswered goals. The Seawolves would cruise to a 7-2 win against the division opponent. The star of Friday night’s game went to rookie center, Keith O’brien. Saturday night’s home game started much like Friday night’s game ended. The Seawolves led the Scarlet Knights 3-1 heading into the third period. However, Stony Brook fell into penalty trouble and Rutgers battled back but the Seawolves held on by a score of 5-3.
Stony Brook’s next games will be against division opponent, the University of Rhode Island Friday, October 13th at 9:00pm and Saturday, October 14th at 5:00pm. All home games are played at the Rinx in Hauppauge, 660 Terry Road. Come down and cheer on the Seawolves!

Scarlet Knights come to Seawolf country Saturday night

Coming off of a series sweep against #22 ranked Kent State, the Seawolves play a home and home series against division opponent, the Scarlet Knights from Rutgers University this weekend. Stony Brook will hit the road tonight but will return home Saturday night to take on the Scarlet Knights. Saturday night’s game is at 8:30pm at the Rinx in Hauppauge, NY. Saturday night the Seawolves will also be bringing awareness and raising money for the fight against Leukemia. Come down to cheer on the Seawolves and support a great cause!

#9 ranked Seawolves sweep home opener series against #22 ranked Kent State!

This past weekend the Seawolves opened the 2017-2018 season by defeating the Kent State Golden Flashes on both Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. On Saturday night, Stony Brook’s special teams played an intricate part in the win. Stony Brook’s power play netted two power play goals and killed off all of their penalties. The Seawolves went on to beat the Golden Flashes 3-0. The star of the game went to senior forward Ori Benyamini who tallied two assists in the game. Sunday afternoon wasn’t much different between the two teams, it was a game filled with special teams play. Stony Brook got off to a quick start by putting four quick goals on the board, two of them power play goals. Kent State managed to battle back in the second period by cutting the Seawolves lead to 5-2. Stony Brook was able to outlast the Golden Flashes with a final score of 6-2. With two goals on Sunday the star of the game went to rookie forward, Ian Bernes. This upcoming Friday night, the Stony Brook travels to take on division opponent Rutgers University, but then are back home Saturday night October 7th at 8:30pm. All home games are played at the Rinx in Hauppauge. Come down and cheer on the Seawolves this Saturday night!

Welcome back Stony Brook hockey fans! The Seawolves, ranked 9th in the country will hit the ice for the start of the 2017-2018 season next weekend on Saturday September 30th at 8:30pm and Sunday October 1st at 12:00 noon. They will face off against the 22nd ranked team in the country, the Kent State University Golden Flashes in their opening weekend Saturday night is Stony Brook student night. The first 20 Stony Brook students to present their Stony Brook ID will receive a free Seawolves hockey rally towel. Sunday the Seawolves will be raising money for the League of YES. There will be Chinese auctions, raffles and all proceeds will go to the league of YES.
Every year just before the school year starts the Seawolves hockey team and Stony Brook Ice Girls participate in The League of Yes, Long Island’s baseball game at Bald Hill Park in Farmingville, NY. The League of Yes Long Island, was created in 2010 by Executive Director and Founder, Kristine Fitzpatrick. This foundation is dedicated to providing children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. The backbone of this program is the BUDDY system; which stands for, Because Unbelievable Dedication Deserves YOU! The Buddies help the players hit the ball and navigate around the bases. While in the outfield, they socialize with the players and ensure they enjoy all aspects of the game. This past year was a great event and the Seawolves look forward to seeing their BUDDY’s on Sunday.
Come down to cheer on the Seawolves and donate to a great cause! Go Seawolves!!

Two more Seawolves sign professional contracts

It is with great pleasure to announce that senior forwards JT Hall and Chris Stemke have signed a professional contract with Tev Miesbach! Tev Miesbach plays in the Oberliga league based out of Germany. The dynamic duo of Stemke and Hall signed their contracts and are taking their talents to Germany starting the 2017-2018 season. This year Hall and Stemke led the Seawolves to the quarterfinals of the national tournament. When Hall joined the Seawolves in the 2013 season head Coach, Chris Garofalo knew he had something special. In his four years at Stony Brook Hall won 3 ESCHL championships, made it to the final four of the national tournament twice, and a finals appearance once. He was also awarded the ACHA’s player of the year for the 2015-2016 season and is a finalist for the 2016-2017 season as well. Stemke, who joined the Seawolves in the 2015-2016 season after deciding to leave the NCAA lacrosse team at Stony Brook, found his way back to the rink. During his rookie year Stemke struggled to find the offensive production the coaches were looking for. However, after intense training during the offseason, Stemke came back with a vengeance to prove to himself and everyone he can be better. Stemke worked his way to the first line and was the second leading scorer on the team behind Hall. We could not be more proud of these two young men who are about to turn their dreams into a reality. On behalf of the entire Seawolf organization we would like to wish Stemke, Hall and the entire Tev Miesbach organization the best of luck in the upcoming 2017-2018 season!

Seawolves finish the season in the elite 8.

Facing off against the #3 ranked Ohio University Bobcats, the Seawolves wanted to make an impact from the opening shift. However, early in the first period the Bobcats were able to capitalize on a Stony Brook mistake to give them a 1-0 lead. Great goaltending from freshman goaltender, Payne Yoder held the Bobcats to the lone goal, finishing off the first period. After making some adjustments in between periods the Seawolves came out flying but could not break through the Bobcat goaltender. Halfway through the period the Bobcats scored on a deflection to give them a 2-0 lead. Stony Brook was able to breakthrough in the final minutes of the period when senior forward, Chris Stemke found the back of the net on the power-play to make the score 2-1. Mid way through the third period the Seawolves were able to score again on the power-play from a blistering slap-shot from junior defenseman Frank Coscia after a great feed from JT Hall to tie the game at two. With less than five minutes remaining in the game the Bobcats scored shorthanded goal which was originally called no call but after video review, the call on the ice was overturned. Stony Brook went on to lose by a final of 3-2. We want to thank the eight graduating Seniors, athletic trainer Jodi Darnell, and assistant coach Wes Hawkins for their hard work throughout their time as a Seawolf and wish them luck in their future endeavors. We hope to see all of you back for the 2017-2018 season. Let’s go Seawolves!