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.

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!

Seawolves move on to the elite 8 at the national tournament!

Right from the game’s opening shift, the Seawolves had a sense of determination as they faced off against the defending national champion,Lindenwood Lions. After dominating the first period it was Freshman, Devon Palmieri who buried a rebound from Frank Sherding’s point shot, on he power play. Heading into the second period with a 1-0 lead, Senior captain JT Hall found the back of the net to put the Seawolves up 2-0. However, Shortly after Lindenwood was able to squeeze one past goalie Payne Yoder, to cut the lead to 2-1. It was not until halfway through the third period when Lindenwood got a fortuitous bounce off a skate in front to tie the game at two. With less than a minute to go in the game, Junior Defenseman Frank Coscia ripped a slapshot to put the Seawolves ahead 3-2 and push the Seawolves into the elite 8 of the National Tournament! The Seawolves move onto play the #3 ranked University of Ohio at 2:00pm. Lets go Seawolves!!

Seawolves head to Ohio for the 2017 National Tournament

This week the Seawolves are heading west to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the men’s division I ACHA National Tournament. The final rankings have the Seawolves placed as the #11 seed making their opponent the Lindenwood University Lions. They face off on Saturday March 11th at 2:15pm. The Seawolves have placed in the final 4 and in the championship game in the last three years and hope to finally hoist the Murdoch Cup this year! Anyone interested in watching the Seawolves, all games are streamed live at: http://golivesportscast.com/2017/03/acha-nationals-2017-watch-live-march-9th-19th-all-times-est/ . Let’s go Seawolves!!

Seawolves fall short of 5th consecutive ESCHL Championship.

This past weekend the Seawolves traveled to Rhode Island to compete in the ESCHL playoffs. Due to unknown reasons the University of Delaware Blue Hens forfeited their playoff appearance, moving Stony Brook to the #1 seed in the tournament. Under the new rankings the Seawolves played Rutgers University in the Semi-finals. After a very sluggish first period, Stony Brook was able to pull ahead 1-0 on a goal from freshman forward Kevin Murphy after a beautiful feed from Eddie Osowski on an odd man rush. Halfway through the second period the Seawolves capitalized on the power play as Junior forward, Brad Riccardi was able to bury a rebound from defenseman Frank Coscia’s heavy shot from the point. Unfortunately Stony Brook surrendered a goal late in the second period to make it a 2-1 game. Early in the third period Rutgers tied the game at two apiece. A sense of desperation increased knowing that the loser of the game would be eliminated from the tournament. It was not until the final minute of the game when it was captain, JT Hall who scored the game winner after a scramble in front of the Rutgers net minder. The Seawolves went on to win by a final score of 3-2 and went on to the Championship game against division rival, the Liberty University Flames.

The championship game against the Flames was not the start the Seawolves were hoping for, after allowing a goal on the opening shift. After some extremely questionable calls Stony Brook seemed to be in trouble as the Flames capitalized on their power-plays giving them a 3-0 lead halfway through the first period. After taking a timeout, the Seawolves wanted to regain focus of the game knowing there was still plenty of time left in the game. Junior forward Brendan Calello found the back of the net to cut the Flames lead to two. The second period Stony Brook dominated play as they outshot the flames 19 to 6 despite not being able to score leaving the game 3-1 heading into the third period. After some arguable penalties again, the Seawolves found themselves behind 6-1 late in the third as the Flames power-play continued their success. The Flames went on to win the game making your Seawolves second place in the ESCHL. This marks the first time in five years Stony Brook has not won the ESCHL championship. The Seawolves head to Ohio on March 10th to compete in the National Tournament as they play the defending National Champions, the Lindenwood University Lions. Let’s go Seawolves!

Seawolves head into playoffs on a six game win streak!

This past weekend Stony Brook faced off against the Indiana Tech Warriors. Prior to Saturday night’s game the Seawolves honored the eight graduating seniors from the class of 2017. Those players included, Eddie Osowski, JT Hall, Brian Boser, Michael Cartwright, Alex Miller, Chris Stemke, Antonio Baccari, and Joe Bochichio. The game started off slow for Stony Brook as they trailed 1-0 after the first period. However, the Seawolves found their next gear in the second period, to score 4 unanswered goals coming from Heffernan, Palmieri, Bishop, and Hall. Stony Brook went on to win by a final score of 4-1. The hard hat player of the game went to forward Brendan Calello who had two assists and a strong defensive game.
Sunday’s game had a different start as the Seawolves were able to score on the opening shift when Osowski buried a rebound goal from Bishops point shot. Osowski was able to find the back of the net again, after a beautiful tic-tac-toe play between him, Riccardi, and Murphy to put Stony Brook up 2-0 after the first period. Starting the second period on the power play the Seawolves were able to capitalize when junior forward, Matt Crockett found the back of the net to give Stony Brook a 3-0 lead. Despite the strong play from the Seawolves, the Warriors were able to capitalize on a Seawolves mistake to cut the lead to two. However, forward Brad Riccardi was able to score moments after to regain the momentum for Stony Brook to give them a 4-2 lead after two periods. The Seawolves were able to tally two more goals coming from Stemke and Crockett which would be more than enough to hold on to a 6-3 victory. Next weekend the Seawolves head to Rhode Island in hopes to win its fifth consecutive ESCHL championship before heading to the national championship tournament in Columbus, Ohio starting on March 9th. On behalf of the entire Seawolves organization we would like to thank the fans for the overwhelming support this season and look forward to seeing you back for the 2017-2018 season! Let’s go Seawolves!!

Seawolves finish the season sweep against the Rams in dramatic fashion!!

This past weekend the Seawolves traveled to Rhode Island to face off against the University of Rhode Island Rams in a ESCHL divisional series. After coming out to a sluggish first period the Seawolves found themselves down 1-0. However in the opening shift of the second period Stony Brook was able to capitalize on a 5 minute major penalty, when junior Brad Riccardi deflected a shot from defenseman Frank Sherding. Later in the second period Captain JT Hall scored short-side to put the Seawolves ahead 2-1. Yet to find their game, the Stony Brook knew the importance of getting the next goal and it was exactly what they did from no other than JT Hall to get his second of the game. Halfway through the period senior forward Brian Boser was able to bury a rebound after a great shift by him, Crockett and Palmieri. The Seawolves went on to win 4-1.

Coming into Sunday’s game the Stony Brook was challenged by the coaching staff to have a consistent effort for a full sixty minutes. The very first shift of the game it was Hall again burying off a point shot from Sherding. Unfortunately for the Seawolves, the Rams capitalized on the Seawolves penalties and took a 2-1 lead. Finding a sense of urgency, the Seawolves were able to score two in the final three minutes of the second period, both coming from Hall. Early in the third period the Rams scored to tie the game at three and that would hold on for the rest of regulation putting the game into overtime. After the five minute overtime the game went into a shootout. Payne Yoder went 3 for 3 and it was Junior Forward, Brendan Calello who scored to secure the win for the Seawolves. Next weekend the Seawolves are home against Indiana Tech on Saturday, February 18th at 8:30pm and Sunday February 19th at 12:00pm. Saturday night’s game is Senior Night and Sunday’s game is Cub Scout day. Reminder all home games are played at the Rinx in Hauppauge, 660 Terry Road. Let’s go Seawolves!

Seawolves sweep weekend series vs. Rutgers

Prior to Friday night’s home game against Rutgers, the Seawolves welcomed back many players from the past and honored them in the annual Alumni game. There were players going back from the graduating classes of 1978 through 2015. Mike Amodeo was awarded the game’s MVP of the Alumni game with three goals to help the White team beat the Red team 8-7. Friday night was also a special night because the Seawolves honored both Anthony Fronzoni and Chris Panatier in a form of a scholarship which was awarded to Junior Forward, Mathew Crockett and Senior Forward, Brian Boser. Both, Crockett and Boser are exemplary students and outstanding members within the Stony Brook University.
Friday night’s game started off well for the Seawolves when freshman forward, Devon Palmieri scored on the opening shift to give Stony Brook an early lead. However sloppy play from the Seawolves followed for the remainder of the period to keep the score at 1-0. Into the second period the Stony Brook started to find their play and it was Eddie Osowski who found the back of the net off a backhand shot from the slot. A few moments later it was Senior Forward, Chris Stemke scored a bar-down beauty to put the Stony Brook up 3-0 heading into the third. Rutgers was able to score one but Strong play by freshman goaltender, Payne Yoder kept them at one before Parker Bishop scored an empty netter to seal the game with a final score of 4-1.
Just like Friday night’s game the Seawolves took an early lead in Saturday’s game when sophomore defenseman Parker Bishop scored off a great feed from Stemke. Moments later it was junior forward Brendan Calello finishing the rebound off of defenseman Alex Miller’s point shot to give the Stony Brook a 2-0 lead after one period. During second period both teams were held scoreless. Heading into the third period the Seawolves knew the importance of getting the next goal to break the spirits of Rutgers and that’s exactly what they did. Senior forward, Brian Boser scored on a shorthanded breakaway to make it 3-0. Half way through the period it was Palmieri who found the back of the net to increase the lead to 4-0. Rutgers was able to score with four minutes left in the game to make it 4-1. However, Frank Coscia scored a one timer on the power play to make it a final score of 5-1. This weekend the Seawolves travel to Rhode Island to face off against divisional opponent the University of Rhode Island Rams. The Seawolves are back home on Saturday, February 18th at 8:30pm and Sunday, February 19th at 12:00pm against Indiana Tech. Saturday night’s game is senior night and Sunday night’s game is cub scout day. All home games are played at the Rinx in Hauppauge, 660 Terry road.