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.

11th ranked Seawolves take on 14th ranked Flames this Saturday and Sunday

Happy New Year Seawolf fans! Stony Brook comes into the second semester ranked 11th in the country. The Seawolves first game back will be this upcoming weekend against 14th ranked, Liberty University. Game times are Saturday night at 8:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm at the Rinx, located at 660 Terry Road, Hauppauge, NY. Along with the games this weekend the Seawolves will be raising awareness and support for the NYPD & FDNY during Saturday night’s game. Sunday’s game the Seawolves will be Cub Scout Day. Come down to support your Seawolves and great causes. Go Seawolves!!

Seawolves head in to break with weekend series sweep against NYU

The Seawolves had a home and home matchup this past weekend against newly added league member, NYU. The Violets had previously competed and found a great deal of success in the Division II ACHA, winning at the national level last year. This success led them to an elevated position where they now play in the same Division I league as Stony Brook.
The first game took place on Friday in Chelsea Piers at the Sky Rink in Manhattan. The Seawolves, despite a slow start with the score tied going into the second period, scored 4 unanswered goals, leading them to a 6-2 victory. Goals were scored by Calello (2), Murphy, Palmieri (2), and Molnar. Additional point getters include Riccardi (1A), Kosina (1A), Sherding (1A), Kowicki (1A), and Slevin (1A).
The second game took place on Stony Brook’s home ice at the Rinx in Hauppauge, where the Seawolves were able to shutout the Violets with a score of 4-0. Goals were scored by Peck, Hart, O’Brien, and Palmieri, giving Palmieri a 4 game point streak going into break. Assists included Huhn, Crockett, Bernes, Calello, and Riccardi. Sophomore goaltender Richard Shipman guarded between the pipes both contests and posted his second shutout of his career. He is now 4-1-1 with a 1.72 Goals against Average and .947 Save Percentage through 6 games this season. The Seawolves are off for the holidays but return Saturday January 13th at 8:30pm and Sunday January 14th at 3:30pm at home to take on league opponent Liberty University. Saturday night the Seawolves will be supporting the NYPD & FDNY, and Sunday is Cub Scouts day. Come down to cheer on the Seawolves and support two great causes! Go Seawolves and Happy Holidays!!

Stony Brook takes on NYU for the battle of New York!

Your 10th ranked Stony Brook Seawolves took on the West Chester Rams this past weekend hoping to bounce back after last week’s bad loss to #1 Adrian. The Seawolves came to play Saturday night putting up five goals in the first period and finishing the game with a total of thirteen by the final buzzer. Fifteen Seawolves found their way onto the score sheet with contributions from all four lines and their back end. Yoder played an uncontested sixty minutes facing eleven shots and receiving his third shutout on the year. On Sunday afternoon, the Seawolves seemed to lack the intensity they showed the night before. After going down 1-0 in the first period, The Seawolves bounced back with goals from Kevin Murphy, Devon Palmieri, Frank Coscia and Joey Slevin. This brought the Seawolves to an overall record of 14-3-1 going into their final two games of the first semester against NYU. Friday night Stony Brook will hit the road for their first game of the season series against NYU and will be returning to the Rinx for their next home game on SaturdayDecember 9th at 8:30PM. Come out and support your Stony brook Seawolves at the Rinx, 660 Terry Road in Hauppauge. There will be a toy drive hosted by the Stony Brook Hospital as they look for people to donate toys for the Holiday Season! Go Seawolves!

#11 Seawolves upset #1 Adrian College Saturday night but falter Sunday

Your 11th ranked Stony Brook Seawolves took on the #1 ranked Adrian Bulldogs this past Saturday and Sunday for their most competitive weekend yet. The Seawolves came to play Saturday night, with an impressive 3-2 win against the previously undefeated Bulldogs. Junior defensemen Mike Kowicki led off the scoring for the Seawolves with an assist from Joey Slevin, followed by a second goal from forward Chris Molnar. Putting the Seawolves up 2-0 after the first period. Adrian challenged Stony Brook’s lead with two quick goals in the third period to tie the game at two apiece. However, Devon Palmeri answered their goals with one of his own to win it for the Seawolves with only 4 minutes left in regulation.

On Sunday afternoon the Seawolves squared off against Adrian once more to try and sweep the weekend series. Adrian came out more determined than ever to defend their national ranking. Stony Brook played perhaps their worse game of the season as they were defeated 7-0.

After taking the split this weekend, Stony Brook heads into Thanksgiving break, returning for their next home game on Saturday December 9th at 8:30pm. Come out and support your Stony Brook Seawolves at the Rinx, 660 Terry Road in Hauppauge, as they return to take on NYU!

#9 ranked Stony Brook take on #1 Adrian College this weekend

The #9 ranked Seawolves will square off against the #1 team in the country, Adrian College at the Rinx in Hauppauge Saturday night at 8:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 12 noon. During Saturday’s game Stony Brook will be raising money and bringing attention to the Wounded Warrior Project. Sunday afternoon’s game the Seawolves will be raising money for the Angela’s House foundation. Come down to cheer on your Seawolves and support two great causes. Go Seawolves!!

Seawolves split weekend series

This past weekend #9 Stony Brook took on divisional opponent #22 Syracuse University. Saturday’s game was tough and hard fought with Stony Brook coming out with a 5 – 3 victory after a late empty net goal by Devon Palmieri. Key factors to this win were dominant performances by forwards Ori Benyamini, who notched 1G and 2A, Brendan Calello with 4A, Devon Palmieri with 2G and 2A, defensemen Frank Sherding with 2A and goaltender Payne Yoder. Stony Brook hoped to continue their momentum into Sunday’s game; however the second game did not end so well for Stony Brook. They gave up 4 goals and only scored 2 from forward Joseph Slevin and defenseman Brendan Pepe. This weekend’s split with Syracuse was just the beginning for the tough games ahead as Stony Brook takes on Adrian this upcoming weekend; who is looking to continue their undefeated season thus far. The #9 ranked Seawolves will square off against the #1 team in the country, Adrian College at the Rinx in Hauppauge Saturday night at 8:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 12 noon. During Saturday’s game Stony Brook will be raising money and bringing attention to the Wounded Warrior Project. Sunday afternoon’s game the Seawolves will be raising money for the Angela’s House foundation. Come down to cheer on your Seawolves and support two great causes. Go Seawolves!!

Seawolves look to show who the #1 team is in New York

#9 ranked Seawolves square off this Saturday at 8:30pm and Sunday at 3:30pm against division opponent the #20 ranked Syracuse University Orangemen at the Rinx in Hauppauge, 660 Terry Rd. Saturday night the Seawolves will be taking canned food donations to deliver to the less fortunate during the Holiday’s. Sunday afternoon Stony Brook will be raising money for the Back Yard Player & Friends Foundation. Come down to cheer on your Seawolves and support these two great causes!

Seawolves learn from their mistakes and bounce back!

This past weekend your #9 Stony Brook Seawolves took on league rival #14 Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. The first game took an unfortunate path for Stony Brook as they lost by a score of 8-2. Calello tallied a power play goal for the Seawolves early in the second and Pepe got his first of the season from the red line late in the 3rd but that is all the offense the Seawolves could muster on Friday night. The following night the Seawolves were determined to change the script from their hard loss the night before. With determination, came success as well as a solid 5-3 win to split the weekend. With goals from Murphy, Linker, Bernes, Calello, and Crockett the Seawolves were just too much to handle for the Liberty Flames.
Stony Brook’s next home games will be this Saturday and Sunday against division opponent, the Syracuse University Orangemen. The two teams will meet Saturday night at 8:30pm and Sunday at 3:30pm. Come down and cheer on your Seawolves!

Seawolves continue to win

This past weekend Stony Brook swept their weekend series against the University of Delaware Blue Hens. The Seawolves are now 9-0-1 and ranked #10 in the country. Defenseman, Parker Bishop started the scoring off for the Seawolves by skating the puck end to end and beating the Delaware goalie top shelf. Bishop would go on to get the star of the game for Stony Brook for his offensive touch and defensive play on Saturday night. Forwards Ori Benyamini and Brad Riccardi tacked on a couple of insurance goals in the second period and Freshman Charles Peck put one right under the bar to seal the win 4-0. Payne Yoder registered his second shutout of the year stopping all twenty three shots he faced. On Sunday afternoon the Blue Hens jumped out to an early lead scoring on an odd man rush just two minutes into the game. However Stony Brook would battle back as Forward, Devon Palmieri ripped a shot right over the Delaware goalie’s shoulder on the power play in the second period. Seawolves, Mike Kowicki and Jack Nevicosi scored back to back goals within a minute of one another early in the third period putting Stony Brook up 3-1. Stony Brook would go on to win the game 4-1 with an empty net goal coming from forward Brad Riccardi towards the end of regulation. The Seawolves travel south this upcoming weekend to take on #13 ranked Liberty University. Stony Brook’s next home games will be Saturday November 11th at 8:30pm and Sunday November 12th at 3:30pm against Syracuse University at the Rinx in Hauppauge, 660 Terry Road. Come down and cheer on your Seawolves!

#10 Ranked Seawolves square off against the University of Delaware Blue Hens this Saturday & Sunday

#10 ranked Seawolves square off this Saturday at 8:30pm and Sunday at 3:30pm against division opponent the University of Delaware Blue Hens at the Rinx in Hauppauge, 660 Terry Rd. Saturday night the Seawolves will be taking donations and will be bringing awareness to Hockey Fights Cancer. Sunday afternoon Stony Brook will be raising money for the Russ Housman Foundation. Come down to cheer on your Seawolves and support these two great events!