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.

#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!

#11 Ranked Seawolves Split weekend series against #8 Ohio U in OT!

This past weekend your 11th ranked Seawolves traveled west to take on the 8th ranked University of Ohio Bobcats. In game one, Friday night Stony Brook jumped off to a quick start by putting two goals behind the Ohio net minder in the first period. However the Seawolves sloppy play in the second period led to the two teams heading into the third period tied at two. At the end of regulation Stony Brook and Ohio had skated to a 4-4 tie, forcing the game into overtime. Two minutes into OT the Bobcats won the game with a shot from the point beating sophomore goalie Payne Yoder.

Due to injury from Friday night’s game the Seawolves found themselves without top forwards and line mates Devon Palmieri and Ori Benyamini. Ohio was all over Stony Brook in the first period, however the Seawolves only found themselves down 1-0 after the first period. The two teams exchanged goal for goal in regulation forcing another game to be decided in overtime. The first shift into OT Stony Brook Captain Frank Sherding found forward Brad Riccardi backdoor for the game winner. Pushing the Seawolves pass the Bobcats 3-2.

Stony Brook’s next home games are this Saturday at 8:30pm and Sunday at 3:30pm against division opponent the University of Delaware Blue Hens. Come down and cheer on your Seawolves!

#8 ranked Seawolves sweep the weekend series against #21 ranked, Univeristy of Rhode Island!

This past weekend the Seawolves swept their weekend series against division opponent the University of Rhode Island Rams. Friday night’s game the Rams came out firing on all cylinders and put the pressure on the Seawolves. However, Stony Brook was able to weather the storm and led 3-2 going into the third period. Stony Brook freshmen, Ian Bernes and Joe Slevin combined for three goals in the third period giving Stony Brook the 6-3 win. Saturday night’s game Stony Brook was back on their heels early as the Rams scored off of a deflection early in the first period. The Seawolves freshmen had an impact on this game as well when rookie forward Keith O’Brien tied the game at one a piece with one of his two goals of the game. Freshman, Joe Slevin and sophomore Kevin Murphy put Stony Brook up 4-1 going into the third. The Rams would make one more push but it would not be enough as the Seawolves would go on to win the game 4-2. Stony Brook now ranked 8th in the country heads to Ohio this weekend to take on the #5 ranked Ohio Bobcats. The Seawolves next home games will be Saturday October 28th at 8:30pm and Sunday October 29th at 3:30pm against the University of Delaware.

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!