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.

Seawolves falter in weekend series against formidable foe

This past weekend the Seawolves flew out to Oklahoma to face #7 ranked, University of Central Oklahoma Broncos (UCO). This is the first meeting between the two teams since last year where Stony Brook split the weekend series at home. During Friday night’s game, Stony Brook and the Broncos were scoreless mid-way through the game until Seawolves Freshman; Chris Molnar scored his first of the season to put Stony Brook up 1-0. However shortly after, the sloppy, undisciplined play the Seawolves allowed the Broncos to take a 2-1 lead going into the third period. With Stony Brook’s backs against the wall late in the game they were forced to take chances they wouldn’t normally take and gave up a breakaway where the Broncos tallied their third goal making the final score 3-1, UCO.

Going into Saturday’s game Stony Brook was without junior forward Matt Crockett, who suffered an upper body injury the night before. The Seawolves knew what to do but they just needed to execute better, especially their power-play which has been struggling recently. Early in the first period the Stony Brook gave up a goal after a breakdown in the defensive zone. A few minutes later it was again Molnar who found the back of the net to tie the game at one. Heading into the second period the Seawolves hoped for better puck luck as they dominated the first but could not quite capitalize. Unfortunately the second period was all Broncos as they scored three goals to pull away 4-1. Heading into the third period Stony Brook had a greater sense of urgency than the previous two periods and were able to cut the Broncos lead, 4-3, goals coming from freshman Kevin Murphy and Sophomore Frank Coscia. UCO was able to hold on to the lead despite the heavy offensive onslaught coming from the Seawolves.

Next weekend the Seawolves face off against divisional opponent, Rutgers University on Friday February 3rd at 9pm and Saturday February 4th at 8:30pm. Friday night’s game is Stony Brook Alumni Night as well as the Chris Panatier/Anthony Fronzoni fundraiser. The Seawolves alumni will play at 7:00pm on Friday night before the game against Rutgers. So, make sure you come down early and see your favorite players from previous years and current in addition to supporting the Panatier and Fronzoni family! Saturday night is rock the red night so come down in your Seawolf red! Reminder all home games are played at the Rinx in Hauppauge, NY 660 terry road.

Seawolves roast the Blue Hens in convincing weekend sweep!

This past weekend the Seawolves faced off against division rival the University of Delaware Blue Hens. This weekend’s games were extremely important considering Delaware sits in first place and the Seawolves right behind them in second in their league standings. Stony Brook came out to a quick start when captain, JT hall, buried the rebound off assistant captain Frank Sherding’s shot from the point. Right after Hall’s goal it was Brendan Callelo finishing off a great feed from Chris Stemke. However the Seawolves took a shift off and Delaware scored two goals in less than a minute to tie the game heading into the second period. That was enough to ignite the Seawolves offense for what would end up being a final score of 9 to 3. Goals came from Palmieri, Riccardi, Murphy, Boser, another one from Hall, and two more from Stemke to complete the hatrick! Once the Seawolves went up by a large margin the dirty play of the Blue Hens increased. There were several fights and scrums to end the game and caused tensions to carry over into Sunday’s matchup.

Going in to Sunday’s game the Seawolves knew they had to put back to back wins together if they hoped to make up ground on the Blue Hens, and that’s just what they did. Early in the first period forward, Devon Palmieri deflected in a shot from defenseman, Alex Miller to give the Seawolves an early 1-0 lead. Shortly after forward, Brendan Calello found the back of the net off a rebound in front of the net. The Seawolves knew this game they had to keep their foot on the gas to crush the spirits of the Blue Hens. Before the period ended the Seawolves tacked on two more goals coming from assistant captain Frank Sherding and forward Brad Riccardi, making it 4-0 after the first period. Going into the second period the physical play picked up and tempers were flaring. The Seawolves scored two more goals from Stemke and forward Eddie Osowski. Before heading into the locker room, the Bluehens goalie charged after Stemke causing chaos to ensue. In between periods the Seawolves were instructed by head coach, Chris Garofalo, to skate away as he saw the importance of not having any suspensions. The Seawolves did just that and walked away with a final score of 7-3 and the weekend sweep! Next weekend the Seawolves travel to Central Oklahoma to face off against the Broncos!
The Seawolves next home game will be Friday February 3rd at 9:00pm and Saturday the 4th at 8:30pm against Rutgers University. All home games are played at the Rinx in Hauppauge, 660 Terry Rd. Friday night will be alumni night and Saturday night is Rock the Red Night. Come down to cheer on the Seawolves and rock your Seawolf RED!

Seawolves finish the season sweep against West Chester University!

The Seawolves traveled to West Chester, PA this past weekend to face divisional opponent, the West Chester Golden Rams. After coming out to a sluggish start it was not until late in the first period when junior defenseman, Frank Sherding found the back of the net to put the Seawolves ahead 1-0. The second period the Stony Brook was held scoreless and the Golden Rams were able to tie the game at 1. Finding their gear in the third period, the Seawolves were able to score two goals in 3 minutes. First it was forward Eddie Osowski and then it was the Captain, JT Hall to find the back of the net. To put the final nail in the coffin Chris Stemke buried a great feed from Hall to make it a final score of 4-1. The “Hard Hat” player of the game went to defenseman, Frank Sherding who continued his point streak to 7 games.
The next day Stony Brook focused on having a better start to their game and that’s exactly what they did. It was an offensive explosion during the first period with goals coming from Sherding, Stemke, Hall, and new comer to the Seawolves freshman, Kevin Murphy getting his first goal as a Seawolf. StonyBrook kept up the pressure in the second period spending the majority of the time in the Golden Rams zone. They were able to add two more goals in the second period by freshman Devon Palmieri and Murphy with his second of the game. Stony Brook ended with a final score of 7-0 with the last one coming from Hall after a great feed from Osowski who had 3 assists on the day. The “hard hat” player of the game was awarded to freshman, Kevin Murphy with two goals. Next weekend the Seawolves face another division rival, the University of Delaware Blue Hens at home at 8:30pm Saturday night and 3:30pm on Sunday. Saturday night’s game is to support K-9 companions and Sunday’s game is to honor the League of Yes. Reminder all games are played at the Rinx in Hauppauge NY, 660 terry road. Go Seawolves!

Seawolves Captain, JT Hall and team USA go for Gold in Kazakhstan!

The 22-man roster for the U.S. Men’s National University Team that will compete in the 2017 Winter World University Games from Jan. 28-Feb. 8 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, was revealed by USA Hockey this past week. It is with great pleasure to announce Seawolves Captain; JT Hall has been selected to represent the United States in the World University games! Since joining the Seawolves back in 2012, Hall has had a tremendous impact on the success of our program. Stated by Head Coach, Chris Garofalo “JT is one of those guys who had to work for everything he has. He never complains about anything, and is ready to battle every game.” With that being said it was a no brainer for the Seawolves to select Hall assistant captain in his sophomore year where he helped lead the Seawolves into the final game of the national tournament. The following year Hall was unanimously selected Captain by his teammates and coaches where he led Stony Brook back to the final four in the National Tournament. Senior defenseman Michael Cartwright said “I’ve had the pleasure of playing with JT since he was 8 years old. It is unbelievable to watch him grow in to the player he is and even a better teammate. There is nobody more deserving for this opportunity than JT.” Last season JT was not only selected team MVP but also player of the year for the ACHA. JT has a career total of 147 points in 84 games. The Seawolves want to wish Hall and the rest of the USA Team good luck and safe travels as they head to Kazakhstan at the end of January to play for Gold!