We made a video to promote the upcoming Pink in the Rink game November 30th. The players did a great job in sharing some personal, and emotional stories. Click the following link to view the video.
We made a video to promote the upcoming Pink in the Rink game November 30th. The players did a great job in sharing some personal, and emotional stories. Click the following link to view the video.
For the second straight Friday night the Muskies battled back late in the game, only to have their hopes dashed when Toronto scored with just over two minutes remaining to escape with a 3-2 win.
The Muskies did not get the start they were hoping for when Toronto's Ryan MacSpadyen was able to squeeze one past Boyd DiClemente's pad just 4:54 in. The helpers went to Anthony Trujillo, and Kennedy Duguid. Play was fairly even for a few moments but when Nicholas Jarzabeck put a wrist shot in at 11:26 that prompted Muskies Head Coach Dan West to make a goal tending change bringing Brett Chandler in. The second goal was assisted by Adam DeLuca, and Luca Farrace. Logan DeNoble was able to beat Toronto goalie Nathan Colitto, but not the crossbar in the final minute of the period.
The Muskies came out stronger in the second but Colitto had all the answers making a number of sharp stops. The first penalty of the game did not come till the midway point of the second but the Muskies were not able to convert the opportunity. When the buzzer sounded to end the second the score remained 2-0 for Toronto.
The Muskies kept coming at the Junior Canadiens as the third wore on and eventually it was Brandon Washer that got them on the board at 11:42 from Matt Lewis, and James Allen. Matt Marchese brought the home crowd to their feet when he tied the match at 15:34 from Joey Vocino, and Austin Brown. The hockey Gods have noot been kind to the Fish of late though and tonight was no different. Toronto really only got one good chance in the third and they made the most of it when Juustin Maiolino scored at 17:48 from Duguid, and Anthony Repaci. The Muskies continued to throw pressure at Colitto as the seconds ticked down, but eventually time just ran out.
After the game West was happy with his teams effort for the most part. “There are signs of getting better, but we just keep losing key battles at key times”. Case in point was the third period goal that put Toronto up for good just after the Muskies were unable to clear the puck after getting it to the blue line, but not out.
The Muskies won't have long to think about the loss as they get on the bus Saturday for a date with the Georgetown Raiders.
The Stouffville Spirit made their first trip to the Fish Pond Friday night to take the Muskies and although the Muskies fought back hard in the third period, they eventually fell in double overtime by a score of 4-3.
A number of teams had lost players to the Central Canada Cup this weekend, and the Muskies were no exception having regulars Logan DeNoble, Austin Eastman, and Austin Brown out of the lineup so they could participate in the tournament being held in Toronto. Head Coach Dan West was also involved as an assistant coach in the tournament. The absences meant Justin Woolacott, and Jon Smith would take over the coaching duties, and Cedric Ralph, Jeff Hawthorne, and Dan Harris would draw into the lineup for the Muskies. The Spirit too were without three of their top players.
Play in the early going was fairly even, with maybe Stouffville holding a slight edge but Boyd DiClemente made a couple of big saves when he had to. He was not able to get the pads squeezed together fast enough though at 12:09 when Chad Burrows converted a cross ice pass from James Mense-Dietrich to put the visitors up by one. The other assist went to Brodie Tutton. The Muskies did bounce back well, and hit a couple of posts, but there was no more scoring in the frame.
There were no penalties in the first, and very few in the second as well, but one of them did bite the Muskies as Spencer Roberts made it 2-0 at 16:34 while Lindsay was serving a two minute bench minor for too many men on the ice. The goal was assisted by Colton Sansom, and Nathan Hudgin.
Early in the third DiClemente made a pair of saves that kept his team in the came, and that would be huge as the period wore on. The Fish cut the deficit in half at 12:06 of the third when Joey Vocino tucked one behind Aaron Taylor on the power play from Keegan Cairns, and Jack Scanlan. They were able to draw even at 15:35 when Brandon Washer found the back of the net from Scanlan, and James Allen. The joy was short lived as Tutton restored the Stouffville lead with 3:37 left from Hudgin, but the Fish fought back again and Matt Lewis scored at 18:25 from Washer, and Allen to send the game to overtime.
The Muskies began the first overtime with a man advantage, and although they generated chances they were unable to bury one. DiClemente made a big save with :41 seconds left, and after the buzzer sounded it was off to the 3 on 3 overtime.
Both DiClemente and Taylor made good stops in the 3 on 3 but with :44 seconds on the clock Tutton's second of the game came off a goalmouth scramble that sealed the deal. The goal was assisted by Joseph Deveny, and Michael Giacometti.
After the game assistant coach Jon Smith shook his head and stated if it weren't for bad luck, we'd have no luck at all. “We have to capitalize on our opportunities.”
Justin Woolacott added, “We didn't quit”. When asked about the mood of the team having fought back well tonight, but ultimately losing a sixth straight he said the guys are proud of their effort tonight.
Both coaches were happy with the play of Ralph, Hawthorne, and Harris as fill in AP's.
The next game for Lindsay is one week from tonight when the Toronto Jr. Canadians come to town.
The Lindsay Muskies took their show on the road to the Cobourg Community Center on Monday night. In what was actually a pretty entertaining game, the Muskies were not able to put one past Stefano Durante in the Cobourg goal as the Cougars scored once in each period en route to a 3-0 victory.
The Muskies started things off the hard way taking two consecutive penalties to open the match but Boyd DiClemente and the rest of the Muskie penalty killers did the job. After the penalties ended the Muskies were able to get their game on track and held a territorial advantage for a while, even gaining an edge in shots midway through the first. It was Cobourg that were able to open the scoring though when Ryan Taylor was able to get in alone down low and step around the Lindsay netminder and slide the puck home at 13:50. The assists went to Liam Grande, and Spencer Holt. There was no more scoring to end the period.
In the second period the Muskies continued to run into penalty trouble, although not all of them maybe that deserved. Early in the period the Muskies appeared like they were going to continue to keep the Cobourg power play at bay but just before the two minutes were up Connor Hogg fired a centering pass that glanced off the skate of a Muskie defender in front and past a helpless DiClemente. The goal came at 4:22 and was assisted Mitchell Gibson, and Ryan O'Grady. Late in the period Cobourg goaltender Stefano Durante made a bid for an Oscar nomination embellishing a play where he came out of the goal to play the puck, he was grazed by Muskie forward James Allen yet somehow managed to fly through the air in the other direction. The ref bought it though, and Cobourg were off to their fifth straight power play. There was no more scoring though and the Cougars were up 2-0 when the period ended.
The Muskies enjoyed the first power play of the third and although they enjoyed some good puck possession they were not able to break through on the scoreboard. Midway through the frame Keegan Cairns and Rylee McKinnon engaged in a lengthy dance at center ice that brought both teams to their feet. It was the Cougars who scored the all important next goal of the game when Gibson broke in at 10:00. The assists went to Dawson Theede, and Jacob Friend.
The next game for the Muskies is Friday night when they host the Stouffville Spirit.
The Oakville Blades made the trek to Lindsay Friday night to take on the Fish. The game was an entertaining affair that was close throughout, but in the end it was the visitors who skated away with a 5-4 victory.
The Muskies came out of the gate looking to exorcise the demons of Thursday night's loss, and they got off to a good start when Brock Spear sent Connor Annett in alone on Oakville goalie Daniel Mannella at 2:59. Annett put the puck high over Mannella's glove to put the Fish up by one. At 14:26 the Muskies looked poised to increase their lead on a power play but it was Oakville's Ryan Burns who lit the lamp with a shorty. The assist went to Jackson Bales. The Oakville penalty killers struck again at 19:17 when they scored their second shorthanded goal, this one coming from Ryan Garvey from Josh Kosak.
The second period was a more evenly played period, although still a little sloppy at times for both sides. The Blades took advantage of a Muskie turnover at 11:01 allowing Matthew McLeod the chance to break in alone and beat Brett Chaandler. Things began to look worse for the Muskies shortly thereafter when they found themselves down a man again, but this time it was Lindsay's turn for a shorthanded marker when Logan DeNoble converted an Austin Eastman pass at 14:36 to bring the Fish back within one. The Muskies ended the period on a power play that would continue in the third.
The Muskies did not score on that power play, but just after it ended Matt Marchese scored then looked skyward as if the weight of the world had just fallen off his shoulders. The goal came at 2:59 and was assisted by Brandon Washer, and Logan DeNoble. At 6:30 though Oakville regained their lead when Matt Lippa scored from Christian Rajic, and Max Lindsay. The Fish continued to battle and at 11:22 Mike Spataro scored from the blue line from Keegan Cairns, and Joey Vocino to tie the game at 4-4. The see saw ride continued and at 13:47 Oakville found themselves back on top when Rajic scored from Kosak.
After the game the mood was quiet in the Coaches office. The assistant coaches spoke of the team making little mistakes, a notion that Head Coach Dan West echoed later. “For the most part the work ethic is there, but we have some players losing a bit of focus, and making costly mistakes.”
The next match for the Muskies doesn't get any easier as they head to the Cougar's Den in Cobourg on Monday night.
The Lindsay Muskies were in action Sunday afternoon when they travelled to Whitby to face the Fury. When the dust had settled it was Whitby's Tyler Feaver who had recorded the shutout as the Muskies went down by a score of 4-0.
The game promised to be an emotional one for some of the participants. Lindsay's Boyd DiClemente, Troy Oakley, and Jack Scanlan were formerly members of the Fury, while Stefan von Engelbrechten was a favourite in Lindsay before being dealt to Whitby.
The first period saw the Fury hold a good territorial advantage on the Muskies at times, but there were no goals. The official shot total announced at the end of the period though was a very close 10-9 in favour in Whitby.
Perhaps Whitby's Mitchell Burghardt, and Lindsay's Mackenzie Heber have a deep seeded hatred for one another, or maybe they just wanted to breathe some life into a quiet Iroquois Sports Park, but either way they dropped the mitts five minutes into the second for a short but, spirited tilt. The teams traded power plays throughout the period. The first goal of the game came on a shortened Whitby man advantage when von Engelbrecten was able to lift one past his former goaltender at 17:36 from Henry Thompson. Exactly two minutes later Ryan Kirkup was able to jam one in from the side of the goal with the only assist going to Mitch Emerson.
The third did not start the way the Fish would have liked. They were sent to the penalty box and Whitby capitalized when Scott Kirton ripped a slapshot over DiClemente's blocker at 3:55. The goal was assisted by Zach Viminitz. The Muskies best chance to get back into the game may have come eleven minutes into the third when Austin Eastman broke in alone but Tyler Feaver made possibly his biggest stop of the game at that point. The Muskies then ran into some more penalty trouble and wound up down two men for 1:26 and Whitby made them pay at 12:36 when Kirkup nothched his second of the afternoon finishing off a nice passing play from Davis Duksis, and Jeremy Wu. Toward the end of the game Troy Oakley took a five minute penalty for cross checking which pretty much sealed the shutout for Feaver.
The week does not get any easier for the Muskies as their next stop is in Kingston on Thursday night before returning home to host Oakville on Friday night.
The St. Mikes Buzzers rolled into Lindsay on Halloween night, and they were full of tricks, not treats as they defeated the Muskies by a score of 4-2.
The first period was fairly evenly played. The Muskies may have had a slight edge when the teams were 5 on 5, but the first goal came at 13:10 with St. Mikes on a powerplay. It was Scott Tesky who beat Brett Chandler in the Lindsay goal from Luca Doctor, and Matt Pepler. Toward the end of the period the Buzzers got into some penalty trouble and the Muskies were able to get one past George Agriopoulos to knot the game at one. The goal was by Joey Vocino from Stuart Fierheller,, and Logan DeNoble and was scored at 18:50.
You make your own breaks they say and the Buzzers certainly caught one at 6:05 of the second. Ashur Elliot had the puck behind the Muskies goal, and whether it was on purpose or not, he flipped the puck over the goal, it hit Chandler in the numbers, and rolled into the goal. The lone assist on the go ahead goal went to Joseph Berton. From that point the Muskies play got a little sloppy as a number of giveaways occurred giving St. Mikes some good chances but Chandler held his own. Chandlers biggest stop came when he stood up nicely to block a shot on as two Buzzers broke in alone with nary a Muskie in sight.
The Buzzers very nearly went up by two early in the third on a power play but a goalpost denied them. The Muskies dodged that bullet and were able to draw even again on a power play of their own when Austin Eastman roofed one from in close. The assist went to Keegan Cairns. It wasn't long though till the Buzzers regained their lead though when Tesky was given a ton of space to walk around Chandler from in close. The time of that goal was 12:27. In the end it was another turnover in the Muskies end that sealed the deal when Elliot scored at 18:42 from Thomas Beretta and Berton.
“Chandler gave us a chance to win tonight but we lost our focus”, said Head Coach Dan west after the game. “When a team like St. Mikes gets a chance to lock down a win like that they're not going to let it go.”
The next action for the Muskies is Sunday afternoon at 2 pm when they travel to Whitby.
The Aurora Tigers ran their winning streak to 10 games straight by knocking off the Lindsay Muskies by a 6-3 score on Saturday night in Aurora.
Things did not go well for the Muskies right from the get go. Cameron Morrison put the Tigers up 1-0 just 47 seconds in, then Daniel Mantenuto made it 2-0 on a powerplay at 1:02. Lindsay's Austin Brown got his first of two at 8:10 from Joey Vocino, and Austin Eastman to close the gap, but Aurora's Drake Broad scored at 14:08 to make it 3-1.
In the second Vocino gave the Muskies some hope when he made it 3-2 from Matt Marchese, and Brown at 10:29, but the Tigers came right back just 39 seconds later when Nolan Dunn made it 4-2. A powerplay goal for Aurora with 11 seconds left in the period by Eric Williams. Pretty much sealed the deal.
In the third Keaton Ratcliffe made it 6-2 at 11:50, before Brown rounded out the scoring for Lindsay with his second of the game on the powerplay from Owen Barnett, and Austin Eastman.
The loss drops the Muskies record to 7 wins, 9 losses, and 1 tie. They get right back at it with a Sunday afternoon game at home against the Newmarket Hurricanes.
We are pleased to announce we will be hosting a free skate with the Muskies on Sunday, October, 26th from approximately 4-5pm.
All minor hockey teams are invited to our game vs the Newmarket Hurricanes at 1:30. Wear your minor hockey jersey and skate with the Muskies, get your photo taken with 1 of the players and receive autographs. "Skate with the Muskies" will take place following the game - approximately 4-5.
Minor hockey organizations who are looking for further details should contact the office at 705-324-1010.
The Muskies came out looking to avenge a 12-0 beat down that they suffered in the first meeting a couple of weeks back in Wellington. The game got off to a good start but just over four minutes in the hinges on the Wellington players bench was busted leading to a lengthy delay. The Muskies found themselves down a man a number of times as the period rolled along. For the most part the penalty killers did very well. Kris DiClemente blocked a number of shots, and most of the ones that got through were stopped by his brother, net minder Boyd DiClemente. Late un the period though an Andrew Coupland shot from the point was redirected in front by Marco Azzano to give the Dukes a 1-0 advantage. The other assist went to Joe McKeown and the time was 18:24. The goal seemed wake the Muskies as they came back with a stron shift that saw Logan DeNoble rip one off the post. With just seconds left in the period Taylor Welsh went post to post in the Dukes goal to make his finest save of the period.
The Muskies came out flying in the second, throwing a lot more shots at the Wellington goal, and they were rewarded when Brock Spear broke in alone and beat Welsh to tie the game at 1-1 at 2:27. The assist went to John MacDonald. Wellington thought they had regained the lead a few moments later when they put the puck in, but the goal was waived off as instead the Dukes were handed a goaltender interference penalty. DeNoble rang the post for the second time in the game but that's as close as they would come at that point. At 14:10 a turnover at the Muskie blue line proved costly when Ben Sokay scored to give Dukes the one goal lead again. The goal was assisted by Griffin McCarty, and Nick Devito. The Dukes got themselves into some uncharacteristic penalty trouble late in the period, but the best chance to score came on a Dukes shorthanded breakaway. Boyd DiClemente was able to close the door though and the period ended with no further scoring.
The Muskies did not get the start they wanted in the third. Another turn over wound up in the goal at 1:13 to put the Dukes up 3-1. The goal went to Kosik Brown, from Marco Azzano, and Justin Bean. Midway through the period Keegan Cairns was handed a tripping penalty, and had a little too much to say about it and was given another 2 minutes. Just as that penalty began Wellington's Brandon Kosik was caught kicking a Muskie player which lead to a five minute major, an early shower, and a long period of 4 on 4 hockey. At 10:50 the Muskies got back within one when Austin Brown scored an unassisted marker. Dan West called his timeout with 1:29 left in the third and decided to park his goalie on the bench at that point. With :53 seconds left Wellington were handed a penalty which set up a six on four. The Muskies threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Duke's goal but Welsh held the fort and the Dukes skated off with the win.
After the game West didn't have a lot to say. “We got outworked”, was pretty much it but it was easy to sense the disappointment. “We could have maybe tied the game at the end but we didn't deserve to win”.
The Muskies busy weekend continues Saturday night when the team heads to Aurora, the Sunday afternoon they are back at home to take on the Newmarket Hurricanes at 1:30.
The Toronto Patriots came to Lindsay Friday night only to have the hosts show one of their gutsiest games of the season as Boyd DiClemente picked up the shutout in a huge 1-0 victory.
It was nice to see former Muskie Mat Robson got the start for the Patriots. Despite the difference in the standings between the two teams the first period was a very evenly fought affair. Each team enjoyed one power play but neither were able to capitalize. The Muskies best chance came late in the period when Joey Vocino had a clean chance from in close but the puck hopped over his stick at the last second. Toronto very nearly got one in the dying seconds when DiClemente was unable to corral the puck in a wild goal mouth scramble but the puck eventually wound up in the corner as the period ended.
The Muskies very nearly opened the scoring early in the second when Logan DeNoble beat Robson high to the glove side, but did not beat the post. A few minutes later though at 6:47 on the power play Matthew Marchese netted one against his former team to put Lindsay up 1-0. The goal was Marchese's 5th of the year and was assisted by Connor Annett. The Patriots finished the period with some good pressure, and ended the period on a power play but there was no more scoring in the frame.
The Muskies played with fire a minute and a half into the third when they found themselves down two men for 1:35 against the potent Patriot's power play but DiClemente and the penalty killers did the job to the delight of the home fans. The Muskies took two more consecutive minors. Before the start of the second penalty the Patriots coach called his 30 second timeout to refresh his troops. The Muskie penalty killers enjoyed the short break too, and again they got the job done. In the end the Patriots got their goaltender to the bench with :56 seconds left on the clock, but the Fish were able to hold on.
Head Coach Dan West was very satisfied after the match. “We asked everybody to commit to tough, grinding hockey, and they did that tonight.”
West also mentioned that the game was a big one for Matt Marchese. Tonight was the first time has faced his former team. He was the featured player in the Muskies program tonight, and he scored the only goal in the win, but more then that he was just happy for the win.
Both DiClemente brothers were all smiles after the game as well. When asked about the shutout Boyd was quick to compliment the entire team. “It was a good team effort tonight. The boys played well in front of me, and we're happy for the win”. The shutout was the second of the season for the net minder.
“The team battled hard all night”, he said. “We've had some tough times lately but tonight we fought through it”.
The win improves the teams record to an even 7 wins, 7 losses, and 1 tie. They are off until next weekend, but then they have three games in three days, starting Friday night when the Wellington Dukes come to town.
All players who have submitted an on-line questionnaire have been sent a confirmation email as well as a "report time and team colour" email. Please refer to the schedule below.
SATURDAY, AUGUST, 9TH
8:45 - BLUE VS GREEN - REGISTER IN LOBBY STARTING AT 7:30
10:45 - RED PRACTICE - REGISTER IN LOBBY STARTING AT 9:30
1:45 - BLUE PRACTICE
2:45 - GREEN VS RED
SUNDAY, AUGUST, 10TH
8:45 - BLUE VS RED
10:45 - GREEN PRACTICE
12:30 - TEAL/BLACK GAME
BLUE/RED/GREEN GAMES FORMAT
10 MINUTE WARM-UP
40 MINUTE STRAIGHT TIME HALF
40 MINUTE STRAIGHT TIME HALF
TEAL/BLACK GAME FORMAT
10 MINUTE WARM-UP
3 - 20 MINUTE STOP TIME PERIODS WITH FLOODS AFTER 1ST AND 2ND PERIODS.
THERE WILL BE CUTS MADE PRIOR TO THE TEAL/BLACK GAME.
All players are responsible for their own equipment including tape. You must wear the same facial protection you wore last season including neck guard. If you have not provided us with the proper Permission To Skate document, you must submit this prior to attending.
Fruit, snacks and refreshments will be available to the players. Lunch will not be provided.
Main Camp Confirmation emails have been sent to those who we have received on-line questionnaires from.
If you have completed the on-line questionnaire, but have not received an email titled "Muskies Main Camp Confirmation" from our General Manager Dan West (email@example.com), please contact him immediately and re-register by Tuesday, August, 5th.
All players must complete the on-line questionnaire. Please click on "Camps" to find and submit.
Saturday, August, 9th - 9:00 - 5:00pm (schedule tbd)
Sunday, August, 10th - 9:00 - 3:00pm (schedule tbd)
Tuesday, August, 12th - 8:30 - 10:00pm
Thursday, August, 14th - 8:30 - 10:00pm
Saturday, August, 16th - 10:30 - 12:00noon
Tuesday, August, 19th - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, August, 20th - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Thursday, August, 21st - Ex Game at Whitby - 7:30
Friday, August, 22nd - Ex Game vs Whitby - 7:30
Tuesday, August, 26th - 4:30 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, August, 27th - 4:30 - 6:00pm
Thursday, August, 28th - Ex Game at Stouffville - 7:30
Friday, August, 29th - Ex Game vs Stouffville - 7:30
Saturday, August, 30th - TEAM BUILDING - TBD
Sunday, August, 31st - TEAM BUILDING - TBD
All ice times are at the Lindsay Recreation Complex except our 2 road games.
The Lindsay Muskies will be hosting a 1 day identification/orientation camp for players born in 1998 and 1999 on Saturday, July, 5th at the Lindsay Recreation Complex. We have not commited to or signed any '98's and we will be affiliating '99's during the 2014-15 season.
This camp will be limited to 2 teams only. Each player will be on the ice for 5 hours throughout the day.
In addition to evaluating on ice performance, Muskies' staff will be speaking about the mandatory off ice commitments we require from the players in our program. (school, training, nutrition, community involvement, time management)
All of our coaching staff will be on the benches for games and on the ice for practices.
Please click on "ID Camp Registration" for additional details and to register.
Lindsay Muskies management and coaching staff feel it is immediately necessary to host an ELITE PROSPECTS CAMP.
Due to the high level of competition and high # of quality participants at our April Prospects Camp, the Lindsay Muskies will be hosting an ELITE PROSPECTS CAMP Saturday, May, 31st and Sunday, June, 1st.
Muskies management were able to secure ice time from 8:45-3:45 each day. Cost of the Elite Camp is $125. All players will receive 3 games and 1 practice during the weekend.
This will be by invitation only, but if you were attending other camps during our Propects Camp and are interested in attending our Elite Camp, you should immediately contact GM and Head Coach Dan West by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 705-324-1010. Space will be very limited after invitations go out.
All participating players in the April camp who will be invited to the Elite Camp will be contacted by May, 1st.
Please click on "Elite Prospects Camp" for registration instructions.
The Lindsay Muskies would like to thank all of the players and families who attended our Prospects Camp at the Lindsay Recreation Complex on the weekend.
Management and coaching staff report the camp was high tempo, tough, clean, hockey. The players battled fiercly through 4 games each over 2 days and left it all on the ice for the evaluaters to decide.
Muskies management would like to personally thank the many people attending who took time to speak to one or more of our staff members to mention the quality, professionalism and attention to detail of an extremely well organized camp.
A special "thank-you" from management goes to the ladies and gentleman at the front end during registration. In addition, as many as 12 evaluaters were reported to be watching each game in all areas of the rink; their time and commitment to the Muskies is appreciated. And perhaps the hardest working individuals of the weekend were the many trainers, dressing room attendants and rink rats; you guys are the first to arrive and the last to leave... THANKS!
The Lindsay Rec Plex staff were very accommodating and we thank you for putting up with us and our scheduling changes. Thanks to all Muskies staff for your time and commitment. You are a HUGE part of our success and make us a great family! And again, thanks to all of the players and their families for considering the Lindsay Muskies for the 14-15 season.
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