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2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic By The Numbers Affton PW Minors Unscathed At Nations Cup Bantam Major Americans Are Music City Champs Blackhawk’s Bollig, Living The Dream Mid-States Top 10 ‘99 St. Peters Selects Win Chicago Holiday Classic AIC’s Co-Players Of The Week – CBC’s McGlynn & Ryan Joe Boccardi’s Team Of The Week - Falcons PW A1 Jr. Blues Travel To Play St. Mary’s University Tournament Calendar Blues Sign Steen To Three-Year Extension Stewart Named NHL’s First Star Of The Week

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2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic By The Numbers

rink refrigeration unit, specially built for the NHL Winter Classic 82 Broadcast cameras (all networks) that will capture all the NHL Winter Classic action at Michigan Stadium, including a cable cam, an airplane cam, and, for the first time ever, a rinkside camera cart 96 Rows of seats at Michigan Stadium 145 Players that have worn both the famed Maple Leaf and Winged Wheel 160-plus Approximate number of countries and territories that will carry the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® game broadcast 230 Approximate number of miles that separate Toronto and Detroit 276 Number of wins for both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings in their 645 regular-season meetings since 1926-27 300 Ton capacity of refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at Michigan Stadium 350 Gallons of paint used to make the Michigan Stadium ice white 645 Number of times, prior to the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, the Maple Leafs and Red Wings have met in the regular season since 1926-27 646 Total number of points earned by Maple Leafs in their 645 meetings vs. the Red Wings 648 Total number of points earned by the Red Wings in their 645 meetings vs. the Maple Leafs 1927 Year Michigan Stadium, the largest college football stadium in the country, was completed, initially seating 72,000 fans 1,846 Concessions staff manning the food and beverage outlets at Michigan Stadium during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®* 1955 Year that the official capacity for Michigan Stadium topped 100,000 for the first time 2003 Year the Heritage Classic was played in Edmonton between the Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens, the first regular season NHL outdoor game in history 2008 The year the first NHL Winter Classic was played in Buffalo between the Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins, with Sidney Crosby netting the game-winner in a shootout 3,000 Gallons of coolant used to freeze the Michigan Stadium rink 3,688 Gallons of hot chocolate expected to be brewed at Michigan Stadium on Jan. 1* 14,150 Pretzels projected to be purchased by fans during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®* 38,450 Hot Dogs projected to be purchased by fans during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter

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Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings NHL.com - December 30, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A look at the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® “By the Numbers.” 0 Per stadium policy, zero bags are allowed into Michigan Stadium, including all bags, backpacks, purses, camera and binocular cases, etc.; fans should plan on leaving bags and purses locked in the trunk of their vehicle. 1 Cable cam that will be used in network coverage by NBC and CBC 4 Of the five most-watched NHL regular-season games in the U.S. since 1975 were NHL Winter Classic games 4.5 Approximate drive, in hours, between Toronto and Detroit by car 7 Number of times the Maple Leafs and Red Wings have faced off in the Stanley Cup Final (1936, 1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1963, and 1964) 10 Most number of goals teams have combined to score in a single NHL Winter Classic, six of which were scored by the Red Wings in their 6-4 defeat of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2009 NHL Winter Classic at Wrigley Field 11 Detroit Stanley Cup Championships (since 1918); one has come in a Final against Toronto 13 Toronto Stanley Cup championships (since 1918); six of which have come by defeating Detroit in the Final 15 Number of satellite uplink trucks on site to cover the event 18 Number of NHL corporate and broadcast partners activating at the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Spectator Plaza, a free, interactive hockey and entertainment fan festival, open to the public at 9 a.m. ET on game day 23 Playoff meetings between the Maple Leafs and Red Wings (Toronto has a 12-11 series edge) 31 The combined number of Grammy and Juno awards won by the musicians that have performed at the NHL Winter Classic since 2009, including James Taylor, Patti LaBelle, the Zac Brown Band and more (15 Grammy Awards, 16 Juno Awards) 39.1 Average temperature in Fahrenheit at puck drop for the five NHL Winter Classics (2008 – 31.1°, 2009 – 31.9°, 2010 – 39.6°, 2011 – 51.7°, 2012 - 41°) 43 Most shots by one team in an NHL Winter Classic, recorded by the Red Wings at Wrigley Field on Jan. 1, 2009 53 Length, in feet, of the world’s largest mobile

Classic®* 104,173 The largest confirmed audience for a game of ice hockey, which is the current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, set at “The Big Chill at the Big House” between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University at Michigan Stadium on Dec. 11, 2010; the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® is anticipated to host a potential world record-setting crowd on Jan. 1. 175,000 The estimated value, in dollars, of the resources and materials the NHL and Detroit Red Wings Foundation, in conjunction with DTE Energy, Johnson Controls, and York, funded in upgrades and renovations to the outdoor rink

operated by the Clark Park Coalition, a recreation center in Detroit. The donation to Clark Park’s rink was part of the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Legacy Initiative. 250,000 Approximate number of visitors expected to visit downtown Detroit and the SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™, an outdoor celebration of hockey held at Comerica Park in partnership with the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. 265,226 Total spectators in attendance at the first five NHL Winter Classics *According to Sodexo, the food service provider for Michigan Stadium.

Affton PW Minors Unscathed At Nations Cup by Bill Hester - ‘Hockey Stop’ Correspondent’ The Affton Americans PeeWee Minor Central States Developmental Hockey League team began the season as the top-ranked team in the country. Affton has protected that No. 1 ranking throughout the 2013 portion of its schedule. “I don’t dwell on the rankings or really pay that much attention to it,” Affton coach Tim Rumpf said. “The one thing it does do is get us into some good tournaments.” One of those tournaments this season was the

Nations Cup and it has certainly been a highlight of 2013. The Nations Cup, which concluded on Dec. 1 in Detroit, is a unique event which features teams from the United States and Canada. Six teams from each country compete through round-robin play with the teams seeded after that portion of the tournament. All teams continue to the final day and are seeded with the top seeds from both countries playing for six points. The second seeds for five points and down the line with the sixth seeds playing for a single point. Canada would finish as the champion this year by a 15-6 margin. The teams from Canada won five of the six final games. The only team from the United States which scored any points was Affton which had six points for winning

the top seed. “It’s the first time we had played in this event and we will certainly return if we are invited,” Rumpf said. “It is hard to explain the atmosphere of the tournament. It is almost like a mini-Olympics. You are not playing for your organization but your country. Flags are being waved and chants of USA could be heard. All the teams hang out with each other and it was just a cool environment.” Affton finished its round-robin portion of the tournament with three victories (3-0 over Center Wellington Fusion, 8-3 over the Belle River Junior Canadiens and 6-3 over the Lasalle Sabres) and a tie (1-1 against the London Junior Knights). “London was a very good team and we were a little afraid that the tie would prevent both of us from getting to the championship in the top seed,” Rumpf said. “But when we beat Lasalle it ensured that London made it.” Affton would win the championship game 7-2 although the score is somewhat deceptive. The game was scoreless until midway through the second period. “London came out extremely strong and you could tell that they really wanted to win that game,”

Rumpf said. “They had the majority of the play in the first period. But we were able to weather the storm and stick to our game plan. We settled in after the first period and stayed out of the box and kept with our methodical passing game.” It would pay off with a pair of goals in the second period. The game would really swing the Americans way when they scored a goal in the last minute of the second period and shortly after the face-off to start the second period. “We tend to score a lot of our goals in the third period,” Rumpf said. “That was the case in the game against London. We got the momentum with the late goal in the second period and the early goal in the third period. We wore them down and played really well. We have great synergy with all three lines. They feed off of each other and we also got great play from our defense and goaltending. Not one kid did not contribute in a big way to our success in that tournament.” The Affton Americans are Nick Neimeier, Andrew Yocum, Cameron Beck, Joshua Bross, Andrew Koutsogiannis, Hunter Parker, Brett Robinson, Tommy Ramer, Bragan Rumpf, Gus Winter, Jeff Hutchinson, Tyan Yemm, Jack Anderson, Riley Howse and John Opilka. They are coached by Tim Rumpf and Dan Lesinski.


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Bantam Major Americans Are Music City Champs by Bill Hester - ‘Hockey Stop’ Correspondent’

It turned out to be a nice ending to 2013 for the Affton Americans Bantam Central States team. The Americans, who are ranked 10th nationally, captured the Music City Classic in Nashville in a tournament which concluded Dec. 30. “It is always nice to get five wins in two and a half days,” Affton coach Matt Ocello said. “That is very difficult to do and it was a very good tournament for us against solid competition.” Four teams participated in the Music City Classic. “We were the only Tier II team in the tournament,” Ocello said. “The others were AAA Tier I teams.” The four teams played a round-robin format with the Americans winning all three of their games. They defeated the Nashville Jr. Predators 99 AAA team, 6-4 and followed with wins over MidAmerica Generals 99 AAA team, 5-3 and closed out the round-robin play with a 4-1 win over the host team, TPH Thunder (America) 99 AAA. The four teams were then seeded for the semifinals with the Americans earning the top seed with their three victories. They were matched up in the semifinals against the fourth seed, Mid-America Generals. Affton struggled early in the semifinals falling behind the Generals 3-0 in the first 10 minutes. The

Americans made some adjustments and changes at that point and dominated the rest of the game, winning 7-4. The Nashville Jr. Predators were the opponent for the championship game Dec. 30. The Predators scored first but the Americans came back with three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 advantage. The Predators would make things interesting though with a pair of goals to tie the game 3-3. The sudden death overtime would be played three-on-three with wide open ice. “Both teams had some good scoring chances in the first five minute period but neither team scored,” Ocello said. The Americans would win in dramatic fashion in the first couple of minutes of the second sudden death period as Zach Stolz scored on a breakaway with a shot to the high blocker side. “It was a good championship game and a good confidence booster for us as we get ready for several league games,” Ocello said. “Going into the weekend we decided to use some different line combinations and they seemed to click all weekend.” Offense has been a strength throughout the season for the Americans, who finish the 2013 portion of the season with a 37-9-2 mark. They are averaging over five goals a game and that was the case in Nashville with 26 goals in the five games. Jack Wess had a breakout tournament offensively for the Americans with four goals in the first four games. The Americans Bantam Major CS are Kyle McClellan, Steven Pawlow, Neil Jakubeck, Dominic Metheny, Mark Capkovic, Caden Diel, Ryan Oliver, Sean Hofstetter, Max Rogers, Connor Bradley, Daniel Campbell, Jared Westcott, Jack Wess, Tyler Schaeffer, Zach Stolz, Alex Stewart and Drew Shapiro. Ocello’s assistant coaches are Dave Freeman and Sam Davis.

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Blackhawk’s Bollig, Living The Dream

I was not drafted,” Bollig said. “I was able to go to an organization where I felt I would fit in.” And boy did Bollig fit in. He played a couple of years with the by Bill Hester - ‘Hockey Stop’ Correspondent’ Blackhawks’ American Brandon Bollig was born and raised in St. Louis. Hockey League affiliate That meant two things when it came to hock- in Rockford and played his first NHL game on ey. He loved the Blues and didn’t have the same leap day (Feb. 29) in 2012. feelings about the rival Blackhawks. It did not take Bollig long to experience the “St. Louis has a passionate fan base and I did penultimate feeling of any boy growing up playnot particularly like the Blackhawks,” Bollig said. ing the sport as he held up the Stanley Cup last How things have changed as Bollig became winter after the Blackhawks clinched the title the first St. Louis born and raised player to have with a win at Boston. his name engraved on the Stanley Cup after “It’s a feeling I will never be able to explain the Blackhawks captured the coveted trophy in and love to relive,” Bollig said of lifting the most 2013. precious of sport’s trophies during the celebra“It is ironic how I ended up here,” said the tion on Boston ice. “It was like an out of body 26-year-old left-winger who was not drafted. experience.” There may have been a couple of signs in the And one he was able to celebrate not only Bollig household though when Brandon was a with his teammates but with several members of youngster. his family from the St. Louis area. Dad, Dale, and Mom, Tracy, had similar feel“The team was so gracious in flying out famiings to Brandon about their favorite National lies to Boston in case we won there,” Bollig said. Hockey League squads. “My dad could not come but my Mom, sister, But there was one thing that they did like and niece and nephew were there on the ice as we that was the Blackhawk logo. took the team photo. It was so much more special to see how happy my family was to see me fulfill a dream.” Bollig takes great pride in becoming the first St. Louis native to have his name on the Stanley Cup. He took it to the St. Peters Rec-Plex during the summer to let St. Louis see the Cup first-hand (the Blues have yet to win the Stanley Cup). “I remember having my picture taken with some of the Blues when I was a kid,” Bollig said. “And now I am having kids take pictures with me. It is just crazy that I was the first player from St. Louis to win the Cup. When I was watching NHL games when I was younger I felt there was no way that I could do that. Never in a million years when I was in college or the pros or even in the NHL that I would be the first one.” Bollig and the Blackhawks entered play a week before Christmas with the best record in the NHL as they try for a repeat. Photo courtesy of “I love the fact that we are Stanley Cup chamChicago Blackhawks pions,” Bollig said. “But the coaches stressed from the first day of training camp that last “Dad made area rugs and the one rug that we year was last year and that the book was closed had was the Chicago Blackhawks one,” Brandon on last season and that we had to open a new said. “He liked the Indian head. And Mom never book.” bought any beach towels but the one I rememThat book has had a good start as teams begin ber having when I was a young kid was one of to approach the halfway mark. Bollig hopes for the Blackhawks.” a similar ending and he does so with a different Call it an omen but Bollig has never played for role on the team. another organization in his young NHL career. He is still a rough-and-tumble player who will Amateur hockey is quite popular and competi- look after his teammates but he has also been tive in the St. Louis area and Bollig grew up play- taking a regular shift on the fourth line with ing high school hockey at Francis Howell North, Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith. where he graduated in 2005 with a 3.4 grade “My role has definitely changed this year,” point average. He played with the successful Jr. Bollig said. “Last year I was more of a oneBlues and then played with the Lincoln Stars in dimensional player. But Marcus, Ben and I have the United States Hockey League. been together for awhile now and we are logBollig decided to go the collegiate route and ging more minutes, playing against a lot of the attended St. Lawrence University, where he was No. 1 and 2 lines of our opponents. Our focus is on the Dean’s list, and a member of the hockey on defense but we have also been able to chip team for a couple of years. in offensively.” The 6-foot-2, 223-pound “tough” guy was Bollig has played in all of the 37 Chicago not drafted but signed a contract with the games this season and has contributed three Blackhawks in April of 2010. goals and five assists to go along with his 59 “It may have been a blessing in disguise when penalty minutes. RANK TEAM

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Poll #5 Teams on the bubble: Westminster (6-5-0) Rockwood (8-3-1) Seckman (7-6-1) Francis Howell (6-4-3) Priory (6-4-3)

TOP TEN GAME SCORES (past 2 weeks) 1. CBC Beat Francis Howell 11-0, SLUH 2-1 2. Chaminade Beat Vianney 3-2, Lindbergh 6-2, Oakville 4-0, MICDS 4-1 3. SLUH Lost to CBC 2-1, beat Fort Zumwalt West 6-3, tied Kirkwood 2-2 4. DeSmet Beat Kirkwood 3-2, Westminster 4-1, Kirkwood 3-2 5. Oakville Lost to Lindbergh 4-2, Chaminade 4-0, beat Westminster 3-2 6. Lindbergh Lost to CBC 6-2, Chaminade 6-2, beat Oakville 4-2, Lutheran South 3-1 7. Kirkwood Lost to DeSmet 3-2, beat Francis Howell North 3-0, lost DeSmet 3-2 8. Vianney Lost to Chaminade 3-2, beat Seckman 5-2 9. Eureka Lost to Chaminade 4-1, beat Summit 4-1, tied Summit 4-4 10. Fox Beat Priory 7-3, Mehlville 7-2, Seckman 4-2

‘99 St. Peters Selects Win Chicago Holiday Classic by Jared Grafman - ‘Hockey Stop’ Correspondent’ None of their opponents in the Chicago Holiday Classic could outscore the St. Peters 1999 Selects, who easily championed the tournament held the weekend after Christmas. “It was just a great all-around tournament for us,” Selects head coach Mike Whitehead said. “The forwards played really well, the defense played well and we just had great goaltending from our goalie. It was just a good all around team effort.” The Chicago tournament was an unexpected treat for the Bantam team. “What happened was, we were supposed to go to Minnesota and that fell through,” Whitehead explained. “And this was just a thing we got into at the last minute. We didn’t know what to expect. We just went up there and everyone played hard.” The Selects played three teams in round robin games. They beat the West Dundee Leafs 5-2, the

Chicago Bruins 7-0 and the Midwest Blackbirds 7-0. “I wouldn’t say there was just any time we thought we had it won,” Whitehead said of his team’s performance throughout the games. “It’s just they play hard, they work hard, they play as a team and usually it pays off in the end for us.” The Selects then prepared for a rematch, against the West Dundee Leafs, for the championship. “I think we were up 2-0 at the end of the first period,” Whitehead said of the championship game. “I wouldn’t say we were worried. The first time we played them it was tied 2-2 at the end of the second period. That one was kind of close, but the next game we just outworked them and the boys played hard. That’s all you can say, they just played hard.” The rest of the championship game went smooth thanks to a good team effort and outstanding goal

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who was on the bench when the Cadets lost in the 2011 finals to St. Viator. “Glen (Ryan) was sick all week but he put in a gutsy performance, while Andy led two great comebacks in games we got behind early.” CBC, which claimed tourney titles in 2008, ‘05, ‘04, and ‘03, suffered its only loss this season to Providence and started the week off defeating rival SLUH 2-1 in a rematch of last years final. McGlynn also scored the Cadet’s first goal in that hard fought contest and Jost felt like the momentum carried over to the fine effort in Chicago. On the season, Ryan with 9 goals and 19 assists and McGlynn with 20 goals and eights assists are among team leaders in scoring and will be big threats down the stretch for the top ranked Cadets, now 17-1-1. But among Mid-States duos, they may be the best when paired together. Both shared a national championship last year at Affton Midget Majors and now have their sights set on a MidStates title in 2014.

Andrew McGlynn - Forward, Sophomore – CBC High School Glen Ryan - Forward, Senior – CBC High School In years gone by forwards tended to stay together and play together in trios. Famous units like the Production Line, the French Connection, and the Triple Crown Line featured some of the greatest hockey players in hockey lore. It makes sense that forwards would be lumped together in threes; after all there are three forward positions. However, in recent years the trend has been find two players-duos if you will- that share great chemistry. Tandems like Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri, and Brett Hull with Adam Oates are among the most successful pairings in recent NHL seasons. No, they don’t always play together, but when they do, magic happens. As the AIC Hockey Stop Mid-States co-players of the week, Glen Ryan and Andy McGlynn both have a penchant for coming through in the clutch. And as CBC marched into the finals of the Chicago Blackhawk Charity HO HO high school hockey tournament, the pair destroyed the

field on the ice leading the tournament in scoring. McGlynn scored 11 goals and added three assists while Ryan scored twice and added nine assists to lead their team into the finals. CBC lost 2-1 in the championship game to Providence in overtime with McGlynn scoring the lone Cadet goal. But leading up to the finals McGlynn and Ryan blitzed the opposition on the ice. McGlynn had hat tricks in wins over Waubensie and St Rita’s. Ryan, despite coming down with the flu during the tourney, was a demon on the ice setting up the sophomore sniper throughout tournament in Chicago. Neither efforts were enough to bring home the title that has eluded the Cadets since 2008, but everyone took notice of the pairs efforts. “We had a great run, and the team with the two (McGlynn and Ryan) leading the way really played well throughout,” said CBC coach John Jost,

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Team Of The Week Chesterfield Falcons - PeeWee A1

This weeks Joe Boccardi’s Hockey Stop Team of the Week is the Chesterfield Falcons PeeWee A1 team. To this group of PeeWee hockey players life is hockey. And hockey is life. The slogan teamwork makes the dream work applies to the Chesterfield Pee Wee A1 team, according to head coach Gary Tockman. And when the team travels, ‘hockey is life’ catch phrase becomes their motto. “It was great to see 65 parents, grandparents and other family members in Peoria watching this team play,” said Tockman, as his club went on to win the 28th annual Peoria Snowball Tournament championship. It was teamwork that drove the engine as Chesterfield won its second tournament of the year. Earlier the Falcons won the Rolling Thunder tournament in St Louis with a 3-1 win over the Lady Blues U12 AAA team. Goaltender Drew Moseley won MVP honors in the championship game of the Thanksgiving weekend tourney, but in last weeks Peoria Snowball Classic it was a team effort all the way according to Tockman, and for its efforts Chesterfield is the Joe Boccardi’s Ristorante Team of the week. “We have eight kids that have played together for eight seasons, and the addition of several new players have made this a team determined

‘99 Selects continued from page 5 tending, ending in goaltender Kavan Johnson’s third shutout of the tournament. “He’s very consistent,” Coach Whitehead said of Johnson. “He gave up two goals in the first game of this tournament and had three shutouts. He’s got like 13 or 14 shutouts in the year. He’s a really good goalie.” The Selects, who currently hold a 21-8-2 record this year, will face the older 1999 West Dundee Leafs for the first time this Friday night, Jan. 3, in St. Peters Rec Plex. The puck drops at 8 p.m. “We’re looking forward to playing them,” according to Coach Whitehead. “It should be a

good game, we haven’t played them this year.” The ‘99 Selects will compete in the Smoky Mountain Shootout for their next tournament, over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, in Nashville. The St. Peters ’99 Selects are Matt Birkemeier, Corey Moats, Adam Dempski, Gabe Vendetti, Kavan Johnson, Chase McClanahan, Brendan Johnston, Colin Anderson, Evan Diesfeld, Tim Sullivan, Colton Hart, Evan Green, Dan Geringer, Connor Patterson, Danny Barry and Corey Schmidt. In addition to head coach Mike Whitehead, the team’s assistant coaches are Kyle Whitehead and Kris Kalin.

to work together as one unit,’’ said Tockman of his PeeWee team made up entirely of first year PeeWee skaters. Succeeding as a hockey team requires discipline, teamwork, and intelligence, Wins are often the accumulation of many intelligent moves on the ice, and Tockman knows the team secret to success has been its discipline play on the ice and its work ethic off the ice as they prepare for each game. Chesterfield on the season is 29-9-2 overall, but winning isn’t as important to Tockman as the display of intelligent play on the ice. “The chemistry appears to be there and the smart play carries over from our work ethic at practice,’’ added the Chesterfield coach. Chesterfield defeated Quad Cities 6-1 in the tournament finals of the Snowball Classic and posted shutouts in all three preliminary games on the way to the title. Team members are Jack Abell, Christian Bates, Matt Warneke, Tanner Wyatt, Drew Moseley, Eric Papuga, Jack Freeman, Dylan Du, Jared Busch, Drew Cuba, Nick Nieman, Devin Tockman, Michael Lane, and J.T. Williamson. Coaches in addition to Tockman are Jay Williamson, Ken Nieman and Greg Busch. Teams may submit a picture and contact info to the Hockey Stop for future consideration for Joe Boccardi’s Hockey Stop Team Of The Week.


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United States Hockey League Jr. A Tier I Standings

Standings as of 12/29/13 Eastern Conference TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Indiana 25 16 5 4 36 92 67 Dubuque 26 16 9 1 33 92 72 Team USA 29 16 12 1 33 127 107 Green Bay 27 14 8 5 33 88 83 Cedar Rapids 25 14 10 1 29 84 84 Muskegon 29 12 13 4 28 90 105 Chicago 29 12 16 1 25 76 93 Youngstown 28 7 16 5 19 80 111 Western Conference TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Omaha 29 21 4 4 46 109 60 Waterloo 26 20 5 1 41 101 69 Sioux Falls 28 19 7 2 40 93 73 Sioux City 27 19 7 1 39 100 61 Des Moines 26 10 13 3 23 67 85 Tri-City 28 9 17 2 20 64 100 Lincoln 26 7 14 5 19 59 93 Fargo 26 5 19 2 12 40 99

North American Hockey League Jr. A Tier II Standings

Standings as of 12/29/13 Central Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Austin 31 20 10 1 41 98 70 Bismarck 31 19 9 3 41 98 76 Aberdeen 32 19 11 2 40 89 76 Minot 33 14 16 3 31 73 89 Brookings 33 9 17 7 25 76 115 Midwest Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Fairbanks 31 22 9 0 44 100 67 MN Wilderness 30 18 7 5 41 70 51 Coulee Region 32 18 14 0 36 102 91 Wenatchee 31 15 13 3 33 87 82 Kenai River 32 15 14 3 33 84 93 MN Magicians 32 13 13 6 32 77 100 North Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Port Huron 31 18 6 7 43 105 86 Johnstown 32 18 12 2 38 91 95 Michigan 32 15 10 7 37 97 94 Janesville 31 16 14 1 33 92 98 Springfield 31 14 13 4 32 82 84 Soo 33 13 14 6 32 78 103 South Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Wichita Falls 34 21 10 3 45 99 74 Amarillo 33 21 10 2 44 104 70 Topeka 34 19 11 4 42 94 77 Rio Grande 34 17 10 7 41 81 74 Corpus Christi 35 13 16 6 32 79 95 Lone Star 33 11 20 2 24 69 115 Odessa 35 10 24 1 21 69 119

North American 3 Hockey League Tier III Jr. A Standings Standings as of 12/30/13 Central Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Peoria 31 22 9 0 44 154 88 St. Louis 30 17 11 2 36 119 83 Wisconsin 29 15 9 5 35 117 107 Chicago 26 14 7 5 33 108 100 Cincinnati 30 14 14 2 30 99 106 Battle Creek 26 1 25 0 2 25 175 East Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Flint 32 27 3 2 56 150 64 Pittsburgh 31 15 10 6 36 109 85 Cleveland 30 16 11 3 35 112 98 Toledo 27 13 10 4 30 74 79 Metro 30 12 16 2 26 83 119 Michigan 26 5 19 2 12 46 118 South Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Topeka 25 16 8 1 33 113 71 Sugar Land 20 9 9 2 20 98 104 Dallas 23 8 13 2 18 73 97 West Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA North Iowa 28 26 2 0 52 167 55 Granite City 29 22 7 0 44 154 65 Alexandria 27 18 9 0 36 126 94 Twin City 30 14 13 3 31 110 137 Breezy Point 29 6 21 2 14 73 158 Minnesota 29 6 22 1 13 68 142

Minnesota Junior Hockey League Standings

Standings as of 12/30/13 Minnesota Teams Team GP W L T OTL SOL PTS GF GA Dells Ducks 30 26 4 0 0 0 52 159 70 Maple Grove 34 25 8 0 1 0 51 134 81 Northern Lights 31 18 10 0 3 0 39 106 88 Hudson 31 17 10 0 3 1 38 125 100 Rochester Ice 27 13 8 1 5 0 32 116 103 Steele County 28 8 19 0 1 0 17 85 104 Edina Lakers 30 8 21 1 0 0 17 75 132 MN Owls 27 6 17 0 4 0 16 70 137 Great Lakes Teams Team GP W L T OTL SOL PTS GF GA Marquette 31 27 4 0 0 0 54 193 89 Illiana 29 21 7 0 1 0 43 123 97 Central Wisconsin 31 18 13 0 0 0 36 115 105 Wooster Oilers 31 16 13 0 1 1 34 129 126 Tri City Icehawks 28 15 10 0 3 0 33 109 100 Fort Wayne 32 15 14 0 3 0 33 157 130 WI Rampage 31 6 22 0 3 0 15 119 196 STL Frontenacs 31 1 27 0 3 0 5 48 205

Tier 1 Elite Hockey League

Standings as of 12/30/13 Midget Major (18U) CHICAGO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA STL AAA Blues 22 15 4 3 47 95 35 Chicago Fury 19 16 2 1 46 69 46 Thunder AAA 20 12 5 3 35 65 47 KC Mavs Elite 22 1 19 2 5 38 121 Milwaukee Jr. 19 1 16 2 4 23 86 DETROIT Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Cleveland Barons 21 17 4 0 50 82 41 Belle Tire 21 17 4 0 50 83 48 Victory Honda 20 12 4 4 40 87 58 Oakland Jr. 23 13 7 3 38 61 72 Ohio Jackets 19 8 7 4 28 51 54 EAST Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Team Comcast 24 18 3 3 54 109 70 Pitts Penguins 25 14 10 1 38 80 67 Philadelphia Jr. 20 12 8 0 34 67 63 Boston 17 9 7 1 23 50 45 Buffalo Jr. 23 4 15 4 13 43 87 WEST Team GP W L T PTS GF GA CO Rampage 25 16 8 1 49 73 50 Phoenix Jr. 26 12 11 3 36 69 70 Dallas Stars 26 10 10 6 36 76 84 LA Jr. Kings 27 8 17 2 23 52 84 CO Thunder 25 7 16 2 17 45 90 Midget Minor (16U) CHICAGO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA STL AAA Blues 20 17 2 1 52 75 34 Milwaukee Jr. 19 12 7 0 34 82 61 Thunder AAA 19 6 11 2 17 52 68 Chicago Fury 19 5 12 2 16 43 81 KC Mavs Elite 19 4 15 0 11 41 87 DETROIT Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Ohio Jackets 23 16 5 2 47 77 52 Oakland Jr. 23 11 6 6 37 56 60 Victory Honda 22 13 9 0 36 57 38 Belle Tire 22 12 8 2 35 58 56 Cleveland 20 5 11 4 16 33 60 EAST Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Buffalo Jr. 23 17 3 3 53 95 50 Team Comcast 24 17 6 1 47 92 54 Pitts Penguins 25 11 12 2 34 73 76 Philadelphia Jr. 22 7 12 3 22 46 78 Boston 19 6 13 0 17 39 71 WEST Team GP W L T PTS GF GA CO Thunder 25 19 6 0 55 87 50 LA Jr. Kings 25 18 6 1 53 90 65 Dallas Stars 23 15 8 0 45 83 57 CO Rampage 25 10 12 3 33 69 79 Phoenix Jr. 25 0 22 3 3 26 97 Bantam Major (‘99) CHICAGO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Chicago Fury 14 9 4 1 19 47 29 STL AAA Blues 14 9 4 1 19 36 25 Milwaukee Jr. 16 5 9 2 12 24 41 DETROIT Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Belle Tire 16 14 2 0 28 87 29 Oakland Jr. 17 13 3 1 27 73 27 Victory Honda 18 12 4 2 26 75 47 OHIO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Ohio Jackets 15 5 9 1 11 34 39 Cleveland Barons 1 4 5 9 0 10 20 51 Pitts Penguins 12 4 7 1 9 24 50

Jr. Blues Travel To Minnesota For Weekend Series With St. Mary’s University

The St. Louis Jr. Blues took an off-weekend to give their players a little taste of college hockey. The mission of Jr. Blues hockey is to help players develop to play at the next level, whether that next level is Tier I juniors, Tier II juniors, NCAA, or ACHA hockey. Head Coach Chris Flaugher said, “This weekend gave us an opportunity to do several things. First, it gave our older players a chance to see where they stand against an NCAA DIII junior varsity team. It gave them a chance to gauge their ability as to whether they can play at the varsity level next year. Second, it gave our younger players the opportunity to see what it will take to reach that level, or higher in some cases.” Flaugher and goalie coach Mark Staub are both graduates of St. Mary’s University. Staub said, “It certainly is not the same campus and facility that I played in while I was in college.

But I had a great experience playing there. It was nice to go back, visit and play some games.” The team split the weekend series, winning game one, 5-3 but dropping game two, 3-2. Flaugher said, “We played pretty well and had some players talked to about their future plans. But like any recruiting opportunity, it isn’t just about making the next level, it’s about the right fit. I think some of our players would be a great fit at St. Mary’s, others, maybe not. We provide the opportunity to be seen. As part of the visit, the Jr. Blues toured the campus and met with staff. Flaugher continued, “The message the staff had for the team was perfect and it was good to hear from someone at that level about the importance of grades. We will be using that message to help educate our younger prospects this summer.”

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Contact Kevin McGlynn, Director (314) 437-3455 for more information Bantam Minor (‘00) CHICAGO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Milwaukee Jr. 16 10 5 1 21 49 34 STL Blues 14 9 4 1 19 43 31 Chicago Fury 16 7 8 1 15 46 45 DETROIT Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Belle Tire 13 8 4 1 17 49 36 Oakland Jr. 15 7 7 1 15 48 39 Victory Honda 14 6 6 2 14 43 40 OHIO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Cleveland Barons 14 6 7 1 13 60 40 Pitts Penguins 12 5 6 1 11 37 28 Ohio Jackets 15 0 15 0 0 11 104 PeeWee Major (‘01) CHICAGO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Chicago Fury 10 4 3 3 11 35 30 STL Blues 12 4 6 2 10 29 37 Milwaukee Jr. 12 4 7 1 9 23 37 DETROIT Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Belle Tire 13 12 0 1 25 72 21 Oakland Jr. 14 3 8 3 9 30 41 Victory Honda 15 3 11 1 7 21 55 OHIO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Pitts Penguins 16 10 3 3 23 57 34 Ohio Jackets 16 6 6 4 16 57 53 Cleveland Barons 14 4 7 3 11 37 36 PeeWee Minor (‘02) CHICAGO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA STL Blues 16 14 0 2 30 123 41 Chicago Fury 14 8 6 0 16 74 57 Milwaukee Jr. 12 1 10 1 3 22 71 DETROIT Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Belle Tire 15 11 4 0 22 70 31 Victory Honda 16 8 6 2 18 62 55 Oakland Jr. 15 3 11 1 7 34 78 OHIO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Pitts Penguins 10 6 3 1 13 39 33 Ohio Jackets 10 2 7 1 5 26 54 Cleveland Barons 10 0 10 0 0 12 54

Squirt Major (‘03) CHICAGO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Chicago Fury 10 9 1 0 18 59 14 STL Blues 10 5 2 3 13 40 36 Milwaukee Jr. 10 4 5 1 9 27 39 DETROIT Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Victory Honda 12 4 6 2 10 36 50 Belle Tire 13 3 8 2 8 39 62 Oakland Jr. 13 1 9 3 5 24 55 OHIO Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Pitts Penguins 10 7 2 1 15 53 15 Ohio Jackets 10 2 3 5 9 24 33 Cleveland Barons 10 1 6 3 5 30 48 Girls (19U) Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Thunder Bay 5 4 0 1 9 24 6 Chicago Fury 5 4 0 1 9 15 5 Shaftsbury Titans 5 4 1 0 8 13 7 Minnesota Blades 5 3 1 1 7 21 5 Madison Capitols 5 3 1 1 7 13 4 Team Detroit BT 5 2 2 1 5 12 9 Pitts Penguins 5 0 2 3 3 8 14 Dallas Stars 5 0 4 1 1 6 23 Ohio Flames 5 0 4 1 1 3 22 Milwaukee Jr. 5 0 5 0 0 1 21 Girls (16U) Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Milwaukee Jr. 5 5 0 0 10 16 3 Chicago Fury 5 4 1 0 8 20 7 STL Lady Blues 5 3 1 1 7 14 8 Madison 5 2 2 1 5 16 9 Lansing 5 2 2 1 5 11 8 Pitts Penguins 5 1 2 2 4 11 8 Team Detroit BT 4 0 2 2 2 4 10 Dallas Stars 5 1 3 1 3 4 17 Ohio Flames 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ohio Jackets 5 0 5 0 0 1 27 Girls (14U) Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Pitts Penguins 10 9 1 0 18 41 5 Milwaukee Jr. 10 9 1 0 18 36 8 Team Detroit BT 10 6 3 1 13 35 12 Colorado Select 10 6 3 1 13 22 14 Chicago Fury 10 5 2 3 13 27 20 Ohio Jackets 10 4 4 2 10 17 14 STL Lady Blues 10 2 6 2 6 11 23 Madison 10 2 7 1 5 11 43 Team Detroit VH 10 1 8 1 3 17 35 Ohio Flames 10 0 9 1 1 8 51 Girls (12U) Team GP W L T PTS GF GA Pitts Penguins 5 5 0 0 10 27 3 STL Lady Blues 5 2 2 1 5 20 15 Milwaukee Jr. 5 1 3 1 3 13 19 Team Illinois 3 0 3 0 0 1 24


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Standings as of 12/30/13 Midget Major TEAM GP W L T PTS GF GA Sabres 16 12 2 2 26 70 30 Falcons 15 11 2 2 24 57 31 Affton 12 10 0 2 22 59 15 Shattuck 16 9 4 3 21 63 45 Bruins 12 8 3 1 17 44 25 Leafs 14 7 6 1 15 41 38 Hawks 15 5 6 4 14 45 35 Rockford 14 5 7 2 12 32 45 Chargers 13 4 8 1 9 30 43 Chesterfield 17 4 12 1 9 36 63 Blues 18 3 14 1 7 36 90 Twin Bridges 18 1 15 2 4 30 83 Midget Minor TEAM GP W L T PTS GF GA Falcons 21 17 1 3 37 96 30 Hawks 18 13 3 2 28 90 34 Blues 19 12 4 3 27 69 47 Sabres 21 12 6 3 27 62 42 Cyclones 21 11 8 2 24 74 61 Chesterfield 21 11 9 1 23 73 49 Affton 19 9 7 3 21 61 50 Huskies 17 5 9 3 13 34 71 Chargers 19 4 11 4 12 41 64 Leafs 19 3 14 2 8 33 100 Bruins 17 1 13 3 5 27 69 Twin Bridges 18 1 14 3 5 23 66 Bantam Major TEAM GP W L T PTS GF GA Chesterfield 18 16 1 1 33 103 32 Affton 15 14 1 0 28 91 25 Falcons 16 13 1 2 28 68 25 Bruins 17 8 7 2 18 47 38 Indy 21 6 15 0 12 48 92 Sabres 17 5 11 1 11 42 70 Leafs 16 4 12 0 8 33 57 Huskies 16 4 12 0 8 26 87 Cyclones 16 3 13 0 6 30 62 Bantam Minor TEAM GP W L T PTS GF GA Winnetka 21 14 7 0 28 78 58 Blues 18 13 4 1 27 71 33 St. Jude 20 11 4 5 27 66 40 Falcons 18 9 6 3 21 61 41 Chesterfield 14 8 4 2 18 58 40 Bruins 18 5 7 6 16 35 44 Sabres 15 5 8 2 12 34 57 Affton 19 4 12 3 11 30 56 Leafs 19 4 13 2 10 49 79 Glenview 16 3 11 2 8 24 58 PeeWee Major TEAM GP W L T PTS GF GA Ice Dogs 20 13 4 3 29 75 42 Falcons 18 13 3 2 28 56 26 Huskies 18 12 4 2 26 58 37 Indy 18 11 6 1 23 64 33 Chesterfield 21 11 9 1 23 70 45 Blues 18 8 6 4 20 55 48 St. Jude 17 6 7 4 16 34 39 Affton 20 6 12 2 14 52 67 Winnetka 19 4 12 3 11 37 70 Bruins 16 2 9 5 9 31 52 Sabres 17 1 15 1 3 18 91 PeeWee Minor TEAM GP W L T PTS GF GA Falcons 19 16 3 0 32 77 32 Jets 20 13 4 3 29 78 54 Twin Bridges 20 11 3 6 28 89 48 Affton 16 11 2 3 25 72 19 Bruins 16 11 2 3 25 81 29 Chesterfield 21 10 9 2 22 73 53 Blues 17 6 7 4 16 29 38 Cyclones 20 3 13 4 10 36 63 Sabres 16 2 11 3 7 30 71 Indy 18 1 14 3 5 32 126 St. Jude 21 1 17 3 5 39 103 Squirts TEAM GP W L T PTS GF GA Rockford 18 16 1 1 33 101 19 Falcons 17 15 1 1 31 107 12 Winnetka 17 10 5 2 22 61 48 Blues 19 10 8 1 21 73 60 Affton 16 8 4 4 20 53 55 Chesterfield 15 6 6 3 15 52 48 Twin Bridges 15 5 6 4 14 43 43 Ice Dogs 14 5 6 3 13 34 46 Glenview 16 4 7 5 13 39 57 Sabres 15 4 7 4 12 37 51 Huskies 19 5 12 2 12 40 63 Indy 14 3 11 0 6 25 74 Bruins 17 0 17 0 0 25 114

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TOURNAMENT CALENDAR BIG BEAR TOURNAMENTS

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JANUARY 2014

JANUARY 2014

For all Big Bear Tournament information go to or call 248.399.1694

1/17 – 1/20 - The Cross Roads in Chicago, IL at Darien Sportsplex. – (Saturday thru Monday - Local teams start Friday) – Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget/H.S.: B, A, AA, plus Girls U12 & U14 1/18 – 1/20 - The Big Chill in Ann Arbor / Detroit, MI at Arctic Coliseum,Yost & Suburban Detroit Arenas. (Saturday thru Monday) Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA – NHL Tickets available Red Wings - Kings & Red Wings – St. Louis Blues 1/18 – 1/20 - The Brickyard in Indianapolis, IN at Carmel Ice Skatium & Arctic Zone. – (Saturday thru Monday) Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget. High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA

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1/17- 1/19- Dells Waterpark Classic in Wisconsin Dells, WI – Peewee, High School, Midget: AA, A, B, and House. 1/18- 1/20- Dells Waterpark Classic in Wisconsin Dells, WI – Mite, Squirt, Bantam: AA, A, B, and House. 1/17- 1/19- St. Louis Ice Blast in St. Louis, MO – Peewee, High School, Midget: AA, A, B, and House.

1/31- 2/2- Dells Waterpark Classic in Wisconsin Dells, WI – Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam: AA, A, B, and House.

FEBRUARY 2014

2/14- 2/16- Dells Waterpark Classic in Wisconsin Dells, WI – Peewee, Bantam: AA, A, B, and House. 2/15- 2/17- Dells Waterpark Classic in Wisconsin Dells, WI – Mite, Squirt: AA, A, B, and House.

MARCH 2014

3/14- 3/16- Dells Waterpark Classic in Wisconsin Dells, WI – Mite, Squirt, PW, Bantam: AA, A, B, and House. 3/14- 3/16- St. Louis Ice Blast in St. Louis, MO – Mite, Squirt, PW, Bantam: AA, A, B, and House.

MAY 2014

1/18- 1/20- St. Louis Ice Blast in St. Louis, MO – Mite, Squirt, Bantam: AA, A, B, and House.

5/2- 5/4- St. Louis Ice Blast in St. Louis, MO – Mite, Squirt, PW, Bantam: AA, A, B, and House.

1/24- 1/26- Dells Waterpark Classic in Wisconsin Dells, WI – Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, GIRLS: AA, A, B, and House.

5/23- 5/25- St. Louis Ice Blast in St. Louis, MO – Mite, Squirt, PW, Bantam: AA, A, B, and House.

1/17 – 1/20 - Smokey Mt. Shootout in Nashville, TN at Centennial Arena. – (Friday thru Monday) Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget/H.S.: A, AA – NHL Tickets available – Predators – Avalanche and Predators - Stars 1/18 – 1/20 - The Mountain King in Dallas, TX at Polar Ice Arena. – Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA 1/18 – 1/20 - The Avalanche in Grand Rapids, MI at Southside Arena. – Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA – Competitive Half Ice – 05 & 06

FEBRUARY 2014

2/15 – 2/17 - Gasoline Alley in Indianapolis, IN at Carmel Ice Skatium & Arctic Zone. – (Sat. thru Monday) Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA 2/15 – 2/17 - The Gateway in St. Louis, MO at Hardee’s Iceplex and Lindenwood Arena. (Sat. thru Monday) – Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA 2/14 – 2/17 - The Palms in Tampa, FL at Ice Sports Forum & Ellenton. – (Friday thru Monday) Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget / HS: A, AA 2/15 – 2/17 - The Ursa Minor in Ann Arbor, MI at Arctic Coliseum & Yost. – (Sat. thru Monday) Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA 2/15 – 2/17 - WJC Classic in Dallas, TX at Polar Ice Arena. – (Sat. thru Monday) Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA 2/15 – 2/17 - Lincoln Memorial in Cleveland, OH at Mentor Civic Arena. – (Sat. thru Monday) Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A 2/28 – 3/1 - The Big Thaw in Ann Arbor, MI at Arctic Coliseum & Yost. – Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA

MARCH 2014

3/7- 3/9 - Killer Bees in Grand Rapids, MI at Georgetown Arena. – Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V., Competitive Half Ice – 05 & 06: B, BB only 3/14 – 3/16 - Luck of the Irish in St. Louis, MO at Hardee’s Iceplex & Lindenwood Arena. – Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA

APRIL 2014

4/11 – 4/13 - Winged Warrior in St. Louis, MO at Hardee’s Iceplex. – Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA 4/25 – 4/27 - The Thunderbird in Detroit, MI at Suburban Detroit Arenas. – Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA

MAY 2014

5/9 – 5/11 - The Ring of Fire in Ann Arbor, MI at Arctic Coliseum. – Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget/HS: B, A, AA 5/16 – 5/18 - The Dragon’s Lair in Chicago, IL at Darien Sportsplex. – Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA 5/16 – 5/18 - The Last Dance in Detroit, MI at Suburban Detroit Arenas. – Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, High School Varsity & J.V.: B, A, AA plus Girls U12, U14, U16 & U19

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Blues Sign Steen To Three-Year Extension The St. Louis Blues on Wednesday signed forward Alexander Steen to a three-year contract extension worth $17.4 million. He is in the final season of a four-year, $13.45 million contract and would have been an unrestricted free agent this summer. Steen leads the Blues in goals (22) and points (36) this season. He is tied with Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks for second among all NHL players

NHL.com - December 18, 2013

with 22 goals, trailing the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, who has 28. The 22 goals are two fewer than Steen’s career high for a season, set in 2009-10 with the Blues. Steen was acquired in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 24, 2008. In 570 regular-season games for the Maple Leafs and Blues, he has 145 goals and 339 points. Steen has four goals and seven points in 19 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Stewart Named NHL’s First Star Of The Week NHL.com - December 23, 2013

NEW YORK – St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Stewart, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Dec. 22. FIRST STAR – CHRIS STEWART, RW, ST. LOUIS BLUES Stewart led the NHL with six goals and added an assist as the Blues (24-7-4, 52 points) earned five out of a possible eight points to maintain second place in the Central Division. He opened the week by scoring twice, his first multi-goal game of the season, in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 16. Stewart then was held off the scoresheet in a 4-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 17, but responded with his 10th goal of the season in a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Dec. 19. He capped the week by recording three goals and one assist, including the game-winning goal, for his third career hat trick in a 6-0 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers on Dec. 21. The 26-year-old Toronto native has 13 goals and eight assists in 35 games this season, including eight goals, 10 points and two game-winning scores over his past six outings. SECOND STAR – SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Crosby finished second among skaters with 2-6—8 in four outings, helping the shorthanded Penguins (27-10-1, 55 points) stretch their winning streak to seven consecutive games. He recorded the game-winning goal, the 33rd of

his career, in a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Dec. 16. Crosby followed that up with two assists in each of the next two games: a 4-3 shootout win over the New York Rangers Dec. 18 and a 5-2 triumph over the Minnesota Wild Dec. 19. He closed the week with 1-2—3, his 16th multi-point performance of the season, in a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames Dec. 21. The 26-year-old Cole Harbour, N.S., native leads the NHL with 20-34—54 in 38 games this season, including 7-11—18 during a 10-game point streak. THIRD STAR – MATT DUCHENE, C, COLORADO AVALANCHE Duchene led all players with seven assists and nine points, recording four multi-point performances to help the Avalanche (23-10-2, 48 points) remain in third place in the Central Division. He compiled 1-3—4 in a back-to-back, home-and-home series with the Dallas Stars: a 6-2 victory Dec. 16 (0-2—2) and a 3-2 loss Dec. 17 (1-1—2). Duchene then posted 1-2—3, his fourth three-point game of the season, in a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers Dec. 19. He capped the week by assisting on both Colorado goals in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings Dec. 21. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Duchene is the first Avalanche player to record two or more points in four consecutive team games since October 2008 (Paul Stastny). The 22-year-old Haliburton, Ont., native leads Colorado with 16 goals, 17 assists and 33 points in 32 games this season.


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