The Premier squad fell to the Islanders 3 - 1 Monday afternoon after a back and forth battle.
The Islanders got on the board first just over a minute into the game with a goal from Jack Kresl.
Joe Bouchard was able to even up the score when he took the shot from near the blue line through traffic. It bounced off an Islander player and was able to slip past Dean Hahn. Timofey Basarab and Max Moriarty were both credited with assists.
The Islanders were able to put one more in the 2nd period, plus an empty netter to solidify the win.
Matthew Jonas stopped 30 out of 32 shots in the loss.
The Pics struck first, but the Islanders had two unanswered goals in the 3rd to skate away with the victory on Saturday night 2 - 1.
Oliver Cookson got the loan goal for the Pics just past the half way point in the 1st period when he set up just outside the near faceoff circle in front of the net and he got a pass from Connor O'Brien who wrapped around the Islanders goal to attempt a goal, but passed the puck through traffic to Cookson who deposited it in the back of the net. Nick Foster was credited with the secondary assist.
The Islanders deposited two unanswered goals in the 3rd period. The Pics did pull Friedlander for the extra attacker, but could not convert on the numerous attempted and fell 2 - 1. Friedlander stopped 30 out of 32 shots for the loss.
The Pics and the B's battled back and forth Saturday night, but it was three unanswered goals that threw momentum in the favor of the B's, and the Pics fell 6 - 4.
Dominick Balboni, and Paud O'Brien each had multi-point nights.
Sam Zavelson stopped 21 out of 27 shots for the loss.
The Pics defeated the Boston Advantage Wednesday afternoon in a fight filled game, that would envy HBO Saturday Night Fights.
The Pics opened up the scoring when Brock Baumann was able to capitalize after a series of misplays down in the Advantage defensive end when he was able to tip the shot from Kyle Nelson in. Owen Stacey was credited with the secondary assist.
Oliver Cookson was able to tap the 2nd goal in for the Pics when he received the pass from Matthew Tullo. Connor O'Brien broke down the wing all alone and it deflected off the Advantage goaltender. Tullo was able to pick it up and tossed it to a crashing Cookson who deposited it into the back of the net.
Xavier Erickson was able to get the 3rd goal of the game, and his third goal of the season (at the time) when he was able to get the pass from Timofey Basarab who was on his knees. Nicholas Lopes originally brought the puck down down the near wing but missed his first shot.
The Advantage were able to put two on the board to spoil the shutout, but Xavier Erickson was able to start the avenging when he picked up the errant pass from an Advantage player and was able to one time it into the back of the net. Nicholas Lopes and Brock Baumann were the last two Pics players who played it.
Matthew Kowal was able to tip in the next goal off a deflection off an Advantage player and deposited it lightly bar down into the back of the net. Ryan Moorhouse and Chase Reynolds both got the assists.
The Advantage were able to tap one more in to make it 5 - 3, but Owen Stacey was able to make it 6 - 4 when he was able to tip in a shot from the point from Joe Bouchard and deflect it in. Chase Reynolds got the secondary assist.
Oliver Cookson was able to get the final goal of the matchup when he deposited the puck in after a few rebounds and was able to get the puck in past behind the goaltender from the post. Ryan Moorhouse and Brock Baumann are both credited with the assists.
The Kings might have struck first, but in the end it was the Pics who reigned supreme Saturday night after the Pics scored four unanswered goals, two of them being special teams goals, as the Pics defeated the Kings 4 - 2 in a penalty filled game.
The Kings stuck first just under 10 minutes into the 1st period when Jack Garland put one in between the pipes and into the net. The Kings then scored again when one of the Kings top forwards Drew Arpin scored against Pics goaltender Matthew Jonas.
Jonas then settled down and the forwards went to work.
Oliver Cookson was able to get the Pics on the board first while on the power play at the 9:12 mark of the 2nd period when Oliver Cookson was able to deflect a shot from Andrii Levtuhkov from the point to make it 2 - 1. Matthew Tullo got the secondary assist.
Chase Reynolds was able to make it 2 - 2 while the Pics were on the penalty kill as Brock Baumann was in the penalty box for a high-sticking call. Reynolds and Matthew Kowal came crashing down on an odd man rush. Kowal was able to dish it off to Reynolds who did a cross goal shot and was able to beat the Kings goaltender. It was Reynolds second shorthanded goal this season. Kyle Nelson got the secondary assist.
Matt Pelletier got his first goal of the season, which happened to be the game winning goal when he was able to put in the puck on the 3rd attempt in a quick flurry of shots as the Kings goaltender was down across the mouth of the goal and he was able to put it top shelf. Chase Reynolds got the last shot in before Pelletier was able to convert and Xavier Erickson also contributed to the flurry as the initial shooter.
Oliver Cookson got his second of the game when he was able to deflect the puck slightly enough for it to squeak between the legs of the Kings goaltender to make the game 4 - 2. Connor O'Brien had the initial shot and Timofey Basarab got the secondary assist.
The Premier squad fell to the Kings 3 - 1 Friday afternoon after a tough matchup.
After a scoreless period, the Kings were able to put two goals in during the 2nd period, and one in the 3rd period.
Owen Stacey was able to spoil the shutout for the Kings in the waining minutes of regulation when he was able to tip in the rebound from Julian Perino while on the power play.
Wyatt Friedlander stopped 30 out of 33 shots in the loss for the Pics.
The U16, Elite and Premier Pics teams faced opponents this past weekend. Below is a recap of what happened:
The U16 squad continued their 4 game unbeaten streak with a tie on Saturday against a tough South Shore Kings team 3 - 3, and then slamming the door on them on Sunday 2 - 0 in a penalty filled game.
On Saturday, Zack Fox scored all three goals against the Kings, with scoring the tying goal with just 30 seconds to spare in regulation with the extra attacker on the ice. Coleson Hanrhan had two assists, and Chris Foster and Ilya Zhuravlev each had an assist in Saturday's game. Pics goaltender John Hanscom stopped 40 shots.
On Sunday, it was a different story as Nick Disanti scored what would be game winning goal at the 8 minute mark into the 2nd period, with assists from Brigham Dubey and Coleson Hanrahan.
Dubey put in the insurance goal two minutes later with assists from Fox and Disanti. Ray Picard recorded his first career shutout as he stopped all 36 shots he faced.
Dom Balboni notched his 100 career point in this weekend's series of games as the Elite squad went 1 - 2. He also extended his point streak to 6 games.
On Friday, it was three unanswered goals in the 3rd period that brought the visiting Bruins' to victory as they defeated the Pics 5 - 2. Pics goaltender Garret Woodruff stopped 41 out of 46 shots in the loss. Dom Balboni and Nick Disanti both scored for the Pics, with Matt Kennedy and Bryce St. Martin each with an assist.
On Saturday, it was two goals from the Islanders that swung momentum the wrong way as the Pics fell to the Islanders 3 - 1. Dylan Taylor scored with just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Dom Balboni got the lone assist. Elijah Rapaport stopped 46 out of 49 shots in the loss.
Sunday was a different story as the Pics stole one on back from the Bandits 5 - 4 in overtime.
The first period was all Bruins, and it looked like the Bruins were going to run away with the game with three unanswered goals, but the Pics said no, and answered with 4 unanswered goals, three of them in a period of 2 minutes (one being a penalty shot, as Timofey Basarab was brought down on his way to scoring a goal).
Zach Shupe got the ball rolling when he was able to put back in his own rebound after receiving a pass from Mike Penna. Matt Kennedy got the secondary assist.
Dom Balboni potted his first goal of the night when he received a tape-to-tape pass from Simon Banas, and broke down the length of the ice, getting a close in shot on Bandits goaltender Josh Chausse. It rebounded off him and sneaked in the back of the net to make it 3 - 2.
Basarab then converted on his penalty shot attempt when he was able to put it between the legs of the goaltender.
Dom Balboni then made it 4 goals in the period when he was able to get the rebound attempt from Sean Ferus after Balboni passed it to Ferus who initially didn't get it into the net.
The Bruins then pressed hard and tied the game up with just under 2 minutes remaining when Dean Mason was able to get the puck past Schnoop
Paud O'Brien then returned the favor in OT when he was able to put in a rebound goal from Balbont. Mike Penna got the secondary assist.
Schnoop stopped 23 out of 27 shots for the win.
The Premier squad also went 1 - 2 on the weekend, defeating the South Shore Kings 8 - 3 on Thursday, then falling to the Jr Bandits 2 - 1 on Friday, and to the Junior Bruins 4 - 1 on Saturday.
Friday's game, it was the Pics scoring two goals in the 1st period, that started to swing the momentum the Pics' way as Matthew Tullo and Matthew Kowal each got goals in the first period. Oliver Cookson, Cam Gaylor, Matt Pelletier and Timofey Basarab each got assists in the 1st period.
The Kings then spoiled the shutout towards the end of the 1st period with a goal from Drew Arpin.
Nico Rodrigues, Connor Matthews, and Connor O'Brien each got goals in the 2nd period, with Cookson (2), Tullo, Basarab, Nicholas Lopes, and Chase Reynolds each getting assists.
CJ Smith for the Kings got their final goal of the game with just 3 minutes remaining in the 2nd.
Levtuhkov, Kowal, and Stacey all did their part in slamming the door on the Kings in the 3rd period, each scoring a goal. Bouchard, Tullo, Balboni, Perino, Rodrigues, and Moorhouse each scored assists in the 3rd period.
Matthew Jonas stopped 20 out of 23 shots in the win.
On Friday, the Pics fell to the Bandits, who stole one in OT 2 - 1.
Brian Scnindler from the Bandits scored just 4 minutes into the game.
Matthew Kowal scored early into the 2nd period when he received a tape to tape pass from Chase Reynolds. Kyle Nelson got the secondary assist.
Connor O'Brien got send to the bin with just over 10 seconds remaining in regulation, and the Bandits convered on the power play just 18 seconds into the overtime period when Jace Rearic scored. Wyatt Friedlander stopped 28 out of 30 shots in the loss.
On Saturday, The Pics struck first, but it was the Bruins who had the last laugh as they scored 4 unanswered goals to defeat the Pics, 4 - 1.
Felix Appelt scored the Pics only goal just under 3 minutes into the game, with assists from Andrii Levtuhkov and Nicholas Lopes. Pics Goaltender Matthew Jonas stopped 32 out of 36 shots in the loss.
The Pics are rolling into Thursday on a two game winning streak, facing a visiting South Shore Kings team who lost against the Junior Bruins on Wednesday 3 - 2 after three unanswered Bruins goals.
Among some of the players the Pics should watch for from the Kings, is Drew Arpin, who is sporting a 1.2 goals a game. Luke Dow though has played in every single Kings game, and is sporting a half point a game.
The Pics though, have played many more games than the Kings, and are sporting five players with more than 10 points, two of them score a little over a point a game, Oliver Cookson and Owen Stacey.
Couple other players to watch for are Cam Gaylor, who has 10 assists in 13 games (and leads the Pics' defensive corps in points), and Pics rookie Matthew Tullo.
The Premier squad will then face the Bandits on Friday, as well as the Junior Bruins on Saturday.
The Springfield Pics Premier were out for vengeance after their 7 – 2 loss on Friday afternoon, and the they were able to get it via the hands of the Islanders Hockey Club, as Pics goaltender Wyatt Friedlander obtained his first shutout as the Pics were victorious 3 – 0 on Saturday afternoon.
Connor O’Brien struck first for the Pics shortly after a faceoff in which the Pics won.
Matthew Tullo took the faceoff and dished it back to Nick Foster. The Pics briefly lost the puck but O’Brien faked his shot, and drop passed it back to Foster, who passed it through to Oliver Cookson. Cookson soft passed it off to Tullo and took a quick shot. Hahn blocked it and the rebound went right to O’Brien’s stick and was able to deposit it into the back of the goal at the 10:58 mark in to the first.
The Pics insurance goal came while being on the short hand due to an interference call on Matthew Kowal.
Lopes was set up for the draw and won the dual. He was able to dish it off to Andrii Levtuhkov who quickly shot it into the net making it 2- 0. Nick Foster was credited with the secondary assist.
The Pics were able to convert on a power play opportunity about halfway through the 3rd period. The Pics started on their end of the ice. Cam Gaylor started from behind the Pics net and dished it off to Chase Reynolds. Reynolds went coast to coast and took an initial shot at Nepveu which was blocked. Reynolds obtained his own rebound and went “where mom keeps the cookies” to make it 3 – 0.
Friedlander stood tall and stopped all 33 shots he faced for the win. Dean Hahn for the Islanders stopped 20 out of 22 shots, and William Nepveu stopped 13 shots out of 14.
The Premier Squad dropped their first game in regulation on the 23rd, 4 – 2 down at Chelsea Piers arena against the Connecticut Junior Rangers.
The Pics struck first early in the 1st period when Chase Reynolds was able to slip the puck past Rangers goaltender Benjamin Hathaway low stick side after a Pics player was tripped in the process of taking a shot. Julian Perino and Matthew Kowal were credited with the assists.
The Rangers then had three unanswered goals which threw the momentum their way in the 2nd period.
Reynolds scored again at almost the same point time wise in the 3rd period when the Pics were able to put the puck in the back of the net glove side shortly after the power play ended as the Pics were pressuring the Rangers. Reynolds was set up right in front of the net and was able to put a one-timer into the back in an attempt to get the Pics back into the game.
The Rangers put the game out of reach six minutes later when they made it 4 – 2.
Pics goaltender Matthew Jonas stopped 32 out of 36 shots, while Rangers goaltender stopped 39 out of 41 shots in the win.