The Springfield Pics are proud to announce that the 2000-born defensemen Cam Gaylor has returned to Becker College after splitting the season with the Pics.
A native of Enfield, Conn., the 5-foot-10-inch, 185-pound 20-year-old Gaylor had seven goals and 42 assists in 104 regular season games with the Pics organization.
The Becker College Hawks play in the Colonial Hockey Conference (NCAA Division III).
“We’re thrilled that Cam decided to come play with us at Becker. He’s a tremendous kid and he’s been developed the right way by the Pics organization," said Head Coach of the Hawks, Mike Young. "On the ice, he brings us a lot of qualities we’re looking for on our back end, and off the ice he’s going to fit in with our group’s identity perfectly.”
“Cam is a player whom we ask to play in all situations,” said Premier Head Coach and General Manager Rob Bonneau. “He plays extremely well on even strength and special teams situations. We look forward to watching his college career.”
Congratulations to Cam Gaylor, his family, the Springfield Pics and Becker College and best of luck to him in all of his future endeavors on and off the ice.
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.
West Springfield, MA (2.2021) The Springfield PICS are proud to announce that the 2000 born forward Chase Reynolds has committed to St. Anslem College for the fall. A native of Middletown, CT the 5’10 20-year-old Reynolds has 28 goals and 55 assists in 143 season games. The St. Anselm Hawks play in the Northeast-10 Hockey Division II conference.
“I was impressed with Chase the first time I saw him play. He competes in all three zones and hunts any loose puck. He goes to the net hard and has a quick release. I like players that are captains and when he came to campus for a visit you could tell he is a character young man. Looking forward to seeing Chase in a Hawk jersey over the next four years.” Hawks Head Coach Larry Rocha was quoted in a statement
“Chase is the hardest working player on the ice every night. It was a pleasure to watch his development these past four seasons, two with our U18 squad, and two with our Premier club. He was a captain for the last three seasons and could one day be a captain of the Hawks. He is going to have a great career and I look forward to watching him play in college. We are looking forward to developing a pipeline to St. Anselm College.” Pics General Manager Rob Bonneau was quoted about Reynolds.
College Development Coach John Sarno was quoted at saying “Chase is a powerful skater who plays an exceptionally reliable game in all three zones. He is a guy you want on your team and in your locker room.”
Chase Reynolds was asked about his feelings, and he responded via e-mail with the following statement. “This is a dream come true for me. I’ve been watching NCAA hockey ever since I can remember, and this is huge milestone. I’d like to thank my parents for always believing in me, I owe a lot of my success to them. Most importantly, I would like to thank the Springfield Pics organization. Coach Bonneau and Coach Collins have not only showed me how to be a better hockey player, but a better person as well. I’m looking forward to our playoff push in my last season of juniors and the next four years of college hockey at St. Anselm’s.”
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.
Twenty seconds is all that is needed for the Pics to score, and throw the momentum early into the Pics direction as they defeated the Bruins 2 - 0, as Wyatt Friedlander picked up his third shutout as a Pic, all at home.
Chase Reynolds picked up the Pics' first goal 20 seconds on in when he was sitting about 5 feet in front of the glove side of Macchioni after Julian Perino and Matthew Kowal battled with the Bruins for possession behind the B's net. Kowal was able to gain possession briefly and dished it off to Reynolds who one-timed it into the back of the net.
The Bruins tried in the final moments of the game with the goaltender pulled for the extra attacker, but Max Moriarty put the nail in the coffin for the B's with the empty net goal.
Friedlander stopped all 30 shots for the win.
It was a busy 2nd period for both teams, but it took all the way to a shootout for the Pics to defeat the Bruins 4 - 3.
Oliver Cookson scored at just over 8 minutes into the 2nd period. Connor O'Brien and Matthew Tullo each got assists. Xavier Erickson scored just over a minute later when he got feeds from Nicholas Lopes and Matt Pelletier.
The Bruins scored twice in under a 20 seconds to make it 3 - 2, but Julian Perino scored just over 3 minutes into the 3rd period to tie it up. Nicholas Lopes and Matthew Kowal each got assists.
Basarab and O'Brien each scored in the shootout, with Jonas turning away 3 out of 4 attempts for the Bruins in the win. Jonas stopped 48 out of 51 shots in the win.
The Pics scored twice in the 1st, but the Islanders might have been down but not out as it took until overtime for the Pics to defeat the Islanders 5 - 4 on top of a Dominick Balboni overtime goal.
Aaron Champagne opened up the scoring just under 6 minutes into the opening frame when he got a feed from Connor Cognac. Dominick Balboni added to his team leading 20 assists with the secondary assist while on the power play.
Eli Boyle got a short handed goal just about 10 minutes later. Connor Cognac and Bryce St. Martin got the assists.
The Islanders returned the two in a row with two in a row of their own in the 2nd period.
Liam Byrne and Cognac each scored a goal of their own in the 2nd period, with Cognac, Balboni, Paud O'Brien, and Bryce St. Martin all got assists.
The Islanders got two more in the 3rd to tie it up, with the tying goal in the waining minute while on the shorthand.
Dominick Balboni got the game winning goal at just about the half way point in the overtime period when he dragged the puck in front of the goal, getting the goaltender to commit the opposite way.
Pics goaltender Garret Woodruff stopped 37 out of 41 goals for the win.
Rebound control was the name of the game as Max Moriarty made his re-debut with the Pics for this season against the Advantage, and he did it in style netting the hat trick, plus an assist to a 5 - 3 victory on Friday afternoon.
Max Moriarty got the first goal of the game early on as he shoved in the rebound from point blank range from Timofey Basarab. Basarab originally skated down the ice for a one on one against the goaltender but was stopped and the puck went wide. The Pics then brought the puck around the horn and Brock Baumann was able to dish it off to Basarab who took the shot, but was stopped. Moriarty then shoved in the puck after a couple close in rebounds.
Timofey Basarab was able to knock in the rebound from an Oliver Cookson shot to make it 2- 0. Cookson shot the puck from point blank range from about four feet in front of dead center of the goaltender. Basarab was able to knock it in after a couple attempted. Matt Pelletier was credited with the secondary assist.
The Advantage were able to put one on the board in the first 3rd of the 2nd period, but the Pics struck back just under a minute later when Max Moriarty shoved in the rebound as there was a near repeat of the 1st goal. Timofey Basarab and Brock Baumann were credited with the assists.
The Advantage brought it within one goal as they scored twice in the 3rd period, but Max Moriarty completed his hat trick as he put in the crashing give-and-go goal as he was skating up and Timofey Basarab dished it off to him for the one timer. Matthew Tullo was credited with the secondary assist.
Timofey Basarab got the insurance goal with just under 6 minutes remaining in regulation as he got the rebound off the Max Moriarty shot. The puck took an odd hop off of the goaltender and Basarab was able to capitalize the opportunity. Brock Baumann took the initial faceoff and won it, and he got the puck to Moriarty.
Wyatt Friedlander stopped 24 out of 27 shots for the win.
The Pics fell to the Bruins 4 - 3 in overtime, after two unanswered goals in the first period for the Bruins.
Caleb Amidon scored early in the game, just 28 seconds in. Nicholas McGrann followed just over three minutes later.
Brigham Dubey put the Pics on the board at almost the 8 minute mark into the 1st period when he got a feed from Dominick Balboni and Liam Byrne.
Amidon scored again for the B's just about 4 minutes into the 3rd period, to make it 3 - 1.
Paud O'Brien put the Pics within one, Dominick Balboni and Felix Appelt got the assists.
Aiden Grabowski evened it up in the waining minutes of the 3rd period. Timofey Basarab and Seth Chernik got the assists.
Samuel Romney got the game winning goal just over a minute into the OT period.
Quinn Sullivan stopped 38 out of 42 shots in the loss.
The Springfield Pics skated in on Saturday night, knowing that they had a target on their back with their current streak, and skated out with a victory, defeating the Islanders Hockey Club 4 - 3 in a back and forth battle.
Neither team scored in the first period, but the Pics struck first in the 2nd when Bryce St. Martin got the give and go pass from Felix Appelt, who was breaking down the wing and St. Martin was on the opposite side. St. Martin set up on the opposite post and shot from his knees and got Varveris blocking low while St. Martin went high over the leg blockers. Timofey Basarab was credited with the secondary assist.
The Pics struck again later on in the 2nd when Seth Chernik went stick side against Varveris. Liam Byrne got possession of the puck and looked to take the initial shot. He then went behind the net for a wrap around but noticed traffic, and went a bit further down to find Chernik sitting in front of the net. Aiden Grabowski was credited with the secondary assist.
The Islanders then scored three in a row to make it 3 - 2 going into the 3rd period. The Pics may have been down, but they were not out and Timofey Basarab showed it on the power play when he popped the water bottle as he got the pass from Dominick Balboni. Felix Appelt won the face off and dished if off to Balboni.
Mike Dyer got his second goal of the season, and first game winning goal when he got the pass from beyond the red line from Liam Andersen and went down with Andersen, with Andersen acting as the decoy. Dyer was then able to get the puck to squeak through the legs of Varveris to make it 4 - 3. Spencer Strouse netted his first assist as a Pic as well, getting credit for the secondary assist.
Garret Woodruff stopped 35 out of 38 shots in the win, while Mike Varveris stopped 40 out of 44 shots for the loss.
The Pics face the Boston Junior Bruins Sunday at 11:30 am at the New England Sports Center.