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Step One Creative Peewees Capture 10-4 Win Over Cortland

Oswego, NY – The Step One Creative Peewee independent hockey team of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association captured a 10-4 win over the Cortland Flames this past weekend at the J.W. McDonald Sports Complex in Cortland.

Step One Creative Peewee Brandon Graham skates hard up the ice in recent Oswego Minor Hockey action. The Peewee Bucs won 10-4 this past weekend against Cortland. Graham had two goals and an assist in the game.

Step One Creative Peewee Brandon Graham skates hard up the ice in recent Oswego Minor Hockey action. The Peewee Bucs won 10-4 this past weekend against Cortland. Graham had two goals and an assist in the game.

The game was a rematch from Step One Creative’s 6-5 win earlier in the season against Cortland at Cullinan Rink in Oswego.

The Bucs were led by a balanced scoring attack and strong play from goaltender Tyler Wallace, who returned to the ice after missing the previous four games with an injury.

Oswego defenseman Brandon Graham got the scoring started just minutes into the game off a feed from forward Ryan Mosher. Step One Creative would score two more goals later in the first period when Tyler Eckert and Jack Rice found the net. Monica Cahill and Eckert were credited with the assists to make it 3-2 Step One after one period.

The Bucs exploded on offense in the second period scoring five goals to take control of the game. Step One Creative’s Spencer Stepien, Graham, Christian Talamo, Gavin Neuland, and Isaiah Raby each scored. Adding assists were Nick Burnett, Rice, and Graham.

After leading 8-after two periods, Step One Creative would add two more scores in the third, when Rice added his second goal of the day off an assist from Neuland. Derek Morgia would finish off the scoring at 8:14 of the third with an unassisted tally.

“The kids played great from the start and really wanted this win,” said Step One Creative Head Coach Dave Morgia. “It’s been a tough stretch of games through the holidays, so it was nice to see both the offense and defense play strong and get the win against Cortland.”

Wallace had 13 saves in his return to the net to capture the win.

Step One Creative travels to the Brockville Legion Peewee Tournament this upcoming weekend in Brockville, Ontario, Canada.

The Step One Creative Peewee coaching staff includes: Head Coach Dave Morgia, and Assistants Bill Cahill, Bob Graham, and Rob Raby.

Step One Creative Peewees Open Season with a Win and Loss

Oswego, NY – The Step One Creative Peewee Independent Hockey Team, of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association, opened their season this past weekend against the Valley Red and Syracuse Blazers Minor Teams.

Derek Morgia cuts through two Syracuse Blazer defenders in Oswego Minor Hockey Association action this past weekend. The Step One Creative Peewee Independent Team defeated Valley Red 5-1 and lost to the Blazers in their opening games of the season. Morgia tallied three goals in the two games.

Derek Morgia cuts through two Syracuse Blazer defenders in Oswego Minor Hockey Association action this past weekend. The Step One Creative Peewee Independent Team defeated Valley Red 5-1 and lost to the Blazers in their opening games of the season. Morgia tallied three goals in the two games.

The Bucs defeated Valley Red 5-1 at Crisafulli Rink in Oswego, and then lost the following day 6-2 against the Blazers at the Cicero Twin Rinks.

In the game against Valley Red, the Step One Creative Peewees jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, with Derek Morgia getting the scoring started at the 6:18 mark, off a pass from Monica Cahill. The Bucs added another just minutes later when Ryan Mosher found the net off a feed from Nick Burnett.

After Valley’s Shemar Thomas made it 2-1 in the second period, Morgia added his second goal of the day at 4:17 of the period. Spencer Stepien made it 4-1 Oswego later in the second, scoring past the Valley goalie on a rebound off an initial shot from Cahill. The Bucs would add a goal later in the third period, when Dylan Reitz delivered a blue line marker past the opposing net minder to close out the scoring 5-1.

Step One Creative goalie Tyler Wallace captured the win in net, while registering 8 saves.

“The team did a lot of great things in this season opening win,” said Oswego Head Coach Dave Morgia. “They really came out and played some strong hockey, and were awarded with a win as a result of their effort on both ends of the ice.”

In the second game of the weekend, the Bucs took on the Syracuse Blazers Minor team in Cicero and fell 6-2.

Derek Morgia and Tyler Eckert picked up the goals for the Step One Creative Peewees, and Christian Talamo added an assist.

Oswego goalie Tyler Wallace had 17 saves in the loss.

The Blazers scored on 3 of their 6 power play opportunities in the game, and pulled away in the final period to capture the win against the Bucs.

Despite the loss, Coach Morgia was pleased with the team’s overall effort.

“Our coaching staff took away a lot of positives from this game,” Morgia said. “Yes, the penalties hurt us, but our team is really coming together after only a few practices, and these initial first two games.” “The players will continue to learn and make adjustments going forward,” he added.

The Step One Creative Peewee coaching staff includes: Head Coach Dave Morgia, and Assistants Bill Cahill, Bob Graham, and Rob Raby.

Oswego Community Showing Strong Support for March 22nd St. Baldrick’s Event at SUNY Oswego Campus Center

Oswego, NY – The SUNY Oswego Campus Center will welcome hundreds of shavees, volunteers, and supporters for the annual St. Baldrick’s event on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm.

Members of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) are shown pictured from last year’s St. Baldrick’s event. The SUNY Oswego Campus Center will welcome hundreds of shavees, volunteers, and supporters for the annual event on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm.

A team of area athletes including Oswego Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) players, as well as numerous Oswego youth/adults – including dozens of female participants, and businesses/organizations have been actively raising money to help support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s fight against childhood cancer.

Each year 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. Research saves lives, and all monies raised at this event will go towards the research of childhood cancer.  The St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any other organization, with exception of the US government).

Once again this year, a number of Oswego-area individuals have volunteered to shave their heads to support this worthwhile cause.  Local barbers and hair salons including the Downtown Barber and Shave Company will also attend the event to donate their time and skills to shave the shavees.

The community is strongly encouraged to come out and support St. Baldrick’s Foundation and all of the participants.

According to event organizers, the OMHA and St. Baldrick’s Foundation also have a variety of donated raffle table prizes for the evening, as well as signed NHL player jerseys to be auctioned. The NHL jerseys include Erik Cole, Erik Staal, and Patrick Kaleta.

For additional information or to make a donation visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/337/2012.

Oswego Minor Hockey Players and Community Raising Money For February 28th St. Baldrick’s Event

Oswego, NY – A number of Oswego Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) players and other individuals within the community have volunteered to have their heads shaved in an effort to raise money for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

This year’s St. Baldrick’s event is scheduled for Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the Campus Center Food Court.  It is not too late to get more shavees enrolled, and join the Oswego Minor Hockey Team and SUNY Campus Center event to support the fight against childhood cancer.

Each year 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. Research saves lives, and all monies raised at this event will go towards the research of childhood cancer.  The St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any other organization (except the US government).

Visit www.stbaldricks.org to sign up or find other ways you can get involved.

Shown pictured in support of St. Baldrick’s are members of OMHA and the community from left to right front row: Kyle Familo, Ryan Bartlett, Spencer Stepien, Joe DiBlasi, and Adam Michalski, middle row: Brandon Graham, Demetri Pappa, Carson Colucci, Chris Pike, Bryson Bush, Jayden  Lee, and Devon Tonkin, back row: Dan Witmer and Dom Pike.

2010 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic Set For This Weekend

Bill Greene, Jr., Tim Graber and Lisa Phillips are shown pictured holding a thank you banner that was presented to Erik Cole by the Oswego Minor Hockey Association at last year’s Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic. The banner is now hanging in his honor at the Crisafulli Ice Rink in Oswego. An Oswego-native and NHL Hockey Player with the Carolina Hurricanes, Cole will be in his hometown this upcoming weekend for his annual fundraising golf tournament and 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic.

OSWEGO, New York – Plans are set for this year’s 2010 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic to be held this upcoming weekend in Oswego, according to Event Organizer Kevin Caraccioli.

The 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic returns once again this year on Saturday, July 31st and Sunday, August 1st at the Campus Center Ice Arena at SUNY Oswego, and the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf Classic will tee off on Monday, August 2nd at the Oswego Country Club.

The field of teams for both the youth hockey classic and golf tournament have been filled according to Caraccioli. Dinner/silent auction tickets for Monday evening are still available.

New to this year’s event will be an additional division in the 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic for Sled Hockey teams. Four teams will compete in the new division.

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego-native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole. The non-profit organization was created to support youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

“We’re looking forward to a great upcoming weekend for the Oswego community and the Dream Big Foundation,” said Cole. “We’ve added some additional activities, celebrities, and new corporate partners this year, and appreciate everyone’s support of our annual fundraising effort.”

“We’re especially grateful for the continued support from our event sponsors Pathfinder Bank and Nike/Bauer for their assistance in helping us grow this weekend once again this year,” he added.

NEW SLED HOCKEY DIVISION IN THE 3-ON-3 YOUTH HOCKEY CLASSIC

Four sled (sledge) hockey teams will join the weekend activities in an additional division of the 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic tournament on Saturday, July 31st and Sunday, August 1st at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center.

Sledge hockey, commonly known as sled hockey in the US, was invented in the early 1960’s in Stockholm, Sweden at a rehabilitation center. The sport was designed to allow participants who have a physical disability to play ice hockey and it has grown to be one of the most popular sports in Paralympic Games.

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation and Move Along, Inc., a non-profit group based in Liverpool, New York, have partnered to include the sled hockey team division in this year’s hockey tournament. Move Along, Inc., and founder/Oswego-native Greg Callen, provide adaptive recreational opportunities for people who live with physical disabilities in Central New York.

“We’re very excited to add these wonderful and dedicated athletes to our event,” said Cole.

YOUTH HOCKEY CLASSIC

The 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic, which is supported in part by the Oswego Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), is a USA Hockey sanctioned event, and will once again hit the ice for OMHA Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam participants. Each team will play 2 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday.

Complete tournament rules and game schedules are available upon request by contacting Hockey Classic Tournament Coordinator Tim Graber at (315) 591-2906 or by emailing GraberT@aol.com.

All participants will receive team jerseys. The games are free for all spectators to enjoy.

“The Campus Center Ice Arena on the SUNY Oswego Campus will once again provide a great setting for our area hockey players and this community to enjoy some great competition,” Cole said. “We have a wonderful group of participants and coaches involved in the hockey classic, and we’re really looking forward to it.”

GOLF CLASSIC

According to Event Organizer Kevin Caraccioli, this year’s golf tournament is once again sponsored by Pathfinder Bank, and will showcase Cole, as well as other NHL players, national and regional media, and local celebrities. Celebrities committed thus far include: Carolina Hurricane Teammates Joe Corvo and Chad LaRose; Carolina Hurricanes Play-by-Play Television Announcer John Forslund, New York Islander and Fulton-native Rob Schrempf; XM Radio’s “Home Ice” Shawn Levigne and Jamie Shalley; and TK99/105’s Gomez and Dave.

The golf event will be a four-person captain-n-crew format, and corporate teams will receive 18 holes of golf at the Oswego Country Club, golf cart, lunch, cocktail party, dinner, tee and green signage and a gift bag. Individual fees include everything but the tee and green signage. Tickets for the cocktail party and dinner can be purchased separately for $50 per person.

Breakfast, registration and goodie bag pickup, as well as use of the Oswego Country Club Driving Range and Putting Green will be available from 9-11 a.m. Team photos and celebrity introductions will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner, an awards presentation, and live auction starting at 6 p.m.

Tim Horton’s will provide a light breakfast and coffee for both the hockey and golf events, and the Oswego Sub Shop has agreed to serve lunch at the turn during the golf tournament for the sixth straight year.

According to Caraccioli, as in years past there will also be a variety of on course activities, as well as silent auction items and raffle prizes. The Carolina Hurricanes, have figured heavily in this event, as well as the NHL, NHLPA, Nike/Bauer, and local supporters including Pathfinder Bank, the event sponsor.

“We’re really looking forward to a wonderful weekend of hockey, and a great day of golf on Monday,” said Caraccioli, “And, once again thank you to all of the local sponsorship support and volunteers who have stepped up to help with the tournament and its success.”

For more information regarding the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 343-1939, or email erikcoledreambig@gmail.com.

Rudy’s B Mites Finish Strong Hockey Season

Rudy’s B Mites finished their season strong at the Bob Mercurio Extreme Freeze Mite Tournament in Whitestown. Shown pictured in recent action is Cammie Ahern of the Rudy’s squad.

OSWEGO, New York – The Rudy’s B Mites finished up their 2009-10 season with strong games on their home ice, and as participants at the recent Bob Mercurio Extreme Freeze Mite Tournament in Whitestown.

Rudy’s 10 Lysander 4
The B Mites picked up a 10-4 win at home against Lysander in recent action with the help of a strong first period. The offense came out ready to play, and Rudy’s jumped out to an early 5-1 lead. Forwards Andrew Noyes and Mark Jones tallied each of the goals in the first period, and finished the game with 5 and 4 goals, respectively.

Evan Giocondo recorded five saves in net on the day, earning a well-deserved victory.

“This was a real team effort,” said Rudy’s Head Coach Mark Fierro. “Each player was involved in helping our team come out with the win.”

Cammi Ahern scored an unassisted goal in the second period, and Katie Fierro, Cole Cullinan and Spencer Stepien added assists in the game.

Rudy’s 3 Fulton 2
After falling behind 2-1 to Fulton, the Rudy’s B Mites tallied two goals within a minute of each other late in the third period to capture a 3-2 win at Cullinan Ice Rink in Oswego.

“This team just found a way to win,” said Fierro. “The kids never gave up, worked hard, and really scrapped their way to victory.”

Mark Jones had three goals in the game.

Rudy’s 7 Whitestown 3
Rudy’s kicked off the Whitestown Tournament strong, with a 7-3 win over host team Whitestown.

Spencer Stepien got the scoring started at the 7:37 mark of the first period with a goal past the Whitestown net minder. Forward Mark Jones kept the offensive attack on thereafter for Rudys with five goals over the next two periods. Cammie Ahern added another goal to help secure the victory.

Goaltender Tyler Wallace proved to be the difference in Rudy’s win, recording 14 saves.

“I was very pleased with how the team played,” said Fierro. “The team worked well on both sides of the ice. Our offense was clicking and Tyler kept the defense strong throughout the game.”

Thousand Islands 5 Rudy’s 3
Rudy’s played their toughest game of the year in their second game matchup at the Whitestown Tournament.

In a hard contested battle against a strong Thousand Islands team, Rudy’s came up short 5-3.

Forward Mark Jones netted three goals in the contest.

Oswego was down a goal early in the first period, but responded with two goals by Jones to go up 2-1. After Thousand Islands tied it up at two apiece, Jones added one more in the second period. Rudy’s could not stop a tough second and third period attack by Thousand Islands, however, giving up three unanswered.

“I am so proud of this team and how they played against this opponent,” said Fierro. “Thousand Islands was much more experienced and truly a bigger group of kids, but our team fought hard throughout and nearly pulled out the victory.”

The defense really stepped up and was led by Julia Roman, Nick Burnett, Lucas Shepardson, and Anthony DiBlasi.

Tyler Wallace registered 14 key saves in the loss.

Watertown 3 Rudy’s 1
For a second straight game, Rudy’s was unable to hold onto an early lead, losing 3-1 to Watertown in their final game of the Whitestown tournament.

Forward Mark Jones scored the lone goal for Rudy’s off assists by Spencer Stepien and Cole Cullinan, early in the first period.

Tyler Wallace once again played very strong in net with 15 saves.

“This was a great weekend for our team,” said Fierro. “Despite the two losses, there was some awesome hockey being played out there. We certainly made progress on both ends of the ice throughout the tournament.”

According to Fierro, the team made great strides throughout the season and finished up winning seven of their last 10 games.

The 2009-10 Rudy’s team consisted of Jones, Noyes, Stepien, Ahern, Wallace, Cullinan, Giocondo, Fierro, Roman, Burnett, DiBlasi, Shepardson, Bryson Bush, and Isaiah Raby.

“The coaches are all very proud of this team and how strong they worked in practice and throughout the season,” Fierro said.

Rudy’s B Mites Battle in Oswego Minor Hockey Action

Evan Giocondo of the Rudy’s B Mites carries the puck up the ice in recent action against Midstate Black at the New York State Fairgrounds Coliseum. Next up for Rudy’s is this upcoming weekend’s Port of Oswego Authority Mite Invitational Hockey Tournament in Oswego.

OSWEGO, New York – The Rudy’s B Mites lost a tight 4-3 matchup against Midstate Black this past weekend at the Coliseum at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

After falling behind 4-0 in the first period to the Midstate Black team, Rudy’s battled back late in the second. Rudy’s forward Mark Jones got things started with a goal off a perfect pass from Cole Cullinan. Just minutes later Jones added an unassisted goal that cut the Midstate lead to 4-2.

Spencer Stepien then continued the scoring for Rudy’s at 10:54 of the third period with a backhand into the Midstate net to bring the score to within one goal.

And, despite a flurry of shots on the Midstate goalie throughout the remainder of the period, the Rudy’s squad could not register another goal.

Rudy’s goalie Tyler Wallace recorded 9 saves, and shut down Midstate in the second and third period.

“These kids played really solid hockey after falling behind early in the first period,” said Rudy’s Head Coach Mark Fierro. “I am proud of the way they responded on offense, and also how Tyler and the defense kept them scoreless over the last two periods.”

In previous week’s action the Rudy’s squad picked up a tough win against Midstate Black, and lost a tough matchup against Midstate White.


Rudy’s 6 Midstate Black 4

Rudy’s picked up a 6-4 win on home ice against visiting Midstate Black. The Rudy’s team jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with goals from Nick Burnett, Mark Jones and Cammi Ahern.

“The team really stepped it up early with the three goals and then played strong throughout the remaining periods,” said Rudy’s Head Coach Mark Fierro.

Rudy’s forward Jones had an answer for Midstate’s scoring in the second and third period with three more goals. He also added an assist off of Ahern’s first period score.

Katie Fierro, Anthony DiBlasi and Ahern also added assists in the victory.

Tyler Wallace picked up the win and recorded 21 saves.

Midstate White 4 Rudy’s 2

Three third period goals by Midstate White was the difference in a recent matchup between Rudy’s and their visitors from Syracuse.

After Mark Jones scored at the 1:05 mark of the first period to tie the contest 1-1, Midstate scored three unanswered goals and held on for the win. Jones had one more goal at 5:26 of the third period to finish the scoring at 4-2.

“This was a tough matchup for our kids, but they had lost to the same team 7-1 earlier in the season, so there was a lot of improvement on both ends of the ice in this game,” said Rudy’s Head Coach Mark Fierro.

According to Fierro, the team continues to be led by the combined efforts of Jones, Cullinan, Ahern, Stepien, DiBlasi, Wallace, Burnett, Fierro, Andrew Noyes, Evan Giocondo, Lucas Shepardson, Julia Roman, Bryson Bush, and Isaiah Raby.

Port Of Oswego Authority Mite Invitational Hockey Tournament Scheduled for February 19-21 in Oswego

The Port of Oswego Authority Mite Invitational Hockey Tournament will hit the ice February 19-21 in Oswego. The 24th annual Oswego Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) tradition will include four Oswego teams, as well others from throughout New York State and Canada. Shown pictured at a Mite Practice recently are from left to right back row: Jennifer Shepardson, Tournament Committee Member; Terry Hammill, Port of Oswego Authority Board Chairman; and Alicia Graham, Tournament Committee Member. Shown representing the OMHA Mite Teams are from left to right front row: Brandon Graham, of Oswego Sub Shop and Lucas Shepardson of Rudy’s.

OSWEGO, New York – The Port of Oswego Authority Mite Invitational Hockey Tournament will take place February 19-21 at the Crisafulli and Cullinan Ice Rinks in Oswego.

The Port of Oswego Authority has once again partnered with Oswego Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) as the major sponsor for the 3-day event, according to Terry Hammill, Chairman of the Port of Oswego Authority Board of Directors.

“We’re extremely pleased to be a part of this longstanding OMHA Mite Hockey tradition,” said Hammill. “The Port of Oswego is proud of their ongoing sponsorship of this tournament, and are pleased that our support will directly benefit the event’s success and the young athletes participating.”

The OMHA Mite Program will be represented in the tournament locally by teams sponsored by Oswego Sub Shop, Rudy’s Lakeside, Domino’s Pizza, and Raby’s Ace Home Center. 11 additional teams in the field are from all areas of New York State, as well as one team from Canada.

“We’re looking forward to a wonderful weekend of hockey,” said Bob Graham, Director of the 2010 Mite Invitational Hockey Tournament. “The kids, parents and OMHA greatly appreciate the support of the Port of Oswego Authority as our event sponsor, and are excited about the competition slated for this year’s tourney.”

For additional information on the 2010 Port of Oswego Authority Mite Invitational Hockey Tournament contact Graham at (315) 343-2827, or visit the Oswego Minor Hockey Association website at www.oswegohockey.com/tourninfo.htm.

All games are free admission and open to the public.

The Port of Oswego is the first U.S. port and first deepwater port on the Great Lakes from the St. Lawrence Seaway and is accessible from virtually any international port in the world. The port was officially commissioned in 1955 but has been a major driver in local and national commerce since the 1800s.

The Port is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to accommodate vessels from all ports on the Great Lakes and around the world. The port entrance depth is 27 feet, a width of 750 feet, a turning basin of 115 acres, and it has no restrictions on beam length for ships entering the harbor. A U.S. Customs Service office is maintained on site to facilitate the movement of legitimate international cargo by rail, truck and water.

For more information, contact the Port of Oswego Authority at 315-343-4503 or visit www.portoswego.com.

Rudy’s Captures 7-3 Win Over Lysander

Andrew Noyes of the Rudy's B Mites battles for the puck in recent Oswego Minor Hockey action. Noyes, who scored in the win over Lysander, has 7 goals and 2 assists in his last four games for the Rudy's squad.

OSWEGO, New York – The Rudy’s B Mites captured a decisive 7-3 win over Lysander this past weekend at Cullinan Ice Rink in Oswego.

According to Rudy’s Head Coach Mark Fierro the team played strong offensively throughout the game, but it was the defense, led by Goalie Cole Cullinan, that made the difference.

“Our kids really stepped it up on the defensive end,” said Fierro. “They really limited Lysander’s opportunities by getting back and playing aggressive on that side of the ice.

“And, Cole made some key saves that helped us secure the win.”

Cullinan finished with 11 saves in the win.

On the offensive end, Evan Giocondo started the scoring for Rudy’s at the 8:47 mark of the first period off an assist from Mark Jones.

Rudy’s scored again at the end of the first on a short-handed goal by Andrew Noyes, and then again in the second period on two goals by Jones.

Lysander tightened the game to 4-3 with a couple of goals in the second period, but Rudy’s scored three more in the third with Jones scoring twice and Tyler Wallace adding one. Julia Roman, Spencer Stepien, and Lucas Shepardson added assists.

According to Fierro, the team’s strong efforts were led by Cullinan, Jones, Noyes, Giocondo, Wallace, Stepien, Shepardson, Roman, Bryson Bush, Nick Burnett, Anthony DiBlasi, Isaiah Raby, and Katie Fierro.

Rudy’s Battles Camillus and Onondaga in B Mite Action

Spencer Stepien of the Rudy’s B Mites is shown on the offensive attack against the Camillus Mite Team. Stepien had four assists in two games recently against Camillus.

OSWEGO, New York – The Rudy’s B Mite squad split a pair of games with Camillus recently, and lost a tough matchup against Onondaga in Oswego Minor Hockey action.

In the first game with Camillus on neutral ice in Skaneateles, the Rudy’s B Mites lost a tough game 7-2. The Oswego team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on two goals by Andrew Noyes, and assists by Spencer Stepien and Cammi Ahern. The Camillus team battled back, however, scoring seven unanswered goals to capture the win. Nick Burnett had 14 saves in the loss.

The Camillus team traveled to the Cullinan Ice Rink in Oswego the following weekend, and the Rudy’s B Mites game out playing hard from the start and captured a lopsided 12-1 win.

“Our kids came out and played really hard against Camillus on our home ice,” said Assistant Coach Kevin Ahern. “They played aggressive throughout the game, and the action was almost entirely in our opponent’s end of the ice.”

According to Ahern, the team was led by a balanced scoring attack that included: Mark Jones 4 goals and 3 assists, Cammi Ahern 3 goals and 4 assists, Andrew Noyes 3 goals and 2 assists, Lucas Shepardson 1 goal and 2 assists, Anthony DiBlasi 1 goal and 3 assists, Spencer Stepien 3 assists, Evan Giocondo 3 assists, Nick Burnett 2 assists, and Bryson Bush 1 assist.
Rudy’s Goalie Tyler Wallace recorded six saves in the win.

In a tough matchup against Onondaga the following day, the Rudy’s squad lost 6-1, but again played tough despite the outcome.

“I am proud of our team,” said Head Coach Mark Fierro. “They battled a strong group of players on the Onondaga team, but were still aggressive and worked hard throughout.”

Scoring for Rudy’s was Andrew Noyes off an assist by Bryson Bush.

Tyler Wallace, the Rudy’s net minder, had 25 saves against Onondaga.

According to Fierro, the team’s strong efforts were led by Jones, Noyes, Ahern, Stepien, Bush, Burnett, Wallace, DiBlasi, Shepardson, Giocondo, Isaiah Raby, Julia Roman, and Katie Fierro.

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