An unexpected matchup between two very different teams from opposite ends of the country pitted two teams that, despite their differences, had similar paths to get to the final round. Both CSU Fullerton and the University of Tennessee pulled out one-goal wins over conference rivals in the Elite Eight, and then won one-goal thrillers with less than 10 seconds left in the Final Four.]]>
Let’s set the scene for the DI National Championship game: On one side is Lindenwood, a team who, despite their lengthy pedigree, was looking to get back to their former glory. Lindenwood had never gone three consecutive years without winning a Championship. The Lions were led into the championship game by the trio of Adam Swims, Jalen Krogman and Trenton Matteson, who were looking to return the team to its spot on top of the NCRHA’s pinnacle.]]>
Division II moves into the Elite 8 tonight with games beginning at 7pm. Here are each of the individual matchups for the quarterfinal round.
Stony Brook University Seawolves v. University of Arkansas Razorbacks
Stony Brook has taken an improbable route to this moment. They had to defeat a good DePaul team and now have to face an Arkansas team who is fresh off defeating their conference rival Louisiana Tech.
Today marks the beginning of the end for the Division 1 portion of the NCRHA National Championships. Four elite programs face off this afternoon on the Mission Rink in Ft. Myers, FL. They are each playing for a chance to compete for the coveted NCRHA National Championship; the culmination of our year long season.]]>
Before you tune into the live stream, take a look at each of the Sweet 16 games in Division 1.
Farmingdale State College Rams v. University of Missouri Tigers
The Rams began their elimination round play squaring off against the Mizzou Tigers. The Tigers fresh off of a gutsy win against the Rowan University Profs were looking to play the role of spoiler.
A Look at the DII Dark Horses going into the Elimination Rounds
Why they’ll win, lose, and why you should/shouldn’t root for them
Division II playoffs begin tomorrow morning and while you begin to pencil in brackets, here’s a highlight of teams that might bust it.
DePaul - 3-0-0 in Pool D
Why They’ll Win:
By Ian Prescott of NCRHA Coast to Coast
The sun has risen and set on the first day of pool play. The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships are 5 days of non-stop action. Teams have travelled from coast to coast to compete across four divisions all in search of a illustrious (and often elusive) National Championship.]]>
This year, fifteen ECRHA teams will be heading to the national championship tournament in Fort Myers, Florida.
The thirteen teams that attended the ECRHA Championship tournament will be getting $255 from their share of the proceeds from the league championship admission.]]>
MISSION HOCKEY COLLEGE is a FREE 1-hour roller hockey clinic for players between the ages of 5 and 15 who already possess the basic knowledge & skills of skating and roller hockey.]]>
The playoff schedule will be posted later in the week.>]]>
Junior College DivisionSt. Charles Community College St. Louis Community College West Valley College
Teams will be contacted via email later tonight with event registration information.>]]>
Division 3Arizona State University Bethel University Farmingdale State College Florida Gulf Coast University Grand Valley State University Lindenwood University Michigan State University University of Missouri Neumann University Rowan University University of California Santa Barbara West Valley College Alternate #1 - State University of New York at Cortland Alternate #2 - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Alternate #3 - University of Arizona Alternate #4 - California State University Fullerton
Division 2University of Akron University of Arizona University of Arkansas California State University Chico California State University Fullerton DePaul University University of Denver East Carolina University Endicott College University of Florida Illinois State University Kansas State University Louisiana Tech Northern Arizona University The Ohio State University State University of New York at Oswego Pennsylvania State University Stony Brook University University of Tennesee Knoxville Yeshiva University Alternate #1 - Florida State University Alternate #2 - Maryville University Alternate #3 - Michigan Technological University Alternate #4 - Virginia Tech
Division 1Arizona State University Bethel University Cal Poly San Luis Obispo California State University Long Beach Eastern Michigan University Farmingdale State College Florida Gulf Coast University Grand Valley State University Hofstra University Lindenwood University University of Massachusetts Miami University Michigan State University University of Missouri Neumann University University of Rhode Island Robert Morris University Rowan University Temple University Texas Tech University University of California Santa Barbara University of Missouri St.]]>
As the game started, we saw Syracuse control play to begin the game, the Orange’s offense had been on fire throughout the weekend, but through 4 minutes they could not get one past RIT’s Orcutt.]]>
As the puck got dropped, Farmingdale wasted no time to put pressure on the Profs and show them that they would need to play their best hockey to maintain balance.]]>
We knew the time, the place, and the teams involved, and all that was left was for Neumann and Farmingdale to battle for 36 minutes to determine the ECRHA D1 Champion. Could the two powerhouses match their intense game in the winner’s final, well they may have done just that, if not better.]]>
With Neumann coming off a lopsided victory against Rhode Island last night, and Farmingdale scoring late to beat West Chester, and the interactions these two teams have had the last two years, everyone knew this was the game to watch.]]>
In the loser’s semi-final, Cortland matched up against Rowan, as the 3 and 4 seeds would fight for a spot in the loser’s final, and a chance to play into the Championship game.]]>
The day kicked off with a pair of loser’s round one matchups in D3. Rowan looked to bounce back after a tough loss to Neumann yesterday, while Hofstra was looking to get their wheels turning.]]>
Make sure to check out the live streams by visiting their RHTV Youtube Channel
12PM - Rink 1 - Division 3 Elimination Game
1PM - Rink 1 - Division 1 - Neumann vs Farmingdale
2PM - Rink 1 - Division 2 - Oswego vs Stony Brook/Penn State]]>
First of all, Neumann was set to face Rowan.]]>
The Maccabees of Yeshiva were hot off of a 9-0 victory this morning against Penn State, while Northeastern was gifted a bye thanks to their 2nd place finish in the regular season standings.]]>
The day started with a pair of D2 matchups. On one end of the building, we saw Yeshiva make a statement that they are not holding anything back this weekend.]]>
In Division 1, for the second straight year, Tyler Kraft of Neumann rewrote the record book. His 92 point regular season was good for second best of all-time, falling just short of his record 97 point season in 2015-2016.]]>
Neumann set a new ECRHA record with their fourth straight title, after matching Towson University's run of dominance last season. Towson's three year run atop the ECRHA lasted for three seasons (2003-2004 through 2005-2006).]]>
Thomas Palermo scored two goals in opening minutes of the third period, breaking a 2-2 tie.]]>
RIT finished the season with 113 goals scored to just 35 against and will attempt to win their first ECRHA Championship since the club won three straight Division 1 titles in 2000-2001, 2001-2002 & 2002-2003.]]>
Additionally, the ECRHA would like to invite all of the outstanding Coaches to stop on in to grab a plate.>]]>
Each year, as part of being nominated as an all-star, the ECRHA will be holding a dinner for the all-stars starting at 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 17th in the banquet room at Skate Safe America. This year, the food will be catered by Bruno’s in Farmingdale, NJ. If you were selected as an all-star, please stop by and enjoy a tasty lunch. Alternates will be contacted on Friday for those who cannot play in this year's game.]]>
The story can be found here!>]]>
Forwards Num Name Age Goals Assists Hometown 3 Palermo, Thomas Stony Brook 23 16 Manorville, NY 16 Tofallos, Jack Oswego 17 7 Middletown, NY 97 Drazin, Ari Yeshiva 23 13 Montreal, QC 92 Leininger, Michael Drexel 19 16 Newtown, PA 17 Eisenband, Corey Endicott 31 15 Larchmont, NY 14 Peabody, Tyler Endicott 13 11 Mendon, MA Defensemen Num Name Age Goals Assist Hometown 6 Melvin, Nick Northeastern 17 17 Bethel, CT 88 Hunt, William Northeastern 8 15 Brookfield, CT 5 Coverdale, Martin Delaware 18 11 Milford, DE 20 Vandervoorn, Nicholas Villanova 7 17 Ridgefield, CT Goaltenders Num Name School GAA SPCT Hometown 35 Pearlman, Brendon Northeastern 2.78 .884 Washingtonville, NY 30 Buckley, Rory Stony Brook 3.43 .884 East Islip, NY >]]>
ForwardsNum Name School Goals Assists Hometown 96 Clark, Patrick Farmingdale 16 8 Islip, NY 18 Kolokathis, James Farmingdale 23 5 Levittown, NY 21 Klausner, Nicholas Rowan 17 5 Turnersville, NJ 68 Delesky, Owen Neumann 12 9 Hillsborough, NJ Defensemen Num Name School Goals Assists Hometown 2 Berotti, Thomas Northeastern 4 4 Island Park, NY 55 Accardi, Anthony Hofstra 6 3 Holtsville, NY 55 Guida, Frank Farmingdale 9 17 Holbrook, NY 24 Rura, Robert Neumann 10 6 Aldan, PA Goaltenders Num Name School GAA SPCT Hometown 32 Rosner, Stefen Cortland 3.59 .877 North Bellmore, NY 37 Perepezko, Daniel Farmingdale 0.80 .961 Deer Park, NY >]]>
Community Service Award - The community service award will be awarded to the player who has made lasting contributions to the community outside of the ECRHA. Please provide information regarding any community service related projects that your team or a player from your club has performed this year.]]>
Things started well for Neumann, who behind goals from Shane Fox and Tyler Kraft took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.]]>
Neumann, who has won two straight national championships and 67 straight games against ECRHA opposition was confident. Farmingdale, in just their second season in division one and two years removed from a division two national championship was cautiously optimistic.]]>
Neumann has rolled through the competition this season, going 5-0-0 with a 48-13 goal differential. Farmingdale is sitting at 7-0-0 with a 41-17 goal differential.
Neumann and Farmingdale met a total of seven times last season, with Neumann taking all seven contests.]]>
It was Gagnon who opened the scoring for Hofstra when his first period tally put the Pride up 1-0.]]>
Overflow parking for the ECRHA will be in "FREE" parking lot, located at 191 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804.
Parking in the lot across the street from the rink WILL result in your vehicle being towed. This happens to 2-3 vehicles every weekend!>]]>
Things started well for Robert Morris, when Sean Lawrence scored just 2:01 into the game on the power play.
The lead held until the closing moments of the first period when Joseph Coffin scored an unassisted tally to tie the game at one.]]>
Nick Foster scored a first period hat trick to help West Chester jump out to a 4-0 advantage after the period.
Robert Morris settled down in the second period, but it was Lucas Denczi who gave West Chester a 5-0 lead, negating a great period of work for Robert Morris.]]>
Located on the Western Shore of the Susquehanna River and a stones throw from the Pennsylvania state capital of Harrisburg, seven Division 1 games highlight a busy weekend that could provide some separation in the standings.]]>
things got kicked off with a D2 matchup from Saturday as Penn State took on Drexel. The game
started off slow and systematic, as it wasn’t until the 11:44 mark of the 1st period when Penn
State struck first.]]>
One of the first games on the evening slate was a rematch from earlier as Drexel and Stony Brook were set to face off.]]>
The weekend started with a great back and forth D2 matchup between Stony Brook and Drexel.]]>
The victory improves Neumann's unbeaten streak against West Chester to 19 games (17-0-2). Neumann also improved their ECRHA winning streak to 63 games in all competitions. The last loss coming on March 9th, 2014 when the Knights fell 6-5 against the Hofstra Pride in the 2013-2014 Division 1 ECRHA Championship.]]>
Stony Brook finished the weekend with a 3-0-0 record, earning victories over Boston (3-1), Endicott (5-4) and Northeastern (4-2).
In order to build off that hot start, they will need to be ready against Drexel, whom they meet twice and Penn State.]]>
Rowan will square off in a pair of games against the West Chester University Rams. West Chester leads the all-time matchup between the two schools, with a 10-7-2 advantage.]]>
New for this season, Divisions 1, 2 & 3 will determine the ECRHA Champions by playing a double-elimination tournament, with a single championship game.]]>
Luc Corso, a transfer from Neumann, broke free with two minutes to play and beat the Rhode Island netminder over the glove to force overtime.
Jonathan Krumholz was the hero in overtime, firing a seeing eye shot to the low blocker through a defensive screen to win the game for Farmingdale.]]>
Akron went 2-2-0 against ECRHA teams last season, losing a pair of games to Robert Morris who has since left for Division 1.
Akron skated away with an 11-10 victory of Lock Haven who is now in D4 and Stony Brook (6-3) who is undefeated in D2 this season.]]>
Brian Gelblat scored at the 9:02 mark of the period and gave Boston life.
After a timeout with just under a minute to play, Dan Sylvestre tied things up and it looked like it was headed to overtime.]]>
Daniel Nelson had a hat trick for the Red Dragons of Cortland, but it wasn't enough to overcome Massachusetts in a rematch of the 2015-2016 Division 2 National Championship.]]>
Farmingdale leads the all-time series between the two schools, winning all three meetings including a 4-2 victory in the playoffs last season.]]>
In Division 1 play, it was Neumann and Farmingdale who looked the most impressive, both teams going 3-0-0 on the weekend. Farmingdale were 8-0 winners over Cortland in the opener before turning away Temple (8-1) and Massachusetts (8-4).]]>
David Stragar scored at the 11:28 mark of the third, before Sean Lawrence tied things with just :16 second to play in the contest.]]>
Back-to-Back National Champions, Neumann University opened the season by skating past Rowan University 8-2.]]>
Tryout #1 = Sunday Sept 18th 12pm-1pm
Tryout #2 = Wednesday Sept 21st 9:45-11pm
For more information, contact Coach Dan Leonard at [email protected]>]]>
For more information, please contact Coach Dino Virone at [email protected]>]]>