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PCRHL Weekend Recap 11/16/14

Posted on 11.18.2014 

Drexel Blue vs Drexel Gold

Each Drexel team found themselves in an unusual matchup this past Sunday: they were facing off against each other in a matchup bound to occur with each team playing in the same division. Despite the circumstances, each team approached the game with similarly high levels of intensity as the "Blue" squad demonstrated strong defensive positioning against a well organized "Gold" attack. The "Gold" squad eventually broke down the defense half way through the period as wily veteran and club president, Dylan Jervis found the net. "Gold" continued to build their lead with goals from newcomer and team-leading scorer, Kyle Henofer, as well as alternate captain, Jeff Kelley, the latter of whom scored on a wicked wrister that went top cheese on the opposing goalie's glove-side. The more defensively-minded "Blue" squad found themselves on the scoresheet in the 2nd period as "Tasty" Ruben Guzman rallied his side with his first career goal as a Dragon. In such a low scoring affair, goaltending figured heavily in the outcome, a point best illustrated by "Blue" goalie Dave Gatter's robbery of "Gold" forward Jeff Conway late in the game to keep the score close. However, in the end too many 1st period mistakes led to a loss for the "Blue" side.

PCRHL Weekend Recap 11/9/14

Posted on 11.11.2014 

Drexel Blue vs Villanova W 5-3

 

This past Sunday, Drexel's "Blue" squad found themselves matched up against familiar foe in the Villanova Wildcats. Clearly ready for the challenge, Drexel opened the scoring early as Senior Steve Calabro netted his first of two goals during the period. With strong puck movement in the offensive zone, the Dragons widened the gap with hard fought goals down low from newcomers Victor Haeffner and Kevin Zakszewsk. Despite excellent goaltending from Dave Gatter throughout the game, the Wildcats were eventually able to break through and get on the board late into the second period. However, despite two more late goals by Villanova, the Dragons were able to close out the game for their first win of the season, 5-3. 

 

 

Drexel Gold vs Cabrini University W 5-0 

 

Drexel “Gold” played a full hockey game against Cabrini University, suffocating them offensively and defensively. Within the first three minutes, senior Brendan Mullen found the short-side of the net to give Drexel an early 1-0 lead. Drexel continued to set up in the offensive zone play after play, but Cabrini goaltender Christopher Treat managed to stop the remainder of the shots in the first period. After Cabrini’s roughing penalty in the second period, senior Dylan Jervis found the back of the net off of a wicked slapshot for the power play goal, which was immediately followed by a snipe from junior Jeff Kelley to increase the lead to 3. Drexel continued the strong play in the third period with a quick power play goal by sophomore Kyle Henofer. Drexel then displayed their defensive skills by killing two penalties in the third, and ultimately scoring again by sophomore Raymond Rindone to bring the lead to 5. Goaltender James Halko made save-after-save, stopping all 26 shots including a last minute two-on-zero one-timer save to earn his second shutout of the season. 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament 2014

Posted on 11.5.2014 


DURHC will be hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Month iron man fundraising tournament on Saturday, November 8th at Marple Sports Arena.

5 (4+G) player teams, no subs, 3 guaranteed games. Entry fee is $200/team. Games start promptly at 1:00pm. Space is limited, please post your team to the event wall to reserve your spot. Prize TBD.

 

Please check out the facebook event here

https://www.facebook.com/events/1536116423296846/

ECRHA Team Plays First Regular Season Weekend

Posted on 11.2.2014 

The Drexel University Roller Hockey Club’s ECRHA team played their first three games of the regular season this weekend at Marple Sports Arena in Broomall, PA. Here’s a recap of the games:

 

Game 1 – L 5-8 vs. University of Delaware
Drexel's season begain with a Saturday morning matchup with I-95 rival Delaware. The Dragons capitalized on their shots, scoring on five of their 15 shots in the game. Entering the third period with a 4-3 lead, four consecutive penalties ultimately led to three powerplay goals and a win for the Blue Hens. Goals scored by Kyle Henofer (2), Captain Jeff Kelley, Assistant Captain Tim Lopez and Assistant Captain Brendan Mullen. Goaltender James Halko made 24 saves on 32 shots faced.

 

Game 2 – L 3-8 vs. St. Joseph’s University
Playing their second game of the day, the Dragons faced St. Joe’s at 6pm on Saturday. Drexel came out strong in the first period, controlling the play for the majority of the period which ended in a 1-0 lead on a goal scored by Kelley. The second period, however, was a different story. St. Joe’s returned the favor by controlling the play and scoring six goals on 12 shots while shutting out the Dragons for a 6-1 lead after two. The Dragons and Hawks traded goals in the third, but the damage was done. Final score 8-3 in favor of St. Joe’s. Third period goals scored by Henofer (2). Halko finished with 20 saves on 28 shots.

 

Game 3 – L 3-4 vs. Villanova University
Drexel played their final game of the weekend versus Villanova on Sunday morning at 9am. The Dragons dominated the first period, maintaining possession of the puck nearly the entire period while scoring three goals by Henofer, Luke Albright and Lopez. Villanova struck back quickly in the second, scoring a breakaway goal one minute into the period. After several minutes of back and forth play resulting in zero goals for either team, a Drexel penalty awakened the Wildcats. After scoring 11 seconds into their powerplay, Villanova added two more goals in the next 45 seconds to take a 4-3 lead into the third. The Dragons were awarded two powerplays of their own in the third, but could not capitalize. Final score 4-3 to Villanova. Halko ended the game with 18 saves on 22 shots.

 

The Dragons next round of ECRHA games will be held at Choice Inline in Sewell, NJ on November 15 and 16. Drexel faces University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts, SUNY Brockport and University of Pennsylvania.

PCRHL Weekend Recap 11/2/14

Posted on 11.2.2014 

Drexels "gold" squad went into Sundays game feeling good and loose after a convincing 10-0 win last week. The game started off and the dragons easily discovered this game would not be a cake walk as was last weeks game. Widener came out with some speed and talent, and following numerous penalties the dragons came out of the first period down 2 goals. To start the second period the dragons realized they needed to come out with some energy and start shooting. Sophomore Kyle Henofer quickly realized his shot was faster than the goalies glove and netted a few quick goals to help the dragons to take the lead. A few goals were exchanged back and forth and the second period ended with the dragons up by one. As the third period started, the dragons seemed to have gained some energy over intermission and come out skating. A few quick ones and a dazzling dangle and snipe by Jeff Conway had the dragons up 8-5 with a few minutes left in the game. This is where things got troubling however. Widener was able to net three goals in the last 3 minutes to tie the game and send it to overtime. Realizing the hole they had put there selves in, Drexel put its skaters on the rink as 3 on 3 over time allowed for a lot of room. Halfway through the over time senior Brendan Mullen found the puck on his stick in the offensive zone, he walked in and took the shot and netted the OT winner 9-8.

 
 
Drexel's "Blue" squad came into the game looking for their first win of the season; however, from past contests with Widener they knew the upcoming match would be a challenge. Drexel played effective defense during most of the 1st period until Widener opened the scoring with 6:30 remaining. Over the next two periods, Widener pulled away from the Dragons as they netted 9 more goals, taking full advantage of every one of their powerplay as well as poor puck clearance by the Dragons. Despite the scoreline, goalie Dave Gatter made impressive save after impressive save and kept the Dragons in the game early. Drexel "Blue" returns to the rink this Sunday (11/9) hoping to get back on track versus Villanova University.