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On Saturday, June 29th, the Clarence Red Devils Modified Hockey Team Black faced off at the North Buffalo ice rink against Amherst Middle School. This was the final game of the modified season. Clarence came out on fire and tallied 3 first period goals. Brandon Cregg, scored the first goal early in the period, assisted by Joseph Calandra. Five minutes later, Cregg, tallied his second of the period assisted by Gunner Grenauer. The Red Devils third goal was provided by John Micciarello, assisted by Kyle Irwin. At the end of the first period, Clarence outshot Amherst 11 shots to 5 and took a 3-2 lead into the 2nd period. Clarence did not let up in the second period, scoring a total of 5 goals and applying constant pressure to the Amherst team. Goals were provided by John Micciarello (assists Justin Zulewski Ben Langlotz), Justin Zulewski (Nick Sykas), Alex Sweeney (unassisted), Justin Zulewski (Nick Sykas) and Alex Sweeney (Brandon Cregg). The Clarence team was determined to end this season on a high note, and continued their dominance against Amherst in this period, outshooting Amherst 22 to 7 in the second period. At the end of second period, the Red Devils found themselves ahead 8-3. Goalie Jude Rajakrishnan, intent on not missing all the fun, was inserted into goal during this period for Goalie Gabe Grimaldi and kept Amherst at bay not allowing a goal during this period. Kyle Irwin received the Adonnino Clarence collision of the game in the second period. The Clarence Red Devils took their 8-3 lead into the third period and were intent on not allowing Amherst back into the game. Clarence outshot Amherst 12 to 6 in this period and tallied 2 more goals by Brendon Cimerman, (Gunner Grenauer and Brandon Cregg) and Ethan Alexin( Shawn Flynn). The final score was Clarence 10, Amherst 3. Clarence goaltenders, Gabe Grimaldi and Jude Rajakrishnan combined their efforts to allow only 3 goals, while the rest of the Clarence Team tallied a remarkable 45 shots on the Amherst goaltender.
In the final game of the 2013 modified ice hockey season. Clarence faced-off against Kenmore East Bulldogs on Sunday, June 39th. For the second week in a row, Clarence had several key players missing and yet battled hard outshooting their opponent 12-5 in the first period. As the first period ended, Clarence was behind 1-0. But in the second period, the Red Devils pushed hard and were able to find the back of the net on two nice goals by Jake Lally (Camden Lock) and Camden Lock (Matthew Zaffram and Colin Arndt). With some outstanding saves in the second period by the Clarence goaltender Justin Helms, the Bulldogs were kept off the scoresheet in the second period and Clarence found themselves leading after two periods were completed. The third period was an evenly played period with both teams taking several penalties and the opposition was able to find the back of the net to tie the game mid way through the last period. The Clarence defense (Lally, Kelly, DiMaria & Partridge) were able to keep the Kenmore East team from scoring in the last half of the game and goaltender Justin Helms stopped 16 of 18 shots. As the final buzzer sounded the score remained tied 2-2.
On Saturday, June, 22nd, the Clarence Red Devils Team Black faced off at the Holiday Twin Rinks against Transit Middle School. Clarence scored the first and only goal of the 1st period, scored by John Micciarello. Jude Rajakrishnan was simply unbeatable as he turned away a total of 15 shots in the first period to keep the Red Devils on top 1-0. Remarkable as the Red Devils were short handed for 6 of the 13 minutes of the first period. Gabe Grimaldi, the other Red Devils goalie, provided his goaltending talents to the Transit Team as they were without a Goalie.In the second Period, there was no scoring, however there was a lot of hitting as Transit was clearly getting frustrated with their inability to score. Sean Flynn received the Adonnino Clarence Collision of the game in this period for great open ice hit on a Transit player. Both goalies, Jude Rajakrishnan, and Gabe Grimaldi were able to keep all the pucks out of the net in second period. The Clarence Red Devils took their one Goal lead into the third period and was hoping to build upon that. However, Transit scored a goal early in the third period to knot the game up at one. Both teams went back and forth, up and down the ice in this period and delivered an enjoyable game of hockey for all in attendance. It looked as though the game was going to end in a tie, but with only 34 seconds remaining, Transit was able to get the go ahead goal, and the Red Devils went down to Transit 2-1. Clarence goaltender Jude Rajakrishnan was the first star of the game stopping 38 of 40 shots, while Clarence Gabe Grimaldi , playing on behalf of the Transit Team, turned away 16 of 17. Clarence Team Black will wrap up their modified season on Saturday, June 29th against Amherst Middle at the North Buffalo rink on Tacoma Avenue at 1:00 PM.
On Saturday, June, 22nd, the Clarence Red Devils Team Red defeated NiagaraWheatfield for their second victory of the season. In exciting fashion the team was missing seven starters, so with a depleted line-up, the team found enough skating strength and physical endurance to capture the win.The first period started quickly with both teams skating and hitting hard. The score remained 0-0 until Ryan Kelly threaded a neat pass to Richy Felber who shot the puck past the goaltender to put Clarence up 1-0. As the first period ended, Clarence goaltender Andy Avarello made some outstanding saves to keep the opposition off the scoreboard.The second period began with Team Red finding themselves shorthanded and on the penalty killing mode for most the period. But a determined group, led by a number of players (DiMaria, Bolotsky, Partridge, Lally and Zaffram), worked hard to keep the opposition off the scoreboard. As the second period came to an end with solid goaltending by Andy Avarello and some additional help from Ryan Kelly, Colin Heim and Matt Wagner, the Red Devils kept the opposition off the scoreboard leading by a slim margin 1-0. The third period saw both teams skating and hitting hard. Niagara-Wheatfield tried everything possible to break through the defense and goaltending from the Clarence team. With the opposition pressing hard and Clarence looking for an insurance goal, David Constentino skated the puck along the left wing boards all the way into the oppositions end and saucered a hard shot towards the Niagara-Wheatfield goalie who made the initial stop, but a determined Colin Arndt pounced on the rebound and slamming it home to put Clarence ahead 2-0 late in the period. Niagara Wheatfield put twenty shots on net and all were denied by Clarence goaltender Andy Avarello for his first shutout of the season and Clarence getting the victory 2-0. Clarence Team Red will wrap up their modified season on Sunday, June 30th against Kenmore East at the Hockey Outlet rink 7:15 PM.
On Saturday, June 15th, the Clarence Red Devils Modified Hockey Team Black faced off at Hockey Outlet in the Town of Wheatfield against Starpoint Middle School. The first period did not go well for the Red Devils as they found themselves outshot 16 -1 and down by 2 goals at period end. The first goal scored by Starpoint was a slap shot from the top of the circle, which found the top of the net. The 2nd goal was inadvertently tipped in by one of the Red Devils own players. A tough period to say the least, for the Red Devils.In the second period Starpoint was able to extend their lead to 3 on a controversial goal, which, according the Clarence goalkeeper, Gabe Grimaldi, never crossed the goal line. Motivated, the Clarence Red Devils began to take control of the game. For the rest of the 2nd period, Clarence took the action to Starpoint and controlled much of the period. The Red Devils were not able to tally a goal with the effort they put forward, and the period ended with Starpoint up 3-0. Going into the third period, the Red Devils took the momentum they had built in the second to score their first goal at 11:07 of the period by Brandon Cregg, assisted by Ben Langlotz. For the remainder of the period, Clarence was in control and with the goalie pulled, they managed to score their 2nd goal of the game off a faceoff by Alex Sweeney, assisted by Brendan Cimerman. This was all Clarence could muster, as they ran out of time, and ended up falling to Starpoint by a score of 3-2. The Adonnino Clarence Collision of the game goes to Ben Langlotz. Goaltender Gabe Grimaldi turned away 27 of 30 shots in the losing effort.
On Sunday, June 16th, the Clarence Red Devils Modified Hockey Team Red was looking for a win against Niagara Wheatfield and came out skating hard throwing ten shots at the net and scoring the opening goal early in the first period. Niagara Wheatfield came back strong later in the first period putting eight shots on net. However, strong goaltending by Justin Helms kept the score 1-0 in favor of Clarence Red Devils as the first period ended. The Second period started and Clarence quickly found themselves shorthanded, having to kill off several penalties. After a strong push by the opposition, Colin Heim took a nice pass from Ryan Kelly and skated in on a breakaway, beating the Niagara Wheatfield goaltender to put Clarence ahead 2-0.Still in the second period, the Niagara Wheatfield team put a push on the Clarence team, outshooting the Red Devils in the second period 11-4 and scoring two goals to tie the game at 2-2. The third period saw a lot of hard hitting action, with both teams looking for the win. Clarence goaltending by Justin Helms was outstanding and helped keep the opposition off the scoreboard. Neither team could find the back of the net, resulting in the final score of 2-2 tie.
Clarence Modified Hockey Team Black battles Lewport Middle School. The Clarence Red Devils Team Black faced off against Lewport Middle School at the Dwyer Arena located at Niagara University on Sunday, June 9th. In a hard fought first period which ended up knotted at one goal each, both teams managed to score on their first shot on net. The lone Clarence goal was scored by John Micciarello, assisted by Anthony Corogliano, and was an end to end rush which resulted in the tying goal. If not for the 12 stellar saves made by the Clarence goalie Jude Rajakrishnan, Clarence would have found themselves down after this first period. In the second period, Lewport was able to net the first 2 goals of the period, and found themselves up 3-1. However late in the 1st period, Brendon Cimmerman found himself in front of the Lewport net and would not be denied, and with 1:17 to go in the period brought Clarence within 1 at the end of the 2nd. For those that remember him, this was one of those Rick Vaive goals, battling to the end and eventually getting rewarded. Again, goalie Rajakrishnan was stellar between the pipes stopping 25 of 28 shots at the end of 2. Going into the third period, the Clarence Red Devils, down by 2 goals and being outshot could not keep up with Lewport. A short bench and some injuries finally caught up to Team Black. Lewport scored the next 2 goals to take a 5-2 lead, but the exhausted Red Devils did not give up. With 1:00 left in the 3rd, Ethan Alexin scored on a breakaway, set up by Micciarello. This was the closest Clarence was able to get before losing to Lewport 5-3. The Adonnino Clarence Collision of the game goes to Alex Sweeney for a thundering hit in the 2nd period. Clarence goaltender Rajakrishnan turned away 35 of 40 shots in the losing effort. Clarence Team Black will take on Starpoint on Saturday, June 15th 5:00PM @ Hockey Outlet.
Clarence Red Devils Team Red came out storming the Lancaster team right from the opening face-off and quickly drew the opposition into two penalties giving the Clarence team a lengthy power-play. Clarence was outshooting Lancaster 8-1 midway through the opening period, but was unable to beat the Lancaster goalie. The opposition soon found some skating room later in the first period and quickly took eight shots that were turned away by Clarence goaltender Andy Avarello with some defensive help from Michael DiMaria, Zach Bolotsky, Ryan Kelly, Jake Lally & Aaron Partridge. There was no score as the first period came to a close.The second period began and Clarence found themselves in the penalty box and Lancaster taking the play to team Red. Lancaster managed to score a power play goal in the second period. As the second period came to a close, the score was 1-0 in favor of Lancaster. Ahh, but here comes the third period and an opportunity for Clarence to come out flying. The third period was hard hitting and high flying action with several chances to score from Noah Corry, Richy Felber, Ben Duque, Ethan Kirbis and Carl Rolston. Midway through the third period, Camden Lock came in all alone against the Lancaster goalie and was able to light the lamp, tying the score 1-1. Clarence and Lancaster battled back and forth both looking for the second goal. After a scrum late in the period, Clarence had a late offensive push by Duque nearly scoring the winning goal in the dying seconds. As the third period ended, the final score was 1-1. Clarence Team Red will take on the Niagara Wheatfield team Sunday June 16th 4:30PM @ Northtown Center. Let’s Go team Red!!!
Clarence Red Devils looks for win against Orchard Park and Mill Middle. On Saturday, June 1st, the Clarence Red Devils Modified Hockey Team Red looked to get their second win of the year against the team from Orchard Park Middle School. Orchard Park got off to a quick start peppering the Clarence goalie Justin Helms. Justin was equal to the task and kept the opposition off the scoreboard. Clarence found their skating legs and were able to cash in and get the first goal on a nice individual effort from Zach Bolotsky(Unassisted). Unfortunately, Orchard Park got two quick goals near the end of period one and held a 2-1 lead heading into the second period. Clarence came out in the second period determined to score and they were able to find the back of the net three times in the second period. Camden Lock tied the score early in the second period with the helper going to Carl Rolston. Orchard Park took a minor penalty and Clarence jumped on the opportunity, Angelo Camilleri scored on a nice three way passing play from Zach Bolotsky and Ethan Kirbis. With time running out in the second period Camden Lock (Ryan Kelly) made the score 4-2 in favor of Clarence as the second period ended. The third period started quickly for the opposition as they scored two early goals and tied the score 4-4. Clarence responded and grabbed the lead back as Camden Lock scored his third goal of the game (hat trick) and Carl Rolston had an assist to put Clarence ahead 5-4. Once again, the opposition struck for two quick goals later in the third period to take a 6-5 lead. However, the comeback kids did it again and Carl Rolston banged home a rebound on a shot from Zach Bolotsky to tie the game 6-6. The last several minutes of the game was packed with excitement and several chances for both teams to score the winning goal. Neither teams were able to find the back of the net and the game finished in a 6-6 tie. Come out and cheer on your Clarence Red Devils Team Red as they face their next opponent from Lancaster on Sunday June 9th at 5:45 PM @ Holiday Twin Rinks.
On Sunday, June 2nd, the Clarence Red Devils Modified Hockey Team Black faced off at the Northtown Center against Mill Middle School. The Clarence team opened the scoring 4 minutes into the first period with a beautiful goal by Nicholas Sykas (unassisted). The lead did not last long as Mill scored 2 minutes later to knot the score up at one goal apiece. Chris Cardillo made a sweet play on defense causing an off side by Mill and breaking up a 2 on 1. Mill Middle put another one away with the first period ending with Clarence down by 1.Four minutes into the second Period, Mill increased their lead to 2 goals, however that seemed to rally the Clarence team and less than 2 minutes later Brendan Cimmerman scored a power play goal, assisted by Justin Zulewski. The Clarence team continued to roll, yet Mill was relentless in their pressure and managed another goal, late in the second to increase their lead after 2 periods of play to 4-2. Going into the third period, the Clarence Red Devils, down by 2 goals, outshot 29-14 seemed to finally relent to the pressure put on by Mill. The third period found Mill scoring 4 more goal with the Clarence Red Devils going down to defeat 8-3. The Adonnino Clarence Collision of the game goes to Ben Langlotz for multiple hits throughout the game. Clarence Goaltender, Gabe Grimaldi turned away 32 of 40 shots in the losing effort. Come out and cheer on your Clarence Red Devils Team Black at they travel to Niagara University to face Lewport Middle on Sunday June 9th at 5:15 PM.
Clarence Red Devils Team Black faces St. Joes Marauder Team White Midway through the season and on a clear Saturday afternoon, the Clarence Red Devils Team Black came face to face with the St. Joes Marauder Team White, in the seventh of twelve regular season games this year. Down seven players and facing a formidable opponent, Team Black had their work cut out for them. St. Joes struck first with their first goal one minute into the start of
the game and followed up with two more; leading the Red Devils 3-0 at the end of the first period. St. Joes scored four more goals during the second period, taking a 7-0 lead at the end of the second period. Despite having a two man advantage for 1:10 seconds, Clarence could not muster the energy to score a goal in the second period. By the start of the third period, Clarence netminder Jude Rajakrishnan had now faced 33 shots on net. St. Joes picked up their 8th goal of the night with a shot from the point, which appeared to be tipped amongst a flurry of activity in front of the Clarence net. The Red Devil Coach Anthony Corigliano, with a never surrender attitude, continued to bark instructions from the bench to his battered and beaten players; insisting that they dig deeper and continue to work hard. Suddenly, Clarence forward Gunnar Grenauer squirmed past two defenders and dipsy-doodled his way around the St. Joes goaltender, breaking the goose egg and putting up team Black's first goal of the night. Soon thereafter, Alex Sweeney scored Clarence's second goal of the game by outmuscling his way into the offensive zone, and firing a shot past the St. Joes goaltender. This seemed to spark the Red Devils as they put the pressure on St. Joes in the final minutes of play in the third period. Finally, with 10 seconds remaining in the game, Clarence winger John Micciarello danced thru an army of Marauders, firing a shot from the blue line, which made its way over the goal line at the buzzer, to end the game 8-3. The Clarence Red Devils Team Black drop to 1-6, but will regroup to face Mill Middle. on Sunday, June 2nd at 3:15PM at the Northtown Center at Amherst.
Clarence Red Devils Team Red Bounces Back against St. Francis
On Sunday May 26th, the Clarence Middle School’s Modified Red Devils Team Red faced the St Francis middle school team. Clarence came out of the gate flying and out shooting their opponent in the first period 10-1. The first Clarence goal was scored by Ethan Kirbis when forward David Cosentino’s hard work and determination dug
the puck out of the corner and hit Kirbis in the slot. The second goal came on a nice three way passing play started by Noah Corry who passed it to Aaron Partridge and he quickly sent the pass to Zach Bolotsky (Partridge, Corry), who quickly fired the puck past the opposition's goaltender. The second period saw the Clarence team take two penalties back to back and found themselves five on three and having to kill the penalties for almost two minutes. Clarence was able to hold off the St. Francis power play with outstanding penalty killing and some superb saves by the Clarence goaltender Andy Avarello. The second period ended with Clarence still ahead 2-0. As the third period started, St. Francis came out flying looking to get on the scoreboard. They were able to get two goals in the first half of the third period. Clarence was able to find some more skating room later in the third period to keep the score at 2-2. Clarence was able to outshoot their opponent for the game 25-19 with several players, Corry (2), Cammilleri (5), DiMaria (2), Arndt (2), Kirbis (2) & Bolotsky (2) leading the way with multiple shots on goal. The score remained 2-2 as the final buzzer sounded. The Clarence Red Devils Team Red record through seven weeks is 1 win, 4 losses and 2 ties. Come see the high flying Clarence Red Devils Team Red take on Orchard Park on Saturday, June 1st, 5:30PM at Amherst Northtown Center.
Clarence looks to rebound after weekend losses
Saturday, May 18th was Armed Forces day and the Clarence Red Devils Modified Hockey Team Red looked to battle their opponent St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute’s Team Silver. Facing the strong team from St Joes, the Clarence Red Devils were outshot and outscored 10-0. Despite the loss, Clarence Goalie Justin Helms faced 35 shots and made several tough saves throughout the game. The Red Devils Team Red looks to bounce back next week as they face St Francis on Sunday, May 26th at Holiday Twin Rinks at 6:15PM.
The Clarence Red Devils Modified Hockey Team Black faced off at the North Buffalo Rink against Kenmore West on Sunday, May 19th. The boys battled through the 1st period against Kenmore's strong offensive game. Justin Zulewiski drove a power play goal to the net, assisted by Chris Cardillo. Late in the 1st Period, Jason Serpe managed to break up a 2 on 1, displaying the power of a good defenseman. The 2nd Period opened up with Clarence down by one goal. The team continued to rally even after Ken West increased their lead to 2 goals. With 57 seconds left in the period Clarence found its fire and Alex Sweeney scored, bringing his team to within
one goal. The Red Devils faced immense offensive pressure from Ken West throughout 3 periods of play, which could not be overcome. The Adonnino Clarence Collision of the game goes to Chris Carle. Clarence Goaltender, Gabe Grimaldi turned away 31 of 36 shots. However, victory was not in the bag as Clarence was defeated 5-3. The Red Devils Team Black travels next week for a game versus St. Joe’s Team White on Saturday, May 25th at Northtown Center at Amherst at 3:15PM.
Clarence Modified Hockey Team Red Takes on Niagara-Wheatfield
On Saturday, May 11th, the Clarence Modified Hockey Team Red traveled to Hockey Outlet for a game against Niagara Wheatfield. After a slow start to the game and two quick goals by Niagara Wheatfield, Team Red found some life late in the first period thanks in part to some key saves by the Devil’s goaltender Andy Avarello and some timely goals by Carl Rolston and Ben Duque to tie the game 2-2. Rolston started the Clarence scoring by outhustling the Niagara Wheatfield defenders and beating their goalie on a fast breakaway. Winning the face-off, Camden Lock drew the puck to his winger, Duque, who scored the Devil’s second goal.
Clarence continued to battle the Niagara Wheatfield team in the second and third periods despite missing some key players on offense and defense.
While the game was chippy at times, the Clarence Devils continued to play hard, outshooting the opponent in the third period, but found themselves on the short end of the score 5-2, as the final buzzer sounded.
Please come out and support the team as they face the St. Joe's Silver team on Saturday, May 18th @ 3:45 pm at Holiday Twin Rinks.
Clarence Modified Hockey Team Black Host Heim Middle
The Clarence Red Devils Modified Hockey Team Black faced Heim Middle at Holiday Twin Rinks on Saturday, May 11th. The 1st period was a constant battle, with Heim having the clear advantage by sending 12 shots towards Clarence goalie Jude Rajakrishnan. Clarence began the 2nd period down 3 goals and decided to change goaltenders in the hopes of grabbing some momentum. This strategy seemed to work as Clarence was able to keep Heim at bay holding the score at 3-0 until 46 seconds remained on the clock. Clarence Goalie Gabriel Grimaldi gave up "a late whistle" goal, setting the team back 4 goals at the end of 2.
Tony Corigliano, Head Coach for Clarence commented that "the team really came alive in the 2nd and 3rd periods". The 3rd period reaped 2 goals for Clarence. Alex Sweeney contributed the first goal, assisted by Gunnar Grenaur. Brendan Cimerman found himself in a 2 on 1 situation and managed to receive a well placed pass from Gunnar Grenaur resulting in the 2nd goal for Clarence.
The Clarence team faced relentless pressure from Heim MIddle throughout the game. Goalie Grimaldi turned away 36-37 shots in two periods of play to keep Clarence in the game. Alex Sweeney is awarded the "Adonnino Clarence Collision" of the game for his first period hit. Despite the 4-2 loss, there were many bright spots for Clarence and the team should be proud of their effort. The team host Kenmore West on Sunday, May 19th at 12:45 at the North Buffalo Rink on Tacoma Avenue.
Clarence hockey teams come up short during week 4 of modified season.
The Dwyer Arena was the location for the face-off between the Clarence Red Devils Modified Hockey Team Black and Tonawanda-North Tonawanda (TNT) on May 4,2013. It may have been a gorgeous day outside, but inside the arena, spectators enjoyed a gritty, hard fought hockey game.
The first 15 minutes of play included some serious pressure from TNT resulting in 2 goals with Clarence goalie Gabe Grimaldi saving 8 of 10 shots. Two minutes into the 2nd period after a flurry of activity, the score changed to 2-1. Soon after, Grimaldi (Clarence goalie) left the game injured. The Red Devils, clearly inspired,responded immediately with a goal, tying the game. TNT quickly responded with a power play goal regaining the lead. Brendan Cimerman and Brandon Cregg each recorded 1 goal, 1 assist for Clarence with the 3rd goal scored by TNT in their own net. Jude Rajakrishnan as replacement goalie for Clarence saved a remarkable 20 of 22 shots. As Chris Cimerman, Red
Devils parent stated, "it was a chippy game, especially toward the end". Clarence was defeated 5-3.
The Red Devils Team Black record after week four is 1 win and 3 losses on the season. The team hosts Heim Middle at Holiday Twin Rinks on Saturday, May 11th at 8:30PM.
On the ice on Sunday, May 5th, the Clarence Modified Hockey “Team Red” hosted the Lancaster Middle School hockey team at Holiday Twin Rinks.
Clarence struggled to get their skates moving and found themselves outshot and outscored in the first period as Lancaster scored 4 unanswered goals in the first period. Working on the powerplay, Clarence forward Camden Lock looked to put the Devils on the scoreboard, only to be stopped by the Lancaster goalie. During the first period, Clarence was assessed one penalty and successfully killed the Lancaster advantage. Hustling down the ice at the beginning of the second period, Devils forward Matthew Zaffram started the Clarence scoring by beating the Lancaster goalie on a quick breakaway. Clarence began to gain momentum while killing their second penalty with forward Angelo Cammilleri making a short-handed goal attempt when trying to deak the Lancaster goalie. Shortly thereafter, Lancaster managed to score their 5th goal on Clarence goalie Justin Helms. Clarence forward Carl Rolston battled in the offensive zone corner and drew a Lancaster player into an interference penalty. Shortly thereafter, Lancaster was assessed a roughing penalty and Clarence found themselves with a 2 man advantage. Capitalizing on the Lancaster penalties, the line of Cameron Lock, Matthew Zaffram and Nathan Vilardo and defensive men Matthew Wagner and Jacob Lally worked the puck and set Lock up for Clarence’s second goal (assist Matthew Zaffram, Matthew Wagner). Now with a one man advantage, Clarence kept the same players on the ice and Matthew Wagner scored (Matthew Zaffram) 14 seconds later to pull the Devils within 2 goals of Lancaster. Unfortunately, the Clarence momentum was short lived as Lancaster scored 6 additional goals in the third period resulting in a final score of Lancaster: 11 – Clarence 3. Goalie Justin Helms faced 30 shots.
The Red Devils Team Red record after week four is 1 win, 2 loss, and 1 tie. The team travels to Hockey Outlet next week for a game against Niagara Wheatfield on Saturday, May 11th at 4:00PM.
Clarence Modified Red are Comeback Kids Again
The Clarence Modified Red Devils Hockey “Team Red” did it again for the second week in a row by scoring three goals in the third period to tie Orchard Park with a score of 6 to 6. After missing his last game with the flu, Colin Heim returned to the ice and started the Clarence scoring in the first period (Assists from Rolston, Bolotsky). Quickly in the second period, Angelo Cammilleri scored his first of the season (Lally) while hard work from his line mates rewarded Michael DiMaria (Felber, Rolston) with the team’s first short-handed goal.The third period featured a lot of excitement for the fans with bodies flying and high energy from the entire team. Goaltending was outstanding from Andy Avarello with several key saves in the third period and backup goalie Justin Helms doing an amazing job opening and closely the penalty box door all game long. Clarence was able to mount an amazing attack in the third period with goals from Richy Felber (DiMaria) and Ethan Kirbus to close the gap to 6-5 in favor of Orchard Park. With the Clarence goaltender pulled and Coach Lock calling a timeout, the Devils were able to win the faceoff and on a hard shot from Zach Bolotsky from the point, the puck found its way to the net with the rebound being pounced on by Ethan Kirbus tying the game with five seconds left in the game!
The Red Devils Team Red record after week three is 1 win, 1 loss, and 1 tie. The team returns home next
week and hosts Lancaster on Sunday, May 5th at 6:30PM at Holiday Twin Rinks.
Clarence Modified Team Black battle Kenmore East Middle
On the ice on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Holiday Rink, the Clarence Modified Red Devils Hockey “Team Black” faced Kenmore East. This team of 20 boys that includes both 7th and 8th graders from Clarence Middle School sent 20 shots to the Kenmore East net after 3 periods of play. Clarence was down by two goals at the close of the 1st period. At the opening of the 2nd period, Kenmore East faced constant pressure from Clarence. The Red Devils were rewarded with a goal netted by Ethan Alexin (Benjamin Langlotz). The "Adonnino Clarence Collision" of the game was delivered late in the 3rd period by a check from Alex Sweeney. Goalie Jude Rajakrishnan turned away 25 shots as the net minder for Clarence. Despite their efforts, the Red Devils could not stop Kenmore East. Final score Ken-East: 6, Clarence: 1.
The Red Devils Team Black record after week three is 1 win, 2 losses. Next week, the team travels to Niagara University for a game against Tonawanda-North Tonawanda on Saturday, May 4th at 2:00PM.
Victories for Clarence Middle School Modified Hockey The Clarence Modified Hockey teams were in action this past weekend and both teams found their scoring.
First up was Team Red on Saturday, April 20th, where the team of 20 boys that includes both 7th and 8th graders from Clarence Middle School overcame a 3-1 deficit to win its first game of the year 5-3 against St Francis. With Clarence on the power-play, the Red Devil’s first goal of the game came off the stick of Ethan Kirbis (Assist: Zachary Bolotsky) in the second period.In the third period Clarence outshot their opponent 18-1 and goals were scored by: Aaron Partridge (Michael DiMaria and Noah Corry), Ben Duque (Matthew Zaffram and Matthew Wagner) and Ethan Kirbis (Richy Felber and Carl Rolston). Cameron Lock (unassisted) netted an empty netter with four seconds left in the game to seal the victory for Team Red. Justin Helms, as the goaltender for Clarence Team Red, faced a total of 12 shots and denied 9 of them. It was a strong effort by the entire team, resulting in The Red Devils Team Red to be 1-1 on the season. They look forward to their next game against Orchard Park.
On Sunday, April 21st at the Dwyer Arena, the Clarence Modified Hockey Team Black faced Wheatfield. This team of 20 boys that includes both 7th and 8th graders from Clarence Middle School sent 46 shots to the Wheatfield net after 3 periods of play. Clarence was up by 2 goals after two periods. Kyle Irwin scored (Matthew Adonnino and Ethan Alexin) 7 minutes into the 1st period which was followed up by a gorgeous goal from John Micciarello (Benjamin Langlotz) late in the 2nd Period. The Red Devils defense had some sweet plays, particularly Tyler Godesiabois who managed to stop a breakaway late in the 2nd period.The Red Devils offense was relentless and unstoppable sending 5 more biscuits in the basket by the close of the 3rd period. Two of the five goals were scored by Justin Zulewski (Brendan Cimerman and John Micciarello). Kyle Irwin (unassisted) and John Micciarello (Benjamin Langlotz) added another goal each to the score board in the 3rd. Benjamin Langlotz scored (Ethan Alexin) the final goal of the game with the Red Devils delivering a 7-0 victory over Wheatfield. Gabe Grimaldi, as the goaltender for Clarence, denied a total of 16 shots across three periods of play to preserve the shut-out. The Red Devils Team Black are 1-1 on the season and they look forward to their next game against Kenmore East.
Clarence Middle School Modified Hockey Begins!
This year, the Clarence Modified Hockey Club has 40 hockey players on two teams representing the Clarence Middle School in the Western New York High School Club Hockey League.
The Clarence Modified Team Black opened their season on Saturday by hosting Casey Middle School. The Clarence players skated well and moved the puck against the strong Casey team. Team Black was able to breakout from their own zone and Forward Brendan Cimerman scored the Clarence lone goal while driving hard to the net. Goalie Jude Rajakrishnan faced over 25 shots and allowed only 3 in the 3-1 loss to Casey. The team’s next opponent is Niagara Wheatfield this Sunday at 2PM at Niagara University.
Clarence Modified Team Red had their first game Sunday night against Saint Joe’s Silver. Clarence came out ready to go! Throughout the game, Clarence stood up to the Saint Joe’s team. Goalie Justin Helms started in net for the Red Devils and stopped 15 of 20 shots before injuring his right knee at the end of the second period. Goalie Andy Avarello faced 17 shots in the third period, allowing two into the net. Even though Clarence suffered an 8-0 loss, it was still a hard fought battle and a good effort throughout the game. The team’s next opponent is St. Francis this Saturday at 6PM at Holiday Twin Rinks.