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150 Teams, Just Five Winners

Monday, 08.21.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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150 Teams, Just Five Winners
Despite cloudy skies in downtown Buffalo on Sunday afternoon, a record number of teams competed in the fourth annual Dick's Sporting Goods Street HockeyFest.

More than 150 squads battled in the full day tournament in the shadows of HSBC Arena with a crowd of approximately 3,500 people in attendance. Opening games of the tournament began at 9:00 am and each division's championship occurred around dusk.

"We are pleased that this tournament continues to grow each year," stated Sabres Special Events Coordinator, Jenifer Dunford. "Hopefully, next year we will be able to accommodate even more teams."

The continuing growth of the tournament is demonstrated in its younger participants. The inaugural tournament featured just 32 teams, a strong contrast to this year's Pee Wee bracket, which consisted of 56.

The competition, which was open to boys and girls from five years old to adults, featured five divisions broken down by age groups.

Below is a listing of each division and the champions:

-- Mites (5-7 yrs): Shamrocks - Jack Lalley, Brian Conboy, Austin Otterbein, Nick Brers, and Mark Matthews

-- Squirts (8-10 yrs): West Seneca Wings - Michael Ederer, Taylor Sharman, Brett Helmbrecht, Brandon Bork and Eric Szczecinski

-- Pee Wees (11-14 yrs): B-Lo Snipeshow - Matt Clifford, Brian Doherty, Dave Vinci, Joe Contafio and Kyle McLain

-- Midgets (15-17 yrs.) Pretty Louies - Ed Sudik, Erin Mancuso, Franky Briandi, Chad Mosure and Kolton Mosure

-- Electric Company (18+ yrs.) (Three-time champions) - Dave Provorse, Brian Provorse, Rodney Giove, Shawn Reed and Jaime Annunziata.

No player walked away empty handed, as each received a HockeyFest t-shirt and hat for simply competing in the event.

As an added bonus, Dick's Sporting Goods graciously donated $10 gift certificates all participating players.

For the third consecutive year in the featured game of the day, the Buffalo Sabres Alumni team - consisting of Gilbert Perreault, Larry Playfair, Rob Ray, Mike Boland and Darryl Shannon - demolished the WGR 550-AM All-Stars, 9-4.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82