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ST. FRANCIS JV RED RAIDERS: ALMOST THE PERFECT SEASON

Friday, 02.27.2009 / 10:10 AM / Amateur Hockey
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ST. FRANCIS JV RED RAIDERS: ALMOST THE PERFECT SEASON
From start to finish, it was a near perfect season.

The St. Francis High School JV Red hockey squad goes undefeated in the Southtowns High School Club Hockey League with a regular season record of 17-0-1. Combining high-flying offense, outstanding defense, and remarkable goaltending from Matt Hanley and Curran McNamara, the Red Raiders scored a total of 128 goals had 9 shutouts.

Finishing in second place in the standings was Orchard Park, who was 9 points behind St. Francis.

The "perfect season" came to an end in the third-to-last game of the season, when West Seneca West tied the Red Raiders at one a piece.

The playoffs were no different as far as success was concerned, as St. Francis defeated West Seneca West in the semi-finals. The score was 4-1.

JV Red capped off their final game with another 4-1 victory versus Orchard Park. Goal Scorers were Mike Menard, Matt Carrig, Dominic DiCiccio, and Brendan Cullen.

As Matt Hanley and Dominic DiCioccio skated over to accept the championship trophy, cheers could be heard throughout the stands at Leisure Rinks.

The team was also involved in another championship game a few weeks prior to this one. JV Red played in the Brother James Memorial Hockey Tournament at Gilmour Academy, located just outside of Cleveland, Ohio.

JV Red narrowly made it to the finals, but they could not pull off a win to take home the hardware.

Wednesday, February 25th, was a date that will stick in the heads of every player who put on those jerseys. Who knows if they will have another opportunity to play on an undefeated championship team ever?

To be honest, there is no feeling quite like it.

St. Francis High School JV Red
GP W L T PTS GF GA SO
20 19 0 1 39 128 13 9


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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