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The scoreboard was lit up by the Dragons offense, while the defensive side of the ice held the Jesuit team to just 10 shots for the evening. The Dragons had a consistent shooting cadence with 15 shots per period for a total of 45 shots.
The Jesuit team played hard and clean, despite the constant offensive attack by the Dragons throughout the game. Naya Penn (#13) had the first hat trick, as well as the game winning goal, which came at 2:12 of the first period. The Southlake team put three goals in on Jesuit's Kyle Reeves (#80) during the first.
Noah Schembri (#91) had the second hat trick, in addition to the 6 assists he was involved with during the entire contest. Ben Hagedoorn (#76) buried three of his own, which complimented his 4 assists.
Also getting on the score sheet was Dimitri Desjardins (#17), with his first goal of the season. Zach Jones (#88), Alec Secord (#20) and Julian Gonzalez (#97) had goals of their own during the 14-1 sweep.
It was an all-around effort that gave the Dragons the big margin of victory, as assists came from numerous defensive players, including Pete Adams (#25), Ethan Tapley (#15), Ace Kuhn (#33), Kelli Doll (#55), and Davis Clapp (#21).
'Gibby' (#45 Varsity Silver) moves the puck into the zone vs. Denton Spartans
A tough loss to the Spartans Thursday night included a shutout by the opposition. Despite putting up 25 shots, Denton was able to tally four goals and clinch a victory. The loss drops the Dragons to 5-3 on the season in a tie with Denton who has won 4 games in a row.
Noah Schembri (#91 JV Gold) breaks in on Lovejoy defense for a goal
Late Sunday afternoon, despite an even 30-29 shots on goal for the game, the Dragons JV team was able to solve Lovejoy's defense for a 6-1 victory.
The game was dominated by offensive linemates Noah Schembri (#91) and Nate Broadfield (#54), who combined for 5 goals and 2 assists. Nate had a hat trick on the night, while Noah poached 2 goals and 2 assists, a real feat for the two players.
The other goal was a Ben Dackiw (#16) goal on a pass from defenseman Zach Jones (#88). Dragons goalie Ryan Hooks outdueled Andrew Pottinger of Lovejoy, saving an outstanding 28 of 29 shots for a solid outing in net.
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Saunders Penn (#22) jumps up into the play against Keller
In a rivalry game against Silver division leading (6-1) Keller, the Dragons lost a pivotal game and a key player to injury. SC jumped all over Keller in the first period, racking up a 15 to 3 shots-on-goal advantage.
Keller got into early penalty trouble with a 2 + 10 late in the first. The Dragons took the extra player situation and converted it into a goal when Saunders Penn (#22) skated up after a pass from Jacob Ashlock (#2) and buried a wrister high in the corner on Keller goaltender Riley.
Keller's next 2 + 10 penalty was costly to the Dragons, as an intentional knee-on-knee tripping put Southlake's Cole Shannon out for the game. Keller was able to kill the penalty and then follow ten seconds later with an even strength goal on Takeshi Alvarez (#37). The Dragons were still fired up from the egregious penalty and lack of scoring, and found another goal with :01 second left in the first, courtesy of Louie Guarino (#8).
The second period was a completely different game. The home team put 20 shots on goal to Southlake's 5, and also found a way to get two goals by Takeshi. The second one was an awkward deflection off the goalie pad and high in the air, rolling across the goal line while Takeshi struggled to follow the trajectory.
Luke Peddicord started to serve his own 2 + 10 at the end of the second, which cut into the Dragon's scoring capabilities deep into the third. Keller remained on the offensive with another lopsided shot differential (11-4), and notched an insurance goal while Peddicord looked on from the penalty box.
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The two Jacob's on the faceoff vs. Highland Park (Jones #92 & Ashlock #2)
The evening featured heavy rains and overlapping games for both the JV and Varsity Dragon teams. The Varsity faced off first against the Highland Park Scots in Richardson.
The game remained close through the first period as HP put 9 shots on Max McKiernan and Southlake Varsity hit the HP netminder 11 times. The first period ended in a 0-0 draw.
In the second, the short bench began to take its toll on the Scots, and Alex Carbone (#41) drilled a high shot past the shoulder of Connor Dowling for the first goal of the evening.
Southlake then cranked up the offense between the last two periods, registering 29 shots through the two. HP could only generate 15 shots in the same time frame.
Three goals came in the span of about one minute in the 3rd period. Two were by Southlake (Louie Guarino #8 & Jake Ashlock #2), and one by HP. With 6:10 left in the game, with a 3-1 lead, the Dragons put two more past the replacement goalie Sam Haynes, who entered the Scots net at 7:30 of the second. The game ended 5-2, with the Dragons improving their record to 4-1.
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Julian Gonzalez (#97 JV Gold) saucers a pass across to Ben Dackiw for the 4th goal
The JV Gold team put on a similar display of dominance in their game against the Lovejoy Gold squad. Like the varsity, the junior varsity took ten minutes to get warmed up before pouring on the scoring against the Leopard team.
There were relatively little in terms of infractions in a game with only 1 penalty on the Dragons and one each period for Lovejoy. It was the final power play and a terrific slapshot from Lovejoy in the 2nd period that gave them their two goals on just 14 shots.
The JV team, coached by Dan Wildfong, lit the lamp with 5 different players getting the 6 goals. And four of the goal scorers accounted for 4 of the assists on the six. It was a balanced offense and defense that propelled the JV Gold team to the victory.
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Kelli Doll (#55) puts a check on a Plano Sr. Wildcat forward, while Dimitri Desjardins (#17) and Ryan Hooks (#50) defend
The Southlake team put up a valiant effort against a powerful league-leading Plano Sr. team on Sunday night, but came up without a goal after 27 shots on Plano's Derrick Deraleau.
Ryan Hooks stopped 21 of 22 shots for the game. It was a second period goal at 8:44 that clinched the victory for Plano Sr.
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Cole Shannon (#24) & Scott Joy (#23) Varsity Silver in the win against FMM
It took the Southlake Carroll Varisty team overtime to snap FMM's undefeated season record (4-0) at Farmers Branch on Thursday. The goalie duties were shared evenly between Ryan Hooks (#50) and Adam Koskovich (#31). 'Koskos' performance was a shut-out second half to support the rally by the Dragons.
The Dragons struck the first blow :50 seconds into the game on a Scott Joy (#23) goal from Cole Shannon (#24). But then the Flower Mound team found some chemistry and put 3 unanswered goals by the Dragons in the first and second periods. Going into the 3rd period, SC was down 3-1.
It was a long outlet pass from the defensive zone by Jacob Ashlock (#2) at 13:30 of the 3rd that started the comeback. The pass hit an open Luke Peddicord (#81) at the offensive blue line, which he delivered on a one-on-one goal against FMM's goalie Charles Tobias.
Luke played an unlikey role in the game tying goal when Alec Gray drove him into the glass from behind and earned a 2 + 10min penalty. It was on the ensuing powerplay that Cole Shannon tipped a Blake Wood (#12) slapshot past Tobias for the goal.
The Dragons defense kept the FMM team in check all night long, allowing 6 shots in the first, 5 in the 2nd, 2 in the final period, and then none in overtime. It was the progressive defense that allowed the game to be snatched from FMM by a Scott Joy goal, who put it past Tobias on a rebound of his own shot off the goalie paddle.
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Goalie Ryan Hooks, Pete Adams (25), Scott Joy (23) and Noah Schembri (91) versus Keller
The Southlake-Carroll JV squad played a formidable Keller JV Gold team with sizable defenders and shooting skill up front. Dragons goalie Ryan Hooks found the going progressively more difficult, as the Keller team figured out ways to get shots as the game moved along. Shots on goal for Keller were 3, 7, and then 15 in the 3rd period.
Keller took the lead in the first, but the Dragons fought back with a goal 1:30 later on a pass from Davis Clapp (#21) to Nate Broadfield (#54). With just :15 seconds left in the first period, Pete Adams (#25) ripped a shot through the 5-hole of Keller goaltender Austin Orth during the period ending power play to put Southlake up 2-1.
The game remained frozen at 2-1 through the 2nd and half way into the 3rd - when Keller finally tied the game with a goal on Ryan Hooks and the strong Dragons defensive corps. The game concluded in regulation at 2-2. The overtime was a seasaw affair, with the Dragons getting 3 good chances and Keller having 2. With just 1:37 left in the OT period Keller won a scramble in front of Hooks and the puck found its way across the line.
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Blake Wood (12) takes the shot with Alex Carbone (41) trailing the play
Less than one minute into the game, on his first shot, Blake Wood (#12) buried a goal on a pass from Saunders Penn (#22). But Grapevine-Colleyville recoved quickly as Riley Smith tied the game at 1-1 at 11:28 of the first.
The Dragons fought back into the lead with a goal by David Driggs (#71) just one minute after the Mustangs tied the game. But the ice began to tilt in G-C's favor toward the end of the first, despite trailing in shots on goal (8-10) in the first. The Mustangs scored at the end of the first and carried that momentum into the second period.
Grapevine put up three goals in a row on the Dragons, putting them into catch up mode. Scott Joy (#23), unassisted, brought the Varsity team back to within 1 goal at 2:45 of the second period. But they could not continue the comeback when the Mustangs scored again just 1:30 later, extending their lead to two again.
Through two periods the Dragons put up 20 shots to G-C's 14. Brayden Mullins (#70) had to battle in the third period as both teams had penalty trouble. The Dragons had 4, while Grapevine had 3 in the third. Although neither team scored on the power plays, it interrupted the Dragon's flow in the 3rd period.
The Mustangs capped the victory with two more goals in the 3rd, putting the Dragons Varsity Silver team down 3-7, and leaving them with a 3-1 record to start the season.
Julian Gonzalez (#97 JV Gold) rips a shot against the Attack (Arlington-Midlothian)
In a game which had no penalties called, the Southlake JV Gold team played a very evenly matched Arlington-Midlothian squad to a 3-1 loss.
Goalie Wyatt Chappel (#48) brought his 'A-Game' to Euless to go against the larger Attack team. Having to face 21 total shots for the game, Wyatt cleared the first 5 shots off to the corner with his blocker. Then the Dragons jumped out to the early lead with a Ben Dackiw (#26) tip-in off a shot by Dimitri Desjardins (#17).
The second period was when the Attack turned up the heat and had 8 shots on Wyatt. They were able to get one high in the corner at 7 minutes of the second, then Lucas Snetsinger of Arlington had 2 goals 1 minute apart in the third period to seal the win for the Attack.
Although the Dragons pulled Chappel with two minutes remaining, they were only able to clang iron and did not get the two goals they were seeking to tie the game.
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Driggs, Penn and Guarino celebrate Blake Wood's Game Winning Goal
The Varsity Silver Team improved their record to 3-0 on the season Thursday with a one goal advantage over a balanced Frisco squad. Frisco Goaltender Weston Walker saw 25 quality shots from the Dragons, but was not able to snare the two critical scores.
Southlake went 2 players down at 12 minutes of the 1st on hooking and tripping minors. During the 5-on-3 the Dragons defied convention and Louie Guarino (#8) found a scoring chance, put a shifty move on two Frisco defenders before sliding the puck by Walker for the surprise goal.
It was during the last minute of the first period that Blake Wood took a 10-minute misconduct and the Dragon defensive bench was shortened. With Wood in the box, the second period was a back-n-forth affair, with Frisco taking 6 shots and Southlake getting just 3. But the score remained 1-0 after 2 in favor of the Dragons.
Blake Wood (#12) redeemed himself with a power play goal early in the third period, putting Southlake up 2-0 in the game. Goalie Adam 'Kosko' Koskovich (#31) faced another 6 quality shots from Frisco in the third, but a shutout eluded him when Frisco was able to score with just over 9 minutes remaining in the game. Frisco pulled their goalie in the last minute and a half, but Kosko was able to fend off the push with the help of the defense. The Varisty Silver team faces Grapevine-Colleyville next Thursday night (10/22/15).
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Noah Schembri (#91) races toward the puck
The Southlake Carroll JV team, which was lifted from Silver to Gold division after the leveling tournament, put on a clinic in Euless on Sunday afternoon. They handed Plano West JV Gold their first loss of the season, dropping them to a 2-1 record.
Behind a shutout from Ryan Hooks (facing 19 shots), the offense for the Dragons were in a groove with 8 goals. Noah Schembri (#91) and Alec Secord (#20) had the first two goals of the game in the first.
Ben Hagedoorn (#76) got his first goal just 1 minute into the second period - he would get two more in the third to register a hat trick for the game.
Zach Jones (#88) and Nate Broadfield (#54) scored on either side of another goal by Noah Schembri at 12:59 of the 3rd period. Noah finished the game with an impressive 2 goals & 2 assists.
But it was a total team effort that brought about the Dragons victory - shots from numerous players; Pete Adams, Naya Penn, Truman Hirschy and others put Plano West back on their heels for most of the game.
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Jacob Jones (#92) splits the D versus McKinney
Ben Hagedoorn (76) JV Gold makes the pass against Jesuit
The JV team faced the Jesuit Rangers in their opening game at the Arena in Frisco. Jesuit jumped out to a two goal lead in the first period, the first on even strength and then with a late goal during the power play just before time expired.
The Dragons rallied from the two goal deficit in the second period on a sleek pass from Julian Gonzales (97) to Ben Hagedoorn (76) to catch Ranger goalie Josh Henson out of position.
Southlake continued to press the pace with 19 shots in the third period against Jesuit. Noah Schembri (91) put a shot through the five hole on Henson on a pass from Peter Adams (25).
The game was knotted at 2-2 at the end of regulation and the Dragons had a 31-20 shots on goal advantage. Jesuit ended the game on a tripping penalty which carried over into overtime.
Southlake was able to continue with offensive pressure during the 4-3 man advantage when Jesuit took another tripping minor. Less than a minute later Davis Clapp (21) tipped home a rebound following another shot by Ben Hagedoorn and the Dragons claimed the OT win.
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The Southlake Carroll Hockey Team would like to thank the numerous fans who attended the season opener in Euless to cheer on the Dragons to victory. We hope to see students at future home or away games - please check back to the web site for the upcoming games in the area.
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The Varsity Silver team cranked 13 shots at Richardson-Rockwall goalie Clayon Dana-Bashian in the first period, but it took 3 minutes into the second period before Luke Peddicord put up the first goal of the season.
The Raiders started to shoot on Brayden Mullins in the 2nd after only managing one shot in the first. After 2 periods, shots were 24-9 in favor of Southlake. Peddicord factored into the second goal of the game with an assist on the power play - scored by Harrison Bonney.
Louie Guarino, who assisted Luke on the first goal, was rewarded with a empty net goal with :33 remaining in the game. The defense had to rise up in the 3rd, as Richardson put up another 8 shots in the final frame of the game. Final score was 3-0 and shots on goal 38-17. Next Thursday (10/8) the Varisty team faces McKinney on their rink.
The Dragons JV Gold team opens their season against Jesuit on Sunday night (10/4) in Frisco at 8:30pm. This is a new game time and location update.
Takeshi Alvarez prepares for one of GC's 21 shots
Takeshi Alvarez fought off a penalty shot and 18 other shots to allow the Dragons to fight back in the game. Grapevine-Colleyville scored twice in the first until Southlake's Scott Joy finally slipped a 5-hole shot in past GC goaltender Caleb Perry late in the second.
Grapevine took a two goal lead again with just :22 seconds remaining in the 2nd period. Scott Joy and Louie Guarino both tallied in the 3rd to even the game at 3, with Guarano's goal from Luke Peddicord coming at 6:40.
The GC team snatched two in the shootout, while Southlake could only find one goal. The overtime win went to GC in a very competitive festival finale.
Defenseman Pete Adams lines up a slapshot
The Dragons peppered the Birdville goalie Jake Sirkis with 32 shots - goals from Noah Schembri (assists from Naya Penn & Ace Kuhn) and Nate Broadfield (assists from Noah S & Ben Hagedoorn) were enough to cap the weekend of wins. Max McKiernan stopped all 14 shots and earned a second shutout in 3 games.
Southlake's Louie Guarino (#8) fires off a shot at Sam Biks (HP)
Southlake goalie Brayden Mullins faced 13 shots in a victory which saw 3 different scorers (Joy, Peddicord and Bonney) find the back of the net on a barrage of 32 shots. HP's Sam Biks effort was not enough to keep HP even with the Dragons. The defensive pairings closed off the scoring chances near the blueline and had just one total penalty for the game.
Truman Hirschy faces off vs. John Paul in the offensive zone
Truman Hirschy netted a hat-trick in the victory over JPII, and Alec Secord and Nate Broadfield added one each, while Max McKiernan stopped all 8 shots to earn the shutout.
Dragons forward Scott Joy netted 4 goals in the opening game of the tournament despite being outshot 32-24. Takeshi Alvarez was strong in goal to earn the victory. Louie Guarino, Alex Carbone, Nick Hughes and Blake Wood also scored for Southlake. Below Scott Joy fires a shot at Mansfield.
Final Keller 4 Dragons 2...
Keller goes up 4-2
Keller to the power play.
Keller scores to go up 3-2 with 2:27 left in 2nd
Keller evens the score 2-2 with 9:11 left in 2nd.
Dragons score with 1 second left in the 1st to go up 2-1!!!!!
Keller evens it up 1-1
Dragons vs Keller. Dragons strike first with a snipe by Penn!! 1-0 Dragons!!