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Entries for October 2015


This past weekend in Buffalo, NY three former Long Island Royals made some noise for the Canisius Golden Griff’s.

Daniel Lafontaine and Jimmy Mazza played in their first Division 1 hockey games with Daniel scoring his 1st colligate hockey career goal for the Griff’s. Canisius College is a member of the Atlantic Hockey Conference.

Nick Hutchinson another former Royal made his decision to continue his hockey career at Canisius where he committed to this past weekend. Nick is currently playing in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) for Salmon Arm.


 Smithfield, RI--The first game of the weekend the SQ A team played a short benched NJ Freeze, although they were short on the bench we had control of the game from the drop of the first puck. Their goalie kept them in the game until the end of the second period facing 50 plus shots going into the third. As any team would have reacted fatigue set in but the Royals kept at it opening up the score in the third ending the game 9-1. Their second game was up against the Brewster Bulldogs. Another hard fought game that was back and forth each shift and it reflected in the score as it stayed a 1 goal game until late in the third. A few silly mistakes lead to two quick goals resulting in our loss of 5-2, the end score did not reflect the play throughout the entire game. The third game which arguably was the most exciting game on the weekend was a hard fought battle against East Haven, who had defeated Brewster the afternoon prior. Once again they found themselves in a game which was neck and neck until the third period, with less than 2 minutes left they score a huge rebound goal to tie up the score to bring them into an overtime situation. They controlled the game throughout overtime play which worked the puck to the point who released a shot and finished with another rebound goal to win the game 4-3. Less than two hours later our team stepped on the ice again to play a familiar team the Pro Tech Ducks. We came out slow and a little tired from our first game but by the end of the second period we had a 2 goal lead going into the third period. But like any game things can turn around quick late in the third the Ducks came back and tied the game with under 5 minutes left in the game. Not wasting any time one of our centers Jack Dlugos took control of the play crossed the blue line and took a shot through one of the Ducks defenseman sniping the top right corner which would be the game winning goal ending the game at 5-3. All in all a very successful weekend with a 3-1 turnout, we head back to Long Island for our first game on home ice with a lot of confidence which we will build from.

“From 1-3 in the August showcase to 3-1 in the October showcase, that’s what developmental hockey is all about… progress and results.” Coach Michael Demaio.




Congratulations to the Mite Minor 08 team for their Columbus Day Tournament Championship weekend at Sono Ice Rink in Norwalk, CT.


October 6, 2015 – The Royals U16 National team has enjoyed success of late, including a trip to the finals at the Jr Bruins Shootout where they fell to the #11 ranked Yale Bulldogs. The team has received increasingly positive results as of late, going 9‐2‐1 since the start of league play including wins over district opponents LI Gulls, Suffolk PAL & Aviator. With contributions from everyone on the roster things are certainly moving in the right direction quickly for the team. “We are certainly pleased with the early success we have had, however there is a lot of hockey left and we still have plenty to prove” Head Coach Jack Greig remarked when asked about the early run the team is on. The U16 National team has three games this week; Tuesday Oct. 6th @ Suffolk PAL (7:40pm ‐Rinx), Saturday Oct. 10th v Aviator (6:00pm – Superior) & Sunday Oct. 11th v NJ Devils (4:15pm –Superior). On Saturday Oct 10th & sun Oct 11th the Royals are pleased to welcome the Make‐a‐Wish Foundation to the games as representatives will be on hand to spread the word of their story and the impact we can all have on the life of the Foundation’s children.