Soo Eagles News - Hockey News November 21, 2014

Sean Keating named North Division 2nd Star

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey for the week ending November 16, 2014.  The Easton Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2014-15 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions.

Soo Eagle’s goaltender, Sean Keating, was named North Division 2nd Star. Sean picked up a pair of wins over the weekend against Keystone, on the road.  He made 28 saves in a 2-1 victory on Saturday night, and 33 saves, in a 3-2 shootout victory on Sunday afternoon.

Soo Eagle forward, Chase Mattson, received an honorable mention.

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News November 21, 2014

Chase Mattson and Denver Pierce make Plays of the Week

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to continue the NAHL Plays of the Week, seen exclusively on this season.

The Plays of the Week can be viewed every week on the NAHL TV platform and features the top goals and saves of the week from NAHL games played Monday-Sunday that respective week.

Plays must be submitted or nominated by member clubs.

This week features 16 exciting plays, including some end-to-end rushes and a candidate for save of the year.

Watch the NAHL Plays of the Week for Nov. 10-16 here

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News November 21, 2014

Saturday: Area elementary school students to be honored by the Soo Eagles

In keeping with their mission statement, of promoting academic growth, and being involved in the community, the Soo Eagles will be honoring local elementary students, in their “Student of the Month” ceremony, this Saturday night, at Pullar Stadium.

Area local elementary school students, who have succeeded in the classroom, will have the opportunity to go on the ice, during the first intermission, have their names read over the loudspeaker, shake hands with a Soo Eagle, and earn a certificate signed by the coaches.

Participating schools include JKL Bahwating, Lincoln, Soo Township and Washington schools in Sault Ste. Marie, and elementary schools in Brimley, Pickford and Rudyard. The Student of the Month, is chosen by the teacher in each classroom in the participating schools, and students selected, will have the chance to be honored, during the month, at a Soo Eagles home game, throughout the regular season.

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News November 14, 2014

Upcoming Soo Eagle events

The Soo Eagles will be back home next weekend, when they face the Johnstown Tomahawks, Saturday night at 7 p.m., and Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

There will be special events on the weekend, including Movember Night, and the Student of the Month presentations at center ice on Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, hot dogs, popcorn, and soda will be just $1.00.

The Soo Eagles will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Elks Club in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on December 31st. There will be details of this event, to help ring in 2015, in next week’s newsletter.

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News November 14, 2014

Get to know your Soo Eagles - Soo Eagles #4 - Kristofers Bindulis

Joining us on our “Get to Know Your Eagles” series this week, is Soo Eagles defenseman, Kristofers Bindulis.

Kristofers is from Riga, Latvia, and is in his second season with the Soo Eagles. The 6-3, 191 lb defenseman, has four assists so far this season, and is a +4.

Soo Eagles News - Hockey News November 10, 2014

Weekend Wrap-up

Saturday, November 8

Springfield 5 @ Soo 4 (SO) – Lester Lancaster capped of a nice weekend with two assists and the shootout winner as the Jr. Blues took the third game of a three-game set in Soo. After Soo took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Michael Caruso, Springfield scored four straight to take a 4-1 lead with goals from Jason Dhooghe, Andrew McGlynn, Josh Lammon and Trevor Stone. The Eagles would answer with three straight to force extra time with goals from Nick Belger, Bruno Birzitis and Trevor Cope. Boxscore

Friday, November 7

Springfield 4 @ Soo 6 – The Eagles scored three, 3rd period goals as they took the second game of a three-game set with the Jr. Blues, 6-4. The Eagles got off to a good start with three goals in the 1st period from Keegan Miller, Nick Belger and Raymond Brice. The Jr. Blues would respond in gest as they took a 4-3 lead behind goals from Kevin Shand, Anthony Scarsella, Jason Dhooghe and Brian Rigali. However, in the 3rd period Miller and Belger would add their second goals of the game and Nick Keck would also score. Boxscore

Thursday, November 6

Springfield 4 @ Soo 1 – In the first game of a three-game weekend set, the Springfield Jr. Blues defeated the Soo Eagles 4-1 behind 29 saves from Niko Dellamaggorie and multi-point nights from Josh Lammon and Lester Lancaster.
The Jr. Blues jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st period as Josh Lammon got loose down the left side and slipped a shot over the shoulder of Eagles goaltender Jack Berry for a 1-0 lead.
The Jr. Blues took a 2-0 lead early in the 2nd period as a nice individual effort by Joey Lupo in the Eagles zone got the puck in the high slot to Anthony Scarsella, who one-timed a slapshot past Berry for his first career NAHL goal.
In the 3rd period, again the Jr. Blues would strike for another early goal as on the power play former Soo Eagle Michael Crowley put home a rebound after a drive to the net by Josh Lammon. Five minutes later the Jr. Blues increased the lead to 4-0 as Nikita Prishyvalko snuck down the left side and fired a shot low to the glove side of Berry, who got a glove on the shot, but saw it trickle behind him for a four-goal Jr. Blues advantage.  The Eagles got on the board snapping Dellamaggorie’s shutout bid as a rebound was collected by Keegan Miller, who slid the puck behind a sprawled out Dellamaggorie.
Berry made 27 saves in the loss. Jr. Blues defenseman Lester Lancaster picked up two assists in the win. The two teams play again Friday and Saturday.

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The Soo Eagles are committed to developing a tradition of academic growth, athletic skills, leadership, self-esteem, self discipline, integrity, teamwork and sportsmanship.  We will provide this opportunity through the NAHL Tier Two Junior Hockey League as well as having the players involved in the community of Sault Ste. Marie in many projects.