News and Announcements
*Subject to change UPDATED Jan 2, 2014,
** GCHSHL Blue East
Sun Nov 10 @ Nordonia (Gilmour Academy) 7p.m. scrimmg Bus 4:45p.m.
Sat Nov 16 @ Aurora (The Pond) 5:20p.m. scrimg Bus 3:15p.m.
Fri Nov 29 5:15pm vs Aurora (Ice Zone)
Sat Dec 7 5:15p.m vs West Geauga (Ice Zone)**
Sun Dec 8 @ Brush 7p.m. (Cleve Hts)** Bus 4:30p.m.
Sat Dec 14 vs Twinsburg 5:15p.m. (Ice Zone)** Postponed
Sun Dec 15 @ Nordonia 7:10p.m. (Gilmour Academy)** Bus 4:30 p.m.
Thurs Dec 26 10:45 a.m. vs Garfield Hts (Brooklyn Rec Center) Bus 8:15 a.m.
Friday Dec 27 1p.m. vs Brooklyn (Brooklyn Rec Center) Bus 10:15 a.m.
Saturday Dec 28 4:45p.m. vs Brush (Brooklyn Rec Center) Bus 2p.m.
Sat Jan 4 vs Brush 4:15pm. (Ice Zone)**
Sat Jan 11 vs Nordonia 4:15pm (Ice Zone)**
Sun Jan 12 @ West Geauga 4:45p.m. (Gilmour Academy)** Bus 2:15p.m.
Sat Jan 25 vs Aurora 4:15p.m. (Ice Zone)**
Wed Jan 29 @ Aurora 8:20p.m. (The Pond-Auburn Hills) ** Bus 6p.m.
Fri Jan 31 vs Twinsburg 5:30p.m. (Ice Zone)**
Sat Feb 1 @ Twinsburg 6p.m. (Garfield Hts Rec Center) ** Bus 3:15p.m.
Feb 3-9 Baron Cup Week (Team must qualify for playoffs during regular season-Top 4 teams from each div)
Feb 10-16 Sectional/District Kent State University
Canfield High School Hockey
Season Preview 2012-13
The Canfield High School hockey team embarks on its 16th year overall and 13th as an OHSAA sanctioned team. The Cards will again play in the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League (GCHSHL), but in the newly formed Blue Central East division, with two league games against Brush, Nordonia, Twinsburg, and West Geauga. Canfield will also play a tough cross over schedule with teams from the Blue Central West: Bay, Brooklyn, Garfield Heights, Lakewood, and Western Reserve Academy.
Canfield has had its share of ups and downs over the last several seasons and looks to rebound after a 5-21 season. Randy Emery begins his 6th season as head coach of the Cardinals, who return 3 seniors to the lineup for the 2012-13 campaign.
“We are in a competitive division for us,” Emery claims, “it’s a matter of coming together as a team, making good decisions, and executing, if we want success this season.”
Senior captain, Josh Tancer, returns for his 4th varsity campaign. Tancer has played mainly defense for the Cards, but Coach Emery indicates he will “use him wherever needed, he’s that type of team mate.” Tancer has put the Cardinal uniform on for 74 games and brings “leadership and experience to our team.” Emery added.
Senior forward Pat Bassett begins his third varsity season for the Cards. He chipped in 2 goals and 4 assists last season in 21 games. Also, senior forward, Jared Daugherty laces the skates up for his second varsity season.
Emery stated, “Our seniors love the game of hockey and they all bring an added leadership quality to our young team.”
The Cards are hoping to benefit offensively from junior captain, Nick Crescimanno’s, ability to distribute the puck and his net presence, as Crescimanno brings 5 goals and 14 assists in his two seasons. Junior defenseman, Tim Fernstrom will be counted on for his toughness and ability to protect in front of junior goaltender Megan Cole. Cole has the tough task of replacing the OHSAA all time saves leader, Roger Geiser, who graduated last season. Junior, TJ Sakkas looks to help offensively after an injury riddled season last year and class mate Britanny Bettile shores up the defense.
The sophomore class is headed by forward Danny Drotleff, who saw action in 26 games last year as a freshman. Defenseman, JP Clendenin and forward, PJ Denney who both played in half the varsity games last season, bring added toughness to the ice. Mitchell Blasko and Grant Guillia will step up to varsity this season after playing for the developmental team last year.
This season’s freshman class will hope to earn playing time as Pete Crescimanno, (Nick’s Brother), Collin Fishel, and back up goal tender Patrick Byrne, all put the varsity sweaters on for the first time.
Varsity coaching assistants Paul Barnes and Joe Villano bring plenty of experience to the team. Barnes is in his 4th year coaching the Canfield defense, while Joe Villano, former head coach of the team, has been with the program for 14 seasons, and returns to work with the goal tenders. The Cards open the 2012-13 season November 23rd, hosting the 12th annual Canfield Hockey Thanksgiving tournament. Avon HS, Mentor HS junior varsity, and West Geauga will competewith Canfield Thanksgiving weekend, at the Ice Zone in Boardman.
For full season schedule and up to date team news visit the team website: www.eteamz.com/canfieldhockey