Welcome to the Permanent Home of the Broome County High School Hockey Association
2016-17 Season Updates and News
This was a big week for Chenango Forks going 2-0. E/HH was 1-0 and Chenango Valley went 1-0-1. There are now only 4 points separating the top four teams in the league with the Express on top by percentage points. Six of this week's seven games were decided by 2 goals or less in a very competitive week as we head closer to the play-offs next month.
The first game of the week on Thursday was between Binghamton and Johnson City. After a scoreless first period, the Wildcats drew first blood three and a half minutes into period two when Blade Hamilton (assist to Matthew Calenzo) scored to give the Wildcats the lead. With less than a minute remaining, the Patriot's Eddie Baker tied the game at one (assist to Jake Miller) heading into the last period. With six minutes left in the game Justin Fiato (assisted by Caden Dearborn) gave Binghamton their first lead of the game. Dearborn added an empty net goal in the final minute to wrap up the 2-1 Patriot victory. Josh Ryan had 20 saves getting the win with Rebecca Reynolds stopping 27 shots for JC.
Friday evening's game was between CF and UE. Forks started out quickly scoring twice in the opening period on goals from Josh Shore (assists to Kevin Matson and Tyler Smith) and Kevin Matson (Tyler smith assisting again). UE cut the lead in half on a Trevor Miles goal assisted by Zach Miles to sent this game into the third period with Forks in front 2-1. Three minutes in Tyler Smith got a goal of his own to once again put the Blue Devils up by 2. Making a final push UE's Zach Miles (assists to David Strollo and Tyler Farr) scored making this a 3-2 game but this was as close as the Tigers could get. Christopher Brewster got the win for Forks with 24 saves with Audie Murphy also having 24 saves for UE.
The first of our Saturday games was a top-4 match-up between CV and Vestal. CV had the first period's only score with Alek Conrad's goal 2 minutes before the end of the period (assists to Riley Botting and Nathan Smith). The Warriors quickly opened up a 2-goal lead a minute into the second period on a Tom Girgenti score (Shawn Priest assist) but Vestal kept things close with a goal of their own 3 minutes later (Andrew Wagner from James Morris) making this a 2-1 CV lead heading into the third period. Vestal continued pressing until tying things up midway through on Andrew Wagner's 2nd goal of the game. With four minutes left Nicholas Evans gave Vestal their first lead of the game (Patrick Kelly assist). Although Vestal controlled the third period in shots (12-3) it was CV that ended the scoring on a Shawn Priest power play goal (Conrad assist) with 2 minutes left that ended the scoring in this 3-3 tie. Matthew Prier recorded 9 saves for Vestal with Spencer Root having 39 for the Warriors.
Saturday's late game was another top-4 match-up with Binghamton playing Elmira/Horseheads. The Patriots took a 1-0 lead into the second period on a Tyler Kopolow goal (assist to Jake Miller) despite being outshot 13-6. E/HH continued firing pucks on net through period two when it finally paid off in a pair of goals - one by Aaron Foulkrod (assist to Connor Sullivan) and the other by Hunter Argetsinger (assist to Matt Gill). The Express had the final period's only goal as well when Dillon Gaylord (assist to Bobby McCarrick) wrapped up this 3-1 Express win. Robby Wise had 14 saves getting the win for E/HH and Josh Ryan made 43 saves for Binghamton.
Sunday's first game was the upset of the week as Chenango Forks faced Vestal. Forks had not defeated Vestal since the 2011-2012 season - a streak of 20 straight games! Vestal scored first on an Andrew Wagner goal (assists to Connor Jurgensen and Derek Avery) 4 minutes into the game which gave the Golden Bears a 1-0 lead going into the second period. This lead remained until there were 5 minutes left when Fork's Kieran Horton scored a power play goal (assist to Dylan Templeton and Ryan Gresham) followed 13 seconds later by a Tyler Smith goal (assist to Kevin Matson). Not quite done, Kevin Matson scored in the final minute (assist to Horton) to give CF a 3-1 lead heading into the final period. Vestal's Andrew Wagner completed his hat trick and tying the game up (assists to Patrick Kelly then Christian Palmiter and James Morris) before Kevin Matson scored his second of the game (assists to Josh Shore and Tyler Smith) putting Forks back up by one with 5 minutes left in the game. Vestal pulled their goalie for an extra skater as the clock ran down but it was Kieran Horton scoring into the empty net to finish up this 5-3 win for CF. Christopher Brewster made 44 saves getting the win with Noah McLaughlin (Ves) losing his first game of the year while making 12 saves.
The middle game on Sunday was a CV against ME match-up. This was a very close game throughout. Ben Coscia scored first for CV (assists to Max Girgenti and Ryan Wardell) but ME's Logan Roux (Brendan Tennant assist) tied the game at one before the first period ended. ME took the lead on a power play goal by Adam Rutkowski (Hunter Gorick assist) 10 minutes into to the middle period but this time CV's Alek Conrad (assisted again by Wardell) tied up the game at two. The game remained tied midway into the final period until Conrad scored once again for the Warriors (assists to Coscia and Joey Maerkl) putting them up 3-2. With 2 minutes remaining it looked like CV had put an end to this game when Riley Botting gave CV a 4-2 lead. ME never gave up though and with their goalie pulled for an extra attacker and under a minute remaining Logan Roux scored again (Matt Mancini assist) closing the gap to one. After pulling their goalie one more time, CV took advantage this time as Riley Botting finished off the 5-3 CV victory with an empty net goal. Spencer Root made made 18 saves getting the Warrior win and Tyler Leniek had 43 saves for ME.
The final game of the week was between JC and UE. The Wildcats scored first on a Jamin Bergfjord goal (Blade Hamilton assist) but UE followed up with the next three goals to grab a 3-1 lead after one period. Matthew Calenzo (Hamilton assist) and Carter Gray scored early in the second (Hamilton assist once again) getting this game close before the Tigers took complete control in the game (including 3 power play goals scored during a 5-minute major assessed to JC). This one finished up 11-3 for UE who was led offensively by Trevor Miles (3g), Zach Miles (2g,3A), Max Mastrogiacomo (3g,4a), and Michael Pucedo (g,5a).
First career BCHSHA goals: Jamin Bergfjord (JC), Matthew Calenzo (JC)
Monday, February 6th, 7:00 pm - Location: SUNY Broome Ice Center


For information on getting a site of your own,
contact us!

Visitors since November 10, 2016: