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Stars Split with Long Beach Sharks

October 28, 2016 – The Stars entered the weekend with an impressive 4-0 start as they hosted the, also 4-0, Long Beach Sharks in a two game series. The Sharks entered Saturday after a 6-3 win over the Skyland Kings, Friday night. The Stars came out with a ton of energy as they went up 3 in the first period with goals by Ryan Paul, Ryan Gauvin, and Brandon Hammner, all within a 4 minute span. The Stars would then increase their lead to 4-0 with a goal by Peter Menzies in the 2nd. Long beach eventually generated some offense, netting 2 goals in the 3rd by Keegan Brick and Tyler Boon. Sage Broda got the win in net for the Stars stopping 32 of 34 shots.

Sunday’s rematch was a different story. Long Beach came out hungry for revenge, putting 5 past Dom Lamanno in the 1st. The Stars attempted to chip away at the 5-0 deficit with a goal by Brandon Hammner just over 6 minutes into the 2nd period. Long beach would continue what they started in the 1st with a pair of goals by Oskar Lindberg. Long Beach would eventually seal the win with 2 additional goals in the 3rd resulting in a 9-1 loss for the Stars. Greg Moon would take over for Lamanno in net stopping 21 of 25 shots for the Stars.

“The weekend started great; we had one of the most complete and dominate 1st periods that I have seen in my time with the Stars. After that period however, we were flat, undisciplined and looked lost out there. That being said, September was a goodmonth. We were 4-1, learned a lot and now excited to see how October goes.” stated Coach Darryl Green

The Stars are back in action this upcoming weekend traveling to the L/A Fighting Spirit for a 7:00p puck drop then returning home to host the Cape Cod Islanders in a 1:20 matchup on Sunday Oct. 2nd.

All games are available to watch live online on www.fasthockey.com

Stars Remain Undefeated After Weekend Series vs. Jersey Shore Wildcats

The New England Stars come out of the weekend still undefeated on the season. The Stars

opened up their season on September 10th in Biddeford, ME against the Maine Wild where they

came away with a sizable 5-2 win with goals by Aidan Conlon, Cole Archambeault, Nick

Johnson, Ian Gately, and Michael Lempiainen. Marcus Mitchel got the win in net stopping 24 of

26 shots by the Wild.

The Stars then hosted a 2 game series vs. the Jersey Shore Wildcats with their home opener on

September 17th at Skate 3 Arena in Tyngsboro, MA. Game 1 of the series resulted in a 2-1 win

for the Stars with goals by Derek Lovejoy Aidan Conlon. Dom Lamanno got the win in net

stopping 23 of 24 shots.

Game 2 of the weekend series vs. the Wildcats went to overtime resulting in a 4-3 win over the

Wildcats. The game started with a goal by John Krapian 4:34 into the start of the game. The

Stars continued their scoring in the second period with a goal 1:12 into the period by Michael

Lempiainen and 5:36 in with a goal by Nick Johnson. The Wildcats responded with an

unassisted goal by John Minnich 14:20 into the period. Dylan Plsek was next to score for the

Wildcats at 18:23 remaining in the period. The Wildcats would eventually tie the game at 3-3

with a goal by Nikita Penzov 14:30 into the 3rd period. The game came to an end with Brandon

Hammner netting his first goal of the season 1:17 into the overtime period. Greg Moon got the

win in net stopping 28 of 31 shots.

The Stars host the Long Beach Sharks this upcoming weekend in a 2 game series with a game

Saturday, September 24th at 3:50p and Sunday September 25th at 1:20p. If you cannot make it

to the games, both will be live streamed on www.FASTHockey.com

48 in 24 Series: New England Stars

48 in 24 Series: New England Stars

AUGUST 24, 2016

The 48 in 24 series will feature an in-depth look into all 48 teams in the NA3HL for the 2016-17 season, with new teams being highlighted daily, leading all the way up until the start of the regular season. 48 in 24 goes in-depth into each NA3HL team and will include interviews with all 48 head coaches in the NA3HL, as they provide fans with their expectations and outlook for the 2016-17 season, including taking a look at their potential roster and their strengths as a team for the upcoming season. It will also take a look back on the 2015-16 season and how each team fared and what they accomplished. Best of all, 48 in 24 will provide the fans of the NA3HL with an inside look at their favorite team and what to expect.

New England Stars
2015-16 Record: 32-9-3, 67 pts. (3rd in East Division, *in NA3EHL)
2015-16 Playoffs: Lost in the East Division Semi-Finals to the L/A Fighting Spirit, 2 games to 0
Head Coach: Darryl Green
2016-17 Division: Coastal

This is the first season for the New England Stars in the NA3HL after the merger of the NA3EHL and the NA3HL. Coach Darryl Green and the rest of the New England Stars had a great season last year, despite the sweep in the first round of playoffs.

When asked about his thoughts on last season, Coach Green said, “Last season we lost only 11 games in regulation. Unfortunately two of the losses were in the playoffs. We feel we have addressed what we were lacking last year in our recruiting this off-season,” said Green.

Green continued… “Development wise it was a good season for us. Two of our players (Kyle Weiss and Rob Campbell) will be playing NCAA next season and one other player (Steve Upton) who played for us for three seasons and then spent last season at a high academic prep school will also be playing NCAA next season. Two other boys have tryouts with the NCAA school they are at. Also Brian Glover will be playing in the NAHL.”

Coach Green not only has success as a coach, but as a player as well. Before attending UMass Lowell, where he earned 46 points (13 goals, 33 assists) as a defenseman, despite sitting out his freshman year, Green was in the Western Ontario Junior Hockey League (WOJHL), leading them to back-to-back WOJHL Junior ‘B’ Championships in 1998 and 1999. Green earned the title of the league’s Defensive Most Valuable Player for the 1997-98 season.

The success on the ice last season is good momentum going into this new league and playing new teams. Following the question of how Coach Green plans on building a team for this year, he said, “We felt we needed more size and more grit without sacrificing skill. Our GM Dan Fontas did a good job acquiring that, I believe.”

Dan Fontas has become very respected in the hockey community, with much playing and coaching success. His career includes: Captain Cushing Academy (1998), last Cushing team to win New England Prep School Championship (NEPSAC), UMass-Lowell, Hockey East (1998-2002), helped team to highest ever ranking in the programs history at #3 in NCAA Division 1, Indianapolis Ice, CHL, (2002), UMass-Lowell Volunteer Coach (2003), 2006 MVC/DCL Division 1 Coach of the Year, 2006 Metro-West Daily News Coach of the Year.

The expectations for Green this season are to take it one game at a time. “We expect to be in the thick of things inside our division. Some teams that struggled last season will be much improved. Cape Cod and LA are always strong and the addition of Long Beach will make our divisional games a battle each and every night.”

When it comes to community support, Green likes to give back to the youth hockey group. “We have a youth organization from mites to junior. Our guys will be at youth practices all season and will help our weekly skills session every week. They’ll make connections with the youngsters instantly. Also our Saturday home games will proceed after 3 or 4 of our youth games.”

Next up in the 48 in 24 series: New Ulm Steel

Official Commit: Cole Archambault

We are proud to announce the signing of forward, Cole Archambault! Archambault comes to the Stars from St. Peter Marian where he was the leading scorer as a Junior with 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists). Cole was top 10 in scoring for Mens Division 1: Section 1 North and top 15 in scoring for all of Division 1 Massachusetts High School hockey. Cole was also named a Worcester Telegram and Gazette All Star Honoree. Welcome to the Stars, Cole!