Daily Archives: November 3, 2014

NH Avalanche 2000 Player Profiles

 

1 – Spencer Burgess
Nickname: Spence
School/District: Concord High School
Grade: 9
Parents: Kerry Carter, Shane Burgess
Siblings: Lainie, Clay, and Kate
Favorite Food: Beef Jerky, Chicken
Favorite Movie: Miracle
Favorite Hockey Team: Boston Bruins
Favorite Player: Henrik Lundqvist
1 Spencer Burgess

1 Spencer Burgess

6 – Cody Sullivan
Nickname: Sully
School/District: Pinkerton Academy / Derry
Grade: 9
Parents: Dan and Karen Sullivan
Siblings: Taylor (sister)
Favorite Food: Pasta / Steak
Favorite Movie: Used to be Wizard of Oz (not sure now), but loves the Hunger Games books/movies
Favorite Hockey Team: Boston Bruins
Favorite Player: Alex Ovechkin
6 Cody Sullivan

6 Cody Sullivan

 

 

7 – Jonathon Last
Nickname: Jon
School/District: Gilbert H. Hood Middle School / Derry
Grade: 8
Parents: Jennifer and Ron
Siblings: Patrick (11) and Alexcia (7), plus some extras
Favorite Food: Buffalo Chicken, Pizza, and Ice Cream
Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park
Favorite Hockey Team: Boston Bruins
Favorite Player: Bobby Orr
7 Jon Last

7 Jon Last

 

 

8 – Cade Facey
Nickname: Face (sometimes)
School/District: Souhegan High School
Grade: 9
Parents: Karen and Sean
Siblings: Beau (12, 7th grade) and Emily (7, 2nd grade)
Favorite Food: Lobster
Favorite Movie: Anything rated R (hahahaha)
Favorite Hockey Team: Boston Bruins
Favorite Player: Patrice Bergeron, Alex Ovechkin
8 Cade Facey

8 Cade Facey

 

 

9 – Sebastian Beal
Nickname: C-Bass
School/District: Mountain View Middle School / Goffstown
Grade: 8
Parents: Amaris and Steve Beal Sr.
Siblings: Stephen (22), Ryan (21), Erin (18), Theodore (4) and Jacqueline (4)
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Movie: Grown Ups
Favorite Hockey Team: Boston Bruins
Favorite Player: Tuukka Rask
9 Sebastian Beal

9 Sebastian Beal

 

 

10 – Maxwell Lajeunesse
Nickname: Max
School/District: Goffstown High School
Grade: 9
Parents: Jim and Kathy
Siblings: Mark and Magnum (dog, their favorite son)
Favorite Food: anything that mooed, oinked, clucked, or gobbled previously
Favorite Movie: nothing really stands out
Favorite Hockey Team: Boston Bruins and Manchester Monarchs
Favorite Player: Brad Marchand
10 Max Lajeunesse

10 Max Lajeunesse

 

 

12 – Sydney Herrington
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12 Sydney Herrington

12 Sydney Herrington

 

 

15 – Clayton Sanders
Nickname: Clay
School/District: Rundlett Middle School / Concord
Grade: 8
Parents: Kelly and Michael
Siblings: Gavin
Favorite Food: Baby Back Ribs
Favorite Movie: Happy Gilmore
Favorite Hockey Team: Boston Bruins
Favorite Player: Alex Ovechkin
15 Clay Sanders

15 Clay Sanders

 

 

16 – Tyler Whiting
Nickname: Ty
School/District: Pinkerton Academy
Grade: 9
Parents: Kevin and Tara Whiting
Siblings: Lindsey (11) and Drew (7)
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Movie: Miracle
Favorite Hockey Team: Boston Bruins
Favorite Player: Patrice Bergeron
16 Tyler Whiting

16 Tyler Whiting

 

 

20 – Caiden Paradise
Nickname: None
School/District: Milford High School
Grade: 9
Parents: Michelle and Jeff Paradise
Siblings: Saige (sister)
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Movie: Miracle
Favorite Hockey Team: Boston Bruins
Favorite Player: Bobby Orr
20 Caiden Paradise

20 Caiden Paradise

 

 

22 – Christian Levesque
Nickname: Bubba
School/District: Pinkerton Academy / Derry
Grade: 9
Parents: Dan and Christine
Siblings: John (comes to most games) , Cameron , Caiti
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Movie: Goon
Favorite Hockey Team: Chicago Black Hawks
Favorite Player: Patrick Kane
22 Christian Levesque

22 Christian Levesque

 

 

31 – Gavin Cram
Nickname: Gav
School/District: Pinkerton Academy / Derry
Grade: 9
Parents: Jeff and Erin
Siblings: Dakota Jean (1)
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park
Favorite Hockey Team: LA Kings
Favorite Player: Jonathan Quick
31 Gavin Cram

31 Gavin Cram

 

 

80 – Michael Perry
Nickname: Mikey
School/District: South Meadow Middle School / ConVal
Grade: 8
Parents: Michael and Teresa Perry
Siblings: Madison Perry (sister)
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Movie: Happy Gilmore
Favorite Hockey Team: Washington Capitals
Favorite Player: Alex Ovechkin
80 Michael Perry

80 Michael Perry

 

 

88 – Nicholas Gagne
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88 Nicholas Gagne

88 Nicholas Gagne

NH Avalanche 2000 vs. Assabet Valley Patriots – Ice Den

Saturday saw the return of the NH Avalanche 2000 team to the ice in-game action at the Ice Den versus the, steep in hockey history, program from Assabet Valley (Concord, MA). I will do my best to recap the game here.

The first period ended scoreless. The period started slowly, choppy, unorganized, and rather sloppy if you ask me. Av’s goaltender Gavin Cram made several huge saves in the opening five minutes while his team scrambled to get their game bearings in order. Although there was only a single penalty and zero goals that counted in the opening period, I did take away a couple of things from the period. First, the Assabet Valley Patriots (AVP) did score a goal, but the puck was directed into the net off of a Patriots’ skates and waved off. Then it seemed that AVP was winning every single battle for the puck, getting there first, harder, faster, and with more confidence. Lastly the home team missed on at least half a dozen opportunities to head man the puck and stretch the AVP defense, forcing them to loosen up and play defense over the expanse of the rink.

The second period was a sign of things to come. Five penalties called and three goals scored in the period set the stage. The Av’s scored first on a rebound put in the net by Max Lajeunesse. The play was set up and assisted by Jon Fast and Clay Sanders. Two minutes later AVP scored to the tie game after the Av’s turned the puck over in their own end. Cram left the game for Spencer Burgess with the score tied 1-1 midway through the second period. AVP would take a 2-1 lead on a pretty goal just seconds into a power play and the period would end with the score 2-1.

The third period picked up where the second period left off, more hitting, more penalties, more goals, and more of AVP winning pucks and being the aggressor in all the gaps between players and the puck. There were ten penalties called, including a game misconduct, as well as four more goals. In a nutshell, the Av’s had a two-man advantage for 1:11 and managed just one shot that made it through to the goaltender. At the time, the score was only 3-1 in favor of AVP. They had taken a two-goal lead early in the period when the Av’s turned the puck over only 30 feet in front of their own net. After another turnover in their own end, the Av’s trailed 4-1 and were shorthanded when one of the missing ingredients from earlier in the game was utilized to perfection. Cody Sullivan made a long, aerial pass from his own blue line on the penalty kill, to Max Lajeunesse (Cody to Max, our own version of the French Connection) who easily got behind the defense, skated in, dazzled the goaltender and scored the shortie. Just 41 seconds later, a Patriot forward stripped our defender, in the defensive end, clean of the puck and scored to make the final score 5-2.

This game looked to me like two teams who matched up pretty well, but one team just wanted every puck more. AVP played with the arrogance that often accompanies the bragging rights earned by winning the edges that need winning.

Later this week I hope to get the player profiles posted here. I thank you for those of you who have answered the few questions I sent to make things a little more fun. If you haven’t sent them to me, please do. Thank you.