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Three Stars of the Week

#9 Andrew Silvers
(3G, 0A, 3P)

#6 Aaron Humphrey
(1G, 3A, 4P)

#22 Matthew Meyer
(2G, 3A, 5P)
*Updated Jan. 20, 2014
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August 25th, 2014

USF Ice Bulls Come Back to Stampede the Florida Atlantic University Owls

Your USF Ice Bulls were on the road once more last weekend as they played two games against the Florida Atlantic Owls in Coral Springs.

The first match was played on Friday evening at the Saveology Iceplex. The USF Ice Bulls were off to the races from the drop of the puck. Your number 1 star, Aaron Humphrey, scored an unassisted goal just three minutes into the game. The 1st period continued to favor the USF Ice Bulls as they successfully killed a succession of penalties with the help of net minder Matt Cappucci. Aaron Humphrey then scored his second of the game with a top shelf goal to double the lead with 4 minutes left in the first and go into the 2nd period 2-0 up. FAU came out with a vengeance in the second period and halved the deficit seven minutes into the period before levelling the game four minutes later at 2-2. USF Ice Bulls continued to work the FAU netminder but it was FAU who broke the deadlock after a FAU player coming out of the box was given a breakaway on a lucky bounce which gave FAU the lead for the first time in the game. The USF Ice Bulls were trailing by just one goal in the third and picked up the pressure on the FAU net. In a last effort attempt, the USF Ice Bulls pulled their netminder and despite chances to level the game including two breakaway chances for Aaron Humphrey, the third period remained goal less. FAU won the game 3-2.

Your USF Ice Bulls were back on the ice against FAU on Saturday night and were looking to make up for Friday night’s defeat. This time it was FAU who took the initial lead only four minutes into the game. The USF Ice Bulls responded soon after and tied the game with a successful tip in by Justin Lacy from a shot by defenseman Joe Heckes to end the 1st period all square at 1-1. FAU started the 2nd period strong and scored off an odd man rush to take the lead once more. FAU then conceded a five minute major penalty for kneeing which left the USF Ice Bulls without key forward Andrew Silvers but gave a chance for the USF Ice Bulls’ powerplay to go to work. The USF Ice Bulls instantly took advantage and scored a well worked goal by Aaron Humphrey with assists going to DJ Guggi and Justin Lacy to tie the game. The USF powerplay continued to have success with another goal from Justin Lacy on a great shot that was assisted by Conrad Crawford and DJ Guggi to make it 3-2. USF began to break down the FAU net minder and goals continued to flow in the second period with a great team goal by Joe Heckes which was assisted by Justin Lacy and Conrad Crawford. Despite the major penalty ending for FAU, USF didn’t stop there and Kyle Stewart scored his first of the season to extend the lead to 5-2. The FAU Owls then changed net minders but this didn’t have the required effect as Huw Baveystock scored off a net minder blunder before Matt Francis scored shortly after with assists going to Mike Fanelli and Will Korte to make the game 7-2. Aaron Humphrey got his second of the game off a set up by DJ Guggi before DJ Guggi got his own backhand shelf goal with an assist going to Conrad Crawford to make the game 9-2 and close out an impressive 8 goal period for the USF Ice Bulls. Although the USF Ice Bulls were up by seven, Alex Miller continued to have a blinder in net but after a disputable FAU goal and a goal less period for the USF Ice Bulls the game ended 9-3 to the USF Ice Bulls.

Three Stars of the Week:
#3 - #11 DJ Guggi (1G, 3A, 4P)
#2 - #8 Justin Lacy (2G, 2A, 4P)
#1 - #6 Aaron Humphrey (4G, 0A, 4P)

This weekend your USF Ice Bulls hit the road for another away weekend of hockey, this time for a double header against Palm Beach State College. Both games will be played at the Palm Beach Ice Works, in West Palm Beach, FL. On Friday puck drop is at 9:30pm and on Saturday at 3:00pm.

Written by #10 Huw Baveystock.


USF Ice Bulls Concede Two Heavy Losses to The University of Miami

Last weekend your USF Ice Bulls were at home for a double header against the University of Miami.

The first match on Friday saw your USF Ice Bulls take the game to Miami by opening the scoring with a skillful goal from the faceoff by DJ Guggi, with an assist going to Conrad Crawford. The Ice Bulls had a fight on their hands and Miami replied right back with a goal less than a minute later to tie the game. The USF Ice Bulls remained resilient and took the lead once more with a goal from captain Matt Meyer with an assist from DJ Guggi for what was his second point of the game. The 1st period ended with the Ice Bulls on top with a 2-1 lead. University of Miami came out hard in the second and equalized on a 5-on-3 powerplay. The USF Ice Bulls then remained on the back foot and despite their best defensive efforts, including the great net minding of Matt Cappucci, Miami took the lead for the first time in the game late in the second. University of Miami then doubled their lead on another powerplay to head in to the 3rd period with USF trailing at 4-2. The USF Ice Bulls tried to bring it back in the 3rd period but Miami kept them out for the most part and added another two to the scoreboard to make it 6-2. The game ended with the Ice Bulls’ only goal of the 3rd period from Matt Meyer, his second of the game. The game finished 6-3 to UM.

The USF Ice Bulls looked to salvage something from Saturday’s game and finish the double header with a win. This time it was University of Miami that took the lead half way through the 1st period. After a string of penalties from both sides, the 1st period ended with the USF Ice Bulls down by just one goal at 1-0. Miami continued to add goals to the scoreboard and shut out the USF Ice Bulls’ offense in the 2nd to extend their lead to 4-0 and close out the period. The USF Ice Bulls’ frustration began to set in which put the Ice Bulls’ penalty kill to work but unfortunately they were unable to stop Miami from capitalizing on two powerplay opportunities. After University of Miami made it 7-0 half way through the 3rd period, Nik Foresteire took to the net and closed out the game with a solid performance including a great glove save for his first save of the game. The USF Ice Bulls’ kept shooting on the Miami net and it was Matt Meyer who again closed the game with an Ice Bulls goal that ended Miami’s chances of a shutout. Despite outshooting the visitors, the game finished 7-1 to UM.

Three Stars of the Week:
#3 - #14 Conrad Crawford (0G, 1A, 1P)
#2 - #11 DJ Guggi (1G, 1A, 2P)
#1 - #22 Matt Meyer (3G, 0A, 3P)

The USF Ice Bulls will hope to get back to winning ways this weekend as they travel down to Florida Atlantic University for another double header weekend of hockey. Puck drop this Friday 8:45pm and Saturday 8:00pm, both games will be played at the IcePlex, in Coral Springs, FL! You should be able to listen to a live audio broadcast of both games at FAU Hockey UStream

Written by #10 Huw Baveystock.


USF Ice Bulls Have a Bumpy Ride at Alabama Showcase

This weekend saw your USF Ice Bulls make the long trip up to Pelham for the Alabama Showcase. On Friday evening the Ice Bulls faced the University of Alabama for what turned out to be a disappointing start to the weekend. Despite taking the lead with a deflected power play goal from your number 1 star of the weekend, Andrew Silvers, the Ice Bulls were trailing 3-1 going into the second period. The USF Ice Bulls came out on top for the second period running when returning forward DJ Guggi, on his first game back from a long term injury, linked up with Matt Meyer and Mike Canacari to finish off another well worked power play goal and halve the deficit. Alabama managed to hold on to their lead for the remainder of the game despite a 3rd power play goal midway through the third from Matt Meyer. The game ended 7-3 to Alabama.

Your USF Ice Bulls took back to the ice for their match with the University of Tennessee on Saturday afternoon. The USF Ice Bulls started off on the back foot by going 2-0 down early on in the 1st period but with the help of a hat trick from the man of the hour, defenseman Joe Heckes, and an additional goal from Justin Lacy, the USF Ice Bulls managed to claw it back. With the closing of the 1st period, the USF Ice Bulls were in a strong position with a 4-2 lead. Matt Meyer continued his goal streak to make it 5-2 before University of Tennessee started to pile on the pressure and managed to score three goals and level the game at 5-5. The USF Ice Bulls didn’t waiver and kept their composure in the 3rd despite penalties being conceded by both teams throughout the period. With goals from Justin Lacy, Matt Francis and Andrew Silvers the game ended 8-5 to the Ice Bulls.

With an early start on Sunday, the USF Ice Bulls went up against a strong Christopher Newport university side in the Ice Bulls’ last game of the showcase. CNU came out on top with an early power play goal but USF Ice Bulls were forever nipping at their heels and answered back with a skillful goal from Justin Lacy to tie the game. Matt Cappucci kept up his great form with a spectacular stack the pads save to try and keep the Ice Bulls in the game but CNU continually pressed the Ice Bulls’ defense and made it 4-1 midway through the second. The USF Ice Bulls tried to gain momentum with a goal late in the second from Andrew Silvers but after a goalless 3rd period, the game finished 4-2 in the USF Ice Bulls’ second loss of the weekend.

Three Stars of the Week:
#3 - #24 Joe Heckes (3G, 1A, 4P)
#2 - #22 Matt Meyer (2G, 3A, 5P)
#1 - #9 Andrew Silvers (3G, 4A, 7P)
Honorable Mention to #11 DJ Guggi who in his first weekend back scored one goal and had three assists.

The USF Ice Bulls will hope to take both the positives and negatives of the showcase into this weekend’s games, two W’s would be huge for the Ice Bulls. They host the University of Miami at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex both on Friday @ 9:00pm and then on Saturday @ 3:30pm. Come and cheer us on!

Written by #10 Huw Baveystock.


Frustrations Continues Versus UCF

Last Friday your USF Ice Bulls traveled to Orlando to play the University of Central Florida Knights. Most of the game was controlled by the Knights until the Third Period when the Ice Bulls got on the board with 3 straight power play goals. The deficit was too large to over come though. Final: 6-3 UCF.

On Saturday UCF traveled to Tampa to take on the Ice Bulls. It was a very similar game, the Knights had control for most of the game; while, the Ice Bulls scored once in the Second and twice in the Third. However, again it was too little, too late. Final: 8-3 UCF.

Three Stars of the Week:
#3 - #12 Mike Canacari (1G, 1A, 2P)
#2 - #24 Joe Heckes (1G, 1A, 2P)
#1 - #22 Matt Meyer (1G, 3A, 4P)

The Ice Bulls will try to get back in the win column this weekend when they head to Alabama. USF will be participating in a Tournament hosted by the University of Alabama. All three games will take place at the Pelham Civic Complex in Pelham, Alabama.

Tentative Schedule:
vs University of Alabama - 7:30pm (CST) / 8:30pm (EST)
vs University of Tennessee - 5:00pm (CST) / 6:00pm (EST)
vs Christopher Newport University - 9:30am (CST) / 12:00pm (EST)

Follow us on Twitter for weekend updates plus we will be Live Tweeting the games: @USFIceBulls.


Rough Week for the Ice Bulls

Last week on Wednesday your USF Ice Bulls traveled to play the University of Tampa Spartans. It was a high scoring affair, which ended USF 7 - 7 UT at the end of three periods. After a scoreless overtime we went to the actual shootout. The Spartans scored twice while the Ice Bulls scored one off #9 Andrew Silver's stick, to win the shootout 2-1. The final score was 8-7 UT.

The second game of the week was vs the University of Miami Hurricanes. This game was a defensive battle, but the Ice Bulls ended up on the wrong side of it. The Hurricanes held the Ice Bulls scoreless while scoring two goals and an empty net goal to end it. The final score was 3-0 UM.

Three Stars of the Week:
#3 - #8 Justin Lacy (2G, 0A, 2P)
#2 - #21 Alexander Costantino (1G, 1A, 2P)
#1 - #16 Danny Hoeflich (1G, 1A, 2P)

#21 Alexander Costantino and #16 Danny Hoeflich both got their first goal as an Ice Bull this week!

The Ice Bulls back at it with the University of Central Florida Knights this weekend. The Ice Bulls will travel to Orlando to play the Knights at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den, puck drop at 10:15pm. Then on Saturday the Ice Bulls will be hosting the Knights at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, puck drop at 3:30pm.
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