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September 18th, 2014 at 9:00pm | Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

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)

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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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USF Home Opener vs PBSC!

Your USF Ice Bulls were home this weekend, hosting the Palm Beach State College Panthers. The Ice Bulls took both games at home; Friday's game 5-3 and Saturday's game 8-2!

The Ice Bulls were lead by rookie #8 Justin Lacy who had 1 goal Friday night and a Hat Trick (3 goals) on Saturday night plus 2 assists, for 6 points. Returning players #22 Matt Meyer and #17 Matt Francis, both scored 2 goals and had 4 assists over the two games. Returning goalie #31 Alex Miller played the first game and got the win while allowing 3 goals. Miller had an amazing glove save on an important Penalty Kill to keep the Ice Bulls ahead of the Panthers. Returning goalie #35 Matthew Cappucci got the start for the second game and picked up the win while allowing 2 goals. Cappucci had a few key saves while the Ice Bulls were killing off a 2 minute 5-on-3 penalty kill. Rookie #10 Huw Baveystock picked up his first and second goal as an Ice Bull this weekend, he also got an assist this weekend. View the complete player stats.

Three Stars of the Weekend:
#3 - #17 Matt Francis (2G, 4A, 6P)
#2 - #22 Matt Meyer (2G, 4A, 6P)
#1 - #8 Justin Lacy (4G, 2A, 6P)

The USF Ice Bulls will have a midweek away game this Wednesday vs the University of Tampa Spartans. The game will be played at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex in Ellenton, FL on Wednesday (9/27) at 9:30pm. This is a USF away game and UT games are FREE to the public! Join the Facebook event!

The Ice Bulls also have one game next weekend on Friday (9/28) night at 9:00pm at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex in Ellenton, FL. USF will be hosting the University of Miami Hurricanes, join the Join the Facebook event! All USF Ice Bulls games are FREE so bring your friends!


USF @ Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (9/14 - 15)

Your USF Ice Bulls went to Daytona Beach this weekend to open the 2013/2014 season at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. It was a very successful weekend for the Ice Bulls, winning Friday's game 9-2 and Saturday's game 7-3!

The Ice Bulls were lead by returning players #22 Matt Meyer and #6 Aaron Humphrey, both scored 3 goals and received 4 assists over the two games. Returning goalie #31 Alex Miller played great in between the pipes, only allowing 5 goals and coming up huge on the penalty kills. New players #14 Conrad Crawford and #8 Justin Lacy scored 2 goals and received 1 assist, and #10 Huw Baveystock picked up 3 assists. View the complete player stats.

Three Stars of the Weekend:
#3 - #31 Alex Miller (2 wins)
#2 - #22 Matt Meyer (3G, 4A, 7P)
#1 - #6 Aaron Humphrey (3G, 4A, 7P, GWG)

The USF Ice Bulls Home Opener is this upcoming weekend! USF will be hosting Palm Beach State College, at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar, FL. Friday at 7:15pm and Saturday at 5:00pm, join the Facebook events and invite your friends!

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