Team Recap Early October

Weekend 9/29
The Blue Hens finished September and start October with a win. Friday they faced off against PSU Harrisburg and closed with a 9-5 victory over the Lions.

On Sunday the team traveled to Salisbury to finalize their two game series with the Gulls. They closed the series with a second win ending 8-3 in favor of the Blue Hens.

Tallying goals & assists for team over the weekend were:
Goals – Coverdale 4, Palomba 3, Saladis 2, Mayville 2, Wetzel, Calendrillo, Dao, Madia, D’Emilia & Cacchioli.
Assists – Cacchioli 5, Mayville-4, Coverdale 3, Vermont 3, D’Emilia 2, Saladas, Scafidi, Smith, Palomba, D’Amato, Severson, & Staropoli.

Weekend 10/6
Friday team traveled to the Winding River Skating Center for their DVCHC league opener against Richard Stockton. It was a fast and physical game. Going down early in the game the team put together an excellent 2nd and 3rd period. The game ended up going into over time, where Shane Saladis’s sealed the victory when he recorded the Hattie on the assist from Bernstein just seconds in OT. Final score 5-4 Hens.
Saturday the 7th the Hens faced off against Ramapo for their Breast Cancer awareness game and it was a packed house. The team raised and donated a total of $290 to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The Blue Hens played well, but came up short in an OT shootout to the Road Runners. Final score 5 Ramapo Delaware 4

Tallying goals & assists for the weekend were:
Goals – Saladis 3, Vermont. & Kanter
Assists – Scafidi 2, Palomba, Bernstein 2, Cacchioli, & Garrett

Weekend 10/13
Friday the Blue Hens matched up against the Kutztown Bears Friday night for parents weekend. It was great to see all the parents in the stands to enjoy the game. The team put together a very good 3rd period where the Blue Hens found the net four times to record the 7-3 victory over the Bears.

Sunday 10/15 proved to be a fast paced & action packed game against Ramapo. Leading the scoring charge was freshman Steven Palomba with the hat trick.

Tallying goals & assists for the weekend were:
Goals – Palomba 5, Saladis 2, Kanter, Cacchioli, Garrett, Bernstein, Sowa, Smith, & Scafidi
Assists – Cacchioli 5, Vermont 3, D’Emilia 2, Starpoli 2, Madia, Mayville, Garrett, Coverdale, Smith, & Scafidi

The season is just getting underway here at Delaware and the Hens are about to enter the heart of their league schedule. The rookie class is settling in nicely and the team is beginning to gel with their veteran line mates. The stage is set as the team prepares for two big games this upcoming weekend against Alvernia and Division Rival Rowan.

Blue Hens Opener Recap 9-22

       The Blue Hens opened the season against Salisbury University in the Fred Rust Arena this past Friday night.   It proved to be a fast paced & physical game. In the 1st period for the Birds tallied an early 3-goal lead while keeping the Gulls off the scoreboard the remainder of the first period. Scoring first for the Blue Hens was  Freshman Steven Palombo for his first college career goal assisted by Chris Mayville, & Corey Calendrillo, 2nd goal was scored by Jake Bernstein assisted by Shane Saladis, and the 3rd goal scored by Marty Coverdale assisted by Jake Bernstein, Shane Saladis.  The second and third period, things leveled out due to some complacency & penalties taken by the Blue Hens. Salisbury continued to compete and was able to avoid a shutout by scoring a goal in the final minute of the play in the 3rd period. The Hens face PSU Harrisburg next Friday night and travel to the Fairgrounds on Sunday to finish out their series with Salisbury.

            The team returns a seasoned group of veterans and was able to add a strong rookie class. The team is very excited to see where the rookies fit in to the lineup and how they will contribute to the team throughout the season. Joining the team are:  Forwards – Chris Mayville, Steven Palomba, Matt Vermont, Ryan D’Emillia, Austin Wetzel, & Justin Staropoli,  Defensemen – Phi Dao, Brandon D’Amato,  Ben Kahn, & Goaltender Gabriel Nadell.

            The team roster, individual stats, game schedule, and other league info is available on the DVCHC league website. You can access the league website at this link – http://mens.dvchchockey.org/ or you can use the links we created at the bottom right of our home page to access all the info you need.

Team Roster finalized look for update in near future.

The team roster has been finalized, We are working on a full updated to post over the next few days so stay tuned!  With one full week in the books and a series of up tempo practices, the team  is excited to get their schedule underway.  Come out next Friday Sept. 22 at the Fred Rust Arena for our home opener against Salisbury next Friday Sept. 22 at the Fred Rust Arena.