Freeze Weekly Update 03/06-03/07
Thursday night, the Pee Wee team had a last minute game in Laurel vs. Montgomery. The Freeze went in ready to dominate. After a very chippy game, the Freeze came out on top with a 5-1 win. This brought the team to the close of regular season play, with a record of 13-1-1.
On Saturday, the team headed to Bowie to face the number three seed, the Reston Raiders, in the CBHL playoffs. The team brought their A game. The offense was strong and the defense stronger. Andrew Sinko scored a hat trick and goalie Carl Borge blocked all 24 shots on net, earning him the shut out. Final score against Reston, 4-0.
Sunday, the team again traveled to Bowie to face the Ashburn Xtreme in the semifinal game. Although the team wanted to win, the Xtreme was out for blood since the Freeze was the only team that defeated them all season. Ultimately, too many penalties and Ashburn having their players stationed in front of the net, proved too much for the Freeze and they fell to the Xtreme, 7-1.
Due to the circumstances at the beginning of the season and having a young team, this team has improved leaps and bounds and we are all very proud of the way the team came together!
It was a long, tough season but the AA team saved the best for last!
The Freeze played their last two EJEPL regular season games on Sunday in a double header, where they took on the Haverford Hawks. Sunday morning started out with high intensity from the Freeze, striking first only minutes into the first period. The Freeze was able to hold the Hawks scoreless until the end of the first period, going into the second tied 1-1. The last two periods did not disappoint! With a lot of back and forth play and amazing defensive, offensive and goaltending skills, the Freeze ended regulation time 4-4, pushing the game into Over Time. OT started with the Freeze on a Power Play. The Freeze took full advantage of the Hawks being down a skater and dominated the ice in OT, scoring the winning OT goal only 28 seconds in! The Freeze took the OT win over the Hawks 5-4, with scoring led by #92, Mason Lampe, securing himself the game winning goal and a hat trick!
There was not much time between games for the Freeze to rest their legs and before they knew it, they were on the ice again for round two with the Hawks. The Freeze continued with their upward momentum from the first game and ended the first period, tied 1-1. This game proved to be as exciting as the first, with a lot of back and forth play and amazing goaltending on both sides. The end of regulation time brought on another 4-4 tie, pushing the game into Over Time again. The Freeze were not so lucky this time to start in OT, as they started OT on a Penalty Kill, down two players. This did not deter them, and they fought hard to maintain control of the game and the first round of OT ended in a 4-4 tie, pushing the game into double overtime. Double overtime began with high intensity and a lot of excitement from both ends! The Freeze and the Hawks both fought hard to net the game winning goal, but when the final buzzer sounded the game ended in a deadlock, with a final score of 4-4.
With an uphill battle all season, we could not be more proud of how far this team has come! Good luck next year to all of the players moving up to Pee Wees and to our returning Squirts.
The UA team traveled to Laurel this past weekend for the 2021 Capital Showdown tournament. On Friday, they faced the Montgomery Blue Devils, a team unfamiliar to the Freeze. Montgomery jumped out to a 1-0 lead, but Frederick answered right back and then took control for the remainder of the game. As the clock ran out, it was Frederick with the 13-3 win.
On Saturday, they played the SoMD Sabres and Frederick wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. It was complete domination by the Freeze, with Abe Camden, Nicholas Chung and Johnny Smeraglia netting hat tricks in the 16-2 victory. This win secured them a spot in the Championship game on Sunday, but before they could play for the title, they had to face Caps Academy early Sunday morning. The Freeze once again looked unstoppable, as eight different players found the back of the net to lead Frederick to their 3rd victory, 13-8, to send them undefeated into the Championship game. They would again face Caps Academy, a team that was looking for their first ever win against the Freeze. It was a tight game in the first half, with Frederick jumping out to a three goal lead that Caps Academy slowing starting chipping away at. Goals continued to be traded back and forth, until late in the 2nd half when Caps Academy took the lead and started pulling away from the Freeze. Frederick fought hard, but could not overcome the deficit, and were handed a 13-8 loss. Although it did not end the way they had hoped, these boys had an incredible season full of many highs. They made it to four tournament championship games, bringing home the Championship banner from the 2020 Congressional Cup Thanksgiving Classic. The coaches and parents could not be more proud of these boys and the many accomplishments of the team this season!
The B team suited up for their final weekend of play at the Capital Showdown. Their division was tough, but they came to play! The Freeze took on the Junior Black Bears on Friday and the Freeze had control of the game from start to finish - Andrew Biugos, Peyton Greenup, Cameron Johnson, and Kirby Roebuck had hat tricks with a 18-5 win.
Saturday morning, the Freeze faced the Rooftop Capitals and although six different players were able to score goals, led by a hat trick from Kirby Roebuck, they were fighting from behind the whole game. The Freeze brought it within one with just a few minutes to go, but a couple late goals from Rooftop ended the game 11-9.
Saturday evening was Howard, and the winner of the game would go to the championship for a rematch against Rooftop. The game was back and forth and Kirby Roebuck was able to get a hat trick, but ultimately the Freeze fell one goal short and lost 9-8.
Sunday for the consolation game, we were able to switch it all up and let the kids play different positions to work on passing and shooting. Cassidy Bresnei took position between the pipes and Seamus Ball was able to skate out and even got a goal! Frederick ran the table again against the Junior Black Bears and everyone was able to get in on the scoring with hat tricks by Garrett MacLachlan, Andrew Biugos, Wesley Lapato, Grant Washabaugh and Kirby Roebuck!
This team has fought hard together and grown so much this year, we wish all the best to the players moving on to Squirts and a fun adventure ahead for those remaining as Mites.