2 SHIELD ALUMNI CAPTURE ACHA DIVISION 1 TITLE
Donny Danroth and Andrei Novikov who played for the Shield up until 2014 have won an ACHA National Championship with the University of Central Oklahoma. Donny and Andrei were top scorers while here with the Shield and have continued their on-ice dominance at the collegiate level. We are proud of the accomplishments and great strides these young men have made on and off the ice. Congratulations boys on your Championship and best of luck repeating the feat next season.
Team Captain Carl Lyden has set a new team record by becoming the first and only Shield player to reach 2 impressive milestones in 2 consecutive seasons by recording back to back 50 + goal campaigns. Lyden also tied the team record with most points in a single season with 129.
Last season Lyden led the team in goals (60) and Points (105) and helped the team to an impressive record of 36-5-1.
The Sharp-Shooting Swede continued his assault on the score sheet this season as well by tallying 55 Goals and 74 Assists in the teams 42 game schedule.
Along with leading the league in points, Carl was also awarded the Louis Ricci award as the league's top forward.
Coach Demasi commented on his captains scoring prowess "We are very proud of Carl's accomplishments the past two seasons. He is a true sniper in every sense of the word. His shot is very deceiving in that he changes the angle of his blade at the very last second which makes it very difficult for goalies to pick up the puck.
Carl is ready to make the jump to the next level, and as long as his will meets his skill he will continue to dominate."
Congratulations Carl and keep up the great work!
GO SHIELD GO !!
VIDEO SHOT AND PRODUCED BY BRYAN WHITE
SHIELD FALL TO 1ST PLACE TITANS 5-3
Your Shield travelled to Temiscaming, Quebec and played a strong game against a veteran laden Titans line-up. Shield fell behind 2-0 in the 1st period but scored 2 goals in the 2nd, both by defensemen Chovanec and Black. Titans once again restored a 2-goal lead but your Shield replied on a goal by Lagzdins to close the gap to a 4-3 score line. Your Shield were pushing hard to find the tying goal but with 3 minutes remaining in the game took a penalty and the Titans capitalized to make the score a final at 5-3. Kamil Paciga played a strong game in net for your Shield who made 45 saves in the loss. Shield's next game is Thursday evening in Meaford then home Friday evening vs the same Meaford club.
Go Shield Go!
The Big Red Machines
Drive to the Russell Cup!
ALL PHOTOS ARE COURTESY OF COBURN PIX.
THANKS FOR THE GREAT SHOTS RICHARD
Alfred Panelin-Borg will go down in Stevenson University record books. He scored the first ever goal for the new hockey program coached by Dominick Dawes in a 7-1 win over Morrisville State University.
Alfie captained the Shield to a North Division title in the 2015/16 season before heading to play for Stevenson University in Maryland which plays in the NCAA D3. Although Stevenson University is new to the NCAA they had an impactful season and made the playoffs.
Alfie had this to say regarding his play in the NCAA: "I had a wonderful experience during my first season at Stevenson on the ice and in the classroom. The pace of play is very fast, and the skill level is quite high. We had a young team and we look forward to growing together, improving every season & ultimately winning a National Championship."
While here in Muskoka Alfie tied the Shield single season record by scoring 78 most points by a defenseman. Alfie played 2 seasons with the Shield from 2014 - 2016.
Coach Demasi commented on his former captain: "Alfie was a pleasure to coach. He is a offensive defenseman with great skating ability and a bomb of a shot. His snap shot is harder than most guys slap shots. I think its fair to say he has an 'NHL shot'. Alfie is a competitor and did a great job helping to lead the club to a North Division title. He was a league All Star for a reason and we are very proud of his contributions on and off the ice here in Muskoka and we are very happy to see him advance to the next level. When Alfie first arrived he told us his goal was to play NCAA, he stuck with it and his determination, skill and passion saw him reach his goal."
Way to go Alfred and keep up the good work!
GO SHIELD GO!
SOUTH MUSKOKA SHIELD JUNIOR "A" HOCKEY CLUB
COACH DEMASI RANKED #5 AS TOP EXECUTIVES IN GMHL
The Greater Metro Hockey League has announced that Coach Frank Demasi has been ranked 5th in the League Power Rankings out of the 45 General Managers, Coaches and Team Owners.
Along with his coaching and general manager duties Coach Demasi is on the league board to vote on the leagues new POWER RANKINGS for professional and collegiate players.
"It is a privilege for me to be ranked in the top 5 of the power rankings. My duties in this role is to scout the players in the league and give my opinion on where each player should be ranked. Our league continues to improve and this power ranking will help college and pro scouts with their recruiting and i am grateful to be part of the board".
FORMER SHIELD CAPTAIN PANELIN-BORG SCORES 1ST NCAA GOAL
LYDEN AWARDED WITH LEAGUE TOP FORWARD & TOP SCORER
PRO HOCKEY COMES TO TOWN
The South Muskoka Shield are proud to announce that we have affiliated with the North Shore Knights of the Federal Hockey League. The Knights will play 3 games in our arena:
SATURDAY, NOVEMEBER 11, 2017 - 7:30PM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017 - 7:30PM
2 Shield players will make their pro debuts Saturday, November 11.
Coach Demasi added "I am excited to have 3 pro games in our building. I think our fans and hockey fans in general will be very impressed with the speed and skill of the level of pro hockey. I am also excited to send up 2 of my players to play in the first game next Saturday. I will make my final decision of which 2 players will be sent up after this weekend set of games."
Thank You KP Manson Students, volunteers and players for participating with us in the
Santa Claus Parade!
ANOTHER SHIELD ADVANCES TO NCAA
Your South Muskoka Shield are very proud to announce that Carl Lyden has committed to attending Stevenson University in the fall of 2017. Carl was the team captain during the 2016-17 season where he led the GMHL in Points with 129 in 42 games. Coach Demasi had this to say: "We are extremely happy for Carl regarding this accomplishment. He follows the same path as our previous captain Alfred Panelin-Borg in that both players hail from Sweden, captained the team, and played here in Muskoka for 2 seasons before moving on to play NCAA hockey. Carl put up some big numbers during his two year tenure here and I am confident in his ability to continue that trend in college. I think playing two seasons here in Muskoka helped Carl get acclimated to the North American style of play which has prepared him for the college game. We take great pride in watching our players develop and move on to the next level.
Great job Carl!"
GO SHIELD GO!
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