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.
SHIELD SEASON ENDS IN DIVISION SEMI-FINALS
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 !!
The Big Red Machines
Drive to the Russell Cup!
ALL PHOTOS ARE COURTESY OF COBURN PIX.
THANKS FOR THE GREAT SHOTS RICHARD
Video Clip Shot & Produced by Bryan White
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
FORMER SHIELD CAPTAIN PANELIN-BORG SCORES 1ST NCAA GOAL
LYDEN AWARDED WITH LEAGUE TOP FORWARD & TOP SCORER
Thank You KP Manson Students, volunteers and players for participating with us in the
Santa Claus Parade!
A HUGE THANK YOU
TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS LISTED BELOW:
Your South Muskoka Shield once again had a successful season but just fell short of another trip to the division finals. The Parry Sound Islanders proved to be the stronger team in the series and went on to win the best of 5 contest 3 games to 1.
Despite winning the first game of the series 5-0, some untimely injuries to the Shield proved too much to overcome as the Islanders went on to win the next 3 games.
When asked of the season coach Demasi had this to say "It's disappointing to lose in the playoffs but I give Parry Sound credit on a very well played series. They have a strong team and in the end they deserved to win. I am proud of the season we had and the great strides our players made on and off the ice. We had lots of fun and it was a memorable season. We have a real good group of guys in that dressing room and although we were the 2nd youngest team in the league the guys played hard and earned 3rd place in the tough North Division.
I would like to thank all our fans, volunteers, sponsors and team staff for a wonderful season and I look forward to seeing everyone at the commencement of the 2017/18 season".
GO SHIELD GO!