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Monarchs Bring Home East Coast College Cup

The Rochester Monarchs 15U team spent the weekend in Connecticut competing for the East Coast College Cup. The Monarchs started the weekend Friday afternoon with a 4-1 win over the Western Mass Vipers. Saturday morning the team beat the East Coast Wizards, racking up 8 goals to their 2. Just a few hours later the team faced the New Jersey Rockets, losing 1-0. The Monarchs were seeded second in their division after the preliminary rounds.

In Sunday morning’s semifinals the Monarchs pulled off a 3-0 win against a larger contingent from the East Coast Wizards, then rallied to a 1-0 win in a rematch against the NJ Rockets for the championship.

The 15U Monarchs are coached by Greg Schwind and Alan Barton. The team includes Dom DelVecchio, Ryan Edwards, Hayden Feck, Justin Gibb, Brendan Haims, Adam Haines, AJ Huck, Matt Klim, Patrick Kompare, Antonio Lombardo (not pictured), Nick Matzan, Michael Nicosia, Anthony Prep, Nick Schulte, Jack Stone, Quinn Tata, Jason Vent, Marco Viola and Mark Yorkey.

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Top 8 Finish at Nationals!

The scoreboard indicated a 3 – 0 final with the Monarchs on the wrong side of the ledger in their quarterfinal matchup vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite. After advancing to the championship playoffs with a 2-1 record in tournament round robin play, the girls drew a tough matchup against a team that eventually went to the title game. The team was not at full strength as some sickness trickled through the players but they persevered with wins against the Dallas Elite and Michigan State Champs Little Caesars to earn a spot in the Elite 8. Balanced scoring contributions from nine different players along with excellent goaltending were the keys to advancing. However, a talented Pittsburgh team with players from 5 different states proved too much for this first year team to overcome.

Congratulations to the girls as well as Coach Gary Moss and his staff for an outstanding season. 

Team Members: Isabel “Izzy” Allen - Ciara Barone - Jada Brenon - Morgan “Sloth” Bronstein - Rene Gangarosa - Alyssa “Ally” Gibson - Chloe Harvey - Maeghan “Kenny” Kennard - Maureen “Molly” McCabe - Madison “Maddy” McIntee - Meghan “Mac” McLachlan- Meghan “Cal-Mum” Mietlicki - Torrey Schmidt - Ashley Schoepfel - Maggie Seidenberg 

Coaches: Gary Moss, Kristina Moss, Jen Gorczynski, Tosh Farrell & Don Vaccarelli

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NY State Tier I Champions!

Late Sunday evening 3/8 the Monarchs 14U Girls Hockey Team culminated seven months of hard work and sacrifice winning the NY Girls Tier 1 State Championship with a heart stopping 1 – 0 victory over Syracuse in overtime at the Bill Grays Ice Complex on the campus of MCC. As fate would have it this ended up being the last game of NY State championship weekend involving various boys and girls age groups and it did not disappoint. It was an up and down rollercoaster of emotions as the weekend progressed as is usually the case with the intensity of these type of events.
An early morning 1 – 0 loss to Syracuse to open round robin play on Friday started the weekend on a tough note but the girls would rally that evening with a 7 – 0 win over Clifton Park to get back in the hunt. They shook off the cobwebs early Saturday AM to post a 7 – 1 victory over the Long Island Gulls. More of the same for the afternoon game as the Buffalo Regals fell victim next 5 – 0. Sundaymorning’s game against the Buffalo Bisons was now pivotal with the winner advancing to that evening’s championship game. There was a speed bump in the road as the girls fell behind 2 - 0 less than five minutes into the game. Head Coach Gary Moss used his only time out and the little break settled the nerves as the girls regrouped to go on to win 6 – 2. That set up the rematch for the title that everyone was anticipating against their thruway rivals from the east.
It seemed only right that in the end these were the two teams left standing. The game played out as advertised. Both teams brought the best out in each other. As the game ebbed and flowed it became very apparent both goalies brought their “A” game and this would be a low scoring affair. Scoring chances by both teams were shut down by two players determined to make a difference. As the game progressed the tension mounted with both teams knowing that a crucial mistake could be the difference. Of course regulation time would not be enough to decide who would go on to Green Bay to represent NY in the Nationals. A penalty midway through the first overtime tilted the odds in Syracuse’s favor. However, gritty defense along with great anticipation created a shorthanded breakaway that finished with the lone goal to bring home the championship. A classic game that will be remembered by all who had the privilege of witnessing it.
Congratulations to the following members of the Monarch Girls 14U NY State Tier 1 Championship Team:
Isabel “Izzy” Allen - Ciara Barone - Jada Brenon - Morgan “Sloth” Bronstein - Rene Gangarosa - Alyssa “Ally” Gibson - Chloe Harvey - Maeghan “Kenny” Kennard - Maureen “Molly” McCabe - Madison “Maddie” McIntee - Meghan “Mac” McLachlan- Meghan “Cal-Mum” Mietlicki - Torrey Schmidt - Ashley Schoepfel - Maggie Seidenberg
Coaches – Gary Moss, Kristina Moss, Jen Gorczynski, Tosh Farrell and Don Vaccarelli

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Patriots Day Tournament Champs!

Rochester Monarchs Pee Wee Major AAA 2002's won the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles Patriots Day Tournament this past weekend with 4-0-1 record! The boys captured their second straight tournament championship of the season. Congratulations on another great weekend!
Best of luck to the 2002 Monarchs as they prepare for the New York State Tournament in March.
Let's keep it rolling!!!

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Super Series Champions!

The Rochester Monarchs Bantam Minor 01 AAA team wins 2nd Super Series of the year in Hershey this past weekend with 5-0-1 record! It was a complete team effort all around! Outstanding goaltending, defensive and forward domination provided the effort required to capture the championship!

This weekend the Monarchs 01 AAA team reached a milestone in capturing 30+ wins! That's 4 straight seasons! Congratulations boys!!

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Rochester Americans Tournament Champs!

Congratulations to the 2002 Rochester Monarchs Pee Wee Major AAA team on winning the Rochester Americans tournament. The Monarchs went 2-0-1 in Round Robin play with a 2-2 vs the North Pittsburgh Wildcats, an 8-5 win over the Buffalo Saints and a 3-2 win over the Green Mountain Glades. Finishing 4th overall and a Semifinal game in Gold division vs the #1 Buffalo Regals. The Monarchs started out fast vs the Regals with three goals in the first then skated there way to a 3-1 win and a date in the Finals vs. the Peterborough Petes. The Championship game did not disappoint as the Petes got out to an early 2-0 lead with Penalty shot in the first minute of play and a second goal just minutes apart. The boys never gave up and were able skate there way back into the game eventually tying the game at 2 and forcing overtime. An exciting overtime period that saw the play go back and forth and a scrum in the Monarchs crease that led to the games second penalty shot that goalie Grant Riley made a big save that forced the game to a shootout for the Championship. In the shootout Teagan Spang scored and Grant made three saves to win the Championship. Congrats to all the boys on a fantastic weekend!!!!

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Pittsburgh Elite Thanksgiving Classic Champions!

After a pair of 2-1 losses to the Princeton Tiger Lilies and Milwaukee Junior Admirals , the U14 Monarch Girls had a strong finish to the tournament. They beat the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets 8-0 and upset nationally ranked Detroit Honey Baked  5-0 and went on beat the Princeton Lilies 4-1 in the semi-finals. They beat nationally ranked Pittsburgh Penguins Elite to win the championship game 2-1.

Members of the U14 Pittsburgh Elite Thanksgiving Classic Tournament team: 
Top: Coach Kristina Moss, Maggie Seidenberg, Maeghan Kennard, Chloe Harvey (C), Coach Gary Moss, Renee Gangarosa (C), Ashley Schoepfel, Maddie McIntee, Meghan Mietlicki, Isabel Allen and Coach Tosh Farrell.
Bottom: Meghan McLachlan,  Ally Gibson, Ciara Barone, Morgan Bronstein, Torrey Schmidt and goalie Jada Brenon.

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