Monday, September 26, 2011

Cortland Rolls Through Pre Pre-Season Scrimmages

The Cortland Red Dragons traveled to Ithaca's Cass Park on Saturday for a little pre pre-season action. Their first twenty minute scrimmage pitted them against the D-III runner up Oswego Lakers. An early lead, plus a 3 goal output by rookie Max Stern put them on pace to take the contest 5-2. An early statement that a Cortland is a force to be reckoned with in D-III. The following game had Cortland against Cornell. Cortland started the game out strong and carried momentum throughout the contest. A 6-1 victory over the Big Red, a D-II team, was a huge accomplishment for a young Cortland squad.

The biggest competition of the day would come in the next game. The Binghamton Bearcats were on the schedule. Last year's D-II champions would be the biggest test for Cortland. A very evenly matched game saw Cortland score just ten seconds into the scrimmage. The carried the momentum throughout the game and won 3-1. The biggest accomplishment for Cortland yet. A final game against an Ithaca team with only 4 skaters was no contest for Cortland as they skated to a 7-1 victory.

With a 4-0 day Cortland's chances of winning a D-III title is the most realistic it has ever been. Stay tuned for updates throughout the year!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cortland's First Test Comes Saturday

With tryouts in the books and the pre-season two weeks away, the Red Dragons have entered the "Pre Pre-Season" warm-up tournament. This event will be made up of teams from the area (Binghamton (DII), Cornell (DII), Cortland, Ithaca, and Oswego). Cortland will play each team once with 20-mintute running clock. With Binghamton winning ECRHA's Division II last year, it should be a big test for Cortland to see how they stack up to a D-II contender. This schedule for Saturday is as follows:

2:25- Oswego
3:40- Cornell
4:30- Binghamton
5:40- Ithaca

All games tomorrow will be played at Ithaca's Cass Park. Come out and support your Red Dragons as their quest begins for an ECRHA D-III Championship Title.

Monday, September 12, 2011

All Star Game 2011

Check out this video from last seasons D-III All-Star Game. Representing Cortland in the game was #19 Gary Krupa and #23 Tommy Farr. Although Cortland's side lost the game, Krupa and Farr each had a goal. In the video you can find these four plays by Cortland:

6:43- Farr scores to increase White's lead to 3-0
33:07- Krupa nets an assist to Ramapo's Paul Cantanzaro, White's down 7-6
43:55- Krupa scores to increase White's lead to 10-7
55:11- Farr gets denied by UMass goalie, Max Sparr

Enjoy the video, Cortland hopes to have more representatives this upcoming season.

2011-2012 Final Roster

After two talented days of tryouts, the final roster has been made for the upcoming 2011-2012 season. The following players will be dawning the Red Dragon jersey this season:

1- Lou Vetri- Goalie
2- Sean Glynn- Defense
10- Adam Gould- Forward
13- Chris Fidotta- Forward
14- Mike Barbariantz- Defense
16- CJ Gilcrist- Forward
17- Brendan Joyce- Defense
18- Bob Motto- Defense
19- Gary Krupa- Defense
23- Tommy Farr- Forward
27- Tom Hughes- Forward
29- Mike Weber- Defense
30- Jason Sartorius- Goalie
96- Max Stern- Forward

With tryouts now behind Cortland, a new season lies ahead of a very talented group of players. With pre-season set for Columbus Day weekend, October 7th, this leaves the team a short turn around to prepare. With scrimmages and practices on the horizon, there is no doubt that this new look team will come to pre-season with a fire in their eyes, ready and willing to take a championship run. Welcome to the 2011-2012 season, fourteen players with one common goal.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Change in Try-Out Location, Days

Cortland State will be holding tryouts on Saturday, September 10th at 5:30 PM and Sunday, September 11th at 12PM noon. These tryouts will be held in Homer, NY behind the Home Firehouse. If you have not yet filled out a Policy Form please do so.

The roster will be announced by Sunday evening. Good luck to all students trying out.