Written by: Steve O’Brien

When the USA Warriors and Philadelphia Flyers clash on the ice a great game follows. This one was no exception. During warmups players from each team seemed on point mentally; preparing themselves for the game ahead. The first period started with the Warriors dominating the ice netting their goal early in the period on a beautiful back door shot by David Noblit. The Warriors maintained a hard fore-check in the Flyers zone resulting in a second goal by Andrew Wilson after a four shot-rebound sequence. The Warriors would continue to play hard laying out many good hits and keeping Philly on their heels.

The second period would prove to be a great one for the Flyers as they began to play tighter defensively, while bringing in a good fore-check of their own. Nobody scored in the second period but there were a plethora of great shots from the players of both teams, and even better saves by both goaltenders.

The third period saw a shift in play, with the Flyer tying up the game early with goals by Danny McDevitt, and Tim Jones. After the game was tied up the Flyers had a second wind in them playing with an aggressive fore-check, and giving the goaltender Benjamin Harrow several scoring chances and a good workout. Even with this momentum shift the Warrior’s defense would prove too resilient despite the Flyers having a few juicy chances that were ultimately denied by the great goaltending of Harrow.

The game ended in a 2-2 tie with both teams satisfied in the Congo-line and looking forward to the next game.

Written by: Steve O’Brien

The Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Freeze hit the ice on Sunday ready to play their first game of the season. Both teams skated hard in the first period; each throwing bodies into the boards and pucks at the net. The Flyers, however, had more time in the Freeze’s zone then NJ would have liked with the Flyers scoring goals scored by Jack O’Grady, and Mike Doyle with Danny McDevitt assisting on both. The Freeze, however, would not go into the second period down by two, with Jack Wallace scoring one at the end of the period.

The second period would once again see the Flyers strong fore-check; doing their best to keep the puck in NJ’s zone. Despite that hard fore-check, the Freeze would take the lead for most of the second period with goals from Nick Teodoro, and Connor Fee. Even though they were down, the Flyers were not out; with Danny McDevitt tying the game at three apiece. Nick Teodoro would once again give the Freeze the lead ending the period with a score of NJ 4 and PHL 3.

Entering the third and final period the Flyers knew what had to be done and came out stronger and more focused then they were in the previous two periods. They netted three goals starting with a beautiful two line pass from Doyle to McDevitt to tie the game at four all. Tim Jones followed with two more goals, the last of which was scored on an empty net. The game would end 6-4 with the Flyers taking the first game of the season.

Both team played exceptionally well setting the stage for the rest of the games this season.


A Unique Event - The NESHL CT Cup Sled Hockey Weekend November 15-16th

Nov 1, 2014

 The Northeast Sled Hockey League (NESHL) will host its inaugural CT Cup Tournament On Nov 15 and 16, 2014 at the Newington Arena (NA) in Newington, CT. The tournament will feature some of the most competitive sled hockey teams and athletes with disabilities in the region. 

 The NESHL, established in 2005, is a "sled hockey" league. Sled hockey, also known as sledge hockey, is the fast, exciting version of ice hockey played primarily by people with lower limb mobility impairments. Utilizing two hockey skate blades mounted under a seat, and two sled hockey sticks, players are able to skate, pass, shoot, and check. Many players in the NESHL have played on the USA Men’s or Women’s Sled Hockey Teams. This year’s games will feature 6 teams from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. 

 Courtesy of local corporate partners Hospital for Special Care, McDonalds of Newington, ConnectiCare, and Newington Arena access to the games is completely free of charge to the public. “The NESHL is excited to partner with these local partners for our inaugural event. We are extremely appreciative of the support they have afforded us” stated NESHL Commissioner Mike Ciavarro. “Our athletes compete at a high level and the games should prove to be very exciting.” 

 On Saturday Nov 15th at 4:30PM one of the NESHL’s showcase games will feature the CT Wolfpack facing off against the USA Warriors. The Warriors team comes from Maryland and is comprised of recently disabled veterans. They will be looking to upend the Wolfpack on their home ice and this should make for an interesting matchup. 

 All are welcome to come down and check out these amazing players! For a complete schedule of games please go to

About the NESHL:
The NESHL is a CT based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2005 as a means for regional Sled Hockey teams to engage in competitive, sportsmanlike hockey. We are the first-ever organized, multi-state, adult sled hockey league in the U.S, with Teams from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Western Mass, Maryland, Vermont, and Pennsylvania currently in our league. To learn more about the NESHL please visit
About the Newington Arena:
Newington Arena is a multi-use recreational facility that has two NHL ice skating rinks that cater to skaters/hockey players of all abilities. We are the home facility to various college, high school, and youth skating and hockey programs. In addition, we have party and corporate conference rooms that can host small groups to major conferences/trade shows. To learn more about NA please visit