The D1 and B team traveled down south to Ft. Myers for region play before thanksgiving break. The D1 team would get things started by taking on FGCU. Things didn’t go as planned for the knights as they fell behind 4-0 after the first period and eventually losing 8-3. Next up for the D1 team was a top D2 team of the SECRHL in Kennesaw. The knights started off slow but bounced back with a 6-4 win. The third game of the day for the D1 team was D2 team UF who the knights previously scrimmaged before the season began. The knights came out strong and never looked back, winning 9-1. The last game of the weekend for the D1 squad was FGCU again. The knights held their own for the first two periods but trailed 4-1 after two. The third period was all UCF as they stormed back with 3 unanswered goals to tie the game at 4-4. The game would go to overtime but it wouldn’t be finished their as it went to a shootout. After three rounds the teams traded goals and in the fourth the knights couldn’t convert and FGCU took advantage and won it on their fourth shot. The D1 squad knows what they are capable of and are going to come back in the spring looking for vengeance.
The B team got things going with an 11-3 win against D2 Tampa. Their next two games would be wins against Florida Affiliate 6-1 and another win against Tampa 8-1. The team they were waiting for all weekend was their last game of the weekend, FGCUs B team. Their first meeting of the season went to FGCU 9-5 with the knights falling short in the third period.
Both teams will come back for the spring ready to go in Snellville January 25-26, 2014 to keep their goals of going to nationals in full gear.
The D1 team made their way to the big apple on Halloween to take on the powerhouse teams of the ECRHA on long island. The first game of the event for D1 was against Hofstra. UCF started off slow and were not able to get things going and fell short losing 7-3. Next up was Rhode Island and the boys looked to get things going early. They did so leading 3-1 going into the third period. Rhode Island was not going to go down easy and they made a comeback after trailing 6-2, but it would end in a 6-5 win for UCF which ended up being the lone win of the weekend. The third game for D1 was against the former D2 powerhouse Northeastern. This game went back and forth the whole game with each team trading goals for three periods. However, UCF fell short losing in overtime 7-6. The last game of the weekend was against #2 ranked Neumann. The boys just couldn’t get things going the way the wanted to, falling 10-1 for the last game of the weekend.
It was a learning experience for the D1 team and they looked to bounce back two weeks later in Ft. Myers.
Both the D1 and B squads came ready to play on opening weekend in Snellville, located just 45 minutes from Atlanta. The B team kicked things off with an overtime thriller against Bethel, winning with a final score of 4-3. They would beat V-Tech later that day by a score of 7-1, and Bethel once more with a score of 5-2. On sunday the B squad fell just short of beating V-tech for a second time, losing 6-5.
In D1 action, the Knights destroyed a weak FAU team 15-3. Next up was a hard fought game against #7 Bethel University where the Knights fell just short, 4-2. The next mornings match up featured a game against #25 ECU, who knocked UCF out of the regional tourney last season. UCF came ready to play and took the game 9-4. The final game of the weekend was a rematch against Bethel. Despite being down 5-1, UCF rallied back to make the game 5-4, nearly tying the score up.
All in all the weekend was a great showing by both squads, and hinted of great things to come.
The schedule for opening weekend has been announced!
Congrats to Cooper Knicely on being named captain for the 2013-2014 season! David Dillon and Shane Tamaddon will serve as assistant captains.
Note: If your name does not appear we will keep your information and may contact you as needed. The list is not set in stone, and additional cuts may be made after the first few weeks of the season. View the “Roster” tab for full details.
- David Dillon (A)
- Shane Tamaddon (A)
- Jake Peterson
- David Novalis
- Cooper Knicely (C)
- Danny Taule
- Danny Bramhall
- John Jennings
- Alex Goldstein
- Austin Merrell
- Tyler Gilbert
- Scott Obymako
- Jason Burkhardt
- Matt Merritt
- Roman Makarov
- Josh Staskus
- Justin Burkhardt
- Jordan Krouss
- Jamison Tisdail
- Scott Gilbreath
- Al Amodeo
- Andres Perez