AW Holds season ending celebration

Following the Winter Sports awards assembly at the high school, players, parents, siblings, and friends adjourned to Shawn's Irish tavern.  Refreshments were served along with some great food.  The following awards were given:

Top Defensive Player of the Year: Sam Spencer
Top Offensive Player of the Year: Cal Johnson
Most Improved: Cody Bowman
Most Valuable Player: Chris Podbielniak

The Power Players held elections for the following year:

President: Dave Trautlein
Vice President: Nichole Raimonde
Secretary: Lori Breese (returning)
Treasurer: Kris Zielinski (returning)

AW bows out of State Playoffs with a 5-1 loss to Bowling Green

The Generals jumped out to 1-0 lead on a shot from the blue line by Austin Pennell, but BG scored 5 unanswered goals to move on in the State playoffs.  This ends the 2012-2013 season for the Generals.  Thanks go out to everyone who made this a fun and successful  season.  The team will be recognized at the annual Winter Sports Awards at AW High School on March 12.

Brandon Zielinski nominated for BCSN Weekend Warrior of the Year

Click here to vote for Brandon. 

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AW Defeats Springfield 11-1 to advance
Generals to meet Bowling Green February 19 6:00PM at Tam-O
Click here for the State Tournament NW bracket

State Playoffs Begin Friday February 15
AW faces Springfield in the first round 6:00 PM at Tam-O-Shanter.

Click here for the State Tournament NW bracket

AW Loses heartbreaker to Maumee in closing minutes of the White Division Playoff
After falling behind 4-1, the Generals stormed back with a short-handed goal by Chris Miller  to tie the game at 4-4 with less than 5 minutes to play in the 3rd period.  Maumee scored their 5th goal on a power play to seal the victory.  Brandon Zielinski and Chris Miller both scored two goals in this game.

White Division Playoff Underway
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Update: AW defeated Southview 3-0 to advance to the finals where they will meet Maumee, who defeated Lake to reach the finals.  The game will be played at 11:00 AM February 10 at Tam-O.  Please come out to support the team!

Perrysbury defeated Ottawa Hills 6-2 in a preliminary round to advance , where they then fell to the Generals 3-1.
Anthony Wayne takes on  Southview Saturday February 9, 9:30 PM at Tam-O-Shanter.  Maumee plays Lake at 7:30 preceding the General's game.

Thanks to everyone that attended the breakfast at Shawn's Irish Tavern - and thanks once again to Shawn's for sponsoring the event.

Ryan Raimonde nominated for BCSN Weekend Warrior

Backkup goalie Ryan Raimonde had 1 goals and 2 assists against Fremont Ross, and earned a win against Springfield in net.

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AW Hockey Fund Raiser
A breakfast at Shawn’s Irish Tavern in Waterville will be held Saturday, February 9 from 8:30-12. Tickets are $5 for the buffet. Drinks (Coffee, juice, etc.) are extra.  Team members will be on hand to bus the tables.  Tickets can be purchased from any team parent, and will be available at the door.  Click here to reach a ticket seller.

Chris Miller nominated for BCSN Weekend Warrior

Chris had 5 goals against Fremont Ross and is a team leader in points.

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February 1: AW - Maumee Game to benefit Josie Langsdorf

Josie's daughters attend AW schools. She has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. We are trying to help raise money for her to achieve her bucket list. We will be having a silent auction, 50/50, and individual item drawings during the game.

The gate will open and the silent auctuion will start at 6:30 (game time 7:00) and will conclude at the end of the second period.

Support the team and Josie by attending this game.

AW Clinches National Conference White Division Championship

At this point in the season with a 10-0 record in league play,  the Generals have clinched the National Conference White Division Championship.

Go Generals! Beat Maumee!

AW Icer to head to Washington DC
AW Forward Julia Phillips to be a Senate Page

Congratulations go out to Julia, who will spend the spring session in Washington working as a Senate page from Jan. 28 until June 7.  This means she will miss the conclusion of this year's hockey season.  Fortunately, she will be eligible to return for her Senior year.  Julia is featured in a Toledo Blade article that you can read here.

AW Hockey featured in Toledo Blade article
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January 5: AW 2, Perrysburg 0
Tam-O 2: Chris Podbielniak held Perrsyburg scoreless for the second time this season in this game that honored all the seniors on the team.  Brandon Zielinski scored in the 1st period, and the score remained 1-0 until late in the game when Chris Miller scored on an empty net.

Thanks go out to Mrs. Hoelrich who was the winner of our 50/50 raffle at Saturday’s game, which she donated back to the hockey team.

Seniors were  honored in a pre-game ceremony.  Shown below with their parents, from left to right:

Chris Podbielniak, Sam Spencer, Harrison Pawliski, Chris Miller, Cal Johnson, Rob Brubaker, Chad Bialecki

The crowd was entertained by the AW Pep Band, who played the AW Alma Matter at the conclusion of the game, while the team saluted the fans.

A drop-in style alumni game follwed the high school game. See the Alumni page for a list of participants.
2013 Alumni Game 

January 4: AW 5, Southview 2
BGSU Ice Arena: Chris Podbielniak held Southview to 2 goals on 22 shots.  Goal scoreres were Cal Johnson (2), Cole Breese, Rob Brubaker, and Brandon Zielinski.  Assists came from Sam Spencer (2), Cody Bowman, Chris Miller, and Brandon Zielinski (2).

Cal Johnson nominated for BCSN Weekend Warrior

Cal had 2 goals and 4 assists against Whitmer on December 29th, and leads the team in assists.

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Wear White to the game January 5!

Cheer the Generals on to victory over Perrysburg!

Senior players tribute night!

Alumni Game! (Before or after, TBA)!

Present Jr. High / Future AW Generals hockey players get in FREE!  Pick up a form in the Jr. High office to bring to the game and get in FREE and get a T-shirt as well!

AW Pep Band will fire up the crowd to support the Generals!

Dec 29: AW 8, Whitmer 6

Nine goals were scored in the first period, but both teams tightened up the defense in the latter periods.   AW expanded their lead to two goals by the end of the 3rd period to take the win.  Brandon Zielinski had a had trick, and Cal Johnson had four assists.

Dec 28: AW 6, Clay 2
The AW Pep Band fired up the Generals as they went on to defeat Caly 6-2 in this NHC league game at the Huntington Center.  A series of games were played this day to raise money for  paralyzed former Clay hockey player Kyle Cannon.  This game was also recorded by BCSN.  The game is tentatively scheduled for replay on January 7 at 1:00 AM.  Set your DVR.

Kyle Cannon Benefit Game December 28 3:00 PM at the Huntington Center

Come and watch the Generals play Clay in a game to benefit paralyzed former Clay hockey player Kyle Cannon at the Huntington Center, home of the Walleye.  Tickets can be obtained from any AW hockey player or parent, as well as at the door.  Your ticket is also redeemable for a Walleye regular season game.  This is the 4th year the benefit will be held for Kyle.  Please help with this worthy cause by attending the game.

Generals Capture  Ottawa Park Winter Classic Crown

AW made it to the finals of this points based, round robin tournament, facing Southview.
During round robin play Southview captured 4 out of 5 points from AW (actual score 2-1), but in the final the Generals dominated the play,  winning the game 5 goals to 1.

Additional Photos

AW Annual Alumni Game January 5 2013
The second annual alumni game will be held January 5 either preceding or following the Varsity game vs. Perrysburg.  Click here for details.

AW Takes both Games Dec 14, 15

Dec. 14, Tam-O: AW defeated Southview 5-3.
Dec 15, Tam-O: AW defeated Ottawa Hills 10-0 in a mercy shortened game.  Ryan Raimonde and Alec Smith each played a period to record the shut-out.  Chris Podbielniak played center in this game and scored the 1st goal.

AW Splits Games Dec 8, 9
Dec. 8, Adrian MI: AW 2, Mt. Clemens Prep 4.  The Generals played well but fell to Mt. Clemens, whose 4th goal was on an empty net.  Alec Smith and Chris Podbielniak split the game in net.  Cal Johnson and Rob Brubaker scored for AW.

Dec. 9, Fremont: AW 12, Fremont Ross 0 in a mercy shortened game.  Ryan Raimonde played the first period in goal, shutting out the Little Giants.

AW Defeats Lake 7-4
The Lake Flyers made a good showing in this game that benefitted Toys for Tots.  AW Goals were scored by Mike McDougall, Chris Miller (2), Cal Johnson, Harrison Pawliski, Brandon Zielinski, and Austin Pennell. Cody Bowman contributed an assist.  Chris Podbielniak recorded the win in net.

Special camo jerseys were worn by the Generals to honor the US Marines.
Camo Jerseys

AW Opens 2012-2013 NHC season with win over Perrysburg

AW put up 5 goals to none for Perrysburg in a NHC White division contest on November 30.  Goal scorers were Mike McDougall, Chris Miller, Harrison Pawliski, Brandon Zielinski, and Julia Phillips.  Assists came from Cal Johnson (3), Cody Bowman, Chris Miller, Austin Pennell, and Brandon Zielinski.  Chris Podbielniak made 26 saves on 26 shots to record the shut-out.

Julia Phillips scoring team goal #5 on the evening.

Free admission to Saturday's game (Dec 1) if you bring a new unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots.

AW opens league play this weekend with two games at Tam-O. Come out and support the Generals this weekend!

Friday 7:30 vs. Perrysburg
Saturday 9:00 vs. Lake

Thanksgiving Tournament Results
The Generals traveled to Columbus for a Thanksgiving weekend tournament.  AW split their games with two wins and two losses.  The weekend was capped off with a victory over Dublin Scioto.  In a curfew shortened game, AW outscored their opponent 9-0.  Goals were scored as follows:

Mike McDougall (2)
Cal Johnson
Chris Miller
Julia Phillips
Brandon Zielinski
Austin Pennel
Carson Bales
Sam Spencer

League play begins this Friday. Come out and support the Generals at Tam-O this weekend!

AW Hockey apparel available on line!
November 18 deadline to order.

Formal Practice Begins November 6 2012
See calendar to the right.

AW Hockey at Roche de Boufe September 22
AW Hockey will help with traffic control and setup.  AW will also have a booth.  Make our presence known in the community.  Contact the Secretary to sign up.

Northwest Hockey Conference News
2012-2013 Season Changes

White and Blue Divisions Combine, Bedford moves up to Red

The White Division will consist of AW, Fremont Ross, Clay, Lake, Maumee, Ottawa Hills, Perrysburg, Springfield, Sylvania Southview, and Whitmer.

Jeri Hoellrich, AW High School Principal, assumes the role of President of the NHC
In what can only be seen as a positive note for AW Hockey, Jeri Hoellrich will be the Northwest Hockey Conference President for the 2012-2013 season.  Thanks go out to Ms. Hoellrich for taking on this responsibility.

Tam-O July tournament Results

AW Hockey started out the 2012-2013 season with mixed results.  The Generals were soundly defeated by Findlay and St. Johns, but rallied back to tie Northview and then pound Springfield 11-1.  The weekend saw the return of Chris Aubry to the team.  Two new members made their debut - goalie Alec Smith who played with Lake last season, and Austin
Pennell, a sophomore who played with Honey Baked in the AAA Little Caesar's league last year.  The AW Hockey family welcomes them to the fold, and we look forward to a great season with these new and returning players.


Tam-O Tournament Schedule

Come out and support the team as they open the 2012-2013 Season

Friday, July 27th 9:30pm vs. Findlay-yellow

Saturday, July 28th 11:00am vs. St. Johns-gold

9:30pm vs. Northview

Sunday, July 29th 9:00am 4th Place East and West

10:30am 3rd Place East and West

12:00pm 2nd Place East and West

1:30pm 1st Place East and West

Coaching Change Announcement

Troy Boze named Head Coach

Troy Boze replaces Derek Helmke as AW Hockey Head Coach.   Steve Boehme again will be assistant coach.  New to the coaching staff this year is Ted Tucker. Ted was goalie for the Toledo Goaldiggers in the 1970's when they won the Riley Cup with the likes of Paul Tantardini, Ian McPhee and others. 
The coaching staff is looking forward to working with the players and having an exciting and successful year!

Preparation for 2012-2013 Begins!
Please spread the word to any eligible players.

Practice Schedule Update

  • Monday, July 9 @ 4:00 PM
  • Monday, July 16 @ 4:00 PM
  • Monday, July 23 @ 9:00 PM to 10:20 PM
  • Tuesday, July 24 @ 9:00 to 10:20 PM.
All practices at Tam-O-Shanter

July 27th-29th TBD (One game on Fri, Two games on Saturday, one game on Sunday)

Please contact Rick Brubaker with your attendance status for each of the above.