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SJ Jr. Sharks Squads Fare Well In Tournaments Across North America

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
Pee Wee AA (Buffalo, NY):
Head Coach: Andy Buchanan
Asst: Dan Schoenberg
Team Mgr: Sue Platt
 
The Sharks Pee-Wee AA team completed their incredible season over the weekend by falling to the Afton Americans – the eventual National Champions – in the semifinals by a score of 4-2. The teams entered the third period tied 2-2 until Afton struck for two goals within a span of two minutes late in the period to pull away. Forward Tyler Filizetti (San Jose – Almaden) paced the team with four goals and six points – placing him 10th in tournament scoring. Goaltender Aaron Kahn (Berkeley) stopped 122 of 133 shots for a 2.03 GAA and a .917 SVG, good for 6th among tournament goaltenders. The Jr. Sharks finished their season with a record of 42-17-4 and outscored their opponents 332-142. Congratulations to the Pee Wee AA team for an incredible season!  To see the team’s complete tournament record, please click here: http://www.usahockey.com/2007_nationals/buffalot212u/main/t212u_sked/
 
 
Midget 18AA (Fraser, Mich.):
Head Coach: Justin Alonzo
Asst: Sean Castagna
Team Mgr: Marcie Conroy
 
The Jr. Sharks finished the tournament with a record of 1-2 and did not make the quarterfinals. Their lone tournament victory came against the Butler Valley Dawgs (Maryland) by a score of 5-3. Forwards Arthur Arias (South San Jose) and Mark Francis (South San Jose - son of Sharks game day equipment assistant Mark Francis) led the team in scoring with three points each (1G, 2A). The Jr. Sharks Midget 18AA team finished their season with a record of 47-16-6.
 
Jr. Sharks forward Patrick Castagna (San Jose – Almaden) won the OVERALL Easton Skills competition for skaters by compiling the most points in the four contests listed below:
Fastest Skater – top 5 finisher
Puck Relay – top 5 finish
Catch & shoot (on a goaltender, not targets): First place (3 goals in 5 shots)
Breakaway Challenge (5 breakaway attempts within 40 second time span): First place (3 goals in 5 attempts)
 
To see a complete tournament recap, click here: http://www.usahockey.com/2007_nationals/frasert218u/main/t218u_sked/
 
 
Girls 12U (Logitech Ice):
Head Coach: Jamie Baker
Assistants: Dave Barnard, Rod Hume
Team Mgr: Lou-Ann Gallagher
 
The Jr. Sharks – coached by Sharks Radio Color Commentator Jamie Baker – lost to a top-ranked Little Ceasars team in the final game to finish the tournament with a record of 0-3. Sharks goaltender Monica Elvin (Oakland) was solid in net, stopping 38 of the 47 shots she faced. Complete tournament standings & statistics can be found here: http://www.usahockey.com/2007_nationals/sanjoseg12u/main/12u/
 
 
Girls 14U (Logitech Ice):
Head Coach: Nik Stock
Assistants: Dan Ferguson, Margaret Aiken, Carrie Roscelli
Team Mgr: Peggy Gale
 
Despite strong efforts in each of their games, the Jr. Sharks Girls 14U team finished the tournament with a record of 0-3. Forward Delina Perez (North San Jose) led the team in scoring with two points (both assists) and goaltender Jordan Ferguson (Sunnyvale) was solid in compiling a .909 save percentage. The Jr. Sharks finished the season with a record of 17-25-2.
 
Sharks goaltender Taylor Gustin (San Jose-Campbell) won the Breakaway Relay competition for goaltenders by stopping 4 of the 5 shots she faced.
 
To see the team’s complete tournament results, please click here: http://www.usahockey.com/2007_nationals/sanjoseg14u/main/14u/
 
 
Girls 16U (Logitech Ice):
Head Coach: Tom Pederson
Assistants: Rod Romanchuk, Tim Carlson
Team Mgr: Jonni Hall
 
After starting off tournament play with a 2-0 record, the team lost a heartbreaker to Honeybaked in their 3rd game and then lost to their quarterfinal game to the Cal Selects to finish the tournament with a 2-2 record. Forwards Paula Romanchuk (San Jose – Silver Creek) (1 goal, 6 assists) and Cori Myers (San Jose-Willow Glen, five goals, two assists) tied for the 7th in scoring with 7 points each. Myers was tied for 2nd in the tournament with 5 goals. Goaltender Meghan Gallagher from Roseville was a rock in net stopping 94 of the 107 shots she faced. The team finished the season with a record of 22-17-8.
 
Sharks forward Rachel Llanes won the “Catch & Shoot” event of the EASTON Skills Competition, making 1 of 6 shots.
 
To see the team’s complete tournament results, please click here: http://www.usahockey.com/2007_nationals/sanjoseg16u/main/16u/
 
 
Girls 19U (Logitech Ice):
Head Coach: Tom Pederson
Assistants: Nik Stock, Tim Watters
Team Mgr: Christina Wilson
 
The team finished with an 0-3 record after playing many of the toughest teams in the tournament. Team captain Amber Moore (Sunnyvale), who has committed to Cornell University next season, led the team in goals with two and forward Ashley Hickey (Los Gatos) led the team in points with three (all assists). Forward Jessi Waters (Menlo Park), who has committed to Colgate University next season, finished the tournament with one goal. The team finished the season with a record of 12-19-2. To see the team’s complete tournament results, please click here: http://www.usahockey.com/2007_nationals/sanjoseg19u/main/19u/
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