Stay Connected

Facebook

Twitter

Latest Game Results

View All Game Results

2/4/2017 - League

Jr Royals
NJ Wildcats
6
1

1/28/2017 - League

Metro Moose
Jr Royals
5
7

1/21/2017 - League

Jr Royals
Scranton
3
8

1/22/2017 - League

Jr Royals
NJ Renegades
5
2

1/12/2017 - League

Metro Moose
Jr Royals
1
3

12/10/2016 - League

NJ Renegades
Jr Royals
0
6

12/4/2016 - League

Jr Royals
Metro Moose
5
1

12/3/2016 - League

Jr Royals
Exton
11
3

11/20/2016 - League

Jr Royals
Wilkes Barre
5
4

11/19/2016 - League

Jr Royals
Wilkes Barre
8
3

11/13/2016 - League

Central Penn
Jr Royals
1
4

11/12/2016 - League

Elton Bulls
Jr Royals
1
15

Our Sponsors

 

 

NORTH  SHORE
THREAD & INK
Official Embroiderer
for the Jr Royals
(631) 278-2696


 

Our Latest News & Events


Team News

10

The Long Island Royals vaulted into third place in the Mullen Division with a 5-3-2 overall record after blowout wins against the New York Saints and defending Keegan Cup champion New Jersey Rockets. In between the 6-1 and 5-1 victories, Ken Hoey's squad also suffered a 6-5 loss to the New York Fighting Metro Moose at Dix Hills Ice Rink, ending the team's regular season home winning streak at 12.

Long Island was able to take advantage of an early switch in net for the Saints on Saturday, as Phil Babb replaced goalie Tyler Stark after just one period. With the Royals leading 1-0 after a Matt O'Shaughnessy goal, Joe Bonsignore added to the Royals lead early in the second period by putting the puck past Babb on the power play on a feed from Nick Tarasco. The goal was the first of three power play scores in the period for the Royals, who never looked back in their first contest of the season against the Moose. Corey Cairo preserved the shutout by making 15 saves and Ian Wallace stopped seven shots before letting up a goal by Christopher Rovero with six seconds remaining in the game.

There was very little even strength hockey in Sunday's matchup when the Royals hosted the New York Fighting Metro Moose. Cairo drew the first penalty of the game and Moose captain Steven Leonard gave the Moose an early 1-0 lead. Leonard scored again 10 minutes later, but a Tarasco tip in put the Royals on the board. Anthony Koslow did not play in the game, but new offensive power emerged on the Royals second and third lines. Matt Araujo and Chris DeAngelis scored their second goals of the season and Noah Wild netted his first. O'Shaughnessy and Tarasco teamed up on one more scoring play in the final seconds of the second period to pull the Royals ahead 5-3, but Long Island would not score again. The Moose charged back with a three goal run capped by an Owen Frizalone goal on the power play at the 14:46 mark. Leonard got the assist his to give him three points on the afternoon. 

By the time the final horn sounded the Royals were 2-for-14 on the power play while the Moose converted on three of their 11 man advantages in the 6-5 affair.

An O'Shaughnessy hat trick gave the Royals a 5-1 win in a rare weekday game against the Rockets on Tuesday in Dix Hills. The game was closely contested in the first two periods, as Vladimir Linchuk scored on a breakaway in the second period to tie the score and the Rockets defense killed off a penalty for nearly five minutes. Koslow penetrated the New Jersey defense and added a goal of his own to put the Royals ahead 2-1 at the end of the second period with help from O'Shaughnessy and Tarasco. Brett Rooney and O'Shaughnessy both scored in the third and Cairo made 21 saves to seal the win.

O'Shaughnessy continues to lead the MJHL with 13 goals, while his line mate Tarasco has the most assists in the league with 12 in 10 games this season.

The Royals will play three games in as many days during the Columbus Day weekend at the MJHL Kickoff Showcase in Hudson, N.H. Their first matchup is against the host Northern Cyclones at 5:20 p.m. Saturday. Long Island will then travel to the Breakaway Ice Center in Tewksbury, Mass., to face off against the Cranston Reds and Philadelphia Little Flyers on Sunday and Monday, respectively. 

Story by Kevin McCall





Posted in: Team News
30

Scoring duo emerges and goalie returns for Long Island in division showcase by Kevin McCall

Matt O'Shaughnessy and Anthony Koslow broke out for the Long Island Royals at the MJHL Central Division Showcase last weekend at the Ice House in Hackensack New Jersey. The two top-line wingers combined for eight of the Royals 11 goals in the four games and 13 points in the opening showcase of the 2013-14 season.

 The Royals followed three straight losses, two of which were by a single goal, with a 3-1 win Sunday against the Hartford Junior Wolfpack.
The weekend also marked the return of goaltender Corey Cairo to the Royals. Cairo played 40 games between the pipes for Long Island last season and posted a .900 save percentage.

O'Shaughnessy and Koslow ignited the Royals power play with scores in the first 25-minute half of Friday's contest against the New York Fighting Metro Moose, but the Moose had built an early three goal lead and eventually earned a 6-2 victory. Dominic Lamanno made 13 saves in net for the Moose, which outshot the Royals 29-15.

Cairo made his season debut against the defending Keegan Cup champion New Jersey Rockets on Saturday and was tested throughout the game. Koslow netted his third and fourth goals of the season before Rockets defenseman Daniel Tetzlaff tied the game at two with 4:25 remaining. Cairo helped keep the game deadlocked  in overtime and finished with 24 saves, but couldn't stop a shot from New Jersey forward Mitchell Crenshaw in the shootout that made it 3-2 in favor of the Rockets.

 Later that night the Royals faced off against a new Mullen Division opponent, the Brewster Bulldogs, in a see-saw affair. Forward Joe Bonsignore, Koslow and MJHL First Star of the Week Nick Tarasco helped build a 3-2 Royals lead in the first half. Brewster regained a one-goal advantage with strikes from forwards Christopher Hagan and Zachary White in the second period, but Koslow scored on a feed from O'Shaughnessy to tie the score at four. Brewster forward Andrew Schauer netted the game-winner just 15 seconds later and the Royals fell to the Bulldogs 5-4.

 O'Shaughnessy finished the contest with a pair of assists to give him four for the weekend. He is currently tied with Cranston Reds forward Michael Pesola for the MJHL scoring lead with seven goals. Brewster remained unbeaten on the season with the win.

 The Royals held the Wolfpack scoreless until the 15:32 mark of the second half of Sunday's matchup and a pair of goals by O'Shaughnessy helped Long Island hold on to a 2-1 lead. An empty netter by Bonsignore in the final minute sealed the third Royals win of the season, a game that ended 3-1. Cairo stopped 21 shots by the Wolfpack to earn his first victory of the 2013-14 campaign.

 Long Island sits in fourth place in the Mullen Division with a record of 3-2-0-2. The Royals will face off against the New York Saints at 7:30 p.m. Saturday before hosting the third place New York Metro Fighting Moose at 2 p.m. Sunday in Dix Hills Ice Arena for Pink the Rink night.

Posted in: Team News
23

Royals tame Wildcats for first wins of 2013-14 season
by Kevin McCall

A combination of returning and new players powered the Long Island Royals to two victories in three games against the Jersey Wildcats to open the 2013-14 regular season.

 The Royals began their run toward a third consecutive Mullen Division title with a disappointing 7-6 shootout loss to Jersey on Sept. 14 at Aspen Ice in Randolph, N.J. But Ken Hoey's squad charged back with a 5-1 win in its home opener Saturday before taking the rubber game of the series 6-5 on Sunday. A different goaltender started in net for the Royals in all three games.  

With the Royals facing a 4-3 deficit heading into the third period of the season opener, forwards Brandon McLennan and Matt O'Shaugnessy scored on Gennaro Anzevino within the first minute of the final period of regulation to put Long Island up 5-4. After Ryan Muscatella put the Wildcats ahead forward Joe Bonsignore sent the game into overtime with his first goal of the season, which came unassisted at the 17:56 mark. The contest moved into a shootout after a scoreless overtime period and Muscatella fired the puck past Royals goaltender Ian Wallace for the game-winner. Muscatella finished with a game-high three goals while Royals defenseman Brett Rooney dished out three assists. 

 O'Shaughnessy and Nick Tarasco proved to be a lethal combination of forwards on Long Island's top line when the team hosted the Wildcats on Saturday in Dix Hills. Tarasco had a hand in all three first period goals, assisting on the first and third and scoring the second on Anzevino. Rooney added a power play goal in front of the net for the Royals to put the team up the 3-0 after the first frame. Each side scored in the second period, but Royals goalie Sal Lauretta didn't let anything go by him for the remainder of the game. He stopped 17 of the 18 shots he faced in his first start of the season.  

The Royals' victory at the Dix Hills Ice Arena was the 12th consecutive regular season win at home dating back to the 2012-13 season.

 Five goals in the final period of Sunday's matchup in Randolph helped the Royals rebound from a slow start. In a penalty-ridden second period, forward Chris DeAngelis connected with forward Harry Wilmerding to cut the Wildcats' lead to 3-1. Forward Anthony Koslow assisted on two goals for O'Shaughnessy, who finished the game with three, but the Wildcats made the contest interesting with a power play score from Gage Malinowski with two and a half minutes to go. John Burgdoerfer was able to seal the win in net for the Royals down the stretch.

 The Royals have still not lost in regulation this season, as the team is taking a 2-0-1 record into this weekend's MJHL Central Division Showcase at the Ice House in Hackensack. The four showcase games will include a matchup against the two-time defending champion New Jersey Rockets.

 You can catch the Royals in their next home game at 2 p.m. October 6 when they face off against the New York Metro Fighting Moose in another Mullen Division matchup.


Posted in: Team News
23

The Long Island Jr Royals player of the game for Saturdays home opener was #97 Nick Tarasco.   Nick led the Royals to a 5-1 win over the Jersey Wildcats with 2 goals and 2 assists.

 

Posted in: Team News
28

The Jr. Royals are accepting requests from players (forwards & defense) to conduct walk on tryouts for the 2013-2014 Long Island Jr. Royals team that will compete in the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League this coming season.

 Requests for a walk on tryout should be e-mail to Johnz@LIRoyalsjrs.com

Posted in: Team News
27

The Long Island Junior Royals Hockey Team is looking for good ‘homes away from home’ to house a Jr. Royals Hockey Player for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.

To obtain additional information  on becoming a host family click here.

To speak with a staff member about becoming a host / billet family......

Posted in: Team News
10

On Sunday night at the Dix Hills Ice Arena the Jr. Royals took game #3  from the New Jersey Rockets to clinch the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League Mullen Division Title.   

After finishing the MJHL regular season with a record of  31 wins and six loses the Jr Royals either showed they don’t like playing on Friday nights or wanted to keep it interesting.    By finishing in first place in the regular season the Royals won the right to host the first and third game of the playoff series.   In the first round of the playoffs vs. the fourth place Metro Moose the Royals dropped game #1  5-1 with it’s first home loss of the season.   With their backs against the wall the Royals came back to win game #2   with a score of 3-2.   On Sunday evening the Royals were home for the  win or be done game #3 and stepped it up to crush the Moose  7-2.

In the second round of playoffs for the Mullen Division Title the Royals once again hosted game #1 at Dix Hills and showed that Friday night is  not alright.   The Royals dropped game #1 to the  New Jersey Rockets with a final score of  5-3.   Game #2 saw the Royals once again with a must win game at the Prudential Center and stepped up to take the win  3-1.   Game #3 was again winner take all with the Royals putting it in the next gear to take a decided win with a score of  7-3.

With the Mullen Division win the Royals move on  in two weeks to the  MJHL League Championship, Keegan Cup.



Posted in: Team News
04

In the first round of the three game playoff series the first place Jr. Royals hosted the Metro Fighting Moose  in a best of three game series.

Game one at Dix Hills Arena went the way of the Moose with the Royals on the losing end of a  5-1 game.   Game #2 at the Aviator Rink was too close to call in regulation with it going into overtime with a 2-2 score.     With three minutes into overtime JT Hall got his third goal of the game to put the win into the Royals side to force a game three.

Game #3 at Dix Hills was the Royals of old putting up seven goal for a 7-2 win.   For the second game in a row JT Hall got a hat trick leading the Royals into the second round playoffs starting Friday March 8th @ 8;00pm at Dix Hills Arena.

Posted in: Team News
25

The Jr Royals came out fired up for their last league game of the season against the NJ Rockets with a 7-3 win.   The Royals had already clinched first place in the Mullen Division with a 31-5 record and will host the first round of playoff March 1,2 and 3rd at the Dix Hills Ice Arena.

Posted in: Team News
07

The Long Island Royals hosted their first Ronald McDonald House Championship Game in Dix Hills Arena last night, defeating the Empire Junior Hockey League's New York Apple Core 4-1 to earn the trophy. 

While the event was an exhibition game for both sides, the Royals showcased their lineup depth and got offensive power and stingy defense from younger players.  

Royals forward Joe Bonsignore scored the first of Long Island's four goals halfway through the first period to send the team into the locker room with a 1-0 lead before the game's only intermission. Forward Zachary Shields got hot midway through the second period, scoring off two deflections in a five-minute span to extend the lead to 3-0. 

Apple Core would show signs of life a little later in the period, snapping an 0 for 14 power play drought on a goal from forward Nolan Pues. Shields completed the natural hat trick a few minutes later however with a shot that sailed past Apple Core backup goaltender Christoph Mutschin. Shields was named Player of the Game.

Bonsignore and Shields came into yesterday's matchup with four goals between them all season. Long Island used all three goalies in the contest with Corey Cairo playing the first five minutes. Patrick Cavanaugh split the rest of the game with Trevor von Kampen, who surrendered the only Apple Core goal. Royals defensemen Mike Cartwright, Brandon Keating, Chris Zaverdas and Chris Calandra kept the Royals lead in tact with a bruising forecheck throughout the evening. 

Admission to the game was a suggested donation of $10 with all proceeds going to the Long Island Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park, N.Y. New York Community Foundation, Astoria Federal Savings and Capital One Bank partnered with the charity to sponsor the game.

Head Coach Ken Hoey and the rest of the Royals will look to seize the Mullen Division crown with two-game series against the New Jersey Junior Titans this weekend at Howell Ice World.

Story by Kevin McCall


Posted in: Team News
Page 7 of 11First   Previous   2  3  4  5  6  [7]  8  9  10  11  Next   Last